24th Annual Western ArtWalk
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7pm-9pm
Join us for the ultimate artistic showdown on Main Street and all around Scottsdale Downtown.
It’s the Western ArtWalk hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association as a “kick off” to Scottsdale’s legendary Parada del Sol.
The parade marches right down Scottsdale Road on the following Saturday.
When: Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7pm – 9 pm
Where: ArtWalk is located throughout the Scottsdale Arts District look for “ArtWalk the Line” (sidewalk decals) extending along Main Street west of Scottsdale Road and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue.
Some highlights *this is not all the exhibits.
The Signature Gallery presents The Western ArtWalk, a show for Todd Paxton will present “Legends of the West”. on 7177 E. Main Street, will present “Legends of the West”.
Todd Paxton displays a rare talent for bringing to life some of the most colorful tales of the “Old West”. Todd will be sculpting live in The Signature Gallery during the Western ArtWalk, giving visitors the opportunity to meet and interact with the young and personable artist. Fortunate to study under the late renowned sculptor Ken Payne, Todd was encouraged to pursue his dream of becoming a fine artist. His goal is to create a story in bronze, using the facial expressions and emotions of the subjects to bring his stories to life. Todd captures that moment frozen in time which stirs the imagination of the viewer. Sharing the joy of creating with those he meets, Todd is determined to continue to explore, learn, and create.
May Gallery Artist Shows & Receptions For 2014
May Gallery is proud to present four reception dates this year with the artists being present for each show. The first reception starts off with Richard Boyer, European and Scandinavian Scenery on February 5, followed by these artists. Each show will run the entire week with the receptions being held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. These artists are presenting their newest works especially created for their show. 2014 marks the 5th year that May Gallery is featuring these talented artists. May Gallery, 3922 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-922-1801, maygallery.com
On The Edge Gallery is proud to participate in the 24th Annual Western ArtWalk! On The Edge is right in the thick of it all in Downtown Scottsdale. Skedaddle on over Thursday, February 6th from 6 PM to 9 PM. Hitch your horse outside the gallery and come on in, pardner. On The Edge has some of the best Western artists and ‘bang-up’ artwork in the territory!
“Whether you live in town or are visiting from parts yonder, take a little bit of the old west home with you,” says Jenny Willigrod, On The Edge Gallery President. “On The Edge Gallery has just what you’re looking for”.
“Bend an elbow” with On The Edge Gallery’s talented featured Western artists –
Lori Myers, Kelly Bowman, Natalie Keller, and Esther Cirilo. See how they rustle up their Western masterpieces!
Lori Myers, Oil Painter
“I love the old west and have recently revisited painting the western landscape — cowboys and Native Americans,” says Lori. “I hope to capture the pride or sorrow of an Indian chief whose nation he felt responsible for, or the little cowboy following in his father’s footsteps throwing his first rope. Their stories are our stories, as well. The gift that we each walk away with will be unique to each person, as we learn the stories of history and fill the canvases of our lives with art.”
Kelly Bowman, Acrylic Painter
Having lived most of her life in the southwest, Kelly has a great love for the colors and spirit of the region. Her inspiration comes from her love of the desert, its wildlife, and the Southwestern lifestyle. Kelly is especially connected to horses and has an intuitive ability to portray their personalities in her paintings.
Natalie Keller, Oil Painter
Natalie has painted various genres but recently has focused on western and Native American art. She paints in oils and uses models and research to help her establish a composition. Natalie enjoys projecting a story and a mood for each of her paintings for the viewer to appreciate and enjoy. “Nothing excites me more than someone loving one of my paintings,” says Natalie. “I feel like I’m giving them part of myself”.
Esther Cirilo, Paint Enhanced Photography
Esther has always been drawn to the vibrant colors that represent the natural and dramatic light inherent in the Southwest. Her medium is paint enhanced photography. Each of Esther’s photographic giclees is hand painted on canvas. Each giclee demonstrates her ability to deliver a composition that carries the drama of brilliant colors dancing in the reflection of all the elements combined in one image.
Event: “The Wilde West”
Showing: February 6, 2014 – February 22, 2014
Opening Thursday Feb 6, 7 – 9 PM – through February 22. Wilde Meyer Gallery —– and Wilde Meyer Annex
Show will be on display in both Scottsdale galleries.
Wilde Meyer will present a variety of western interpretations ranging from serious representational works to quirky western interpretations. Artists presented include Thom Ross whose stylized paintings appeal to the true western buff as well as a contemporary art lover. Thom’s paintings portray famous western characters in a simplified rugged “shoot em up” style. In contrast, Joseph Young’s paintings show Western cowboys along with their faithful animal companions in a Southwestern version of the Garden of Eden, where everything is relaxed and enjoyable.
No Wilde Meyer western show could be complete without horses. Chaille Trevor knows and paints horses like no one else. Straightforward and to the point, Chaille’s paintings capture the correct anatomy and graceful movement of one of the world’s most beautiful animals. Tracy Miller’s fauvist colored paintings of western wild animals contrast greatly with Chaille’s soft subtle horses. Miller’s interpretations engage the viewer, first through an attraction to bright color, then with the playful rendering of the animals’ personalities.
Also showing are Amy Watts, James Swanson, Doug Weigel, Fran Larson, Leigh Gusterson and others.
Wilde Meyer Gallery, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 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. [email protected], www.wildemeyer.com 480-945-2323.
Wilde Meyer Annex (formerly known as Colores), 7100 Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ. 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. [email protected], www.wildemeyer.com 480-947-1489.