Fall Art Calendar – Final Stretch

Three events to wrap up the year for the holiday season.

  1. Alpine Artwalk. November 18 & 19, 2016
  2. Guiton St. Artists Fall Open Studio Event. December 3, 2016
  3. Author Visit-A Book Event for Girls and Moms. December 10, 2016




These three activities wrap up the event year after which I will sojourn to write and paint in my typical winter hibernation habit. We’ll see what the new year brews for us.


Back Room = Art Sale

Lilibth Andre's Back Room, East Wall 1

Lilibth Andre’s Back Room, East Wall 1

If you’ve been to my studio you have seen my back room. This is where I hold paintings that are between events and their new home. The bulk of my available inventory is in this room. Here’s the deal, I’ve been asked to vacate this room so from now until the end of the month, everything in the Back Room is 50% off.

If you’ve had an original ANDRE in mind, now is the time to take it home. I will be there this Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and you are welcome to come and see what is available in original art. You will find:

Oils, acrylics, colored pencils, and drawings.

Landscapes, portraits, figures, still lifes, and florals.

Sizes range from 4×6 to 36×48.

Lilibeth Andre's Back Room, Large canvases 1

Lilibeth Andre’s Back Room, Large canvases 1

Most of these pieces are framed or gallery wrapped, and ready to hang in a new home.

If the date and time don’t work for you, please let me know so that we can find a time that is convenient. If you are outside of Houston and have a particular piece in mind, contact me to make special arrangements. Need a payment plan? We can talk.

Here’s the map to the studio. Let me know if you plan to come.

Thank you for your help.


“Windows” Exhibition and Readings-September 17

The excitement is building for the 2016 WIVLA signature event – Windows Collaboration to be held in the Gallery at the Brazosport Center for Arts and Sciences in Clute, Texas. The Opening Reception will be Saturday, September 17 with readings from the “Windows Anthology” starting at 4:30 pm in the Large Theatre followed by the reception in the foyer of the Brazosport Art League Gallery until 8:30 pm. The exhibit runs September 13 – October 9.

IMAG6495For this collaboration I partnered with Judith Shamp, as the visual artist. I am the literary artist on the team. The work began in 2015. The title of our submission is “Windows of Hope-Life in America, in Houston.

Learn about our collaborative story in this Video.

Here is an excerpt from the Anthology for the project.

Excerpt from the "Windows" Anthology for the 2016 WIVLA Collaborative Event.

Excerpt from the “Windows” Anthology for the 2016 WIVLA Collaborative Event.

The exhibition and readings are free and open to the public. Find out more about my work.

My Fall Art Calendar

Summer is wrapping up and fall days are filling with art events to share creative opportunities to enjoy life a little better. I hope to see you at any or all of these events.

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9am to 1pm.

ridethewave-backtoschool-socialmediaRide the Wave Back to School. AMOCO Federal Credit Union and TopGolf invite you to come SEA me create a 3D art piece to celebrate the end of summer and the return to school. There will be DJ music by M.A.D. Productions and lots of fun. TopGolf, 21401 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598. #PictureSavingatAMOCO

“Windows” Exhibition September 18-October 9.

WIVLA presents “Windows”, Artist-Writer Collaborative Partnership and Reading with an Anthology where I will be the writer and contributor in my partnership. The opening reception and readings will take place on September 17, 2016, from 5 to 8pm, at Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences, 400 College Blvd, Klute, Texas.

Chalk Festival in Kerrville, Texas, October 15-16, 2016.

Last year I participated in the first Chalk Festival in Kerrville. This year I am an invited artist for this fall’s event and I look forward to work alongside great artists from the region in beatiful and historic Kerrville. More.

“Chalk the Walls”, Cornels Gallery, Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, October 13-22, 2016

A show featuring the work of select Chalk Festival artists. Cornels Gallery is next door to Peterson Plaza—where the Chalk Festival will be taking place.

Artwalk in Alpine, Texas, November 18 & 19, 2016.

I am honored to be invited to return to Alpine to create a chalk art mural once again. I will lead a group of local artists and we will paint a fun and unique piece for the festival. All events are FREE.

Check back as more activities are finalized and added to the calendar this fall.

Art For Everyone

Jacqueline enjoys learning about Zentagle from Judith Shamp among my original art. That's a nice feeling.

Jacqueline enjoys learning about Zentagle from Judith Shamp among my original art. That’s a nice feeling.

An afternoon of live music, fresh original art, and Zentangle.

After a long week of rain in Houston we were graced with a beautiful day of sunshine and enjoyable weather.

It was the day of art sharing at various levels. For the afternoon and straight through the evening, we celebrated art and friends at the Guiton St. Artists’ 2016 Spring Open Studios & Art Sale. The spring event was a great chance to enjoy the company of art friends and lovers.

Our open studios events give me the opportunity to share my art and the process of creating it. It is also an opportunity to visit with my artists neighbor and see what they’ve been up to as well. We all keep different schedules so we normally don’t coincide. That’s the beauty of being an artist, we create at our own rhythm and pace.

Live music by Jim Dannemiller (aka Jimmy Dan), at Guiton St. Artists Studios for our group open studios and art sale.

Live music by Jim Dannemiller (aka Jimmy Dan), at Guiton St. Artists Studios for our group open studios and art sale.

The evening began with the music of Jim Dannemiller (aka Jimmy Dan) playing live for the resident artists and guests. Special music speaking of Van Gogh and Mexico was part of Jim’s select repertoire for the event. His soft music filled the building and was enjoyed in the studios by friends admiring fresh new art. This was Jim’s second visit to Guition Street and we hope he will join us again in the future.

Besides Jim’s original music I also had a guest artist demonstrating Zentangle. There was so much interest and curiosity that we are planning an upcoming workshop. My friend Judith Shamp did the demonstration to introduce this method of meditative art expression she has been practicing for a good while.

During open studios I also have the opportunity to catch up with friends and collectors. I introduce new acquaintances to my work and bring everyone up to speed on my current challenges and objectives. It is an opportunity to open up and talk about my creative process.

My studio is a venue where you can find samples of my creative work. Paintings, illustrations, reproductions and copies of my books fill the space. This year I wanted to present more of my process as an artist. I featured samples of my portrait lab work at The Markos Group, a group I’ve been painting with for over 15 years; samples of my French Quarter paintings created on the streets of the vieux carre were on display to remember and recognize the 10th anniversary of Katrina; I included samples of my Big Bend landscapes first introduced last fall to show available works; and wet paint on canvases recently completed from my trip to Guatemala this last February where I did plein air sketches on the streets of Antigua and other villages.

It is always exciting to receive new visitors who enjoy the evening and vow to return for the next celebration.

It is always exciting to receive new visitors who enjoy the evening and vow to return for the next celebration.

Overall, Open Studios is a fun time to host many people at the studio in a six hour stretch of time. Visitors can meet the resident artists opening up their doors and hear their story and learn about their art in their creative space. By the end of the day, some of us head on to dinner to begin to wind down for the evening and prepare for the next round of creative work at the easel, canvases and paper that will find their way to galleries, exhibits, and new homes.

Until the next studio visit!


Spring Open Studio & Art Sale

April 23 is the day of our 2016 Spring Open Studio and Art Sale.

Your invitation to the Open Studios and Art Sale on April 23, 2016. Guiton St. Artists

Your invitation to the Open Studios and Art Sale on April 23, 2016. Guiton St. Artists

This will be our only group Open Studios this year. This is a great opportunity to not just come and see my work but you can also visit my artist neighbors in their own work space and get to know them too.

Five artists will open their doors. I am planning to show you some of my most recent work from the portrait lab, paintings from my trip to Guatemala, and a commemorative exhibit to highlight hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary. And a couple of other goodies for my visitors.

Joining me will be my studio neighbor Janis Edel. Janis is a great portrait and landscape artist. One of her portraits graces our invitation. Shirley Lavine will join us for the second time. You can see her colorful cityscape on our invitation as well. Caroline Ratliff is a recognized landscape and portrait artist. Her beautiful oil and pastel work is simply amazing. Bruce Williamson is one of my former instructors (I could join his class anytime once again) and art neighbor. Bruce’s work is impressive. His impressionist touch is masterful with light and shadow. He will have landscapes, still life and portraits on exhibit.

The studios will open from 2pm to 8pm.

Guiton St. Artists
West Loop Building
4848 Guiton Street (various studios upstairs)
Houston, Texas 77027

Please note there are no elevators.


2016 Art Calendar – Spring

The latest news in my art calendar for 2016. Hope to make it onto your calendar!

Art and Mexicantos with the Houston Chamber Choir, March 5, 2016.

Art and Mexicantos with the Houston Chamber Choir, March 5, 2016.

February in Guatemala

In February I am off to Guatemala for plein air painting with master artist William Kalwick, Jr and friends. Bill is a fantastic artist whose Guatemala paintings have been a great inspiration. His technique is classical and he is a great teacher as well. I have known Bill for about 20 years and have studied portrait art with him for over three years. This is the first time I join his annual trip to Guatemala and I look forward to great painting outdoors. The group includes other artists and fellow classmates and studio group artists. It should be a great event. Look for updates and posts on my blog.

March Mania

March will be a busy month but busy is fantastic!


Arte y Mexicantos con el Houston Chamber Choir, Marzo 5, 2016.

Arte y Mexicantos con el Houston Chamber Choir, Marzo 5, 2016.

Mexicantos Houston Chamber Choir (HCC)
Es un honor compartir mis pinturas de la serie México con el Houston Chamber Choir para sus tesoros corales Mexicantos — It is an honor to share my artwork from the Mexico series with the Houston Chamber Choir for the Mexicantos choral treasures on March 5, 7:30pm, at St. Vincent the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019.


WIVLA Presents, “Inspired by Her Quote”
I was doubly thrilled to hear that my visual and literary submissions have been accepted for this show. The exhibition runs from March 1 through 31, 2016. The opening reception is on March 8, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, in honor of International Women’s Day, at the Houston Public Library  downtown, at 500 McKinney. Readings will begin at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Spring 2016 Guiton St. Artists Open Studio & Art Sale
Artist are already at work to prepare for the Spring Open Studio and Art Sale. Mark your calendar for April 23, 2:00 – 8:00 pm. Read more as details are confirmed.


More events will be posted as they are finalized.



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