Here is the latest painting from my “New Realm” series. The title is “Journey” and is part of the “New Realm 5 x 5’s.” This has been a popular size for me as it is relatively easy to find a space for a small painting, plus they are budget-friendly for just about anybody looking to add to or start an art collection. “Journey” features one of the symbolic red and black butterflies as seen throughout “New Realm” as well as the heroine of the series.
If you are in the southwestern Louisiana area, you can pick up a copy of the May 1st edition of “Lagniappe.” My painting will be featured in the Up Front column as well as an article about my upcoming shows. Just look for the article titled, “Fish, Feathers, and Royalty” by Brad Goins. And if you’d like to see more of my work, go to www.AmyGuidry.com.
Well, I received a copy a little late, but my New Realm series received mention in Art Business News magazine. The August issue featured photos and a blurb about my work featured at the Zigler Art Museum in Jennings, LA. The show has come and gone, but it’s nice to know it’s still getting some exposure. One of the photos features me with Troy Broussard, PR rep for the museum. The painting featured is “Release.” The other published photo is an installation shot of my work in the museum.
To see more of my work, in addition to the entire New Realm series, go to my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.
I have completed several small paintings from my New Realm series. You can view the pieces at www.AmyGuidry.com under the 5” x 5” series.
The New Realm series will be featured at Henri & Odette (formerly Jennifer Marie Gallery) in Las Vegas, NV. The opening reception will be September 12th from 6-8pm. The gallery has moved to a larger location so the show was rescheduled to September. The exhibit will run through the end of October.
I will be exhibiting my work in “Ameri-Dreaming: Art & American Culture.” The show is scheduled for October 8- 31, 2008 in the Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY.
I will also participate in “Circus Show and Other Atrocities” this coming September. My work will be featured among 60 other invited artists from the US, UK, and Canada. The show will be held at A Bitchin’ Space in Sacramento, CA.
In addition, my work has been selected for the Ohr National Challenge juried exhibition. The show will be on display at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS from September 19th through November 10th.
Also, I have been invited to show in the Many Faces of Portraiture invitational exhibition. The show will open September 13th at the Art House in Covington, LA.
I have recently attained gallery representation in Austin, TX. The Wally Workman gallery will now represent me exclusively in the Austin area. Their website is www.wallyworkmangallery.com
My work has been selected for the fall edition of Studio Visit Magazine to be published this year. The juror was Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University. The magazine is scheduled to be available in October and is published by The Open Studios Press.
I am featured in Issue 8 of Indie Arts- The DVD Magazine as one of their four gallery artists. You can see more at www.IndieArtsDVD.com
Alas, MTV’s Real World Season 20 Hollywood has come to an end. If you missed the show, you can still see my painting “United Isolation” in photo stills from the show at www.amyguidry.com/press03.html. Video footage coming soon!
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.