We are very excited about participating as a vendor in this year’s Jazz Festival. We will be located in the Congo Square Area the first weekend of Jazz Festival – Fri through Sunday, April 26th – 28th. We hope you get a chance to stop by and view our booth if you attend this year. If you can’t make it, please take a look at our “shop” link to purchase our prints – we have 5 available: Fleur De Lis (24 x 24), Eccles Self-Promotion (24 x 36), New Orleans Zydeco (24 X 36), New Orleans Jazz Band (24 x 36) and the print of the Commemorative painting donated to Archbishop Blenk High School upon its closing. We also have postcard size prints of the Eccles Self Promotion and the New Orleans Jazz Band. Order online or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the studio (504-227-2785) for more information. If you are interested in original pieces of art, please call us at the studio to schedule a time for viewing. We currently have over 200 originals available for sale – in varying sizes and prices.
Below are all of the available paintings from which you can choose for private parties in one location on this blog. Check back as we continue to add more paintings. Also check our Art & Soul page for information about scheduling a private party. Thanks.
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for one of these amazing shrimp boot pieces of art! Proceeds go directly to Oil Spill Relief…
From the WDSU website:
“One hundred years and Barack Obama as president. What a combination,” Zulu President Charles Hamilton said. It’s a special combination because the first African-American president took office the same year Zulu celebrates its 100th anniversary.
“It’s special. I’ve seen many coconuts. And this one is awesome. It combines New Orleans and the D.C. and the good ol’ USA on it,” Hamilton said.
Zulu’s coconuts are prized possessions many people hope to receive as Zulu parades on Mardi Gras. But this special inauguration coconut is much much more. It’s also an original piece of art designed by artist Keith Eckles.
The artist sanded the coconut’s rough surface, making it smooth enough to begin painting an image that combines Washington, New Orleans and Mardi Gras.
“What better honor,” Eckles said.
The coconut arrived in Washington, D.C., in time for the inauguration. The organization hopes to present it to the nation’s new president.
Zulu also took its special 100th anniversary beads to Washington in hopes of presenting them to the president.
Zulu celebrates 100 years and also the presidential inauguration. Keith Eccles painted a Zulu Coconut for the President.
Zulu to present Barack Obama with specially-commissioned coconut