Fine & Functional Show at the Hammond Region Art Center

Fine & Functional

I’m excited to announce that I am exhibiting several of my hand-painted Petri dishes (see below) in the Fine & Functional show at the Hammond Regional Art Center. The show opens tonight, Friday, December 2, at 5:00 PM and will run through December 23.

After a three year hiatus, the highly acclaimed Fine and Functional craft show returns to the Arts Center for the month of December.

I am honored to have my work included in this unique, handmade art experience, curated by local stained glass artist, Jerry Hymel. The items for sale include wonderful jewelry pieces by several artists, iron sculpture by John Perriloux, folk art by Pat Juneau, and wood sculpture by David Nagel. There will be pottery by nationally known artists Ken Follette and Flynn Sochon.

So here is your opportunity to purchase unique crafts to fill out your Christmas list. Join us as welcome the return of this HRAC tradition on Friday, Dec. 2 through the 21st.

The Hammond Regional Art Center is located at 217 E. Thomas Street in Hammond, Louisiana and is open from 12pm until 6pm Monday through Friday.

Starry November Night

Members of the Hammond Art Guild with Roy Blackwood, Director of the Historic Columbia Theater in Hammond, LA
Members of the Hammond Art Guild with Roy Blackwood, Director of the Historic Columbia Theater in Hammond, LA

On Friday, November 18, I exhibited my work with the Hammond Art Guild at the Historic Columbia Theater in Hammond, LA as part of the annual Starry November Night Celebration. I exhibited a wide range of paintings including mixed media paintings using watercolor and crayon, and Pebeo Fantasy and acrylic paints. I also featured my series of “Dr. Marc’s” hand-painted petri dishes.

The highlight of the evening was seeing one of my good friends, Mr. Eddie, who has been recovering from surgery. I was honored that he came out to see me AND even bought one of my paintings, “The Settling of the Universe” a crayon and watercolor painting featuring a meditating Buddah. Thanks again, Eddie!

The Settling of the Universe

I’m a winner, baby!

Mixed Media Honorable Mention Ribbon for "Blame it on the Media" (Acrylic & Pebeo Fantasy Paints)
Mixed Media Honorable Mention Ribbon for “Blame it on the Media” (Acrylic & Pebeo Fantasy Paints)

I showed two mixed media paintings, “Go Big or Go Home!” and “Blame it on the Media”, in the 2016 Amite Art Club Jurried Show which was held in Amite, LA October 7 through 9. I was thrilled to receive an honorable mention for “Blame it on the Media”. Both paintings have since been sold!

Continue reading “I’m a winner, baby!”

Brews Arts was a Success!

Here are some pics of me and my fellow Hammond Art Guild members at the 2016 Hammond Regional Arts Center’s Brews Arts Festival – You can find links to the other artists websites below.

Shanna D’Antonio –

CB Hume –

Gisela Niedenfuer –

Heather Vallaire –

The Hammond Art Guild –

Ponchatoula Art & Wine Stroll 2016

I had a great time showing my work at the 2nd Annual Ponchatoula Art & Wine Stroll last night! I even sold a painting! Thanks Eric!

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