To celebrate the inaugural Northshore Arts in Bloom event, Hammond Regional Arts Center hosted the New Orleans Art Association for its 2022 members exhibition, “Flower-Essence”.
An opening reception was held at the Arts Center on Friday, with an exhibition on the theme “Arts in Bloom”. The works represented various mediums of painting, including acrylic, dry pastels, oil and watercolor.
The exhibition will be presented until April 28. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.
The New Orleans Art Association is a non-profit organization open to adult artists or art lovers over the age of 18. Their goals are to promote art and recognize community artists by exhibiting and publicizing their work throughout the New Orleans area.
NOAA is made up of professional artists, weekend painters, business people, students, housewives and art lovers who have come together, making the association an educational tool important to themselves and to the community. NOAA’s 200 members find their cultural growth enhanced by coming together to study, discuss and juried their works, according to a statement from the Hammond Regional Arts Center.
“Fleur-Essence” was part of Northshore Arts in Bloom, a new event of the Northshore Arts Foundation. Northshore Arts in Bloom held two days of floral art-focused events in downtown Hammond on April 1-2.
The event was designed to explore the arts through presentations of flower displays, paintings, playwriting and lectures. Special viewing hours were held at the Arts Center during the event.
This year, the judge for the NOAA Members’ Exhibit was artist Marcia Holmes, master pastellist and iconic member of the Pastel Society of America. Holmes has participated in gallery exhibitions, national juried exhibitions and museum exhibitions.
Holmes is represented by The Degas Gallery in New Orleans and Gretchen Armbruster Art Works, Covington, and now lives and paints in Mandeville.