25th Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7pm-9pm
It’s summertime’s annual cool down in the Scottsdale Arts District hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in partnership with the City of Scottsdale.
ArtWalkers can “chill out” as they “ArtWalk the Line” along Main Street and Marshall Way where dozens of fine art galleries will be busy with artist demonstrations, exhibit openings and special receptions.
The Scottsdale Arts District can be found just west of Scottsdale Rd. along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. There’s plenty of nearby free parking, free trolley rides, great people watching and easy access to local hotels or famed Scottsdale eateries.
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7pm-9 pm
25th Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk- it’s the summertime’s annual cool down in the Scottsdale Arts District. There will be Food Trucks on Marshall Way including Grilled Cheese Food Truck and Pho-King
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in partnership with the City of Scottsdale.
Some highlights *this is not all the exhibits.
On The Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Ave
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND — ON THE EDGE GALLERY’S “HOT NIGHTS ~ COOL ART” SUMMER SPECTACULAR ARTWALK
Hot, hot, hot is what Arizona is in the summer time. Step into On The Edge Gallery on Thursday evening, July 10th and escape the sizzling heat. Experience art that is so COOL, you’ll be seriously chilling out in no time.
On The Edge’s five featured “Hot Night ~ Cool Art” artists include Dave Bigelow, Julia Patterson, Allison Shock, Katie Stearns, and Linda Zeien. Mingle and munch while you chat with the artists. Some will be demonstrating how they create their really cool art!
Dave Bigelow, Wood Artist
Dave crafts exquisite, inlayed wooden crosses in his workshop on the edge of the unspoiled Sonoran desert. Gazing out into sacred landscape his hand is guided by inspiration and a sense of purpose. He feels he is living his calling, a calling which produces crosses that uplift the beholder. He chooses the finest hardwoods and crafts each creation to enhance the natural hue of the wood, intuitively knowing it will perfectly harmonize with its intended owner.
Julia Patterson, Pastel Artist
As a lifelong resident of the Southwest, my sensibilities are grounded in the colorful heat and warm tones of summer. The textural attributes of sanded paper and pastel sticks lend themselves to the arid magic of the desert, adobe, earth, boundless sky. I want to capture a moment that tripped some artistic trigger in me, and pastels afford me the freedom to express my delight in the Arizona summer.
Allison Shock, Clay Sculptor
From her tiny Three Star Owl studio near Papago Park, Arizona artist Allison Shock makes functional and sculptural clay pieces that look like they might jump off the table or bite. Convinced that hiking, birding, and gardening are great excuses for “getting out there and seeing who’s around,” Allison doesn’t consider herself a wildlife artist, but rather an observer who takes notes in clay.
Katie Stearns, Oil Painter
“Miniature moments of cool” is how Katie describes her artwork for the Summer Spectacular ArtWalk. “Art can be so transporting,” says Katie. “And, during Arizona’s long, hot summer, if you can’t physically get to cooler places, why not transport yourself through ‘cool’ art?! Katie enjoys painting still lifes, florals, landscapes, and portraits — both human and animal. Katie has been painting in oils since January of 2001.
Linda Zeien, Mosaic Artist
My life is in pieces…. glass pieces, that is! In 2010, I retired from a career as a physician to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an artist. I have been doing mosaics full time since then. My training as a pathologist has helped me cultivate a keen visual sense and attention to minute detail and my mosaic pieces reflect this in the meticulous way in which they are made. I enjoy creating fun and whimsical designs and work almost exclusively with glass which provides me with a wide range of intense colors and the ability to cut pieces small enough to create fine detail. I feel as if I can practically “paint” with glass!
And, that’s not all — On The Edge Gallery has a special “Hot Nights, Cool Art” gift promotion planned for the ArtWalk. On The Edge Gallery artists have painted a variety of terra cotta pots in their own unique, artistic styles. Here’s how the gift promotion works: Customers making at least a $25 purchase can choose their favorite pot with an aloe plant inside it. Customers making at least a $50 purchase can choose any of the terra cotta pots — one with an aloe plant or one with the specially created “Art Flowers” in it. This is On The Edge Gallery’s gift to customers!
Lori Landis Art Gallery
7077 E. Main Street
New Summer sale exhibit: Yin and Yang
The Signature Gallery
7177 E. Main Street
Will host local artist Cara Moran
4130 N. Marshall Way
Will be featuring new work by artists including Jonathan Peter, John Babbitt and Pat Cain.
4142 N Marshall Way
Will be hosting Artist Reception with upcoming artists
Scottsdale Fine Art
7116 East Main
Timothy Rees will be demonstrating in the gallery. We will also feature new works by James Zwadio and introduce a new artist to the gallery, Jimmy Lawlor.
Bonner David Galleries
7040 E Main Street
Reception/ArtWalk: Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
“Hang 10″ | Summer Spectacular ArtWalk
Bonner David Galleries presents a group show titled “Hang 10″ in conjunction with The Summer Spectacular ArtWalk. Chilled cerveza will compliment a selection of our finest summer inspired works by featured artists: Liz Tran, Gail Morris, Melissa Peck, Nate Ronniger, Max Hammond, Eric Bowman, Romona Youngquist, Francis Livingston, Paulina Rubino and Peregrine Heathcote.
Wilde Meyer Gallery–
4142 N. Marshall Way
Wilde Meyer Annex –
7100 Main Street
Event: “Summer Spectacular Art Fest”
Showing: July 10th, 2014 – August 2nd, 2014
Opening July 10th 2014, from 7:00PM – 9:00PM.
The Scottsdale Gallery Association hosts the Summer Spectacular Artwalk every summer in appreciation of our local clients, and art supporters. Art Fest will be opening at Wilde Meyer Gallery and Wilde Meyer Annex.
This show will be featuring our most talented local artists, many of whom will be present to meet all the art revelers. Included in both galleries will be the work of Charles Davison, Timothy Chapman, Sherri Belassen, Nancy and Sandy Pendleton, Judy Feldman, Brian Boner, Ryan Hale, Connie Townsend, and many more.
The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art
7106 East Main Street
Event: “SHADE IN THE DESERT”
This show will be a collection of five artists…..Balaam, Bradshaw, Chan, Komitor and Richardson.
The Calvin Charles Gallery
4201 North Marshall Way
Featuring Artist: Marci J. Erspamer
Opening Reception: Thursday July 10, 2014 Meet the Artist Marci J. Erspamer
Exhibition title: “SHINE”
Artist Statement below:
Since a very young age, I have had a deep desire to connect with people. Painting has been a way to bridge the raw energies of the subconscious and a way to communicate to the world.
I use acrylic to paint familiar objects that appear other worldly and mysterious. When I look at a blank canvas I see an invitation to bring an image to life. The process of painting is a reminder of the unknown and the ability to move forward regardless. There is something a mixture of fear and excitement and I always think to myself “one stroke at a time”. My work has essentially become a meditative practice. I believe each piece reflects that for which I strive: seeing the universal connection to all things—beauty, clarity and simplicity in life.
Enjoy Live music on Main Street, the Courtyard and Marshall Way!
Live on Main – The place to find cool jazz, soul and World music sounds
Location: sidewalk in front of Overland Gallery, 7155 E. Main
Simon Crown – Soul crooner puts Main Street in fun groove
Main Street – West block from Marshall Way to Goldwater Blvd:
Live music on west Main – Fine musicians lined up for Thursday ArtWalks
Location: in front of River Trading Post on Main Street
John Calvert – Eclectic acoustic guitar wizard with new CD
Marshall Way – North block from 3rd Ave to 5th Ave:
Island Magic – Infectious Caribbean steel drums of Keith Johnson
Location: On the plaza near Method Art gallery
Marshall Way – South block from Indian School Rd to 3rd Ave:
Ben Scolaro – Cool jazz improvisations by great young pianist
Location: SW corner of Marshall Way and 3rd Ave. in front of Steven Paul