Scottsdale’s Premier Contemporary Art Gallery and Event Locale
4201 North Marshall Way
Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
ArtWalk Thursday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: By appointment only
Shades of Summer by Andrea Merican
Opening Reception with the Artist & Watercolor Demonstration: Thursday, July 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm during the ‘Summer Spectacular’ ArtWalk. Featuring an array of sizes and colorful subjects, this a wonderful opportunity for collectors, admirers and locals to acquire one of a kind works at great prices, starting at $175. For more information on the exhibition, please contact the gallery.
“My work explores both the allure and the frustration women face when chasing the elusive myth of perfection. I am interested in the ambivalence surrounding our cultural desire to achieve societal standards of beauty, the unending pressure to be perfect, and the resulting anxiety that can build and linger. To communicate this complexity, each of my canvas’ are layered with trim, fashion-forward silhouettes that have been stripped of their features and deconstructed, sanded, scraped and resurfaced.” – Jane Maxwell
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm during the ‘A Video Experience’ ArtWalk
The exhibition will continue through Monday, May 1st.
“I have been an abstract expressionist painter since age 5. The immediacy and freshness of this style as well as its complexity and boldness has always spoken to me. To this end I paint with acrylic paint in an alla prima style, in a spontaneous and physical way, moving back and forth across the painting surface, making marks that dance across that surface. I start by introducing color, shapes and line, then respond to their development. I move these elements around, adding and removing paint in multiple layers.” – Julie Schumer
VERVE by Pascal Pierme
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm during the ‘Native Spirit’ ArtWalk
The exhibition will continue through Monday, April 3rd.
“I have created what I want my work to make me feel. We say in French ‘’Prend la vie comme elle vient.’’ translation: take life how it is coming. It is hard to give up the desire to control and just accept; close your eyes and feel the wind. Lightness, simplicity, color and a logical evolution remains consistent throughout my sculpture. However, through this body of work I also wanted to understand the static that is inherent in movement, and non-geometric curves. Similar to the unexpected surprise of the mix of objects found in a garage sale; I have combined architecture, landscape, nature and sensuality.” – Pascal Pierme
Geometric: Organic by Stephen Silver
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, during the ‘Local Edge’ ArtWalk
The exhibition will continue through Tuesday, February 28th.
“Color versus Shape. Silver’s color is dynamic and strong, yet it is the shape that tells the story. The shapes are either geometric or organic. His “geometric shapes” fool the eye and create the illusion of depth and/or movement. In contrast, his organic abstractions flow as in nature, encouraging the viewer’s own interpretation. Silver’s contrasting styles are captivating and not to be missed.” – Stephen Silver
LINKED by Michael Kessler
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, January 5th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The exhibition will continue through Tuesday, January 24th.
“Painting is an integral part of my spiritual practice and a constant reminder that we are all inextricably LINKED to the world we inhabit. The work is an extension of my consciousness combined with qualities gathered from the natural world. They are indeed conduits through which information, sensations, inspiration, and guidance flow to and from the collective consciousness and the Universe.” – Michael Kessler
Color Collective: Figurative and Botanical Watercolors by Local Artist Andrea Merican
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, during the I Spy Santa ArtWalk
The exhibition will continue through Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.
“I am captivated by Color. It speaks to our emotions, conveys a feeling or a mood in an instant and pulls the viewer into a work on a subconscious level. I use color in unexpected ways. By exploring and pushing the boundaries, I can give an abstract feel to a realistic subject. I am inspired by Life. To capture a personality, a moment and the true essence of whatever I am painting is what drives me. As I observe the world around me, I will see someone sitting in a beautiful pose and know I need to capture that gesture at that moment. I am amazed by Nature. The complexities and intricacies of all botanicals invite me to try to interpret them through the medium of watercolor. The botanicals of the Southwest especially intrigue me, asking me to present them in new ways.” – Andrea Merican
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Calvin Charles Gallery is proud to host a cocktail reception & art raffle to benefit the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. Local watercolor artist Andrea Merican has created a one-of-the-kind painting to be raffled at the event. Purchase your $25 raffle tickets HERE! All proceeds will help the organization fulfill its mission to provide social, emotional and financial support to children and families facing pediatric cancer. For more information on the organization, visit their website here.
Broken Beauty: Solo Exhibition by Father Bill Moore
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, November 10th, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, during the Demonstrate ArtWalk
The exhibition will continue through Tuesday, December 6th.
“For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to both color and texture – especially as they are found in the natural world. Red iron oxide, the color of rust – is one of my favorite colors, and its found in all my pieces. To me, some of the most interesting textures are found in the resultant marks of nature’s wearing away. Crevices, canyons and seashores all attest to the give and take of Mother Earth. My paintings are created in much the same way; in the layering of the acrylic paint and gels, continual re-working, and sometimes violent mark making, they become metaphors for our own lives. Imperfection trumps perfection, chaos is organized and peace prevails.” – Father Bill Moore
A Conversation with the Artist: Featuring Guest Artist Gennaro Garcia
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We hope you can join us for a chance to meet local guest artist Gennaro Garcia and hear him speak about his new installation TZOMPANTLI.
Artist Statement: “From the time of the Aztecs to this day, Tzompantl is very alive, and everyone can see this. In my mind it is different, mystical and nostalgic. Life and death are pieces of art that fill my soul. It draws a smile within me, and makes me vulnerable because in a room full of art, I’d still stare at you.” – Gennaro Garcia