ORIGINAL PAINTINGS & SCULPTURES

By Local Arizona Artists

Reception & Sales

Scottsdale Executive Plaza        6350 E Thomas Rd. suite 230       Scottsdale, AZ

Friday May 24, 2013        5pm to 9pm

Wine and Light Hors d’Oeuvres

Meet the Artists:         Velma Barder           Bill Lundquist               Garry Lozier Nancy Levinson        Rosie Schurz        Bev Cousins      Betsy Paul    Deborah Gama     Lima Danny Liu    Kathleen Tomasulo    Patty Schwantes        Edward Pastelsen       Jeanine Munguia      Karen Lemelson      Charles Lentz       Heyoung McBride     Paige Stone Darlene Brown      Hank Reynolds       Ellen Rothbart       Iva Coen        Denise Landis       Carol McSweeney        Jong Lee       Robin Hooker       Wahid Nahle       Karen Ritterhouse       Andree Schaeffer

ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

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On March 25th, I will be demonstrating my pointillism painting style to the Phoenix Artists Guild as their guest artist. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.  They are such a talented group.  I plan to include a few artist members to dab on canvas via various rhythmic musical styles.

Should be fun.  http://www.phoenixartistsguild.com/meetings.htm

Salt Please!
48 x 48 x 1.5

Join Denise Landis, KimmBerly Ioane, Lori Berry, & Diane Haugen at this years Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour.  November 3-4, 9-4pm each day.  See raku pottery, pointillism paintings, photographs, prints, fused glass jewelry, painted barware, gourd art, & drawings at Studio #3 on the TourMap.  See below.

http://www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com/Tour_map_2012.pdf 

Just Add Vodka

Who knew painting glassware could be so complicated and backbreaking?   I decided to try dabbing my dots on new barware to compliment my “Drink Series” of pointillism paintings.   I had no idea just how time consuming it would become once I started painting all the individual colors and planning sets.  However, now that I have finished the last step of baking them so that they will be dishwasher safe, I’m feeling much better about the whole operation.

Tequila Shots Anyone?

I will be selling these originals at the upcoming Artists of the Superstitions 6th Annual Studio Tour at the base of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, AZ. on the weekend of Novemebr 3-4th.

You can print a map of the many artists’ studios at http://artistsofthesuperstions.com/Tour_map_2012.pdf

Along with the various designs of all kinds of barware, I will be selling original pointillism paintings, framed miniature prints, & T-shirts of my painting images.   You will surely find a unique holiday gift from my collections or the wonderful artwork of the other artists at our studio location: KimmBerly Ioane’s Raku Sculptures & Vessels, Lori Berry’s Fused Glassworks & Jewelry, and Diane Haugen’s Gourd Art.   Our Studio is #3 on the Apache Junction Map.

Perfect for Wine Coolers

It’s quite the drive to see all the studios but well worth as this year the tour has many more incredible artists than before.  And, if you should come to Studio #3, we will serve you a yummy Mimosa or a hot cup of tea and snacks.

I hope to see many of you there.

Do you have a favorite cocktail or beverage? If so, let me know and it could be the next piece created in my “Drink Series”.

These huge modern pointillism paintings are unique to earlier works by utilizing larger brushes thus creating enlarged 2 inch dab sizes.   Each painting is 48 x 48 inches and designed for those dramatic kitchens, dining rooms, & living room spaces, or hip restaurants and imbibing establishments. 

The first of the series is called More Wine?  Makes you want to get out the corkscrew, right?

Join me at Hulas Modern Tiki http://hulasmoderntiki.com/ on Monday evening (2/27) where I will be exhibiting my modern pointillism art to support the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.  This Mahala Monday, the restaurant/bar will give ten percent of all proceeds to this nonprofit arts organization.  Why not grab a few friends and come to downtown Phoenix for drinks, dinner, or both!  I would love to see you and you would be supporting a great cause.

Great news!   Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ is now representing my pointillism paintings at www.xanadugallery.com/Art/ArtistGallery.asp?ArtistID=2204.  Per their site, Xanadu Gallery is a resource for collectors, designers, builders, and corporations for procuring the highest quality art. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the hottest art markets in the country, Xanadu Gallery showcases outstanding artworks in a wide variety of media and styles. Utilizing a comprehensive website, Xanadu empowers collectors to connect directly with artists.

I look forward to their representation as I have respected Jason Horejs (Gallery Owner) and his mother Elaine Horejs (Gallery Director) for years.  I am hopeful of great results from this relationship.  See my studio page and visit the beautiful Xanadu Gallery itself at 7039 E. Main St. #101, Scottsdale, AZ 8525.  Meet Jason & Elaine for yourself and you will quickly become aware of their expertise of art and artists.

Lamp Shade Doxie

You are invited to the opening reception of the Emerging Artists exhibit curated by Edna Dapo at the Phoenix Center For The Arts. My painting, Lamp Shade Doxie is included. The reception is Friday evening, December 2nd from 7 till 10pm; however the exhibit will continue through December 30th. Location is 1202 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix 85044. Call 602-254-3100 or visit the website www.phoenixcenterforthearts.org

Scarecrow Doxie

I have finally completed my last painting for this weekend’s  Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour.   Tomorrow, I am taking all my latest works of art (which I have been keeping under wraps all summer/fall, etc.) to the beautiful studio of potter, KimmBerly Ioane. I think her vivid art pots and my pointillism paintings really compliment each other and it is our hope that others will buy both to enhance their home decor.

Speaking of homes, her’s is very hip, of avante garde industrial-design, and in a primitive area next to the base of the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction., Arizona.  I’m so happy she asked me to exhibit at her place this year (vs. Having to organize my own studio!  Ha!  We artists tend to be a bit messy!)

My modern pointillism paintings exhibited are my Happily Working Dachshund Series of six pieces.  Each work depicts a doxie doing some sort of human or object related job to make their owners happy.  My own doxie is, of course, my muse of many colors!   I have chosen to add some contrast to this series by also including some flat hard-edge areas.  Depicted here is Scarecrow Doxie.  You must come & tell me what you think about each one!

Studio Tour maps are at http://www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com/Map_2_color.pdf  for printing!   Visit us at Studio #3 and then check out other studios nearby.  I think you will enjoy the group’s diversity and talent.

Jake & Trike

When I started this portrait, it was a straightforward shot of this little boy.  I knew I wanted to add some interest to the background.  I asked the mom, “What’s his favorite toy?”  And the Red Flyer Tricycle was her quick reply.  “Great!  It would be perfect!  Send a picture!”

Remember your first tricycle?  I wish I could!  The tricycle is typically our first venture on wheels independently.  So,  it’s a very important step in the mind of a child.

The portrait’s style of painting is a modern pointillism of circular dabs mixed with some dark identifying lines surrounding the figures.  The size is 22 x 30 x .75 inches.

I used musical rhythms to keep the dabbing process going without thought.  I found that James Brown Music is the best for dabbing!  So I rocked out in the studio for this one!  I was making some moves I didn’t know I had and singing at the top of my lungs!  My husband would stop by the studio door every now and then and say, “Are you listening to that again?”, shaking his head.  I must have listened to that CD at least a hundred times!

I feel nice!  Da da da da da da da!  Like sugar & spice!  Da da da da da da da!  So nice!  So Nice!  I got you!              James Brown

And today, it feel’s good to get the portrait shipped to it’s new home.  Hope the kid likes it when he’s a teenager…..         Da da da da da da da!