HELLO 2022! A new year, a slightly new approach.
Here is hoping the first few days of 2022 are off to a good start for each and everyone of you. This year we will continue "bringing the art to you." However, we will also intersperse the artwork with other images, stories, photos, anecdotes and information related to Dusti Bongé, her art, and her life.
Here we have a fold-out gallery brochure from 1939, announcing an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts gallery in New York. This was the first time Dusti Bongé had her works exhibited, as part of a group show, at a gallery in New York. This was a remarkable accomplishment considering that this was only a few years after she had seriously started pursuing art in 1936. It was a bright beginning to a long and successful career spanning almost six decades
The exhibit was called Water, Water Everywhere!, and included two works by Dusti, called Trawl Boats and Back Bay, as you can see listed in the second image. This was of course during the time that Dusti spent many hours honing her skills sketching her surroundings, as she made her way through her hometown of Biloxi. These two works no doubt were compositions depicting the waterfront and harbor scenes that Dusti often revisited and which she always depicted with her deep understanding of the place capturing its vibrant, messy, yet charming, nature.