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October 2011 Gallery Museum Events

Author: Judy Harper
Issue: October, 2011, Page 136
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Recent paintings by Arizona artist Cynthia Reid are showcased Oct. 7-16 at Lanning Gallery in Sedona. While landscapes and still lifes remain a focus, Reid has been painting highly textural works she calls “vignettes,” which are accomplished with a palette knife. Pictured is “Into the Woods,” an oil on panel, 24"H x 24"W. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7. For details, visit, or call (928) 282-6865.

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American Fine Art Editions
3908 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 990-1200. “Picasso and His Muses,” Oct. 13-Nov. 30, focuses on the artist’s life and work through the eyes of important women in his life.

Bonner David Galleries—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 941-8500. “It’s Still Life,” featuring new works by Cary Ennis, Jane Jones and Richard Williams, through Oct. 12. “Set in Stone: Shona Sculpture From Zimbabwe,” featuring works by siblings Agnes, Moses and Wellington Nyanhongo, is on display Oct. 20-Nov. 9. Artist demonstrations take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20, followed by a reception for the artists from 6 to 9 p.m.

C. Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale,, (602) 819-3212. “Lands and Skies of the Southwest,” Oct. 1-31, showcases new oil paintings by Cyndy Carstens.

Chandler Center for the Arts—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, (480) 782-2695. “Undivided Attention,” featuring new work in welded steel and paint by Joan Waters, opens with a reception for the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 and continues through Nov. 19.

Collier Gallery—1733 E. McKellips Rd., Tempe, (480) 947-2787. Block prints by Lon Megargee, early paintings and pastel studies by Ed Mell, Western paintings by Greg Singley and hand-forged metalworks by Rick Merrill are in the spotlight through Oct. 1.

Colores—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-1489. The colors and dramatic light effects inspired by monsoon storms are showcased in “Monsoon Memories,” through Oct. 5. “Animals of the West,” Oct. 6-Nov. 2, features art with mustangs, jackrabbits, birds or diverse interpretations of landscapes. The show includes works by Sarah Webber, Chaille Trevor and Trevor Mikula.

Desert Artisans’ Gallery—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, (520) 722-4412. “Color Splash!” on exhibit through Nov. 13, showcases works by Wanita Christensen, Joan Fimbel DiGiovanni, Karen Vincent Kos, Susan Libby, Emely McConkey and Michael Williams.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, (928) 684-2272. “Artist at Work: The Masterworks of Kenneth M. Freeman,” on exhibit through March 4, 2012. The museum presents a retrospective of the artist’s Western-style paintings, sculptures and illustrations. 

Etherton Gallery—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Rockin’ the Desert: Photographs by Baron Wolman and Lynn Goldsmith,” through Nov. 12. Wolman, the first photographer for Rolling Stone magazine, and Goldsmith, a well-known portrait photographer, provide an inside view of the artists at the forefront of the music scene.

Fountain Hills Artists’ Gallery—16835 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, (480) 836-9919. Gallery artists wear self-decorated “scaredy pants” creations and the public chooses the winner as the gallery hosts its annual “Scaredy Pants” competition from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

Gallery of Modern Masters—Hillside Sedona, 671 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-3313. The gallery hosts a reception for glass artist Harold Lustig from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Gebert Contemporary—7160 Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 429-0711. The gallery celebrates 10 years on Main Street with exhibits of 50 works by 10 artists that change weekly, Oct. 1-31.

Goldenstein Gallery—390 S.R. 89A, Sedona, (928) 204-1765. The gallery hosts its “Cowboys and Indians” show Oct. 7-31, featuring works by David DeVary, Upton Ethelbah, Star York, Charles Decker and Carla Romero. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Heard Museum—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 252-8848. “More Than Child’s Play: American Indian Dolls,” through Oct. 16 and “Navajo Textiles: 100+ Years of Weaving,” through Jan. 8.

Joan Cawley Gallery—7135 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 947-3548.  Paintings and drawings by Michael Swearngin are showcased during a Western drawing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20. The gallery also welcomes Jean Ekman Adams, a children’s book author and illustrator, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 22, as she signs copies of her book “A Cowgirl and Her Horse.”

Landis Studio/Gallery—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 576-0406. Using nature as her guide, Lori Landis shares her newest paintings in “Nature Takes a Stand,” through Oct. 5. “Black, White and Red All Over,” which features abstract paintings with an emphasis on color, runs Oct. 3-Nov. 4, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

Larsen Gallery—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, (480) 941-0900. The spotlight is on new paintings in “Candice Eisenfeld: Learning to Fly,” Oct. 6-Nov. 30. Fashions by local designer Shantidas also are on exhibit. Guests can meet Eisenfeld and Shantidas at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13.

Lisa Sette Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 990-7342. Focusing on the desire to travel, “Wanderlust” provides a “world vision” with works by artists from New Zealand, Vietnam, France, Russia, South Africa, China, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Morocco and many points in North America. The show is on exhibit through Oct. 29.

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Twenty-five new watercolor and acrylic originals by Diana Madaras are in the spotlight Oct. 16-Nov. 15 at Madaras Gallery in Tucson. Pictured is “Purple Tulips,” acrylic on canvas, 26"H x 12"W. Big, bold brushstrokes are complemented and contrasted by a stamping process that adds an antique touch to the painting. For more information, visit, or call (520) 615-3001.
The Manheim Gallery—747 N. Main St., Cottonwood, (928) 649-0130. Works by Barbara Butler, Margo Mitchell and Linda Sherman are on display in “Awesome & Breathtaking—Landscapes West of the Rockies,” Oct. 5-29.

Marshall-LeKae Gallery—7106 E. Main St., (480) 970-3111. Mario Andres Robinson is among the featured artists as the gallery celebrates the third-annual Scottsdale Drawing Event. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20, with the show continuing through Oct. 31.

May Gallery—3922 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 922-1801. Works in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil are in the spotlight as the gallery celebrates the Scottsdale Drawing Event, Oct. 17-24. Featured artists include Bruce Marion, Robert Tate, Richard Boyer, Susanne Nyberg, Scott Wallis, Hubert Wackermann, Kathy Wilson and Vidan. The gallery also showcases paintings by Jim Regimbal and paintings by Bob Tate, Oct. 18-23, with a chance to meet the artists from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22-23.

Mesa Contemporary Arts—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Six-String Masterpieces,” through Dec. 4; “Easy Ridin’ & Hard Rockin’ AZ Style,” through Dec. 18; “Radical Rides: The ‘Art’ of Motorcycles,” through Jan. 9; and “Lego Motorcycle,” through Jan. 9.

Musical Instrument Museum—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, (480) 478-6001. “The Power of Music: Photographic Portraits of Americans and Their Musical Instruments, 1860-1915,” through Nov. 20.

Paul Scott Gallery—7173 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 874-3000. Oil paintings by Timothy Rees and Scott Brems are on display Oct. 13-27, with a reception for the artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. The gallery celebrates the autumn garden bounty with “Harvest,” featuring a variety of glass pieces, including pumpkins by Cohn-Stone Studios, and whimsical “Bobtanicals” by Bob and Laurie Kliss, a husband-and-wife team. The show opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and continues through Dec. 3.

Phippen Museum—4701 N. Highway 90 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Native Myths & Legends II,” through Oct. 16; “Local Color,” through Oct. 30; and “Arizona Visions,” Oct. 22-March 11.

Phoenix Art Museum—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks,” through Nov. 6; “The Bridge at Hoover Dam: Photographs by Jamey Stillings,” through Dec. 4; “Ray Wielgus: The Art of Engraved Firearms,” through Dec. 26; and “The West Select, A New Western Classic,” running Oct. 23-Nov. 20.

San Diego Museum of Art—1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, (619) 232-7931. “From El Greco to Dalí: The Great Spanish Masters From the Pérez Simón Collection,” through Oct. 3; “Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man: Works by Rubén Ortiz-Torres,” through Oct. 16.

Scottsdale Fine Art—7116 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 990-3100. The gallery celebrates the third-annual Scottsdale Drawing Event Oct. 17-28, featuring works by Duffy Sheridan, Deborah Bays, Russell Crocker, William Harrison, Alicia Lang and Tyson Snow. A reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20, with local artists in attendance.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale,, (480) 874-4666. “Idios Kosmos: Koinos Kosmos—Us Versus Them” and “Masters of Collective Reality,” through Oct. 2; “Architecture + Art: Extended Collapse,” through Oct. 16; “People’s Biennial,” Oct. 15-Jan. 15; “Kirsten Everberg: Looking for Edendale,” Oct. 29-Jan. 8; and “artists tell stories (mostly about themselves),” Oct. 29-Jan. 22.

Shemer Art Center—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Bimson, the Collector & Art Patron,” through Oct. 20; and “Impresiones en Papel (Impressions on Paper),” Oct. 27-Nov. 24, which showcases prints from regional and Chicano artists; An artists’ reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3.

Temple Gallery—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Stephen E. Strom: Earth and Mars,” through Oct. 18, features recent works by the photographer. The exhibit is a series of diptychs that juxtapose Strom’s desert landscape images against photos of Mars from the NASA archives.

Touchstone Gallery—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 874-8385. “Dawn—The Oldest Horse on Earth” is on exhibit through Nov. 30. An extraordinary example of a Hyracotherium fossil dating back more than 50 millions years from the Eocene period in Wyoming, the fossil is approximately 2' long and 12" tall at the shoulder. It was excavated from a working Arabian horse ranch.

Trailside Galleries—7330 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, (480) 945-7751. “Fall Classics—A View to the West,” Oct. 17-22, showcases Western works, as well as subjects ranging from wildlife, sporting art, landscapes, impressionistic works and figurative pieces. A reception for the artists takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22.

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Brent Nageli: Painting Pots,” Oct. 7-16, features oil-painting portraits of ancient Native American pots. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7.

Wilde Meyer Gallery—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 945-2323. “Mixed Bag of Mixed Media,” through Oct. 5, showcases artworks created from nontraditional, uncommon or exotic materials. Featured artists include Merlin Cohen, Bill Colt, Melinda Curtin, Charles Davison, Steven Hofberger, and Nancy and Sandy Pendleton. “People and Places of the West,” Oct. 6-Nov. 2, includes works by Linda Carter Holman, Stephen Morath, Thom Ross, Paul Sheldon, Jim Nelson, Amy Novelli and Doug Weigel.

Wild Holly Gallery—22 Easy St., Carefree, (480) 595-8757. Fused glass by Debora Wayne is in the spotlight through Dec. 31.

Confirm information before making plans by calling the listed number. Information for inclusion in GALLERy ROW should be submitted at least 10 weeks before the first of the month it is to be published. Send information to: Judy Harper, Calendar Editor, PHOENIX HOME & GARDEN, 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 310, Scottsdale, AZ 85254;; or fax to (480) 664-3962.

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