Louisiana Perceptions

Manship Gallery - Shaw Center of Baton Rouge
February 22, 2024
A Diverse Exploration of Artistic Expression

This Show focuses on the creative visions of our Louisiana artists. This approach showcases interpretation and allows the artists to translate personal experiences and perceptions of what Louisiana means to them—no need to take it literally and base it on swamp or bayou art—however, landscapes, abstracts, figures, and everything in between—a display of creative interpretation with a diverse collection of Louisiana-based artists in various mediums—a wide range of Work to give the Show an eclectic feel that defines the broad spectrum of the title.

The theme highlights the importance of our ecosystem and interpreting the connections between art, culture, heritage, and conservation. There are so many ways people affect and perceive our everyday environments. We forget that these environments existed long before humans. Our heritage is part of who we are as individuals. Colors, sights, shapes, and viewpoints will deliver an organic connection to this story. A diverse group and mediums will portray a visual experience spanning multiple tastes and styles, thus strengthening the definition of individuality and expression.

Our heritage is part of who we are as individuals, and it is essential to recognize the rich tapestry of diverse cultures that have contributed to our state's history and purpose. The exhibition's eclectic group of artists helps to highlight personal perceptions, raise voices, and define individuality, showcasing the collective influence of various cultural backgrounds on our shared identity.


  • Mark Biletnikoff, Curator – Mixed Media Painter
  • Cetin Ates' - Metal Sculpture
  • Maria Prochaska / Boudreaux – Mixed Media Painter
  • Billie Bourgeois – Painter
  • Chuck Braud - Painter
  • Alaine DiBenedetto - Painter
  • Betty Efferson – Painter
  • Leiana Loveday Funck – Photography/Digital Mixed Media
  • Denise Greenwood – Loveless - Sculptor
  • Heather Kinsel Artist - Sculptor
  • Dana Mosby – Painter
  • Tom Quaid - Painter
  • Olgirl - Jessica Haslom - Mixed Media
  • Molly Phillips - Painter and pastel
  • Brandon Roberts -Painter
  • Kyle Vernon – Mixed Media
  • Pat Wattam – Painter