Current Exhibitions

Gallery 600 Julia features talented Louisiana artists in curated monthly shows in the front room. With a superior and varied selection of artistic style and technique, the gallery always has an impressive and changing inventory of fine paintings.  Art Walk is hosted by all the galleries in the Arts District in the evening on the first Saturday of each month, usually from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

ART WALK SCHEDULE 2019:  Jan 5: Carol Hallock, Swamp and Circumstance Too  Feb 2: Cheryl Anne Grace, Revelry  March:  Group Show, Beads and Circuses  Apr 6: Mickey Asche, Acadian Menagerie  May 4: Jammin’ on Julia, Larry “Kip” Hayes, Gather ‘Round My Door  June 1: Steve Bourgeois, Chasing The Light  July 6: Linda Lesperance, Romancing New Orleans  Aug 3: White Linen Night, Will Smith, Jr. Atchafalaya Actualized  Sept 7 Stephanie Reed, Dusk Approaching  Oct 5: Art for Art’s Sake, William B. Crowell, Louisiana, The Dream State  Nov 2 Charles G. Smith   Dec 7: Champagne Sparkle, Carol Scott, Full Throttle

SEPTEMBER 7: Stephanie Reed, Dusk Approaching

New Orleans artist and accordionist Stephanie Reed “recreates moments from her lived experience with a loving kindness and even-handed fidelity to form.”

I studied visual arts at both Brown and RISD in college and went on to earn an M.F.A. from the Maine College of Art in 2008. I moved New Orleans the summer of 2010, and I’ve been smitten with it ever since. My paintings are primarily made with oils, often mixed with a cold wax medium that allows me to achieve a thick texture and build up of palette knife strokes. The subject matter of my paintings represents a range of imagery associated with on New Orleans themes. Much of my painting work engages with the idea of personal and cultural roots of location being created and accreted through physically travelled routes, whether they are second lines, bike trails, or river transportation. My painting style is in dialog with the notion of art as a product of both a literal and cultural dérive. And what better place to wander within than New Orleans!

In her newest series of paintings, Dusk Approaching, Reed “portrays subjects in scenes of solace at the end of the day: locals congregate in bars and clubs, animals find their resting space, and skies transform in front of an implied ambling viewer. As evening descends, bold transitional light cascades through these tranquil vignettes. The implacability of time’s movement underscores the precious smallness of the moments depicted.”

FEAST for the EYES!  THE FOOD COURT  Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….Catch your favorite oyster shucker at Pascal Manales or server at Cafe du Monde!