UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 4.6.17
Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Gallery Association To Host Art in Motion: A Video Experience Gold Palette ArtWalk in April
By Juli Myers
March 22, 2017
Scottsdale, AZ – Building on the success of 2016’s exciting Gold Palette Video ArtWalk, the Scottsdale Gallery Association is excited to announce Art in Motion: A Video Experience, a special evening to highlight the truly dynamic medium of video art.
Aside from the video art which will be featured in many of our galleries, the ArtWalk, which will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on the ArtWalk path (Main Street between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard and Marshall Way north of Indian School Road), Art in Motion will feature the work and wisdom of internationally acclaimed visual artist Lorraine Garcia-Nakata.
This ArtWalk will begin a day early with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, April 5, at the Calvin Charles Gallery (4201 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, where Ms. Garcia-Nakata will present Video Art: Its Role and Voice, a short lecture on the history and development of the medium of video art. The event is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Art: Its Role and Voice
Video art has a long history in the U.S., yet many arts professionals continue to be puzzled by its role in the art arena. By extension, galleries, philanthropists, presenters, and other arts professionals struggle with how to digest, position, or represent this video/motion-based arts production. To understand video art and new motion-based genre, it is important to explore why this genre was created. Deriving from a visual arts foundation, video art evolved to incorporate multiple disciplines in order to give voice to more urgent concerns such as social justice, gender, race and class, and many other complex areas of human experience. Not an art history presentation, this talk is designed to engage a discussion with attendees.
Ms. García-Nakata is a recognized visual artist that has exhibited extensively on a local, national and international level. Adept in a range of visual arts mediums, Ms. García-Nakata is noted for her large-scale works in drawing and painting. As an arts/culture specialist, Lorraine has made extensive contribution to the fields of arts and cultural policy, non-profit arts administration across discipline, philanthropy, program development, understanding the creative process, community development, and new directions in arts education. As one of California’s first Arts Grants Fund Administrators, she oversaw the Visual Arts funding and defined the Interdisciplinary (new genre)s funding area. Lorraine was a mayoral appointee as Arts Commissioner to the San Francisco Arts Commission, appointed by the US Congress as Commissioner exploring creation of a National Museum of the American Latino, and is currently a Founding Member with San Francisco Latino Historical Society. Lorraine is a recipient of a California Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship. Since 1973, Lorraine has been a member with the world-renowned Sacramento Chicano artist collective, the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF). In 2015, Stanford University sought and acquired the Lorraine García-Nakata Archive as part of the Stanford University Library, Special Collections. Lorraine continues to live and work in San Francisco.
To enhance the perfect desert evening, we will also have two curated video exhibitions featuring artists Alberto Grovas and Dakota on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road and on Main Street near Marshall Way.
Artists wishing to share their work as part of Art in Motion are requested to please submit samples along with a short biography to Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns at email@example.com.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 4.22.17
Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Art for Aunt Rita’s Walking Silent Auction
Scottsdale, AZ –Art for Aunt Rita’s Walking Silent Auction and so much more comes to the Scottsdale Art District, with all proceeds benefiting Aunt Rita’s Foundation, an organization that advocates for HIV education and awareness and raises funds on behalf of 16 Valley HIV/AIDS service organizations. From 12 noon to 6 pm on Saturday, April 22nd, shop at 25 participating galleries in the renowned art district and bid on the original pieces up for silent auction. There will also be lovely pieces with a percent of sales to Aunt Rita’s. A Health and Wellness zone will be at Marshall Square at Main Street and Marshall Way offering free HIV testing and cancer screenings. Admission to the event is free, and an after-event party will be held at BS West located at 7125 E. 5th Ave. in Scottsdale from 4 pm to 8 pm also hosted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is making a signature drink for the event, and it will be served at pARTy Central in the courtyard of Marshall Square. Southwest Airlines tickets will be raffled, and El Molino’s Mexican will be serving up some delicious items.
The event is co-chaired by Jacque Keller, artist and owner of Quan’tum Art, Inc., and David Simmons, LGBT Liaison for the City of Scottsdale. “This event will raise critical funds for local HIV services and increase awareness about the ongoing HIV epidemic,” said Glen Spencer, Executive Director of Aunt Rita’s. Sponsors include The City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Gallery Association, Metier Pharmacy, Southwest Airlines, BS West, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 3.2.17
Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Native Spirit ArtWalk, a Contemporary Native American Fashion Show, and Edible Desert Reception
Scottsdale, AZ – With great excitement, the Scottsdale Gallery Association, in conjunction with Tarra Lazos Creative, the City of Scottsdale, and the Art Institute of Phoenix, has announced the program for its March 2017 Native Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk. Galleries in downtown Scottsdale will host a multitude of Native artists showing their best work during this special ArtWalk, and for the first time, a contemporary Native American fashion show will be held featuring designs from the brightest stars in contemporary Native American design.
The ArtWalk and fashion show will begin at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 2 on Main Streetbetween Marshall Way and North Goldwater Boulevard. Using Main Street as a runway, Navajo/Hopi artist Troy Whitethorne and Phoenix Creative Cultural Worker Jeffrey Lazos-Ferns will produce the most unforgettable evening Scottsdale has ever seen.
Since he began in 2009, Mr. Whitethorne’s bold exhibitions of Native American couture have wowed audiences from coast to coast. With models flying in from around the country, Mr. Whitethorne’s provocative ensemble will engage and delight. .
A wide array of Native American performers will take the stage to segue the runway transitions and will also be along the ArtWalk and in the galleries, all helping to make this a night to remember.
Fashion Designers include: Elizabeth Whitethorne Benally, Doreen Begay, Zen Jen, Marisa Mike, Della Bighair-Stump, Felix Earle, Norma Baker FlyingHorse, Edison Ritchie, Michael Shonie, B DayChief Bullshoe, Erilaina Chavez, and Mae Mallahan. Also showcased will be the jewelry of Tonya June Rafael and Lyle Toledo.
Featured guests will include Miss Indian World, Danielle Ta’Sheena Fin, (Standing Rock Sioux Nation) and actor Jeremiah Bitsuie (Navajo) along with tribal dignitaries representing various Nations.
The ArtWalk and Contemporary Native Fashion Show are free and open to the public.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association and Tarra Lazos Creative are also very pleased to announce a special, intimate reception on the evening of Saturday, March 4th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at River Trading Post on Main Street. San Carlos Apache desert forager and lecturer Twila Cassadore will present sumptuous desert delectables for tasting, and discuss the benefits of a diet rich in the desert flora which sustained indigenous residents of Arizona long before European contact.
Ms. Cassadore is a San Carlos Apache Tribal member and has devoted the past five years to the Traditional Western Apache Diet Project, working with Apache elders to document and analyze the pre-reservation Apache diet and helping incorporate this knowledge into everyday community living. She also works on a number of community health issues and other cultural preservation projects in addition to being a caterer and food vendor She is the founder of Native Mothers Against Meth.
Due to limited space, this reception will be a ticketed event benefiting the Scottsdale Gallery Association. Ticketing details will be published soon.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 1.26.17
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Edgy Gold Palette ArtWalk In January
Scottsdale, AZ – The Scottsdale Gallery Association is thrilled to announce Local Edge, the January 2017 Gold Palette Art Walk, which will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on the ArtWalk path (Main Street between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard and Marshall Way north of Indian School Road). Local Edge will bring together the crème de la crème of emerging, cutting edge artists working in various mediums and platforms, who will be presenting their work on the street and in temporary one-night-only presentations
As the art world continues to morph and change with technology, materials, and mediums, often blurring the lines of traditional and contemporary, SGA will bring together some of the Valley’s leading and interesting artists fusing these elements.
This specific Gold Palette ArtWalk continues the story and discussion of Demonstrate! (our November Gold Palette ArtWalk) and will appeal to all demographics and audiences, giving them insight and highlights from emerging, edgy artists to the seasoned, fine artists already on display in our world-renowned galleries.
Artists wishing to participate in this unique display of innovative art should submit the images of five to seven of their pieces along with a short biography to Veronica Graffius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 3.3.16
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – “New West” Gold Palette ArtWalk Event Plans Complete
Today the Scottsdale Gallery Association announced final plans for its March 3 New West ArtWalk event, planned from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. along the ArtWalk line on Marshall Way and Main Street in downtown Scottsdale. Galleries and businesses located adjacent to the ArtWalk Line are encouraged to participate by staying open until 9:30 p.m. and offering special promotions designed to drive customer traffic during the event.
Now celebrating more than 40 years, Scottsdale ArtWalk is the original ArtWalk event. The March 3 Gold Palette event presents a unique take on the spectrum of Western and Native arts, celebrating Scottsdale’s Western and Native cultural heritage. Native American and Western entertainers perform along the ArtWalk line, including spectacular costumed dancing and drumming throughout the venue by Yellow Bird Productions from the San Carlos Apache Tribe http://www.yellowbirdproductions.com/; a limited video installation featuring the work of celebrated Western landscape photographer Jim Moon http://jimmoon.photoshelter.com/#!/index who is lecturing during ArtWalk at Western Spirit Scottsdale’s Museum of the West; cowboy poetry and song by Arizona’s Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague— complete with his trusty horse Dusty! http://thesingingcowboy.com/; free horse-drawn carriage rides on Marshall Way north of Indian School; live music throughout the venue; and, “Open house” hospitality in the galleries.
UPCOMING AT THE ARTWALK 1.5.16
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Make room for some vroom along the streets of the ArtWalk.
The Scottsdale ArtWalk, presented by the Scottsdale Gallery Association, is gearing up for this Saturday, January 9, for its special ArtWalk, Art on the Asphalt, from noon to 4pm. A mix of working artists and cool, collectible cars will exhibit along the ArtWalk blocks and ‘50s and ‘60s music will fill the air, along with other musical entertainment. For example, On the Edge Gallery and Xanadu Gallery, among others, are hosting special events. See more in the upcoming section.