River Road Show

51st Annual

River Road Show

A National Juried Art Competition


August 3 – September 30, 2021
Louisiana State Archives Gallery
Baton Rouge, LA

front view of Louisiana State Archives building

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

Juror of Selection & Awards
Soon Y Warren, NWS, AWS

Soon Y. Warren is a full-time artist and teacher. She has an Associate degree in commercial art from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia.

Soon Y. is a signature member of; National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Southern Watercolor Artist, Texas Watercolor Society, Purple Sage Brush, Honor Society of Watercolor USA, Rocky Mountain Watermedia and Society of Watercolor Artists, and she has received many awards for her work.

Soon has authored two watercolor painting technique books; “Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor” and “Painting Vibrant Watercolor: Discover the Magic of Light, Color and Contrast”. She has also produced several instructional videos and has been featured in articles in Artist’s Magazine, Strokes of Genius, Watercolor Artist magazine, and several of the Splash book series.

Soon conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada.

To view Soon’s work, visit her website at www.soonwarren.com.

2021 Exhibition

This year 110 artists entered 343 works of art in the 51st Annual National River Road Show. Twenty-six of these artists are from outside the state of Louisiana. The juror, Soon Warren, selected 67 paintings, produced by artists from 15 states, exhibited in the show at the Louisiana State Archives Gallery in Baton Rouge August 3 – September 30, 2021. Soon Warren also judged the show and awarded prizes to 11 artists.



Jo McWilliams (Prairieville, LA)

An Evening at Alligator Bayou (Oil)

An Evening at Alligator Bayou by Jo McWilliams


Linda Bowsher (Baton Rouge, LA)

Berkely Morning (Oil)

Berkely Morning by Linda Bowsher


Patrick Seufert (Philadelphia, PA)

Stuck Trucks (Oil)

Stuck Trucks by Patrick Seufert


  • Tracy Hebert (Port Allen, LA) , Sticks and Stones (Watercolor)
  • Nancy Smitherman (Baton Rouge, LA) , The Light in the Darkness (Acrylic)
  • Alison Kelly (Madison, MS) , Emily (Acrylic)
  • Lana Bernard Toniolo (New Roads, LA) , Feeling Small (Watercolor)


  • William Schneider (Village of Lakewood, IL) , Drink From My Cup (Oil)
  • Elizabeth Whitley (Baton Rouge, LA) , Wisteria (Oil)
  • Brenda Anderson (Monroe, LA) , 1st Street (Acrylic)
  • Christine Alfery (Lac du Flambeau, WI) , Blue Dress (Acrylic)

Exhibiting Artists – Accepted Works

  • Carolyn Adams, LA     Enlightenment, Oil
  • Christine Alfery, WI     Blue Dress, Acrylic
  • Brenda Anderson, LA     1st Street, Acrylic
  • Theresa Beaubouef, LA     Swamp Walk – Waitin’ on a Train, Charcoal
  • Donna Berk Barlup, PA     Pigeon Watching, Watercolor
  • Lana Bernard Toniolo, LA     Feeling Small, Watercolor
  • Judi Betts, LA     Glorious Garden, Watercolor
  • Mark Boudreaux, LA     Grayton Pond Sunset 1, Oil
  • Linda Bowsher, LA     Berkeley Morning, Oil
  • Cindy Brabec-King, CO     Sweet Tea and Strawberry Shortcake, Watercolor
  • Marilynne Bradley, MO     Harbor Reflections, Watercolor
  • Cassidy Breaux, LA     Afternoon Coffee, Oil
  • Sarah Burnette, LA     Reader, Acrylic
  • Cheryl Caro, LA     Perseverance, Color Pencil
  • Nanci Charpentier, LA     Claire, Cooper and Colorado, Oil
  • Carol Creel, LA     Vodka Martini, Watercolor
  • Constance Culpepper, PA     Field Test-Yellow House, Oil
  • Kathleen Durdin, FL     Whittling, Watercolor
  • Betty Efferson, LA     Playing with Reds, Pastel
  • Deana Evstefeeva, LA     Class of 1957, Oil
  • Jonathan Fisher, GA     Alizarin Winter, Acrylic
  • Jane Flowers, TX     Malcolm’s Valentine, Oil
  • Cheri Fry, LA     Billie’s Chair, Oil
  • David Gerard, LA     Grandma’s House, Mixed Media
  • Gary Green, LA     In Full Bloom, Acrylic
  • Kathleen Hastings, LA     Midland, Texas 1979, Oil
  • Tracy Hebert, LA     Sticks and Stones, Watercolor
  • Jim Henderson, TN     Hold it Together, Mixed Media
  • Amber Hilbun, LA     Chief Verdun, Oil
  • Torie Holeman, LA     Over Under, Pastel
  • Tricia Kaman, OH     Stories with Steve Bowen, Oil
  • Alison Kelly, MS     Emily, Acrylic
  • Dawn Koetting, LA     All Jumbled Up, Pastel
  • Alison Landry, VA     Lydia at Two, Mixed Media
  • Claudia LeJeune, LA     Reflections from Cezanne’s Studio, Watercolor
  • Patsy Lindamood, TX     Where the Locals Congregate, Graphite
  • Judy Maurer, AR     Bee Bluff, Oil
  • Donna McGee, LA     North St Vrain at Wild Basin, Oil
  • Jo McWilliams, LA     An Evening at Alligator Bayou, Oil
  • Joann Mobley, TX     Once Upon a Time, Oil
  • Keith Morris, LA     Homeless with Cancer-Anita Fay, Paper Collage on panel
  • Dana Mosby, LA     Summer Breeze, Oil
  • Olivia Pass, LA     W Feliciana Historical Museum Courtyard, Oil
  • Cindy Patterson, LA     Sea Dream, Acrylic
  • Carol Peebles, LA     Vixen, Pastel
  • Noel Poche, LA     Nature’s Palette, Watercolor
  • Larry Rosendahl, LA     Natchez Steamboat – New Orleans Phantasy, Oil
  • Patricia Ryan, LA     Mardi Gras Princess, watercolor
  • William Schneider, IL     Drink From My Cup, Oil
  • Patrick Seufert, PA     Stuck Trucks, Oil
  • Steve Shamburger, LA     The Tail Gunner, Mixed Media
  • Arena Shawn, CA     Orange Kimono, Oil
  • Suzanne Shumate, LA     I Used All 64 Colors in the Box, Watercolor
  • Nancy Smitherman, LA     The Light in the Darkness, Acrylic
  • Kathy Miller Stone, LA     Forsyth Park Fountain, Watercolor
  • Nancy Stutes, LA     Christine-Pink Cloud, Pastel
  • Don Taylor, FL     Homeless in Lisbon II, Watercolor
  • Doris Truman, LA     Tree of Life, Watercolor
  • Tim Tyler, AR     Morningside Road, Oil
  • Debra Wade-Eulau, GA     Arcadian Bliss, Oil
  • Kay Wallace, LA     Psalm 19-1, Acrylic
  • Ann Warner, LA     A Gathering of Sugarcane Satsumas and Apples, Oil
  • Elizabeth Whitley, LA     Wisteria, Oil
  • Jan Wilken, LA     Self Quarantine, Watercolor
  • Rose Mary Williams, LA     Terry’s Cappuccino at the Pancake Mill, Oil
  • Martha Yancey, LA     Killarney, Oil
  • Shirley Young, LA     Night Bloomers, Oil


Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the 51st National River Road Show

This program is a 2021 Ebb & Flow Festival event and is made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and the Metro Council.

AGL activities and programs for 2021 are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Louisiana Division of the Arts.