Banks, Vergie

100 Appaloosa St. Lafayette, LA 70506


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Lafayette artist Vergie Banks is a renowned artist who is an ardent devotee of cubism developer Pablo Picasso, an influence in scores of her works. She did formal studies at the University of Southwestern Louisiana earning a bachelor of fine arts degree in sculpture and jewelry. Banks is a Silver Addy award winner in advertising for her design, "Squeezebox and Scrubboard" (2001) and the 2003 Louisiana Travel Summit poster entitled "Fais-do-do". Notable collectors include Bill Cosby, Cher,State of Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, Southern University Art Museum (Baton Rouge) and Stella Jones Gallery (New Orleans).