The New Orleans Art Center
3330 St. Claude Ave.
Christina Juran
Art Director

Herman Kron
click for virtual tour
The New Orleans Art Center:

The New Orleans Art Center shows local artist and is located right in the city's "Saint Claude Arts District." Located in the heart of the ninth ward and on the edge of Bywater. This district is quickly becoming a new center for Art and Dining in New Orleans. 

Collecting at its best is very far from mere acquisitiveness; it may become one of the most humanistic of occupations, seeking to illustrate by the assembling of significant reliques, the march of the human spirit in its quest for beauty...
(Arthur Davison Ficke)

Past Exhibits Events and Performances:
  • "Neighbors" curated by Yamil Rodriguez and Lindsay
  • Fundraiser for Press Street/ Antennae Gallery "Prom Night" Summer 2015
  • The Bywater Biennial Curated by Don Marshall, October 2015
  • Dreamers Often Lie Producer Yamil Rodriguez, a Faux Real FestivalTheatre Production, November 2015
  • Pop-up Politico Curated by Catalyst Collective, a PhotoNola Event, December 2015
  • Delight Curated by Christina Juran Jan 2016
  • Le Menage Speciale  Curated by Christina Juran Feb 2016
  • La Femme Curated by Don Marshall, March 2016
  • Duck Sauce Curated by Dapper Bruce Lafitte, April 2016
  • Interpretations May 2016
  • Connections Curated by Christina Juran June 2016 
  • Of Myth Fun and Folly  Curated by Christina Juran July 2016
  • Transcendence Curated by Christina Juran August 2016
  • Lizzie, a theater production directed by Christopher Benteviegna August 2016
  • NOLA Conceptual Curated by John Isiah Walton Sept. 2016
  • The Louisiana Photography Biennial Curated by Don Marshall
  • White Elephant Sale, a 3 day vendor event by LA 46
  • Cultural Grid curated by Christina Juran Jan. and Feb .2017
  • Planned for August 2017 Aliens Vs Predator curated by    Nicolas Aziz
  • Coming in November 2017 the Second Bywater Biennial curated by Don Marshall

Currently showing:  Jim Sohr

Article from  
Art review by Eric Bookhardt:

At an age when many people slow their pace. Jim Sohr is in high gear producing magnificent pieces of art in his Chalmette residence. The word is don't call before 4 pm as the artist is a night owl and spends most nights working on massive sculpture which may need a larger door added to his house in order for the work to exit the house.
One of the more enduring art world myths is that right-wing presidents provoke a backlash of creative bohemianism. Dubious at best, it is doubly dicey if the president is stranger than Salvador Dali and more nihilistic than the Dadaists. But American gothic weirdness has long lurked in small towns like Waukesha, Wisconsin, from which a young misfit named Jim Sohr fled to New Orleans in the 1960s. Legal indiscretions landed him in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he took up art and became the visionary he is today. Some of his older works included in the show reveal how only a modern Hieronymus Bosch from Green Bay Packers cheesehead country could have anticipated the madness we now face. Reflecting an aesthetic shaped more by Wurlitzer jukeboxes than Picasso, Plugs (pictured) previews a retro-futurist America where electronic aliens inhabit massive warehouses in a painting that predated and internet conspiracies about UFOs and the New World Order. In Birds and Ladies, lonely blonds with haunted eyes populate a scene that presaged white middle American alienation, and in 3 Greens, pointy-eared space aliens have taken over grandma's bedroom. Once thought impossibly otherworldly, Sohr's visionary views have, over time, become increasingly, if disturbingly, familiar. ***

"Spirits" by Jim Sohr

"Reclining Nude" by Jim Sohr

"Eeep Snorp" by Jim Sohr

Wonderful group show on exhibit until May 7th
call 707-779-9317 anytime showing


Opening night March 11th
Second Saturday: 3330 St Claude

    H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R  2 0 1 7
                   Coming January 12th A Special Event

Alexander the Great Visits New Orleans

A Benefit for the Creative Alliance of New Orleans

Black Tie or Toga

Thursday January 12 is a special night.
Mark your calender.
Get your tickets now.

Come join us in support for this wonderful organization CANO which does so much for the New Orleans art communities. It's gonna be a hot night at the New Orleans Art Center.

Group Exhibition
Cultural Grid
Opening Reception Saturday, January 14th 6-10pm
2nd Saturday Arts Walk St. Claude Arts District
You can edit text on your website by double clicking on a text box on your

Politico Pop-Up at the New Orleans Art Center

Political PopUp 2 presented and curated by Catalyst Collective New Orleans was another exciting exhibition of 2016.  In its second year, Politico Pop Up2 presented strong work by artists whose work brought to the forefront issues of our day.  Artwork came from New Orleans and nationally. Work was thought-provoking, current and voices were heard.

Featured artists included Gason Ayisyin, Dylan Cruz Azaceta, Brian Barbieri, Sheri Lynn Behr, James Billeaudeau, Bottletree, Suzette Bross,Sean G. Clark, Kimberley Coleman, Ian Chrystal, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Mya Ebanks, Michael Fedor, Andrew Feiler, Cecelia Fernandes, Ashley Gates, Miro hoffman, Beryl Johns, Rodger Kementz, Krista Deidrick Lai, David McCarty, Samantha Melfi, Ti-Rock Moore, David Rae Morris, Kel Mur, Owen Murphy, Gamil Nassar,Victoria Posey, Steve Prince, Michael Ramsey, Jacqui Roche, Jason Rodriguez, Mathew Rosenbeck, Jakob Rosensweig, Dread Scott, Arthur Serverio, Colleen Shannon, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Dan Tague, Tranche, Antonia Tricarico, Mary Lou Uttermohlen, Jordan Wade, Alan Walker, John Isiah Walton, and ZenBeatz.

Our House Artists...

  1. Tapestries by Ray Cole
    Tapestries by Ray Cole

Paintings on silk by Ray Cole

Work  by Christina Juran

Metal Furniture by Herman Kron

Metal Furniture by Herman Kron

*Special Private Collection *
Leticia Tarrago
Beautiful group of rare Aquatints by world  renowned artist:     Leticia Tarrago   limited quantity


Mardi Gras in New Orleans


El Guarda Ropa

Elephante Nocturno


Casa Rodante no.2

These are fabulous original etchings by listed Mexican artist, Leticia Tarrago hand collection signed and numbered. These pieces have been professionally framed  matted and set under glass. The colors are deep and vibrant with no sign of fading. The etchings and frame are in perfect condition with no issues. Prestine condition and should be considered mint Circa 1972-1977.

 With scholarships for her talent, she traveled to Europe, studying in Warsaw, Poland with leading Polish graphic artists, and in Holland with a group of Dutch engravers. Her work has appeared throughtout the Americas and is now in several permanent collections in Europe and the United States.

About the Artist: Leticia Tarrago' born in Orizaba, Veracruz; is one of the most prominent visual artists from Mexico. Painter and engraver.  At the age of 14 she won first prize in the annual student competition staged by the National Institute of Fine Arts.  In 1957 at 17 Ms.Tarrago won first prize in KLM Airlines twelve- country competition "This is my country".  In 1967, Ms. Tarrago won the coveted award for engraving given by the National Institute of Fine Arts and presented personally by Mexico's Secretary of Education.  Crisp lines and fantasy figures transport us into a world of color and shapes. Educated in Mexico and Poland, former disciple of Silvia Santamaría and Dr. Atl, she worked in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Opting for surrealism, mixing everyday items concocting a magical world with fantastic animals and impossible architecture. Some have written that her work could be a comparison with that of Gabriel García Márquez: what the Colombian expressed through words, Leticia Tarrago' manifests in pictures.

Ray Cole

"Lady in Pink"
Hand painted silk:  Ray Cole
"Red Crown Beauty"
Hand painted silk:  Ray Cole
This work by fashion icon Ray Cole is hand painted silk mounted and framed

Christina Juran
Abstract works

Abstract #3

Abstract #1

Abstract # 2

Christina Juran
Figurative works


Red white


Yellow Figure movement

Christina Juran

Heavenly Ocean

Great Pacific Coast

"Eucalyptos" on location

The Sandias


Monterrey Bay

Crissy Field

Home of the  1st Bywater Biennial

The New Orleans Art Center is proud to be the host of the 1st Bywater Biennial, curated by the director of the Jazz and Heritage Foundation Don Marshall, showcasing Bywater Artists. The event opened October 10th and showed through November 8th.
Located at: 3330 St Claude Ave.
This area is called the 9th Ward and is one of the areas that saw a lot of distruction during Katrina. This building was severely damaged and had been unused for years until we found it last summer. Tina and I are trying to build a business that complements the local environment and gives back to the people of this neighborhood.

Artwork by over 120 woman artists of
                              New Orleans!

New Orleans art Center is proud to have had the opportunty to show these wonderful artists and we want to thank each of them for their contribution to a great show and an evenin g.

"La Femme"

The Art Show of the Century !

Covered by  the Times Picayune and Ste ven Forster

 Great coverage from Stepping Out on April 1st  for more coverage of  this event

Featured Artists Dapper Bruce Lafitte