artists’ accolades

Congratulations to Melanie Douthit for her People’s Choice Award at the Union Arts Council’s Art Show at the Watermelon Fest July 25-26, 2014! Over 600 people viewed the exhibition in Farmerville, Louisiana.


Kudos to Donna McGee & Linda Snider-Ward for having artwork accepted into the prestigous Mississippi Watercolor Society’s 29th Grand National Exhibition. Judi Betts was juror, and Only 50 artists were selected.  The show will hang October 4 through November 16, 2014. The reception for the show is October 12, 1-3pm, at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS.

donnamcgee_Warm November Wind Warm November Wind by Donna McGee

DawnHorse1  Dawn Horse by Linda Snider-Ward

Congratulations to the following River Gallery artists:

River_WaterDragon Water Dragon by Donna McGee

Donna McGee won 1st Place at the Hoover Watercolor Society’s 57th Annual Spring Exhibition, Norsworthy Fine Art Gallery, Shreveport. Linda Snider Ward won the Clyde Connell Memorial Award. The exhibition continues through July 6th, and winning works will travel to the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall, TX.

Donna McGee – Merit Award at 44th Annual Louisiana Watercolor Society’s International Show, New Orleans, May 2-25, 2014.

Rusty Patterson – accepted into the Red River Revel, Oct. 11-14, 2014, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Stacy Thomas – King and Queen was accepted into the Arkansas Arts Center’s juried exhibition. The exhibition is held July through September.

The following members were juried into the Bayou with a View show:

  1. Phoebe Allen Mathys
  2. Anne Eberle
  3. Betty Crouch
  4. Marlene Gremillion
  5. Allen Harrison
  6. Debra Heard
  7. Charlie Heck
  8. Donna McGee    Congratulations to our members who were juried into the Bayou with a View show!Donna_Sorrow-Falls-Like-Mis  Sorrow Falls like Mist (watermedia) by Donna McGee (accepted into Bayou with a View)

Congratulations to gallery member Rusty Patterson for winning the “Juror Award” at the Red River Revel in Shreveport, Louisiana recently.

Congratulations to Donna McGee and Debra Heard for being accepted into the Bayou with a View exhibition.


Red Sky Morning by Donna McGee was accepted into the Mississippi Watercolor Society Grand National. Congratulations Donna!

DebraH1A   DebraH3A Debra Heard

At the 2013 Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana, Debra Heard won a Best of Show for her drawing The Perfect Model and a Third Place for her oil painting Green Jar in the Opaque Category. Joyce Beauvais won Second Place in the Transparent Category for painting Fais-Do-Do Cajun Dancing Party, and Marlen Waters received an Honorable Mention in the Miscellaneous Category for Red Trees on the Lake.


Linda Snider Ward’s graphite drawing Love Goat was accepted into the Louisiana Art Melt in Baton Rouge. Approximately 619 entries were received from across the state and only 60 entries were accepted. The exhibition continues at the Capital Park Museum building through August 2013.


Ouachita River Art Gallery arists had a great time at this year’s Blend of the Bayou, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s annual fundraiser. In photo: Linda Ward, Emily Brodnax, Don Hudnall, Melanie Douthit and Donna McGee.

melaniedouthit_donnamcgee_tunica  Melanie Douthit and Donna McGee were accepted, along with Don Hudnall, into the Delta Artists Invitational in Tunica, Mississippi.

160x120-fill-transparent[1]Rusty “Steven” Patterson (wood turning artist) has been accepted into the Red River Revel, scheduled in Shreveport, Louisiana for October 2013.

Donna_GreatBlue   RiverEvenCowsHaveDreams

Donna McGee’s artwork Great Blue (watermedia) and Linda Snider Ward’s artwork Even Cows have Dreams (oil on canvas) were accepted into the Tom Payton Memorial Juried Exhibition in Alexandria, Louisiana.

red-sky-morning-s2   Donna_Swampfire,-Watermedia

Donna McGee’s Red Sky in the Morning (watermedia) was accepted into the Louisiana Watercolor Juried Show. Her watermedia painting Swampfire was accepted into the Texas and Neighbors Juried Competition.

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