Museum to hold student art show

Published 4:49 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The D.A. Varnado Store Museum, located at 936 Pearl St. in Franklinton, will be hosting its seven Student Art Show and Competition during the months of March and April. The theme this year is “The Artwork that Made Me FAMOUS!”

All Washington Parish students — public, private and home-schooled — are invited and encouraged to submit artwork for this event. Last year, almost 300 students submitted entries.

The purpose of the art show/competition is two-fold. The exhibit allows students to show off and possibly sell their art to the public, and it raises money for the schools’ art departments, to help them purchase much-needed supplies.

All artwork is judged by an independent artist from outside of Washington Parish.

There are three categories determined by grade level: elementary K-5, junior high 6-8, and high school 9-12.

Each category will have first, second, third and honorary mention winners. All winners will receive art supplies (donated separately by the museum), a cash award for themselves, and a cash award for their school’s art department. There will also be a viewer’s choice award and that winner will receive art supplies and a cash award for their school’s art department. In the event a home-schooled child wins, the award for the school will go to the home school to buy art supplies for the home-schooled child.

For more information, call the museum at 985-795-0680, email, or visit on Facebook at “Varnado Store Museum.”