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July 2012 Artwalk

"Adaptation" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 36"w x 48"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2007

It’s time again for the Second Saturday Artwalk in downtown Lafayette!  And the hours have now been extended so it will take place from 6-9pm!  More time to check out more great art.  Here is the line-up for July 14th’s Artwalk (and I will be participating this month as well so stop by and say hello!):

Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: May 12, 2012 – July 14, 2012- Southern Open 2012
Side Gallery: July 14, 2012 – August 4, 2012- Generic Art Solutions: “Bullet Proof”
James S. Mallia Galleria: June 2, 2012 – August 11, 2012- Inhabiting Horizons: Capturing Fleeting Spaces by: John Oliver, Emee Morgan and David Webber
Coca-Cola Studio: June 9, 2012 – August 4, 2012- Another Time: Paintings by Carolyn Scalfano Faulk and Eric Todd
Vault Series: July 14 – August 25, 2012- Gary Rock

Arts Co-op– 535 1/2 Jefferson St. / 337-344-8657
“Go Figure”-Figure Show and Body Studies

The Ballet Académie Gallery– 200 Polk St. / 337-280-0964
New Realm- Works by Amy Guidry

Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061
Phyllis Smith

Cité des Arts– 109 Vine St. / 337-291-1122
Danny Clanton

Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796
Group exhibition

Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530
Sonny Monteleone

Lounge Art Gallery– 402 S. Buchanan St. / 337-236-5570
“To the Water…………” group exhibition

Sans Souci Gallery– 219 E. Vermilion St. / 337-266-7999
Luis Perez

Zoom Photo Studio– 205-AW. Vermilion St. / 337-781-2036
Chris Perkins and Travis Gauthier



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Doodle Virus Call for Art

I wanted to share info on a recent email I received.  The Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is planning an exhibit called Doodle Virus and have announced an open call for work.  Artists are invited to submit “doodle art, altered postcards, manipulated photos, poems, old receipts or even dimensional work” as long as the footprint is 4″x6″ (in either direction).  All work will be mounted anonymously and priced at $20 each.  Proceeds will benefit the AcA’s exhibition department to help offset the cost of shipping and transporting works for future shows.

Postcards/work due: June 30th

Opening reception (coincides with Second Saturday Artwalk: July 14th, 6-8pm at the AcA in Lafayette, LA

During the exhibit, the public will be asked to contribute doodles which will be added to the show for the August Artwalk on August 11th, 6-8pm

For more information contact the AcA at: http://acadianacenterforthearts.org/



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Coming this Summer

"The Black Plague" exhibit at The Congregation Gallery
"The Black Plague" exhibit at The Congregation Gallery

I have two shows coming up, well, one is this weekend (!!) and the other will be next month. I was delighted to know that my work was selected for The Black Plague exhibit at The Congregation Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. There is a rather impressive line-up of artists including Chris Peters, Buddy Nestor, and Karl Persson.  The show opens this Saturday, July 24th at The Congregation Gallery from 9-12pm.

Next month’s show will be at the Alexandria Museum of Art. I submitted for their 23rd September Competition and just received the good news yesterday. The juror for this year’s event is Kelli Scott Kelley. Ms. Kelley is an accomplished artist (I’m a fan of hers, so I really wanted to enter this show!) and a professor at LSU, Louisiana State University. There will be an opening reception and juror’s talk on August 27th from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibit will be up through October 2nd.

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July Artwalk

Second Saturday Artwalk is upon us again!  If you are in the downtown Lafayette area, be sure to stop by this Saturday, July 10th.  Galleries and many downtown businesses are open from 6-8pm.  The schedule for this month is as follows:

Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: Through July 24, 2010- Southern Open 2010
Side Gallery: July 10 – July 24, 2010- Maria Lovullo (1961 – 2009)
Vault Series: Through July 24, 2010- Pat Juneau

Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061
Anne Bulliard Crownover Glasswork & Mosaics

Galerie Eclaireuse– 535 ½ Jefferson St. / 337-234-5492
Works by Dennis Sipiorski and Steve Schneider
Also in the gallery: Tom Secrest, Paul Schexnaider, Billie Bourgeois, Jon Schooler, Sue Boagni, George Loli, Colleen McDaniel, James Hunter and other regional artists

Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530
Painter Colleen McDaniel

Pottery Alley– 205 ½ W. Vermilion St. / 337-267-4453
The Spirit of Haiti– steel drum art

Sans Souci Gallery– 219 E. Vermilion St. / 337-266-7999
July Jewels– jewelry makers of the Louisiana Crafts Guild

Coming Soon!

"Special Ingredients" by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2010
"Special Ingredients" by Amy Guidry; (c) Amy Guidry 2010

Funny that I just wrote a post on how to get your work published,that I received some good news regarding my own art. I had submitted my work to Adbusters Magazine quite some time ago and the right opportunity has finally presented itself. It just so happens my painting “Special Ingredients” is the perfect fit for one of their features and will be in the July/August 2010 issue. (That’s it on the left!) More good news- my work will also be featured with an artist’s profile/gallery on the beinArt Surreal Art Collective. I’ve been a fan of this site for quite awhile now and am honored to be included among the many talented artists featured there. I don’t have an exact date on when my work will be posted, but I will let everyone know as soon as it is online. In the meantime, be sure to check out their site (the name is a link!) and also be sure to check out Adbusters- online or in the bookstore. And if you would like to see more of my work, visit my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.

I’m So Excited!

"Metamorphosis" by Amy Guidry; From the New Realm series. Copyright Amy Guidry 2009

And I just can’t hide it. If there’s an award for dorky blog titles, I’m sure to receive it shortly. Anyway, as you may have already surmised, I have some good news. No, great news. I’ve been dying to find out the results of a competition I entered recently and as per usual with these things, the results were not announced on time. (I’m no math whiz, but I’d have to say this happens about 97% of the time.) So I was just taking care of emails and got my announcement! My work has been accepted into the 2009 Art Melt to be held at the Brunner Gallery in the Shaw Center for the Arts! Yea! So here’s the really exciting part… normally they only have one juror, but this year they had three. One of which happened to be the curator of Prospect 1, the Art Biennial held in New Orleans recently. Here’s the listing of jurors from the Art Melt site:

Dan Cameron is the visual arts director at the New Orleans Center for Contemporary Art. Cameron served as the director and curator for Prospect.1, the largest biennial of international contemporary art in the United States, recently held in New Orleans. Cameron has previously served as artistic director of the eighth Istanbul Biennial and curated the 2006 Taipei Biennial.

Ann Connelly is a Baton Rouge-based gallery owner with more than 18 years of experience as an art dealer. Her gallery, Ann Connelly Fine Art, represents a wide variety of local and national contemporary artists who have achieved recognition in national collections and publications.

Brian Young is the curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md. With more than a decade of curatorial experience in both traditional and contemporary art, Young has a history of success at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

The painting that was chosen is “Metamorphosis” from my New Realm series. It happens to be one of my favorite pieces, so I’m especially happy it was selected. (If you’re new to my work, that’s a photo of it on the left.) The opening reception will take place July 10th from 6:30-10 pm at the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, LA. You can find out more details at www.artmelt.org.

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