Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
An acclaimed scholar and photographer, A.J. Meek has been documenting life in Louisiana since 1977.
Ada Thomas was one of few remaining weavers of traditional Chitimacha split-cane, double-weave baskets.
Painter and attorney Alan Gerson has achieved international recognition for his artwork, perhaps most notably as a award-winning participant in the 2000 Florence Biennial.
Albert George Rieker became one of the most notable sculptors in the United States after his membership in the New Orleans Art League provided an exhibition venue for his plaster-cast Neoclassical friezes.
Alexandre de Batz
Alexandre de Batz created the earliest known images of Native Americans in the lower Mississippi valley from sketches he rendered while surveying Louisiana in the eighteenth century.
An Ignatian Journey
Painter Ann Hornback incorporates dreamlike, surrealistic scenes of nature and animals, usually with a central female figure, into her work.
Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz
An engineer by training, Antoine Simon Le Page du Pratz published a richly illustrated, three-volume, 1,300 page observation of life in early Louisiana, "Historie de La Louisiane."
Bousillage, a mixture of clay and straw or Spanish moss used for insulation, is a distinguishing feature of Louisiana's architectural past.
Bruce Brice's street murals in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans helped him earn the first-ever artist's commission for the official poster of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Wildlife and nature photographer C.C. Lockwood works prolifically through exhibitions, books, lectures, films, and organizations to draw attention to the "fragile ecosystems whose preservation shapes his artistry."