Crystal Guidry is an artist that works with various mediums that include (but are not limited to) acrylic, oil, graphic design, and sculpture. She is based in Stockton, CA where she was born and raised and also works as a teacher. Crystal began getting recognition for her work as a senior student in Franklin High school; she received city-wide recognition as the top honor for ‘Best Overall Award’ in Haggin Museum’s District Art Contest. Though Crystal’s art consist of many themes, she tends to primarily focus on the cultural and social aspect of African-descent women. Her deep passion to expand her knowledge of her own culture led her to attend Langston University (a Historically Black University) right after high school. At Langston University Crystal was the official cartoonist for the University’s newspaper “The Gazette”. Her comic titled “Black Beans & Rice” ran for two years; 2006-2007. When Crystal returned to Stockton California she remained in the art community by instructing art classes, hosting gallery exhibits, and displaying her mediums in museums, cafés, restaurants, book stores, private exhibits, and theatrical productions all around California. She also is a founding member of the COOP which promotes local entrepreneurs through promotional events, spacing for businesses, and networking. Along with a few authors, she also illustrated three Children’s Books with one available now on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Lion-Bull-Thadius-Pendelez-ebook/dp/B00NY0FFEO). She proudly has done volunteer work as a muralist for schools, churches and privately owned buildings. If you would like to inquire about an event, partnership, or just to simply say hi please visit out contact page.