Sunday, December 23, 2012
I was BUSY with all capital letters!
STUDIO NEWS The beginning of the year I opened an art studio for 6 months
in downtown Lexington SC. It was a very educational experience and I enjoyed
it immensely. I coordinated an Art Opening and provided several musical guests
that performed and then I painted live for the guests at the event to live music by
The studio coordinated an Art Opening during the Wine Walk in May.
We probably had over 1000 people come through the studio in a 3 hour time period.
The Wine Walk is set up with other Lexington businesses and all the businesses provide
wine to the guests.
Mid year. I moved my art equipment from the studio to my house near downtown
Columbia, SC. It was nice to have a special space to create. While I was there I was
able to get an additional studio easel and a studio desk that adjust with a slant.
(Lots of fun to draw on a slanted desk.)
This year, there have been several people that have sent their found objects and
recyclables to me and I want to give everyone of these people a special thank you.
Here is a picture of the first item I did with recycled thread... "Threads".
Railroad Gallery Evans St. Florence, SC closed their doors in November. The building the gallery was in had no a/c or heat. Art Trail Gallery closed their original Florence, SC location and reopened in November at their newly revamped location on Evans St. Just a block down, on the same side of the street, from the Railroad Junction Gallery location. I have been at both throughout 2012, still showing at Art Trail Gallery.
Bob Doster's Gallery and Studio Lancaster SC participated in their Christmas Show.
Forest Acres Fine Art Center at Theatre Rowe Richland Mall Columbia SC I showed a few pieces early in the year and painted live to the Dick Goodwin band during two different talent evening events. In SAugust I was invited to be the solo visual artist in both windows. I have 25 works of art there and they will be there until Jan. 4, 2013. If you like anything there, please see Phil Rowe at Theatre Rowe to make your purchase or you may contact me . Picture from FAFAC by JBourque. 2012
CLASSES and a GALLERY HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS SHOW
I have always been fascinated with sculptures and assemblage as well as mixed media and fiber arts.
This year I took an 8 hour workshop on Steel Sculpture at Bob Doster's studio in Lancaster, SC
They held a big Christmas Grand Opening Art Event at the gallery and I have several pieces there
all are smaller pieces and I have prints too. See Bob or Cherry Doster if interested in any of those.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The event takes place at Gallery 80808 at 808 Lady Street, Columbia SC 29201. The sale takes place over four days: Thursday, November 29, 12pm-8pm; Friday, November 30, 12pm-8pm; Saturday, December 1, 12pm-4pm; and Sunday, December 2, 12pm-4pm. Admission is free; cash and checks only are accepted.
An opening reception will be held at Gallery 80808 from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, November 29. The public is invited.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Show date options: Just Friday Oct 26th 5-9PM Fee $15. or
Just Saturday Oct 27th noon to 9pm with set up at 11am Fee $30.
Both days, Save $5. only $40. for both days.
Please select the dates you want to show or if you want to show both put on your check the show code "CF" and the dates or "both" and enclose the appropriate fee. Please make check payable to Jean Bourque and mail to Jean Bourque Attn: Campstep Festival; PO Box 4478;
I am really looking forward to this event. We will have great music and artists may create within their booth space, so feel free to bring your art supplies... people love to see artists creating their works! I know this because I am JEANEEPAINTSLIVE and I will be painting live to Digital Rapport Saturday Oct 27th at this event! I will have prints from other paint live events for sale and the painting I do live that day will also be for sale! So mark your calendar for a weekend of fun with music and art!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Starts Sept . 7th to Oct. 5, 2012. Deadline to sign up for Sept 7th or the 5 week special for the price of 4 weeks ($60, instead of $75.) is Sept. 2 postmark.
Five weeks Every Friday
Set up starts at 4:00 pm, Start showing and selling after set up; 5:00 til 9PM. Must be
set up by 6PM at the latest. Music begins at 6pm. Art Show in your own booth. You must bring your set up which typically includes a canopy, display walls, display stands, table and chair, portable battery operated lights or lantern and possibly extra easels. Each space will be approx. 10x10 ft. You may show your Fine Art, photography and prints. Each show is $15. per a space, per a date or get the 5 WEEK SPECIAL for $60. (5 wks for the price of 4) deadline 9/2/12
Please email with ROR in subject line your name, address, your best phone number preferably a cell number (during the event we may need to locate you) and website or link to your art images to Jean BourQue and advise if you want the 5 week special $60. (saves $15.) or list the dates you would prefer, when I receive your payment I will confirm. Print out and send a copy of your emailed note along with your payment written to Jean Bourque via US Mail by Sept. 2, 2012 to Jean Bourque, ROR ART Show, PO Box 4478, W. Columbia, SC 29171 Only 7 spaces left, so sign up now. Rain location will be at Jillian's on Gervais St. Columbia, therefore we will be unable to issue refunds.
When you arrive at the site on the day of your show; please arrive an hour early but no earlier than 330pm. We will be setting up in the main parking lot and only have a limited area where we can set up so please check in when you arrive. I will be at all the events except the opening day. Brian Pyle, is the Art Director and he will have be at all 5 shows. He will have a list of the artists and will show you where to set up. If Brian is not at his booth, when you arrive just call him at 803-220-7643.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Photograph above Painting done by Jean BourQue to Redd Wyne with Keith E Bates and Bruce Clark.
You will see a lot more photos of bands of the crowds and a lot more painting in progress images than I normally show here .Plus I will be sharing a few stories of the events as well as telling you when they are coming up. I hope you will be a blog follower of my alternative art world.
BOOKING INFO FOR FESTIVALS, BARS, MUSEUMS, GALLERIES and Other VENUES
If you are a venue or a festival and would like to book me as part of your event's line up of entertainment please contact me Jean Bourque provide your full contact info, name of business and event name (if there is one) and phone numbers as well as websites. Please detail what you have in mind and the date (s). Provide as much information as possible so I can determine if it fits in my schedule and what expenses I may incur to do the event and give you an accurate quote rate.
BOOKING INFO FOR MUSICIANS AND OTHER PERFORMERS
If you are a musician and would like to book me; when you book your gig add my act into your proposal and include my fee. Contact me before you make a proposal to verify if the date is good with me and to get a rate. If it is for a festival, many times I can book myself and they will pay me direct, in that case just contact me with the festival info. Due to every gig being in a different location, varying mileage, various amounts of time, I must quote each gig on a one by one basis. In the case of a standing gig weekly, same place, same band I could quote a flat rate.
Friday, June 22, 2012
In the past month, I have painted to a lot of great musicians and been in several art shows. At the Art Bar, I did the art show Memorial weekend and then painted live to C. Neil Scott and Matt Falter, that was magic! I also had the opportunity to paint with them the first week in June at Conundrum Music Hall and to Lucas Sam improv rock act. It was all so much fun!
This painting seems nostalgic to me as well. One of the first real pieces of art I actually purchased for myself was a Monet. I enjoyed his style and then sought lessons in painting impressionism in oil paints. For me this painting inspired by very free form music is one of the best impressionistic landscape pieces I have ever done... without looking at a scene or a photo. The spirit of the music guided me to the freedom found in an impressionistic landscape created entirely from my memory with no pictorial references.
Matt Falter and C Neil Scott have posted numerous videos on youtube with me creating this painting and additional videos where I painted to their music again at Conundrum.
Catch you later my friends....
Monday, May 28, 2012
This was now the third time I painted at Buckaroo's and like the other two times, I noticed they have two different crowds, which I have named the early crowd and the late night crowd. When we arrived at 8PM there were only a handful of people on the back deck overlooking the Lake. There were a few boats docked and more people inside enjoying food in the restaurant. The first crowd departs about 10 and the second crowd arrives close to 1030PM. A lot of the folks with the first crowd had been at the DUBA bands performance the evening before at another Lake Murray bar and enjoyed it so much they came back for more.
The second crowd clearly had a lot more women then the first crowd. The women were all dancing and of course I was dancing too. I do what I call my Painting dance! The ladies were out on the town for "Mommies Night Out". Everyone was having a great time dancing to cover songs by Pink, Adele, Cranberries and many other popular bands. The band played four sets and I created a 16x20 and 2 smaller paintings to the beat! Here is the larger painting I did to the music!
The art event also included poetry readings by various poets, reading their own works and words by Columbia poet John Starino and owner/poet Ian Morris. The interesting thing about this was it added another dimension to the music and the art in this environment. It was a very heady performance which the audience enjoyed heartily. I created a new work of art and named her "Meta II". Currently she is still a painting in progress, but here she is in all her glory.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
15th Annual Black Mountain Arts & Crafts Show
June 2 and June 3, 2012 Sat 10-5 PM and Sun 10-4 PM
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Call for entries to the 15th Annual Black Mountain Arts and Crafts show have gone out to artists/crafters across the Southeast.
The show will be held June 2 and June 3, 2012 during the peak of the Mountain Air Wildflower Season. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains just 15 miles east of Asheville, Black Mountain has long been a rich and varied arts and crafts community.
From the 1930's to the mid 1950's the town was home for Black Mountain College, which still claims alumni of worldwide renown in the arts. More and more, the town is becoming a center for arts and crafts, antiques and furniture, which attracts tourists from throughout the nation for its unique offerings.
The Old Depot Association is sponsoring the event, giving the show a degree of experience in the arts, marketing, and show management seldom seen in shows of this type.
Artists/crafters seeking to enter the juried show should email Meredith Green at email@example.com or call Joan Tolley at 828-669-4563 28711.
Applications Accepted until May 1, 2012.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Please join us on Friday March 16th at the Art Trail Gallery
Click for directions Florence SC map
Photography exhibit at the Art Trail Gallery. Judging results will be announced!
As always, we've got some great refreshments for you!
Use the opening to kick-off an equally fabulous weekend.
The weather is going to be phenomenal! The pictures on display are great!
The interesting mix of people that come together at the Gallery is almost
impossible to beat anywhere! You know you're going to have a great time!
Invite all your friends, too!!!
There's lots of parking in the brand new, well-lit parking lot at the back
of the building and the back door will be open! There's the big grassy lot
beside us you can use, too, not to mention street parking. So, come on down!
5:30 p.m - 8 p.m. this Friday, March 16!
Second Samuel Play March 22-24 & March 29-31 8pm; March 25 & April 1 6pm
Anna D & Friends Variety Show April 5 8pm
God of Carnage Play April 20-21 & 27-28 8pm; April 22 & 29 3pm
Anna D & Friends Variety May 5 8pm
Anna D & Friends Variety June 7 8pm
MidLife! The Crisis Musical Play July 13-15 & 20-22 8pm; July 15 & 22 3pm
Eclipse of Sanity Play August 3-4 & 10-11 8pm; August 5 & 12 3pm
Anna D & Friends Variety Show September 6 8pm
Anna D & Friends Variety October 4 8pm
Oliver! Play October 19-21 & 26-28 8pm; October 21 & 28 3pm
Anna D & Friends Variety November 8 8pm
Every Christmas Story… December 6-8, 13-15 & 20-22 8pm; December 9, 16 & 23 3pm
Original Art will be on display and for sale at The Forest Acres Fine Arts Center featuring professional SC artists and will change monthly.
For further info, tickets or donations please contact
For further info, tickets or donations please contact
Forest Acres Fine Art Center or
Forest Acres Fine Art Center or
Thursday, March 1, 2012
SC STATE MUSEUM ON THE CORNER OF GERVAIS AND HUGER IN COLUMBIA SC NOW SHOWING.....
Abstract Art in South Carolina: 1949-2012 looks at the evolution and influences of abstract painting and sculpture in South Carolina.
The exhibit includes work by pioneering artists such as William Halsey, Corrie McCallum, J. Bardin, Carl Blair and Merton Simpson, and contemporary artists currently working in communities across South Carolina today, such as James Busby, Shaun Cassidy, Enid Williams, Paul Yanko, Katie Walker and Tom Stanley, among many others.
In all, work by more than 40 artists are included in the exhibition, which focuses on one of the most important aspects of South Carolina’s visual culture.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesdays March 6th, 2012 through June 12th, 2012
Pottery Basics is a class offered during the day for those interested in learning about pottery. Class meets Tuesdays 2 to 4 pm for 6 weeks. The first session runs March 6 through April 10, 2012. The second session runs May 8 - June 12, 2012. Class fee $80. Class limited to 10 students. Call for more information.
City of Columbia Parks and Recreation
Columbia, South Carolina
For information (803) 545-3093
E-mail to: Brenda Oliver
Saturday March 3rd, 2012
Recurring Revival At Redux: All Day Arts Festival - On Saturday, March 3, 2012, 11am-11pm, Redux Contemporary Art Center will host an all day arts extravaganza dubbed Redux Revival. Redux is excited to host this community event for both children and adults alike and asks you to join them for live music, hands-on art workshops, face painting, food vendors and a traditional raffle. This unique event features live graffiti and screen printing, so don’t forget to bring a t-shirt! The artists’ studios will be open, so visitors can look at art, talk with the artists and maybe learn some new techniques. The festivities begin at 11am and end at 11pm, with food trucks and drinks available all day and night.
Redux Contemporary Art Center
Charleston, South Carolina
For information (843) 722-0697
E-mail to: Janie Aske
The Arts and Antiques Show is a juried show for handmade items. There are about 40 spaces available at this show. Please send photos, images on CD or a web site link. Acceptance notifications will be emailed April 6th.
The spaces are: 10’x10’. The cargo room is accessible by two staircases and a ramp. Surrounding areas are outdoors and on ground level, tents are required. The Cargo room and surrounding areas are non smoking. There will be an area for those who care to smoke.
Set up times on Saturday are from 7 am – 9:30 am., If you have not started your set up by 8:45 am Saturday you will forfeit your space. Vehicles belonging to exhibitors will be asked to start moving out of the setup area at 9 am.
Parking during the show hours is limited, an assigned area will be provided for exhibitors. The streets around the depot, town square and the parking lots adjacent to the depot are for your customers. If you cannot fit your entire inventory in your booth please accept the fact that you will have to walk that distance to restock.
For an application by snail mail, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may leave messages at: 803.364.3288.