A Signature Celebration of Phoenix’s Arts and Culture, this year is the 29th Annual Art Detour, the event that helped launch the First Friday Art Walk. Trolley’s will be running Friday night, and 11am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Click here for a map.
Best Little Art Detour Show In Arizona
Above is an image of the “Best Little Art Detour Show in Arizona” from the Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center. The exhibit includes 65 pieces of art from 13 different artists, curated by A O and Connie Tucker. All artwork is square (It’s hip to be square), and between 8 x 8 to 12 x 12. The opening reception is Friday, March 17, 6 – 9pm.
Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center
The gallery is curated by Connie & A O Tucker and is part of the Herberger Theater Center. The Herberger Theater Center was built in 1989 and is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to support and foster the growth of performing arts in Phoenix as the premier performance venue, arts incubator and advocate.
All Artists are Arizona based
Portion of each sale benefits youth outreach programs
The Herberger Theater was approached by the company that runs the Arizona Center to activate one of the empty spaces. The gallery was created as a way to feature the work of Arizona artists and attract visitors, downtown workers and students.
The Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Exhibit will be on display at the Herberger from May 6th to May 31th 2016. We will be showcasing over 40 pieces of our artwork during the exhibit. Matted artwork will also be available. A 3rd Friday Artist Reception has been added, and is open to the public this Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The Herberger Theater Art Gallery is located at 222 E Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Parking is available for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore and 5th Street). Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office the evening of the opening. There will be live music by guitarist Bill Sheldon from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. For a preview of the exhibit, click here.
The Herberger Theater
The Herberger Theater was built in 1989 to support and foster the growth of performing arts in Phoenix as a performance venue and arts incubator. Each year, approximately 120,000 patrons, including 30,000 school-aged children share the unique experience of live performing arts.
Win “Bird On A Rock Art” on a 20 x 30 canvas! The image is from the Saguaro National Park near Tucson Arizona. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. Winner drawn on June 1st. Click here to purchase tickets. Proceeds benefit Theater Camp, a program that heals young lives through the arts. Canvas donated by Vivyx Printing in Tempe.
Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Show – University Club Phoenix
We are excited to have our artwork decorate the elegant and charming University Club Phoenix!
The Tucker Tucker Dual Solo Show will be on display at the University Club Phoenix from January 19th to March 4th 2016. We will be showcasing 30 pieces of our artwork during the exhibit. Matted artwork will also be available during the reception. The Artist Reception is open to the public and is on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Please RSVP to The University Club Phoenix, 39 E Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-254-5408.
Last year in conjunction with the Herberger Theater we co-curated the Candid Photography Exhibit at the club, and we are happy to be back!
University Club Phoenix
Formerly a private residence, University Club of Phoenix has maintained the beauty of a vintage 1920’s home, while adapting the structure to meet the changing needs of our members and guests. The University Club exists in unique harmony with its surroundings, providing state-of-the-art amenities amidst the grandness of luxury living from an earlier era.
Our venue is both a beautiful and convenient setting for all varieties of catered events or special private functions. The club is available for breakfast meetings, luncheon programs, private dinners, weddings, seminars and even holiday parties.
University Club of Phoenix Foundation
The University Club of Phoenix Foundation, in alignment with our mission statement, provides a young artist scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage the pursuit of arts education and provides a showcase for their work to further their career. If you would like to donate to the Foundation, please contact Jan F. Haase at (602) 254-5408.
My “Until Thorns Freeze Over” was selected for the juried Icelandia Exhibit from December 4th 2015 through December 31st 2015. The Opening Reception at Lotus Comtemporary Art will be during Artlink’s First Fridays on December 4th from 6 pm to 10 pm. The Lotus Contemporary Art Gallery is located at 511 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The exhibit was curated by the Arizona Artist Collective.
Arizona Artist Collective and Lotus seek visual artists for our upcoming show. All mediums and sizes are welcome. Painting, sculpture, Ice. Our winter wonderland is not always icey and freezing temperatures here in Phoenix, so we want to see what Arizona artists can bring to the winter table. Bring on the chill.
Until Thorns Freeze Over
The image from Cave Creek on February 20th, 2013 during a freak winter storm.
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.
Maryland Federation of Art 14th Annual Small Wonders Exhibit
One of my photos was selected to be displayed at the Maryland Federation of Art’s 14th Annual Small Wonders Exhibition from November 27th 2015 through December 23th 2015. The Opening Reception will be on Thursday, December 3rd from 6 pm to 8 pm. Awards presented at 7 pm. The Maryland Federation of Art is located at 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. Nearly 700 entries were received for the exhibit juried by Georgia Deal of the George Washington Corcoran School of Arts and Design.
Small Wonders Exhibit
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invited all artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter its 13th annual Small Wonders competition. Original 2-D and 3-D artwork meeting size restrictions and following entry guidelines, was considered. The selected works will be on exhibit at MFA’s Circle Gallery from November 27 – December 23, 2015. Exhibition Chair: Carol Donahue.
All 2-dimensional artworks can be a maximum size of 11″x11″. 3-dimensional artworks can be a maximum size of 7″x7″.
Juror Georgia Deal is Professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator at the George Washington Corcoran School of Arts and Design. Her area of expertise is in intaglio, mixed-media and photographic print processes, along with papermaking and book arts. She has served as resident printmaker at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and has taught at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, NY. She has conducted workshops and study-abroad courses with many organizations and is a member of the boards of Hand Papermaking magazine, the Washington Print Club, the Skopelos Foundation of the Arts, The Friends of Dard Hunter organization, and the Southern Graphics International Council.
Juror’s Statement This year’s Small Wonders show brought in a record number of entries, enough I felt to curate more than one exhibition, as the quality of work was so high. It was a daunting task, but also satisfying to see the scope and quality of the submissions. From painting, collage and prints to photography, crafts and sculpture, the diversity and skillfulness of the many submitted works was outstanding.
This theme invited the artists’ intimate observations, quiet interiors and urban scenes, nature’s small secrets, as well as the quirky and humorous point-of-view. Sculpture at this scale become treasures, curios, or a universe of ideas. Yet, it is interesting and exciting how small works such as of these, can pack such a punch, startle and engage.
The wealth of photography was impressive, often catching quiet moments of place and time, subtle beauty and curiosity, and a glance into the human spirit. There were many works, more than could be included, that captured the unique beauty and picturesque environs of the Eastern shore.
It was a pleasure to have this opportunity and I hope the viewer enjoys the work as much as I have.
Maryland Federation of Art MFA celebrates and supports local and national artists by giving them professional avenues for exhibition. Whether at MFA’s iconic location, Circle Gallery on State Circle in Annapolis, or at alternate sites including local restaurants, public buildings, in partnership with other nonprofits, and at the University of Maryland College Park, artists at all stages of their careers are able to bring to the public their points of view through their work.
MFA looks forward to the next half-century, presenting the work of established and emerging artists at Circle Gallery, in alternate locations and to the world through virtual galleries and exhibitions
Dance Of The Owl
The Burrowing Owl image was captured from Goodyear Arizona on August 17, 2013 at 06:58 AM.
Deep Cradle Panel
The owl is mounted on a 8 x 8 x 2 Deep Cradle Clayboard panel and is listed at $95.
West Valley Arts Council Surprise Invitational Exhibit
Was invited to participate in the West Valley Arts Council 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. The Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space – plus an outdoor courtyard. The art exhibit will be from October 22nd, 2015 until December 11th, 2015 with an opening reception on October 22nd, 2015 , 5 pm to 7 pm. The reception will include light refreshments. Over 80 pieces of art will be on display.
Admission is free, so time to get off the couch, out of the house and support the arts!
The image “Ghost Owl Portrait Dos” is a limited edition and will be displayed in a 37 x 21 Shadow Box Frame. Was on display at Method Art in Scottsdale earlier this year.
The image “Mailbox Panoramic” is also a limited edition. It was from captured while in Prescott Arizona and is printed directly on a 5 x 24 sheet of Acrylic. It was recently on display at the Jadite Gallery in New York City.
Below is an image of the Arts HQ Gallery located in Surprise Arizona.
Orange County Creatives Gallery Flora and Fauna Exhibit 2015
One of my photos was selected to be displayed at the Orange County Creatives Gallery from August 31st 2015 through September 25th 2015 as part of their “Flora and Fauna” show. The Opening Reception will be on Thursday, September 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm. The Orange County Creatives Gallery is located at 761 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Over 200 entries were received for the juried exhibit.
Flora and Fauna Exhibit Flora and Fauna might be the scientific words for “plants and animals occurring in a particular region or time,” but for this show, we want to celebrate ALL the plants and animals of all regions and times. This month we’re inviting artists from around the world to show us the best of the plants and animals that inspire you.
Orange County Creatives Gallery
The gallery is located in Laguna Beach, a premier art community and bustling tourist destination. Orange County Creatives is committed to connecting collectors with amazing artists. They work with about 30 local artists as well as reaching out nationally and internationally to bring in special work each month. Because they embrace talent rather than seeking out a specific genre or medium, art lovers can be assured that they will always find a fresh and eclectic collection of art in the gallery.
Three of my photos were select to be displayed at the Sedona Arts Center from July 31st 2015 through August 10th 2015. The Sedona Arts Center is located at 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. The exhibit will consist of 50 entries.
The juried exhibition is in partnership with the Hummingbird Society‘s Hummingbird Festival. This year’s festival is from July 31st to August 2nd at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
Hummingbird On A Swing
The image was captured from Litchfield Park on January 24, 2014 at 01:26 PM. The photo is mounted on a 8 x 8 x 2 Deep Cradle Clayboard panel and is listed at $85.
Encased In Time The image was captured from the Desert Botanical Garden on April 27, 2014 at 09:58 PM. The photo is framed in a 18 x 24 Black Gallery Frame and is listed at $245.
Iridescent Angel The image was captured on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on July 05, 2014 at 05:58 PM. The photo is mounted on a 16 x 20 Clayboard panel and is listed at $95.