Sonya LaComb is a bi-lingual native Louisianian & a descendant of an Acadian & French Creole family. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts(BFA), USL in 1992. Her works have been exhibited in both regional & national galleries & are housed in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art permanent collections. Her work has also been published in “Art in the American South”, by Randolph Delehanty(1996). She served as a Costume Director for the Theatre Department while at USL. She received her Masters of the Science(MS) degree from LSU, 1994. Her thesis was published by the Centre Etudes Acadiennes (Center of Acadian Studies), University of Moncton, New Brunswick in a book entitled “L'ouvrage Collectif des Acadiens” (Collective Acadian Works)2000. She has presented lectures on topics related to Louisiana & Acadian history & material culture and it's preservation locally, nationally and internationally. In addition to being an Artist & Historian, she is also a Textile Conservator & a Museum Professional. As a Museum Professional she has worked with the St. Louis Art Museum; Vermilionville(Curator) and Opelousas Museum of Art (Director) and various other Acadiana museums. She has served as a Museum Consultant for: West Baton Rouge Museum (WBR), Erath Museum, Louisiana State Museum (LSM), Louisiana Endowment for Humanities (LEH), Vermilionville, & Jean Lafitte. She was designated as a Louisiana “Living Legend” in 1999. In that same year, she and her husband , Henry Albert, Architect; purchased, restored & placed the 1830's Brandt House on the local & National Historic Register. The couples18 year Design Build Firm- LaComb Antiques, Architecture, & Engineering(LaComb AA & E) has been preserving & constructing throughout Acadiana & the state since 1998. In 2013 they opened their Vieux Carre office in the 500 Block of Chartres Street. Since 2012 Ms. LaComb has served as the Property Manager for Downtown Lafayette Rentals, her portfolio of historic Commercial & Residential structures. Her philanthropic efforts include: LAM 2000-2003; Lafayette Preservation Commission 2005-2017-18(Chair); Preservation Alliance of Lafayette 2005-2013(Treasurer)2017(President); Alliance Francaise du Lafayette 2011-2013(Treasurer) 2015(President) ; Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation 2015-2018 Revolving Fund & Most Endangered Committees. Since moving to New Orleans she has been a member of : HNOC& PRC.Sonya loves to entertain in the Vieux Carre in grand French style as well as in Lafayette hosting “pauvre bete” feasts(a Cajun version of Babette's Feast) utilizing her culinary skills. Sonya loves to paint, design & dance. Let her show you the way to increase your Joi de vivre.