Welcome to our Exhibits Archive! Select from the list to view past exhibitions at the Louisiana State Archives. The events are listed in chronological order with the most recent event at the beginning of the list. Many of the art organizations schedule exhibitions each year and we have included some of the previews from past shows.
River Road Art Show [December 9, 2007]
*We regret that 1st Place was unavailable at the time of photo*
Artist: June Tuma Title: Coffee Call
Artist: Jacyln Mosing Title: Chelsea
Artist: Camille Barnes Title: New Orleans Boy
Artist: Roy Pfister Title: Midnight Seamstress
Artist: Carol Creel Title: English Tea
Highland Road Art Show 
Artist: Betty Messelt Title: Woman in White; oil
Artist: Margaret Meyer Title: Clearing Beside the Levee; oil
Artist: Frances Hu Title: Landscape; oil
Artist: Margaret Meyer Title: Sunny Clearing; oil
Artist: Jeannie Matheny Title: Cirque IV; acrylic
Artist: Carolyn Ricapito Title: Marvin; charcoal
Artist: Anita Sawyer Title: Amaryllis Accord; watercolor
Artist: June S. Gonce Title: Pod Variation I; mixed media
Artist: Carolyn Ricapito Title: Boy with Guitar; charcoal
Artist: Linda Sciple Title: Casa de Palmas; collage
Artist: Barbara Bates Title: Seasons; acrylic/collage
Artist: Barbara Bates Title: Autumn Arrangement; acrylic/collage
Artist: Madeleine Norman Title: Triptych: Studio Shapes I, 2, 3; acrylic
Fonville - A Louisiana Legend [June 5 - 30, 2006]
Born in Mexico, Missouri on August 22 1911, Theodore Fonville Winans bought his, first camera, a Kodak 3A, on impulse and soon after won a local photographic contest. He first arrived in Louisiana as a young construction worker and was captivated by the exotic feel of the state. "It was absolutely fascinating to me, it was like being in the darkest Africa... alligators, palmettos and Spanish moss. I tell you, it really grabbed a hold of me. To me it was pure adventure, I loved it."
In the late 1930s Fonville settled in Baton Rouge and began his career as a professional photographer: A favorite destination , on his many excursions, was the small fishing village of Grand Isle, located south of New Orleans on the Gulf of Mexico. It was here that he captured some of his most enduring and acclaimed images. Over the next, fifty years, from his studio at 667 Laurel Street, he was to photograph nearly every governor as well as, many of Louisiana most prominent citizens.
Fonville began his career as a professional photographer in the late 1930s and for over fifty years traveled the highways and byways of South Louisiana photographing the people and places that define this unique and diverse culture.
East Baton Rouge Talented Arts Program 2006 Annual Art Show [April 3 - May 16, 2006]
The Louisiana State Archives is pleased to again host the East Baton Rouge Parish School System's Talented Arts Program Annual Art Show. This year's show will be presented in three parts. The McKinley High School and Baton Rouge High School art will be open for viewing from Monday, April 3 through April 11, with a closing reception on April 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Archives Building. The Westdale Middle and Glasgow Middle art will be open for viewing from April 14 through April 27 with a closing reception on April 27 from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Archives Building. The Brookstown Elementary, Buchanan Elementary, Brownfields Elementary, Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts, and Forest Heights Elementary art will be open for viewing from April 29 through May 16 with a closing reception on May 16th from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Archives Building .
The Talented Arts program employs local artists to serve as teachers for the approximately 300 students grades K-12 identified as having creativity and high potential in visual arts. Students are introduced to and given instruction in a wide variety of media. For more information on this exhibition or the Talented Arts Program, please contact Jo Garner, Talented Curriculum Specialist, at 929-8638 or Amy McLin, Supervisor of Gifted & Talented Programs, at 929-8642.
National League of American Pen Women Exhibit [February 1 – 24, 2006]
The National League of American Pen Women, which was founded in 1897, promotes development of the creative talents of professional women in the arts, and consists of more than 200 local branches throughout the United States. The League is comprised members engaged in creative work in one or more of three fields: Letters, Art, and Music. The membership roster has included authors Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Pearl Buck, Eudora Welty, and artist Georgia O'Keefe. The League promotes and conducts literary, educational, and charitable activities in the fields of Letters, Art, and Music. To learn more, visit www.americanpenwomen.org . The artists and writers of the Southeast Louisiana Branch of the National League of American Pen Women present diverse creative efforts at the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge during the month of February 2006. The exhibition opened on Feb. 1 and ran through Feb. 24.
Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild - New Rouge Fusion [December 4 – January 30, 2006]
The Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild is happy to present the 36th annual River Road Show "New Rouge Fusion". This annual competition usually gives artists from around the country the opportunity to compete and participate in the longest ongoing national competition of its kind in the Baton Rouge area. This year Katrina changed all that. The show had to be canceled as planned and, after taking a deep breath, the Guild decided to redesign the show and open it to Louisiana artists.
By the end of take-in day, we had 168 works by 73 artists from around the state of Louisiana. This compares to last year's 71 artists sending 212 slides. Fifty-five of these entries were selected by Mr. Webb to hang in the "New Rouge Fusion Show".
Baton Rouge Art League Permanent Collection Exhibition [June 2005]
The Louisiana State Archives is proud to present a special exhibition of the Baton Rouge Art League's Permanent Collection during the month of June. The collection is on display in various parts of the building year round but this exhibition features all of the artwork on display in the Louisiana Room.