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A Night with The Artist March 18, 2006 Presented by Glendale Arts Commission And Sahuaro Ranch Foundation Artwork Courtesy Jacque Keller PAGE 2 The City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts Commission 9802 North 59th Avenue are proud sponsors of Glendale, Arizona 85302 A Night with the Artist and The idyllic setting of Historic Sahuaro Ranch invites you to step back in time as you stroll through the grounds. A Taste of Glendale 17 acres fenced with wrought iron are the walls of the museum. The artifacts are the many buildings, orchards, landscaping and wildlife contained within the unique historic Mayor Elaine M. Scruggs ranch museum. Vice Mayor Tom Eggleston, Barrel District From the original ranch buildings to the lush Council Member Phil Lieberman, Cactus District grounds, where peacocks roam freely, Sahuaro Ranch's Council Member Manny Martinez, Cholla District historic area takes you to another time. Buffered from outside urbanization by rows of Council Member David Goulet, Ocotillo District original citrus groves, Historic Sahuaro Ranch allows you to Council Member Steve Frate, Sahuaro District enter a bygone era. Council Member Joyce Clark, Yucca District Visit Historic Sahuaro Ranch soon!! Glendale Arts Commission Sahuaro Ranch Foundation Jackie Markowitz, Chair PO Box 1824 Frank Eager, Vice Chair Glendale, Arizona 85311 Phone: 623-930-4200 Janet Culbertson Winona Passmore Brochure designed by Kathleen Roe Carolyn A Harrold Enid Spear Sharon Wixon SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 3 Artists Biographies Kyle W Ashley 4 Sue Averell 5 John Bader 6 Dwight Bennett 7 Hugh Blanding 8 Jane Boggs 9 Scott Bohall 10 Barbara Burton 11 Geary Bush 12 Reno Carolllo 13 Pamela C. Creamer 14 Keith A Dagley 15 Carlos Estevez 16 Steve Failows 17 Graydon Foulger 18 Carol Ruff Franza 19 John Gleason 20 Greg Hale 21 Paul Hawkins & SusanZalindt 22 Cindy Hill 23 Dan Hill 24 Feng Jin 25 Michael Jones 26 Jacque Keller 27 Lauren Knode 28 Mark Leone 29 Ellen Leibow 30 Bill Leibow 31 Sarah McAnerny 32 Dottie Mitchell 33 Troy Moody 34 Jane Nassano 35 Len Newman 36 Narciso Piu 37 Jerry Portelli 38 Gregory Reade 39 Stephanie Saint-Thomas 40 Jerry Sieve 41 Peggy Pettigrew Stewart 42 Charles Taube 43 G John Vakaleris 44 John Kimball Westbrook 45 Kevin Whitney 46 Joe Woodford 47 SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 4 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 53 Kyle W Ashley Other Sponsors: 4851 S Atwood Blvd Murray, UT 84107 Altered_elements@comcast.net Custom Metal Designs Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen Kyle was born in Ohio in 1957 to a father who was a welder and a mother who created love. Even as a child, he enjoyed watching his father create with metal, wood and stone. At the age of nine, his father began teaching him Atlantic Bread Company the art of creating by welding. The amazing ability to heat, melt, fuse and bond metal became a lifetime fascination. Over the years, he developed Glendale an interest in how to be creative, as well as functional, with his metal working. Kyle has lived in several states, as his father was in construction and the family moved frequently across the country. He feels this exposed him to a life at a Albertsons real level, experiencing many influences and 5802 W Olive Avenue cultures. He is currently a general contractor and Glendale, AZ 85302 enjoys working one on one with the home owner to re-create their personal living spaces. He specializes in designing and fabricating custom metal art for the home and garden, which includes furniture, gates, arbors, railings, wall art, garden sculptures, etc. If it can be dreamed, drawn or designed, he will bring it to reality. Kyle has always felt an affinity for metal, glass and stone. He believes his art is not created, so much as expressed. “Allowing this expression to flow through me is a truly gratifying experience.” SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 52 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 5 Sue Averell 633 Post St. #136 San Francisco, CA 94109 Painter Sue@sueaverell.com Painting is more than just a creative discipline, it is my vocation. Even as a child I looked at the world with the eyes of an artist, trying to figure out how to capture what I saw onto paper. My style has evolved through the years, but it stands today as a process of escaping the confines of optical reality and taking expressive liberties to create in a manner that is relaxed and enjoyable. The structural layout of the cityscape blends fanciful composites in with my perceptions of urban life. The idea for such an arrangement derives from dreams I have had since childhood of flying over imaginary places laced with elements of real locations. These dreams not only serve as a source of inspiration, but also allow me to visualize a painting in my mind's eye before depicting it on canvas or paper. My intent is to capture the sensation of fleeting movement, and is best described as emulating the transient perceptions one experiences when driving in a car as the landscape passes by the window. I strive to communicate and evoke emotion by juxtaposing diosyncratic choices of complimentary and dissonant colors, and adorning the canvas with paint. splatters alluding to energy, freedom, and action. Emotion is further expressed via uneven textures created through the thick application of paint. These elements combined assist in achieving my ultimate object which to optically draw the viewer into the city scene. Equally valuable is providing my viewer with a composition that is pregnant with intricate features and meaning so that they are encouraged to come back time after time, seeing a different hidden detail each visit. So as you look upon my canvases of saturated color fields, strategic compositions, and evocative images, it is my hope that you will be filled with the sensation of flying, freshly liberated into a sky of unlimited, imaginative horizons. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 6 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 51 John Bader 7578 North Bel Air Road Casa Grande, AZ 85222 Www.johnbader.50megs.com Southwestern Art & Design Nebraska born, Missouri raised, now based around the Phoenix area; southwestern artist, John Bader is nationally recognized for his award winning “mixed-media” art work. His unique, hand painted, relief sculpture work has made him a featured artist in several local and national publications. John’s art work is outstanding and in a class of its own. He has a Bachelor or Arts degree from the University of Nebraska. Over the years, John has developed a unique blend of composite materials that gives a three-dimensional effect to his work, allowing the viewers the opportunity to feel as though they are “walking right into the artwork itself”. Each hand crafted original art piece begins with John’s use of high-density polyurethane foam and modeling clay. A special blend of composite materials, personally developed by John is applied over the piece giving it added depth and texture and thus helping create a very realistic effect. To add to the three three-dimensional effect, John hand-paints each piece with acrylic paints, cleverly using colors and shadows to enhance it. He then adds final touches such as ladders or doors, to his “pueblo” scenes, and saguaro cacti orocotillos to his desert landscapes. John also produces a wonderful and original line of petroglyphs that are hand-sculpted and cast in his own special blend of composite materials. Each petroglyph is hand-painted and uniquely designed. These can all be used indoors, and many are weatherproof so as to be hung outdoors. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 50 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 7 Dwight Bennett 4340 E Indian School #169 Phoenix, AZ 85018 Sculptor Dwight@goldenwestart.com I have been a sculptor and craftsman since 1968. Late at night in my Studio on April 20, 1981, I was turning an ironwood vessel on my lathe when I saw a shiny spot flickering back at me. I turned off the lathe for a closer inspection and found that some one has previously shot the wood with a bullet. The shiny silver like bullet had wedged itself into the natural fissures of the wood. It looked wonderful: I was amazed to see the unusual patterns that I had cut into the lead. At that moment the A.K.A. “Silver Bullet” was born, a epiphany involving my relationship with wood was reached, impacting how I saw each finished piece. To this day sometimes it seems as though when I finish a piece, the silver was always there, growing in the wood like in nature, where the silver flows through the veins in white quartz. As a sculptor I like to think I flow in harmony with nature in my work. When wood dries and grows old, Mother Nature’s caricature slowly creeps out, I like to take this caricature and create from it. My role is to define and shape these areas and thus illuminate, if you will, Mother Nature’s birthmarks. By using my inlaid silver technique, I feel I have achieved this end. I was the first to develop this method of vein striation enhancement, the silver seems to give my work a sense of harmony and flow, along with a sense of electricity and life. It took two technicians, one metallurgist along with myself, over 5 years to refine the inlaid silver technique, which you see today. After cutting and carving to emulate the patterns that nature has made, I give the piece to my technicians who make mold impressions of the wood for the casting process. The metallurgist makes the metal work for me, from the non-tarnishing of the silver to the flexibility aspect. We then inlay the cast pieces into the wood. The whole process takes three to six weeks depending on the piece. We then grind, sand, and polish the inlaid silver to fit. Finally, a hand rubbed oil finish is applied over a two to three week period, producing what you see today. Now, 31 years later, my inlaid silver technique, that has dazzled people for years, has become my trademark and the reason I’m called “The Silver Bullet”. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 8 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 49 Hugh Blanding 33817 N 2nd St Phoenix, AZ 85085 Hugh@hughblanding.com Sculptor Hugh’s limited edition sculptures embrace American’s western heritage, paying tribute to the spirit and freedom of the west, especially the American cowboy. When viewing his sculptures you immediately recognize his ability and sense his passion to capture the action, the energy, and the tremendous muscular stress exhibited by his subjects. You see his perseverance and unprecedented attention to detail which makes his sculptures come to life epitomized by such features as the individual hairs on the horses’ bodies, the identifiable bulge of the can of snuff in the cowboy’s back pocket, and the intricate tooling on the saddle. A self-taught artist, Hugh has been painting since this early teens. He started sculpting in the late 1990’s when he retired from the computer industry, and has found his forte in the 3-dimension. He has spent years studying the bone and muscle structure of his animals, particularly the horse, and carries out extensive research before starting each piece, so as to ensure realism, authenticity, and quality. His work can be found in private and corporate collections across the U.S. When asked about his sculpting, Hugh says it was the challenge of the 3-dimension that lured him away from painting toward sculpting. People look at things with two eyes and the challenge is to create a work of art that has all of the correct lines, from all angles, including the top and the bottom. He say it's as if he no longer has a choice; he is compelled to sculpt! Hugh’s work is currently being shown at the Gold Nugget Art Gallery in Wickenburg, Arizona SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 48 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 9 Jane Boggs The Following Sponsors 33488 N 55th Street Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Jjboggs2000@yahoo.com Provided the food And drinks for Gourdian Spirits Studio Although a born native of Bath, Maine, “A Night with the Artist” Jane lived in Colorado for 25 years and in 1995, she and her husband moved to Cave Creek, Arizona. When they pur- chased their Pueblo style home in the Sonoran desert, Jane said it felt like she had finally come home to her roots. Art has always been part of Jane’s life, but when she found gourds, on a field trip, there was an instant connection. She began combining her fascination with the Native American Indian and African cultures with this wonderful new art medium. To be able to offer art in such a different style was the perfect personal challenge that would become a way of life. Each new gourd that is created has a story that is unique and personal. Jane feels that if you are receptive, that they will actually tell you what they (the gourds) want to be. To this date, there have been over 600 art pieces designed and sold in the US and abroad. Her studio is open most days of the week and it is always interesting to visit or perhaps even watch Jane working on one of her new pieces. Jane is a juried member of the Sonoran Art League and The Phoenix Art Alliance. She is also a board member of the Sonoran Art League and helps to promote art to youth and adults alike. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 10 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 47 Scott Bohall Joe Woodford 20221 N 67th Ave., Ste. #-2 303 W Myrtle Drive Glendale, AZ 85308 Chandler, AZ 85249 Benetoite@aol.com Treasures Custom Jewelry Joseph Woodford Ceramics Since 1991, Scott Bohall, owner of Education Treasures Custom Jewelry in Glendale, Arizona, 1983-1985 Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ has been designing masterpieces forged of 1986-1996 Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ diamonds, gold, platinum and rare gems. Fifteen years later, Scott’s artistic talent, attention to detail, and a keen eye for quality has Word Experience transformed Treasures into a West Valley icon for shoppers seeking 1995-1996 Mesa Art Center, Instructor timeless designs and superior craftsmanship. As a 22 time award winning designer, Mr. Bohall’s pieces have been recognized statewide, Art Shows and Galleries: nationally, and internationally, honors which culminated this year when 1996 Boulder Creek Art Festival Best in Show Treasures was voted “Top Designer in Arizona” for the third year in a row. 1997 Castle Rock Art Festival Best Fine Craft In addition to unique designs, Mr. Bohall also prides himself on educating 1998 Castle Rock Art Festival First Place Ceramic his customers. For the second year in a row, Treasures was recognized 1999 Henderson Art Festival Best Ceramic as the best store in Arizona to buy a diamond by an independent third 1999 Beverly Hills Art Show (spring) Best in Show party based on price, quality and diamond knowledge. Mr. Bohall is also 1999 Beverly Hills Art Show (fall) Third Place Ceramic currently serving his second term as the President of the Arizona Jewelers 1999 Cynthia Wood Gallery Solo Exhibition Association. 2000 Castle Rock Art Festival Honorable Mention 2001 St. George Art Show First Place 2001 Beverly Hills Art Show (fall) Third Place Ceramic 2002 Beverly Hills Art Show (spring) Honorable Mention 2002 Castle Rock Art Festival First Place Ceramic 2002 Vail Art Show Best Ceramic 2003 Rancho Mirage Art Festival Best in Show 2003 Golden Art Festival First Place Ceramic 2003 Castle Rock Art Festival Juror’s Award 2003 Vail Art Show Best Ceramic 2004 Beverly Hills Art Show (fall) Second Place Ceramic 2005 Indian Wells Art Festival Third Place Public Work: City of Beverly Hills Public Collection The Point at Tapatio, Phoenix AZ, resort remodel of over 600 pieces SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 46 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 11 Kevin Whitney Barbara Burton 608 E Westchester 445 W 1st Street Tempe, AZ 85283 Mesa, AZ 85201 Kevinwhitneysculpture.com Boodesigns@earthlink.net Biography Printmaker, Painter, and Book Artist Kevin Whitney’s work encompasses an array I was born in Pennsylvania and spent a of styles and media, ranging from photography, magazine creation and good part of childhood in rolling green hills and production, to sculpture. Kevin Whitney completed his A.A. in forests. Having lived in Arizona for over 20 years now, I’ve developed a Photography and Graphic Design at M.C.C. in 1998 and a BFA in deep appreciation for the desert, it’s ecology, flora and fauna, and it’s Sculpture through A.S.U. in 2001. In the past seven years, Whitney has subtleties. For an artist, the desert is an unending source of inspiration. honed his eye for the unique, creating sculpture work in bronze, I’m a printmaker, painter, and book artist. My prints reflect aluminum, wood, and photography that draw inspiration from futurism, current events, political drama, and stories. Painting, for me, is typically constructivism, "low-brow" art, hot-rod culture and the underground reserved for landscapes; terrestrial or human. Handmade artist books music scene. At times clean and stylized and at other times tongue-in- are my opportunity to combine both printmaking and painting with cheek, Whitney’s creations reflect his drive to capture the essence of three-dimensional structure. aesthetics through form. He has spent the last 17 years in the Phoenix Metro area. Working in various artistic capacities including vocals with established bands in the valley; conception, design, production, and Currently Exhibiting at: distribution of MoiSSt Magazine; sculpture; and photography. Recent Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona gallery shows have included The Shemer, Thought Crime, The Step, Recent Exhibits: Holgas, The IceHouse and The PHiX Gallery in the Phoenix metro area. Kevin Whitney is also currently being represented through Wade Gallery in Chandler Center for the Arts, “Urban Life: Prints” San Miguel, Mexico. Kevin is open for commissioned, one-of-a-kind work. @Central Gallery, “Night Visions” Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ Contact Kevin Whitney at MoiSST Studios @ 608 E. Westchester., Tempe, Shemner Art Center, “Prints” and “Home Show” AZ. 85283 , (602)367-3625, and at firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples of Whitney’s work Herberger Performing Arts Center, Gallery, “Summer Delights” can be found at kevinwhitneysculpture.com Arizona Museum for Youth, “Bow Wow” Kevin Whitney is currently showing at: The Wade Gallery Located At Cuna De Allende #11 San Miguel Allende, GTO. Mexico 37700 415.101.2875 and The PHiX Gallery 1113 Grand Ave. Phoenix, AZ SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 12 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 45 Geary Bush John Kimball Westbrook 19028 N 73rd Drive 910 W Broadway Glendale, AZ 85308 Mesa, AZ 85210 Www.GearyBush.com Mymoon1211@msn.com Biography Biography Born 1937 in Toledo, Ohio, Geary John Kimball Westbrook, born May 5th, 1959 in studied art and sculpture at The Ohio State University, getting his Doctor’s Mesa, Arizona. Kim was raised in the oldest degree in 1963. Geary practiced Dentistry in El Paso for thirty years. pioneer settlement in the Arizona Territory. His During his early period, he concentrated on oil painting. He later ancestors came to the west in 1847. With this background, he has experimented with acrylics, but in the last several years, has returned to developed a deep love for the southwest and Native American culture. his first love of oil. Geary’s unique styling has been dubbed “GeoDeco” by Kim earned nine national awards for his work during his high his most ardent devotees. His blend of vibrant color with early 20th cen- school years. He studied two years at Phoenix Union Commercial Art tury themes and techno illusions sets his work apart as truly unique and/ School and had a scholarship to study art at the college level. imaginary. Geary resides in Glendale and currently enjoys Kim served on the staff of the Mesa Community College in the creating special commissions and a Geo Deco calendar to be released in Art Department and taught art classes for Mesa Parks and Recreation. 2006. He has worked and studied in Arizona, Oregon, Vancouver, Canada and Washington, D.C. Kim is accomplished in figure study, portraits and stone carving. He currently resides in Mesa with his wife and family. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 44 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 13 G. John Vakaleris Reno Carollo 28543 N Opal Drive 12598 E Bates Circle Queen Creek, AZ 85243 Aurora, CO 80014 Gvakaleris@aol.com Biography Artist Statement J. Vak Studio Abstract Figurative sculpture is the process of working with the human figure, pushing, pulling, and John Vakaleris (J. Vak) studied at the Columbus College of Art redesigning the space the figure occupies; leaving intact, the essence of and Design (CCAD) where he graduated in 1986 with a B.F.A. in what the figure is! Illustration. I am also interested in relationships between human beings, as I J. Vak is well known for his portrait work, having studied under believe they are the most challenging processes in which we participate! Daniel Greene, one of America’s leading portrait painters as well as Jack Keeping your “individual self” yet being a part of the “us” in a relationship Richards (Portrait and Figure). While in Ohio, J. Vak was maintaining a and remaining balanced is no small task. In my sculptures I select portrait studio at the Athena group of Fine Art and Design in Powell, Ohio. moments in relationships that depict the “us” and define each individual. His portraits of Presidents George Bush (senior) and Bill Clinton were sent My sculptures revels moments, when each of us individually takes the to the White House as gifts and were very well received. He has also time to give to the needs of the other yet we are each autonomous. I am painted portraits of many other prominent figures. In addition he paints constantly designing and building work that projects these universal colorful portraits of children on a commission basis as well as his own 5 experiences. children. A client of mine once shared a poem with me that expresses this J. Vak was born in 1957 of Greek parents. Since childhood, his body of work very eloquently, ”We enter this world alone, We leave this frequent Greek islands trips have greatly inspired many of his paintings. world alone, Life here, is meant to be shared!” In the summer of 1996, yearning for the sunny Mediterranean Sculpture and goldsmith Reno Carollo has spent his entire life climate of Greece, J. Vak left the cold depressing winters of Ohio with his living and creating his art in Colorado. When he was a child, his parents family and headed for California where the beautiful water, mountains, instilled in him a love of learning and adventure that he maintains to this and sun inspired him almost as much as his homeland. His work has day. As a young boy, Reno traveled the world with his family, visiting been exhibited throughout California. More recently, J. Vak moved to Europe, Asia, North Africa, Mexico and Central America. Arizona where he has established residence. The slower pace of life as While a student at University of Northern Colorado he well as the friendliness of the people had much appeal for him, especially participated in an exchange program that took him to Florence, Italy and regarding his art. He currently shows art in Arizona during the winter the Academy of Fine Arts. It was there that he discovered his passion and months and continues to show art during the summer months in gift for carving stone. California. In his beautiful paintings, J. Vak brings to us a Mediterranean world, very Greek, full of sunlight and deep shadows, clear blue water, boats, primitive villages with cobblestone streets, open air cafes, and many other simple aspects of everyday life. Light, color, and detail are major concerns in most of these works. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 14 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 43 Pamela S. Creamer Charles Taube 924 E Westcott Drive 17641 N 33rd Lane Phoenix, AZ 85024 Phoenix, AZ 85053 Biography Biography Envisions by: Taube Born in Wichita, Kansas, she began as a small child being nurtured by her mother to draw and paint. Living all over the US and Canada while her father served in the Army provided Pamela with After 28 years as a professional carpenter and owning a exposure to many different environments. Pamela spent much time in successful business building entry doors and gates for custom homes, both Wichita on her Grandparents cattle ranch as well as the coast of Charles’s life took an interesting turn. In 1996 as one of the founding Maine with other Grandparents where much of her childhood was spent members of “Southwest Woodies” (an antique car club dedicated to the fishing and camping. The Maine wilderness always provided a wide array preservation of the “Woodie Automobile”), Charles created his first of nature to enjoy. It’s with her collection of memories that she was hardwood sculpture given as an award to their show winner. drawn to paint what seems to come naturally to her, nature and wildlife in In August of 1997, Charles suffered a serious accident affecting all of it’s beauty. the use of his left hand and arm. Three operations and hours of physical Her studies in college lead her to a BFA in oil painting. A very therapy left him with the loss of 70% use of his left hand. However, while successful career as a mural painter was her next step. From 1994 to searching for some meaning of the life he had before the accident, with the present Pamela’s work can be seen in mostly private residences and his right hand, Charles created a second sculpture. Many more followed. select corporate environments. Taking her journey another step further in A negative comment from a loved one also pushed him to 2003, Pamela traveled to Arizona to work for a client and was truly pursue his dream. Those who didn’t believe in him now are proud and captivated with the desert and its wildlife. Creating images on canvas has represent him at many of his shows. He now has over 80% of the use provided Pamela with an outlet for her passion for nature that she has back in his left hand simply from forcing himself to use it over and over in had all of her life. She expresses her love of nature and her talent in his sculptures. design by painting primarily life-size images in both natural settings and Self-taught, Charles’ contemporary free-flowing hardwood with colorful backgrounds. sculptures are uniquely individual in themselves. Each sculpture Pamela currently divides her time between Maine and Arizona. composes distinction in one or more various hardwoods. He carefully “After all of these years I feel I have truly found the outlet for my passion selects kiln-dried hardwood with special grain patterns and color. He by painting nature and its inhabitants in all of their beauty.” cuts, laminates, and shapes each created form smooth, applies several layers of clear finish, color-sands the finish, then polishes the sculpture. He signs, dates, applies felt to the base and the sculpture begins to “sing” in its completion of movement, form and natural color. “I envision each sculpture, bring it to life and my spirit is set free” SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 42 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 15 Keith Dagley Peggy Pettigrew Stewart 888 E. 2850 N Odgen, UT 5830 E Cielo Run South Http://keithdagley.tripod.com Cave Creek, AZ 85331 GlasshopperAz@aol.com Biography Biography Desert Glasshopper Studio Keith A. Dagley received a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Utah State University and taught art for 33 years. He currently produces art work full Peggy was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area time. Most recently, Keith was featured at the 2005 & 2006 Celebration (Pleasanton). In junior high school she began beading, making jewelry of Fine Arts in Scottsdale, George Phippen Museum’s 31st Annual and using looms. In high school she learned Lost Wax jewelry casting, Western Art Show, Prescott, Logan (Utah) Summerfest 2005, Annual lapidary skills, metalsmith skills, and leather tooling. Her first gallery show Invitational Traces of the West Show, Utah 2005, Invitational Festival of was at age 16. The show was held in Mission San Jose, at the Historic the American West, Utah 2005, and Odgen (Utah) Arts Festival 2005. Mission. Keith was presented Best of Show at Roy Utah Heritage While still in high school, she found a love of photography and Foundation Show 2005; cinematography. One memorable project was a film documentary about A versatile artist working primarily in oil, Keith uses both brush an Alternative High School for At Risk teens. Peggy married and moved and knife techniques. He also works in pastel graphite and prisma pencil, with her husband moved to Colorado. There she worked in a commercial and is often inspired by his own experiences. A love of family, horses and cinematography lab. Her next endeavor was photographing motorcycle ranch life, wildlife, Native Americans and their culture, both past and races throughout Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Texas. present, provides a wide range in the body of his work. After moving to Arizona, she worked as a free lance photographer for “Recording life, whether wild, domestic, present or historical, Cycle News Magazine (a national publication) through my artwork fulfills a great need that I have. Capturing the A few years ago, she enrolled in a glass lampworking class personality of each animal, person, or event and sharing these (hoping to make glass beads). Finding it frustrating, She has routinely said experiences is the principle behind my painting,” says Keith Dagley. that she couldn’t make a glass bead to save her life. Later she took a glass fusing class, and fell madly in love with fusing. Local classes were rare, so she sought out classes taught by the top glass artists and instructors around the country.. Last summer Peggy studied at Pilchuck International Glass School (the facility created by Dale Chihuly) in Washington. Also last summer, she traveled to Barcelona Spain, and participated in an intensive study program with Philippa Beveridge and Rene Culler. She has studied with many of the top glass artists around the globe. She has become one of the most “in demand” instructors in the world of glass art. She conducts workshops at Desert GlassHopper Studio in Carefree & Scottsdale. Currently her work is held in many private and public collections around the world. Her glasswork has been published in many national and international publications – and has graced the cover of several of these. Her work is exhibited in many top galleries in the United States. Currently her gallery & workshop studio is located in the beautiful Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree Arizona. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 16 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 41 Carlos Estevez Jerry Sieve PO Box 5654 2892 Hwy 71 Bldg 2 Carefree, AZ 85377 Cedar Creek, TX 78612 Sievephoto@earthlink.net Www.EstevezCreations.com Sculptor Biography Visit Galeria Del Valle Escondido Carlos Estevez was born in 1947 in Colombia, South America. He Born moved to America in 1969, arriving in New York, and became an October 6, 1949, Cincinnati, Ohio American Citizen in 1986. Carlos’ his wife Minerva, and there three 28 Years Expressing the The Grand Landscape with Oil Paintings and children, Uzziel, Carla, and Raquel call Austin Texas home. Photography. Carlos work in many different jobs at the sane time he Professional Experience attended school. In 1977 after four years of engineering studies at the 28 years as a landscape artist—Over 2,000 images published worldwide Queens College he moved to Texas. In Houston he worked as a draftsman Collections and civil engineering designer, with the same company for 12 years. President Bill Clinton, Senator John McCain, Governor Bruce Babbitt, Nu- At an early age his natural talents give him the opportunity to merous other individual and corporate collection win many art contests. And always find the time to do paintings and Books drawings for which he always had buyers. His affection for art led him to America’s Southwest, 1985, Ohio: Images of Nature, 1990, studied, oils and acrylics at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, and clay Arizona Wilderness, 1998, Along the Arizona Trail, 1999, Arizona Trail modeling and mold making in Austin at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Guidebook, 2005 His involvement with art became stronger in 1987 when Partial List of Publications he co-founded “Creart US” dedicated to the sales of wildlife sculptures. In Arizona Highways Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, National Geo- 1997 Carlos and Minerva, establishes “Estevez Creations, Inc” Selling his graphic and over 20 others work exclusively. His focus and passion for horses is appreciated by Calendars (one man) collectors in The USA, England, Germany, Spain, Mexico, South Arabia, Black and White (Jerry Sieve) 1988, Ohio: Images of Nature, 1990-1996 Bahrain, Australia, Canada, and Japan. Workshops His execution displays the most phenomenal realism Over 40 workshops in areas all cross the nation imaginable. It is so lifelike that it strikes a certain awe and passion in your Artist in Resident heart just to look at it. You instantly see such fine details as the texture Fountain Hills High School and directions of hair, prominent veins, and the bone, muscle, and Shows/Exhibitions tendon structure behind the surface. As of today the majority of his work Glendale Community College, 1978, Mesa Fine Arts Center, 1981, Valley is cast in polychrome marble, Each piece is National Bank, 1983, Desert Botanical Gardens, 1985, Cincinnati Nature hand painted differently in accordance with Center, 1990, Cave Creek Art Studio, 1990, Cactus Shadows Fine Art the colors and markings of the breed, making Center, 1998, Phoenix History Museum, 2005 Galleries—Picture Perfect each sculpture of the limited edition Gallery, Main St. Scottsdale 1985-1988, Tate Gallery, Sedona 1991- one-of-a-kind which offers the collector a 1994, Cincinnati Nature Center 1988-1990, Juniper Sky Gallery, Utah unique work of art. By collectors request , 2004-present, Zion Canyon Gallery 2003-present Carlos has begun casting his most resent Awards work in bronze using patinas to add the color. 60 Years of Arizona Highways Award, National Wildlife Federation Calendar Award SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 40 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 17 Stephanie Saint-Thomas Steve Failows 3930 S 3030 East 4801 Westland Rd Salt Lake City, UT 84124 Cave Creek, AZ 85331 Www.saintthomasart.com Www.scopesmadeintheshade.com Biography Made in the Shade Kaleidoscopes Stephanie was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1961 to artist parents whose devotion to the arts has By 1980, after having spent many years in the helped her become the accomplished artist she is today. Her early employ of the US Postal Service on Long Island childhood was spent in Paris, where visits to the Louvre influenced her New York, I felt I was not manifesting my early watercolors. Her adolescence was spent in the idyllic hamlet of creative abilities in my life (which were inspired and helped along by my Valkenbury, Holland, where she was surrounded by music, poetry, and art, beloved and eccentric Aunt Jeann) so rather than risk “going postal” as and there developed her great appreciation of nature. was a frequent consequence at the time, I devoted myself in earnest to Stephanie and her parents moved to Salt Lake City in 1975. my artistic pursuits. I experienced some success with my custom stained While she attended the University of Utah on a theatre scholarship, the glass and glass etching and soon realized that I could support myself demand for her hand-painted jewelry increased, and she soon devoted doing something I love to do. There is no greater satisfaction in life (in my herself exclusively to creating her whimsical jewelry line that was carried opinion) than doing what you really enjoy. And soon after I began my ar- by Saks Fifty Avenue. She also began receiving commissions from interior tistic journey, I realized that I had it “made in the shade”, hence the name designers for her hand-painted tables and wall-sized mirrors. of my business. Stephanie is now creating a collection of large-scale acrylic In the ensuing years, I owned and operated numerous storefront landscapes. Her often mystical and expressionistic renderings of land studios where I taught my craft to countless students. All are and sea reflect the beauty, mystery, and enchantment that she sees in all enlightening, humbling and educational. I made my first mesmerizing of life. kaleidoscope in 1984, and after a hundred more, decided I needed a change in scenery. In 1993, I fed the snow of New York to the sunshine of Arizona and transitioned my creative efforts into making unique, and I hope fascinating, kaleidoscopes as my full time profession. My goal is to make these kaleidoscopes mirrored tubes of magic irresistible to children and adults alike. If I can come close to my goal and provide you with some enjoyment from my creations, then I consider myself to be a lucky man. I enjoy making a broad range of different kaleidoscopes from small hand held ones (eight inches long) to much larger floor models (up to 25” long). I use a wide variety of fine materials for my kaleidoscopes including stained glass wood, brass and ceramics. I make the pedestals from unique manzanita wood burls, stone, fossils and crystal formations. I travel to and display my art at shows and exhibits throughout the country. I hope you have the opportunity to experience the visual magic of my kaleidoscopes and can find some inspiration in them for yourselves. Then I will really have it “Made in the Shade”. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 18 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 39 Graydon Foulger Gregory Reade 365 Clark Street 5580 LaJolla Blvd. #504 Murry, UT 84107 LaJolla, CA 92037 Www.gregoryreade.com Painter, Sculptor & Painting Instructor Biography The artist states, ”I love to paint. I try to do so forthrightly in order to make my Gregory Reade has been creating response to the subject matter as honest and interesting as possible. My as an artist and sculptor since 1982. His early work included decorative objective is to paint with good design, interesting shapes, good value masks, special effects makeup and animation models for short films. readability and exciting color.” A brief stint in movie production and special effects spurred his interest A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, he studied art at Utah State in sculpture. Further inspired by travel to Paris, Florence and New University, The University of Utah and Brigham Young University and York, Reade left a computer industry career to devote all of his time to concurrently taught classes at Brigham Young University . Graydon was sculpting. also an art student with the European Art Academy in Europe in 1966, Extensively self-taught, Reade, a Scottsdale native, started studying in the many museums, art galleries and studios throughout studying figure sculpture close to home in La Jolla and San Diego, Europe. California. Most recently he has attended workshops at the Scottsdale Graydon’s works can be found in many private and public Artist’s School in Arizona. The intensive training provided by leading collections and have shown in numerous art shows and exhibits, some of artists at these workshops has quickly enhanced Reade’s skills to higher which have given him special recognition. He has also received private levels of excellence. and public commissions including an historical scene for the permanent Reade now specializes in contemporary figurative sculpture in collection of the City of South Salt Lake, which was used in conjunction bronze. The permanence and natural beauty of bronze makes it the ideal with their 50th year celebration. medium for his three-dimensional work. Reade's sharp eye and sly humor Artists are magicians of a sort, conjuring the essential beauty of are keenly wrought in this expressive material, as both single and multiple a subject then capturing that beauty with pigment and brush through figure compositions. The more complex pieces allow for the direct some painterly sleight of hand. expression of relationships between the subjects, a result that can only Like all good magicians—and artists—Graydon Foulger conjures be implied by solitary figures. magic and beauty from the most ordinary subjects: a simple vase of The thrill of expressing thoughts and flowers, a quiet landscape. And like all true talents, he is able to work his emotions through the human figure is cen- genius regardless of time and place. “I love painting ‘en plein air’, tral to Reade's sculpture. Reade continues choosing my subjects spontaneously,” says Graydon, who moves to create his sculpture at an accelerated effortlessly from still life to urban material to the continuing delight of pace, further energized by the successful collectors. completion of each project, and the growing Graydon devotes his time completely to art. The result is truly recognition of a "G. Reade" work. He looks nothing less than wondrous, as this self described traditionalist- forward to the audience reaction to his impressionist grows more adept with his delightful brand of magic each compositions, and to the ideas they express. year. “Art is a progressive path,” he notes. “And you only have a short Gregory Reade’s sculpture is regularly shown in juried exhibi- time to catch the moment before the light changes.” Graydon, the tions throughout the U.S. garnering Best Sculpture awards in Scottsdale, magician and the artist, catches those moments for us all. Hilton Head and Crested Butte. Private collections of Reade’s sculpture are located throughout the United States. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 38 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 19 Jerry Portelli Carol Ruff Franza 8427 E Chaparral Road Www.carolrufffranza.com Scottsdale, AZ 85250 602-679-6199 Biography Biography Born: January 29, 1967, Detroit, Michigan A bit of the south lingers in the speech of Carol Ruff Franza; she was born in New Orleans and reared in southern states. Education: Her art education began at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Arizona State University, Bachelors of Fine Arts, May 1993 Florida. Carol continued her studies at The Atlanta School of Art, Callanwolde and Spruill Center for the Arts. Individual Exhibition: In adulthood, Carol has lived in New York, Virginia, California, Innocence of Youth 197 Grady Gammage Tempe, Arizona Georgia, Illinois, Arizona and Washington, before returning to Scottsdale, AZ. She has been exposed to many forms of art through her travels Group Exhibitions: abroad. “Arizona Room” 2003-2004 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona Early on Carol fell in love with sculpting. She studied sculpture at “The Portrait” 2004 ReZurrection Gallery Tempe, Arizona the Scottsdale Artist School in Arizona, the Loveland Academy in “Benefit for West Memphis Three” 2004 Perihelion Arts & Trunk Space, Colorado, and Monterey, California. She studied portrait, figure, bas relief, Phoenix, Arizona equine, bird and animal sculpting with many fine masters. “Photo Melange” 2004 ReZurrection Gallery Tempe, Arizona Relocation to Bainbridge Island, Washington brought the Art Detour 2002-2003-2004 Mystery Gallery Phoenix, Arizona opportunity to participate in Bainbridge Island Art Walks. This was a 2Kaotik Guerilla Art Gallery Jan-Dec 2004 Phoenix, Arizona tremendous success for Carol. In 2004, Carol was commissioned by Desert Mountain High “Feed the Body, Feed the Soul” Fitton Center for the Creative Arts School in Scottsdale, Arizona to sculpt a full-size wolf, the school's Hamilton Ohio 2001—Juror’s Choice Gallery, 1999- Honorable Mention mascot, that will mark the tenth anniversary of the school's opening. 1998-2nd Place The sculptor now resides in Scottsdale where she continues her work, “Light Sensitive” 1998 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona creating classical bronze sculptures and terra cotta forms filled with “Solarlobotomy”, “Mission to Mars” 1998 M.A.R.S. Artspace Phoenix, AZ energy, grace, and spirit. “Photo-Extreme” 1998 Prescott Fine Arts Assn Prescott, AZ (1st Place) M.A.R.S. Annual Blu-Lite Invitational 1997 M.A.R.S. Artspace Phoenix, AZ Artlik, Inc.’s 1st Annual Juried Exhibition 1997 Hotel San Carlos Phoenix “La Phoeniquera XVII” 1997 M.A.R.S. Artspace Phoenix, AZ “Photowork 96” 1996 Barrett House Galleries Poughkeepsie, NY Traveling Exhibitions: AZ Commission on the Arts 2000-2002 Traveling Exhibitions Program “Light Sensitive” Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 20 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 37 John Gleason Narciso Piu 371 N Carriage Lane 3019 w Walden Drive Chandler, AZ 85224 Anthem, AZ 85086 www.QuantumArtInc.com. 623-879-3213 Copper “A common metallic element that is ductile and malleable…” Biography John L. Gleason is a nationally known sculptor whose vibrant spirit and generous nature extend A tribute to Native Americans everywhere—people into his creative state. He does not shy away from issues in life or in his vibrant with color, brimming with integrity, and full of character. art. John believes the function of art is to encourage thought—from the This collection blends color, shape, form, character portrayal, artist as well as from the viewer. soul, personality, and gratitude; with a stylized interpretation of Italian As the artist, he feels it is important to search out challenges in Impressionism. creativity and composition. He expects his work to feel fresh and be He utilizes more-than-life colors to depict the vibrant Native fascinating to its viewer. In our chaotic world, his sculptural works in American people. In addition, he places color where there’s usually none’ copper and other metals seem to evoke feelings of comfort. to build a third dimension in each painting. For the art spectator, John thinks art should describe the Narciso began drawing the hills and valleys of the Italian town concerns, passions, and intentions of our culture—from pleasure to where he grew up. He studied at the “Instituto Statale D’Arte” in Italy, and artistic freedoms to social awareness. “I have developed my skills with later at the school of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York. metals, my intrigue for contemporary composition, and my passion for When Narciso was 25, he became a United States citizen and changing the Earth’s elements into art. Art is not just something I want to was quickly discovered by Manhattan-based Metro Graphics; a leading do, it is something I MUST do…I have been pulled in art’s direction since I newspaper advertising firm. He was later named “Feaure Illustrator” and was small. Today I find that while my energy for creating is obsessive, it is was one of the most published newspaper artists in the country. He now also centered…my art is fulfilling…I hope you will find it satisfying, too.” resides in Anthem, Arizona. Through the process of heating established metal compounds, John Narciso was awarded Ribbon of Excellence at the Anthem creates diverse sculptures with 20th century technology such as solder, Festival of Fine Arts 2006 for his oil on canvas. oxygen acetylene torches, and MIG welding. John works in copper as well as other tactile materials such as canvas, ceramics and glass. John is the owner of Quan’tum Art, Inc.—a Phoenix/Chandler based company specializing in fine art and commissioned work. QAI ships art worldwide and conducts open studio tours for groups like the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Adventures in Art, various design groups, and also various non-profit groups. He has several public art commissions in Chandler, Arizona. Among other exhibitions his work has been featured in solo and group shows at the Chandler (AZ) Center for the Arts and at Western International University. John’s artwork is collected by public, corporate, and private art patrons and can be seen in collections across the nation. He is represented by Quan’tum Art, Inc., and By Work of Mouth Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. His work can also be seen on the web at www.QuantumArtInc.com. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 36 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 21 Ken Newman Greg Hale 11368 W Locust Lane 2928 Hwy 71 Avondale, AZ 85323 Cambridge, ID 83610 Artist & Www.greghalemusic.com Www.natureartists.com/ewmank.htm Musician Greg Hale is both a masterfully accomplished painter Biography and an extraordinarily gifted musician and composer. With a seemingly endless flow of energy and inspiration, he revels in the creative process, and the images and sounds that emanate from his work are suffused with both a potent life force and a deeply ingrained spirituality. Whether sculpting from a single raw form As meaningful as the fruits of Hale's artistic endeavors - which are of wood or with clay, my goal is to create a respect for nature and man. so elegantly showcased on One Mind-- is the uplifting philosophy that drives Using a process that involves technique, craftsmanship and design his vision, both creatively and in his personal sphere. Hale is deeply combined with thought, beauty and emotion, I strive to create unique committed to putting forth a consistently positive message in tandem with sculptures. his art, stressing core values of integrity, family, loyalty, forthrightness, and Inspired by my travels and varied experiences, my sculptures are the aim to always "Do what's right. That may not be the easiest thing in the a reflection of personal and societal interpretations of nature and man’s short term," says Greg, "but there's a balance that occurs, metaphysically, interaction within the environment. As man becomes distanced from the when you do the right thing, and ultimately you have to trust the universe natural world, I hope to capture a unique view of nature, where personal for you. I've learned," he continues, "that yesterday ended last night. No discovery becomes a focal point. matter what the situation, you need to find a way to move forward and let Traveling and researching extensively in remote as well as with the life force flow through you, or else you can't be true to who you are. urban cities, my sculptural ideas are based on a foundation of abstract "During meditation," explains Hale, "I often experience my designs, complex compositions and story lines. Driven by my pure love paintings as if they already exist…I gain glimpses of forms, shapes, colors, and appreciation for wood and wildlife I suppose is the challenge that and the 'feeling' of a particular piece. My intention is to raise consciousness drives me on the path of a sculptor. through expressing these images." Hale's new work fluently emerged in a dynamic, modernistic style, PERSPECTIVE ON THE ARTIST incorporating elements of cubism, abstract expressionism and More than 40 years of outdoor experience serves as the surrealism among the tools in its visual vocabulary. Executed with a inspiration for wildlife artist Ken Newman. An avid outdoorsman, luminous palette, magnificently rendered detail and mature painterly Newman grew up along California’s Redwood Coast, where at an early technique, Greg's canvases both shimmer with the pure beauty of their age he developed an awareness of nature and a passion for wood. surface and resonate with the spiritual and metaphysical messages that Although each of Newman’s wood and bronze sculptures inspired their creation. captures the essence of its subject, they express his reaction to "Ever since I was in college," says Hale, "I felt that music and art conditions, forces or people in society. In Ken’s sculptures, there is always can co-exist in the same space, with synchronicity. Then, I couldn't get to a more than just a beautiful figure of wildlife—the composition and finish— point where I could actually conceive it. It's been cooking all this time." The all direct the viewer’s eyes and mind to a broader perception of nature. paintings, he explains, are "Not an exact image of what the songs are about, but a starting point for people to see, and then go on from there." In fact, in Hale's creative process, it is unpredictable whether the picture…or the melody, comes first. synergy and enhanced levels of meaning they will lend each other. As Hale continues to pursue his multi-sensory life pas- sions, he will do so always with an aim to elevate and uplift. "I think people will be receptive," he says. "We need that now." SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 22 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 35 Paul Hawkins & Susan Zalindt Jane Nassano PO Box 531 PO Box 7229 Camp Verde, AZ 86322 Phoenix, AZ 85011-7229 Www.alabaster.net Jnassano@cox.net Biography Biography We are reviving a rare material and seldom used gemstone that conjures up images of King Tut and Renaissance sculpture. Alabaster. While recognized throughout the western United We have trekked over seven states to unearth a full plate, States for her vibrant pastel paintings, artist Jane Nassano is the best prospecting rare colored stone to create unique and functional forms. known for her diversity. Her large scale, soft pastel florals, nudes and Because Alabaster has been little used in the last hundred landscapes captivate her viewers and collectors. years, traditional tooling was not adequate. New forms require new tools, Jane Nassano holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from and a system for working the stone had to be engineered. By marrying Arizona State University, with a specialization in Graphic Design and has ancient carving techniques with space age tools a high degree of completed her Post Graduate work at the Art Center College of Design in spontaneity and delicacy with the material has been achieved. Pasadena, California. The creations reflect nature’s simple elegance—its shapes, Nassano’s art and business experience is extensive, having flowers, rockscapes, colors, faces and figures. The functional forms- founded and managed her own design firm in Orange County, California. containers, bowls, and lamps invite personal involvement. The work is a Her background also includes a twenty-four month project in Barbados, celebration of the materials of the Earth. We combine Alabasters with West Indies, developing a neon design-production plant. As both founder other gemstones, rare fossils, mineral specimens, crystals and fine and Senior Designer, Nassano integrated the disciplines of graphic woods. The medium and the functional aspect of the work make this a design, fine art and technical acumen in her role. most singular art form. With the Arizona desert calling her back, Nassano’s return to Transforming raw stone into vessels of beauty is the creative Arizona in 1992 was accompanied by a shift in her career commitment to process that engages most of our time. It is a dialogue between the fine art, where she continues to be a working artist. Nassano has maker and the piece. The stone speaks. When we listen and respond a exhibited at sites in Canada, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah harmony is created and we sing together. The resulting pieces speak for and throughout Arizona. Currently she is represented by the Norby Gallery themselves—they have a life of their own. in Cave Creek, Arizona where she will be the featured artist for the month Selling and promoting the work is the completion of our process. of February 2006, showing her latest series of nudes. She is also Just as we have a dialogue with the stone so too do we have one with our exhibiting this year at the prestigious Arizona Fine Art Expo in Scottsdale. patrons. There happens a trinity between the buyer, the maker, and the Nassano accepts commissions for a wide range of subject piece. The energy from that exchange is exhilarating and helps to initiate matter. For more information visit www.janenassano.com. new beginnings. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 34 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 23 Troy Moody Cindy W. Hill 1127 W 17th Street 1455 Ocean Dr. #1104 Tempe, AZ 85281 Miami Beach, FL 33139 Troymoody@yahoo.com Cindyhillus@yahoo.com Biography Profile of a Painter Troy Moody is a visual artist working in contemporary art glass. Color, texture, narrative integrated Although the traditional techniques with abstraction and all defining a unique he uses to create his art has sense of style and design meet the art of changed very little in nearly 900 Cindy Hill. years, his modern appreciation of design and line composition gives his Adamar Fine Arts in Miami chose to feature Ms. Hill in its recent work a fresh originality. As an artist Troy explores the use of translucent, Summer Showcase. Adamar is a leading, if not the leading gallery, in the transparent and opaque glass to create a subtle interplay of color, texture culturally diverse and sophisticated South East. and visual pulsation. His art glass panels show intuitive color selection “Entertainments News and Views” appropriate featured Ms. and a confidence in spontaneity. Hill’s paintings in a recent issue. The painting featured was a Troy Moody has been honored to study with some of the leading silhouette of a mysterious man seated under an umbrella. A powerful glass masters working in America today and continues to seek out image. opportunities to expand his glass repertoire. He has completed Cindy is most generous with her work, having made multi-year numerous commissioned installations for religious, commercial and contributions of her art to Victory School, a school for Autistic private spaces in Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Children in Miami. Ms. Hill, a graduate of the School of Art Institute of Chicago, now resides and paints in South Beach. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 24 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 33 Dan Hill Dottie Mitchell 9045 South 1300 East 12725 W Roanoke Avenue Sandy, Utah 84094 Avondale, AZ 85323 Www.danhillsculpture.com Www.artzbiz.com Sculptor The Art of People at Play aptly describes the bronze sculpture of Utah artist Dan L. Abstract Design, Photography, Hill. His works capture the charm of Water & Mixed Media children on their own terms, the drama and energy of outdoor action activities, and the exquisite grace and beauty of the ballet. Dan’s sculpture specialty is undoubtedly children. He attempts to capture, in a realistic way, the fleeting expressions, uninhibited playfulness, and sense of wonder that children exhibit on a Dottie studied art in college and rekindled her interest by taking daily basis. Dan spends a great deal of time unobtrusively observing and a watercolor class with a friend in 1989. photographing children in their natural environments before he begins She believes that art is the appreciation of color, value and work on a new sculpture. Once he decides on a particular composition, he balance and how they work together to make an exciting painting or works extensively with live models to capture the realism he hopes to photograph. convey with his sculpture. Dottie moved to Phoenix, Arizona, from Missouri in 1996. Soon Dan’s talent for sculpting emerged accidentally when he created after moving she started painting with new friends. She has studied with a small bust bearing a remarkable likeness of actor Lee Marvin while Dick Phillips, Annie Wu, Diane Maxey, Tanya and Pat Lambrecht and playing around with some children’s play dough. Dan began sculpting on more. a full-time basis in 1995 with remarkable results. His first life-size She is a member of Art League West, Phoenix Artist Guild, sculpture, the expressive little "Cowboys Don't Take Naps," won several Arizona Art Alliance, and West Valley Arts Council. awards and found its’ way into the permanent collections of the Her work is displayed at the Arizona State Capitol and Palm Springville, Utah Art Museum and the City of Loveland, Colorado. Since Valley Rehab Center. Her most recent sales include the collection of Bob that time Dan has created an impressive collection of life-size bronze Serger. See her latest work at the Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts— sculpture of children and he always has several new works in progress. Spring and Fall Shows. His special talent for capturing expression and likenesses also keeps him Dottie offers custom painting in the form of acrylics, water busy with commission work. Dan’s work appears in public and private media or mixed media on paper or canvas. She also offers murals done in collections throughout the country. your home. She can custom paint in your decorating colors and work Dan was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. After from the pictures you provide. graduating from San Diego State College in 1951, he served two years in the military. Dan was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations Against the Enemy. Dan married Helen Sheppard in 1955. Dan and Helen have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Dan's grandchildren are a favorite source of inspiration for his sculpture. Dan’s sculpture studio is located at the Hill Gallery & Sculpture Park, Sandy, Utah. Dan’s entire collection of bronze sculpture is on display at the gallery, including numerous outdoor bronzes tastefully displayed among the beautiful perennial gardens, stone work, and waterfall of the Sculpture Park. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 32 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 25 Sarah McAnerny Feng Jin Tre Sorelle Home Designs, Inc. Www.dreamcatcherarts.com 3717 W Fetlock Trail Phoenix, AZ 85085 www.tresorellehomedesigns.com Biography Biography Sarah McAnerny, is a co-owner and artist of Tre Born in Harbin, China of Korean descent, Jin grew Sorelle Home Designs, Inc., a decorative arts firm that specializes in fine up as the son of a machinist. His creativity came hand-painted artwork and home accessories for the sophisticated home. from early childhood. The young Feng Jin often played in his father’s work They offer unique hand-painted tile murals, leather tapestries, furniture, place and fell in love with hand tools, old gears and other bent metals. children’s décor, wall hangings, accessories, and giftware. After graduating from high school, Jin went to the Central Institute of Fine Sarah has studied and worked in the fine studio and decorative Arts of China, Beijing, putting in five years of studying and creating arts for over 12 years, with a degree from Grand Canyon University. Her sculptures. companies have been featured several times in the Arizona Republic and Although most of the Art Institutes in China did not cover metal Channel 3’s “Good Evening Arizona.” She studied European gardens, sculpture at that time, Jin was encouraged by teachers to move forward architecture, and décor that surrounded her. She is also inspired by into metal sculpture’s design and production. Due to the limitation of Asian and contemporary themes. Her style is colorful and whimsical, tools and materials, producing metal sculptures proved to be difficult and ranging from the dramatic to the ethereal. His favorite subject matters challenging for a college student. Jin often needed to lean on his father are gardens, and scenes from nature. A native of Phoenix, she loves to for use of metal welding and fabricating equipment in the government- capture the cool and refreshing scenes of beautiful outdoor places and owned machine shop. The materials he used were mostly scrap metals gardens to bring inside, a nice escape from the arid desert she knows so and parts from some machines. Since then, Jin has self trained in metal well. work and being more interested in abstract sculpture making. After graduating from college, Jin became a professor teaching Sarah is married to a Phoenix Police Officer, and they just had their first sculpture and art history in the Fine Arts Department of Xuan Wu Hong Qi child, son Robby, in September of 2005. They reside in North Phoenix. Vocational University, Beijing. Three years later, he decided to come to the U.S. to continue refining his style and improving production techniques in metal. Jin works in a variety of metals: bronze, steel, stainless steel and cast iron. His work represents a variety of styles and subjects, with forms ranging from realistic bust/figure sculptures to large abstract metal pieces. Creating large sculptures is Jin’s goal. His dream is to have a sculpture park in which his metal offspring can run free. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 26 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 31 Michael Jones Bill Leibow 1059 Halverson Road 5516 N Camelback Canyon Drive Bigfork, MT 59911 Phoenix, AZ 85018 Www.michaeljonessculpture.com Weleibow2msn.com Biography Biography At seven years old, Michael found his first arrowhead. This discovery ignited in him a passion for ancient history and Bill Leibow is a large format, black and white, photographer who prehistoric cultures. This passion, combined with his love for the beauty has turned his passion for photography into beautiful works of art. and enduring qualities of fabricated steel, fuels his artistic career. Ranging from landscapes to still life, Bill’s images provide a unique vision Michael was born and raised in Napa Valley in northern of the world. His use of the subtle range of tones in black and white ex- California. Since 1975, he and his wife Karen, have made their home in press the emotion of the moment. Bigfork, which is in the beautiful Flathead Valley in northwestern Throughout his extensive travels, Bill has photographed ancient Montana. They own an original log homestead on 65 acres, which they ruins; breathtaking scenery and intimate close ups of nature, architecture have restored and preserved. They have four grown children and 4 and sculpture. All of his work is printed by hand. Each image displays the grandchildren. play of light and shadow and a rich range of tones. For more than twenty years, Michael has followed his heart and A Dentist by profession, Bill has had a life long love of art. He created pieces that edify and educate. The joy and excitement of that discovered large format photography ten years ago. Since that time he first discovery have only continued to grow in his life and it is this force participates in all aspects of creating photographic images; from that infuses his work. photographing in the field, printing in the dark room to matting and framing the work. He brings the same attention to detain and focus demanded by dentistry to his art. The results are beautiful, sensitively printed, images. Bill’s work can be found in numerous private, corporate and government, collections throughout the United States. He has presented a solo exhibition at the Cultural Exchange Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has participated in photographic exhibitions at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona and at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Chandler, Arizona. He participated in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Studio Tours 04. He received the “Best in Show” award from Photographic competition sponsored by Robb and Stucky. He is a juried member of the Sonoran Art League and Imageworks. He participates in their fall and spring exhibitions. Bill is currently represented by the Larsen Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information or to view his complete portfolio visit the website www.leibowfineart.com You can visit his darkroom and gallery by appointment at Camelback Canyon Studios, Leibow Fine Art phone: 602-840-8441. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 30 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 27 Ellen Leibow Jacque Keller 5516 N Cambelback Canyon Drive 14025 S 5th Street Phoenix, AZ 85018 Phoenix, AZ 85048 Www.leibowfineart.com Info@quantumartinc.com Passion “A desire or emotion; Biography opposing thought and reason” Ellen Leibow loves color. Her paintings regardless of Jacque Lynn Keller has been drawing and painting since she the medium reflect her delight in colors and was 8 years old. In the farm country of northwest Ohio, she was textures. Ellen has had a life long love for art and encouraged by teachers and family to explore this passion. Throughout has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. Her her childhood she was a student at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Youth serious art study began ten years ago. She has pursued her work through Studies Program. Jacque began painting professionally in the early academic courses, study with guest artists at the Scottsdale Artist School 1980’s after attending the University of Toledo and Arizona State and workshops throughout the world. Ellen works in various mediums University’s School of Art. She began as a muralist and specializes in from watercolor, pastel, and acrylic and now oils. She enjoys many forms trompe l’oeil and commissioned artwork. One of Jacque’s goals is image of expression from landscapes to still life to abstract design. Her current diversity…”Each painting has its own lessons for me. I am an explorer of passion is to express the emotion of the moment through painting in the color and form…you will see everything from portraiture to non- Plien Air tradition. Her work reflects the immediacy of the light and representational work. I need diversity in painting as in life. I want the atmosphere in color and shape. viewer to think, to smile, to enjoy…” Ellen and her husband Bill, who is a photographer, travel Jacque is a signature member of the International Society of extensively throughout the world recording the light and mood of the Acrylic Painters. “Nature Watch” was exhibited to great reviews in places they visit. Her greatest joy is to paint on location, capturing the England. It is now in the registry at the Royal Academy of Art, London. In essence of the time and place. She also explores the changing desert recent years, she has been in numerous international and national landscape from her studio at the foot of Camelback Mountain in Arizona. exhibitions including those in England, Washington, Louisiana, Florida, Ellen has participated in exhibitions from the Arizona Watercolor Illinois and Arizona including a solo exhibition at the Chandler Center for Society to juried shows at the Chandler Center for the Arts. She has had the Arts, Chandler, Arizona. “Mama”, a realistic portrait of her deceased exhibitions of her work at the Norby Gallery, Artismo Gallery, Phoenix 99 year-old grandmother, was included in a national exhibition in Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the offices of Banner Health South. As a honoring the history of women. She was the winning artist in the national juried member of the Sonoran Arts League, she exhibits in their fall and art competition for the 1998 Bashas-Chandler Ostrich Festival, Arizona, spring shows in Cave Creek, Arizona. Her work can be found in private creating the colorful ostriches in “Where’s the Party?” In January 2004 and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada. her work, Hope, was included in a national War Forum Exhibition in You can visit her studio in Cambelback Canyon by appointment. Chicago. In March 2004, her work Red Corners was included in an Commission pieces to your specifications are available. For more International Exhibition of ISAP in Seattle, WA. The City of Chandler (AZ) information contact Leibow Fine Art at 602-840-8441 or visit the website commissioned Jacque to paint three large paintings of their historic at www.leibowfineart.com. downtown; they hang in the city’s Planning & Development Office. Silent Without You and other works by Jacque will be used by the Chandler Center for the Arts (AZ) as the featured artwork in their 2005-06 yearly event brochure and playbills. Jacque’s works on wood and canvas are included in prestigious private, corporate, and public collections, and are eagerly collected and commissioned nationwide. Her work is represented by Quan’tum Art, Inc. and By Word of Mouth Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona. SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & SAHUA RO RAN C H F O UN D AT IO N & GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 28 GLEN D ALE A RTS CO MMISS IO N PAGE 29 Lauren Knode Marc Leone 3537 E North Lane 1424 West Meseto Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85028 Mesa, AZ 85202 Laurenknode@cox.net Twenty8twenty3@hotmail.com Biography Biography Born in Portland, Oregon, Lauren Marc Leone is a painter who uses the expressive Knode left a career in teaching to become components of materials to evoke inward reaching, geologic landscapes, a full-time artist. that express something of the mystery of matter in regards to the Knode's themes include flora, spiritual. More specifically, Leone’s work is physical, generally large in fruit, landscapes and the Southwest. Her scale, and takes many months to complete a single work. His work art bursts forth with color which creates incorporates two dimensional drawing and painting with a strong excitement and inspiration. Unique use of light & shadow distinguishes sculptural presence. Lauren's work, which she creates in oil, pastel and acrylic. Leone has had solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Lauren is a member of the prestigious Northwest Pastel Society. Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix (Phoenix Art Museum in May) and Her award-winning work has been featured in such publications as Art in Tucson among others. He holds a B.F.A. from Art Center College of the American West, High Sonoran and Southwest Art Magazine. Knode Design in Pasadena, CA., and a M.F.A. from Arizona State University. He originals are in private and corporate collections across the United States. has taught at ASU, Central Arizona College, and currently teaches drawing, painting and 2-Dimensional design at Xavier College Preparatory. Additionally, he is co-director of the Start Gallery. Artist's Statement "Simplicity of form, color and light captivate me. Juxtaposed warm and cool hues create energy and excitement. The sun radiating through the translucent petals of a flower, or casting intriguing shadows and reflec- tions, fills me with inspiration."
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