Friday, July 31, 2009

White Linen Night 2009 @ Louisiana Artworks

Meet the Artists: Open Studios with Tim Best, Lee Deigaard & Dave Greber;
Unveiling of new Shoe Stories designs by Claudia Lynch in the ArtWorks MarketPlace
Kick Off White Linen Night at Louisiana ArtWorks with some refreshing White Sangria!

Saturday, August 1, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Louisiana ArtWorks
725 Howard Avenue (at Carondelet)
Plenty of street parking available
504-571-7373 or

For more information, call Karen Louise Crain at 504-571-7373, or 504-723-6593, email her at or visit the website at

Louisiana ArtWorks is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to inspire artistic growth, enhance technical skills, and provide marketing and economic development for Louisiana artists in a unique arts environment, while offering the public opportunities to see, enjoy, and explore the processes involved in the creation of the visual and applied arts.

Private Preview Screening of 'New Orleans Contemporary Art: Post Katrina & The Revolution will be Televised

‘The Revolution will be Televised’

WHAT: Preview Screening of ‘The New Orleans Contemporary Art: Post
Katrina & 9 site specific video installations of “The Revolution will
be Televised”

WHEN: Friday July 31st @ 7PM

WHERE: Studio 527 located @ 527 Julia Street.

From the artist:
"After my friend and fellow Artist Jeffrey Cook’s untimely death, I
decided to document our Contemporary Art scene in New Orleans. The
outcome is a concise and coherent motion picture that celebrates our
struggle to articulate the movement of Contemporary Art in Nola."

The New Orleans Contemporary Art Documentary features: Andy Antippas,
Willie Birch, Dan Cameron, Dawn DeDeaux, Brad Dupuy, Olivia Hill,
Kirsha Kaechele, Mia Kaplan, Borislava Kharalampiev, Miranda Lash,
Shantrelle Lewis, Srdjan Loncar, Tony Nozero, Terrence Sanders, Dan
Tague, Robert Tannen, & Christopher Porche West.

“I have a simple philosophy about life and death. How easily it comes
and how easily it can end! What man can afford to waste time? At any
moment death can claim anyone, and when it does, death itself is
unimportant. The only thing that matters is the work that one has
accomplished.” – King Hussein 1

Join us on July 31st @ 7PM at Studio 527 for an advanced screening of
‘New Orleans Contemporary Art: Post Katrina’ and ‘The Revolution will
be Televised’. 9 site specific video installations by Terrence

The New Orleans Contemporary Art: Post Katrina screening will be
Friday, July 31st @ 7PM for


For more information please contact: Mandy Pumilia at

Private Preview Screening of 'New Orleans Contemporary Art: Post
Katrina' & 'The Revolution will be Televised'.

Make it Right: From Concept to Community: CAC

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1 at Whitney White Linen Night

In December 2007, more than two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Lower 9th Ward, the once-vibrant neighborhood was still silent and razed and the community frustrated by the lack of rebuilding progress. After touring the area and meeting with neighborhood groups and families, actor Brad Pitt was moved by the injustice he saw to "Make It Right." Pitt created the Make It Right Foundation to help the Lower 9th Ward recover by building 150 affordable, green high quality design homes in the neighborhood closest to the Industrial Canal levee breach.

From Pitt's concept, a thriving and growing community has grown. Fourteen families now live on the site, 19 homes are under construction and another 49 families are in process. The first 13 local, national and international architects who contributed their designs to Make It Right based their work on the traditional New Orleans "shotgun" home. In June 2009, a second round of 14 architects submitted designs based on traditional New Orleans' "duplexes" (two-family homes). For the first time, the models of the duplex designs will be on display beginning August 1 at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. In addition, the exhibition, Make It Right: From Concept to Community, will trace the evolution of the first generation of houses from design to finished houses and thriving neighborhood, and detail the pioneering materials, processes and technologies being used in the Lower 9th Ward that will benefit communities across America.

Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Gallery admission: $5/general, $3/students & seniors, FREE To CAC members.

For information, call (504) 528-3805

White Linen Night: CAC

Picking up where the Louisiana OPEN (the CAC's biennial) left off, Hot Up Here is the first in an ongoing series of exhibitions of new work by New Orleans and Louisiana-based artists. Organized by CAC Visual Arts Director Dan Cameron.

Artists:Brad Benischek, Stephen Collier, Generic Art Solutions, Jessica Goldfinch, Brian Guidry, Scott Guion, Christopher Jahncke, Rachel Jones, Michelle Levine, Gina Phillips, Christopher Saucedo, Karoline Schleh, Maxx Sizeler, Chris Sullivan, David Sullivan, Monica Zeringue.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

At NOMA: Tour: Mnemonic Devices with Rachel Jones and David Webber; Summer Art Studios;

New Orleans Museum of Art
6 p.m.
Tour: Mnemonic Devices with Rachel Jones and David Webber

Join artists Rachel Jones and David Webber for a tour of their current two-person exhibition Mnemonic Devices: Rachel Jones and David Webber. The two Louisiana-based artists working in painting (Jones) and video (Webber) explore the process of selecting and assembling information from memories and pre-existing documents into new visual amalgams. The New Orleans-based Jones has exhibited her work locally at The Front, as well as in New York and Austria. Webber is Assistant Professor of Media Art at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has exhibited his work in numerous international film festivals.

The film is part of the Mid-Week in Mid-City series of public programs on Wednesday evenings, when the Museum stays open until 8 p.m. As always, a cash bar will be available from 5-8 p.m.


August 8, Ages 13-17
Drawing Studio
Designed for the beginning to intermediate artist, this course is an introduction to many drawing approaches with a variety of media and subject matter. Basic figure drawing techniques will be introduced as well as drawing from life with a clothed model.


Coming Up at NOMA:

Wednesday, August 5, 6 p.m.
"Instant" Tour with George Roland
George Roland, Doris Zemurray Stone Curator of Prints and Drawings, leads an informal tour of An Instant Arrested in Eternity: Sketches by Steinlen, Forain & Tchelitchew.

Wednesday, August 5, 6 p.m.
Poets & Writers Workshop
An open poetry workshop led by New Orleans-based poet Jean E. Grau, held in conjunction with Poets & Writers, the nation's largest nonprofit serving creative writers.

Friday, August 7, Noon-1 p.m.
"Instant" Tour with George Roland
George Roland, Doris Zemurray Stone Curator of Prints and Drawings, leads an informal tour of An Instant Arrested in Eternity: Sketches by Steinlen, Forain & Tchelitchew.

Saturday, August 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
"An Afternoon Focus on Alzheimer's"
An afternoon of community awareness events presented in conjunction with "Caring Partners" from the Greater New Orleans Alzheimer's Association. In the Stern Auditorium, the HBO Films documentary Alzheimer's Project screens at
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12, 6 p.m.
"Highlights of the Chinese Collection" Tour
with Lisa Rotondo-McCord
Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Assistant Director for Art and Curator of Asian Art, leads an informal tour of highlights from the permanent collection of Chinese art.

Wednesday, August 19, 6 p.m.
The Art of Caring Tour with Alice Dickinson
Join Alice Webb Dickinson, associate collections manager and the institutional curator for The Art of Caring, on a tour of the current major exhibition, The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography.

Collaboration between ReX and Steph Stelmach

When Lafcadio Hearn moved to New Orleans in the 1870s, he wrote to a friend
back in Cincinnati:

"Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been
buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that
it has become only a study for archaeologists. Its condition is so bad that
when I write about it, as I intend to do soon, nobody will believe I am
telling the truth. But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes,
than to own the whole state of Ohio."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Support Young Aspirations/Young Artists TONIGHT!

YA/YA (Young Aspirations/Young Artists), Inc. is a non-profit arts and social service organization whose mission is to provide educational experiences and opportunities that empower artistically talented inner-city youth to be professionally self-sufficient through creative self-expression.

Since its founding in 1988, the YA/YA studio-gallery has provided young artists who have limited access to educational resources and career opportunities the chance to apprentice with professional artists, create public artworks, design merchandise, serve as cultural ambassadors, work as project managers, and mentor others in the arts.

For answers to questions or to learn more about YA/YA, please call 504-529-3306

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Support Dirty Linen Night, Forget the Rest!

The status of Dirty Linen Night, discussed here, is known! It appears that the *FREE* Dirty Linen Night is still on for August 8th from 6-9pm, despite the Vieux Carre Soiree's simultaneous, more corporate (read: cheesy) pirate-themed event. I encourage everyone to participate in Dirty Linen Night as it was meant to be: a *FREE* open gallery event with beautiful art, wine sipping and sans pirates. This is Royal Street afterall, not Bourbon.

More info from Humid City here:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Women on the Verge Exhibition - Galerie Gigi


WHAT: “Women on the Verge” art exhibition
WHEN: July 18th – August 29th, Opening Reception July 18th at 6PM
WHERE: Galerie Gigi, 627 St. Peter (In the Quarter between Royal and Chartres)

From the gallery:

We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of “Women on the Verge” at Galerie Gigi. The much anticipated group show, curated by Terrence Sanders, features work by artists Ariel Jackson, Hannah Downey, Grissel Guiliano, Layla Messkoub, Libbie Allen, Marin Dearie, Miriam Waterman, Olivia Hill, and Rebecca Rebouche.
“‘Women on the Verge’ is an important exhibition featuring a new era of women in art”, says the show’s curator and Art Voices Magazine editor and publisher, Terrence Sanders. “When I began conceptualizing this exhibition I wanted to feature young promising, gifted and talented female artists living in New Orleans…Nine independent women, each with an individual statement; concise, original, and refreshing.”
Join us on July 18th, 6 pm at Galerie Gigi for an opening reception with the artists and curator “as they hang their struggles, joys, and dreams - articulating a new narrative in Contemporary Art.”

The exhibition runs at Galerie Gigi from July 18th until August 29th, Thursday through Sat 11am to 5pm. For more information visit or contact Galerie Gigi director, Lindsay Viner at (713) 385-7890 or

"Dirty Linen Night" No More?

According to an article here, a beloved New Orleans tradition - Dirty Linen Night - has been usurped by the "Vieux Carre' Soiree". Currently, it is being reported that the founder of Dirty Linen Night owns the trademark "Dirty Linen Night". This year's producer of the event, Fleur de Lis Consulting, along with Glazer's Companies of Louisiana and the Young Professionals Society, decided to change the name. The Dirty Linen Night event, held annually one week after its White Linen Night counterpart on Julia Street, (this year on August 1,) has not been reached for comment.

The Vieux Carre Soiree is asking for interested attendees to visit their Facebook fan page:

More information as it becomes available.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ellen Gilchrist at the Ogden

Southern Storytellers: Ellen Gilchrist
July 12, 2009
Southern Literature

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Throughout the Ogden Museum's Stephen Goldring Hall

Author Ellen Gilchrist has captured the essence of love, longing and life through her short stories, novels and essays. She won the National Book Award for Fiction (1984) for "Victory over Japan," a collection of short stories. Her novels include "The Annunciation" (1983) and "The Cabal"(2000). This discussion is a rare opportunity to see this writer.

This event is presented by the Kohlmeyer Circle, and was funded in part by the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Poets & Writers, Inc.

Contact: Libra LaGrone, 504.539.9600,

What's Coming Up for White Linen: Arthur Roger galleries

Simon Gunning
The Waterline, Untouched with Ghosts, 2006
oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches

Simon Gunning
432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 | 504.522.1999

Mitchell Gaudet
434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 | 504.522.1999

Raine Bedsole - New Orleans Artist

Burnt Nail Figure

4 Audubon Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70118

What's Coming Up for White Linen: Steve Martin Fine Art

August 1 - 31, 2009
All new work by Jamali (website here:
Opening reception in conjunction with
Whitney's White Linen Night
August 1 from 6 until 9 PM
Gallery hours:noon until 5 PM Tuesday - Saturday
and by appointment
604 Julia St., New Orleans, LA., 70130
telephone: 504-566-1390

What's Coming Up for White Linen" LeMieux Galleries

Title: The Sublime of Botany
Size: 24" x 30"
Medium: oil, wax, and soil on panel

LeMieux Gallerues
332 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

What's Coming Up for White Linen: Ariodante Gallery

New Exhibition for White Linen Night
Myra Williamson-Wirtz
August 1st - September 4th

What's Coming Up for White Linen: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

Red Grooms
Goya's Demons
etching with spitbite acquatint, 18 x 15.25 in.

Paperwork II
Group Show
Etchings and Drawings
June 1 - Jul 31, 2009

New Work by Miranda Lake
August 1 - Aug 29, 2009

400a Julia Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
(504) 522-5471 tel
(253) 399-1649 fx

What's Coming Up for White Linen: The Soren Christensen Gallery

Lory Lockwood
Like a Dream Walking
oil on canvas 41 x 38
from the June Exhibition:

AUGUST AND WHITE LINEN: Rose Thome Casterline

Soren Christensen Gallery is located at
400 Julia Street in New Orleans, Louisiana

What's Coming Up for White Linen: Gallery Bienvenu

60" x 80" acrylic on board

Upcoming Exhibition: August-September 2009 - Michael Kessler
518 Julia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Steve Martin Concept Studio Gallery

Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery
The mission of Steve Martin Concept Gallery is to provide an approachable exhibition space in the New Orleans area for experimental and often under-represented art projects dismissed by traditional galleries and museums. A pioneer in the local visual arts scene, Steve Martin Studio fills a void, left by established museums and commercial art galleries, and allows opportunities for emerging artists and alternative art forms to be exhibited publicly.

Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery plans an exhibition schedule of at least 6 shows per year. The gallery seeks diversity in its programming and embraces submissions that utilize materials and concepts both inside and outside the bounds of traditional art. Submissions are reviewed by a committee, and are generally submitted at least four months in advance. Artists from around the world may apply for exhibition.

For at least two shows per season, Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery seeks to unite local artist with national or international artist through either a juried competition or guest curated shows. An integral component in the objectives of the gallery, this program is threefold in purpose. First, it serves to attract national or international artists to New Orleans, and to expose the community to experimental art projects from a diversity of cultural backgrounds. Second, the program intensifies the experience of the national or international artists: as they show alongside local artists, these artists experience the community on a local level. This provides the artists expanded access to local resources and allows the artist to build a relationship with the community. Finally, the program furthers the experience of the local artist. In showing with an artist of similar interests or background from outside New Orleans, the local artist develops a knowledge and relationship with artists of other art communities, thereby gaining access to art communities outside New Orleans.

A converted row-house, located in one of the Thirteen Sisters on Julia Street in the Heart of the New Orleans Art District, Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery offers several rooms of exhibition. The exhibition venue is approximately 290 square feet, the interior is comprised of white walls standing twelve feet tall, with bright, even lighting, typical historic architectural elements and details, whitewashed cypress flooring and large historic styled windows and doors.

Beyond the physical presentation space, the Steve Martin Fine Art website will be a vital accompaniment to the exhibitions and creates an additional exhibition space preserving and presenting with increased public accessibility the accomplishments of the gallery and its exhibitions. The website is constantly expanding, and submissions are welcomed continually.

Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery eeks to promote the practices of contemporary artists from the local, national and international scenes. The multidisciplinary program will comprise exhibitions, lectures and meetings with artists, in addition to art publication activity and the production of thematic projects and new artworks. Its aims are to present a calendar of activities that facilitate critical discussion and reflection within the community.

A selection committee will choose from projects submitted by artists or curators, while other projects will be generated by invitation. Each project is given the support required for its achievement. Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery offers a broad platform for ideas. By taking on curators, sponsors, and contributors from other horizons Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery allows a greater number of artists, collectors, and the viewing public access to enjoy the benefits of its resources thereby extending debates on contemporary art to a wider audience. In proposing new ways of exhibiting artwork, Steve Martin Studio Concept Gallery questions various means and attitudes towards art dissemination. Thematic projects initiated and produced by the staff stimulate exploratory artistic creation and facilitate the development of critical thinking through lectures and publicity they receive. Our goal in creating such activities is to serve as a focal point where the broader public, artists, curators, collectors and researchers visiting and from the New Orleans area and elsewhere can experience dynamic encounters and discussions around contemporary art.

Steve Martin Studio
Concept Space
624 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
T: 504.566.1390
C: 504.289.5167
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Steve Martin Fine Art

Founded in 1993 Steve Martin Studio has brought a unique vision to the art community of New Orleans. In its 15 years of operation, what began as a studio space for owner/artist Steve Martin, Steve Martin Studio has burgeoned into a recognized art institution. With more than 96 shows, representing more than 150 local, national, and international artists, Steve Martin Studio has supported site-specific works featuring photography, video, sculpture, drawing, painting and digital media.

Steve Martin Fine Art features the most extensive collection of works by New Orleans artist, Steve Martin, and is proud to be the sole representative in the La, Ms & Al region of Jamali.

Steve Martin Fine Art
604 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
T: 504.566.1390
C: 504.289.5167

Billboard Art Competition

New Orleans Museum of Art Upcoming Dates

Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
"An Afternoon Focus on Aging"
An afternoon of community awareness events presented in conjunction with "Caring Partners" from AARP, Catholic Charities' PACE Program for Seniors, The Council on Aging and Jewish Family Service's Life Line Program.

Wednesday, July 15, 6 p.m.
Decorative Arts Tour with John W. Keefe
Exhibition organizer John W. Keefe, The RosaMary Foundation Curator of the Decorative Arts, leads visitors on an informal tour of With a Little Help from Our Friends: Recent Accessions in the Decorative Arts. This new exhibition gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Museum's patrons and friends who have helped enhance the already renowned Decorative Arts collection with gifts in ceramics, glass, metalwork, small sculpture and Fabergé objects.

Saturday, July 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
"An Afternoon Focus on Caregiving & Healing"
An afternoon of community awareness events presented in conjunction with "Caring Partners" from Covenant House, Louisiana State University School of Nursing and Ochsner Blood Bank. Activities include a blood drive.

White Linen Night Reminder - August 1

SATURDAY, August 1, 2009
Rain date: August 8

6 - 9pm
Up and down Julia Street - (300-800 blocks) and throughout the New Orleans Arts District - great art, tempting eats, flowing libations and tunes. Cash bars, cuisine and treats by Ben & Jerry's, Bombay Club, Crepes a la Cart, Emeril's, GW Fins, New Orleans Ice Cream, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, SNOLA Snowballs, Sun Ray Grill, Superior Grill, Wolfe's in the Warehouse, Ye Old Kettle Cooker ... and more!

Entertainment on Julia Street
6 - 9pm
Please help us recycle on Julia Street. Recycling services compliments of Phoenix Recycling.

6pm - midnight
Featuring provocative art, entertainment, cash bars and cuisine by 5Fifty5, The Melting Pot and St. James Cheese Co.

Art Openings:
Make it Right
Hot Up Here
Unmasking Possibilities: An Exploration of Cancer Through Art, presented by the American Cancer Society

ART-IN-ME-MO-RI-AM by Kristen Struebing-Beazley

Works by Emeril Lagasse Foundation Summer Arts Camp Students


DJ Soul Sister's Deeper Discotheque featuring the Booty Patrol Dancers + TBA

$10 general admission. FREE for CAC members.


Ariodante Gallery
535 Julia St.
Opening - Myra Williamson-Wirtz

Arthur Roger Gallery
432 Julia St.
Paintings and Drawings from Avery Island - Simon Gunning

Arthur Roger Gallery Project
434 Julia St.
Trinket - Mitchell Gaudet

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
Make it Right
Hot Up Here
Unmasking Possibilities: An Exploration of Cancer Through Art, presented by the American Cancer Society
ART-IN-ME-MO-RI-AM by Kristen Struebing-Beazley
Works by Emeril Lagasse Foundation Summer Arts Camp Students

d.o.c.s., a studio gallery of contemporary art
709 Camp St.
Paintings - Charles Chambers

Gallery Bienvenu
518 Julia St.
Exhibition TBA

George Schmidt Gallery
626 Julia St.
Paintings from the American Sector - George Schmidt

Heriard-Cimino Gallery
440 Julia St.
Excavations - Regina Scully - Paintings

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art
600 Julia St.
Lingering - Terry Kenney - Oil Paintings

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400a Julia St. Reclamation | Encaustic Works - Miranda Lake

LeMieux Galleries
332 Julia St.
Wild, Cultivated, Fragile - Deedra Ludwig - Paintings

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
Looking to Learn: NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) Paintings by Bo Bartlett

Storming the Ramparts: Objects of Evidence - Gilbert Gaul - Painting (Civil war artifacts courtesy of Louisiana Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall)

Steve Martin Fine Art
604 Julia St.
Mystical Expressionism - Jamali

Steve Martin Concept Space
624 Julia St. Group show with Matais Longoria, Linda Lesperance and Billy the Artist

TONIGHT: Ogden in NO and WaterColor, FLa.—Music & Mojitos

New Orleans: Mississippi Delta blues legend Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (Free to museum members; $10 general admission)

WaterColor: Anniversary (it's been one year!) party, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (Free) Special appearance by author Julia Reed

Music, art and Clementine mojitos at both!