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December 1, 2009

December, 2009

What’s New
~ Current Display; Phil’s Grill
~ New Book
~ Holiday Sale
~ New Paintings; “Louisiana Heron II,” “Morning on the Bayou” and “Life on Mars”

Lana had a great time at Arts Evening last month; meeting people, getting feedback and making sales. She accepted an invitation recently to fill more of the dining room at Phil’s Grill (in Hammond) with her photography. 10% of all sales there go to art programs at local schools. She also accepted an invitation to submit works for the Ovation TV community Holiday Edition of “Anthology of Friends,” as well as an invitation to donate work toward a private project to benefit needy children.

With shoulder surgery coming up in a couple of weeks, she’s currently having a huge sale on most of her paintings and photography. Many works are available for $45 or less, including ground shipping in the continental U.S.
(Note; the sale is currently over.)

New Works
Lana completed 3 new acrylic paintings since our last mailing; “Louisiana Heron II,” “Morning on the Bayou” (shown below,) and “Life on Mars” (seen above.) At 40”x30”, the latter is her largest work on canvas to date.


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November 1, 2009

November, 2009

What’s New
~ Current and Upcoming Displays; Phil’s Grill and Arts Evening
~ New Paintings; “Summer Forest,” “K12” and “Louisiana Heron”
~ Cooler Weather Means New Photos

Lana’s works are now available at Phil’s Grill in Hammond, LA. She was also invited to have a featured showing of her photography there (details TBA.) On Nov. 7th she’ll be participating in Slidell’s Arts Evening. Like last year, she’ll be displaying and selling her works at Postal Plus at 155 Robert St. in Olde Towne Slidell. She’s also contacted the folks in charge of the Abita Springs Water Festival about showing and selling her works there.
Unfortunately Lana’s entry didn’t win Superstation WGN’s “My America” photo contest. However, with cooler weather, she’s delighted once again to be getting out and taking more pictures.

New Works
Lana completed 2 new acrylic paintings in October; “Summer Forest,” “K12” and “Louisiana Heron” (detail shown at right.) She’s also taken numerous photos locally as well as at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge (where her husband was a featured author.)

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October 1, 2009

October, 2009

What’s New
~ Current Displays; STAA’s member gallery and SAL’s "A Change of Seasons" show
~ Upcoming Displays; BLAC Fall Show, ARTober Fest
~ New Paintings; “Love Rain Down,” “421,” “Sandhill Crane” “Afternoon Woods II” and “Brold”
~ Photo on front page of St. Tammany News
~ Superstation WGN "My America" Photo Contest Finals

Lana’s works are still on display at the St. Tammany Art Association Member’s Gallery and now at Slidell Art League’s “A Change of Seasons” juried show (until Oct. 13.) She will also have works at Bayou Lacombe Art Center’s fall show at the Heart Hospital on Sept. 26-27. After that, the Abita Artists group that she founded will hold their first show, “ARTober Fest,” at the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum on Oct. 9-11. A “meet the artists” reception will be held on Oct. 11.
Her “Juvenile Bald Eagle” photo was featured on the front page of the St. Tammany News on Aug. 21.
Final voting for Superstation WGN’s “My America” photo contest has begun. She hopes "Bayou at Northlake" ends up in the top three, to help replace her recently deceased camera.

New Works
Lana completed 4 new acrylic paintings in the past month; “Love Rain Down,” “421” (shown at left,) “Sandhill Crane,” “Afternoon Woods II” and “Brold.” Despite the untimely death of one of her cameras, she also got some photos of an alligator (among other things,) during a recent hike at Northlake Nature Center.

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September 1, 2009

September, 2009

What’s New
~ Current and Upcoming Displays
~ Photo Contests; Superstation WGN's "My America" and MSNBC's "It's a Snap"
~ New Paintings; “Autumn Hillside,” "Down Louisiana Way" and "Bob Ross Lives
~ Photos in St. Tammany News

Lana’s paintings are still on display at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Member’s Gallery in Covington, Louisiana. She will have works in Slidell Art League's "Change of Seasons" show (opening Sept. 11th,) and in Bayou Lacombe Art Center's "Fall for Art," Sept. 26th and 27th at the heart hospital in Lacombe, LA.
Lana’s "Bayou at Northlake" photo won "Photo of the Week" in Superstation WGN's "My America" contest and proceeds to the finals. Voting begins Sept. 2nd. Her "Golden Orb Weaver" photo made it to the finals of MSNBC's "It's a Snap" contest, but did not win.
The St. Tammany News published two more of her photos on their front page; "Frog in the Birdhouse" and "Flowers in the Sand."

New Works
Lana completed a 24x12" acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas; “Autumn Hillside” (shown above.) Some of the leaves, both in the trees and on the ground, are done in metallic gold paint, which reflect light. She also completed an 11x14" piece called "Down Louisiana Way" that features local themes and a 10x8" landscape done in acrylic on canvas board called "Bob Ross Lives." All can be seen on her website (see below.)

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August 1, 2009

August, 2009

What’s New
~ Current Displays
~ Books Available
~ Abita Artists Show
~ New Paintings; “October,” Primary Curves” and “Secondary Swirls”

Lana’s works are currently on display at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Member’s Gallery (paintings,) in Covington, Louisiana and the Causeway Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library (paintings, photos and sculpture,) in Mandeville, Louisiana. The Causeway display will run through the end of August. In November, Lana will also be displaying paintings and photography at Slidell’s Arts Evening.
Lana’s entries in the “Generation Fig Tree ’09” online art show are now available in the book of the show. Her paintings and photos have also been published in Ovation TV’s “Anthology of Friends; An Original Collection” volumes 3, 4 and 5. Detail from her “Sunrise at the Falls” painting was featured on the July 1 cover of Alternatives magazine.
“Abita Artists” are planning a show, aiming for this coming October. Details yet to be announced.

New Works
Lana completed 3 new 8x10” acrylic paintings in July; “Primary Curves,” “Secondary Swirls” and “October” (shown above.) The trees are done in metallic gold paint, which reflect light.
She also set up two new blogs, focusing solely on her visual arts; “Eye Candy; The Art of Lana Gramlich” and “Eye Candy; The Photography of Lana Gramlich.”
(Note; The blogs have since been abandoned in favor of a website--address below.)

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