new website! www.joshuachambers.net

www.joshuachambers.net

I launched a brand new website that is super mobile friendly! You can now see prices and info for each painting by touching the image you are interested in while browsing on your mobile device. To make this change, I had to make a slight change to the domain name: the new web address is www.joshuachambers.net. Along with the change in the domain name, my email address has changed as well: jchambersartist@gmail.com.

Come check out the new site, www.joshuachambers.net,  and send me an email at jchambersartist@gmail.com

new paintings

It’s October and both of the exhibitions my paintings were in have come to an end. The Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and Art Melt at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge were well attended and filled with an impressive collection of Louisiana artists.

I’ve included images of a few newly completed pieces, including a small diptych. More information will appear on my website.

Be on the lookout for upcoming exhibitions and more new pieces. You can subscribe to my blog, email list, or just bookmark my web page.

two exhibitions in August

 

Friday, July 23 thru September 3: Art Melt
Forum 35’s Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana. Now in its 13th year, Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, and performing arts. The winners of the 2016 Art Melt will be announced at the Art Melt Preview Party on Friday, July 22, 2016. Doors open to the ticketed event at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $85/individual or $150/couple. Catering will be provided by Ruffino’s, with music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. The Preview Party will also be the first opportunity for the public to view the exhibit and purchase artwork. Saturday, July 23, 2016 will be the exhibit’s official opening night and is free to the public. The gallery will open at 5 p.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m. Saturday will also feature an outdoor festival with cultural and musical performances, an arts marketplace, a children’s section and food options by local vendors. Following opening night, viewing of the gallery will be available during regular museum hours and included in the regular museum admission fee until September 3, 2016.

August 6 – September 18, 2016: Louisiana Contemporary
June 8, 2016 (New Orleans) -The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, with support of The Helis Foundation, will once again produce the exhibition, Louisiana Contemporary, opening on Whitney White Linen Night, August 6, 2016, and on display until September 18, 2016. The annual, state-wide, juried exhibition was established in 2012 to promote contemporary art practices in the state of Louisiana, to provide exhibition space for the work of living artists, and to engage an audience that recognizes the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art center.
In other news, here are three newly finished pieces:
nothing is funnier than unhappiness, acrylic on wood panel, 45x35

nothing is funnier than unhappiness, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35

 

why is it never enough? just enjoy, acrylic on wood panel, 45x35

why is it never enough? just enjoy, acrylic on wood panel, 45×35

 

intended mainly for separation, acrylic on wood panel, 10x14

intended mainly for separation, acrylic on wood panel, 10×14

Other places to see my work:
Graphite Galleries, New Orleans, LA
Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge, LA
The Agora Borealis, Shreveport, LA

 

new work, new show

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been

he could not deny that he was full of something that had not been, acrylic on paper on wood panel, 38×38

The piece above will be on exhibit at Kai Lin Art in Atlanta, Georgia until May 14th. It’s part of The New South : Juried Works on Paper Art Exhibition. With 200+ artists submitting over 1,000 artworks, The New South features 69 national artists (and one from Sweden) each exploring the contemporary Southern experience through the versatile and dynamic medium of paper. Kai Lin Gallery was selected by internationally renowned Wallpaper*Magazine as one of Atlanta’s Top 50 Cultural Destinations, chosen as a top 5 gallery in Atlanta by Haute Living, voted Best Gallery in Atlanta by JEZEBEL Magazine, Best Gallery by Georgia Voice 2011 and 2013, and Best Gallery by Fenuxe MagazineKai Lin Art is the only local contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta.

Last week I sent several new pieces to Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana. There’s a great review of the gallery and interview with Taylor Lyon (gallery owner) in April’s issue of St. Charles Avenue. If you’re headed to Jazz Fest, be sure to stop by the gallery.

Georgia / Louisiana

LaGrange Art Museum: First LaGrange Southeast Regional

Opening Reception: February 19, 7-9pm

all the while working himself tighter into life's snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39x39

all the while working himself tighter into life’s snare, acrylic on wood panel, 39×39

The 1st LaGrange Southeast Regional features an extraordinary, rich body of art work selected from over 450 works submitted by almost 15o artists representing the twelve-state Southeastern united States. It celebrates the rich legacy of talent within our region, provides its citizens access to current artistic practice, and offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities.

The Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists with an emphasis on regional artists as well as outsider and folk artists from the lower Chattahoochee Trace: The Regional affords the LaGrange Art Museum a means for increasing its permanent holdings though Purchase Awards.

 

Masur Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions and Favorites

July 15, 2015 – February 20, 2016

This exhibition will highlight recent acquisitions and favorites from the Masur Museum of Art’s permanent collection. While specifically outlining our collecting habits, it will also deal with broad artistic and historic trends, as well as those in the American South.

Recent Acquisitions & Favorites will feature work by Ron Adams, Robin Bernat, John James Audubon, Richard Buswell, Mary Cassatt, Joshua Chambers, Clyde Connell, Samuel Corso, Salvador Dali, Bruce Davidson, Alexander Drysdale, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Elliot-Smith, Frank Hamrick, Thomas Hart Benton, Albino Hinojosa, Damien Hirst, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, Auguste Rodin, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.

me standing next to my painting: "a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him"

me standing next to my painting: “a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him”

I finally had the chance to visit the Masur and see my work on the wall. It’s great to be included in a permanent collection with so many great artists. As a kid, I imagined that the only way my work would be under the same roof as Dali, Rodin, Motherwell, or Hirst was to get mega rich and form my own awesome collection. Of course, my wife made me take a picture:

 

 

 

Other places to see (or purchase) my work: Graphite Galleries, Ann Connelly Fine Art, The Agora Borealis.

you’re welcome to stop by

Saturday, December 12 from 11-6 : Heart the Art – Bizarre Street Party

BAC and Flying Heart Brewing will offer live music, food trucks, art vendors, and activities! Join us throughout the day to taste great food, hear a variety of music, and see an eclectic mix of local art. I’ll be in my studio so you’re welcome to drop in, say hello, and see what I’ve been working on.

BAC will be screening “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” outside at 5 pm. Camp out on the lawn with the entire family to enjoy this classic holiday comedy.

If you can’t make it, be sure to stop by Graphite Galleries in New Orleans, The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, and Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge. The holiday season is upon us!

i wish everyone was as happy as me, gouache on paper, 22x30

i wish everyone was as happy as me, gouache on paper, 22×30

 

a permanent public home

I’m happy to announce that the Masur Museum of Art recently purchased for their permanent collection “a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him” 

a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him, acrylic on wood panel, 23x23, 2015

a man who invents himself needs someone to believe in him, acrylic on wood panel, 23×23, 2015

It is part of the “Recent Acquisitions & Favorites” exhibition (July 15 – February 20). The exhibition includes art by Ron Adams, Robin Bernat, John James Audubon, Richard Buswell, Mary Cassatt, Joshua Chambers, Clyde Connell, Samuel Corso, Salvador Dali, Bruce Davidson, Alexander Drysdale, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Elliot-Smith, Frank Hamrick, Albino Hinojosa, Jim Isermann, Peter Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Eugene Martin, Robert Motherwell, Greely Myatt, Ed Pinkston, Alberto Rey, George Rodrigue, Vitus Shell, Ann Shields, Julian Stanczak, Bill Viola, Bob Ward, Douglas Weathersby, and others.

A small exhibition of some my newest work will be on display in Bossier City at the Donna Service Gallery. The show will run September 16 – October 28 with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Be sure to drop by the Donna Service Gallery, Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111. Normal Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47x35

we drifted out of touch shortly after he lost his arms, acrylic on wood panel, 47×35

 

Remember to check out these places as well:

The Agora Borealis: Shreveport, LA

Ann Connelly Fine Art: Baton Rouge, LA

Graphite Galleries: New Orleans, LA