I have some great news to share- if you may recall, I had a solo exhibition earlier this year at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA. Well, my work is now in their permanent collection! I am honored that I am the first artist in the southwestern area of Louisiana to have their work included in the Louisiana Artists collection at the Schepis Museum. My painting, “Jenny,” is now in the collection and is one of my earlier works from 2005. It is an acrylic on canvas, 13″ wide by 16″ high, framed. As mentioned before, such small photos don’t do the work justice, so be sure to get a better look on my website. The direct link can be found here: www.AmyGuidry.com.
Also, don’t miss out on the opportunity to win one of my paintings! Sign up for my newsletter to be entered to win a work from my 5 x 5 New Realm series. Just click on the direct link and enter your email address for entry- www.AmyGuidry.com Sweepstakes.
Many probably view summer as a time for a break… eventually I may get to that point. I’ve been switching gears from one show to the next and have a few blog appearances. And I’ve sold two older works that were the “last of their kind,” so to speak. If you’ve been following along, you may recall that I’ve just wrapped up a show with the Schepis Museum. I have three more events coming up, though, and they are right around the corner. First, my work will be in the 2010 Art Melt in Baton Rouge, LA at the Louisiana State Museum (July 15th is the Preview show). Next up is the 30th Anniversary Exhibition at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX (August 7th from 6-8pm). Then I will have work in the “Hot August Night” event at The Oak Street Gallery in Hammond, LA (August 20th from 6-10pm).
Time has flown by so quickly, I almost forgot to post this month’s Artwalk schedule. Second Saturday Artwalk in downtown Lafayette, LA starts this weekend- June 12th. Some galleries are open as of 5 (though I think the official start time is 6pm) and will remain open until 8pm. And this is a free event!
Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: Through July 24, 2010- Southern Open 2010
Side Gallery: June 12 – July 2, 2010- Kent Hutslar Memorial
Vault Series: Through July 24, 2010- Pat Juneau
Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061 Anne Bulliard Crownover Glasswork & Mosaics
Cité des Arts– 109 Vine St. / 337-291-1122 West Coast Feelings Collection: Los Angeles to Lafayette 2010 works by DGeyrald
Galerie Eclaireuse– 535 Jefferson St. / 337-234-5492
Paintings by Steve Schneider, Dennis Sipiorski and Ruth Sipiorski
Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796 Frederic O. Daspit- New Sculpture
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530 Lynn Eustace Sanders- “Collaborative Color”
Pottery Alley– 205 W. Vermilion St. / 337-267-4453 “The Spirit of Haiti”– steel drum art by Carlo Brutus
Sans Souci Gallery– 219 E. Vermilion St. / 337-266-7999 “Drawn to the Stage”- A Collection of Drawings by Elemore Morgan, Jr.
*Not part of Lafayette Artwalk, but as a reminder, I am currently showing in Columbia, LA at the Schepis Museum. My exhibit, “New Realm,” is up now through June 30th. Admission is free and the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9-5pm. View photos from the opening at www.AmyGuidry.com
Here’s a taste of my event photos from my show at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA. More on my events section of my website www.AmyGuidry.com. The show is a solo exhibit of my “New Realm” series and is up now through the end of June, so be sure to stop by if you are in the area. The News Star, the Monroe local newspaper, also ran a short article about the show. Read the article online at http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20100528/LIFESTYLE/5280303.
If you’ve been following my blog, you may recall awhile back that I was to have a show at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA. Well, since that show had been planned a year in advance, and a lot can happen in the meantime, there were renovations being made that turned into a bigger project than expected. So my show had to be postponed. Well, I am happy to say that the time has come and my exhibit will open next month at the Schepis. This will be a solo exhibition of my New Realm series. This series has been in several locations in Louisiana, as well as Austin and Las Vegas. No two shows have ever been the same since works are sold and replaced or new work has been added by the time another show opens. So on and so forth.
The exhibit will open next month- May- and be open through the end of June. With a two-month display time, this should give many of you a chance to see the work in person. I can’t stress enough that I have to use low-res, small images on the web (thanks to copyright infringement), so seeing my paintings in person is a whole other experience. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, May 30th from 2-4 pm.
Many works from the New Realm series can be seen online at www.AmyGuidry.com. While you are there, be sure to check out my Press section for an article in the current issue of Art Calendar Magazine about New Realm.
My work is currently showing in the “Hope” exhibit at R. Coury Fine Art Gallery in Savage, MD as part of Pinkapalooza. This event benefits the Blossoms of Hope Foundation which helps families coping with cancer. Half of the proceeds are donated to the Blossoms of Hope Foundation.
My “New Realm” series will be featured at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA in the Spring of 2009. The solo exhibition will open after museum renovations are complete. Details to follow soon.
The Oak Street Gallery in Hammond, LA will feature my work in a solo exhibition this August. I will be showing the “New Realm” series, featuring many pieces that are new to the exhibition.
I will also serve as a representing artist for the Oak Street Gallery in the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art & Travel Exhibit. The exhibit will take place at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, LA from April 25th to May 18th, with an opening reception May on 2nd. The auction will air June 7th on LPB.
Also showing later this month is the GreenScape exhibit at the Cotton Shed Gallery in Savage, MD. I will be a featured artist as part of the R. Coury Fine Art Gallery. The exhibit will open April 15th and close with a reception on May 3rd.
I will be showing at Galerie Lafayette in Lafayette, LA for a second solo exhibit. I will show the “New Realm” series for the first time in this venue. The show is scheduled for the month of October in 2009.
The Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, LA has recently invited me to have a solo exhibition. I will exhibit my “New Realm” series at the museum in 2010.
Also scheduled for 2010, I will also be showing in downtown Lafayette, LA at Gallery 549. The exhibit will feature six local women artists. More details to follow soon.
I am now represented by the Oak Street Gallery in Hammond, LA. I have also recently attained representation at the R. Coury Fine Art Gallery in Savage, MD.
I will be teaching my course, Art Marketing and Self-Promotion, at Frederick l’Ecole des Arts in Arnaudville, LA again this May. The class will be May 2nd (a Saturday) from 10AM-12Noon. Go to http://frederickarts.homestead.com/Registrationforms/GuidryAmyartmarketingregistrationform.html to register for Art Marketing and Self-Promotion. Sign up early to ensure your spot in the class. Registration is $30. The only supplies needed are a legal pad or notebook and pen for note-taking.
The first video of my work is now online. This preview video features my “New Realm” series and spotlights some of the paintings, providing commentary about each piece. You can view the video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uL3H_rKW1k or at www.AmyGuidry.com. The video can also be found at Daily Motion, Veoh, and BlipTv.
The next edition of Studio Visit Magazine will feature my work in early 2009. My paintings were selected by Michael Klein, curator and private art dealer. He is also the former Director of the International Sculpture Center and former Curator of the Microsoft Collection. The magazine is scheduled for shipment April 15th, and should be in stores by April 30th.
I have been recently selected for the 2010 publication in Marquis Who’s Who in America. The next edition will be published in October of 2009.
Two pieces to mention from the New Realm series. These are 5″ x 5″ paintings from the aptly titled, New Realm 5 x 5 series. Both paintings feature the heroine of the story as well as the butterflies. The top piece is titled “Daybreak.” This was fairly time-consuming given all the butterflies in the painting. However, I was rather happy with the outcome, so well worth the challenge.
The bottom piece is titled “Morning.” This is also part of the 5 x 5 series. This painting stems from the large New Realm piece, “Renewal.” Both have the same concept behind them- that of change, a new day, a fresh start.
Both of these new paintings will be featured in my upcoming solo exhibition at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA next month. The entire New Realm series, including the 5 x 5 series will be on exhibit.
If you would like to view more of my New Realm series, in addition to previous bodies of work, visit my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.
Lots going on this week, so I am posting yet again. Making up for lost time, right? I have a new painting finished. It is from the New Realm series. It’s called “Renewal” and it is 48″ x 24.” This will be in my upcoming solo exhibition at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA.
The piece features the heroine of the series as well as the butterflies, albeit in their cocoon stage. One of the butterflies does break free from the cocoon. Dew drops are interspersed on the branch as well. The cocoons and the dew drops represent morning, or renewal, the start of a something new.
This is going to be a quick post as I am busy with holiday preparations in addition to painting. Aside from all the holiday madness, I am uber-excited about my latest painting. The title is “Acceptance” and it is yet another addition to my New Realm series. This is a large piece, 48 inches wide and 36 inches high, so obviously you don’t get the full feel of it from just a tiny little jpeg. Which is all the more reason to check it out on my website www.AmyGuidry.com, under the Gallery section.
The boar/fish creature featured is another character from the surreal forest which the heroine encounters. Every hair and scale is painted in detail on this, so you can imagine how time consuming this was. I think I’m a masochist… At any rate, I am happy to say this piece is finally finished.
I will be showing this piece in my upcoming solo exhibition at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA in March 2009. Of course there will be other pieces from my New Realm series, including more new paintings, so be sure to attend if you are in the area. More details will follow soon.
My “New Realm” series will be featured at the Schepis Museum in Columbia, LA in the Spring of 2009. This will be a solo exhibit and will be on display as of March 3rd and will run through the end of April.
On December 10th, my work will be featured in the “Learn Promote Defend” exhibit and silent auction. The event is sponsored by the Center for Civil and Human Rights in conjunction with a 10-day program, “60 Years of Progress…10 Days of Recognition.” The exhibit will be held at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, GA.
As mentioned in previous blogs, I was asked to participate in “Twelve,” a group show of twelve artists represented by Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX. The show will open Saturday, December 6th, 2008 with an opening reception from 6-8pm.
Also at Wally Workman Gallery is the upcoming group exhibition, “Grand Affair.” I will also be showing as part of the represented artists. The exhibit will open in January 2009. More details soon.
I will be showing at Galerie Lafayette in Lafayette, LA for a second solo exhibit. My show in 2007 was a huge success, and now I will be showing my “New Realm” series there for the first time at that venue. The show is scheduled for the month of October in 2009. More details to follow.
As part of my recent attainment of representation by the Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, TX, my work will be featured in the upcoming edition of “Art Galleries & Artists of the South” Magazine.
My work was recently selected for the fall edition of “Studio Visit” Magazine. The juror was Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University. The magazine will be on newsstands later this month and is published by The Open Studios Press. The first copies are being sent to the publisher’s mailing list of national galleries and museums this week!
The winter edition of “Studio Visit” Magazine will also feature my work in early 2009. I was selected by Michael Klein, curator and private art dealer. He is also the former Director of the International Sculpture Center and former Curator of the Microsoft Collection. I received notification yesterday that the magazine is slated to be out mid-March of 2009. So be on the lookout.
If you’d like to see more of my work, aside from this blog, you can check out my online gallery at www.AmyGuidry.com. You can also find my work at www.WallyWorkmanGallery.com. To get monthly updates and show invitations, sign up for my newsletter under the contact page of my website.