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august 2013 gallery & museum events
August 2013 Gallery & Museum Events
August, 2013, Page 148
After the Storm
- Pete Wilkinson transfers his memory of the Arizona monsoon season—acquired while growing up in Tucson—to canvas. The colorful skies and Southwest landscapes made an everlasting impression that inspires his dramatic Contemporary paintings. Wilkinson says his scenes usually do not depict a specific location, but rather are designed in his mind, using his imagination. Pictured is “Spill the Wine,” acrylic on canvas, 20"H x 24"W. His paintings are showcased, Aug. 7-17, at May Gallery in Scottsdale. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 941-3015.
Arizona Museum for Youth
—35 N. Robson St., Mesa, (480) 644-2467. “Dream On,” through Sept. 15, offers opportunities to contemplate, create and dream while understanding the science of dreams and ideas that originated with dreams.
Arizona Science Center
—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, (602) 716-2000. “Sesame Street Presents: The Body,” through Sept. 2.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, (520) 883-2702. “Hummers & Bricolage: A Four-Year Journal,” through Aug. 17; “Sculptural Tapestries,” through Aug. 17; and “Botanical Art of the Sonoran Desert: Past & Present,” Aug. 24-Oct. 27.
—3550 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, (520) 327-7291. The gallery hosts a “Curious Camera Competition,” through Aug. 31. The show includes two-dimensional photography made with pinhole, plastic lens, vintage (pre-1950), instant and cell phone cameras.
ASU Art Museum
—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Zoomorphic,” through Aug. 9; “Turn Off the Sun,” through Sept. 7; and “Plate • Silk • Stone,” through Dec. 8.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 819-3212. Landscape/skyscape paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit through Aug. 31. Visitors can meet the artist during live oil painting demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
Challenger Space Center
—21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, (623) 322-2012. “They Came From Outer Space,” through Dec. 31, examines the life and work of Geoff Notkin, author, explorer, science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer and host of TV’s hit series “Meteorite Men.”
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., csfineartscenter.org, (719) 634-5581. “50 x 50: The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection,” through Aug. 11; “Once Upon a Time,” featuring works by self-taught artist Martin Saldaña, through Aug. 25; and “Charles Bunnell: The FAC Legacy Series,” through Sept. 15.
Denver Art Museum
—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, denverartmuseum.org, (720) 865-5000. “Rocky Mountain Majesty: The Paintings of Charles Partridge Adams,” through Sept. 8; “Spun: Adventures in Textiles,” through Sept. 22; “Nick Cave: Sojourn,” through Sept. 22; and “Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s,” through Sept. 29.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photographs by Wayne Norton,” through Oct. 6; “All Good Clay Smells Like Rain: Maricopa Potters—Artistry and Tradition,” through Nov. 10; and “Three Mesas, Three Art Forms: The Jerry Cowdrey Hopi Collection,” through Nov. 10.
—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. “Unpacked: The Art Fair at Home,” through Aug. 30, showcases museum-quality photography and mixed-media works.
—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Sculpture by Victor Issa and Andreas Schwab is in the spotlight Aug. 1-31.
Gallery at TCA
—Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcaevents, (480) 350-2822. “Animal Crackers,” through Sept. 7, features animal-themed works by local and national artists. Phoenix Zoo also displays photographs of favorite zoo animals, as well as artworks painted by animals, including Ruby the elephant.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
—217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, okeeffemuseum.org, (505) 946-1000. “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land,” through Sept. 8.
- Acrylic abstract Impressionism works on paper by Lori Landis are in the spotlight in “I Was Framed—A Little Bit of This and That,” through Oct. 15, at Landis Studio/Gallery in Scottsdale. Working in acrylic, the artist conveys serenity, beauty and order through her paintings. Pictured is “Released,” acrylic and heavy gel on canvas, 16"H x 16"W. Landis says the title is a reference to being free of negativity. For more information, visit
, or call (602) 576-0406.
—70 Dry Creek Rd., Sedona, (928) 204-1765. “The Current,” Aug. 2-31, features works by renowned local and regional artists, including Sherab Khandro, David DeVary, Marilyn Bos, and Karyl Bennett.
—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Elegance From the Earth: Hopi Pottery Families,” through Aug. 25; “Picture This! Navajo Pictorial Textiles,” through Sept. 2; and “Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal,” through Oct. 27.
Heard Museum North
—32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, heard.org, (480) 488-9817. “Stories Outside the Lines: American Indian Ledger Book Art,” through Sept. 22.
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, lanninggallery.com, (928) 282-6865. “Destination Art,” Aug. 2-11, is designed to encourage a drive to the cooler climes of Sedona. Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2,the show includes courtyard art pieces, as well as paintings and sculpture by more than 10 artists.
Lisa Sette Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, (480) 990-7342. “The Summer Gem Show,” through Sept. 14, includes pieces by Carrie Marill, Alan Bur Johnson, James Turrell, Julie Heffernan, Huang Binyan, Alison Rossiter, Rachel Bess, Siri Devi Khandavilli, Claudio Dicochea, and Enrique Chagoya.
—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, madaras.com, (520) 615-3001. The gallery offers a preview of “Diana’s Christmas Shoppe,” through Aug. 3. Southwest ornaments, angels, crosses, Santas, table linens and gift items—many featuring holiday designs by Diana Madaras—are among the highlights.
Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery
—602-A Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, (505) 820-7451. Pottery is in the spotlight during the 15th-annual “Maria Martinez and Family Show & Sale,” Aug. 9-23. New paintings by Navajo artist Shonto Begay are on exhibit Aug. 16-30, with an artist reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 16. The focus shifts to photography by Nathan Benn, Aug. 30- Sept. 13. A reception for the artist takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30, with Benn on hand to sign his book, “Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990.”
Mesa Contemporary Arts
—1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, (480) 644-6500. “American Dream,” “Bipolar,” “Now Playing Everywhere: A Survey of Social and Political Works From the Stéphane Janssen Collection,” “The Dogs of Ron Burns” and “Arizona Catalyst: Artists Working In & Beyond the State,” all through Aug. 11.
—214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, monorchid.com, (480) 650-9116. “Thermal PHX,” through Aug. 31, showcases works by local artists, including Kevin Caron, Diane DiBernadino-Sanborn, Mary Bruns, Morgana Wallace, Jason Rusnock, Peter B. Klein, Daniel Funkhouser, Sarah Kriehn, Sabrina Peros, Mano Sotelo, Lee Davis, Larry Willis, Josh Louchheim, Jeanna Voellmer, Jayme Blue, Jason Hugger, Jon Jenkins, Ivan Delvasto, Dan Pederson, Charmagne Coe, Anthony Vasquez, and Rose Clements.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery
—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, mountainartistsguild.org, (928) 776-4009. New works by local and nationally acclaimed artists Betty Carr, David Harlan, Pat Lambrecht-Hould, Douglas Miley, Doug Oliver, Dorothy Ray, and G. Eric Slayton are showcased in “Prescott Masters Present,” through Nov. 1.
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
—653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, Calif., mcasantabarbara.org, (805) 966-5373. Doll sculptures made with natural materials by Edgar Orlaineta, and new works by Dasha Shishkin, who is known for her colorful drawings on semi-transparent mylar surfaces, are on display through Sept. 8.
Museum of International Folk Art
—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, internationalfolkart.org, (505) 476-1200. “Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts,” through Sept. 1; “New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más,” through Jan. 5; and “Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan,” through March 23.
Museum of Northern Arizona
—3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff, musnaz.org, (928) 774-5213. “Mountain Lion,” through Aug. 4; and “Tony Foster—Sacred Places, Watercolor Diaries From the American Southwest,” through Oct. 13.
- Alexandria Winslow says the desert landscape of the Southwest inspires her to think and paint outside the box. “I love to bring edgy design elements and surprise into every painting,” she remarks. Pictured is “Sunshine,” acrylic on gallery-wrap canvas, 10"H x 8"W. “I saw an ad for mosaic tile in Phoenix Home & Garden and said to myself, ‘That would make a great sky!’ I have used that inspiration in several of my paintings.” Winslow’s works are on exhibit in “Color Play,” through Aug. 11, at Desert Artisans’ Gallery in Tucson. For details, call (520) 722-4412.
New Mexico Museum of Art
—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5072. “Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994-2011,” through Aug. 18; “Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift,” through Sept. 8; and “Back in the Saddle,” through Sept. 15.
Palm Springs Art Museum
—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., psmuseum.org, (760) 322-4800. “Master Impressionists,” through Sept. 1; “Made in the USA: From the Abstract Expressionists to the Color-Field Painters,” through Sept. 29; and “Insights on Architecture,” through Oct. 6.
Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio
—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, (520) 884-7404. “Off the Wall,” through Sept. 28, features new glass wall art by Tom Philabaum, Cynthia Miller, and Henry Halem.
—4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, (928) 778-1385. “Rodeo! A Tribute to Louise Serpa,” through Sept. 22; and “22nd-Annual Trappings of the American West,” through Oct. 20.
Phoenix Art Museum
—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, (602) 257-1222. “Hidden Meanings of Love and Death in Chinese Painting,” through Sept. 2; “From Above: Aerial Photography From the Center for Creative Photography,” through Sept. 22; and “The Art of Video Games,” through Sept. 29.
Prescott Fine Arts Gallery
—208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pca-az.net, (928) 445-3286. “The Company of Animals,” through Aug. 17, features artists’ interpretations of animals wild, domestic or imaginary, including animals they interact with daily, as well as those encountered in captivity or merely imagined.
Pueblo Grande Museum
—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, (602) 495-0900. “Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences,” through Aug. 31.
San Diego Natural History Museum
—1788 El Prado, San Diego, sdnhm.org, (619) 255-0189. “Dino Jaws,” through Sept. 12; and “Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age,” through Oct. 6.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
—1130 State St., Santa Barbara, Calif., sbmuseart.org, (805) 963-4364. “Labour and Wait,” through Sept. 29; and “Un/Natural Color,” through Sept. 29.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “Stocked: Contemporary Art From the Grocery Aisles,” through Sept. 1; “Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime,” through Sept. 1; and “Learning to See: Josef Albers and the Interaction of Color,” through Sept. 22.
Sedona Arts Center
—15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, sedonaartscenter.com, (928) 282-3809. “Members’ Summer Co-op Exhibition and Sale,” through Aug. 25, includes works by students, and emerging and professional artists. A reception for the artists takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2.
Sharlot Hall Museum
—115 S. McCormick St., Prescott, sharlot.org, (928) 445-3122. “Wish You Were Here: Greetings From the Canyon,” through Sept. 2.
Shemer Art Center
—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, (602) 262-4727. “Shemer Faculty Exhibit,” Aug. 1-Sept. 5.
Tempe History Museum
—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, (480) 350-5100. “From House Calls to Hospitals,” through Aug. 25; and “Ebb and Flow: Changing Views of the Salt River,” through Aug. 31.
TRUST the gallery
—154 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, willcoxtrust.com, (520) 824-6972. “Currents,” through Aug. 31, showcases large-format oil paintings and mixed-media works by Archie Sutton, Steve Bovée, Zo Terra, and Xymyl.
Tucson Museum of Art
—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Art + The Machine,” through Sept. 8; “Flight,” through Sept. 14; and “Museum as Sanctuary: Giving Voice to Tucson’s Refugees,” through Sept. 15.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Destination Art,” Aug. 2-11, is designed to encourage a drive to the cooler climes of Sedona. Opening with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2, the show features works by nearly a dozen artists, including giant steel cactus sculpture, stone sculpture, Native American jewelry and paintings.
University of Arizona Museum of Art
—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “No Ordinary Place,” through Sept. 8, features works by Colin Chillag, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, and Kevin Cyr.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. Canines of all statures, shapes and forms are in the spotlight as more than 30 artists show off their interpretations of furry friends in “Dog Days 21,” Aug. 1-Sept. 4. The show includes works by Stephano, Trevor Mikula, Judy Feldman, Connie Townsend, Sarah Webber, and Tracy Miller.
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