Sorry I was late to post this… it’s been a busy week, to say the least. Tonight is the October 2nd Saturday Artwalk in downtown Lafayette, LA! The event is free and starts at 6pm (lasts until 8-ish). Galleries and businesses downtown have some exciting new openings tonight:
Acadiana Center for the Arts– 101 W. Vermilion St. / 337-233-7060
Main Gallery: October 9 – December 18, 2010- Tom Secrest: Realm of Subconscious
Side Gallery: October 9 – November 5, 2010- Nervous Energy- Curated by Stephanie Patton
Vault Series: October 9-December 11, 2010- Michelle Fontenot
Cajun Spice– 535 Jefferson St / 337-232-3061- Liz Gold and Debbie Denison
Galerie Eclaireuse– 535 ½ Jefferson St. / 337-234-5492- Early works of Tom Secrest
Gallery 549– 549 Jefferson St. / 337-593-0796- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gallery 549 is asking Artwalk attendees to sign or draw on the paper-covered walls of the gallery to recognize those that are fighting breast cancer. Anyone wishing to donate to local breast cancer foundations will have the opportunity to do so through the gallery.
Gallery R (at The Russo Group)- 116 E. Congress St. / 337-769-1530- Jeff Lush
Pottery Alley– 205 ½ W. Vermilion St. / 337-267-4453- Natures Serenade– Unique sculptures, thrown pieces, hand built vessels
Whoojoo Stained Glass– 532 Jefferson St. / 337-269-9310- Open Studio
I’ve been busy preparing for my next exhibit and it’s just about here. October 10th is the opening night for my solo exhibition at Galerie Lafayette. If you’re in the area, you may already know that this is the same evening for the next Artwalk in downtown Lafayette, LA. So plenty of galleries will be open late and have new exhibitions up as well. I’m excited to have this show since I will be revealing new work in addition to some pieces you may have seen on my website, www.AmyGuidry.com. I’ll have many paintings from the 5″ x 5″ series on display as well, which are perfect for those getting a head start on their gift shopping.
So mark your calendars! I will be in attendance, so stop by and say hello. October 10th from 5-8(ish) pm at Galerie Lafayette on Jefferson Street.
Whenever I agree to do a show, or a commission, or a press release, or all of the above, it doesn’t seem overwhelming at the time. And perhaps it’s because I agree to do all of these things in a short span of time that makes it overwhelming at times. I really don’t know when to stop, though, because I’m one of those people that is always going. You know the ones. I’m going even if I’m sick. I don’t have time for germs! I’ve got paintings to finish and treadmills to run on. You get the picture. It’s just hard for me to sit still.
So maybe this helps to explain why my posts have been on hiatus recently. A small hiatus, but still, a hiatus. I’m just now catching up on things. So aside from wrapping up one show, then getting into another show (No Dead Artists), and gearing up for my next solo show (October is right around the corner!), I’ve also finished another commission piece. This is an 11″ x 14″ painting of “Isaac.” I’ve actually done two paintings of Issac, but don’t have any photos to share of the second one yet. I’ll get there eventually… Anyway, I may have to remove some work from my website before I add any of these new pieces because it’s getting to be a bit full. However, you can still see more of my work at www.AmyGuidry.com. Or in person at Galerie Lafayette next month!
I must be feeling guilty about my blog abandonment since I’ve got two posts in one week… So here it is, the latest painting of my “New Realm” series. Not even on the website yet! Consider this a sneak preview that only my blog readers are in the know about. Feeling special yet? Okay, okay, so here are the details. The title is “Liberty” and this is another large piece since it is 36″ wide by 48″ high. And as per usual, it is an acrylic on canvas. This piece features the purple butterflies from many of the other paintings in the series. I thought of this one as an extension of “Release” which also features the purple butterflies seen from above. This painting will be part of my solo exhibition this October at Galerie Lafayette in downtown Lafayette, LA. If you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see these paintings in person. The photo here does not do the piece justice. Anyway, if you’d like to find out more about my upcoming exhibits, sign up for my newsletter under my website contact page. And while you’re there, check out the rest of my work- www.AmyGuidry.com.
Okay, so this won’t be the next upcoming 2nd Saturday Artwalk, but it will be a 2nd Saturday in the future… October, that is. So here in Lafayette, Louisiana, we have a 2nd Saturday Artwalk each month in the downtown area. All of the galleries are open late, usually until 8 or 9 pm depending on the crowd. So I will be having a solo exhibition at Galerie Lafayette, which is located in Jefferson St. Market this coming October. This will actually be the second solo show I’ve had at Galerie Lafayette. I will have all new work for this exhibit! The opening reception will be held during the Artwalk, which will be October 10th from 6-8pm. More details about the show will follow closer to time. In the meantime, you can view my work at www.AmyGuidry.com.
I recently received a letter from the Marquis Who’s Who committee inviting me to be in the next edition of Who’s Who in America. Actually, they just needed me to update my biographical information since they already have that in their database, but I was honored, nonetheless. I’m currently published in the Marquis Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World. So now I get to be in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who in America. It will be published in October of this year.
And in case you can’t make it to the library and look up this publication, you can always check out my biography (and my artwork!) at www.AmyGuidry.com.
Okay, if you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recall me mentioning a great review of my work in Las Vegas CityLife magazine. Well, you can now finally read it on my website. The article was written by Jarret Keene and covers my New Realm solo exhibition that I recently had in Las Vegas, NV. You can read the article at www.AmyGuidry.com/press02.html.
For all my local readers, and maybe those so in love with my work they are willing to travel to Lafayette, LA to see it, I will be having another solo exhibit at Galerie Lafayette in October of 2009! The previous solo show I had there was packed with people, no kidding, and the work was very well-received. It’s a great space- huge, too, so I will be putting a lot of work in there- so this exhibit will not disappoint! You can view photos of that last exhibit under the Events section of my website- www.AmyGuidry.com.
I wanted to share for those of you with bated breath (haha), my latest painting. It’s titled…yes, you guessed it…”Tranquility.” This is another large piece, 30 inches across and 40 inches high, from my New Realm series. I had planned on finishing it sooner, but with two hurricanes coming through, my plans were thwarted a bit. Probably an appropriate piece to be working on at that time since I could have used some tranquility myself, or a tranquilizer, whichever. Anyway, here it is!
One of the things I enjoyed about doing this painting were all the details. Sounds crazy, but I am drawn to patterns. All patterns. Whether paisley or geometric, I have a penchant for them. So you can imagine how delighted I was to paint the patterns on the butterflies. In addition, the lace detailing on the blouse, which is a popular item in many paintings from this series, was also fun. What I really love is how the patterns all play off each other. The subject, the heroine of story, is as decorated as the butterfly wings are.
As a reminder, the remaining pieces from this series, or at least most of them, can be seen at my solo exhibition, New Realm, in Las Vegas. The show is at Henri & Odette now through October 22nd. And if you can’t make it to Vegas, you can view all of my work online at www.AmyGuidry.com.
Okay, that was a play on V for Vendetta… I’m running out of catchy titles. Anyway, you should remember the 13th of September, this Saturday, because it’s the opening of my New Realm solo exhibit at Henri & Odette! This will be the debut of my series in Las Vegas! So if you live in Vegas, are going to Vegas, or know anyone in Vegas, be sure to check out my show. This work has had a lot of buzz, so come see what it’s all about.
The opening reception is from 6-8pm at Henri & Odette on the 13th. The show will be on display through October 22nd, so if you can’t make it (and why not?) you can still catch the show later. The gallery is located at 124 South Sixth Street, Suite 130, in Las Vegas, Nevada of course.