Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the inaugural issue of New Orleans Canvas Magazine. We created this magazine to bring attention to some of the many wonderful artists who inhabit the New Orleans area. These pages will feature the words and works of a diverse selection of artists from diverse backgrounds in each quarterly issue. Counter to current trends and in keeping with our appreciation for tangible works of art, we eventually hope to expand to a print edition.

Appropo to our October debut, the first three artists featured specialize in creating “spooky” art. L.E. Dubin creates decoupage boxes and jewelry with vintage ephemera and found objects. T. Rhiannon Cotter specializes in gothic illustrations using pointillism.  Kristof Corvinus is a painter inspired by dark imagery.

Also profiled are two other local artists whose styles vary very differently from the first three. Benny Collins is a surrealist sculptor and painter who learned his craft in the American Southwest but is now based in Uptown New Orleans. Danny Jupiter is a figurative painter from New Orleans who trained at Xavier University.

In each issue, we will be profiling at least one gallery owner who will share their views on what is happening in the local art scene. This issue features Christian Labat, the owner of The Building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Christian has devoted the last sixteen years of his life to renovating and revitalizing The Building.

Additionally, we will also feature articles related to the “business side” of art. This month a local attorney weighs in on possible legal protections afforded to visual artists under federal and Louisiana laws.

We hope you enjoy this first issue. A special thanks to the artists and other professionals that agreed to help us and have made this endeavor into a pleasure. In future issues we hope to feature more art, articles and other content written and produced by local artists (maybe you?).


Erin McNutt

Owner and Editor


Creators and Contributors for New Orleans Canvas Magazine

Founder and Editor: Erin McNutt http://www.erinmcnutt.com/
Co-Founder and Editor: Kristof Corvinus http://theblacktulipstudio.weebly.com/
Logo design : Aristotle C Pramagioulis https://www.facebook.com/aristotle.pramagioulis
Contributing Photographer : Leslie-Claire Spillman https://leslieclairespillman.smugmug.com/
Contributing Writer : Laurence McNutt

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