The Coaster Show

"Intertwined," "Whole," "Union," and "Connected" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4" tondo coaster; $100 each; (c) Amy Guidry 2014
“Intertwined,” “Whole,” “Union,” and “Connected” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on cardstock; 4″ tondo coaster; $100 each; (c) Amy Guidry 2014

As mentioned earlier, I was invited to create a set of coasters for La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s 2nd Annual Coaster Show.  My coasters are finished and currently at the gallery, awaiting the opening on September 5th.  They are 4″ tondo coasters, acrylic on cardstock, and $100 each- top row from the left- Intertwined and Whole; bottom row from left- Union and Connected.  The exhibit runs September 5-28, with an opening reception on the 5th from 8-11pm.  In the meantime, view the coasters online here: http://amyguidry.com/coaster.html.

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008 Magazine

008 Magazine- August/September 2014
008 Magazine- August/September 2014

008 Magazine recently did a feature on my work for their latest issue.  The August/September edition is currently out on newsstands now in the Lafayette, Louisiana area.  Also view the issue online here (click the cover to read): http://blog.008magazine.com.

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Artist Ancestor

"My Studio" by Eleanor Norcross; 1891; Oil on canvas
“My Studio” by Eleanor Norcross; 1891; Oil on canvas
"Two Ladies at the Piano" by Eleanor Norcross; 1894; Oil on canvas; 45" x 54"
“Two Ladies at the Piano” by Eleanor Norcross; 1894; Oil on canvas; 45″ x 54″
"Still Life with Parrot" by Eleanor Norcross; Oil on canvas; 12" x 17.5"
“Still Life with Parrot” by Eleanor Norcross; Oil on canvas; 12″ x 17.5″
"Woman in Paris Garden" by Eleanor Norcross; Oil on canvas; 24" x 38"
“Woman in Paris Garden” by Eleanor Norcross; Oil on canvas; 24″ x 38″
"Portrait of Mrs. E. R. Miller" by Eleanor Norcross; Oil on canvas; 23.5" x 29"
“Portrait of Mrs. E. R. Miller” by Eleanor Norcross; Oil on canvas; 23.5″ x 29″

While doing some recent genealogy work, I discovered that my distant cousin is the artist Eleanor Norcross. Eleanor (1854-1923) was an accomplished American painter and spent most of her life in Paris. She was affiliated with Mary Cassatt, and exhibited in Paris almost annually from 1866 until her death. She also exhibited in the United States in New York City, Boston, and Chicago. An exhibition of her works will be held this November at the museum she founded- the Fitchburg Museum of Art in Fitchburg, MA. Read more about Eleanor here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Norcross.

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Real and Surreal

"Survival of the Fittest" by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 36"w x 18"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2014
“Survival of the Fittest” by Amy Guidry; acrylic on canvas; 36″w x 18″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2014

I received some good news: my work has been selected for the “Real and Surreal” exhibit to be held at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco, California. The juror of this exhibit is DeWitt Cheng, Art writer, critic, and curator of Stanford Art Spaces. The exhibit will run September 4th through the 26th, with an opening September 4th from 5:30-7:30pm.

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Summer Exhibitions: Art Melt and Wiregrass Biennial

I have a couple of exhibitions currently happening- the 2014 Art Melt in Baton Rouge, LA and the B14 Wiregrass Biennial in Dothan, AL.  Here are a few photos from the shows which are on view now:

2014 Art Melt at the Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Now through August 28, 2014

B14 Wiregrass Biennial, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Now through September 27, 2014

Installation view of "Crutch" by Amy Guidry (Left); Acrylic on canvas; 12"w x 6"h; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of “Crutch” by Amy Guidry (Left); Acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of "Crutch" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12"w x 6"h; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of “Crutch” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of "Crutch" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12"w x 6"h; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of “Crutch” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 12″w x 6″h; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of 2014 Art Melt; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of 2014 Art Melt; Capitol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Artist Amy Guidry outside of the Captiol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Artist Amy Guidry outside of the Captiol Park Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
Installation view of "The Pack" by Amy Guidry (Left); Acrylic on canvas; 20"w x 10"h; photo courtesy Wiregrass Museum of Art; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Installation view of “The Pack” by Amy Guidry (Left); Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; photo courtesy Wiregrass Museum of Art; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Installation view of "The Pack" by Amy Guidry (Left); Acrylic on canvas; 20"w x 10"h; photo courtesy Wiregrass Museum of Art; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Installation view of “The Pack” by Amy Guidry (Left); Acrylic on canvas; 20″w x 10″h; photo courtesy Wiregrass Museum of Art; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Installation view of the B14 Wiregrass Biennial; photo courtesy Wiregrass Museum of Art; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL
Installation view of the B14 Wiregrass Biennial; photo courtesy Wiregrass Museum of Art; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL

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Lecture

Dr. Lee Gray, Curator of the Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum recently gave a lecture on my work at the Oliver Hall Auditorium in Lafayette, Louisiana. The video above is of her presentation, “Personal, Provocative, and Political: Magical Realism and the Art of Amy Guidry.”

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In Progress

Work in progress by Amy Guidry; 4" tondo coaster; (c) Amy Guidry 2014
Work in progress by Amy Guidry; 4″ tondo coaster; (c) Amy Guidry 2014

Here is a sneak preview of what I’ve been working on for the upcoming 2nd Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.  On the left is my sketch on the actual coaster after applying gesso and the sketches on the right are for other coasters.  I’ll be posting more photos here soon.  The Coaster Show takes place at La Luz de Jesus starting September 5th (with an opening reception from 8-11pm) through September 28th.

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New Work

I’ve added two new paintings to my In Our Veins series.  Coalesce is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ wide by 4″ high.  Spirit is also an acrylic on canvas, 4″ wide by 6″ high.  Both paintings can be viewed online here: http://amyguidry.com/coalesce.html and here:  http://amyguidry.com/spirit.html.

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Sold

"Clan" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6" x 6"; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2014
“Clan” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″ x 6″; SOLD; (c) Amy Guidry 2014

I’ve recently finished a new painting in my In Our Veins series and it has already found a new home.  It was featured in my July newsletter which just came out the other day (see link below to receive a copy).  The title is Clan and it is an acrylic on canvas, 6″ x 6.”  View the painting online here: http://amyguidry.com/clan.html.

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New Postcards

Postcards featuring "Exposed" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 8"w x 10"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2014
Postcards featuring “Exposed” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 8″w x 10″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2014

My new postcards are in!  The painting featured on the front is Exposed, an acrylic on canvas, 8″ wide by 10″h (it is currently featured at Wally Workman Gallery in Austin- www.wallyworkmangallery.com/amy_guidry.lasso).  If you would like to receive one and be added to the mailing list for future postcards, sign up here: http://amyguidry.com/contact.html.  Just click on the postcard icon to enter your address.

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