Abbey Art Works and the Retreat Center present

An Artist Retreat-Summer 2019

Abbey Art Works on the grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in Covington, Louisiana is inviting all painters of any medium to four days of peaceful, quiet painting. Air-conditioned studio space will be available, and artists will be free to work outdoors, weather permitting. Work at your own pace, develop your own imagery. Open studio time for the duration. Enjoy meeting and sharing art and ideas with other artists.

Monday - Friday, August 12-August 16
Saint Joseph Abbey, Covington, La.
(REGISTER ONLINE HERE)

Retreat price: $750, which includes private room & bath and all meals ($700 for members of the Guild of St. Luke.)

Non refundable Deposit of $100 due by August 7, 2019. Balance of $650 due on arriving at the Artist Retreat

OR:

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You can mail a check to:
Retreat Center at Saint Joseph Abbey
Abbey Art Works Retreat
75376 River Road
Saint Benedict, La 70457

Or you may contact Lynette Kendall at the Retreat Center at 985-892-3473 or clc@sjasc.edu.

For more info on the Artist Retreat itself, contact Billie Bourgeois at bbour498@gmail.com or 225-276-5424 or 985-789-6889.

RETREAT DETAILS:

Abbey Art Works on the grounds of Saint Joseph Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in Covington, Louisiana is inviting all painters of any medium to four days of peaceful, quiet painting. Air-conditioned studio space will be available, and artists will be free to work outdoors, weather permitting. Work at your own pace, develop your own imagery. Open studio time for the duration. Enjoy meeting and sharing art and ideas with other artists.

The retreat includes four nights accommodations in the beautiful, newly renovated Retreat Center just steps from the Studio building. This retreat is for Independent Artistic Development. No formal painting instruction will be given. Artists will set up their own ‘studio space’ and begin independent work. Easels and tables are provided. Artists bring their own painting supplies. The retreat is limited to 20 artists.

ABBEY 1 acrylic on paper, 30″x 22″ by Billie Bourgeois.

ABBEY 1 acrylic on paper, 30″x 22″ by Billie Bourgeois.

Artist in Residence for this event, Billie Bourgeois, will be available in the studio 9-11:30 each morning, and 2-4:30 each afternoon to help, critique, make suggestions and encourage anyone who wishes it.

Billie has taught drawing and painting, realism and abstraction for over 30 years. She is presently on the faculty at Abbey Art Works and teaches “Painting from the Soul: Intuitive Abstract Painting” once a week throughout the year and in 3-day workshops regionally. Her work is represented by galleries in Atlanta, Dallas, Jackson, Miss., Alexandria, VA, and Baton Rouge, LA.

She is a 21 year member of the Mississippi Art Colony and of 35 Women Abstract Expressionists (national group)

Visit www.billiebourgeois.com for more information or check out her Instagram page here.