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April 3, 2011

April, 2011

I'm sorry to say that I'm going to have to shut down this blog. Between my "regular" job, my visual arts business, the local group I run (Abita Artists,) & all of my online social media outlets, something's got to give. I appreciate those few who have kept up with my dealings here, but this blog just doesn't garner sufficient attention for the time I've spent on it.
All of the information I've posted here is always available on my facebook page. I know that some people really don't like facebook, but my followers there far outweigh those here.
I also often post my art-related information to my personal blog, The Dreaming Tree. If you enjoy my work, I also post quite a few photos there, as well.
There's also always my webpage, Eye Candy Visual Arts.

Thank you all kindly and I apologize. Feel free to drop me a comment if you have any questions or concerns. My best to you all, always.

March 1, 2011

March, 2011 (Updated)

What's New

~ Awards
~ Photo in Video
~ Art in Collection
~ Donations
~ Upcoming Exhibits
~ New Outlet
~ Book Available
~ Photo Giveaway Winner
~ New Paintings

My "Sunset through Live Oaks" photo took 1st Place (photography,) at last month's Art for Madisonville Members' Show. My "American Alligator" photo (at right,) recently won 2nd Place in a Slidell Photography Club contest (and will go on to a larger, regional competition.)
My "Sunset at Lake Pontchartrain" photo was featured in Gary Graves' "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" music video. The photo comes in at the beginning (0:12,) and the end (3:33.) Thanks to Gary and producer, Laura Tabor-Huerta for the opportunity. Due to the submission of the video to a contest, it will not be available for public viewing until March 6th. Please check back after that date to have a look.
My "Sunset at Cedar Bay" painting was recently accepted into the City of Port Colborne's permanent art collection, where it hangs on the 3rd floor of City Hall.
I prepared 5 photo donations and sent them along for WYES' Art Collection Twelve fundraiser. If you live in the New Orleans area, be sure to tune in, enjoy lots of wonderful art & perhaps bid on some works!
I will be "Artist of the Month" at Bayou Barber in Covington, LA for the month of April. I will likely hold a reception on Apr. 9th and will update this post (and my facebook page,) with the information once final decisions are made. (UPDATE; My host had to push my display back due to unforeseen circumstances. I will post the new information as soon as I have it.)
I will also be submitting works for Lacombe Art Guild's Spring Show in the lobby of the Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital. Apr. 2, 6-9pm; Reception/awards. The exhibit will also be open Apr. 3, noon-5pm.
Some of my work is now available directly through Dawn Marie's Cafe in Abita Springs, LA.
The "Crude Haiku; Oil Poems" book (featuring my Great Egret photo on the cover,) is now available for sale (by donation.) Sales benefit the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Visit the New Orleans Haiku Society blog for more information.
Congratulations to Jan.'s free 8x10" photo winner, Fleet J. Ott!

New Paintings

I completed 2 paintings in February. Gone Fishin', a 10x8" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas (currently hanging at Dawn Marie's Cafe--see above,) and an homage to NASA's Space Shuttle program;

Farewell
12x24" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

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Lana Gramlich
Founder/Leader, Abita Artists
Owner, Eye Candy Visual Arts
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February 1, 2011

February, 2011

What's New

~ Contest Finalist
~ Book Cover
~ Artist of the Month
~ Art for Madisonville Show
~ Logo
~ Photo Giveaway Winner
~ New Painting

My "Fog at the Bridge" photo (at right) recently made the finals of an online competition. (Update; I didn't win, but am glad to have made the finals, regardless.)
My Great Egret photo was published on the cover of "Crude Haiku," a book put together by the members of the New Orleans Haiku Society to generate proceeds for Gulf Coast oil spill recovery. I'll post ordering info here as soon as I have it.
For the month of February I am "Artist of the Month" at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Lacombe, LA.
Art for Madisonville is holding a show of members' works Feb. 19-20 at Madisonville City Hall. I'll be sitting with the show from 2-4pm on the 20th.
I recently completed designing a logo for author Rick Moore.
Congratulations to Jan.'s free 8x10" photo winner, Paul Ponticell!

New Painting
Autumn Path
24x12" acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
(Inspired by the photo, above.)

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

January 1, 2011

January, 2011

What's New

~ Award
~ TNC Feature
~ New Store/Feature
~ Updated Inventory
~ Legal Victory
~ Photo Giveaway Winner

In early December, my Pied-Billed Grebe photo (at right,) won 3rd Place (photography) in Slidell Art League's "Christmas in the Depot" show and my Barred Owl was featured as "Daily Nature Photo" on The Nature Conservancy's website. I also brought some fresh inventory to Phil's Grill in Hammond, LA.
A few weeks back I created an online store, where my images can be ordered in a variety of formats. On Xmas day my Space Mermaids poster was featured among "Today's Best."
I'm also pleased to report my default, legal victory against a former, local "businessman" who sold 2 of my paintings and didn't pay me. I was not displeased to learn soon afterward that he'd been arrested for some kind of altercation at his former location (at which point outstanding warrants came into play.)
Congratulations to Dec.'s free 8x10" photo winner, Freak Smack!

New Paintings

I've been working a fair amount on a new painting (which has morphed through many phases,) of an autumn forest. I hope to be finished soon. Here's a shot of some details;
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Lana Gramlich
Founder/Leader, Abita Artists
Owner, Eye Candy Visual Arts
Eye Candy Visual Arts on Facebook