Here’s the link to a NOLA.com article by Doug MacCash about my plein air paintings of Hurricane Ida. He contrasts my work with a conceptual artist’s response to the storm. The article was released Wednesday Sept 29: https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/arts/
I’ve made so many paintings lately in the City Park vicinity that, starting in July, I’m moving my monthly tent exhibit of quick oil sketches and plein air class demos to City Park. I’ll have one more exhibit in Palmer Park, Saturday, June 26. Thereafter, for at least July and August, people can see many beautiful paintings I’ve done in City Park and in the neighborhoods adjacent to City Park. My exhibit will be part of the larger art market on the Great Lawn across from the Peristyle, the second Saturday of each month. Shown here is one of my original oil paintings that will be exhibited. It was done as a class demo in the Bayou St. John neighborhood. Because these paintings are class demos and quick sketches, they are very affordable!
The Degas Gallery, 604 Julia Street (Suite 101), New Orleans, LA 70130
In the early days of the pandemic, from April to mid-July, I captured the New Orleans Warehouse District with 30 paintings done plein air (on location from the live subject). Before the pandemic, this part of town had been difficult for me to access, given the busyness of the area and limited parking. But the empty streets in this unique situation gave me free rein to choose the perfect views to portray the unique beauty of this historic part of town with a large body of work.
The exhibit will be up for 2 months – October 2 to November 30). There will be a soft opening Friday, Oct 2, from 12 to 5pm and a curfew compliant regular opening on Saturday, Oct 3, from 5 to 7pm. Because of the pandemic, everyone entering the gallery must wear a mask and we ask that on opening night you attend either the first or second hour (but not both). This is to limit crowd size in the gallery. Also due to COVID-19, there will be restricted gallery hours during the exhibit. The gallery will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to noon, and Saturday, noon to 2pm. The gallery will also be open by appointment. For an appointment, contact Cybele Gontar at (504) 826-9744 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few of my plein air paintings of the New Orleans Warehouse district that will be exhibited:
Don’t miss my plein air workshop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, November 9th through the 11th! Enrollment will be open for only a few more days! Here are a couple of photos of the workshop location, which, within a couple of hundred yards, transitions from historic residential architecture in a sylvan setting to beautiful beach environs. I’ve also shown here one of my recent paintings from the area. Contact the Pink Rooster Gallery in Ocean Springs at (228) 875-1218 or let me know if you have any questions.
This Saturday at the Palmer Park Art Market, I’ll have extra low prices on over 30 really nice original oil paintings that are quick sketches and demos I’ve done for my students. Here are a just a few of the pieces I’ll have:
For all my South Mississippi friends and colleagues, I’m having a big solo exhibit in September in the fine arts gallery at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jackson County Campus) in Gautier. I believe the opening is around lunchtime August 30. I’ll be giving a gallery talk. More info later.
If you come to my presentation this Thursday Nov 2, 7:00pm, at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, you can also preview my solo exhibit of new work, “A Plein Air Exploration of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast,” which will have just been installed the previous day. My presentation, “Narration and the Fleeting Moment,” is an art history with respect to our understanding of human vision, particularly emphasizing advances in our understanding of vision made in the 19th century. It explores how art advanced our understanding of vision and also how modern vision science can return the favor and help advance art. Separately from my presentation, there will be a reception for my exhibit Saturday, Nov 4, 5-7pm. Here are a few images of paintings that will be included:
This workshop will be at the historic St. Joseph’s Inn Edgewood Plantation and it is sponsored by the Natchez Art Association. The workshop alone is $350, but there are options to stay at the plantation during the workshop for a little less than double that price. Here’s a link to sign up: https://www.natchezartassociation.org/phil-sandusky-workshop.html
“Impressions of New Orleans” is an exhibit of my paintings portraying the New Orleans’ Cityscape and urban neighborhoods at the Degas Gallery, 604 Julia Street, New Orleans. It will be for the month of June and the opening is Saturday June 3rd.