Acadian ArtShow winners announced

PETER SILAS PASQUA news@postsouth.com
Winners of the Acadian ArtShow were greeted to a reception on Sunday to conclude the display. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

The Iberville Parish Library's 42nd Annual Acadian ArtShow wrapped up with a reception on Sunday.

The show attracted over 70 artists from south Louisiana in both professional and non-professional divisions. Approximately 250 original art pieces are displayed at the library leading up to the reception, which featured 2012 International Acadian Festival Evangeline Queen Annette Stassi.

"We start planning for this months ahead and it is a lot of work," ArtShow coordinator Kitty Wood said.

The grand prize winner in the professional division was Douglas Stafford's "Sunrise." Stafford, of Baton Rouge, also claimed first place in the oil category.

Randy LaPrairie's "On the Road to Nottoway" and Charlotte C. Opperman's "St. Francisville Oak" placed second and third in the category.

In the watercolor category, Joan L. Lasak's "End of the Day" placed first followed by Joyce Hensley's "Nothing is forever" and Roberta Loflin's "Reflections."

Bing Zheng's "Still Life" placed first in the drawings category followed by Hensley's "The Crowd at 3rd Ave." and Stafford's "The Carpenter."

In the non-professional division, Suzanne Lamotte's "Sony" claimed grand prize. Lamotte, of Port Allen, also won first place in the watercolor category which she swept with "White Sand" and "Pelicans"

In the oil category, Meichi Lee's "Autumn" won first-place followed by SuEllen Lithgoe's "The Cottage Porch" and Julia Boudreau's "Fire Dancer."

Kristen Seneca's "When I'm Dead" won the drawings category followed by Rex Tatum's "Pre-BP" and Seneca's "Hoot."

For more of the ArtShow, see next week's Post South.