River Road Show

54th Annual

River Road Show

A National Juried Art Competition


August 3 – September 26, 2024


August 29, 5:00-7:00pm

Entry Deadline has passed.

Accepted Artists

Drop-off: August 1, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Pick-up: September 27, 11:00am – 1:00pm

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

front view of Louisiana State Archives building

Juror/Judge of Selection & Awards


Keiko Tanabe

Mostly self-taught, Keiko began her professional art career in 2005, and in the same year discovered the joy of plein air painting while taking a workshop with Alvaro Castagnet. Since then, her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Her work is in many private and corporate collections around the world.

Since 2011, Keiko has successfully completed hundreds of workshops and live demonstrations around the world. She has four DVD’s, nine self-published books, and her work has been featured in numerous recognized art magazines. She is a sought-after instructor and exhibition juror and has judged major exhibits such as Watercolor USA Honor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Splash 22, International Watercolour Masters, and many, many more.

Keiko has many other recognitions and important roles in the world of watercolor art and we are honored to welcome her as the judge and juror for the 54th River Road Show. Visit Keiko’s website: www.ktanabefineart.com.

In conjunction with the River Road Show, the Art Guild of Louisiana will be hosting a 3-day workshop by Keiko on August 16-18 in Baton Rouge. Get the details at www.artguildlouisiana.org/workshops.


This year, 96 artists entered 296 works of art in the 54th Annual National River Road Show. The juror, Keiko Tanabe, selected 66 paintings, produced by artists from 10 states, to be exhibited in the show at the Louisiana State Archives Gallery in Baton Rouge August 3 – September 26, 2024.

Accepted Artists

  • Christine Alfery, WI     Blue Jacket, Acrylic
  • Carolyn Biggio, LA     Oranges and Fall Leaves, Oil
  • Darlene Bigus-Doheny, LA     Pip’s Practice, Pastel
  • Margaret Blades, LA     On the Pier, Oil
  • Mark Boudreaux, LA     2024 Eclipse, Grayton Beach via Nashville, Oil
  • John Bovard, LA     Louisiana Jambalaya Festival, Oil
  • Cindy Brabec-King, CO     Two Spoons Please, Watercolor
  • Marilynne G Bradley, MO     Dance of Seven Sails, Watercolor
  • Bryan Brown, LA     The Boy Who Touches Dirt, Acrylic
  • Sarah Burnette, LA     Brooklyn Betty, Oil on canvas
  • Sarah Calandro, VA     Levi Catching, Oil
  • Jennifer Carwile, LA     Courtship Dance, Oil
  • Nanci Charpentier, LA     Bluebonnets Highway, Oil
  • Chryl Casso Corizzo, LA     Back Bay, Biloxi, Watercolor
  • Carol Creel, LA     Vibrant Marbles, Watercolor
  • Kerry Curtin, LA     The Cabin, Acrylic
  • Katherine Daigle, LA     Evening At the Pond, Oil
  • Terri Dakmak, LA     Just Looking Around, Watercolor
  • Larry Downs, LA     Mountain Stream 2, Acrylic
  • Milissa Duhe, LA     Azaleas, Oil
  • Emily Efferson, LA     Creole Nature Trail Lotus, Watercolor
  • Betty Efferson, LA     Underwater, Mixed Media
  • Claudia Escobar Benton, LA     Blue Jay and Moon, Alcohol Ink and Gold Leaf
  • Amy Faggard, TX     Down the Road, Oil
  • Cheri Fry, LA     Mayhaw Trees, Oil
  • Tad Hardy, LA     Dog Days of Summer, Acrylic
  • Kathleen Hastings, LA     Demon or Savior, Acrylic
  • Tracy Hebert, LA     Drops of Joy, Watercolor
  • Dawn Koetting, LA     Still, Pastel
  • Elayne Kuehler, LA     The White Bench, Oil
  • Betsy Levels, LA     Father and Daughter Fishing, Acrylic
  • Melanie Long, LA     Visby’s Hollyhocks, Watercolor
  • Pio Lyons, LA     Pearl River, Watercolor
  • Donna F McGee, LA     Spring in a Cow Pasture, Acrylic
  • Jo McWilliams, LA     Wake Up, Oil
  • Theresa Miller, LA     Spoonbill, Pastel
  • Keith Morris, LA     Garden Bouquet, Acrylic
  • Dana Mosby, LA     Rosie the Roseate Spoonbill, Oil
  • Carol Peebles, LA     Motherhood – No Where To Be But Here, Pastel
  • Patricia Ryan, LA     Poppin Poppies, Oil
  • Mike Sakowski, LA     Violet Canal, Acrylic
  • Sabrina Schmidt, LA     Dance Hall Days, Oil
  • William Schneider, FL     The Interview, Oil
  • Leah Schwartzman, LA     The Apple “Store”, Watercolor
  • Arena Shawn, CA     Field of Gold, Oil
  • Ron Smith, LA     Shotgun Shed #3, Acrylic
  • Nancy Smitherman, LA     Cotton Fields Back Home, Acrylic
  • Kathy Miller Stone, LA     Colorful Cypress, Watercolor
  • Don Taylor, FL     Faces of San Juan, Watercolor
  • Alicia Thomas, LA     Morning Light, Watercolor
  • Doris Truman, TX     Elephants, Watercolor
  • Helen Valenti, LA     Tulip Time Again, Oil
  • Betty Vermeer, NE     Mississippi Swamp, Oil
  • Samuel Vidrine, LA     On Site Feller, Pen & Ink
  • Jonathan Vizina, LA     Shrimper’s Row – Summer Afternoon Calm, Watercolor
  • Kay Wallace, LA     Abandoned Rails, Acrylic
  • Sue Wang, LA     Ancient Landscape, Chinese Ink
  • Ann Warner, LA     Arise, Oil
  • Pat Wattam, LA     Spring at the Gatehouse, Oil
  • Harold Wilke, LA     Madisonville Cemetery Nocture, Acrylic
  • Herb Willey, MS     Running from the Storm 2, Watercolor
  • Laure Williamson, LA     Atchafalaya Bridge, Oil
  • Monica Wood, LA     A Riverstead Sky, Pastel
  • Madhuri Yadlapati, LA     Eggplant, Oil
  • Shirley Young, LA     Jump for Joy, Oil
  • Bing Zheng, LA     The Ol’ Bridge, Oil