The 59th Annual Hammond Art Guild Open Judged Exhibition
Join us in celebrating the outstanding fine art of the Hammond Art Guild and artists of the region. Works on display will be judged in four categories: 2-D, 3-D, and print and image development. The exhibition will be on display August 6-September 3, during regular gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday from noon to 6 pm.
Guest Judge David Lumpkin
"Art has always been a part of my life. Around the age of 3, while drawing on my mother’s lavender walls with her bright red lipstick, I discovered my infinite appreciation for color and the emotions as a result of this creativity. The Pandora’s Box we call New Orleans afforded me the endless array of artistry and influences."
"It wasn’t until 2004 that I realized how I never truly embraced my deep seeded desire to really paint. I relocated to Madisonville at that time which entitled me to two hours a day crossing Lake Ponchatrain. The array of color and light from the water’s surface to the patterns in the clouded sky was hypnotic. The magnificent colors of each sunrise and sunset reconnected with my soul. A new found desire for artistic expression immerged."
"Art is soulful. It hinges on that connection between excitement and wonder, which inspires us to recreate these emotions on canvas.” Influenced by the love of nature and the ability to “color outside the lines”, my creations are layered in dramatic texture and manipulation of color."