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My Solo Show at Louis Shanks Furniture!

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

I'm thrilled to be the Featured Artist at Louis Shanks Furniture for the entire month of February 2023!!! It truly is such an honor to have a hand-selected collection of my Original Paintings on display in the luxurious interior of this Austin-staple! I am so grateful to have celebrated this with many new and familiar faces at the Gallery Opening Reception on February 9th, 2023! ✨💙🥂

⬆︎ Guests also got a sneak peek of a NEW collection of small resin pieces ✨

Click here to view them on the Art Under $300 page of my website!


Julie was paired with Interior Designer, Leslie Wechter, who styled the space and her inspiration was New York City Loft! ;) Funny how that happened (IYKYK)!

I was interviewed by KMFA.895 Radio at the show and I am so grateful to Guillermo for making me feel so at ease!! I have a secret fear and hatred for public speaking, but I felt so comfortable!!

We enjoyed...

Delicious Hors D'oeuvres provided by 34th Street Cafe & Catering of Austin, tasty refreshments by Tito's Handmade Vodka, Milam * Green Bourbon, and Chawar Agave Spirit as well as a live performance by Justice Phillips from Austin Classical Guitar.

A little History on this ICONIC Austin-Staple...

In 1945, Louis Shanks opened his first furniture store in Austin, Texas. Seventy-seven years later and four generations of his family running the stores, they continue to provide Central Texan's with the finest home furnishings and service.

Serving the Austin community for almost a century, this family-owned store provides the city with luxurious furnishings and also work to promote local artists in having a featured artist every month along with Gallery Opening Receptions for each artist at their store! With each featured artist, there is also a paired Interior Designer who designs the show spaces based on the aesthetics of the artwork to best compliment it.

Like-minded is Julie Ahmad as she is happy to bring artwork to the homes of her local clients to put their minds at ease and to ensure the artwork is the perfect fit for their space.



We were so busy mingling, that I only got to snag a few pics during this fab reception! CHECK THEM OUT ⬇︎


Thank you, Louis Shanks Furniture & the Shanks Family for inviting myself and my artwork into your beautiful interior setting. This event was such a joy and I am grateful for our mutual efforts in completing peoples' homes with meaningful pieces!

This event was a celebration of art, design and furniture, and attracted a large crowd of art lovers and design enthusiasts. Highlighting the latest furniture pieces and interior design trends with my modern, abstract paintings. The abstract pieces were hand-selected by the Louis Shanks staff and were on display on the first floor of the store for guests to easily see and enjoy.

One of the guests at the event commented, "I was blown away by Julie Ahmad's art. The pieces are so full of life and energy, and they really make the furniture at Louis Shanks come alive."

The event was a great success, and it provided guests with an opportunity to see some of my latest works in a new and exciting setting. Louis Shanks Furniture in Austin is known for its commitment to quality and design, and the event was a perfect showcase of their philosophy.

MY WORK WILL BE AT LOUIS SHANKS FURNITURE UNTIL FEBRUARY 25th! Knock out your furniture shopping with Original art shopping in one stop! The best way to visualize artwork in your own space is in an interior setting, and this is truly the best opportunity to see that in multiple interiors designed by the pros themselves!


STAY TUNED for my Next Show will be at the ART04 Studio Tour, MAY 6-7th! This is a fantastic way to get acquainted with the artists in your neighborhood and show your support! We love opening up our work spaces and showing you the process of how and what we do! SAVE THE DATE!!




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