Static Image Gallery

Greater Phoenix Revival

As we all take a collective deep breath to recenter ourselves for the start of a new year, our virtual art exhibit Greater Phoenix Revival showcases just that. Images of renewal, rebirth, revival; of life, spirit, growth and energy. From the birth of a new life, to the fresh blossom of desert flora, to depictions of our community rising together, let’s re-energize each other as we resolve to make 2021 a year of rising.

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These butterflies are iridescent. As Phoenix renews and revitalizes, so do these three creatures, thriving in the warmth of our valley.

This oil painting represents the awe-inspiring rebirth of the desert with our annual monsoon rains.

This watercolor represents the song of joy we feel in our hearts, marveling that we are lucky enough to live in this place.

Shine

Andrea Rogers, Tempe
@andrearogers8784

Medium: Acrylic on canvas with iridescent accents throughout
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Price: $300

Monsoon’s Light

Andrew Florea, Kingman
@floreafineart
www.andrewflorea.com

Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: 8” x 8” (9” x 9” framed)
Price: $325

Cancion del Desierto (Desert Song)

Andrew Florea, Kingman
@floreafineart
www.andrewflorea.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 8” x 10” (11” x 14” framed)
Price: $175

This watercolor represents the hidden joys found in the desert each spring, bringing relief from stress in a moment of wonder.

This watercolor landscape represents the hope of reinvigorating rain in the Sonoran Desert.

This oil painting represents the themes of hope, peace and contentment in this beautiful land we love.

Bee & Buckhorn Cholla

Andrew Florea, Kingman
@floreafineart
www.andrewflorea.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 8” x 10” (11” x 14” framed)
Price: $175

Distant Downpour

Andrew Florea, Kingman
@floreafineart
www.andrewflorea.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 8” x 10” (11” x 14” framed)
Price: $175

Arizona Sunset

Andrew Florea, Kingman
@floreafineart
www.andrewflorea.com

Medium: Oil on panel
Dimensions: 6” x 6” (7” x 7” framed)
Price: SOLD

This large painting is the first in a series of the brilliant, brief life of an Arizona poppy. The prolific blooming of these flowers in gardens and in the wild celebrates the incredible spring paradise we get to experience in Greater Phoenix.

This painting continues to celebrate the Greater Phoenix paradise in the spring by showcasing the Arizona poppy.

The third in a series, this painting explores the absolute brilliance of a desert bloom as well as the brief life that most experience, by its ragged and wilting pedals that continue to hold intense color.

Dancing Desert Poppies

Becca Farmer, Goodyear
@becca.farmer.art
www.beccafarmer.com/portfolio.html

Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Dimensions: 24” x 48”
Price: $1,728

Wild Poppy Joy

Becca Farmer, Goodyear
@becca.farmer.art
www.beccafarmer.com/portfolio.html

Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Dimensions: 24” x 24”
Price: $1,050

Mid Life

Becca Farmer, Goodyear
@becca.farmer.art
www.beccafarmer.com/portfolio.html

Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 24” x 24”
Price: $1,050

The Silence is part of my Mythic Series begun during this pandemic to draw upon archetypes as symbols of strength in these times. In this, I hope to touch not only those in our area but well beyond. Silence here is not the phenomenon, but the living resonant core that permeates everything. So that when you enter The Silence you discover Her already residing within yourself.

The Visionary is part of my Mythic Series begun during this pandemic to draw upon archetypes as symbols of strength during these times. In this, I hope to touch not only those in our area but well beyond.

Completed during the pandemic, Under the Snow Moon is meant to commemorate the resilience of the Hopi people, living peacefully as stewards of Mother Earth. During visionary rituals in the kiva, when the future may be seen, they pray not only for themselves but all beings.

The Silence

Carla Woody, Chino Valley
@carlawoodyart
www.carlawoodyart.com

Medium: Oil, pigment and cold wax on wood cradled panel
Dimensions: 24” x 20”
Price: $2,200

The Visionary

Carla Woody, Chino Valley
@carlawoodyart
www.carlawoodyart.com

Medium: Oil, pigment and cold wax on wood cradled panel
Dimensions: 24” x 20”
Price: $2,200

Under the Snow Moon

Carla Woody, Chino Valley
@carlawoodyart
www.carlawoodyart.com

Medium: Fiber clay, Czech seed beads, ceramic beads, coral, copperite, turquoise, findings, oil and cold wax
Dimensions: 13” x 13” x 10”
Price: $4,200

I’m fortunate to live in the high desert where there’s little exterior artificial light. Sometimes in the darkest part of night I go outside, gaze upward and become awestruck. As my eyes adjust, what at first may seem limited pinpoints of light … become limitless. And the more I allow my eyes to rest in that vastness, the more I feel the draw to just let go, to leave any thoughts behind and slip out of my skin. I feel the Universe beckoning me into communion.

Show the nerves that bring the life to the leaves. Build the structure for the life.

Tulip bulbs opening their red flowers into a home, bringing hope — red hope — and combining the colors with the house. Red, the color of love and passion — just the two necessary principles that the new year needs.

Drawn to the Cosmos

Carla Woody, Chino Valley
@carlawoodyart
www.carlawoodyart.com

Medium: Fiber clay, Czech seed beads, Swarovski crystals, French bullion wire, shell, oil and cold wax
Dimensions: 11” x 4.25” x 4.25”

Nerves of Life

Carlos Gervasio, Phoenix
@kacho_gervasio
www.pulacademy.com

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 10” x 13”
Price: $120

Tulipan’s House

Carlos Gervasio, Phoenix
@kacho_gervasio
www.pulacademy.com

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 10” x 13”
Price: $120

The soul of this horse is in the Sonoran desert of Arizona. Native American Indians still sometimes paint their horses with symbols that have many different meanings.

These three look like they are on a mission and have a destination!

Living in Arizona, I LOVE cowboy boots. We always seek the opportunity to show off our latest pair! These girls are admiring their own and each other’s while enjoying a lazy day in the pasture.

Arizona War Pony

Cathy Maiorano

Medium: Collage paper, acrylic, metallic paint, finished in oil
Dimensions: 28” x 22”
Price: $600

Destination

Cathy Maiorano

Medium: Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Dimensions: 15” x 30” x 1.5”
Price: $500

Kickin It

Cathy Maiorano

Medium: Oil on archival paper
Dimensions: 20” x 24”
Price: $250

Blooming cacti brighten our spring in the desert.

This piece is inspired by Native American culture and storytelling, specifically the Katsinam. I have always been fascinated with Kachina tradition and I thought the butterfly maiden was a really beautiful symbol. I wanted to capture the idea of renewal in this piece.

I love all mythologies because they are full of wondrous worlds, creatures, and adventures. Dryads are among my favorite figures from these stories — they are beautiful, highly symbolic and symbolize many different things.

In this piece, I imagined a dryad waking at daybreak. I wanted to show the connection between the Dryad and the environment she is in. They are linked. Co-dependent. Like we are.

Blooming Cactus

Charisse Colbert, Cave Creek
www.charissecolbertart.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 7” x 10”
Price: $150

Song of Renewal

Chris Hepworth, San Tan Valley
@chepworthart

Medium: Acrylic and ink 24” x 30”
Dimensions: 24” x 30”

Connection

Chris Hepworth, San Tan Valley
@chepworthart

Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 20” x 24”
Price: $750

What creature in mythology is more legendary than the phoenix? I wanted to show the phoenix in a different way: I was once at a zoo and saw a white peacock and thought, that would make a really beautiful phoenix. In this piece, I portrayed the phoenix rising after rebirth, rather than cloaked in flames.

These paintings are an homage to two of my favorite local species: the palo verde and the carpenter bee. I love the contrast between the rich, saturated yellow of the palo verde flowers and the obsidian sheen of the bees. The fact that they need one another to survive is just as beautiful as is the image of their interactions. It is a scene and a sentiment worthy of a Song Dynasty scroll, and we in Arizona are fortunate to witness it every spring.

These paintings are an homage to two of my favorite local species: the palo verde and the carpenter bee. I love the contrast between the rich, saturated yellow of the palo verde flowers and the obsidian sheen of the bees. The fact that they need one another to survive is just as beautiful as is the image of their interactions. It is a scene and a sentiment worthy of a Song Dynasty scroll, and we in Arizona are fortunate to witness it every spring.

Under the Ash

Chris Hepworth, San Tan Valley
@chepworthart

Medium: Acrylic and ink
Dimensions: 24” x 30”

Palo Verde with Carpenter Bees I

Chris Vena, Tempe
@venachris
www.chrisvenaart.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 18” x 36”
Price: $600

Palo Verde with Carpenter Bees II

Chris Vena, Tempe
@venachris
www.chrisvenaart.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 24”
Price: $800

10″ x 10″ abstract acrylic on 1 5/8 birchwood panel. The name says it all.

Acrylic abstract full of exuberance and joy!

The oriole visited the bird bath during migration, a sign of springtime.

Emerging Hope

Cynthia D’Acosta, Mesa
@czdacosta

Medium: Acrylic on birchwood panel
Dimensions: 10” x 10” x 1.625”
Price: $125

Euphoria

Cynthia D’Acosta, Mesa
@czdacosta

Medium: Acrylic on birchwood panel
Dimensions: 8” x 8” x 1.5”
Price: $100

Bullock’s Oriole in spring

David Chorlton, Phoenix
www.davidchorlton.mysite.com

Medium: Watercolor on Fabriano paper
Dimensions: 22” x 30”
Price: $250

Mockingbirds are active early, beginning the days.

After moving to Arizona in 2019 I had a desire to paint my old hometown of New York. As I painted the surfaces the work felt more lively, warm, and welcoming. I realized this was not a true representation of the city I once knew. My idea of the city I had once lived in became more vibrant after I found my own space and calmness here in Arizona. This fact led me to then erase large portions of the work with plaster. The idea of building upon a new landscape a fresh start is what this body represents to me.

The agave plant is a beautiful sculpture with pointed arms and blue green hue. It is also good in the form of a margarita. The plant is revived in new ways. It’s crazy good.

The Early Mockingbird

David Chorlton, Phoenix
www.davidchorlton.mysite.com

Medium: Watercolor on Fabriano paper
Dimensions: 22” x 30”
Price: $250

Midnight Walk Central Park

David Haff, Fountain Hills
@david_l_haff
www.davidlhaff.com

Medium: Plaster, acrylic, pastel
Dimensions: 36” x 48”
Price: $5,200

Crazy Good Agave

Debra Goley, Goodyear
@dgoleyart
www.debragoleyart.com

Medium: Fiber
Dimensions: 20” x 20”
Price: $400

The sheep industry is deeply rooted in the Phoenix development of our canals and agriculture. Revival of this industry would be paramount to creating natural uniforms that are flame retardant and wool that is longer lasting when worn. Our landfills will be less crowded with the use of quality clothing.

Van Gogh painted The Starry Night. A revival version is our Valley area desert nights.

As the title suggest, “rising” may symbolize the great phoenix rising. Phoenix keeps reinventing itself and growing/rising.

Cubist Sheep

Debra Goley, Goodyear
@dgoleyart
www.debragoleyart.com

Medium: Fiber
Dimensions: 16” x 15”
Price: $255

Desert Nights

Debra Goley, Goodyear
@dgoleyart
www.debragoleyart.com

Medium: Fiber
Dimensions: 20” x 20”

Rising Stillness

Edna Dapo, Scottsdale
@ednadapoartist
www.ednadapo.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30” x 30”
Price: $1,600

Phoenix revives and revitalizes itself every winter. On my daily walks, I noticed how our winter is closer to everyone else’s fall, as leaves have only just started to yellow and trees have started to shed. Nature provides an inexhaustible theme or rebirth and revival.

On my daily walks, I have been visiting this Little Tree for years. It has been burned by our unforgiving sun, contorted by wind, yet it remains a happy little tree providing shade for humans and ducks, shelter for squirrels, and food for birds and insects. It is a symbol of revival in its stubbornness to live. This Little Tree is bright Phoenix.

This piece was created using methods to ensure it holds resonance with the subject matter. The materials were created while being surrounded by orgonite Pyramids made with stones appropriate to the work, smudged at each stage (cleansed and blessed with White Sage), charged with Sedona Red Rock and tuned using Singing Bowls. Each paint was custom-mixed with the “guidance” I receive. It was so successul, the Red Rocks in the painting actually take on the same Golden/Red glow as the actual Sedona Red Rocks during the golden hour!

The subject manifest: This work illustrates an experience of finding resonance with the Red Rock formation of Sedona. It also came forth with a clear manifestation of what I like to call the “Tween Spaces” positioned between this 3D physical realm, and a mirror reality. It’s in this space where the mysteries of Sedona exist. Sedona and the surrounding land are extremely spirited. I use this medium to provide yet another view into the beyond. This painting brought forth a heron, duck, and several other birds along with other “messengers!” Each element of this painting is speaking many things. Even the underlying “grid” pattern holds significance. This painting will bring great energy into your space! It is my hope that more people are encouraged to find connection with the beautiful land in this most wonderful of states!

Lifted with Warm Light

Edna Dapo, Scottsdale
@ednadapoartist
www.ednadapo.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20” x 20”
Price: $1,500

Little Tree

Edna Dapo, Scottsdale
@ednadapoartist
www.ednadapo.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20” x 20”
Price: $1,400

Sedona Experience

Erin Corrigan, Cottonwood
@eckoart.erin
www.eckoart.com/portfolio

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 24” x 48”
Price: $800

“You have chaos in your soul and lightning in your veins. You, my dear, were made for wild, magical things.” This is an original poem of mine which struck a significant chord globally via online viewership. This work represents the pent-up feeling that stems from a lack of control over current circumstances and serves as a reminder that one’s internal energy, as well as an unwavering belief in opportunity, will carry the heart through to the dreams it has always wanted.

“I hope you remember the grace of your strength when the world tells you you’re tattered and worn. It is the glowing youth of your heart and the ageless dreams of your mind that have kept you so beautiful for all this time.” This work was inspired by my poem and is a study on resilience in times when one is faced with a loss of faith in the future. Without hope, the human heart slows its beat. Without hope, the human spirit cannot survive. Renewal requires courage centered squarely on hope for a stronger, kinder and expansive tomorrow.

The infinite soul is an exquisite existence, but we sometimes get so caught up in being human that we forget what we truly are. We are beautifully unique and perfectly flawed creatures who define the spirit of our reality. So dream. Dream without reason. Without proof. Without agreement. Just dream.” This work was created as an escape into fantasy … a place to re-align the heart and mind. Part protection from the global crisis and part inspiration to look beyond our current state and instead place focus on the wondrous times ahead.

Magical Things

Erin Matlock, Phoenix
@erinlmatlock
www.erinmatlock.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 36” x 2.5”
Price: $26,850

Hope

Erin Matlock, Phoenix
@erinlmatlock
www.erinmatlock.com

Medium: Acrylic, crushed recycled glass on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 36” x 2.5”
Price: $4,200

Dream

Erin Matlock, Phoenix
@erinlmatlock
www.erinmatlock.com

Medium: Acrylic, crushed recycled glass on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 36” x 2.5”
Price: $4,900

New media, digital drawing, printed on canvas.

New media, digital drawing, printed on canvas.

Prickly pears bloom in a variety of colors and adorn the greater Phoenix landscape.

It is Eating You. Can’t You See?

Galya Kerns, Litchfield Park
@horsewoman_ of_apocalypse
www.behance.net/galyakerns

Medium: New media, digital drawing, printed on canvas
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Price: $120

Hunter

Galya Kerns, Litchfield Park
@horsewoman_ of_apocalypse
www.behance.net/galyakerns

Medium: New media, digital drawing, printed on canvas
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Price: $120

Purple Prickly Pear Blooms

Gretchen Klett, Apache Junction

Medium: Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions: 12” x 16”

Greater Phoenix provides many sanctuaries and adoption opportunities for the wild donkeys. They make fantastic companions and can have a variety of uses while always keep you smiling. We love walking our donkeys or driving them in a cart in our neighborhood. We use our mini-donkey to deliver used books to people in our community.

Urban donkeys are a thing in Greater Phoenix. They reflect history of the mining camps that later became towns on the outskirts of the metropolis. Today they make great walking/ running partners, and companions and help reduce stress.

Koi bring beauty and life to our ponds. Reflections in the water show trees and parts of a Phoenician landscape.

Chick and Donk

Gretchen Klett, Apache Junction

Medium: Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions: 12” x 16”

Merlin

Gretchen Klett, Apache Junction

Medium: Pastel on pastel paper
Dimensions: 12” x 16”

Pond in Balance

Harrie Handler, Tucson
@art.by.harrie
www.artbyharrie.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 36” x 36” x 1.8”
Price: $1,450

Watching your garden bloom and become new again is a way to feel joy in our environment.

Watching your garden bloom and become new again is a way to feel joy in our environment.

Our desert has many magnificent blooms. The century plant is one of those examples. It’s amazing and grandiose.

Garden Delight

Harrie Handler, Tucson
@art.by.harrie
www.artbyharrie.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 40″ x 30″
Price: $1,200

A View of My Garden

Harrie Handler, Tucson
@art.by.harrie
www.artbyharrie.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 40″ x 30″

A Century Plant Blooms

Harrie Handler, Tucson
@art.by.harrie
www.artbyharrie.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 40″ x 30”

Glass bowl that is fused and slumped. The center design is screen printed, the bubbles are handmade glass. The designs along the rim are sandblasted to remove the iridized coating and allow the glossy black to show through. A wonderful footed shallow bowl of a carp, exhaling a huge breath with relief. Taking in oxygen, blowing out the bad vibes. Refreshing, re-energizing, moving forward with happiness.

A fused glass tray with a tribal salmon screen printed in the center. Designs on the iridized glass are sandblasted to show the glossy black. It depicts the struggle to keep ahead of whatever is chasing you, and making it to clear, happy waters.

The important history of the Native Americans in Arizona is a great part of the strength of our community. Pride in the past will help strengthen our future.

Forever Blowing Bubbles

Irene D’Aloisio, Sun Lakes

Medium: Art glass for fusing, 24K gold trim on rim components, handmade glass beads
Dimensions: 19” x 3”
Price: $975

Just Keep Swimming!

Irene D’Aloisio, Sun Lakes

Medium: Fused, glass enamel, 24K gold trim, handmade beads
Dimensions: 15” x 10.5” x 3”
Price: $975

Code Talker

Jane Bradley, Gilbert
www.janebradleyart.com

Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 36” x 24”
Price: $5,900

Looking forward to a new dawn.

Finding renewal through the dance.

Finding spiritual renewal through meeting again with those who have come before.

New Dawn

Jane Bradley, Gilbert
www.janebradleyart.com

Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 40” x 30″
Price: $6,900

Red Shoes

Jane Bradley, Gilbert
www.janebradleyart.com

Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 36” x 34″

In My Father’s Eyes

Jane Bradley, Gilbert
www.janebradleyart.com

Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 40” x 30″
Price: $8,900

 

Slow but steady life renewal.

This 36” x 48” acrylic painting on panel reminds me of the continued life experiences that are common to people of society. This silhouette is from a scientific resource and allows me to work within a framework of humanity.

The contrast between the inside and outside work environment. We need both. A foundation of Arizona is built upon the people of agriculture, but an additional way forward is to see the other technologies and businesses that now make up our state.

Cactus Walk II

Jeanne O’Donnell, Phoenix

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 30” x 48”
Price: $1,700

Delft Man

Jeff Del Nero, Phoenix
www.jeffdelnero.com

Medium: Acrylic on panel
Dimensions: 36” x 48”
Price: $4,200

A Conference

Jeff Del Nero, Phoenix
www.jeffdelnero.com

Medium: Acrylic on panel
Dimensions: 48” x 60”
Price: $3,700

A dream of order and progress with eyes towards humanity’s quest towards balance.

This piece represents the cycle of rebirth and renewal through a genderless deity. They are painted grey, symbolizing what is old and dying and yet from this very source flows back life itself. Their hair represents the flowing, limitless life while the sun halo represents the new day, always bright and shining forward. They are blindfolded, representing the unbiased taking and giving to all, as all are worthy to receive their own renewal and rebirth. All together, they are both renewal and death, illustrating that some parts must die to bring forth the new.

This piece represents growth and resilience.

Above

Jeff Del Nero, Phoenix
www.jeffdelnero.com

Medium: Acrylic on panel
Dimensions: 22.5” x 35”
Price: $1,400

The Just They

Jessica Daley, Gilbert
@jd.watercolor

Medium: Watercolor, ink, embroidery thread
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Price: $900

Wanderings

Joanna Proffitt, Surprise
@joannaproffittphotography
www.joannaproffitt.com

Medium: Digital photograph
Dimensions: 16” x 24” x 1.5”
Price: $200

This abstract photograph represents rising.

This abstract photograph celebrates the resilience and beauty of nature.

Like human beings who all have different characteristics, individual popped corn kernels all have a unique form which can be interpreted in myriad ways. Revival requires people and ideas and popped corn symbolizes the infinite expanding of minds focused on renewal.

Falling Upward

Joanna Proffitt, Surprise
@joannaproffittphotography
www.joannaproffitt.com

Medium: Digital photograph
Dimensions: 30” x 20” x 1.5”
Price: $280

Untitled II

Joanna Proffitt, Surprise
@joannaproffittphotography
www.joannaproffitt.com

Medium: Digital photograph
Dimensions: 20” x 10” x 1.5”
Price: $165

Popcorn study

John Drury, Phoenix
www.imagineer2thecore.com

Medium: India ink on paper
Dimensions: 9” x 12”
Price: $150

Acrylic abstract. These are colors of Greater Phoenix, ribbons of red skyline, blue mountains, energy flashing, ochre earth nurturing.

The elements coming together. Endless energy from the roiling solar planet. Rivers of water in the sky rotating. Answers to the existential quandary of our times through revival.

I originally exhibited a group of 14 of these types of constructions at the Mesa Arts Center as a statement of the people that were dying in the desert trying to get to the work fields of Arizona. This piece has been reworked to express the new feeling of hope for immigrants in America.

Red Stack

John Drury, Phoenix
www.imagineer2thecore.com

Acrylic paint
Dimensions: 24”x 30”
Price: $750

Swirl in Time

John Drury, Phoenix
www.imagineer2thecore.com

Acrylic paint
Dimensions: 48”x 48”
Price: $2,000

Alumgradro Peludo

Jose Benavides, Chandler
@joseart0
www.joseart.com

Medium: Upcycled mix media: aluminum cans, an automotive hubcap and electric motor winding wire
Dimensions: 24” x 24” x 24”
Price: $1,200

The painting depicts life, growth and beauty, which is everything we want for Greater Phoenix.

This painting goes to “spirit.” It exudes joy, happiness and living life. Even during a pandemic, people can find happiness.

This shows the plant reproducing new life with buds that turn into beautiful flowers.

Beauty Comes In All Sizes

Julie Fisher, Phoenix
@juliefisherfineart
www.juliefisherfineart.artspan.com

Medium: Oil
Dimension: 20” x 20”
Price: $400

The Happy Dance

Julie Fisher, Phoenix
@juliefisherfineart
www.juliefisherfineart.artspan.com

Medium: Oil
Dimension: 36” x 36”
Price: $1,300

Blooming Prickly Pears

Julie Fisher, Phoenix
@juliefisherfineart
www.juliefisherfineart.artspan.com

Medium: Oil
Dimension: 18” x 24”
Price: $450

An orange hibiscus that has bloomed amongst several buds.

A depiction of the natural wonder and power of the Sonoran Desert. We must protect the remarkable works of nature we Arizonans live amidst.

The natural beauty and wonder of our state can inspire us to overcome the challenges COVID has burdened us with.

The First to Bloom (Orange Hibiscus) 

Julie Fisher, Phoenix
@juliefisherfineart
www.juliefisherfineart.artspan.com

Medium: Acrylic
Dimension: 18” x 24”
Price: $450

Majestic

Karen Cruickshank, Peoria
@karencruickshankart
www.karencruickshankart.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 48”
Price: $4,500

My Return

Karen Cruickshank, Peoria
@karencruickshankart
www.karencruickshankart.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30” x 24”
Price: SOLD

Phoenicians as a community will revitalize our wonderful city as a monsoon brings life and renewal to our deserts and mountains.

Sometimes an escape to the remarkable beauty of Arizona’s high mountains gives us greater appreciation for the state that we Phoenicians live in.

In Greek mythology, the phoenix is a creature who has the ability to regenerate and essentially “be born again”. At the end of their life, the legend states, the bird will combust in flames and rebirth from the ashes. The flames depicted in this painting titled, “Inferno”, represents our chance to reset. As a community, we have experienced a challenging year during a global pandemic. It is my hope that we will rise, just like a phoenix bird. We will overcome the hardships, socialize, connect and flourish as one community.

Monsoon

Karen Cruickshank, Peoria
@karencruickshankart
www.karencruickshankart.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 60”
Price: $5,600

Wistful Solitude

Karen Cruickshank, Peoria
@karencruickshankart
www.karencruickshankart.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 36”

Inferno

Keely Finucane, Phoenix
@keelyfinucane
www.keelyfinucane.com

Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 30” x 1.5”
Price: $1,459

Letting go and using a pallet knife to stroke glorious gobs of oil paint onto this 30” x 40” canvas brought me so much joy. This joy is a revival of letting go and not worrying about the finished piece, but enjoying every buttery stroke. Joy is how I feel every morning I wake up in this beautiful state and admire the amazing colors. The style and colors used depict the energy and passion I see in this state every day.

There has been loss for the love of art. All live performers were strictly cut from doing the things they love most. This here, the dying swan, shows that the love of the art and the exposure is slowly dying. But what people don’t know is that the swan will rise in a new era of art in Arizona. The black swan represents the missing arts our community enjoys. I truly missed the ballet in 2020, and painting my daughter helped fill the loss and renew my spirit into believing such a beautiful art will never disappear.

This is the first time I spotted a female Black Rosy-Finch. To see her on new spring blooms gives me hope that 2021 will deliver many more beautiful moments.

Ozzy

Kellie Palon, Tempe
@kellietheartist

Medium: Oil on canvas
dimensions: 30” x 40”

Black Swan of Papago

Kellie Palon, Tempe
@kellietheartist

Medium: Oil on canvas
dimensions: 11” x 14”

Spring is Near

Kelly Isley, Sedona
www.kellyisley.com/photography

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 12” x 14”
Prie: $125

This charming broad-tailed hummingbird remains calm even though the temperature drops and snow covers the garden.

Peace Within the Storm depicts a woman finding her way through the struggles of life. After the incredibly tough year we just experienced, it is important to remember just how adaptive we can be. Even though we may be facing tough times, there is so much good we can focus on. We can take joy in that first sip of coffee in the morning, appreciate the beautiful nature that surrounds us, and put in the effort to be kinder to those we meet. We can all come together and find our peace within the storm.

Coyote Canyon is a digital illustration that I created to show in a unique way the beauty of the Sonoran Desert and the beautiful wildlife that lives in it. My use of symbolism and bright colors give it a folk-art style.

Spirit of the Garden

Kelly Isley, Sedona
www.kellyisley.com/photography

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 12” x 14”
Prie: $125

Peace Within the Storm

Kristen Carletto, Tempe
@kristencarlettoart
www.kristencarlettoart.com

Medium: Pyrography
Dimensions: 30” x 8”
Price: $180

Coyote Canyon

Kristie Caskey, Sun City
@kristiecaskey

Medium: Digital – Adobe Illustrator
Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Price: $125

This piece features the Earth flying like that of an Egyptian Sun Disk with a Flower of Life backing circle. Platonic solids, metatron’s cube in the bottom left and a shell-like spiral illustrate the Fibonacci sequence with a tiny primordial “Om” symbol emanating from its center. All symbols in this piece represent everything our Earth is made of or from. I wanted to illustrate the Earth flying through the cosmos and remind any viewer that there is a story behind everything around us. These symbols are a language encoded into everything.

The sacred geometrical symbol behind the skulls is called a 64-pointed star tetrahedron, a Flower of Life pattern like grid can be seen in the background and lastly with a blackened void and star dots. Well 64 is the smallest number with exactly seven divisors. There are 64 codons in human DNA. There are 64 manifestations of Shiva in Hinduism. 64 is encoded into YHWM, meaning God in Hebrew. So there is a larger significance to this symbol than just being some mashed up shape of triangles lined up to look awesome as it may appear.

Further, one can see a grid-like pattern of the Flower of Life. This pattern is known to be glue of this universe holding everything together. If you were to put spheres around each tetrahedron of the 64 tetrahedron grid, you’d get a two-intentional image of the Flower of Life. Shapes in sacred geometry seem to work together and speak a visual language. The Flower of Life represents everything around us, and many cultures from around the world have showcased such imagery of this even without having talked to one another.

Photomicrographic image (photo taken through a microscope) created by growing citric acid crystals on a microscope slide. It literally and figuratively represents the creation of order and beauty from chaos.

Earth’s Ascension, Sacred Knowledge

Kyle Redding, Mesa
@klr_artistry
artistwp2020@gmail.com

Medium: Sketch paper, Micron pens, acrylic white paint, Faber-Castell black ink brush pen
Dimensions: 9” x 12”
Price: $1,600

We are Cosmos

Kyle Redding, Mesa
@klr_artistry
artistwp2020@gmail.com

Medium: Bristol paper, Micron pens, acrylic white paint, Faber-Castell black ink brush pen
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Price: $2,400

Symphony

Lee Hendrickson, Goodyear
@photographyofcrystals
www.photographyofcrystals.com

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 60” x 25”
Price: $2,750

Reflection on one’s past.

Black American men in transition from a boy to a man.

The transition from Africa to America.

Contemplation

Leroy Elie, Scottsdale
@leroypelieartist
www.leroypelieartist.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 36” x 36”

Generations

Leroy Elie, Scottsdale
@leroypelieartist
www.leroypelieartist.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 40” x 60”

From America to America the Sisters

Leroy Elie, Scottsdale
@leroypelieartist
www.leroypelieartist.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 60”

This is my grandson, discovering the wonder of a butterfly. It shows the beauty of youthful beginnings

Flowers with their colors revive our spirit.

The tree with its open arms is an example of continuous revival.

Wonder

Lois Miller, Phoenix

Medium: Pastel
Dimensions: 9” x 12”
Price: $120

Tulip Dance

Maria Marta Gimenez, Phoenix
@kukymmg
www.mariamarta.com

Medium: Digital photograph and photoshop
Dimensions: 13” x 10” @ 300dpi
Price: $350

Cottonwood

Maria Marta Gimenez, Phoenix
@kukymmg
www.mariamarta.com

Medium: Digital photograph and photoshop
Dimensions: 13” x 10” @ 300dpi
Price: $350

Galaxies guide us towards new quests as the deer anticipates new paths through the forest.

We learn new paths forward from our elders’ history and stories. Their spirit moves us with great energy for our future.

Symbolic of the spring dances of the Hopi traditions, Rain Dance evokes the spirits to bring forth rain for the coming spring planting of crops. You can hear the rhythm of the drums.

Red Deer/Starry Night

Mariann Leahy, Sedona
@mariannleahy
www.mariannleahyfineart.com

Medium: Clay
Dimensions: 15” x 15”
Price: $375

Ancient Ones

Mariann Leahy, Sedona
@mariannleahy
www.mariannleahyfineart.com

Medium: Clay
Dimensions: 17” x 17”
Price: $385

Rain Dance

Mariann Leahy, Sedona
@mariannleahy
www.mariannleahyfineart.com

Medium: Clay
Dimensions: 17” x 16”
Price: $325

This was actually inspired by a paint-by-number kit. The sheer joy is infectious. Phoenix doesn’t get a lot of rain, of course, but when it does — joy!

Celebrating the aspens in central and northern Arizona.

This piece was created to bring joy and happiness to the viewer through its bright colors and stylized line work.

Dancing in the Rain

Mary Nunn, Eloy

Medium: Fused Glass
Dimeonsions: 12” x 12”
Price: $200

Winter Warmth

Mary Clare McCartin, Prescott
@mccartin_art
www.maryclaremccartinart.com

Medium: Alcohol ink and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 36” x 48”

Gladioli Gems

Mary Clare McCartin, Prescott
@mccartin_art
www.maryclaremccartinart.com

Medium: Alcohol ink and acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 30” x 30”

The George Floyd incident effected folks nationally, including in Arizona. Police violence awareness needs to be increased in Arizona.

The #mmiw epidemic is an issue on the Navajo Nation within Arizona.

It’s all about having a supportive community.

George Floyd

Matthew Bollinger, Tsaile
@matthewbollingerart
www.matthewbollinger.com

Medium: Drawing, photography and collage on canvas
Dimensions: 60” x 48”
Price: $10,000

Missing, Murdered, Indigenous I (Chinle)

Matthew Bollinger, Tsaile
@matthewbollingerart
www.matthewbollinger.com

Medium: Drawing, photography and collage on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 36”
Price: $5,000

Three

Maureen Rooney, Phoenix
@rooney7252
www.phoenixurbanguide.com/business/maureen-rooney

Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 24” x 24” x 2”
Price: $900

Pastel painting drawn as a gift for my great-nephew’s birth.

Symbolizes the peace that nature and its surroundings bring us.

Wild rare rainstorms that leave as quickly as they arrive give Phoenicians a weather bond.

Fox Cub

Melissa Clarke, Scottsdale

Medium: Pastels
Dimensions: 8” x 10”

Tranquility

Monika Martinez, Goodyear @monikamartinez_photography

Medium: Nikon D5300 and edited with Photoshop
Dimensions: 3600 x 2400px
Price: $299

Drenching

Nancy Bernesser, Scottsdale

Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 36” x 48”
Price: $2,500

This is one of the paintings in my mini-series about wildflowers. Wildflowers are known for being able to grow and thrive without interference from humans. They’re found in large numbers and bring beauty and color to otherwise bland landscapes. Showman features the American Bellflower, unusual for its height and beauty of its blossoms. Each blossom is short-lived, but when it fades a new one appears further up the plant.

This is one of the paintings in my mini-series about wildflowers. Wildflowers are known for being able to grow and thrive without interference from humans. They’re found in large numbers and bring beauty and color to otherwise bland landscapes. Rays features a coneflower, or Echinacea, which represents strength and healing.

An orange lotus and not pink or white. This painting gives an impression of beauty in being unique and not being one of the crowd. A great theme for the revival of Greater Phoenix area.

Showman

Nicole Powell, Gilbert
@nicole.powell.art
www.nicolepowell.art

Medium: Mixed media and oil on canvas
Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Price: $120

Rays

Nicole Powell, Gilbert
@nicole.powell.art
www.nicolepowell.art

Medium: Mixed media and oil on canvas
Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Price: $120

A Bright Orange Lotus

Pallavi Sharma, Phoenix @endeavour_to_create_art

Medium: Oil pastel
Dimensions: 9” x 12”

The Snowy Egret walks forth as we all do, reviving our spirits.

A promise that a new day is near and a bright light that the future is here.

“Perceptions-e21” central theme is the perceptions of understanding. How we grow as we understand. Our darker self grows from the bottom through the middle of the painting and reaches for a spiritual understanding toward the top.

Snowy Egret Walk

Pam Murphy, Phoenix
@pamelasmurphy

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 12” x 18”
Price: $300

Hopeful Return

Paula Driscoll, Chandler
@pauladriscolldesign
www.pauladriscolldesign.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 28” x 22” x 3/4”
Price: Contact Artist

Perceptions e-21

RB Anderson, Mesa
@rb.anderson
www.rbaart.com

Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 14” x 94”
Price: $4,000

The ancient saguaro is a symbol of the endurance, rugged persistence and triumph of life in the Sonoran Desert.

Canvas representing the grandeur of the desert.

Storm on the Horizon is a landscape work which was inspired by desert monsoon storms. It shows how vital rain is to our desert landscape. This work may look dark, but it is really about life to what we call home in this desert. This landscape with dramatic clouds was painted to inspire and give hope.

Still Standing

Reed Hearne, Scottsdale
@reed2hearne
www.reedhearne.com

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
Price: $600

Solitude

Rene Payan, Phoenix
@reed2hearne
www.reedhearne.com

Medium: ArtMatic Voyager + Photoshop
Dimensions: Made to order
Price: $275

Storm on the Horizon

Robert Palmer, Peoria

Medium: Oil on linen
Dimensions: 48” x 48” x 2”
Price: $4,400

This is an adult female Broadbill Hummingbird, photographed at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, AZ. This photo was the runner-up and Silver Award Winner for WPPI First Half contest in 2020.

This image is taken from a photo of my granddaughter’s first day of life being held by her mother.

Joni Mitchell sings that a cactus tree is free. For many like myself, AZ represented a new start in an open space.

Broadbill Hummingbird

Rodrigo Izquierdo, Phoenix
@reaglephotography
www.reaglephotography.com

Medium: Digital photograph
Dimensions: 20” x 30”
Price: $350

Fionna and Heather

Rosalie O’Donnell, Sedona
@rosalieodonnell
www.rosalieodonnell.com

Medium: Graphite drawing
Dimensions: 10” x 8”

Busy Being Free Like a Cactus Tree

Sandra Luehrsen, Tempe
@sandyluehrsen www.sluehrstudios.com

Medium: Earthenware, glazes, glass
Dimensions: 10” x 10” x 3”

“Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.” A little grass trying to reborn little away from the mighty palm trees.

This reminds me of the view of the valley, picking through the golden clouds, looking from the sky.

The Cactus Wren uses the cactus to nest in. The cactus is never going to harm the bird, like when we have home, everyone is our loved ones, and no one is going to harm us.

Golden Hour Masterpiece

Shailaja Keyur Sampat, Tempe

Medium: Photograph
Dimensions: 6000 x 4000px
Price: $100

Aerial View

Sharmin Khan, Chandler
@sharminart2019

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 20” x 20”
Price: $215

Home

Shubhalaxmi Bhat, Chandler

Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
Price: $150

Even after the darkest of nights, the sun will rise and greet you with a sky of a thousand colors.

These three cousins worked for several days to get their grandfather’s car running. Together they got it done.

We’ve had a tough year, but we can always find peace and hope while visiting the beautiful scenery in Arizona.

Rising Hope

Stefanie Carson, Chandler
@stefcarsondesign
www.stefaniecarson.com

Medium: Acrylic and polymer clay on wood canvas
Dimensions: 10” x 10,” framed to 20” x 20”
Price: SOLD

Their Grandfather’s Ford

Suzanne Edmonds, Flagstaff
www.edmondsart.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 9” x 11”

“Sedona Hope” – Fall Series

Tamalyn Shelton-Hubbard, Mesa
@artbytsh
www.artbytsh.com

Medium: Mixed media, acrylic
Dimensions: 40.5” x 26”
Price: $2,800

Study of the blooms of desert cactus.

Study of an agave from the Phoenix Botanical Gardens.

A study of the brilliant colors in the plants and skies of the desert.

Argentine Giant

Tanya Hamilton, Phoenix
@tatchyana
www.tanyahamilton.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 24” x 24”
Price: $650

Blue Agave

Tanya Hamilton, Phoenix
@tatchyana
www.tanyahamilton.com

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 18” x 24”

Desert Flora

Tanya Hamilton, Phoenix
@tatchyana
www.tanyahamilton.com

Medium: Acrylic, oil, and marker on canvas
Dimensions: 48” x 48”
Price: $2,500

I decided to paint the many caretakers at my dad’s care facility who work so hard to take care of the residents and their families in difficult times. This series is called “Angels Among Us.”

Saying goodbye is never easy. This young boy was trying so hard to show how strong he was.

Inspired by the Arizona flag.

Angels Among Us – Jason

Tanya Lemma, Sun City West
@tanyalemmaart
www.tanya-lemma.pixels.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 8” x 10”
Price: $145

I’m OK

Tanya Lemma, Sun City West
@tanyalemmaart
www.tanya-lemma.pixels.com

Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 10″ x 14”
Price: $425

Looking to the Future

Therese Lavery, Phoenix
@trezlavery

Medium: Cut paper
Dimensions: 8” x 10”

Restless Dream is a piece about strength. Leaving the old in order to step into the new. Sometimes it starts with a vision/dream. reIMAGINE.

Connection is about the creation of mankind and the beauty we strive to be every day. Sometimes we allow external experiences to override our inner beauty.

Untranslatable Connection is between a force (highest truest expression of ourselves) and the universe working together to bring self-realization to fruition.

Restless Dream

Tiesha Harrison, Phoenix
@iamundefinedart
www.iamundefinedart.com

Medium: Mixed media and oil painting
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
Price: SOLD

Connection

Tiesha Harrison, Phoenix
@iamundefinedart
www.iamundefinedart.com

Medium: Mixed media and oil painting
Dimensions: 30” x 40”
Price: $999

Untranslatable Connection

Tiesha Harrison, Phoenix
@iamundefinedart
www.iamundefinedart.com

Medium: Mixed media and oil painting
Dimensions: 36” x 48”
Price: $2,555

Much of my work revolves around nature. Animals show such resilience in nature as they are in a constant state of survival. They are in a perpetual state of revival. This Black Hawk is one of 250 pairs in the US that makes a nest in my backyard annually. The pair rebuilds their new home every year.

Much of my work revolves around nature. Animals show such resilience in nature as they are in a constant state of survival. They are in a perpetual state of revival. This Great Blue Heron visits the creek in my backyard annually.

From my new Emergent series, “The Promise” is inspired by the brilliant red amaryllis blooming in my studio. I am in awe of the transformation it goes through daily on its way from a nondescript brown bulb to becoming a mass of blossoms on a single stalk. Its new growth reflects the way I am feeling these days … promises of possibilities, and revival of spirit in all areas of my life are starting to emerge.

Common Black Hawk

Tiffanie Lord, Rimrock
@tiffanie_lord
www.tiffanielorddesigns.com

Medium: Adobe Fresco watercolor brushes on fine art giclee print
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Price: $85

Great Blue Heron

Tiffanie Lord, Rimrock
@tiffanie_lord
www.tiffanielorddesigns.com

Medium: Adobe Fresco brushes on fine art giclee print
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Price: $85

The Promise

Valerie Ostenak, Phoenix
@vostenak
www.valerieostenak.com

Medium: Acrylic paint and gold leaf on canvas
Dimensions: 30” x 40” x 1.5”
Price: $7,200

Superstitions is a place that leaves you with great hope and inspiration. Re-energize yourself by hiking around and feeling the vibrant colors of the sky.

This is an image of renewal and rebirth of life, spirit, growth and energy.

Created by painting with paper, quilling paper, washi paper and diamond crystals, this is an ethereal depiction of a woman whose face is half concealed behind a butterfly mask. As we look forward to the end of mask-wearing due to the pandemic, we emerge from a chrysalis (quarantining).

Superstitions

Vanessa Ortiz, Mesa
@art_by_vozapata
www.zapataart.weebly.com

Medium: Mix media on canvas
Dimensions: 24″ x 48″
Price: $3,000

Deer Medicine

Victoria Carella, Globe
@victoriaacarella

Medium: Colored pencils
Dimensions: 8.5” x 11”

Papillon (Butterfly)

Vivian Stearns-Kohler
www.etoilecreations.com

Medium: Paper
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Price: $225

I created this piece from a photograph. The woman wore an enigmatic smile with a slightly haughty look. Her eyes were unavoidable. This artwork addresses the freedom of artistic expression for Greater Phoenix, Greater Together.

Life. Spirit. Energy.

This image reflects my love of nature and landscape.

Enigma

Vivian Stearns-Kohler
www.etoilecreations.com

Medium: Paper
Dimensions: 11” x 14”
Price: $225

Self Portrait with Horsey

Wayne Sumstine, Tucson

Medium: Acrylic on panel
Dimensions: 24” x 18”
Price: $3,400

Life Under the Blue Moon of Mesa

Winston M. Harrell Jr., Mesa
@winston_ harrell
www.saatchiart.com/winstonharrell

Medium: Acrylic paint, watercolors and Prismacolor markers
Dimensions: 24” x 18”

 

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus Backlit by Early Evening Sun

Karen Coffelt
www.facebook.com/wolfmoonartanddesign
www.zazzle.com/store/wolfmoonartanddesign

Medium: Photography
Dimensions: 8184 x 6138 px