Monday, February 4, 2019

What I Did With My Life

Dropping off my "Life"
 "Surreal Salon 11" - I came across that call for artists last fall. Someone had posted it on facebook, and I thought, I should give it a try. "Surreal Salon" is the annual exhibit of the Baton Rouge Gallery that celebrates pop-surrealist and lowbrow art. To be honest, until then I hadn't really labeled my work as being surreal. I hadn't labeled it as anything particular. I do what I do, and to me it's all real. But okay, let's call it surreal.

Loved the piece hanging to the left of my Life:
"The Adoration of the Golden Calf (Near Double Roads) by Rick Newton

The gallery received over 400 submissions. I entered three pieces, and I am proud to say that juror Camille Rose Garcia chose my "Life" to be one of the 63 selected pieces to be part of this spectacular exhibit. Sweet.

Last weekend, my husband Markus and I went to the Baton Rouge Gallery and enjoyed the Surreal Salon Soiree, a wonderfully weird party where people show up in the most bizarre costumes to create a surreal experience of its own. We enjoyed taking in all the fantastic works on the walls and bodies and meeting several of the amazing artists. I loved it!

One of my favorite pieces at the show:
"Companions" by Dan Barry
By the way, I didn't dress up because I felt it would have been one more task on my very long to-do list.

I think I still deserve a break after those many years of making costumes and funny hairdos for my kids when the school was having their storybook character day, or halloween, or Dr. Seuss day, or silly sock day, or whatever spirit day.

Anyways, it was a remarkable night and being part of such a significant show is very encouraging. Baton Rouge's paper, The Advocate, wrote about the event and show, and even included a picture of my "Life." Thank you!


  1. High five for getting in the paper too :) Awesome! I love companions, can't quite make out the other one, is it a space ship? I see Holiday Inn, right? So glad you had a great time and are enjoying the attention. Your work, and YOU deserve it. Congrats Christiane!!

    1. Thank you, Sheila! I forgot to mention the name of the piece next to mine. I fixed it! :-)
      "The Adoration of the Golden Calf (Near Double Roads)" by Rick Newton.