Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Goodbye to Provincetown/Saved by the "To the Water....." Show

Each year right about now I go into a funk, the only word that seems right for what I feel after I leave Provincetown. When I first visited P-town eight summers ago, I knew I had gone somewhere special but I had no idea that over time I would grow to love a place the way I do the little village at the tip of Cape Cod and feel that it is my spiritual home. I hope everyone has a place like this. A place that stays with them constantly and makes them yearn for more, makes them feel the need to be connected all the time even if it will be another eleven months possibly before returning to the physical place, a place that brings peace and happiness, love and understanding, a place that clears the head and allows for thoughts that will lead to growth and development. 

Knowing that I would feel the way I do right now is exactly why I curated the Summer show at Lounge Gallery in Lafayette, LA. "To the Water...." is a beautiful show featuring paintings and photography by fourteen artists. I selected the artists included because of their great ability to capture a sense of time and place in their work and, moreover, because I need to connect with pieces on that level allowing art to transport me to the place I want to be. My vision for the show was that when folks walked into the gallery they would feel that they had been removed from the hot, humid Louisiana summer and taken "To the Water......", wherever the water might be. Whether it is a sailboat in the bay, a boat tied up at a lake marina, a fishing boat in the Atchafalaya basin, a view of the marsh, a branch in the woods, or a vast ocean scene, the artists in this show have created paradise in pieces that are beautiful, meditative, and transporting.

The closing reception for the show is this Saturday night during 2nd Saturday Art Walk in Lafayette. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show that are taking me "To the Water......." today.

 If you are in Louisiana on Saturday, be at Lounge Gallery for the reception from 5:30-8 pm. If you would like to purchase a piece or need more information on any piece or artist, please let me know. For now, enjoy my selections:


Candace Greer
Come About
Acrylic, oil pastel, pencil on wood
12" x 12"
$ 250.00



Gwen Voorhies
Distant Shores
Watercolor on Paper
20" x 27" framed
$ 485.00



Kathy Dumesnil
Marsh at Pecan Island II
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 16"
$ 500.00



Kelli Kaufman
Ocean Rain
Oil/Wax on Board
24" x 24"
$ 525.00


Michael Eble
Shipshape
Acrylic on Paper
16" x 20" framed
$ 500.00



Linda Moncla
Flag-Provincetown Bay
Watercolor on Paper
25" x 21" framed
$ 330.00




Kerry Griechen
Holding On
Digital Photography on Metallic Paper
16" x 24"
$ 285.00



Linda Moncla
Sailing Weather
Watercolor on Paper
16" x 20" framed
$ 330.00


Gwen Voorhies
Gulf View
Watercolor on Paper
18" x 15" framed
$ 365.00



Joy Gardner
Turquoise Water
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
$ 1,200.00



Lue Svendson
Sailboats
Oil on Panel
11" x 14"
$ 675.00



Joy Gardner
Hammock Branch
Pastel on Paper
10.5" x 13"
$ 375.00



Anne Mcleod
Afternoon Sea
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$ 475.00



Pegi Derby
Marsh Meets Water
Pastel on Paper
20" x 16"
$ 400.00



Ceci Neustrom
Spring on the Bayou
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"
$ 175.00



Anne Mcleod
Seascape
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 30"
$ 1,175.00


Candace Greer
Salty Seawater Sketch
Mixed Media on Raw Wood Panel
6" x 6"
$ 75 on easel



Lue Svendson
Along the Bay Shore
Oil on Panel
11" x 14"
$ 675.00



Michael Eble
Lone Dingy
Acrylic on Paper
16" x 20" framed
$ 500.00



Carla Vincent Levers
Abandoned Row
Pastel on Paper
27" x 39" framed
$ 950.00




Jerome Weber
Delcambre Shrimp Boat
Oil on Board
16" x 20", framed
$ 275.00



Kelli Kaufman
Summer Marsh
Oil/Wax/Charcoal on Canvas
48" x 24"
$ 1,150.00







1 comment:

Marisa Marcantonio said...

Wow Linda Moncla is good!Happy summ summ x