Artistic Designs: PRC Art League hosts annual show

Published 7:00 am Saturday, April 23, 2016

popular culture: Jessica Kirschenheuter’s portrayal of “Daryl” from AMC”s television show “The Walking Dead.” Photo by Cassandra Favre

popular culture: Jessica Kirschenheuter’s portrayal of “Daryl” from AMC”s television show “The Walking Dead.”
Photo by Cassandra Favre

Saturday, the Pearl River County Arts League hosted their 42nd annual Spring Art Show, one of their biggest shows they’ve ever had, PRC Arts League President Gail Sheasby said.
The event, which was chaired by Sheasby and Eve Mahony, ran smoothly, Sheasby said.
“We had a lot of student participation this year,” she added.
This year’s contestants, ranged in age from PreK to senior citizens. Their works of art were judged by Pass Christian watercolorist Mae Niolet, a retired professor of art from Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
The Arts League presented awards to the works that placed first, second, third and received honorable mentions in each category.
Christine Bandera’s work “Anniversary Flowers” – Cairo Egypt” won best in show.
In the oil category, Len Heatherly won first for “Early Morning Switchin,” Amy Wise’s “Mr. Ben” came in second and Carol Moses’ “Blue Heron” won third place.
Banderas’ “Costa Rica” won first place in the acrylic category while Sheasby’s “Mallards Over the Mississippi” won second and Abby Livengood Chatelain’s “A Dream of Trees” placed third.
In the watercolor category, Sally Edwards’ “La Continuere Ile D’Oleron IV” won first place while Bandera’s “New Glasses” won second and David Mounsey’s “The Old Gas Station” took home third.
In the photography category, Mahony’s “Cool Mountain Water” placed first. Shannon Catoire’s “Breakfast Club” won second place and Bandera’s “Jimmy’s New Baby Third” won third.
Edwards’ “Self Portrait” won first place in the mixed media category and Lorriane Bryant’s “Fern Buddies” and Janet Ferguson’s “Posed for Reflection” placed second and third.
In the 3D category, Bandera’s “Raku Mania” won first place and John Houston’s “Not my Lunch” and Darrell Bond’s “Leap of Faith” were awarded second and third place respectively.
In the senior workshop category, first place went to Diane Richard’s “Opelousas House”, second place went to Annette Lestremau’s “Everett at the Mardi Gras” and Marion Mohring’s “Indian Maiden” came in third.
There were five student categories and entries were divided according to age.
Nola Marie Marlin won first and second place in the PreK category for “Red, Blue, Pink, Purple” and “Dolphin in the Whirlpool Fire.” Ronan Marlin’s “Mr. Monster” came in third.
In the student 1-3 category, Annaliese Marlin’s “Giraffe Basking in Sunlight” came in first. Second place went to Ashlyn Chase’s “My Fishy” and third place went to Carey Jane Miller’s “Desert Times.”
Lucy Allen won first and second place in the student 4-6 category for her art work “High Top” and “Flying.” Lourdes Valverde’s “Soccer Girl” came in third place.
In the student 7-9 category, Annie Espinosa’s “Watch Over the Dark House” was awarded first place, Jayden Davis’ “Rocky Sunset” came in second and Hailey Copling’s “Beats” placed third.
In the final student category, 10-12, Faith Cantrell was awarded first place for “Freedom Cage.” Alexandra Caro’s “Prism” placed second and Ravyn Mittlestaedt’s “Embrace” placed third.
Learn more about the PRC Arts League through Facebook at Pearl River County Arts League or contact Sheasby at

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