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This quarter we’re excited to highlight Greater Phoenix's nature scenes and diverse architecture in an exhibition themed “Arizona Inhabitants.”

New GPEC art exhibition showcases Arizona’s inhabitants

Every quarter we partner with artists to curate unique, stunning pieces of art to display and have available for purchase at our office. This quarter we’re excited to highlight Greater Phoenix’s inhabitants of our beautiful state – in an exhibition themed “Arizona Inhabitants.”

So let’s get to know the artists and find out everything from what they hope viewers will take away from seeing their art to how they think art impacts our community.

 

Kimberley Boege, Phoenix, AZ

Boege believes art’s impact on the community is that, “it can inspire, provoke and bring people together.”

On The Fence  

Three color reduction linocut, 12″ x 12″ (framed)

 

 

 

 

 

Humberto’s Hummer (The “H” is Silent)

Three color reduction linocut, 12″ x 12″ (framed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stefanie Carson, Chandler, AZ

The Ghost of Gold

Wall mounted cow skull

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Colored Nostalgia II

Wall mounted cow skull

 

 

 

 

 

Hooves and Horns    

Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper, 16″ x 20″ (framed)

 

 

 

Jessica Daley, Gilbert, AZ

“I think art has a way of transcending self-placed societal limits and reaches everybody to create a connection,” Daley said when describing art’s impact on the community. “Art has a way of bringing people together in unique ways and speaks personally to those experiencing it in enlightening ways that I find fascinating.”

A Balance of Harsh and Soft

Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper, 11″ x 14″ (framed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawna Delpazir, Peoria, AZ

Delpazir said that when viewers see her work, she hopes that they are reminded “the native wildlife of Arizona is majestic and that this was their home first.”

Forever Vigilant

Watercolor and ink on paper, 11″ x 15″

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooke Foster, Phoenix, AZ

Foster said that when viewers see her work, she hopes that they see that “even though Phoenix is becoming more urban and industrialized, we live in a beautiful and intricate desert environment.” 

Desert Inhabitants

Watercolor on watercolor paper, 7″ x 11″ (framed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Happ, Phoenix, AZ

Happ describes art’s impact on the community as an, “invaluable tool used to chronicle not only our history, but to express ideas, cultural values and community identity.” 

Erudition

Organic patina on solid brass, 24″ x 36″

 

 

 

 

Sabrina Hernandez, Arizona City, AZ

Hernandez describes art’s impact on the community as that, “it can help develop community culture, help businesses grow, bring tourism and inspire our youth.”  

The Celebration

Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 48″

 

 

 

Joanna Johnson, Mesa, AZ

“Art can inspire and motivate so many things,” Johnson said when describing art’s impact on the community. “It boosts positivity and makes you think. For myself, art is a way to express my thoughts in a creative way, and spread a feeling of peace and joy. I want to bring a smile or a heartwarming moment to someone when they look at my work. Impacting the community one person at a time.”

Natural Enemies

Colored pencil on paper, 20″ x 16″

 

 

 

 

Hal Maynard, Tucson, AZ

Maynard hopes when viewers see his work they, “see something that represents something from Arizona’s past and the present.” 

Tucson Rodeo

Photograph, 14″ x 17″ (framed)

 

 

 

 

Vanessa Ortiz, Mesa, AZ

Ortiz says she draws inspiration from mother nature. Beautiful colors and sharing the emotions in a painting is what seems to give me and my viewers greater joy,” Ortiz said. “I can’t always capture what I see in a photo, so instead I paint bits and pieces from my experiences of the hikes. The birds are what bring the desert to life. 

Arizona Bird

Alcohol ink on yupo paper, 17″ x 21″ (framed)

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Romanovsky, Glendale, AZ

Salt River Horses

Oil painting on canvas, 15″ x 30″

 

 

 

Gina Santi, Tempe, AZ

Santi would describe art’s impact on the community as, “art allows us to share our views about the world and express our feelings regarding many issues.”

Arizona Cowboy

Photograph, 11″ x 14″

 

 

 

AO Tucker, Litchfield Park, AZ

One word Tucker would use to describe the impact art can have on the community is “joy.” 

Peaceful Meditation

Photograph, 8″ x 8″

 

 

 

 

 

Cardinal Crest Aglow

Photograph, 8″ x 10″

 

 

 

 

 

Dance of the Owl

Photograph, 8″ x 8″

 

 

 

 

 

Canyon Cat Cruz

Photograph, 8″ x 8″

 

 

 

 

 

Eyes of the Red Fox

Photograph, 8″ x 8″

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Varela, Glendale, AZ

Varela describes art’s impact on the community as, “the soul of a community. As the art community has evolved and grown in Phoenix, the community as a whole has come alive.” 

White Horse

Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Waters, Tempe, AZ

Waters describes art’s impact on the community as “art brings color and vitality, a sense of discovery, and unexpected to everyday living. 

Three friends: The Conversation

Welded steel with patinas and heat coloring, 20″ x 26″

 

 

 

 

Wendy Willis, Phoenix, AZ

“Art brings people together,” Willis said when describing the impact art has on the community. “It can be a form of emotional expression or an emotional diversion.” 

AZ Harris Hawk

Reduction linocut, 11″ x 8″

 

 

 

 

 

Coyote

Reduction linocut, 8″ x 8″

 

 

 

 

 

 

All artwork is available for purchase with 100% of the sales going directly to the artists. If you’re interested in purchasing the art, contact the artist directly or contact us so we can connect you with the artist.