7100 E Main Street
Wilde Meyer has always been animal friendly, and represented lots of great artists who incorporated animals into their work. So we have decided to make our Wilde Meyer Annex, on Main street, Scottsdale, into a gallery that specializes in animal art. We will frequently hold shows with part of the proceeds going to animal charities. Animal subjects will include domestic animals and wildlife. As with our other galleries, the styles presented will be eclectic, and the media varied. Many of the artists welcome custom portraits of pets or other favorite animals. Wilde Meyer Gallery, on Marshall Way, Scottsdale, and our Tucson Gallery will continue showing their same great diverse subjects like abstracts, landscapes, and figurative works.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Open for ArtWalk every Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event: “Critters of the West”
Opening Reception: February 9th, 7:00-9:00 PM
Closing: February 25th, 2017
It would not be the “Old West” without critters. Most iconic are mustangs, burros, coyotes, and bison to name a few. Whether domestic or wild, the west conjures up visions of all sorts of fauna. Animals were crucial to the lives of Native peoples and western settlers, and they are still valued and enjoyed today, in our new west. Artists participating include Sarah Webber, Sushe Felix, Chaille Trevor, Bill Colt, Theresa Paden, and more, with a special introduction of our new artist Cathy Carey.
Event: “Animal Kingdom – Fun and Frivolous – Serious and Majestic”
Opening Reception: March 2nd, 7:00-9:00 PM
Closing: April 1st, 2017
Some artists strive for realism when portraying animals, others go for fun and the imaginary.
Sarah Webber is an artist who can achieve a visual sense of realism when painting her subjects, but her titles take the renderings beyond just the visual, to establish a short story caught in time. In her painting called “Leap of Faith, Sarah gives the viewer the sense of a optimism as the bunny hops into the unknown. “Two Times the Fun”, shows two burros, caught giving their attention to a subject off canvas, and captures their sense of anticipation of what is to come.
Trevor Mikula deals strictly in the imagined. His painting style is honed to an economy of brushwork and details. The colors are yummy, and the subjects huggable. Animal Kingdom features all styles and interpretations of our wonderful world of animals. Artists include Ron Russon, Jaime Ellsworth, Connie Townsend, Chaille Trevor, and many more.
Event: “Wilde Things”
Opening Reception: April 6th, 7:00-9:00 PM
Closing: April 29th, 2017
This month’s group show focuses on non-domestic animals. The show will include exotic as well as native wild animals. Patricia Hunter’s realistic style watercolors of various African species become very contemporary through her unorthodox compositions. The great physical strength of Greg Dye’s wild bison is portrayed in his thick pallet knife paintings that are contemporized with vivid wild hues. Timothy Chapman invents his own wild species. Ron Russon’s portrayal of wildlife has a subtle hint of native spiritualty combined with bold contemporary colors and lines. These artists as well as work by several artists will be displayed.