Saturday, August 28, 2010

SC State Fair Juried Art Show... U B the Jury?

Hello dear sweet art fans and friend;

The SC State Fair is such a big fair with great prizes and an interesting preview party night that I hate to miss it. So... I have decided to enter this year and I am in a real dilema. I have done so many pieces the past two years, how do I just pick 2; and what 2 are the best? I need to think not just what appeals to the mass market, but what would the very accomplished and educated eye of the juror Larry Walker think is worthy of an award? That's always a tough question and the 1500 artists that enter this fair every year are painfully aware. So many pieces get in....but almost as many DON"T get in and that's what the public doesn't realize. To NOT get one in always feels like a slap especially at the fair when u can go look at all your competition and see works that you can't help but think; "wow, how did that get in?"

I am asking for your opinion... please go to my Facebook fan page at Jean Bourque artist and look at all my art photos and tell me what two works are your personal favorites and add any comments you want on the photo pages. Or you can look thru this blog and see if there are any 2 here that you especially like. If you are one of my Facebook friends, you can look at my photos on my facebook account under Jeanee Bourque and tell me what your favorites are there. So help me out here...
Thank you.... yours truly,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Live Music Painting

Okay word's out I love painting to live music and many musicians have been kind enough to let me paint with them and I have had a blast ever since! Here are some shots ... Most of these are from Mary Womble's birthday party in July 2010. She plays in a group called DUBA and I painted at her party and she played!

Smoke BBQ Fri 8/20 REDD WYNE live music

I'll be painting at Smoke BBQ tonight!

I Can See Clearly NOW... woohoo!

Hi everybody, I am in a great Frame of Mind, partly because my glasses came in and Mark texted me and I now can SEE!! Yipee! I have my cool artsy Mondrian style glasses. Want cool artsy glasses go see Mark at Frame of Mind on Main St. Columbia, SC!

OMG it was a nightmare not having them. Thankful to have them!

Jean Bourque with new glasses!
August 2010

Aug 25th Poetry with Music by John Scollon

Mind Gravy Poetry Venue

Wednesday August 25th,

8 to 10 PM at Gotham Bagel

1508 Main St. downtown Columbia, SC.

Across from the Columbia Museum of Art.

Featuring the

Slam Poets of VerseWorks and guest John Scollon

talented singer, guitar player and entertainer

Open mic, poets bring your pages.


Laurel Blossom – Sept. 8th

Jessie Carty – Sept. 22th

France J. Pearce – Oct. 13th

Linda Lee Harper – Oct. 27th

Tara Powell – Nov. 10th – new chapbook

Debbie Daniel – Nov. 17th – date moved for Thanksgiving

Nan Raman – Dec. 8th

Still Open – Dec. 15th – date moved for Christmas

Social Activism & MLK – Jan. 12th

Ken Autrey – Jan. 26th


**Hosted by Al Bee(Black) 803-608-3057 cell

Interested poets and performance artists, please, call.

We have started a Facebook page: Mind Gravy Poetry, and are seeking a videographer who would like to live-broadcast our events.

**Looking for poets, musicians, dancers & ideas for special ‘Mind Gravy’ events in March or April about ‘Ecstatic Poetry’ and we are planning a special ‘Juneteenth’ Celebration in June.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Art With a Heart Thursday August 26, 2010

ART WITH A HEART on Thursday, August 26, 2010
A portion of the proceeds benefit Ronald
McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC
701 Whaley Street, Columbia
5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Featuring one-of-a-kind masterpieces by:
Christian Thee, Marcelo Novo, Susan Lenz,
Timothy McKissock, Cindy Saad, David Russell, Suzy Shealy, Karen Langley, Barbie Mathis,
Meg Mclean, Charles Meyer, Alicia Leeke,
Yvette Cummings, Zackary Worth, Ed Whitmer,
Jan Swanson, Jean Bourque, Lauraette Kirkland, Lauren Maurer, Nancy Kauffman, Page Morris, Peggy Nunn, Rachel Parker
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and are available at the door or by calling 803.254.0118 Providing dessert compliments of The Melting Pot, as well as live entertainment.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Showing New Work at White Mule First Thurs 8/5

Come to The White Mule on Main St. Columbia for First Thursday Aug 5th to see my new art now showing there. Sixteen paintings will show for one week. Then I will leave just 5 there. These will be Montano Gold paintings, two are guitar paintings and 2 are geometric designs in denim inspired colors and one is a textured acrylic piece with Montano Gold over-spray making a really interesting and unique design. Come check them out! All paintings are for sale, just email me if you are interested in anything you see here. I do take pay pal if you prefer to purchase online.

Yours Truly
Thank you
Jean Bourque

July 4th weekend inspired painting

The month started out with my new music and art video being sent to a couple venues for future possibilities. July 4th weekend; I heard Josh Roberts and Leslie Branham for the first time at Martini Bar, playing mostly originals and a few covers with a flair. The next night was Marv Ward playing the blues at Smoke. Marv and I are going to work together so I paint to his playing. We are thinking Sept 11th at Millwood Cafe.

Then late one night I stopped in at the Hookah Bar to catch The Dubber and several friends playing world international music. All this music led to being deeply inspired and the weekend ended with me painting with another artist while listening to the blues. Then I brought that painting to hear Redd Wyne band practice and finished up the painting. This is that painting! It's a 24x18 and it needs a name.

Yours Truly,
Jean Bourque