Lafayette Art Association

Location: 1008 E. St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA



Open Saturday, November 23rd, 10am-5pm

       & Sunday, November 24th, 12pm-5pm 2019


The Lafayette Art Association will be featuring 7 different artists working in a variety of media during the Studio Tour. All of the artists will be demonstrating their craft for visitors as well as selling their work. 

Diane K. Baker -

  • Diane has had a long career as a graphic designer and commercial illustrator. A major influence came when she began working as a graphic artist for LSU’s Center for Wetland Resources. Working with biologists helped develop a love for the natural world which reflects in much of her work. Along with free lance artwork and design, she works as a teaching artist for the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Lately she has begun exploring techniques with watercolor, charcoal, and polymer clay to create 3-D multi-media collages.


Bonnie Camos - Bonnie Camos Fine Art

  • I am a mixed media artist working primarily in acrylics. I also employ traditional printmaking techniques and encaustic monotype all inspired by my surroundings. The eccentric monotypes have been an area of art of which I am currently fond.


Nicole Dahliquist - HeARTful Creations

  • Nicole Dahlquist graduated from UL of L in 2005 and has been teaching art for the past 4 years. Everything she does seems to have an artistic bent from cooking to painting nails, glass and canvas. She loves being creative and is inspired by the beauty of nature and God’s creation all around. Her creations are very organic and often include plants or animals.

Edward Demahy

  • My work is involved with the spirituality of art. In the similarities between the creative experience and the meditative experience and the affect it has on my work. Striving to be in the NOW. Working with methods that diminish my authority during the creative act, relegating my influence, relinquishing my control.

Anthony Girouard -

  • Anthony's interest in painting started in high school with sculpture.  It was to expensive, so he moved on to sketching, oil painting (mostly portraits) and eventually to acrylic paintings.  And, he has been painting ever since.

Louise Guidry  -

  • I was born in Ville Platt, Louisiana, a very small southern town. I didn't have any formal art training as a child, but my mother was a seamstress, and I was intrigued by the scraps of fabric and threads that she would discard and I would play with them. This was my first attempt at creativity. It wasn't until we moved to St. Martinville in high school that I started studying art independently on my own until I was thirty, when I began to paint in earnest. I married, had children and was very occupied with family life and an elementary school teaching career, but once my kids were grown I went to UL at age 54 and got my fine arts degree at 58. I have been making art ever since and now my paintings are accepted around the world. I am 89 years old, and painting keeps me young. I would like to die with my brush in my hand!

Laura LaHaye - 

  • Laura’s journey with watercolor began over 35 years ago as a student of Gae Siadous.  Five years ago, Laura started to teach painting to children, something Laura loves to do.  She teaches young girls and adult women on a weekly basis., and she especially loves working with those who declare that they cannot draw!

  • Although watercolor is her favorite, she also enjoys working with other mediums.  Her subject matter is usually inspired by biblical scripture or quotes that make an impression.  She encourages students to go deep into themselves to find what it is they want to paint. 

Kathy Prejean –  KP Designs

  • Katherine Prejean has been creating jewelry since 2007.  Sophisticated and engaging pieces of jewelry using metal clay and traditional metalsmithing techniques have become a passion. Observe her process as she creates her one-of-a-kind pieces.


Dusty Reed - Cajun Picasso

  • Born and Raised in Southern Louisiana, Dusty Reed attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he received his masters Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Aptly dubbed "the Cajun Picasso" Dusty opened his gallery of the same name in 2012. Today six years later, he continues to create Louisiana Folk Art that reflects the vibrant culture of this region.  Dusty uses a broad spectrum of visual art from paintings and sculptures to multi-dimensional installations. He creates many of his pieces from found objects and re-purposing once forgotten items many may recognize . Dusty is continuously discovering new mediums to use in his art he describes as "Colk- Art"

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Norma Thompson 

  • Norma Thompson works in acrylic and oil paint to create vibrant, natural pieces, which showcase her passion for color, light and the beauty of nature. Visit her at the LAA to learn more about her techniques and subject.