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TANYA FIRMIN DISCHLER
Beyond the Bayou Studio
An established artist from South Louisiana, Tanya Firmin Dischler, originally from Franklin, now resides in Mandeville, Louisiana. She studied at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University and various artist workshops throughout the United States, Mexico, France and Indonesia.
Dischler has a unique way of expressing her interest in nature. Her subjects include animals, birds, fish, frogs, and the flora and fauna of South Louisiana and anything else that imposes itself on her imagination. With her ability to depict these every day subject matters intertwined with interesting background shapes and patterns, her paintings are not as simple as one would assume. She has considerable facility with technique and imagery and has a totally unique way of expressing her love of nature in all of her vivid paintings. The fresh approach in the use of colors skillfully applied to each of her paintings gives her compositions the unique feeling of "coming to life". Dischler's paintings are mysterious and intensely bright acrylics that possess the visual and visceral impact of abstraction, while the main subject matter of each painting remains easily recognizable.
She has participated and won in local, national, and international exhibits. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States, France, England, and Australia. Her series, "Burning Cane" was featured in Louisiana Life Magazine (March/April'12) The article is entitled "Memories of a Burning Landscape" written by John Kemp . She has had the distinct honor of being invited by The First Lady, Surpriya Jindal, to showcase paintings in The Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her painting, Louisiana Phoenix, was selected by the St. Tammany West Chamber to be featured on the new Guide and membership directory. Dischler's work was published on the cover of The Journal Of the American Veterinary Medical Association in honor of an award received at LSU Animals In Art Exhibit. Her work has also been published in Art Business News, American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, Inside Northside Magazine (Cover), Women in Business . She has participated in The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage and numerous other Festivals in the southeast. Dischler teaches fun, creative workshops in her studio, Beyond the Bayou , located in Old Mandeville. For more info, contact Tanya...firstname.lastname@example.org 504-577-1949.
2013 Ariodante Contempory Art & Craft Gallery, New Orleans, Lagniappe Artist
2013 Pineapple Gallery , Mandeville, La.
2013 Rue CouCou Gallery, Hot Art/Cool Nights, Baton Rouge, La.
2012 Art & Music , Christ Episcopal, Bay St. Louis, Ms.
2012 Art Hop, Rue Cou Cou Gallery, Baton Rouge, La.
2012 Coastal Arts Center, Orange Beach, Alabama , Solo Exhibit
2012 Spring for Art, Covinton, La.
2012 Louisiana Artists Gallery, Mandeville,La.
2011 Hot Art/Cool Nights; Rue Cou Cou Gallery, Baton Rouge,La.
2011 Fall For Art, Covington, La.
2011 Spring For Art, Covington , La.
2010 Cultural Arts Center, Mixed Media Exhibit, Slidell, La. group/ Award
2009 Beyond the Bayou Open Studio, solo
Spring For Art, Featuring Cover Artists for Inside/Northside Magazine, Covington,La.
Gallery Nu, Sandestin Fl. & Covington, La.,group
2008 BEYOND THE BAYOU STUDIO, SOLO
2007 BEYOND THE BAYOU STUDIO, SOLO
2006 Third Street Gallerie,Baton Rouge,La. group
2004 Crescent Gallery, New Orleans group
2003 Metal Orchids & Wildlife Gallery, Covington,La. group
2002 India Stewart Designs, New Orleans group
2001 African American Museum of Art, Culture, & History; Percent for Art Collection group
Bayous, Bali & Beyond, Open Studio, solo
Festival of Fins, New Orlleans Arts Council
Ashes to Ashes,St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, La. group
2000 Women: An Exhibit of Strength, The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucas, Baton Rouge , La. group
Mon Image Gallery, Grayton Beach, Fl. group
1999 Strictly Watercolor, World Trade Center, New Orleans, La. group
Hillyer House, Pass Christian, Ms. group
1998-1993 The Creative Process , Mandeville, La. solo exhibits
1998 Legato Gallery, Covington, La. group
1997 Riverside Gallery, Shreveport, La. group
Cobblestone Gallery, Lafayette,La. solo
1991 St. Tammany Art Association, Two Women Exhibit, Covington, La.
The Patio Gallery, Covington, La. solo
Fort Isabel Gallery, Covington, La group
Historical Landmark Society, St. Mary Parish, La. solo
1990 210 Gallery, Covington, La. group
Zigler Museum, Jennings, La. group
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2010 Poydras Home Art Exhibit, New Orleans, juried / group/award
2006 The Visual Arts Center National Art Exhibit, Punta Gorda, Fl. juried/group
2002 47th Annual Exhibition, Baton Rouge Rural Art Museum, Baton Rouge,La. juried/group
1998 National Acrylic Painters Association International Exhibit,
Art with a Southern Drawl, University of Alabama, Mobile, juried/group
1998 Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine International Exhibit
juried/group (93,96,97) awards
1996 Lafayette Art Association National Exhibition, Lafayette, La. juried/group/award
1995 Mississippi Watercolor Society 11th Grand National Exhibition juried/group
1994 New Orleans Art Association 20th Annual Exhibition juried/group
Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibit, New Orleans,
1993 Kentucky Watercolor Society National Exhibition juried/group/award
Louisiana Watercolor Society Winter Exhibition ,LSU, Baton Rouge, La. juried/group
1992 Watercolor Society of Houston International Exhibition, Houston Tx juried/group
AWARDS & HONOR
2010 Paul Harris Fellow Award : The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International;Bali, Indonesia
2011 Pirate's Alley , Award
2010 THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION, Baton Rouge, La. Invited to exhibit paintings
2010 EARTHBOUND Productions ,Inc. featuring “Pelican Blues” painting
2010 Cultural Arts Center, Mixed Media Regional Exhibition juried/award
2009 La. Polo Farms Heart of the Forest Billboard, Folsom, La.
French Quarter Art Festival, New Orleans, La. juried/award
Fest For All Art Festival, Arts Council of Baton Rouge, La. juried/award
Poydras Hone Art Exhibit, New Orleans, juried/award
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience: VINOLA Tasting and Auction.Invitational BigBottles ( 08&09 )
2003 Festival of Fins, Arts Council of New Orleans, Invitational
2003 Percent For Art Collection, Purchase Award, City of New Orleans
2002 ART & SOUL,Mandeville Cultural Interpretive Center, Celebration of the Arts,
1998 National Acrylic Painter’s Association International Exhibit, Napa Valley Award
1996 Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine International Exhibition,
2 awards including the JAVMA award. 1993/Purchase Award
Lafayette Art Association National Exhibition, juried/award
1993 Louisiana Watercolor Society Winter Exhibit, New Orleans,juried/award
1992 Louisiana Watercolor Society ,LSU Exhibit, juried/award
2012 Louisiana Life Magazine: March/April; "Memories of a Burning Landscape",by John Kemp
2011 St. Tammany West CHAMBER : 2011-2012 Guide/Directory COVER
2011 Inside/Northside : Women in Business Magazine, COVER /Article
2010 Inside/Northside Magazine, COVER Artist/Article
2006 Art Business News , June
2005 City Social Magazine,Baton Rouge
2004 Doc Lawerence Magazine, www.docsnews.com
2003 Festival of Fins by Bert Meyers
2002 Day Trips from New Orleans by James Gaffney
2001 Inside/Northside Magazine, COVER Artist
1999 Watercolor Magazine Winter Issue
1999 Tambalaya Magazine, COVER Artist
1996 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association COVERArtist
1996 WYES-Channel 12, Showboat Auction, Poster Artist
1996 New Orleans Magazine
1995 American Artist Magazine January Issue
ABSENTE- LLC - Michel Roux
St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Covinton, Louisiana
St.Tammany Parish Hospital, Women's Pavillion, Covington , Louisiana
Darrell Bourque, Professor Emeritus of English and Interdisciplinary Humanities at ULL and former Louisiana Poet Laureate, 2007-2008, 2009-2011
St.Tammany Parish Government Commission on Cultural Affairs, The Towers Building, Slidell, La.
Enerject, Inc., The Woodlands ,Texas
Q2 Insights, Inc.; San Diego / New Orleans
Dr. Victoria Beckman, Alabama
Renaissance Hotel , Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Inn on Bourbon, New Orleans, Louisiana
PMO Link, Louisiana
La. Polo Farms, Heart of the Forest Billboard
Louisiana State University , Veterinary Medical Library
City of New Orleans, Percent for Art Purchase , City Hall
Kobrand Corporation, New York
Pelican Athletic Club, Louisiana
The Village Executive Office Suites, Louisiana
Pan American Laboratories, Louisiana
Focus Research, Inc. Louisiana
Parish National Bank, Louisiana
Progressive National Bank ,Louisiana
North Oaks Hospital ,Louisiana
Martin’s Wine Cellar, New Orleans
Gilsbar Insurance Inc., louisiana
McMath Construction Company
2013 Pensacola Art Museum Fine Art Festival, Florida
2013 FestForAll, Baton Rouge , La.
2013 Orange Beach Art Festival, Orange Beach, Al.
2012 Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, La.
2012 Peter Anderson Art Festival, Ocean Springs, Ms.
2012 RiverArtFest, Memphis, Tn.
2012 Grand Art Festival, Fairhope, Al.
2012 ARTSQUEST, Seaside, Florida
2012 Fest For All, Baton Rouge, La.
2012 Pirate's Alley Art Show, New Orleans, Award
2012 Art in the Pass, Pass Christian, Ms.
2011 Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, La.
2011 Shotguns & Sidehalls: Old Mandeville Historical Associaton (Studio/Home Tour)
2011 The Big Easel, Lafayette, La.
2011 Art Spark , City Park, New Orleans
2011 Fest For All, Baton Rouge,La..
2011 Pirate's Alley Art Show, New Orleans, Award
2011 ARTIGRAS, West Palm Beach , Fl.
2010 Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, La.
2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, La.
2010 French Quarter Festival, (Award)
2010 Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, Fl.
2010 The Big Easel. Lafayette, La.
2009 Fest For All,Baton Rouge La.(Award)
2009 Poydras Home Art Show (Award)
2009 French Quarter Arts Festival, New Orleans (Award)
2009 Women's Club Of Coconut Grove Art Show, Invitational, Florida
2008 Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola
2008 Fest For All, Baton Rouge, La.
2007 Ocala Arts Festival, Florida
2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, La.
Experimental Watermedia Workshops & Demos:
2012 Beyond the Bayou Studio Workshops
2012 Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force Annual Meeting- Guest Lecturer
2012 Madisonville Artists Juried Show (Judge)
2012 Westbank Art Guild, Westwego, La.
2011 Mo's Art Supply, Covington, La.
2011 Beyond the Bayou Studio Workshops (ongoing)
2011 Artists for Madisonville, La.
2011 Grand Isle Artists Workshop, Grand Isle , La.
2010 Royal Carribean International Cruiseline Guest Lecturer
2010 New Orleans Art Association Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2010 Louisiana Art Association, Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2010 Jefferson Art Guild Workshop,, Louisiana
2010 St. Charles Art Guild Workshop, Louisiana
2009 Pensacola Artists, Inc.Workshop, Pensacola , Florida
2009 Metairie Art Guild ,Workshop/Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2009 St. Charles Art Guild , Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2009 Terrebone Art Guild ,Workshop, Louisiana
2008 La Petit Art Guild, Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2008 Art Study Club, Guest Lecturer, Pensacola, Florida
2008 Terrebone Fine Arts Guild ,Workshop, Louisiana
2007 Royal Carribbean International Cruiseline Guest Lecturer Arts Program
2002 Niagra Frontier Watercolor Society Workshop/Guest Lecturer
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