Crude Puppet Class & Puppet Clown Show in New Orleans
Hey Nola, Come make Crude Frankenstein Monster Marionette Puppets with me at the Mudlark Puppet Theatre on Wed, Sept 5th, 5-9pm!!! Each puppet will be totally one of a kind and made in one night! the events page is here - https://www.facebook.com/events/239643356752239/ And Speaking of Puppets i have 2 more things to announce!!!
1st this Mon Sept 3rd i will be doing my Crude Things Raffle Winners live on my instagram feed,( @crudethings ) i will post the time on monday, so stay tuned!
2nd Come out and Play Sun & Mon 9th & 10th at the Mudlark 8pm doors open, $10 suggested donation to see Nick Ganas / Skippy Spiral perform all the way from Savannah Ga, along with Scabbies the Clown (Brian J Lilly), and 'lil 'ol me as Flutterbug with Scribbles the Clown (Piper Down) doing a fun noise puppet clown show for ya! events page is here if ya wanna tell all your peeps!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1656926937752317/?active_tab=about
water. poison. drink. dive. - Show in Charlottesville Virginia - with preview showing Sept 5th
water. poison. drink. dive.
September 7, 2018 – October 20, 2018
Second Street Gallery is pleased to present water. poison.drink.dive., a new exhibition by artist Lana Guerra.
water. poison.drink.dive. is an exhibition of dynamic, whimsical paintings and puppets created in a childlike style often characterized as “Outsider Art” or Art Brut.” Taking inspiration from urban graffiti, old artifacts, primitive masks, antique dolls, and weathered and decaying architecture, Guerra’s work explores themes of childhood, circus sideshows, New Orleans Voodoo, and her own twisted imagination. Guerra’s paintings are created as a result of pure and authentic creative impulses over time, through painting, drawing, erasing, re-working, and layering, using an improvisational, almost stream-of-consciousness, technique. Her style has often been compared with the work of Jean Dubuffet, Paul Klee, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Guerra is a mixed media artist whose work involves paintings, dolls, puppets, photography, and stop motion animation. She also creates fanciful wigs and costumes for events ranging from Burning Man to performances at Walt Disney World. The artist is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana where she is represented by The Funeral Gallery. Guerra’s artwork has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, England, Turkey, and France. Guerra is also the owner and creator of the art brand, Crude Things which has in recent years developed its own online cult following.
water. poison.drink.dive. opens at Second Street Gallery on First Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The artist will travel to Charlottesville for a special First Friday Reception and Puppet Show Performance on Friday, October 5. The event on October 5 will run from 5:30-7:30pm with the performance taking place at 6:30pm.
Show in Austin Texas
Hey there! finally i am logged into my laptop and updating my website. i know i have not updated my gallery of paintings in over a year. Mainly because all my paintings go straight to galleries these days instead of me selling them online and i am really bad at finding time for sit down computer work.... ooops! always the best place to see what is new and events i am having is my instagram, that gets updated all the time 1st. it is the easiest for artsy peeps! my instagram is @crudethings
I have 3 paintings showing & for sale at Area 51 Studios, i traveled there a few weeks ago to paint and hang them. i really loved Austin and would love to go back to visit and show in more places, great city! Be sure to go check out what i have there, Area 51 is located at 1306 w oltorf st, 2nd floor, Austin Tx. www.area51recording.com
Nola Mural Project!
Thank you Nola Mural Project for giving me a beautiful wall to paint, please help support more art on the walls by signing their petition at https://www.nolamuralproject.org/
And a huge thank you again to Doug MacCash the beautiful write up on Nola.com for the mural!!! i call myself dorkstar tho... lol the video & article is here: https://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2018/08/crude_things_graffiti_new_orle.html#incart_river_index
If you are here in New Orleans and want to see this piece it is located on Franklin & St Claude. If you are interested in hiring me to paint a wall of your own, please send me a message, i'd LOVE to!!!
Enter to WIN an original Painting, Doll, or Mask!
Enter to Win this Raffle!!! When you buy a $13 raffle ticket i send you a numbered postcard in the mail (please see last image). Once i sell all 200 raffle tickets, i will pull 3 tickets and you watch on my Instagram- Crudethings - to see if you have the matching numbers on the back o the glossy 4”x6” photo i send you!!! there will be 3 Prizes! Buy as many tickets to win as you want and buy one for a friend! 😊 and make sure you have the correct shipping address for me to send these to!
1st Prize is this Original Painting, “Smoke. Wait. The Days Will Pass.” unframed, dated and signed, painted on thick watercolor paper. Along with a cotton art Patch, 2 of my art postcards. and a cute sticker.
2nd Prize is my creepy cute Clown Doll, this ‘lil guy can be stung up & turned into a marionette puppet! You will also get 3 of my limited doll photographs, 2 5”x5” and 1 4”x4” printed on beautiful fine art velvet paper with archival inks of 100 years.
3rd Prize is one of my handmade / painted Paper Machete Masks! Along with a cotton art patch, an art postcard, and 2 of my cute sticker.
Tickets to win are $13 & can be bought in my Crude Art etsy shop :
https://etsy.me/2KJ5CLo Once All 200
Vending- Mardi Gras Costume Bazaar
In case you are clueless how to dress for Mardi Gras, we got you covered. This is the video a bunch of super talented local artists made for costume designers & more. Watch & Share & for sure come find us to get your costumes ready!!! I will be vending on Sunday 11-5pm at the 27th Annual Carnival Costume Bazaar int he Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave- i'll have a handful of these hoop skirts i am wearing & all kinds of treats for ya, my vending spot will be in the back on the stage. back to sewing last min stuff & tomorrow i'm super excited to roll in the parade w/ Skinz N Bonez in Krewe De Vieux / Delusion!!!
Funeral Gallery Burial Sale!
If anyone had their eyes on any paintings i have in Funeral Gallery framed/on their website, now is the time to get them while on sale - Free shipping is included within the US. Go to our website and view the current collections. Take 25% off of the listed prices. Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.funeralgallery.com/
Yearly Holiday 50% off Sale
Been eyeballing one of my Huge Wigs, Large Paintings, Bone Crown,Teeth Rings?! now's your chance to enjoy my once a year 50% off i do in all of my shops! use coupon code XMASS to get 50% off things Already Made & Ready to Ship ONLY (Not good for custom made things or things Already On Sale) coupon code Expires Wed Dec 25th at Midnight Central Standard Time) in any of my 3 etsy shops- www.etsy.com/shop/crudethings www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart www.etsy.com/shop/blacklodgejewelry
London Show- ING Discerning Eye Exhibit
I am very excited & Thank you London for showing me & buying my 2 pieces on opening night at the big ING Discerning Eye Exhibit!! If you have not had a chance to see my pieces there, it is still up for a few more days. - open to the public Nov 16-26th, 10am-5pm, at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SWI
Newer Paintings and a bunch of Prints available!
I had a very busy Summer into Fall and now have a little downtime to do a lot of computer work for you. In my Crude Art shop on etsy, www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart i just listed over 30 paintings you can buy as prints from the past 3 years of my work... and i have only a handful of paintings here for sale that i just listed. If you are here in New Orleans or want to see other paintings that are available for sale, visit Funeral Gallery in the French Quarter, 811 Royal St. or visit www.funeralgalllery.com
New Paintings & prints
Sorry I have not updated in a while. As of right now all my original paintings can be purchased through Tresor Gallery located at 811 Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA 70116 http://tresorgallery.com/ Feel free to email them if you are not here in New Orleans!
I will be updating my website soon with newer paintings and will have a section of available work to make things easier for you.
New Orleans Art Shows/Gallery to see my work
I'm excited to announce I an now in my favorite French Quarter Gallery TRESOR at 811 Royal St, New Orleans, LA. I have both paintings and handmade doll/puppets there for sale!
If you are also in the French Quarter, there is still another week or more to see the group show I have a ton of paintings in on 2 floors at Crescent City Brewhouse at 527 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
If you are in the3 Marigny area, I also have a handful of paintings in the back dining area of Siberia at 2227 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117 - and the food there is seriously to die for!
Also in the Marigny I have 2 large pieces at The St Roch Gallery/Evens space- this is open every 2nd Saturday for the art walk, otherwise it is appointment only - located on the corner of St Roch & St Claude, New Orleans- to contact them, www.strochmarket.com
Live Painting Fri March 24th
tomorrow night i'll be live painting to dj's along w/ a few other local painters at Castillo Blanco - 4321 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 - SINthetik Messiah,Oscillation Communications And DJ SugarBear- fun night Nola, so come on out & say hi! https://www.facebook.com/events/261403744304246/
this painting right here is in the Burlesque Imitates Art show Sat March 25th at Bar Redux on Poland Ave- 801 Poland Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117- it is a painting in 2 pieces & the part for the show will be up all month for sale at the club/bar. The night of the performance there will be a print of this piece up for auction :)
Burlesque Imitates Art - [be]muse! Sat, March 25th
Got a really exciting show I'm in Sat March 25th! it's the Burlesque Imitates Art - [be]muse! :) and my partner Remy Dee & I had the Muse Thalia! (and the super large painting i finished last week, there will be a surprise print auctioned off that night!) :
Burlesque Imitates Art is a semi-annual show featuring burlesque based on the unique style of 10 local artists. Artists and burlesque dancers are paired two months prior to opening and tasked with creating an original work of art and a corresponding burlesque performance in relation to the show theme. This March we will be honoring the daughters of Memory: The nine muses. https://www.facebook.com/events/689018681278281/?active_tab=about
St Roch Gallery Opening Show
"Broken Yet Wildly Tamed" 2017 - this big life size piece of mine left home days after i painted it & she got all framed & extra pretty for a group art show at the St Roch Gallery, show opens tomorrow - reception is 7-10 2401 St Claude Ave, New Orleans. hope too see some of you there & sip on sum adult red with me! this piece is $1400 if you are interested & will be on display w/ a couple other pieces i have in the gallery for the next 6 months #followyournola #nolaart #artbrut https://www.facebook.com/events/1816355645282385/
Vending Crude Things Mardi Gras Fashion goodies
Hey Nola here's my new Crude Things Carnival / Mardi Gras collection i've been glued in my studio working on for u. Vending starts Sunday the 12th at the Carnival Bazaar in the healing center on St Claude https://www.facebook.com/events/800621873420047/
vending again Mon the 13th at PC Night Market at Always Lounge https://www.facebook.com/events/1244313762323784/
fashion show the 17th, at Sydney's 9-11pm
And Tinseltown pop up store 20-25th!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1648386415464079/
music by The Dolomites!
Art Show & Valentines Day Sale
Hey there! Have an awesome art show at Siberia, 2227 St Claude, New Orleans. with another amazing artist buddy Nutchild/Brandon Johnson. Go check the show out, it will be up all of Feb!
In both my Crude Things & Black Lodge Jewelry shops on Etsy, i have a sale for you!
Valentine's Day Sale- use coupon code BEMINE to get 20% off things already made & ready to ship Only (Not good for custom made things or things Already On Sale) coupon code Expires Wed Feb 8th at Midnight Central Standard Time)
50% off pianting sale!
50% off Paintings Only right now when you spend $50 and up! When you check out use coupon code FLASHSALE coupon code expires midnight central standard time Jan 16th. :) https://www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
Newer Paintings now listed on Ebay
Listed some of my Newer paintings on wood that have not been listed anywhere yet for sale except locally in shows. Also added a few that were on etsy before. go peek & feel free to spread the word to other art lovers <3 http://www.ebay.com/usr/bluemunkies
Holiday Sale 30% off $50 & up with coupon code XXX2016 - sale expires Sat Dec 10th at midnight Central Standard Time USA. Only in my Crude Art shop on Etsy- www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
New Online Class!
I just posted my newest online class, this time it is a short 20 minute class called Making Friends. It is on the Skillshare website and the class is a really cute fun project of making silly childlike wall hanging ornaments. If you use this class referral link, you will get 3 months of Skillshare for only $0.99 / month right now. So go play in my class & I will be making another one, doll head ornaments, in another week! http://skl.sh/2fBYe7S
I also just added a bunch of new paintings to my Crude Art shop on etsy! www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
Art Shows for Aug and a Lot of other stuff!
If you did not get a chance to see the paintings at Mimi's in the Marigny - well the show is still up all Aug, they loved the show so much they wanted it up another month :) http://mimismarigny.com/
I just hung a bunch of new pieces at St Coffee on St Claude last week & this show will be up all month, so wake up to a yummy espresso drink, snack, and check out the art! https://www.facebook.com/St-Coffee-on-St-Claude-102685703155508/
on Aug 20th here at the studio & my showroom will be open to the public! it will be Open Studio for all the artists in this warehouse area- more info to come once they make an events page...
There is a new beautiful space here in Nola called Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center- dance / circus/ yoga classes, Aveda hair & makeup salon, & boutique- i just dropped off a bunch of colorful clothes & a ton of jewelry in their store & a big thanks to everyone who came out last Friday to the fashion show we had there! https://www.facebook.com/NOLAsanctuary/
I also dropped off 3 fancy patchwork dresses at Love It shop up on Magazine street- what a drop dead gorgeous store, if you have not seen it you really need to! https://www.facebook.com/NOLAsanctuary/
as far as my etsy shops- i have a Lot of new goodies- big wigs, fancy dresses, hoop cage skirts all recently listed for you last minute Playa shoppers & for you early bird Halloween shoppers or Mid Summer Mardi Gras shoppers! <3 www.etsy.com/shop/crudethings
Art Show Opening at Mimi's in the Marigny
Duct Tape Joe & I just hung our art show the other day at Mimi's in the Marigny, feel free to go see the show on the 2nd floor before the opening or come meet and talk to us the night of the opening! Sat July 9th at 7pm- 2601 Royal St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
New collectable Art Stacking Boxes / Nesting boxes
Started listing some of the incredibly cute Stacking Wood Boxes that Joseph Edward Pendergast made & I painted! Wish you could see how awesome they are in real life, the wood markings alone are so cool! they are in my Crude Art shop on etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart & if you ever want custom ones made, he can build them for ya!
his etsy shop is Burning Box - https://www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
New Fashion Website
Now I have another website just for all my fashion & wigs!
!!Crazy Flash Sale!! Get your festival costumes ready this weekend with coupon code FLASHSALE . 40% off Good Only on items made & ready to ship only!!!- Not good for custom made to order or already on Sale items. Coupon code expires Tue the 17th at 12am Central Time Zone. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrudeThings
New Paintings from the art show last month & pirates alley are finally available in my Crude Art etsy shop :) just finished listing 12 now & about 20 left in a couple of days https://www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
New Festival Fashion and Jazz Fest Vending
Just listed long over due Men's clothes in my Crude Things etsy shop along with more cute ragdoll dresses and other goodies! www.etsy.com/shop/crudethings
It is Jazz Fest here in New Orleans and I have been out at Pirates Alley in the French Quarter live painting and vending my art. I will be out there again Wed, Thursday, and Mon this week (April 27- May2)
And I will be vending Paintings & dolls at the New Frenchman Night Market- it is called the Art Garage, located 2231 St. Claude Ave. , New Orleans LA 70117. Vending is in the evening i believe 7-12am
Spring Cleaning Sale continues!
June will be here before I know it & time for me to get my own studio at last =D so... Spring Cleaning Sale will happen again this week in all 3 of my etsy shops (good on things made & ready to ship only) 40% off in my art & jewelry shops. https://www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackLodgeJewelry 20% off in my clothes/wig shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/crudethings Coupon Code is- SPRING expires 12am Mon April 18th.
Fench Quater Festival- vending & art show!
Sat & Sun i'll be vending clothes & paintings in the French Quarter at Leather Voodoo 11am-7pm, 708 Toulouse St, right off Royal, so come on down! https://www.facebook.com/Leather-Voodoo-1810812292477158/info?tab=page_info&hc_location=ufi
Mon night 5-7pm will be the art reception for the art show i'm in with Mardiclaw & Rick Moore at Crescent City Brewhouse- 527 Decatur St https://www.facebook.com/events/1268160179890808/permalink/1328229240550568/?hc_location=ufi
Spring Cleaning Sale
Spring Cleaning Sale! 40% off paintings only with coupon code SPRING - expires 12am Tue April 5th. www.etsy.com/shop/crudeart
Spring Cleaning! 20% off things Made & Ready to ship Only (not custom made goodies) in my Crude Things shop www.etsy.com/shop/crudethings & 40% off in my Black Lodge Jewelry shop www.etsy.com/shop/blacklodgejewelry Sale ends 12am on Tue April 5th.
Vending March 15th
For March I'm only vending my Crude Things clothes March 15th- PC Night Market, at Always Lounge - 7pm to midnight - 2240 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
In the mist of Mardi Gras Season here in New Orleans I have lost my mind to try to make this new website during all this madness- good fun busy madness that is!
Adding paintings on here first and eventually my fashion photographs of new Crude Things collections... Speaking of Crude Things Fashion- I will be vending at the 25th annual Carnival Bazaar at the healing center on Jan 31st. from 11am - 5pm at The New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.
This is my new website!