Special Alert
Special Alert

Through My Eyes Exhibit

Through My Eyes 

Gallery by the Lake, (106 W Pryce St.) is now featuring “Through My Eyes”, their first national juried art show, in the Creative Arts Center at the gallery.  Visitors are invited to see the show during gallery hours, Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday,  and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.  Local Artists Sue Zimmerman was the recipient of Best in Show Award with her painting, “On the Pavement.”; First Place Winner was Samantha Goss from Easley, South Carolina, “Altered State of Conscience”; Second Place, Toni Elkins from Columbia, South Carolina with “If You Come In the Back Door”; and Third Place is Kristina Williams-Berrier with “Bright Angel Trail.”


Richard E. Gallego of Palmdale, California studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He regularly teaches and conducts workshops throughout the U.S.

June 4----Deadline for entries
June 16---Notifications emailed
July 1-----Deadline for receipt of artwork
July 10----Show begins
July 22----Awards and reception 2:00 - 4;00 PM
Sept. 22---Exhibition concluded

$500  Best in Show
$300 1st place
$100 2nd place

Any two dimensional work on paper or canvas in digital, printmaking, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pen/ink or charcoal. 

Open to all adult artists residing in the United States. Artwork should have been completed in the last two years. Nudes or lewd interpretation will not be accepted. Non compliance will void the entry; fee is non-refundable.

Accepted artwork must be suitable for hanging in gallery presentation with wired back as well as packaged for rigors of shipping if applicable. Paper works must be framed.

Artists may submit no more than 3 entries.
Entries are submitted to client.smarterentry.com

A non refundable entry fee of $25 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist to 3 entries. Credit card payments are accepted using the client.smarterentry.com website. The prospectus can be downloaded at lakecharlesartists.com

July 10 - September 22

Please ship to:
ALA Gallery by the Lake
106 W Pryce St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

  • Works must be received by July 1
  • All accepted works must include prepaid return shipping label.
  • Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect.
  • Works must be shipped in reusable packing cartons.
  • No packing popcorn
  • Hand deliveries accepted Noon to 5 pm on or before July 1.

Return of artwork begins September 24
Hand delivery pickup...September 26 -29 (9 am -5 pm).

A 20% gallery commission will be assessed on the sale of artwork at ALA Gallery by the Lake. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries for press releases and website.

ALA Gallery by the Lake
106 W Pryce Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
to the attention of 
Exhibition Coordinator: Patricia Craft
Phone: 337 436-1008 (office) 337 515-4879(cell)

Associated Louisiana Artists Inc. carries no insurance for loss or damage to artwork in the gallery or in transit, nor assume any liability for the same. Every precaution will be taken for the safety of the exhibited work. Artist can and should provide their own insurance coverage. Associated Louisiana Artists, Inc. and Gallery by the Lake are not responsible for fees and or damage from any cause. A submission of entry/ies into the show and exhibit constitutes a binding agreement by artists to all conditions stated. The entrant understands and agrees that any unclaimed artwork/item left after the exhibit take-out date will be removed from the exhibit site and will be donated / disposed of by the ALA Inc. after 30 days from the last pick up date. 

Through My Eyes Exhibit
  • to
  • Tuesday - Friday: Noon-5 PM; Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
  • ALA Gallery by the Lake
  • (337) 436-1008
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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