jamar pierre

Jamar Pierre

 Painter, muralist, illustrator, designer.

 Longue Vue welcomes New Orleans son, cultural ambassador, and renowned
artist, Jamar Pierre, as the 2018 Artist-in-Residence. Chosen by The NOLA
Foundation to create artwork for the official Tricentennial Celebration print
titled Resilience, Pierre is bringing over 20 years of experience and a lifetime
of passion for sharing the spirit and culture of the city to Longue Vue.

Rolling with Dave by Jamar Pierre. Click to purchase.

The Universal Woman by Jamar Pierre. Click to purchase.

Blue Brass by Jamar Pierre.

Programs with Jamar Pierre at Longue Vue

Kids Create is a time of creativity, art, and fun for children ages 6 – 10 and their parent or guardian. Work with pencils and watercolor in a creative activity inspired by the beauty of the gardens led by Jamar Pierre.

Schedule:

June 23th / 10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Green Summer
July 14th /10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Red, White, & Blue
August 18th /10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Bamboo
September 15th /10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Water
October 20th /10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Fall Leaves & Florals
November 17th /10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Food & Vegetables
December 15th /10:00am – 11:ooam / Theme: Holidays

The Youth Painting Workshop is the perfect time for middle school and high school students to practice, learn new techniques, and be guided in their art by Jamar Pierre.

Schedule:

June 24th / 11:00am – 12:oopm / Theme: Green Summer
July 15th / 11:00am – 12:oopm / Theme: Red, White, & Blue
August 19th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Bamboo
September 16th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Water
October 21th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Fall Leaves & Florals
November 18th / 11:ooam – 12:oopm / Theme: Food & Vegetables
December 16th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Holidays

The Family Painting Workshop is the a great opportunity to be creative and have fun as a family. Families will work on a single canvas guided by J.Pierre.

Schedule:

June 24th / 11:00am – 12:oopm / Theme: Green Summer
July 15th / 11:00am – 12:oopm / Theme: Red, White, & Blue
August 19th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Bamboo
September 16th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Water
October 21th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Fall Leaves & Florals
November 18th / 11:ooam – 12:oopm / Theme: Food & Vegetables
December 16th / 11:00am – 12:00pm / Theme: Holidays

J. Pierre is also available to host a Cork & Paint Workshop where you can have fun painting while sipping on something festive!

To schedule your own Cork & Paint event contact:

Lenora Costa
lcosta@longuevue.com or 504.293.4712.

Longue Vue’s Tricentennial Artist in Residence, Jamar Pierre, will have an informal gallery talk on his exhibit Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans, Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2-3 pm. Pierre will offer his unique perspective as a cultural ambassador to the locations of his residencies, explain how he uses his travels as inspiration for his work and tell the stories of some of his paintings on display in the gallery.

Visitors are welcome to come to the Longue Vue Main House exhibition gallery at 1:30pm to view the exhibit, and the talk will begin at 2:00 pm.

Cost is $12 for non-members and free for members. For more information please contact Lenora Costa, lcosta@longuevue.com or 504-293-4712.

Jamar Pierre’s exhibit, “Citizen of the World, Son of New Orleans,” is now open for viewing in the main gallery.

Accolades for Jamar Pierre

 

EDUCATION

  • Recognized by Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society as Outstanding Educator of the Year
  • Art Instructor for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center OR residencies
  • Recognized by the President of the United States committee on the Arts and Humanities for involvement with the Turnaround Arts program.
  • Professional art teacher for schools throughout the city for the last 20+ years
  • Recipient of Louisiana Parks & Recreation Award for design and implementation of youth based art programs in partnership with New Orleans Arts Council and New Orleans Recreation Development Commission

FINE ART

  • Library of Congress currently exhibiting a reproduction of the original Tricentiall piece in their Adams Reading room
  • Has held exhibits at the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Ogden Museum or Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
  • International exhibits in countries including Iceland and Costa Rica and most recently selected to exhibit with the prestigious Tyrone
  • Guthre Center Residency program in Ireland
  • Exhibited in Prospect 3 and 4
  • Commissioned to create art for collectors around the globe

 

FOR NEW ORLEANS

  • Created official Tricentennial artwork for the NOLA 2018 Commission –  now on display in the cottage/studio
  • Currently serving as artistic ambassador for city interfacing with visiting international dignitaries, guests of honor and participating in city-wide celebratory events
  • Served as brand ambassador for Louisiana when selected to participating in highly competitive residencies in Iceland, Costa Rica and the Toronto Islands, delivering meanintfug cultural exchange art talks
  • Selected by Mayors office four years in a row to design a mural honoring the country represented at each festival, orchestrating the painting of the mural by students from all over the city with final mural being exhibited in the mayors office as a permanent installation.
  • Recognized by Gambit as one of the top 40 under 40
  • Recipient of Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)’s Sweet Art award where he was recognized as one of the exceptional artists,  educators and philanthropists influencing and contributing his efforts to  shape New Orleans’ arts and culture

Visit the Studio

Studio hours for visiting and meeting Jamar Pierre are open
most weekends. If you would like to schedule a private
appointment, please contact Lenora Costa at
lcosta@longuevue.com or 504.293.4712

 The Artist-in-Residence program at Longue Vue is supported by The Helis Foundation.