Posts Tagged ‘Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour’

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.

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.

Studio Tour

Denise Landis/Studio Tour 2008

This weekend will be filled with excitement as the Artists of the Superstitions, a group  of artists inspired daily by the beauty of a huge mountain range in central Arizona, USA.  We will gather together at twenty-one artist studios in the small communities of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon located east of the Phoenix metro areas.  There are forty+ artists displaying items in multiple mediums ranging from the fine arts, functional arts, to creative crafts, and jewelry.    Studio doors open at 9am and remain so till 4pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Each studio is different, as are the artists’ personalities and individual art pieces.   I will be selling my handmade beaded jewelry and large Pointillism paintings as well as demonstrating my unique style of painting with “dots”.   Also at my studio is Cheryl Fecht, an oil painter, specializing in intricate interpretations of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and more Arizona & New Mexico locations;  Lori Berry will have beautiful fused glass jewelry and art for sale; and Sandra Wilderman will have even more attractive paintings for customers to choose from as they shop for their holiday gifts.

Yes, the holidays will soon be here.  Why not buy original art and jewelry this year?  They make “the best” gifts.  For more information about this year’s Artists of the Superstitions Studio Tour and to obtain a map of each studio location, go to http://www.artistsofthesuperstitions.com.