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’ve just finished my first painting of the New Year! This is another new addition to the In Our Veins series titled Wolfpack. It is an acrylic on canvas, 12″ by 12″ square. I went through, on average, one paintbrush per wolf head on this one. I build up the colors in each layer and then start adding layers of hairs, working my way up to the lighter hairs, therefore my paintbrush takes a beating. Well worth it, though, since I am pleased with the outcome. This is a “sister piece” to my painting The Pack (which is one of the paintings I will have featured in the Surreal Salon at the Baton Rouge Gallery- Center for Contemporary Art!). You can check out both paintings on my website and for a better view of Wolfpack, visit www.amyguidry.com/wolfpack.html.
I’m excited to announce that my work was recently selected for the Surreal Salon at the Baton Rouge Gallery- Center for Contemporary Art in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The guest juror is artist Casey Weldon (who will also be giving an Artist Talk at the gallery). I am honored to have my work selected for what will be a great exhibition. Both Symbiotic and The Pack will be featured, both of which are from my In Our Veins series. I can’t post it just yet, but I did get a preview of the soon to be online catalog, and there is a lot of great work included. The show opens January 3rd (next Tuesday!) and will be up through January 26th. There will be a costumed soiree on January 21st from 7-11pm, with live music from Mobley (Austin, TX) and Prom Date (Baton Rouge, LA). And in case you were wondering, I already have my costume but won’t reveal until after the event- all the more reason to come check out the show in person on the 21st!
Upon the start of the Surreal Salon exhibit at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, my painting “Complacent” has sold. The exhibit will be up through the 28th of January, so if you haven’t seen this piece in person, now is your last chance. It’s fairly large- 48″ across by 24″ high, so there’s a lot that can’t be captured in a jpeg on the internet. This painting was an image that came to me, but I sketched it out and waited to use it later when the time was right. It fit perfectly with the social commentary series I was working on at that time.
Also of note, Robin Miller’s recent article in The Advocate (the Baton Rouge, LA newspaper) about the Surreal Salon. My painting was also featured with the article, so I was happy to find that out as well. You can read it under the Press Section of my website at http://www.amyguidry.com/press.html.
I’m excited to announce that my work was recently selected for the Surreal Salon- 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition to be held at the Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art. The Surreal Salon was formerly known as the Surrealist Ball and Juried Exhibition. This year the competition was expanded nationally, featuring 35 artists from across the country. In 2010, the Baton Rouge Gallery will again host a costumed soiree in honor of the Surreal Salon on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at BRG. Selected artists include: Chris Aaron, Baton Rouge LA; Ashley K. Bell, Baton Rouge, LA; Ron Bennett, Waggaman LA; Craig Black, Gonzales LA; Robert Bowen, San Francisco CA; Hannah March Campbell, Baton Rouge LA; Rachel Clark, Knoxville TN; Paul Dean, Baton Rouge LA; Lacey Dupré, Lafayette LA; Henryk Fantazos, Hillsborugh NC; Wylie Garcia, Burlington VT; Victoria Goro-Rapoport, Kearney NE; Morghan Gray, Baton Rouge LA; Amy Guidry, Lafayette LA; Todd Hines, Baton Rouge LA; Walter Hnatysh, Lake Worth FL; David Carlysle Humphreys, Baton Rouge LA; Bruce Humphries, Cheltenham PA; Lisa M. Johnson, Oxford OH; Marlene Llanes, Pasadena TX; Mario Marzan, Carrboro NC; James Russell May, Louisville KY; Mary McBride, Baton Rouge LA; Florence Alfono McEwin, Green River WY; Lee Ann Moser, Baton Rouge LA;
Armin Muhsam, Maryville MO; Melanie Peak, Baton Rouge LA; Russ Revock, Cleveland OH; Blake Sanders, Baton Rouge LA; Christopher Smith, Baton Rouge LA; Madelyn Smoak, Durham NC; Tamara Staser-Meltzer, Petalvma CA; Dyana Walker, Kerrville TX; Emily Williams, Columbus GA; Michael Yankowski, Natchitoches LA