Joey Blazek

My work is a product of what I have lived and learned the past 60 or so years. Being a native of Southeast Texas, I consider myself primarily a regional painter of the Coastal South. I focus on its abundant wildlife and its coexistence with the Gulf Coast s industrial, maritime and agricultural landscape. I also sometimes include some urban pieces such as New Orleans and other southern coastal cities and towns. I received my BFA from Lamar University in 1976 in graphic design that also included extensive studies in the fine arts. After graduation, I began working as an art director, later serving as creative director for an advertising agency. By the early 80s, I started my own design rm, Blazek Design that produced print and electronic media for clients in Southeast Texas, Houston and Louisiana. Throughout my time as a designer I have worked to create images that are quick to communicate and pleasing to the view- er s eye. I have continued on this path with the ne art side of my career. Everyday subjects that people might over look are captured on canvas in a way that I hope conveys the beauty I see.

Best of Show - 2013 Rockport Art Festival - Rockport, TX

Award of Excellence - 2013 Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival - Pensacola, FL

1st Place - Painting Oil /Acrylic - 2015 Eastern Shore Art Festival - Fairhope, AL

1st Place - Painting Oil /Acrylic - 2015 Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival - Ridgeland, MS

Poster Artist - 2015 Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival - Pensacola, FL

Poster Artist - 2016 Rockport Art Festival - Rockport, TX

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