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October 03, 2020

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Art in the Time of Empathy, an exhibition of gallery and invited artists examining the year 2020 as a unique historical moment and a transformative time. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from October 3 until December 19. The exhibition will open on October 3rd in conjunction with Art Beyond Arts’ Sake. 

Art in the Time of Empathy is the largest exhibition in the gallery’s history, featuring over 70 invited and represented artists. Playing off the iconic title of Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, artists address the many aspects of quarantine, politics, social justice, science, and community in a time where physical distance has redefined these dialogues. A time capsule for our period, Art in the Time of Empathy is an exploration of the human side of this moment, an opportunity for a community to pause and reflect on the many perspectives of a shared experience. 

The exhibition features artists who used this time of sheltering in place to re-examine their studio practice and to contemplate themes of separation, normalcy, politics, social justice, and a return to nature and to self. Demond Melancon confronts the devastation of COVID-19 and the price paid by frontline workers. Frahn Koerner, David Halliday, Jacqueline Bishop address the physical separation of social distancing and the complex emotions that follow. John Alexander and Ted Kincaid unpack the shocking, divisive, and hateful state of American politics. The renewed force of the Black Lives Matter movement demanded action from many artists. Whitfield Lovell, George Dureau, and Leonard Galmon present striking portraits of Black Americans, celebrating Black bodies that historically have been excluded or appropriated in Western art, while Douglas Bourgeois’ “Mistaken Identity” addresses the extreme police violence against Black people.

Some artists approach these complex issues with humor. Richard Baker’s series of bread-making cookbooks and still life paintings by David Bates and Amy Weiskopf consider the experience of quarantine and its associated activities. Douglas Bourgeois creates a fictional graduation yearbook, recalling memories and experiences sorely missed amidst strict new school protocols. Joseph Havel’s stack of translucent books and Jim Richard’s backyard scenes recall the solitude of open time. James Drake’s “You Owe Me Money” evokes the economic downfall, devastating unemployment, and financial difficulties of the pandemic. 

Other artists focus on our community, its struggles, triumphs, and resilience. John Hartman’s portrait of Doreen Ketchens recalls a time when music and people filled the French Quarter, now uncomfortably quiet. Deborah Luster, An-My Lê, Meg Turner, and Robert Polidori present piercing photographs of the people and urban landscape of Louisiana. Robert Colescott and Robert Gordy remind us of past traumas and lessons learned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation of the AIDS crisis. Dawn DeDeaux looks ahead towards a fascinating socially distanced future with her Space Clown series.

For more information please contact the Arthur Roger Gallery at 504.522.1999,, or visit our website at


Exhibition Dates: October 3–December 19, 2020
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Opening: 11 AM–7 PM in conjunction with Art Beyond Art’s Sake
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM–5 PM
Contact Info: 504.522.1999;

Due to COVID 19, No Opening Reception

Group show of miniatures will be on display through January 2021


The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts 

New Orleans LA 70115

504 899 8111

An online juried exhibition project, slides 347 [Where Do We Go from Here?], 362 [Up in the Clouds], Little Rock, Arkansas

from my 1998-1999 series LEAVING

You can TAKE A LOOK  HERE at Crescent City Auction Gallery

To bid online SIGN UP HERE at Live 

To see them in person go to:

1330 St. Charles Ave

New Orleans, LA 70130

P: 504-529-5057 | F: 504-529-6057

My recent painting above is one of 7 artworks chosen by the Los Angeles, CA Torrance Art Museum [TAM] and is now featured in their weekly online competition: Hobson’s Choice ... "an exhibition project created from open-sourced content."

This work addresses the COVID19 pandemic in our midst and the multitude of our emotions in reaction to it. Move forward, stand in place, cover our mouths, turn away...what are we to do? I've selected this piece as one of the colorful markers of our time.              

Week 7

May 16 - May 23, 2020

Saturday 2020.5.16 - Saturday 2020.5.23

"Art for Artist's Sake is an online initiative started by The Front , a St. Claude artist collective, to provide quick cash to artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Every Saturday beginning on April 11th, The Front hosts a weekly sale on their website of 10-12 artworks listed at $100 each. Patrons have an opportunity to purchase the work for one week, before a new round of artworks are added the following Saturday. The roster of artists include those who are donating their works and proceeds, as well as artists who will benefit monetarily from the sales. The proceeds are added up at the end of each week and distributed to the benefitting artists of that cycle." The Front


Friday 2020.5.8 - Friday 2020.5.15

The Weird Homes Tour - New Orleans 2019

Sat, Nov 16 at 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

My Studio will be open: NOVEMBER 16, 2019 AT 10:00 AM - 5 PM 

Solar Powered Art Studio

Weird Homes Tour 

825 9th Street

New Orleans, LA 70115



Online Auction 

for the New Orleans Museum of Art 

2018 Odyssey Ball 

Celebration: NOVEMBER 10, 2018 AT 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM

New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 
Ph: 504.658.4100
Fax: 504.658.4199

"Survivor" will be shown as an Exhibition Finalist piece for

Thirty New Orleans Artists For The Tricentennial-curated by Gia Hamilton, former Director of the Joan Mitchell Center; Charlie Tatum, Editorial and Communications Manager at Pelican Bomb; and Emily Wilkerson, independent curator.


September 8 - November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 6-9:30 PM

Second Story Gallery

2372 St.Claude Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

(504) 940-1130

Vībrənsē, a curated group exhibition at Studio Waveland & Gallery

June 23rd- August 23rd, 2018.

Opening: Summer Solstice, Saturday, June 23, 5-10PM

Studio Waveland

228 Coleman Avenue

Waveland, Mississippi, 39576

The Survivor Story Showcase is a community performance event that explores the resilience of the sexual violence survivor. Thru dynamic storytelling: theater, poetry, prose, dance, song, and visual art, survivors explore and share their healing power. 


Curated by artist Lauren Hind and hosted by New Orleans Family Justice Center.


One Day Only

April 25, 2018 


Cafe Istanbul NOLA

2372 St Claude Avenue 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

"These Ritual Visions - Paper Boats" was received from one of my collectors by the Historic New Orleans Collection for their permanent collection. 

Artistic Expressions of Resiliency

Artist Lecture

Francesca (Frahn) Koerner (NC ’78), Visual Artist
Jacqueline Bishop (G ’82), Visual Artist
Moderator: Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Director, Newcomb Art Museum

Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:30-2:30pm

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Tulane University

201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118

Online Auction 

for the New Orleans Museum of Art 

2017 Odyssey Ball 

Celebration: NOVEMBER 4, 2017 AT 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM

New Orleans Museum of Art
One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 
Ph: 504.658.4100
Fax: 504.658.4199

"Color Dat! New Orleans Chromatics" Rebecca Snedeker will be hosting a panel discussion with a Scientist, a Chef, and a Visual Artist (Me) at the Down River Festival New Orleans. Hope you can come by! 

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:15pm - 6:15pm 

The Old U.S. Mint

400 Esplanade Avenue

New Orleans, LA, 70116

Kunstroute Christmas Flood 1717      

I am delighted that Vestiges:Trinitasa collaborative project has been installed in Pieterburen, Netherlands. Thanks to Jan Gilbert and Debra Howell for putting this together! It's very exciting to be included in this exhibition with such an important topic. Here is an article about it. 


RESPONSE: Artists in the Park      

Art Exhibition and Sale

New Orleans Botanical Gardens

5 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

March 31, 2017

Celebration, Sale and Auction

To see a complete list of artists, please visit

boyd / satellite

440 Julia STreet

New Orleans, LA 70130

504 581 2440

20TH ANNUAL MINIATURE EXHIBITION  Group show at the Academy Gallery

December 03, 2016

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6pm - 8pm

Work will be on display until January 13, 2017 


The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts 

New Orleans LA 70115

504 899 8111

Want to buy a painting of mine and donate to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans - at the same time?

There is still time.....

The bidding is open now through Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 5pm. 

“A Building with a View”: Experiments in Anarchitecture - Reginal Group Show at the Contemporary Arts Center

August 06, 2016



Saturday, August 6, 2016, 5:30–9:30PM

900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-3908


This group exhibition of regional artists marks the beginning of the CAC’s 40th Anniversary Season. It also serves as a formal meditation on the concept of Anarchitecture—an elision of the words architecture and anarchy—in presenting of artists who examine the relationships between spatial and social conditions.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

Solo Exhibition - Alumni Spotlight UNO St. Claude Ave. Gallery

May 14, 2016

the scales fell from her eyes

UNO St. Claude Gallery

2429 Saint Claude Avenue 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

(504) 948-6939

UNO St. Claude Gallery Facebook

Exhibition Pick: Maxx Sizeler and Frahn Koerner BY BENJAMIN MORRIS

May 24, 2016

Benjamin Morris visits two alumni shows, by artists Maxx Sizeler and Frahn Koerner, at UNO St. Claude Gallery.

Artists in their own words: Francesca "Frahn" Koerner By Kelley Crawford

June 04, 2016

 NolaVie writer Kelly Crawford interviews artist Francesca 'Frahn' Koerner

The Advocate: Steven Forster's Party Central at UNO Gallery for 2016 Alumni Apotlight show

May 24, 2016

The above photo is Koerner Alexander Young, one of my sons at the show!


UNO Gallery-St. Claude Gallery celebrated the 2016 opening of “Alumni Spotlights,” with work by Francesca “Frahn” Koerner and Maxx Sizeler, curated by Rebecca Lee Reynolds.

La Femme

March 12, 2016

Group Show of New Orleans Women Artists

Curated by Don Marshall

New Orleans Art Center

3330 Saint Claude Avenue 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

invitation image by: Francesca 'Frahn' Koerner

Sarah Bonnette interviews artists [I'm included]

and reviews the 2016 La Femme Group Show

curated by Don Marshall​

Steven Forster's Party Central: Vive La Femme

March 24, 2016

Steven Forster's Party Central:

Vive La Femme

for The Advocate

Mystery Sonatas: Kate Withrow Performs Biber

March 24, 2016

A multi-sensory meditation on the Holy Rosary featuring artwork by fifteen artists and a performance of Biber’s complete Mystery Sonatas for scordatura violin and continuo.

Marigny Opera House

725 Saint Ferdinand Street 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

Surviving the Storm: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later

January 25, 2016

Montgomery College of Art celebrates the resurgence and strength of New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

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Art Exhibits - Group Show

Rockville Campus Media Arts Gallery 

51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Tacoma Park/Silver Springs Campus CAC Gallery

Montgomery College- Takoma Park

7600 Takoma Avenue 
Takoma Park, MD 20912

2015 Annual Miniature Group Exhibition The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

November 07, 2015














New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Academy Gallery

5256 Magazine Street

New Orleans LA 70115

504 899 8111

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Reparation is an exhibition of 187 works by 180 New Orleans artists, young and old, and is part of Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi collection: works commissioned and collected by Benetton on his world travels

This Satellite exhibition is a part of

Prospect New Orleans,

an International Contemporary Art Biennial


January 01, 2015


New Orleans, LA 


New original art work and work in progress

NOLA Curbed article


Satellite Exhibitions are a part of

Prospect New Orleans,

an International Contemporary Art Biennial

boyd satellite: megalomania three, the legend continues

January 03, 2015

Group show of portraits of Ginette Bone

to celebrate the second anniversary

of her gallery, boyd satellite


boyd satellite
440 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph: 504-581-2440


November 08, 2014

The Academy Gallery

Group Show

5256 Magazine Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

Percent for Art Program - Latest Purchases

April 03, 2014

Arts Council of New Orleans


22 new additions to the city’s collection for the Percent For Art Program

FEATURING WORK BY: Sally Caraway – Hannah Chalew – Rachel David – Dawn DeDeaux – Joshua Duncan Clifford Etienne – Adam Farrington – Andrea Ferguson – Jan Gilbert Carol Hallock – Ben Hamburger – Jason Jones – Frahn Koerner – Zach J. Lawson – Jenny LeBlanc – Kathleen Loe – Shirley Masinter Carol Scott – Ann Schwab – Billy Solitario – Dan Tague – Michel Varisco


The Arts Council of New Orleans 
935 Gravier St, Suite 850
New Orleans, LA 70112
Ph: 504-523-1465


January 01, 2015

Urban Sidewalk/Installation Space

441 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130



This Satellite exhibition is a part of

Prospect New Orleans,

an International Contemporary Art Biennial

Boyd Satellite: megalomania two, the legend continues

January 04, 2014

FEATURING WORK BY: Walter Babbington, Blaine Capone, Jason Dunlap, Elizabeth Fox, Vito Giallo, Bibbe Hansen, Sally Heller, Dagon James, Mia Kaplan, Molly Knobloch, Frahn Koerner, Galina Kuriat, Richard McCabe, Digger Mesch, Jeffrey Mueller, Jack Niven, Ruth Owens, Elyse Poppers, Sam Richards, Mason Saltarrelli, Harry Shearer, Michael Smith, Robert Tannen, Evert Witte, Sean Yseult, Steve Zahn


Boyd Satellite
440 Julia St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph: 504-581-2440

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