The artist whose piece was chosen by the Natchitoches Arts Council as the official 2021 Natchitoches Christmas Festival poster is a young man with deep local roots and an incredible talent. Trevor Lucas, a 1997 NCHS Alumni, was chosen over a field of almost 30 artists from across Louisiana and several other states.
The 2021 Christmas Festival Poster was unveiled Sunday, October 17 at the Natchitoches Downtown Riverbank. Representatives from the Natchitoches Arts Council were joined by Mayor Ronnie Williams, councilpersons Dale Nielsen, Betty Sawyer-Smith and school board member Reba Phelps in welcoming Trevor Lucas home. Classmates of Mr. Lucas from the NCHS class of 1997 were also on hand as were members of his family.
The poster was unveiled by Miss Merry Christmas Julia Ferrell and the Christmas Belles. The piece incorporates traditional Christmas themes as well as those of Natchitoches and NSU. Trevor Lucas’ artistic talents have been evident since an early age. While still a student at NCHS, he was a two-time winner of the Gatorade Super Dome Classic poster for the LHSAA football playoffs, a truly remarkable achievement. Trevor Lucas is a visual artist, working in all forms of visual art with the sole exception of sculpture. He is also a television host and content creator. He makes his home with his family in Virginia Beach where he has resided and built his art business since his service in the US Navy after graduation from NCHS. He and his wife have one daughter who is an aeronautical engineering student.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to congratulate Trevor Lucas upon his being chosen as the winner of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival Poster Contest. His piece is superbly done and captures the spirit of the holidays perfectly.