24th Annual Western ArtWalk
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 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 in conjunction with Scottsdale’s legendary Parada del Sol.
When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 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.
Featured Nonprofit Partners:
Horses Help – In the Courtyard on Marshall Way, 4200 N. Marshall Way
Horses Help is a premier accredited therapeutic and recreational agency that serves the special needs population by providing activities to empower them to break through physical, cognitive and emotional barriers using a unique collaboration of horses and people within Arizona’s “Valley of the Sun.”
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West – On the corner of Maine St. and Marshall Way
Western Spirit celebrates the West and its importance by informing, educating, inspiring, and engaging museum guests. Western Spirit offers high-quality exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach addressing regional history, particularly as reflected by the arts and the dynamic cultural exchanges that have marked the transition of the Old West into the New West.
Wilde Meyer Gallery, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ
Wilde Meyer Annex, 7100 Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Reception: February 19th, 2015, 7 – 9 PM
WILDE MEYER GALLERY and WILDE MEYER ANNEX will be featuring dual shows February 19th through March 28, 2015. The “Wilde Cowboys and Indians” show will feature wild west artists with paintings representing everything from wildlife, western landscapes, and cowboys to native images. Artists will be shown in both galleries and include work by Thom Ross, Jim Nelson, Ron Russon, James Swanson and others.
Running simultaneously with “Wilde Cowboys and Indians”, will be the show “Wilde Contemporary”. Both galleries will feature the best in fine original work by contemporary artists including Jaime Ellsworth, Karen Bezuidenhout, Ana Marini-Genzon, and more.
Bonner David Gallery, 7040 Main St
Reception: February 19th, 6-9 PM
Youngquist’s show runs from February 19-March 4.
Romona Youngquist’s “Pathways Home” Romona Youngquist’s work can be recognized by the picturesque barns and country houses, bright pops of color, and strong brushstrokes that make up her idyllic country scenes. The works from her newest show are no exception, allowing you to travel from the congestion of city life, to the serenity of the country.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery, 7077 E. Main Street #5, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Celebrate the wonder of Arizona with “Winter Deferment” – Oil paintings featuring the warmth and color of the Southwestern Sky and Desert Landscapes by Cyndy Carstens.
Live music with Guitarist Darin Mahoney
Sunmor Fine Art Galleries, 7135 East Main Street
Special Showing of Ron Kents work. Ron Kent is an internationally renowned artist. Special presentations of his work have been given to Pope John Paul II, the Emperor of Japan, three different US Presidents, and several crown princes. His work is in permanent collections in the White House, the Louvre, and the Smithsonian. Kent is best known for his translucent bowls made of Norfolk Island pine. This is a must see collection. The artist is retired and this is a chance to see and purchase from one of the largest displays of his work in recent history.
Calvin Charles Gallery, 4201 North Marshall Way
Thursday, February 5th – Monday, March 2nd
One Man Solo Show “Curious Lovers” by Nigel Conway
Conway comes across as an “every man” whose self-taught style combines levity with a profound connection to the subjects he paints. His imagery so compellingly captures love, joy, sorrow, and even terror, that it creates a magnetic effect, which crosses all boundaries. As such, his work is included in prominent public and private collections across the globe.
Trailside Galleries, 7330 Scottsdale Mall
February 12 – 22, 2015
“Equine Elegance” by Bruce Lawes Lawes has created a series of masterful equine paintings. The range of his equine interpretations reached far and wide, from depicting the plight of America’s wild mustangs to portraying the power and speed of racehorses and hunter/jumpers to the grace and elegance of dressage horses.
February 16 – 28, 2015
“Essence of the Human Form” is a four-person show that will feature figurative painters Michael Malm, Albin Veselka, William Whitaker and guest artist Christina Cooper. Figurative art generally describes artwork, in particular paintings, which are clearly derived from real object sources, and are therefore by definition, representational.
Altamira Fine Art Scottsdale, 7038 E Main Street
Show runs February 16-28, 2015
Reception: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7-9pm.
“Rodeo Drive: A Look at the Artist’s Home on the Range” by R. Tom Gilleon
This one man exhibition will include paintings of the landscape surrounding the artists’ home and studio; the “Y Worry Ranch,” as well as his trade-mark teepee paintings.
The Legacy Gallery, 7178 East Main Street
February 12th – 22nd
Hsin-Yao Tseng, John Michael Carter, Tibor Nagy, Douglas Morgan. Guest Artists: Craig Nelson, Vincent Giarrano, Jacob Dhein, and Kim English
The vibrant genre of landscapes is featured in this show with scenes depicting sweeping views of well-known cities, intimate looks of storefronts and buildings, and busy streets with pedestrians and automobiles.
Tilt Gallery, 7046 East Main Street
“As I Nod to my Influences I Want to Float” New Work by Brenton Hamilton
First show of the season at Tilt’s new location.
Mainview Gallery, 7120 E Main Street
Chuck Sabatino. New York-born fine artist Chuck Sabatino’s canvases depict interesting subjects with light and shadow dancing among three or four clay pots or flower arrangements. He also creates paintings featuring a single pot, in a manner allowing us to focus directly and for a longer period of time.
The Signature Gallery, 7141 E Main Street
Opening artist reception: 7-9m
Enjoy freshments and music
“Amor a la Vida” featuring paintings by Manuel Avendano which express the passion, romance and sensitivity of life through emotion and light. Show extends through March 30th.
Biltmore Galleries, 7113 East Main Street
“The Avenger” by Kevin McCarthy McCarthy’s primary sculpture medium is working directly in wax. His sculpture radiates the same quiet physical energy as the artist himself.
“Powwow” by Benjamin Wu Wu’s favorite style is realism and his current paintings predominantly focus on Western subjects, especially of the early settlers, farmers and gold miners.
Scottsdale Fine Art, 7116 East Main Street
February 19th – March 4th
Reception: Thursday, February 19th
Annual Landscape Show
Each of the artists showcased has their own unique style in their approach to landscape. Douglas R. Diehl emulates a style reminiscent of the Old Taos School. Peter Holbrook is a master of creating seemingly photographically real renditions of the canyons of the southwest. From afar they appear like photographs, but as the viewer draws near, the painterly nature of the brushstrokes is dramatic and awe inspiring. Seth Winegar is known for his pastoral scenes of the countryside, often incorporating barns, bovine or sheep, completed with many layers of paint and glaze giving his paintings a dreamy quality. Carol Swinney is well known for her palette knife paintings of locations in Arizona, Colorado, California and Wyoming.
*this is not all of the exhibits.