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.  Gallery 600 Julia hosts the artist reception with refreshments on the First Saturday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Gallery will be open from 9:30am – 3:30 pm and longer by appointment.  

Please see Visiting Artists for the art of Ralph Songy and introducing John Killeen.

ART WALK SCHEDULE  2022  First Saturday, 6:00-8:00PM

January 8: Steve Bourgeois, Notes of Color   February 5:  Mardi Gras Group Show, Electric Dreams with William B.Crowell’s NEON Art. March 5: Elayne Kuehler, Louisiana, Mystery and Poetry   April 2: Stephanie Reed, The World without Us  May 7: Group Show for Jammin’ on Julia Block Party, Best in Fest: A Tribute to New Orleans Musicians  June 4: William B. Crowell , LEDelight  July 2: Group Show, Lost New Orleans, or Ain’t Dere No More   August 6: WHITE LINEN NIGHT with Will Smith, Jr., Between The Waters, The Atchafalaya and Mississippi River Basins  September 3: Anne M. Pappas, Time Framed: New Orleans Dawn to Dusk  October 1: Carol Scott, The Golden Afternoon  November 5: Thomas Lofton, The Cat Made Me Do It    December 3: Carol Hallock, Pontoon Perspective

NOVEMBER 5:  Thomas Lofton, The Cat Made Me Do It!

Thomas Lofton has lived in south Louisiana most of his life and currently resides in St. Amant, Louisiana. His interest in art began as a teenager. Early on in adulthood, he began to adapt his technique of painting based on study of prominent American artists and their methods. He continues to use a variety of techniques to achieve a unique style of painting that has evolved over the last 30 years.

His stated purpose is that his paintings speak to the audience through color and composition. Inspired by artists such as Norman Rockwell, he prefers subjects of everyday life, particularly based on southern rural and urban life. Often his paintings are derivative works based on historical photographs. His attention to detail and subject matter in his paintings create a story line intended to lead the viewer. As he says, I try to reach the viewer on an emotional level through the story illustrated in each painting. Art is simply an avenue of escape to another time and place of our choosing.

Many of his paintings are based on research of historical photographs of New Orleans. There is a mystique about old New Orleans that inspires his work and offers a glimpse of times past. Somewhere in his association with the Gallery, his tuxedo cat became a selling point, so it often appears as a furry footnote in his painting

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FEAST for the EYES!  THE FOOD COURT  Paintings of New Orleans Favorite Food and Dining Experiences ….Catch your favorite New Orleans dish or server at the Cafe du Monde!  Many of these paintings fit into the “Smalls for the Walls” category, a size which can be placed almost anywhere.

Introducing Contemporary Realist Ralph Songy to the Gallery Food Court!

 

MARDI GRAS IS A NEW ORLEANS STATE OF MIND!  A tribute to our year-round culture bearers…

 

 

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