Artist in Studio
Photo by Abby Sand-Miller


Louisiana Artist

Beyond the Bayou Studio                                                  


An established artist from South Louisiana, Tanya Firmin Dischler, originally from Franklin, now resides in Mandeville, Louisiana. She studied at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech University and various artist workshops throughout the United States, Mexico, France and Indonesia.

Dischler has a unique way of expressing her interest in nature. Her subjects include animals, birds, fish, frogs, and the flora and fauna of South Louisiana and anything else that imposes itself on her imagination. With her ability to depict these every day subject matters intertwined with interesting background shapes and patterns, her paintings are not as simple as one would assume. She has considerable facility with technique and imagery and has a totally unique way of expressing her love of nature in all of her vivid paintings. The fresh approach in the use of colors skillfully applied to each of her paintings gives her compositions the unique feeling of "coming to life". Dischler's paintings are mysterious and intensely bright acrylics that possess the visual and visceral impact of abstraction, while the main subject matter of each painting remains easily recognizable.

She has participated and won in local, national, and international exhibits. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States, France, England, and Australia. Her series, "Burning Cane" was featured in Louisiana Life Magazine (March/April'12) The article is entitled "Memories of a Burning Landscape" written by John Kemp . She has had the distinct honor of being invited by The First Lady, Surpriya Jindal, to showcase paintings in The Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Her painting, Louisiana Phoenix, was selected by the St. Tammany West Chamber to be featured on the new Guide and membership directory. Dischler's work was published on the cover of The Journal Of the American Veterinary Medical Association in honor of an award received at LSU Animals In Art Exhibit. Her work has also been published in Art Business News, American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, Inside Northside Magazine (Cover), Women in Business .  She  has participated in The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage and numerous other Festivals in the southeast. Dischler teaches fun, creative workshops in her studio, Beyond the Bayou , located in Old Mandeville. For more info, contact 504-577-1949.






2013    Ariodante Contempory Art & Craft Gallery, New Orleans, Lagniappe Artist

2013    Pineapple Gallery , Mandeville, La.

2013    Rue CouCou Gallery, Hot Art/Cool Nights, Baton Rouge, La.

2012   Art & Music , Christ Episcopal, Bay St. Louis, Ms.

2012   Art Hop, Rue Cou Cou Gallery, Baton Rouge, La.

2012   Coastal Arts Center, Orange Beach, Alabama , Solo Exhibit

2012   Spring for Art, Covinton, La.

2012   Louisiana Artists Gallery, Mandeville,La.

2011   Hot Art/Cool Nights; Rue Cou Cou Gallery, Baton Rouge,La.

2011   Fall For Art, Covington, La.

2011   Spring For Art, Covington , La. 

2010  Cultural Arts Center, Mixed Media Exhibit, Slidell, La. group/ Award
2009  Beyond the Bayou Open Studio, solo
           Spring For Art, Featuring Cover Artists for Inside/Northside Magazine, Covington,La.
           Gallery Nu, Sandestin Fl. & Covington, La.,group
2006   Third Street Gallerie,Baton Rouge,La. group
2004   Crescent Gallery, New Orleans group
2003   Metal Orchids & Wildlife Gallery, Covington,La. group
2002   India Stewart Designs, New Orleans group 
2001   African American Museum of Art, Culture, & History;  Percent for Art Collection group
            Bayous, Bali & Beyond, Open Studio, solo
            Festival of Fins, New Orlleans Arts Council
            Ashes to Ashes,St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, La. group
2000  Women: An Exhibit of Strength, The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucas, Baton Rouge , La. group
           Mon Image Gallery, Grayton Beach, Fl. group
1999  Strictly Watercolor, World Trade Center, New Orleans, La. group
           Hillyer House, Pass Christian, Ms. group
1998-1993 The Creative Process , Mandeville, La. solo exhibits
1998  Legato Gallery, Covington, La. group
1997  Riverside Gallery, Shreveport, La. group
           Cobblestone Gallery, Lafayette,La. solo
1991  St. Tammany Art Association, Two Women Exhibit, Covington, La.
           The Patio Gallery, Covington, La. solo
           Fort Isabel Gallery, Covington, La group
           Historical Landmark Society, St. Mary Parish, La. solo 
1990  210 Gallery, Covington, La. group 
            Zigler Museum, Jennings, La. group 




2010   Poydras Home Art Exhibit, New Orleans, juried / group/award
2006   The Visual Arts Center National Art Exhibit, Punta Gorda, Fl. juried/group
2002   47th Annual Exhibition, Baton Rouge Rural Art Museum, Baton Rouge,La. juried/group
1998   National Acrylic Painters Association International Exhibit,
           Covington,La.  juried/group/award
            Art with a Southern Drawl, University of Alabama, Mobile, juried/group
1998   Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine International Exhibit
           juried/group (93,96,97) awards
1996   Lafayette Art Association National Exhibition, Lafayette, La. juried/group/award
1995   Mississippi Watercolor Society 11th Grand National Exhibition juried/group
1994   New Orleans Art Association 20th Annual Exhibition juried/group
           Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibit, New Orleans,
            juried /group(94,93,89) 
1993   Kentucky Watercolor Society National Exhibition juried/group/award
           Louisiana Watercolor Society Winter Exhibition ,LSU, Baton Rouge, La. juried/group
1992  Watercolor Society of Houston International Exhibition, Houston Tx juried/group



2010   Paul Harris Fellow Award : The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International;Bali,            Indonesia

2011   Pirate's Alley , Award

2010   THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION, Baton Rouge, La. Invited to exhibit paintings 

2010   EARTHBOUND Productions ,Inc. featuring “Pelican Blues”  painting
2010   Cultural Arts Center, Mixed Media Regional Exhibition juried/award
2009   La. Polo Farms Heart of the Forest Billboard, Folsom, La.
            French Quarter Art Festival, New Orleans, La. juried/award
            Fest For All Art Festival, Arts Council of Baton Rouge, La. juried/award
            Poydras Hone Art Exhibit, New Orleans, juried/award
            New Orleans Wine and Food Experience: VINOLA Tasting and Auction.Invitational                           BigBottles ( 08&09 )                       
2003   Festival of Fins, Arts Council of New Orleans, Invitational
2003   Percent For Art Collection, Purchase Award, City of New Orleans
2002   ART & SOUL,Mandeville Cultural Interpretive Center, Celebration of the Arts,
           Poster Artist
1998   National Acrylic Painter’s Association International Exhibit, Napa Valley Award
1996   Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine International Exhibition,
            2 awards including   the JAVMA award. 1993/Purchase Award
            Lafayette Art Association National Exhibition, juried/award
1993   Louisiana Watercolor Society Winter Exhibit, New Orleans,juried/award
1992   Louisiana Watercolor Society ,LSU Exhibit, juried/award 



2012   Louisiana Life Magazine: March/April; "Memories of a Burning Landscape",by John               Kemp

2011   St. Tammany West CHAMBER : 2011-2012 Guide/Directory COVER

2011    Inside/Northside : Women in Business Magazine, COVER /Article

2010    Inside/Northside Magazine, COVER Artist/Article

2006   Art Business News , June
2005   City Social Magazine,Baton Rouge
2004   Doc Lawerence Magazine,
2003   Festival of Fins by Bert Meyers
2002   Day Trips from New Orleans by James Gaffney
2001   Inside/Northside Magazine, COVER Artist
1999   Watercolor Magazine Winter Issue
1999   Tambalaya Magazine, COVER Artist
1996   Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association COVERArtist
1996   WYES-Channel 12, Showboat Auction, Poster Artist
1996   New Orleans Magazine
1995   American Artist Magazine January Issue 




ABSENTE- LLC - Michel Roux

St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Covinton, Louisiana

St.Tammany Parish Hospital, Women's Pavillion, Covington , Louisiana

Darrell Bourque, Professor Emeritus of English and Interdisciplinary Humanities at ULL and former Louisiana Poet Laureate, 2007-2008, 2009-2011

St.Tammany Parish Government Commission on Cultural Affairs, The Towers Building, Slidell, La.

Enerject, Inc., The Woodlands ,Texas

Q2 Insights, Inc.; San Diego / New Orleans 

Dr. Victoria Beckman, Alabama

Renaissance Hotel , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Inn on Bourbon, New Orleans, Louisiana

PMO Link, Louisiana
La. Polo Farms, Heart of the Forest Billboard 
Louisiana State University , Veterinary Medical Library
City of New Orleans, Percent for Art Purchase , City Hall
Kobrand Corporation, New York
Pelican Athletic Club, Louisiana
The Village Executive Office Suites, Louisiana
Pan American Laboratories, Louisiana
Focus Research, Inc. Louisiana
Parish National Bank, Louisiana
Progressive National Bank ,Louisiana

North Oaks Hospital ,Louisiana
Martin’s Wine Cellar, New Orleans
Gilsbar Insurance Inc., louisiana
McMath Construction Company 




2013   Pensacola Art Museum Fine Art Festival, Florida

2013   FestForAll, Baton Rouge , La.

2013   Orange Beach Art Festival, Orange Beach, Al.

2012   Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, La.

2012    Peter Anderson Art Festival, Ocean Springs,  Ms.

2012   RiverArtFest, Memphis, Tn.

2012   Grand Art Festival, Fairhope, Al.

2012   ARTSQUEST, Seaside, Florida

2012   Fest For All, Baton Rouge, La.

2012   Pirate's Alley Art Show, New Orleans, Award

2012   Art in the Pass, Pass Christian, Ms.

2011   Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, La.

2011   Shotguns & Sidehalls:  Old Mandeville Historical Associaton (Studio/Home Tour)

2011   The Big Easel, Lafayette, La.

2011   Art Spark , City Park, New Orleans

2011   Fest For All, Baton Rouge,La..

2011   Pirate's Alley Art Show, New Orleans, Award

2011   ARTIGRAS, West Palm Beach , Fl.

2010   Three Rivers Art Festival, Covington, La.

2010   New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, La.

2010   French Quarter Festival, (Award)
2010   Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, Fl.
2010   The Big Easel. Lafayette, La.
2009   Fest For All,Baton Rouge La.(Award)
2009   Poydras Home Art Show (Award)
2009   French Quarter Arts Festival, New Orleans (Award)
2009   Women's Club Of Coconut Grove Art Show, Invitational, Florida
2008   Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival, Pensacola
2008   Fest For All, Baton Rouge, La.
2007   Ocala Arts Festival, Florida
2007   New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, La.

 Experimental Watermedia Workshops & Demos:


2012    Beyond the Bayou Studio Workshops

2012   Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force Annual Meeting- Guest Lecturer

2012   Madisonville Artists Juried Show (Judge)

2012   Westbank Art Guild, Westwego, La.

2011   Mo's Art Supply, Covington, La.

2011   Beyond the Bayou Studio Workshops (ongoing)

2011   Artists for Madisonville, La. 

2011   Grand Isle Artists Workshop, Grand Isle , La.

2010   Royal Carribean International Cruiseline Guest Lecturer

2010   New Orleans Art Association Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2010   Louisiana Art Association, Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2010   Jefferson Art Guild Workshop,, Louisiana
2010   St. Charles Art Guild Workshop, Louisiana
2009   Pensacola Artists, Inc.Workshop, Pensacola , Florida
2009   Metairie Art Guild ,Workshop/Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2009   St. Charles Art Guild , Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2009   Terrebone Art Guild ,Workshop, Louisiana 
2008   La Petit Art Guild, Guest Lecturer, Louisiana
2008   Art Study Club, Guest Lecturer, Pensacola, Florida
2008   Terrebone Fine Arts Guild ,Workshop, Louisiana
2007   Royal Carribbean International Cruiseline Guest Lecturer Arts Program
2002   Niagra Frontier Watercolor Society Workshop/Guest Lecturer

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