Showing posts with label Summer Spectacular. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Spectacular. Show all posts

Please join us for the Summer Spectacular Artwalk
Thursday, July 10th from 7PM-9PM
On Display at both Scottsdale locations
For more information click here

Artist News

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Wilde Meyer Gallery represents so many fine artists; we thought we should give you a sampling of some of their recent achievements and honors.

Timothy Chapman, Michelle Chrisman and Jeff Cochran are all included in a new hardcover book Contemporary Art of the Southwest. This is a beautiful high gloss book representing the best artists of the American Southwest. Author is E. Ashley Rooney with forward by Chief curator of Contemporary Art for the Tucson Museum of Art – Julie Sasse.


Timothy Chapman is also exhibiting his work in the US Embassy in Nairobi Kenya.



Trendy Santa Barbara Magazine chose to feature Karen Bezuidenhout's paintings in a home located at fabulous Rincon Beach. Karen has also completed commissions going to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Noosa Australia.

Bill Colt and Andrea Peterson’s paintings were real hits in their Scottsdale restaurant, so Del Frisco’s is now including them all over the United States.

Debora Stewart is finishing her book Abstract Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media. North Light Books will release it April 2015. In the “how to” book Debra shares her secrets for creating pastels and acrylic paintings. One of her recent pastels is on exhibit in Boston at the acclaimed Vose Gallery as part of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Celebrating 25 years as an artist, Gregg Rochester’s “Tour d’ Art” (bicycle art show), will tour Europe this summer and be featured in New York and Miami later this year. Greg is a well know landscape painter featured on the National Endowments for the Arts website, and named Wisconsin Artist of the year.

Ceramics artist Kari Rives was awarded a merit award by juror and international celebrity artist Leopold Foulem. Juror Jim Romberg chose Kari’s work to be included in the Western Colorado Center for the Arts - Ceramics Biennial.

Sarah Webber’s “Seated Bunny” was chosen to be part of Art of the Animal Kingdom XIX at the Bennington Center for the Arts.. “Are You My Momma” was juried into the American Women Artists 17th Annual National Competition in Orleans, MA.

Wilde Meyer’s talented artist and blogger Judy Feldman had a painting “Friends” included in the Shemer Art Center show, “Animal Other”.

Jamie Ellsworth is included in two new books. 100 Artists of the Northwest written by Ashley Rooney, and 1000 Dog Portraits written by Robynne Ray; both include beautiful work by Ellsworth.

Tracy Miller and Suzanne Betz are both participating in “The Cloud Foundation Annual Art Exhibit”. This is a celebration and fundraiser for Wild Horses through Art and Music. This is a really worthwhile cause helping to save our wild horses.

Selected as a finalist for this year’s Athena Award, Tracy Miller said it “was a real honor to be nominated. The award is given to outstanding businesswomen in the community, and I believe I was the first artist ever to be in the group”. Tracy was also selected out of 1100 artist submissions to be included in the new book Acrylic Works, The Best of Acrylic Painting by Nancy Reyner, published by North Light.

Sushe Felix exemplifies the beauty of the Sonoran desert through her paintings. Over one dozen of Sushe’s paintings were used to illustrate the beautiful program for the 2nd annual Tucson Desert Song Festival. I do not know who originally said this: “Visuals can be Music for the Eye”, but it is appropriate here, for these paintings are truly “Music for the Eye”.

An Arizona Journey

I Love the Rain 22"x32"
by Alix Stefan
Yes, Scottsdale sizzles in the summer. Yes, we think twice about going out in mid-day, and everyone is jockeying for that primo parking spot under that mesquite tree. But summer is also a great time here. The restaurants are less crowded and offer many specials. The hotels offer great deals for both out-of-towners and locals who want to take a quick drive to a gorgeous resort to chill out around a beautiful pool.

And, speaking of “chill,” this coming week’s Summer Spectacular Artwork is sponsored in part by China Mist Iced Teas! The July art walk is always a very cool event – if not literally, at least in the “great scene” sense.
After the Rain is Over  23.75" x 23.75"
by Alix Stefan
This is actually the 22nd annual event, and Wilde Meyer will be participating with the other galleries on Marshall Way and Main Street. The Wilde Meyer show is called “Arizona Journey,” and it showcases diverse art by its local artists.

Alix Stefan’s landscapes bring our Sonoran desert alive with bright colors. In her painting entitled “After the Rain is Over,” she contrasts a stormy setting with bright red flowers in the foreground, and the red-tipped graceful ocotillo cactus.
"Uplifting Breeze"
by Nancy and Sandy Pendleton
oil on canvas 72" x 24"
Nancy and Sandy Pendleton are sisters. Their collaboration is a combination of abstract painting and textured fused glass. Nancy does the painting; Sandy does the fused glass.

In this work, entitled “Uplifting Breeze,” a fused glass panel hovers about one inch over Nancy’s brilliant red painting. It’s mixed media at its best!

Ka Fisher’s work depicts intimate scenes of Arizona, with a focus on our Native American culture. Her loose brushstrokes, slightly abstracted shapes and unique perspective create a distinctive, expressionistic style.
Sneak Preview oil on canvas 60" x 72"
by Ka Fisher
I really like her painting entitled “Sneak Preview,” depicting a “pop-up” rug show at an open air site, between a herd of sheep and the forest. It’s such a painterly way of showing an event many of us have seen in our travels around Northern Arizona.
"Looking West"
by Barbara Gurwitz
oil on canvas 40" x 50"

Wilde Meyer artists are known for their love of color, and Barbara Gurwitz is no exception. Her landscapes vibrate with bright colors, as you can see in this painting, “Looking West.”

Village Garden 60"x48"
by Barbara Gurwitz
Barbara pulls us into her paintings with a non-traditional view, often showing villages set in a valley surrounded by mountains. I think she has a charming, na├»ve style, but it’s not wimpy! Each painting makes a bold, exciting statement.

There will be many other local artists work on display (mine, too!) at WM, and of course other wonderful art in the neighborhood’s galleries. So, mark your calendar for July 7, from 7-9 p.m. and plan to wear your “coolest” clothes!