Take note: Member News

Education/Interaction Opportunity

NCLAC artist member, Carriage House Art, just sent me this bit of news. Sounds exciting! Give Patricia a call and go be inspired and productive at Carriage House!

Dear Artists,

Do you feel the creative forces flowing? Hope so! Cause it’s time again for PAINT YOUR ART OUT!
The Carriage House is going to offer paint nights on Wednesday for the month of February. The weather is awful and there’s a real need to be stimulated in a creative way.

So here’s the deal. We will start on February 6th and continue with Feb 13th Feb 20 and last Feb 27. We’ll start at 6:30 with snacks and drinks and then get to work.

If you carriage houseare in the mood to just splash and play with paint OR receive instruction in painting basics, we can accommodate either. You could work up a project that appeals to you or use one of the classroom setups that will be ready in the studio. We will try to design  your experience to your preferences.

The class fee is $30 per class with all materials being provided. This includes paint, canvases, wine, drinks and snacks. There is a minimum class size so if we don’t get the enrollment we need, we reserve the right to cancel and reschedule. Please pay for the month on the first night. We will offer makeup classes for a night you may have to miss.

What else? Please email or call with questions. I’m excited to be getting to paint with you. It’s time to get back to work!!

Patricia Jones

Our website is so visit to see what events are being scheduled.

Silent Auction Update

Folks all around are donating to our upcoming silent auction, which is being held in conjunction with Ruston Civic Symphony Society’s Mardi Gras Ball. This annual event, the Krewe of Allegro Ball, will be February 2 at 7pm at the Ruston Civic Center. Tickets are $60, and include dinner by Campatori Catering, entertainment by the Buddy Terzia Band, 2 complimentary drinks and a cash bar. Dancing and fabulous silent auction items top the night off right.

Many local artists, merchants and individuals are donating to the auction, which benefits NCLAC’s education programs.  Today I’d like to mention a handful of early-bird member artists who made the commitment to donate to the event, as well as early-bird businesses who continue to offer help throughout the year.

Early-bird Member Artists


  •  Dorene Kordal
  •  Laura Glen Lawson Carlson
  •  Beth Holland


  •  Whitney Anderson Caskey
  •  Julie Crews    even more looking second line 1
  •  Peter Jones
  •  Joey Slaughter
  •  Frank Hamrick

3D/Functional Work

  •  Christiane Drieling
  •  Follette Pottery
  •  Casey Parkinson

Early-bird Businesses/Organizations

  • Chartreuse Pear
  • Devine Wines and Spirits
  • Rogers Furniture
  • Masur Museum of Art
  • Dixie Center for the Arts

For tickets to this fundraiser, give us a call at our office: 255-1450. The NCLAC office and the Dixie Box Office, both at the same number, can help you with ticket inquiries.

New Website

Lastly for today’s post….HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NEW WEBSITE?!  Our incredible intern Caitlin Craighead has been diligently building a new site for us and I’m so happy to say it’s now live! Go check it out at


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