Here at Gallery B, every time we run out of business cards is an opportunity to experiment with the design and aesthetics of new ones. If you've visited the gallery in the past, you would have seen and probably received your own Birdie Business Card, which looks like this:
While we love our Birdie Cards, we're excited for business card 2.0!! The new cards are based on The Notebook Series, which has garnered a lot of attention and is quickly becoming as trendy and popular as spacing out in math class. Are you ready to see the final design? I hope so, 'cuz here it is!
Technically these are "Birdie Cards" too, but for the sake of clarity we'll call them our Pelican Cards. They are the same size as before (standard business card size, 2.5"x3"), although this time they feature a novel vertical orientation. This allows them to mimic teeny tiny little pieces of notebook paper! And, on the back, they have space for notes, which we project will be very useful in the gallery. On our blue Birdie Cards, we were constantly squeezing information about paintings and prices in the white space. The Pelican Cards allow us to clearly write wonderful informations tailored to your specific interests and inquiries. (The size, medium, and price of an original that you've got your eye on, for instance.)
We're also excited to feature the STATE BIRD OF LOUISIANA!!!!!!!!!!!! The Brown Pelican. We hope you like it!! Stop by the gallery and pick up a card for yourself or your friends, and feel free to let us know in the comments section if you dig this design. We'd also love to hear if you've any innovations or suggestions for future cards! xoxo
SO MANY THINGS going on in New Orleans this past weekend! First, we had the RED DRESS RUN on Saturday morning. The Gallery was right on the run route! (See pictures at the end of this post!)
And then of course, in the evening we had DIRTY LINEN NIGHT!!! We had so much fun, and drank SO MUCH RUM. We owe a HUGE thanks to Old New Orleans Rum, and especially to Kim, the events coordinator, and Gail, who tirelessly stuck with us through the ENTIRE night and served fabulous cocktails to the legions of rum lovers. We got tons of compliments on the drinks and are now saddled with the disappointing task of informing returning visitors that ONO Rum is not a regular offering at the Gallery. We also are indebted to our friend EJ at Printing ETC, who battled the traffic and red dress runners to gallantly deliver gorgeous bookmark business cards. We are ashamed to admit we only gave a day's notice on the order, so having them at the Gallery to distribute was no small feat. We're changing the name of Printing ETC in our computer address book to "Miracles by EJ".
At the end of the night, we were left with wonderful memories and ten empty rum bottles. We're not ones to let a good thing go to waste, so we decorated the bottles and made a new window display.
Red Dress Pics!
Dirty Linen Party Pics!
I've always wanted to take a printmaking class. I know almost nothing about it. I don't even know if printmaking is the same as having prints made from your original work.
Regardless, many people have been asking about prints of my work. Prints in this case meaning reproductions of the original paintings, printed either on stretched canvas or art paper. These prints can come framed or unframed, and thanks to super hires cameras, can now be ordered in sizes even larger than the original painting without compromising image quality. The benefit of prints is that they are more affordable than originals for the everyday art lover.
Because so many people have been asking about prints and are sad when they cannot afford the originals, I am very happy to say that PRINTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
They can be ordered through FineArtAmerica — an artist's site that does fabulous, affordable prints that will ship directly to you. You can see my works, chose a size, decide canvas or paper, framed or unframed. It's wonderful.
Fine Art America
You can also shop on my FB Fan Page:
Facebook Fan Page
If you see any paintings on my site, in shows, or just happen to know of a painting I did that you don't see available for print, please ask me about it. (firstname.lastname@example.org.) I'll make sure you get the piece you want!
I put three of my art postcards up on the community bulletin board at the CC'sCoffee Shop on Magazine Street. When I came back the next day, they were gone!
Someone stole them. I'm glad they did, because I hope that means they like them. If you are the person who took them, leave a comment! Maybe I will put more up.
One of the postcards was of this painting. I am glad it has a new (hopefully loving) home.
Hi, my name is Ally Burguieres. When I'm done painting I update this blog with new paintings, events, and news!