I’ve been away for a little while from my blog. Hopefully you’ve noticed. 😉 I’m working on a new body of work and am deeply involved in sketching out all the new ideas I have. Okay, so enough excuses. Here’s one new piece of information. If you haven’t read about it by now, my work has been featured in three volumes of Studio Visit Magazine. Studio Visit is the sister publication to New American Paintings and is published by The Open Studios Press. So now in addition to having my work in their publication, they have also featured me on their website. All past volumes of Studio Visit Magazine are now shown on the website and the winning artists from each issue are listed as well. In addition, those artists that have websites have a link to their site via StudioVisitMagazine.com. So if you’d like to check out the volumes that I’m in, go to www.studiovisitmagazine.com/volumes.html and click on an issue to see the artists. And if you’d like to view more of my work, be sure to check out my website at www.AmyGuidry.com.
The premier issue of Studio Visit Magazine has arrived…finally! After a three month delay, the copies I had pre-ordered arrived on my doorstep. My paintings “Out For a Run” and “Girl on Campus” were selected by juror Michael Lash, former director of the public art program for the City of Chicago. As I had stated a few posts ago, this is the first issue of Studio Visit, a new magazine produced by The Open Studios Press of New American Paintings fame. This time the competition was held across the country, not by region, and the work could be 2-D or 3-D, as opposed to ‘NAP’s’ 2-D-work-only policy.
I have yet to venture out to the bookstore, but Studio Visit should be on the magazine racks by now. There are two volumes since they decided not to make one super-huge issue. I think splitting it in two is good for those with a short attention span anyway. I am featured in Volume I (see photos above). What’s nice is they are in a large paperback format, so it’s not so much a magazine as a good quality paperback. Overall I was impressed with the work featured. Of course there were a few I had to scratch my head over, but that’s to be expected. In general, I think this is a great start for a new publication. And might I also add that this is being sent out to their prestigious list of galleries, museums, and collectors.
I had also contacted one of the writers for the Times of Acadiana about this boon to our local art community. Ashley Flanagan wrote a great piece concerning Studio Visit and the five Acadiana artists featured. You can read it online at http://www.timesofacadiana.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080430/NEWS01/804300307/1002/NEWS01. I will also be posting photos online from my spread in Studio Visit on my website www.AmyGuidry.com so be sure to look for those soon.