Posts Tagged ‘Denise Landis’

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.

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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.

Kissing Elvis by Denise Landis

Elvis.com is sponsoring the art contest Elvis in 1956: A Creative Celebration of Elvis’ Revolution and selected my “Kissing Elvis” pointillism portrait as one of the 56 finalists!

The winner will receive tons of prizes including a trip to 2011 Elvis Week in Memphis, tickets to Viva Elvis from Cirque Du Soliel in Vegas, and a cabin on the 2011 Elvis Cruise!

Vote for my painting!  http://www.elvis.com/revolution/gallery/landis.aspx

“Uh, thank you!  Thank you very much!”  – Elvis & me

Update 5/31/2011:  “This contest has ended.  Thanks to all who voted for my painting!”

Elvis.com Art Contest winner named: http://www.elvis.com/news/detail.aspx?id=5507

 

Superstition Moon 48w x 24h x 1.5"d

I finished my latest painting titled Superstition Moon.  For those of you unfamiliar with my neck of the woods in Arizona;  The Superstition Mountains is a huge desert mountain range located east of Apache Junction off HWY 60.   Most people move here because of the beauty of these historic Superstitions, named after Native American beliefs of spirits remaining there.  It’s also where the tales of the “Lost Dutchman” and his missing gold originated.  Serious gold miners and novices still search for his gold everyday.

Today, I get to deliver Superstition Moon to the new owner who lives with this view as her home’s natural backdrop.   For information about commissioning a painting of your area, please email Denise Landis at landis@landisworks.com.

Dead Elvis

This year Denise Landis, Pointillism artist,  donated a Day of the Dead Elvis portrait for the Mesa Art Center 10 x 10 Benefit Sale.   Join Denise at the second annual sale!  All paintings are only $100 (the best deals you can get with original paintings).

Exhibition & Preview Dates:     Oct 5 – 10

Reception & Sale:     Sunday, Oct 10

Hours:   2 – 4:30pm

First come, first pick! Doors open at 2pm sharp! All proceeds benefit Mesa Contemporary Arts exhibitions and educational programs.

$10 at the door

MCA Members (+1 guest) get in free and 10% off their entire purchase*

Catering by Creative Hands of Mesa

Musical Entertainment by Keith Johnson

Cash Bar

* Become a MAC Member today!  Call Tiffany at 480.644.6562

Mesa Contemporary Arts
One East Main Street, Downtown Mesa, Arizona 85211
480-644-6567
MesaArtsCenter.com

Agua Azul 48 x 36"

My pointillism painting “Agua AZul” has been juried into the SunDust Gallery upcoming “Elements” Exhibit.  The opening reception is Friday, June 11th, 2010, 6-9pm.  SunDust  Gallery is located at 48 West Main St. #100, Mesa, AZ 85201.  The exhibit remains up for the month of June and through the “Freedom Celebration” July 4th weekend in Downtown Mesa where the crowd is expected to top 10,000.  Go see the exhibit if you can!

Crafthaus has chosen me and my art to be one of this week’s featured members on their online website.  http.www.crafthaus.ning.com

Crafthaus is an excellent choice for professional artists, designers & craftsmen/women to display their work, and connect with each other across all fields of interest.  A variety of art and craft media are represented on the site, such as jewelry, metals, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, polymers, fibers, plastics, painting, music….

The site was created in May 2008 to foster social interaction and a sense of community. crafthaus currently hosts over 1,700 artist members from all over the world, as well as a number of art/craft related institutions, such as SNAG, The American Craft Council, The Society of Contemporary Art & Craft (Boston), American Craft Magazine, Lark Books, various Metalsmithing and Furniture Societies, as well as galleries from across the US, such as Sienna Gallery, Velvet da Vinci, Gallery Loupe, Luke & Eloy, and many others.


All members in good standing are encouraged to post images, videos and blogs of their work. crafthaus features 7 different artists every week, and monthly changing online exhibitions curated by a member from member’s work.

There are a number of discussion topics and other resources available, such as Calls for Artists, Workshops etc.

Membership rate is $20/year or $35/2 years payable via paypal, cc or check.

Check it out!

Kivi Moments in Time Fine Art Gallery located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona presents an evening of handmade beaded jewelry and pointillism paintings by Denise Landis.

Come join us in fabulous Oldtown Scottsdale Arts District for an experience of art, jewelry, music, and exciting dialog as Denise demonstrates her modified pointillism painting technique and speaks of the meditation that evolves during her art-making process.

April 29 ~~~ during Scottsdale’s Famous Thursday Night Art Walk

Kivi Moments In Time Fine Art Gallery

4168 North Marshall Way            Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Call 480-970-1979 for more information

These three photos show a few of the initial steps as Denise begins to work.  See the completed “Cowboy Elvis” painting and witness the artist’ start of a new painting while on site.

Rough "wash" to start

Initial start of paint dabs

More colors added

Cowboy #4 28 x 22 1125.00

Miami Loco Art Walk is happening this Saturday (3/13) in downtown Miami, AZ. Denise Landis has four cowboy paintings in a group art exhibit at Miami Art Works Gallery on Sullivan Street.  Visit the gallery and enjoy the festivities in this unique historical copper mining Arizona town.  Should be a fun event!