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Summer Arts Studio Enrollment opens

17 March 2020 To 30 March 2020

For members

Dear Summer Art Studio Families, 

As a precautionary measure, we will be closing our office to the public.  We can assist you by email if needed jabolen3@gmail.com 

Since our education system is under executive order not to meet and we have formal mandates for city-owned facilities from Mayor Hall, we will have to address summer camp registration via this alternate option. 

While we highly encourage you to mail-in your reservation forms to River Oaks Arts Center 1330 Second Street Alexandria, LA 71301, a drop box will also be available near the back entrance of the Bolton Home.   

Your child’s tuition will be held as we monitor unfolding events.  We appreciate your interest in our summer camp and cooperation with these registration changes. The  River Oaks Staff place you and your children’s wellbeing as top priority. 

Stay well and thank you for your support!

March 17:  Enrollment opens for members of River Oaks

March 31 : Non-Member Enrollment Opens

Sessions are limited to the 45 students.
Click the blue link for more information;
http://www.riveroaksartscenter.com/summer-arts-studio-3

Reservation Brochure

Rita Hendricks, Jasmine Washington, Outreach Projects

07 February 2020 To 28 March 2020

Opening Reception

Dirty South Cup Competition/ National Call

03 April 2020 To 23 May 2020

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7029
River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good pieces to include in its' 6th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, yunomis) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!

The 2020 Dirty South Cup Call & Competition is a national, juried exhibition. Up to 125 artists will be chosen to display traditional or non-traditional ceramic vessels at River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, Louisiana.

• Entry Fee: $15 per artist, up to three entries (credit cards)

• Work may not be larger than 7” x 7” x 7”. Mugs, Cups and Yunomis accepted.

• Open to all artists working in the medium of clay, residing in the United States.

• Functional & Non-functional, traditional and non-traditional pieces accepted

• All work must be for sale. No single work may exceed $250 in value. Artists will pay a 30% commission to the Gallery on all sales.

• Artist responsible for shipping/insurance cost to/from the Gallery. All work must include a Return Shipping/label for return shipment.  Weight Limit 15 lbs. River Oaks is not responsible for any damage during shipment.

• Digital entry only, JPEG format, 5MB maximum. Click here for supported image format.

• River Oaks will be utilizing the CallforEntry.org™, also known as CaFÉ™, an online application and adjudication system for exhibits and more. Go to www.CallforEntry.org to complete your application form.

• River Oaks Square Arts Center reserves the right to photograph exhibited work and use these or the artists digital images for reproduction in both printed and electronic materials for publicity.

• Entry free must be paid at the time of application submission.

Guest Juror: Deborah Schwartzkopf
Deb was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alaska in 2002. She worked for studio potters in the Anchorage area, which gave her a strong foundation to spring from. Deb focused on glazes for a year of independent study at San Diego State University; after which she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Penn State in 2005. She went on to teach at institutions such as: Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Washington, and University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Deb has worked nationally and internationally at places such as the Archie Bray Foundation (MT), Mudflat Studios (MA), The Clay Studio (PA), Pottery Northwest (WA), Watershed (ME), Sanbao in Jingdezhen, China, and the Residency for Ceramics-Berlin, Germany. Since 2002, she has taught over eighty workshops and exhibited work locally and abroad. She moved back to Seattle in 2009 and bought a house/studio in 2013. Since then Deb has created a beautiful, communal pottery studio where she instructs community clay classes and workshops.  https://ratcitystudios.com/deborah-schwartzkopf

Awards:

First Prize $500 

Juror’s Choice: 4 awards, $125 each

“Exhibiting Artist” designation: In addition to the monetary award winners, the top 20 artists will be considered for spots as “exhibiting artists” in future invitational shows hosted by ROSAC.

Please complete and submit images to CaFE with credit card payment information.

• Works will be insured for 50% of the stated value from the time of delivery to the end of the exhibition
 

River Oaks 6th Annual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition Calendar:

•March 7th, 2020 - Deadline to enter

•March 19, 2020 - Acceptance notification

•March 27, 2020 - Delivery of work, no later than 5pm

•June 19, 2020 - Return of artwork

Calendar of Events Related to the Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: April 3 - May 29, 2020
•April 3, 2020 5-8 p.m. Opening Reception/Award Announcement/Juror Remarks

Deborah Schwartzkopf Ceramic Workshop

 •April 1st & 2nd

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mid-day Break for lunch)

$95 per person (Two day class)

Class is Limited - FCFSB

Must Pre-Register

To register, call 318.473.2670

EXPLORATION OF FORM 

02 April 2020 To 03 April 2020

Ceramics Workshop

POSTPONED

Exploration of Form 
with
2020 Dirty South Cup Call Guest Juror Deborah Schwartzkopf
April 2nd & 3rd  ✦  10 am - 4 pm     (Mid-day break for lunch)
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced (Students need to be able to throw a cylinder)
$95 per person (Two day class)  
Class is Limited - FCFSB

 

Shape clay in new ways! This workshop is about the exploration of form. A technique based course, students will develop a dinnerware set blending wheel-throwing and hand-building. This two day class will explore bisque fired clay molds for shaping slabs, template making, and constructing functional vessels from multiple parts. Demonstrations will offer ways to make functional forms with altered, wheel-thrown and slab-built sections. With the ultimate goal of creating a set, the class aims to create a large plate, smaller tray, bowl, dessert dish, and a cup – staples for any potter. Deb will demonstrate creative ways to blend visual relationships between varied forms!  Students will also explore how expressive shapes spring from sketches, patterns, our environment, and the process of making itself. Ignite your studio practice with new tips and tricks! Come ready to push the limits of what you know and build your clay working skills.

Obituary for Dr. Elizabeth Pratt Berry Long

20 February 2020 To 20 February 2020

Memorial for Dr. Elizabeth Pratt Berry Long

Obituary for Dr. Elizabeth Pratt Berry Long

Services for Dr. Elizabeth Pratt Berry Long, M.D. will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the River Oaks Arts Center with Rev. Seth Donald officiating. 
Visitation for Dr. Long will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 12:00 P.M. until the time of service at 3:00 P.M., at the River Oaks Center. 
Dr. Elizabeth Pratt Berry Long, M.D. was born April 11, 1974 in New Orleans, LA to Dr. Mark and Salli Berry. She grew up in Hammond, LA and graduated from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. She then graduated from the Honors College of LSU, Baton Rouge. Honors included Phi Beta Kappa. 
Subsequently, she graduated from LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans. Honors earned included Alpha Omega Alpha, the Henry Jolly Award in Dermatology and the Russell L. Holman award in Pathology. 
Following medical school, she completed specialty training in Dermatology at LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans. Dr. Long practiced in Miami, FL for one year. Subsequently, moving to Alexandria, LA where she founded Red River Dermatology and practiced dermatology. 
Elizabeth met the love of her life, W. David Long at Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. Elizabeth and David were united in marriage October 15, 2001. Three beautiful children blessed their marriage: Kathryn, Jack and Trigg. 
Dr. Long was a loving mother, wife and caring doctor to large number of patients. She very much enjoyed practicing dermatology and kept her dermatology education current in a number of ways. She was an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The American Contact Dermatitis Society, The Woman’s Dermatologic Society, and the Louisiana Dermatologic Society. She was president elect for 2020 for the Louisiana Dermatologic Society. She served as the Louisiana Vice Chair for the Dermatology Foundation. She volunteered her time for the LSU Department of Dermatology by staffing residents’ clinics in Baton Rouge and hosting in her office, residents of LSU-S Medical School Department of Family Medicine. She was a third-generation physician. 
Dr. Long was a sustaining member of Alexandria Junior League and a Board member of the River Oaks Square Art Center. 
She loved to travel with family and friends and visiting art museums worldwide, especially Europe. 
Survivors include her husband and best friend, W. David long, M.D., children, Kathryn (15), Jack (13), Trigg (11); father, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Berry; parent-in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. William D. Long; mother, Salli Philipps and husband, Jim; brother, Ryan Berry and wife, Lara; grandmother, Rosemary Pratt and a large host of family and friends. 
Dr. Long would want to express her gratitude and love to her many patients. 
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations or memorials can be made to the River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria, LA.
 

2020 Summer Arts Studio Enrollment is open

31 March 2020 To 18 April 2020

Dear Summer Art Studio Families, 

As a precautionary measure, we will be closing our office to the public.  We can assist you by email if needed jabolen3@gmail.com 

Since our education system is under executive order not to meet and we have formal mandates for city-owned facilities from Mayor Hall, we will have to address summer camp registration via this alternate option. 

While we highly encourage you to mail-in your reservation forms to River Oaks Arts Center 1330 Second Street Alexandria, LA 71301, a drop box will also be available near the back entrance of the Bolton Home.   

Your child’s tuition will be held as we monitor unfolding events.  We appreciate your interest in our summer camp and cooperation with these registration changes. The  River Oaks Staff place you and your children’s wellbeing as top priority. 

Stay well and thank you for your support!

March 17:  Enrollment opens for members of River Oaks

March 31 : Non-Member Enrollment Opens

More Info click here;
http://www.riveroaksartscenter.com/summer-arts-studio-3

Reservation Brochure
 

2020 SAS Sponsors

River Oaks Board of Directors
The Dr. Betsy Long Scholarship Fund
Jackson Orthodontics
Drs. Shawn & Gregory Dowd
Tammi & Bryon Salazar
Noelle & Michael Crowell
Dr & Mrs. Will Crenshaw
The Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority
 

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