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October 1, 2010

October, 2010

What's New

~ Free Photo Contest
~ BLAC Fall Show
~ Donations; TNC and NAMI St. Tammany
~ Abita Artists Fall Show
~ Interviews on Whopple and Art of Day
~ New Painting; Louisiana Iris

My stint as "Artist of the Month" at Mandeville City Hall went well. Thanks to Nancy Clark for hosting me again. Towards the end of September I was also pleased to participate in Bayou Lacombe Art Center's Fall Show, where I received many great comments on my "Sunset through Live Oaks" photo (shown above.)
To "give back" to those who support me, last month I implemented my free photo contest (see blurb immediately below the header of this page for details.) I'm glad to announce the first winner, Steve Malley!
In non-profit news, I donated my "Ironwood Leaves in Fall" photo to NAMI St. Tammany for their "Frame of Mind" fundraiser. I also donated the bulk of my photos of the Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve to The Nature Conservancy (which runs the site,) for use in publications, websites and presentations. I'm glad to support these two, worthy causes.
Currently I'm in the middle of curating a Fall Art Show for the group I founded and run, Abita Artists. The show will run from Oct. 8-30 at the Madisonville Marketplace, with an opening reception on Oct. 8th from 6-8pm. This event is free, refreshments will be served and our members will be on hand to meet, greet and talk about our work. Hope to see you there!
I've recently been featured on both Art of Day and Whopple. Thanks to James and Anne Marie for the opportunity!

New Painting

I completed a painting in September (shown at left); Louisiana Iris, 24x18" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.

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Lana Gramlich
Founder/Leader, Abita Artists
Owner, Eye Candy Visual Arts
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