made in July, on exhibit in August

i finally learned to love myself, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23

i finally learned to love myself, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23

fragile / and much less in control, acrylic on wood panel, 45x23

fragile / and much less in control, acrylic on wood panel, 45×23

I received word that two of my paintings have been selected for the Louisiana Contemporary 2016 exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. This annual event promotes contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, provides exhibition space for the exposition of living artist’s work, and engages a contemporary audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center. Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is the juror this year and has selected 78 pieces from over 1000 pieces submitted from more than 330 artists. The exhibition will run August 6 thru September 18, but here are a couple of important dates to remember:

Friday, August 5, 2016 – Preview Party and Artist Reception for Louisiana Contemporary, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This is where the juror, Bill Arning (Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) will give a statement and will announce the prize winners.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – White Linen Night, Opening Reception for Louisiana Contemporary, 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Other artists included in the exhibition: Artemis Antippas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Aron Belka, Chris Berntsen, James Billeaudeau, David Bordett, Susan Bowers, Vincent Cellucci, David Colannino, Drew Cooke, William DePauw, Jer’Lisa Devezin, Benjamin Diller, Adrione Domino, Troy Dugas, Abdi Farah, Ida Floreak, James Flynn, John Gargano, Shawn Hall, Ronna Harris, Margot Herster, Peter Horjus, Susan Ireland, Xavier Juarez, Kelli Scott Kelley, Jenna Knoblach, Avery Lawrence, Chris Lawson, Andrew LeBlanc, Ernest Joshua Littles, Shawne Major, Kristin Meyers, Ti-Rock Moore, Lake Newton, Casey Parkinson, Paul Rizzo, Ryan Sartin, Arthur Severio, Bennett Sewell, Maxx Sizeler, Patch Somerville, Dixon Stetler, Andrew Stubbs, and Dan Tague.

Also, in-between building and prepping several new panels, I have been able to complete two new large paintings since the last studio update:

how do you dress one hundred and ninety-nine pounds of disappointment?, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

how do you dress one hundred and ninety-nine pounds of disappointment?, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

 

i don't want to be honest, but i want you to believe me, acrylic on wood panel, 35x45

i don’t want to be honest, but i want you to believe me, acrylic on wood panel, 35×45

 

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