River Road Show

49th Annual River Road Show

A National Juried Art Competition
$4,000+ Cash and Prizes



September 4 – September 27, 2018
Louisiana State Archives Gallery
Baton Rouge, LA



Iain Stewart


front view of Louisiana State Archives building

exhibited at the
Louisiana State Archives Gallery
3851 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA
Open Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Gallery is free and open to the public

crowd of people at the River Road Show reception in 2016

2018 Exhibition

This year 137 artists entered 407 works of art in the 49th Annual National River Road Show. Thirty-five of these artists are from outside the state of Louisiana. The juror, Iain Stewart, selected 70 paintings produced by 70 artists from 10 states, that will be exhibited in the show at the Louisiana State Archives Gallery in Baton Rouge in September 2018.

Exhibiting Artists – Accepted Works

  • Fran Abrams, MA     Wrap Me Softly, Mixed Media
  • Jo-Ann Adams, LA     The Chameleon’s Dilemma, Watercolor
  • Young Allen, LA     Fresh Cut Roses, Watercolor
  • Margaret Bayalis, FL     Masquerade, Oil
  • Theresa Beaubouef, LA     Along the Way, Acrylic
  • Lana Bernard Toniolo, LA     Swamp Pop II, Watercolor
  • Judi Betts, LA     Mexican Morning Market, Watercolor Collage
  • Carolyn Biggio, LA     Abita, Oil
  • Monica Bishara, LA     Bonjour Louisiana, Watercolor
  • Donna Bland, TX     Bales and Barns, Oil
  • Maria Boudreaux, LA     Sushi I, Acrylic
  • Cindy Brabec-King, CO     Cotton, Wool and Tin, Watercolor
  • Lynn Breaux, LA     New Orleans Jazz, Metal Sculpture
  • William Buck, LA     Prairie Strong, Watercolor
  • Cheryl Caro, LA     Heart and Soul, Color Pencil
  • Nanci Charpentier, LA     Corn Yellow Silk and Golden Sunlight I Remember, Oil
  • Terri Dakmak, LA     Gator Watch, Watercolor
  • Keith Douglas, LA     Brass Man, Acrylic
  • Kathleen Durdin, FL     Waiting for the Sale II, Watercolor
  • Emily Efferson, LA     Abbeyville Hay Rolls, Watercolor
  • Betty Efferson, LA     Flutter, Acrylic and Inks
  • Elaine Erikson, LA     Canna Lily, Acrylic
  • Deana Evstefeeva, LA     The Old Abthinse House, Oil
  • Albert Faggard, TX     Nevermore, Oil
  • Todd Folsom, GA     Uninvited, Oil
  • Samuel Fuller Jr, TX     Piano Blues, Mixed Media
  • Cameron Galloreese, CA     Winter Pounce, Oil on canvas
  • Stan Goldberg, LA     A Red Handkerchief, Watercolor
  • Paul Hitchen, MA     Looking for American-Straton, Acrylic
  • Stephanie Holznecht, WI     Feeding the Fire Dragon, Mixed Media
  • Ron Hooper, LA     YMCA Camp Forbing Boat House, Acrylic
  • Ken Hopel, LA     The Way to the Fishing Spot, Oil
  • Naja Isabelle, LA     The Backbone, Mixed Media
  • Jim Jeansonne, LA     Et Qui T’est Toi (And Who Are You), Woodcut Print
  • Ellen Jenkins, LA     Reflections, Watercolor
  • Mariana Kalacheva, LA     My Whimsical Plovdiv, Mixed Media
  • Donna Kilbourne, LA     Highlander, Oil
  • Dawn Koetting, LA     Pensive, Pastel
  • Julie Krutz, LA     Sunflower, Oil
  • Patsy Lindamood, TX     Like a Flaming Pink Flare, Watercolor Pencil
  • Kelsey Livingston, LA     Futility, Relief Print
  • Ralph Marino, LA     Choupique’s Dilemma, Acrylic
  • Donna McGee, LA     Sundown Watcher, Acrylic
  • Sydney McGraw, LA     Vision in Opaque Rose, Oil
  • Arnell McMillin, LA     Morning Reflection, Oil
  • Joann Mobley, TX     Summer Girl, Oil
  • Keith Morris, LA     Basilica di San Marco, Mixed Media
  • Betsy Neely, LA     House on the Corner, Acrylic
  • Barry Owen, LA     Origin of Texting, Mixed Media
  • Carol Peebles, LA     Paige from Life, Pastel
  • Andrea Phillips, LA     Begonias in Blue, Oil
  • Scott Pogue, LA     Number 6, Acrylic
  • Trish Poynot, LA     Lady Liberty, Acrylic Screen Print
  • William Schneider, IL     Yes, They Roared, Oil
  • Carlos Setti, LA     Nature Worship, Oil on Canvas
  • Arena Shawn, CA     Black Swan, Chalk and Charcoal
  • Gabriella Sliwinska, LA     The Waiting Game, Acrylic
  • Nancy Smitherman, LA     Bursting with Color, Acrylic
  • Douglas Stafford, LA     Paper Walls, Oil
  • Kathy Miller Stone, LA     March, Watercolor
  • Emily Stroud, AL     Dallas, Oil
  • Don Taylor, FL     Arches of Notre Dame, Watercolor
  • Dorothy Turk, CA     Eyes to the Sky, Oil
  • Erin Waite, LA     Harlow, Oil
  • Ann Warner, LA     Trumpet Lilies of Summer 2, Oil
  • Pat Wattam, LA     After the Storm, Oil
  • Elizabeth Whitley, LA     Tarissa and Mary, Oil
  • Rose Mary Williams, LA     The Watermark, Oil
  • Shirley Young, LA     Burst, Oil
  • Bing Zheng, LA     Color of the Fall, Oil

2017 Exhibition

Last year 111 artists entered 306 works of art in the 48th Annual National River Road Show. Thirty-four of these artists are from outside the state of Louisiana. The juror, Lian Quan Zhen, selected 75 paintings produced by 70 artists from 17 states, that were exhibited in the show at the Louisiana State Archives Gallery in Baton Rouge in September 2017. Lian Quan Zhen judged the show and awarded prizes to 16 artists.



Ann Kozeliski (Tallahassee, FL)

Rock n' Roll Tutu (Sumie)

painting by Ann Kozeliski titled Rock n' Roll Tutu


Judi Betts (Baton Rouge, LA)

Luxury Lives Here (Watercolor)

painting by Judi Betts titled Luxury Lives Here


Cheryl Caro (Geismar, LA)

Living the Big Easy (Colored Pencil)

painting by Cheryl Caro titled Living the Big Easy


  • Kate Tova, Afternoon Rose


  • Cindy Brabec-King, Tea Seeps and Recipes
  • Victoria Allen, Runway
  • Jorge Leon, Red Bandana
  • Pio Lyons, CafĂ© du Monde
  • Young Allen, Lunch at Coquette
  • Kathy Miller Stone, Palmetto


  • Diane Newman, Remains of the Lobster Catch
  • Kathleen Durdin, Christina Kimono
  • Stephanie Holznecht, Crazy in Love
  • Lynn Breaux, Heavy Metal
  • Lana Bernard Toniolo, It's All About the Babes
  • Pat Wattam, Guitar Man