Erin Chance Fenstermaker

 

Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Erin Chance Fenstermaker studied art throughout her childhood.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Louisiana State University (2007), and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2011). 

Chance-Fenstermaker’s paintings begin as landscapes and dissipate into abstract compositions of vibrant mark-making, calling to mind a combination of impressionist and primitive styles.  Color vibrancy and tone play a lead role in her paintings, where composition serves as an intermediary through which color evolutions are explored.  An avid traveller, Chance-Fenstermaker's work is also strongly influenced by landscapes found abroad, including the mangrove forests of Costa Rica, and Ireland's bright green horizons.

Her work is in private and public collections across the United States, including Louisiana, Texas, New York, and Washington.  Past shows include: Erin Chance Fenstermaker: Recent Paintings, at IBERIABANK Tower Lobby; Galerie Eclaireuse; Rue du Pont Galerie et Studio; Big Easel Art Festival; The Gallery at City Club in River Ranch; Tsunami, in Lafayette; and Tsunami at the Shaw Center, in Baton Rouge.  Chance-Fenstermaker’s work was also included on ArchitecturalDigest.com’s article, “Great Design Under $500” (2011).

In addition to studio art, Chance-Fenstermaker's interests also include decorative arts and the art market. She also has an art advising and management practice, CHANCE ARTS, which she started in January of 2011.  Chance-Fenstermaker currently works at her home studio in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Paintings can be purchased on ErinChanceFenstermaker.com, Zatista.com, and at Natalee Interiors in Lafayette, Louisiana.  For more information, please contact the artist through the guestbook.


Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, 70504. MBA, Fall 2011
Louisiana State University
, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803. BFA, Spring 2007

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 38112. Fall 2002-Fall 2003


Exhibits

2012

The Big Easel, River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette, LA, 70508

2011

         CelebrateART, Lindley Arthur residence, Dallas, TX, 75205

2010 

         Erin Chance Fenstermaker, IBERIABANK Tower Lobby, Lafayette, LA, 70501

         ARTWALK Honoring Elmore Morgan, Jr., Galerie Eclaireuse, Lafayette, LA, 70501

The Big Easel, River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette, LA, 70508

Erin Chance Fenstermaker, Rue du Pont Galerie et Studio, Breaux Bridge, LA, 70517

2009

         RiverSpa at River Ranch, River Ranch, Lafayette, LA, 70508

Tsunami, 6th Floor of The Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA, 70801

City Club Fitness Center, City Club at River Ranch, Lafayette, LA, 70508

The Big Easel, River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette, LA, 70508

The Gardenaire, The Gardenaire, Lafayette, LA, 70508

2008

         Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick's Art for All Seasons, Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick Lafayette, LA, 70508

2007

         River Ranch Art and Wine Festival, River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette, LA, 70508

         NV Salon, 200 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA, 70501

         The Bottom Line, Foster Hall Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

         Rhythms on the River, River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette, LA 70508

         Studio One 2 One, 520 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA, 70501

         Fresh Paint, Sculpture Garden, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803

         Big Easel Art Festival, River Ranch Town Square, Lafayette, LA, 70508

2006

         Tsunami, 412 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA, 70501

2005

         Student Union Art Show, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803

 

Experience

CHANCE ARTS, Lafayette, LA. Owner/Director, 2011-Present

Evangeline Galleries, Lafayette, LA. Marketing Director, 2009

McClain Gallery, Houston, TX. Gallery Associate, 2007-2009

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA. Development Director Assistant, 2004

Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. Gallery Attendant, 2003

 

Donations

2011

Louisiana Arts and Science Museum Gala, benefitting Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

Martinis Gala, benefitting Healing House, Lafayette, LA

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Gala, benefitting Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA

2009

Faith House Gala, benefitting Faith House, Lafayette, LA

UL Spring Gala, benefitting the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni House, Lafayette, LA

2007-2011

Palates and Pate, benefitting Acadiana Outreach Center, Lafayette, LA