Bringing the Art to You


Week #1, 2022

Water, Water Everywhere!, Contemporary Arts Brochure, 1939

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.  


Final Week at the McCormick Gallery in Chicago 

Dusti Bongé: Southern Exposure

November 11, 2021- January 8, 2022


Various works on paper from 1940s and 1950s.

Currently at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Welcome Center Gallery:​

Dusti Bongé: Joss Paper


Joss paper paintings, 1984-1991, watercolor on joss paper

Available in our store:


The definitive volume on artist Dusti Bongé, by J. Richard Gruber

Dusti Bongé, Art and Life: Biloxi, New Orleans, New York

Hard bound, 12” x 9”, 350 pages, over 500 color and b&w illustrations

Limited edition lithographs of two original

Dusti Bongé drawings. 

Shrimp Boats & Factories, Back Bay Biloxi I


Shrimp Boats & Factories, Back Bay Biloxi II

​12” x 16” drawing,  15” x 22” paper size

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