11/27/2015 – 12/31/2015
Shemer Wintertide Exhibition
Three of my photos were selected to be displayed at Shemer Art Center Wintertide Exhibition from November 27th 2015 through December 31st 2015. The Opening Reception will be on Thursday, December 3rd from 6 pm to 8 pm. The Shemer Art Center is located at 5005 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. The exhibit was juried by Bonnie R Lewis.
Bonnie studied history and secondary education at Temple University, and later received a Masters in Art Education at Arizona State University. After teaching art in the Mesa Arizona elementary schools, she became Director of Education at the Arizona Museum for Youth. As the art museum educator, she assisted in the designs of museum exhibitions and developed educational programs for children.
In 1985 she began an exciting company (Painted Desert Art & Cultural Tours), which organized and led art and architecture tours in the U.S. and throughout the world for over 22 years. She studied fine art and has taken many art workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Scottsdale Community College, Shemer Art Center, Art Intersection, Art Academy of San Diego and the Athenaeum School of the Arts.
Her work is mainly figurative and narrative, combining elements of painting and collage. She also layers sheer fabrics over collaged figures to create a new depth of mystery. Currently she is printing photographs onto canvas and painting and/or sewing on them to tell whimsical stories.
Shemer Art Center
In 1919, developers led by Seymour Jordan formed the Arcadia Water Company and began drilling wells with the intent to sell home sites in the newly named Arcadia neighborhood. To house the foreman of the water company, the first home in Arcadia was built. In July 1984, long-time Phoenix resident and real estate investor Martha Evvard Shemer purchased the twice-renovated, Sante-Fe mission-style home and land. Working with Mayor Terry Goddard, Mrs. Shemer donated the home to the City of Phoenix, not only to preserve the historical property but to also ensure it was used as a community center for city residents.
Today, the Shemer Art Center has become a cultural center for all ages. Currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, it serves its mission as a community arts education center, a “home for the arts” that provides a unique and inviting atmosphere for residents and visitors to enjoy and learn about visual art, through fun and affordable classes, lectures, workshops, exhibits and events. Areas of instruction offered year-round by professional teaching artists include drawing, painting, print making, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, photography, metals and jewelry-making. Additional features of the Shemer Art Center include an on-site gift shop plus an outdoor sculpture garden, both featuring beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of art created by some of Arizona’s most talented artists, for viewing and for sale.
The Shemer was named one of the best museums in Phoenix by USA Today.
Winter Beauty Of Oak Creek
The image from Sedona on New Year’s Day, 2015 at 01:31 PM.
Cathedral Rock White Blanket
Also from Sedona on New Year’s Day 2015.
Four Peaks With White Desert
A view of Four Peaks covered in snow on New Year’s Day 2015.
Shemer Art Center