BayouSide Studios

BayouSide Studios BayouSide Studios is the home of artists Susan Hamilton, Jean Kreamer, Vaughan Simpson, Gail Smith, Tom Powers and John Bienvenu (d. Nov. 2012). Martinville.

"John's paintings are ethereal" Tookie Inzerella, St. "John's watercolors reflect intelligence and talent." --- Roger A. Laurent, Proprietor, Frame Shop & Gallery 912. "I've seen your paintings and I liked them." Thank you Liliana Hidalgo, President of Zonta, Vina del Mar (Chile)

Done!  Have you?  Still time…
11/06/2023

Done! Have you? Still time…

06/17/2023
Fabulous afternoon at the Denver studio of painter Duke  Beardsley.  Amazing guy, fantastic painter—sixth generation Col...
06/16/2023

Fabulous afternoon at the Denver studio of painter Duke Beardsley. Amazing guy, fantastic painter—sixth generation Coloradan, a real cowboy and his work is stunning. Simply terrific experience!

02/01/2023

This Saturday the LAA is hosting its annual Art Instructor’s Showcase! Visit us at 1019 Auburn Avenue, 10am-3pm, to enjoy demonstrations by 7 artists! Meet these instructors and chose a workshop or two! Basketry is a long standing tradition which continues to thrive today! Artist, Susan Chiquelin can introduce you to the basics and techniques with her workshop!

BayouSide member Tom Powers introducing watercolors to beginners and encouragement to continuing painters...you will enj...
06/05/2021

BayouSide member Tom Powers introducing watercolors to beginners and encouragement to continuing painters...you will enjoy summer Thursdays with him...

Louisiana’s brilliant political leaders—especially Clay Higgins.  The state always the best of the worst!
07/11/2020

Louisiana’s brilliant political leaders—especially Clay Higgins. The state always the best of the worst!

Louisiana is now one of the leading states in the nation for most new coronavirus cases.It ranks third in the U.S. this week for most new cases per capita

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03/16/2020

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Recent work by BayouSide Artist Tom Powers.  Tom offers watercolor classes through the Lafayette Art Association.
02/19/2020

Recent work by BayouSide Artist Tom Powers. Tom offers watercolor classes through the Lafayette Art Association.

Recent work by BayouSide Studio artist Tom Powers.  Tom offers classes in watercolor through the Lafayette Art Associati...
02/19/2020

Recent work by BayouSide Studio artist Tom Powers. Tom offers classes in watercolor through the Lafayette Art Association and is a popular teacher. Call the LAA for information.

Coming soon...
10/25/2019

Coming soon...

We are hoping to see you for Open Studio Tours on November 16 and 17.  Lots of new work for your consideration!
10/24/2019

We are hoping to see you for Open Studio Tours on November 16 and 17. Lots of new work for your consideration!

Open Studio Tours coming in November!  Watch for it and come by—seven artists are eager to share their work with you!  1...
10/13/2019

Open Studio Tours coming in November! Watch for it and come by—seven artists are eager to share their work with you! 1003 East St Mary Blvd along with the Lafayette Art Association across the street and Firedance Studio nearby! Y’all come!!

Painting the swamp is best in the summer when it is most beautiful.  This by Vaughan Simpson.
08/21/2019

Painting the swamp is best in the summer when it is most beautiful. This by Vaughan Simpson.

06/16/2019

Vaughan Simpson, “Watching the Tide: Kittery Point, Maine,” oil, 11x14.

03/23/2019

Last chances to see the Watercolor Guild exhibit in the Lafayette City Hall lobby with paintings by BayouSide artists and other members of the Watercolor Guild. The show comes down April 16. Next Guild show will be January, 2020 but Lafayette Art Association shows on E St Mary Blvd will always have BayouSide artists’ new work or visit the BayouSide Studio just across the street.

03/23/2019

Work in progress—travel memories!

11/27/2018

One of the paintings—this one by Vaughan Simpson— that will be for sale and exhibited by BayouSide artists during the studio group exhibit in December at the Frame Shop and Gallery in the Oil Center. We hope you will join us.

11/19/2018

Open Studio Tours were a great success from our point of view. We loved welcoming all of you who came and hope you won’t wait until next year to come again. Thanks so much to everyone who came, who looked and especially who took home an artist’s work.

11/18/2018

Thanks to everyone who came to the Studio yesterday and today during the Open Studio tours. It was a great event with over a hundred artists in Lafayette and nearby communities taking part and welcoming visitors. Your support helps to make the area’s dynamic community strong and stronger!

11/17/2018

Open Studio tomorrow and Sunday! Just a sampling—lots and lots more for unique and lasting holiday gifts. Buy from local artists and encourage the arts!

11/14/2018

Just a glimpse of the variety of work to see during Open Studio Days. Gifts that last in all sizes and all prices and for all tastes available. Give art. It brightens any home.

11/14/2018

Clearing up for Studio Visits during Open Studio Tours, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 16-17. Lots to see, all newly displayed. Hope to see you!

11/13/2018

Preparing for Saturday and Sunday’s Open Studio. Hope to see all of you there! November 16-17, 1003 E St Mary Blvd. New work and a great opportunity to find unique and lasting holiday gifts.

11/12/2018

BayouSide artists worked all afternoon getting the studio ready to welcome you next Saturday and Sunday. Open Studio Tours,
November 16-17.
Lots to see. Y’all come!
Unique holiday gifts that last!

10/21/2018

BayouSide artists are hoping to welcome friends at the Open Studio Tours, November 17 to 19. Come by and browse for unique Christmas or holidays gifts.

10/21/2018

An example of Gail Smith’s encaustic work:

10/16/2018

Bayou City Arts Festival in downtown Houston with friends. Amazing city and awesome art in every media make for a terrific week-end.

09/11/2018

Vaughan Simpson—work in progress.

08/29/2018

We are happy to welcome Todd Zimmerman as a new member of BayouSide. He is bringing new energy and ideas to our painting activities. Look for examples of his work here soon!

08/28/2018

Lots of interesting work by BayouSide artists. This one by Gail Smith. Do come by for the Open Studio Tour November 17 and 18!

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1003 East St Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA
70503

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 3:30pm
Saturday 12pm - 3:30pm

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