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Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes – Reception

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Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Opening Reception


Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Opening Reception

I was one of  20 artists invited to participate in the Arts HQ Surprise Invitational Exhibition! The show is a hybrid exhibit of invitational and juried artists. Below are the two images I selected to be part of  exhibition. The  West Valley Arts HQ Gallery is located in Surprise next to the City of Surprise City Hall. West Valley Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space – plus an outdoor courtyard. The art exhibit will be from November 15th, 2014 until December 19th, 2014 with an opening reception on November 15th, 2014 , 6 pm to 8 pm. The reception will include Live Music, Hors D’Oeuvres and a Cash Bar. Over 70 artists will be featured.

Admission is free, so time to get off the couch, out of the house and support the arts!

The photo “Beauty Of Oak Creek” was captured in Sedona and will be displayed on a 30 x 40 Standout Mount with a Black edge.

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The photo “Light Breaking Thru The Butte” was captured in Monument Valley and will be displayed on a 24 x 36 Standout Mount with a Brushed Stainless edge.

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Below is an image of the Arts HQ Gallery from the Brush With Victory Reception.

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Method Art “Your Best Image of the Year” Reception


Method Art “Your Best Image of the Year” Reception

You are invited! Had two images selected to be part of the  “Your Best Image of the Year” juried art exhibit from Method Art. The Method Art Gallery & Studio is located in Downtown Scottsdale on Marshall Way.  The exhibit will be from December 4th, 2014 until February 1st, 2015, with an opening reception on December 4th, 2014 during the Scottsdale ArtWalk, 7 pm to 9 pm. The final judging will take place during the reception.

The photo “Light Falling On The Canyon” was from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was captured on July 05, 2014 at  06:58 PM  (photo info: 11mm, 1/10 sec, f/14, ISO 100).

Light Falling On The Canyon

The photo “Ghost Owl Portrait” was from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. It was captured on February 23, 2014 at 9:24 AM  (photo info: 500mm, 1/1600 sec, f/8, ISO 400).

Ghost Owl Portrait

Method Art Map Below.


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Artlink 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Reception – The IceHouse


Artlink 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Reception – The IceHouse

Last night was the Artist Reception for Artlink’s 16th Annual Juried Exhibition at The IceHouse in their White Column Gallery. The Icehouse, known historically as Constable Ice & Fuel, began operations in 1920 as an icehouse, manufacturing 300lb ice blocks for use in the food industry.

The Art Exhibition has the work of twenty-six Arizona artists. A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the exhibition pieces from over fifty submissions. This year’s jurors included Phoenix Art Museum Director, Jim Ballinger; Phoenix artist, Randy Slack; and avid art supporter, former gallery director, and downtown community advocate, Louise Roman.

The twenty-six artists featured in the exhibit are AztecSmurf, Malena Barnhart, Chris Boyd, Ryan Carey, Samuel Dahl, Mary Helsaple, Jeff Jones, Maggie Keane, Peter Brian Klein, Lindsay Kraemer, Constance McBride, William Mullins, Lisa O’Riley, Sandra Ortega, Rockford Orvin, Amanda Phipps, Alicia Robles, Julio Rodarte, Jill Roig, Patricia Sannit, Stacie Schimke, Ingrid Shults, Edward Taylor, Lucretia Torva, A.O. Tucker, and Joan Waters.

The show will will be available on First Friday, September 5th and Third Friday, September 19th, from 6 – 10 pm.

Link to a prior post on the Artlink 16th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Below are a few photos from the reception.

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West Valley View Article

West Valley View Article

Was included in today’s  West Valley View newspaper article by Charity Yodis concerning tonight’s “Art of Cultures” artist reception. Link for additional information from a prior posting. Below is a reprint of the article.


Goodyear library to host inaugural art and culture show

Submitted by Charity Yodis on Fri, 06/27/2014 – 12:00am

Free community event will showcase W.V. culture; offer chance to meet seven local artists

The new library in Goodyear will kick off its first art show from 5 to 7 p.m. today with live music, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet with artists.

Art of Cultures” is the first fine art show to be displayed at the Goodyear Branch of the Maricopa Library District at 14455 W. Van Buren St., Suite C-101.

In total, 17 pieces of artwork will be on display until Sept. 30, although today is the only time the community will be able to meet the seven artists who painted the work on display.

The artists are: Karen Cunningham, Dave Finley, Lee Hendrickson, Chris Kitzmiller, Anthony Pignone and Archie Tucker of Goodyear, and Corinne McAuley of Surprise.

Music will be performed by a string quartet from the West Valley Youth Orchestra. The event is free and open to the public.

This is our inaugural show at the library and we’re looking forward to just having this as a venue and as another way for us to have art up for our residents,” said Guylene Ozlanski, the arts and culture coordinator for the city.

The plan is to have three or four art shows per year at the library, Ozlanski said.

Artists were asked to keep the arts and cultures theme in mind by submitting work portraying West Valley culture,

Some artists interpreted as showing works that demonstrated their culture, where they came from. Some interpreted as identifying things that are important to the West Valley, iconic imagery, things that you would see in our area,” Ozlanski said.

Archie Tucker, who has been creating fine art photography pieces for the last three years, will have three pieces of his work on display. They are titled: “Amber Waves,” “Stairs to No Where” and “Burst of Cotton.”

I tried to do three different ones that were different, but also from this part of the Valley,” Tucker said.

Tucker said he only began displaying his work recently. His first art show was at the Catitude Gallery and Studio in Avondale. One of his photographs was selected to be featured in a National Geographic blog post.

He has also been featured at the Herberger Theater and Surprise City Hall, among others.

It’s great to get my art where the public can see it,” he said.

Charity Yodis can be reached by email at or on Twitter @ckyodis.

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Goodyear Art Of Cultures Artist Reception

Artist Reception

Below is the invite from the Goodyear Arts & Cultures Commission for the Art Of Cultures Fine Art Show next Friday. Hope you can attend! Link for additional information from a prior posting.

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