Another painting from my In Our Veins series will have a new home. Symbiotic is an acrylic on canvas, 11″w x 14″h. There is a good bit of history to this piece- for starters, it comes from one of the original sketches I did in the early stages of the series. Because I do these sketches while I am currently working on other paintings, it can be quite some time before they come to fruition. Needless to say, I have lived with the concept for Symbiotic for awhile. Also, it was this year’s Best of Show winner in the Surreal Salon held at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. As a result of my win, it was featured in ads in both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazine. I’m happy that it will be in good hands and joining a fantastic collection of work.
More good press this week- I had a nice surprise this morning when I discovered my painting for “The Great West Coast Migration” traveling exhibit is featured on Hi-Fructose. Over 100 artists have come together to support PangeaSeed’s conservation and preservation efforts for sharks and oceans in Japan and beyond. The exhibit will travel to galleries along the West Coast starting this Friday (the 13th- eek!) at Roq la Rue in Seattle. For the tour schedule and to check out some of the featured works (including my own!) visit this direct link: http://hifructose.com/2012/07/04/the-great-west-coast-migration-pangeaseed-benefit-art-tour/.
You may recall a little while back that my painting Symbiotic was the Best of Show winner for the Surreal Salon IV at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. As part of winning, my work would be featured in upcoming issues of both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazines. Well, I had a nice surprise arrive in the mail for me and received a copy of the Juxtapoz April 2012 issue! If you get the magazine, check out page 131. I’ve included small photos of the cover and a detail image of the ad naming my work as the Surreal Salon IV winner. I will be posting the Hi-Fructose issue once it arrives so keep an eye out for it!
I had a nice surprise this weekend when I found out my painting Symbiotic received “Best of Show” in the Surreal Salon IV. As a result, Symbiotic will be featured in ads in future issues of both Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose magazine as the winner of the Surreal Salon. I was excited just to have been accepted into the exhibit since these types of competitions receive hundreds of entries from all over the country. The fact that two of the paintings I entered were selected was big for me, so winning the Best of Show award is beyond words. It means a lot, especially in such a subjective field, and if I were a writer perhaps I could better explain this, but those of you who are artists know what I mean. If you have not seen the show, there is still time as it will be up through the 26th (Thursday!) at the Baton Rouge Gallery – Center for Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge, LA. Both my paintings The Pack and Symbiotic are featured and can be found on my website at www.amyguidry.com/symbiotic.html as well as in the online catalog of the entire show at http://issuu.com/batonrougegallery/docs/surrealsalon4.