Souls of Forgotten Objects

The Souls of Forgotten Objects
Juried exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336

The exhibit will run from December 1, 2021 to December 23, 2021.

I am excited to have been accepted into a juried exhibition, The Souls of Forgotten Objects, at the Sedona Arts Center. I have weathered a drought the last couple years, and am now exhibiting throughout the state at various venues.

desert detritus clockI will be exhibiting three of my Desert Detritus Clocks – all found object assemblages crafted from debris and detritus collected in the Superstition wilderness. Cholla roots, rusted cans and metal and automotive parts, bones – all will find a way onto my constructions. With form not exactly meeting function, these pieces are all working clocks.

Don’t worry, the rusted metal parts have all been treated with a fixative, you have no fear of tetanus.

Hey, if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift, why not give someone you love the time of day? Check out the exhibit, it promises to be a show of truly creative people.

 

Going Viral

“Viral” 3-dimensional found object assemblage

Little by Little
exhibition at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

I have been accepted to show at the Little by Little exhibit of small works at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ.

Al works have to be less than 12 inches in any dimension. This is a difficult gallery to get into, so I am overjoyed that my piece was accepted.

The gallery is located at 207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ, 85234.  The show runs from December 4, 2021 through January 15, 2022.  Opening reception is December 4, 5pm-8pm.

Piecing it Together

God Doesn’t Live in Houses Built by Man
Found Object Assemblage – $200

I have two assemblage pieces in a juried group show at First Studio Gallery, 631 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ.

The exhibit runs from September 25 through November 27, 2021.

ARTIST RECEPTIONS:
October 1st, October 15th, November 5th,  and November 19th , 6-9pm.

They had over 100 artists submit work, with room for only 70 pieces. I feel fortunate that they selected two of mine for this show, which I feel is going to be outstanding. Continue reading “Piecing it Together”

One-Oh-One Gallery

Today marked the official opening reception of the Take Five Artists exhibit at Gallery One-Oh-One in Mesa, AZ.

Take Five is comprised of six artists; Liz Nicklus, Susan H. Paige, Sharon Peterson, Nancy Nowak Utech, Rosalie Trulli Vaccaro, and of course myself.

We all have differing styles and different strengths. I am the late-comer to the group. All of the artists have an extensive portfolio.

This exhibit will be up until the end of January 2021. We will be open every weekend.

Continue reading “One-Oh-One Gallery”

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Take Five Artists Exhibition

I am one of six artist in Take Five Artists (math is not our strong point). During the month of December 2020 we will have an exhibit at One-oh-One Gallery in Mesa Arizona.

The Gallery is located at 101 Main Street, Mesa, AZ.

Desert Detritus Clock

Desert Detritus Clock
$250.00

Who says art cannot be functional? My Desert Detritus clocks are crafted from debris collected from the Sonora Desert

The back is driftwood found on the shores of Canyon Lake. My guess is that it is a chunk of ironwood. Hand rubbed with a finish of linseed oil.

The jawbone is likely from a coyote. I cleaned the jawbone with a mild detergent, being careful to retain the toning created by the Arizona desert sun. A precision clock work ensures accurate time.

Assemblage

I am fortunate to be a member of Take Five, a group of artists in the East Valley that are self-taught, not the product of an art school.

We are all artists not because of an education, but despite. Art is life, we cannot but create art.

I would suppose I am more noted for my American Bar Series, my paintings of bars from east coast to west. Bars, I would remind you, that I have imbibed in. Continue reading “Assemblage”

University Club

Jake’s o’ Mine at University Club, Phoenix, AZ

“I would never join a club that would have me as a member. ” Groucho Marx

The University Club would probably have me as a member. I gained entrance without joining. The Take Five artists are on display in the University Club. I have five paintings on display, and available for purchase.

All of my paintings are of bars, some local, some famous. Submitting these paintings for this exhibit – on display until January 2021 – placed me in a quandary. Continue reading “University Club”

Desert Rain

Desert rain - found object sculptureDesert Rain
Found Object Sculpture (driftwood, rebar, mahogany, dead scorpion)
Approx. 45″ tall

Arizona is hot. 2020 was a record year, boasting more days with a temperature above 115°F since the temperatures in the Sonoran Desert have been recorded. There is no rain in sight for this monsoon season.

What is in sight for 2020 is an exhibition for Take 5, a group of local artists – I am one of the five. The show will run the month of December in the gallery at OneOhOne in Mesa Arizona. Continue reading “Desert Rain”