Events


The Inside Story: With Agent Deaton

14 March 2019 To 14 March 2019

6-8 PM

On behalf of the Board, Staff and Artists of River Oaks Square Arts Center (Alexandria, LA), your are cordially invited to be a  guest of featured presenter and FBI Senior Resident Agent, Randolph J. Deaton IV  as he delves into the Counterfeit Clementine Hunter Paintings Investigation. Agent Deaton's  recent speaking engagements throughout the state and the intriguing circumstances surrounding this case have sparked an increased interest among arts communities and artists alike, garnering an awareness for folk art, forgeries and fine art collecting.  
Registration required/Seating limited/ Call 318.473.2670 to Register

Art Camp Registration

19 March 2019 To 15 April 2019

Member Registration opens March 19

 

 Art Camp only enrollment is closed


Registration Ages 5-13 • Registration is limited to only 45 students per session - first come first serve.
Sessions fill up fast

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DOUG PELTZMAN WORKSHOP

10 April 2019 To 11 April 2019

GAEDA Education Series

DOUG PELTZMAN WORKSHOP


Fee: $95
(Clay included/bring your own tools)
Skill level: beginner to advanced
To register call 318.473.2670

GAEDA Education Series

Workshop Description:

Inviting Form and Dynamic Surface:

This is a workshop fit for beginner to experienced makers. The focus will be in the designing, making, and finishing of high fire porcelain tableware in an electric kiln. The relationship between form and surface decoration will be explored through practice, demonstration and discussion. Doug will share his techniques on incising and inlaying slip into leather hard clay and bisque fired clay. He will share his ideas and strategies about engineering pots specifically for runny translucent glazes. This class will provide the tools and techniques necessary to explore texture, line, and color as a way to blend your ideas and concepts with tactile discovery.


Please Note ** This is a technique based workshop. A majority of the work will not get finished?dried?trimmed on-site simply due to time constraints.
Dates for the workshop April 10th and 11th
time: 10:30 - 4:00

Awards Presentation

12 April 2019 To 12 April 2019

Juror Doug Peltzman

5th Annual Dirty South Cup Call

It all started five years ago with an idea and a few good mugs. How much creativity could be sparked if artists were to focus on one central theme - cups in all their inceptions, such as mugs, bourbon bowls, basically any and all forms of drinking vessels.   Out of this idea the Annual Dirty South Cup Call emerged - and over the last five years it has brought hundreds of functional and non-functional ceramic pieces to River Oaks. And with it thousands of visitors, tons of renowned ceramicists along with creativity and craftsmanship beyond imagination.

“River Oaks has become a name amongst nationally acclaimed ceramicists,” says Rachael Dauzat, Executive Director at River Oaks. “We ask for creativity, experimentation and imagination and the arts community never disappoints. We get cups from within the state and clear across the country - you could say that we have made this our ‘cup of tea’ show.” Cups for the juried show as well as the accompanying ‘Cupful’ exhibition that features select Friends of the Juror have started arriving at River Oaks in time for the April 12th  Exhibit Opening Reception. Approximately 100 cups and drinking vessels will be featured between the two exhibitions in three galleries. 

The guest juror for this 5th Annual Event is renowned presenter, instructor and master potter, Doug Peltzman, who is currently based out of Shokan, New York. His overarching goal as a maker is to craft ceramic objects that tell a story and serve as a conduit for conversation, interaction, and celebration. He creates utilitarian objects to bring focus to the intimate intersection between art and life. "I have always let my daily observations find their way into my work,” says Peltzman. “I break things down to their essence and make abstract references of things that inspire me."

MEN WHO COOK & MEN WHO MIX

18 May 2019 To 18 May 2019

#MWCAM19

Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix (#MWCAM) is one of RiverOaks’ largest annual fundriasers.This event invites local food enthusiasts, chefs and guys who simply love to cook to prepare their favorite food or drink recipes for taste testing.

The event draws a crowd of well over 500 people each year. Dubbed as a ‘community favorite,’ MWCAM is a ton of fun for all involved..... from the chefs to its' organizers. If you want to showcase your culinary expertise or if you want a plethora of taste testing options, attend this annual event - always held on the third Saturday in May! (In our best Justin Wilson voice) ‘We guarantee’ you won’t leave hungry!!

Tickets are $65
At the Door $75
Reserved Tables $750 

To purchase tickets call the Art Center 318.473.2670



''The Roaring 20's'' Session 1

10 June 2019 To 14 June 2019

Summer Art Studio

Session 1:  June 10-14


“The Roaring 20's”

Bonus Attraction~The Gatsby Gathering

March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members



 

''Art of the 1970's'' Session 2

17 June 2019 To 28 June 2019

Summer Arts Studio


Session 2: June 17-28

 March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members

“The Art of 1970's”


Themed-Thursday Bonus Attraction: Celebrate Independence Day by wearing red, white and blue.




 

''The 50's'' Session 3

08 July 2019 To 19 July 2019

Summer Arts Studio

Session 3: July 8-19

March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members

“The 50's”

Themed-Thursday Bonus Attraction: The Sock Hop.

 
 

''I Love The 80's'' Session 4

22 July 2019 To 02 August 2019

Summer Arts Studio

Session 4: July 22 –Aug 2

March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members

“I Love The 80's”

 

Themed-Thursday Bonus Attraction: Totally Rad-Hatter Tea Party.


 
 

30th Van Gogh Gala

02 November 2019 To 02 November 2019

Van Gogh Gala

Annual Van Gogh Gala
The Van Gogh Gala is an annual fundraiser benefitting River Oaks Square Arts Center- it is also River Oaks' largest annual fundraiser.  This themed-attire Gala provides the perfect opportunity for community members and patrons to become "Star Artists" for an evening.  Star Artists are matched with a River Oaks Resident Artist or Local Artist for the creation of a masterpiece.  Some artists contribute their own works to the live auction. All masterpieces are placed on the auction block during an exciting live auction on the evening of the Gala with all proceeds benefitting the ongoing operations of River Oaks Square Arts Center.  Your participation helps support and promote the importance of contemporary visual art and fine crafts in our community. 

    With the historic Bolton Home and grand Studio Annex Building, River Oaks provides economical studio space for working artists, educational programming for youth and adults as well as host over twenty exhibitions throughout the year featuring national, regional, local and resident artists.   With over forty artists in residence, each "Star" participant has the opportunity to work with a mentor and a medium to his/her liking.  The paired participants  then begin their journey to creating an inspiring masterpiece.  Van Gogh provides an excellent opportunity for community members to get involved in the arts while supporting a great cause.           
Past Themes...               
2015 Day of the Dead
2016 The Mystical Macabre -Victorian Mysticism/Gothic
2017 A Gothic Evening on the Bayou
2018 Cirque de Van Gogh
2019 To be announced.....

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Where:  River Oaks Grounds           
Time:  7:00 until   
Tickets: $65 per person (Participants receive two complimentary tickets)
Reserved Tables (Seat 10) - $750

 

Porch Sale

07 December 2019 To 07 December 2019

9 AM - 3 PM

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTSMEN

 The Annual Porch Sale is located in the historic Bolton Home which also houses the Center’s Gallery Gift Shop. The Annual Porch Sale is held on a major shopping weekend so guests have the opportunity to purchase unique, original works of art just in time for the gift giving season.  Works may range from pottery, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, mobiles, jewelry, photographs, mixed media etc.  Every year the Sale expands to feature new artists from across the state.  River Oaks is also home to a sales gallery which features exclusive works by the Louisiana Crafts Guild. Numerous artists are on-site during the event with sales tables and demonstration features.  

The Annual Porch Sale Shopping Event on Saturday, December 1st from 9am - 3pm in the Bolton Home & Studio Annex Building featuring Original works of art just in time for the gift giving season!

Want to be a Vendor/demo artist at this years porch sale?
Call the art center (318.473.2670)

“Slinging Clay”

23 March 2019 To 27 April 2019

Call 318.473.2670 to registar- Registration is on a FCFS Basis (for all workshops)

“Slinging Clay” Wheel Throwing with Carole Steele Saturdays March 23 - April 27 9:30 - 11:30am

Beginner  to intermediate.  $240 (supplies included)


 

“Pocket Full of Poises”

26 March 2019 To 28 March 2019

Instructor Becky O’Neal

“Pocket Full of Poises” Instructor Becky O’Neal , 2 day class Tuesday March 26 and March 28 12-3pm

Skill level: Intermediate - Advanced, Fee $200 (supplies included)

Overall objective of this class is to show the vast range of acrylic paint. Exploration of techniques using impasto applied with a palette knife and adding medium with paint glazes to build luminosity, hues, texture, details and depth within paintings.  Project will be floral in nature and show the exuberance of spring and summer flowers from in Bloom series.

 

Call 318.473.2670 to registar- Registration is on a FCFS Basis (for all workshops)


 

“Flag it Down” 

04 April 2019 To 11 April 2019

Instructor Becky O’Neal

“Flag it Down”  Instructor Becky O’Neal, 2 night class- Thursday April 4th & 11 - 6-9pm

Skill Level Beginner to Advanced.  Fee $200 (supplies included)

Overall objective of this class is to show the vast range of acrylic paint. Exploration of techniques using impasto applied with a palette knife and adding medium with paint glazes to build luminosity, hues, texture, details and depth within paintings. 

 

Call 318.473.2670 to register- Registration is on a FCFS Basis

“Blue Iris” 

06 April 2019 To 06 April 2019

Instructor Becky O’Neal

“Blue Iris”  Instructor Becky O’Neal, 1 day class- Saturday April 6th - 10 am - 2 pm

Skill Level Beginner to Advanced.  Fee $200 (supplies included)

Overall objective of this class is to show the vast range of acrylic paint. Exploration of techniques using impasto applied with a palette knife and adding medium with paint glazes to build luminosity, hues, texture, details and depth within paintings.  Project will be floral in nature and show the exuberance of spring and summer flowers from in Bloom series.

 

Call 318.473.2670 to registar- Registration is on a FCFS Basis

“Louisiana Marsh” 

11 May 2019 To 11 May 2019

“Louisiana Marsh”  Instructor Becky O’Neal 1 day class, May 11th - 10 am - 2pm

Skill Level Beginner to Advanced.  Fee $100 (supplies included)

Class will involve sketching perspective of the Louisiana Marsh landscape, Techniques in mixing limited color palette, blocking in shapes for strong visual contrast of light and dark composition.  Develop reflections in water of luminous sky and grasses.

 

Call 318.473.2670 to registar- Registration is on a FCFS Basis

“Cityscape”

21 May 2019 To 23 May 2019

Instructor Becky O’Neal

“Cityscape” Instructor Becky O’Neal, Tuesday & Thursday, May 21-23 - 12-3pm

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced - Fee $200 (supplies included)

This class will teach perspective of blocking in streets and buildings with architectural elements. Painting will be brought to life using abstract hues, luminosity and figurative abstractions.


 

“Louisiana Fields”

16 May 2019 To 16 May 2019

Instructor Becky O’Neal

“Louisiana Fields” - 1 night class - May 16th - 6-9pm

Skill Level Beginner to Advanced.  Fee $100 (supplies included)

Class will involve sketching perspective of rural fields. Techniques in mixing color palette, blocking in shapes for strong visual contrast of light and dark composition. Develop textural interest of fields, horizon and luminous clouds.

 

Call 318.473.2670 to registar- Registration is on a FCFS Basis

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