I recently got another piece to add to my own art collection. This one is by Alli Bratt, a fellow vegan artist in Portland, called In, Out, and Upside Down. It’s an acrylic and watercolor on wood, 1 7/8″wide x 11 5/8″high. As a vegan myself, I especially want to support other vegans and as an artist, I want to support those that are also artists all the while enjoying my new purchase. I have yet to put it in its “official” spot, as I have big plans to paint walls and arrange other works with it, but I’ve posted a photo of the painting which you can view below. And you can check out more of Alli’s work on her website: http://allisonjbratt.com/.
I’m excited to announce that my painting Everything’s Coming Up Roses is now in the permanent collection of The City of Slidell. It is an acrylic on canvas, 40″ wide by 30″ high, and from my Beneath the Surface series from 2006-2007. It will be located at City Hall in Slidell, Louisiana (just outside of New Orleans), which is my original hometown. I am honored to have a piece in their collection and am in great company as they also have work by George Rodrigue, Barbara Shaw, and George Dunbar, among others. View the painting (as well as zoom in) at this direct link: www.amyguidry.com/everythings_roses.html.
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.
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I am happy to announce that my work is now in the permanent collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids, IA. My painting, “Zachary,” from my 2005 series of work is now part of the museum’s collection. The painting is 26″w x 22″h, framed, and an acrylic on canvas. To view a larger image of “Zachary,” visit my Facebook fan page at this direct link. While you are there, be sure to join my page for the latest updates!
For those of you who read the newspaper, perhaps you saw the article in yesterday’s Daily Advertiser about my painting at the Zigler Museum. Herman Fuselier interviewed me last week about my “Cedric” painting which is now in the permanent collection of the Zigler Art Museum in Jennings, LA. Even if you didn’t catch the article, you can still read it in the virtual world at http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080624/LIFESTYLE/806240306.
As mentioned in a previous blog, my painting is now part of the Louisiana collection of the Zigler. It is among other Louisiana artists, such as heavy-hitters Clementine Hunter and William Tolliver. The intention is for this expanding collection to travel to other museums and art institutions in the near future.
Given the fact that my painting is of Cedric Watson, a Grammy-nominated musician and a favorite of the locals in Acadiana, I thought it was the perfect fit for the Zigler’s collection. Not to mention the museum was pretty keen on it as well. In addition, Cedric and the rest of his group, The Pine Leaf Boys, are scheduled to play at a museum event later this fall.
Check out my painting on my website www.AmyGuidry.com. While you are there, you can see the rest of my portrait series in addition to the new work that I’ve been up to lately.