Twilight Stars in Exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum

Twilight Stars (shown above) has been invited to be a part of the 39th Annual Crafts Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.

Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 52 artworks by 46 artists, representing 16 states.

Guest Juror for the 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition was Bruce Hoffman, Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in historic Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia

Opening Reception will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7-10 PM in the Main Gallery (Dobson) at the Mesa Arts Center; 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ. The opening reception will include live music by Keith Johnson, light refreshments and a cash bar.

 

Uniquely Beautiful Cremation Urns

Above, Marriage of Spirit, is just one of any number of the bronze vessels within the Tree of Life Series and Nature Vessel series that can easily become an eloquently beautiful urn for the ashes of a beloved one. My collector base has  indicated this to me, as we have sold numerous vessels over the years for this purpose alone.  The bronze material is indeed as close to infinity as one might hope to attain on earth….and its patina softens with years of time. While the openings on the vessels require a small container to hold the ashes securely inside, the light which flows through the vessel as well creates a dramatically open essence – symbolic of the utter peacefulness and vast open, freeing spirit of life beyond our earthly one. Rather than completely containing within an enclosed vessel or urn, with these vessels the Light  continues to envelope – embrace – and spill upon the ashes. The vessels are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes….each one symbolic of one of the many tender, wise and infinite messages of nature – our soulful Teacher.

Wintry Season

Most of us, here in the USA, are now enjoying the winter season. While the trees stand barren it appears as though little is happening – stark, graying landscapes easily induce a wintry sleepiness in us. Yet, while we slumber in this quiet season so much is happening beneath the surface of what our eyes might see. ALL the landscape is being perfectly fed as it rests in dormancy. We too need a resting time in our seasons, and winter calls us to SLOW DOWN and slumber deeply, allowing the inner world to more deeply find us once more.

During those long quiet nights the crocus corms are being nourished for their ripe, bright promise of spring to come. During those long quiet nights, not unlike the evening primrose, a wealth of blooming is happening beneath the scope of our vision.

May you trust the nourishing gifts of this quiet season…..bundle up and nestle down….rest deeply in the quiet knowing that indeed this winter season is as potent as all others. This is the season of invisible miracles taking root…..the season of quiet, invisible blooming. This is the season to once more, follow natures map and trust its perfect flow of the rhythms of growth…of rest….of nourishment….of sheer, blooming perfection.

 

Celestial Joy Earns AWARD in American Women Artist Master/Signature 2017 Exhibition

The 2017 exhibition, held at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, included 145 works of art created by women artists from the USA and Canada.  Celestial Joy earned the Marilyn Newmark Foundation Award for Best Sculpture Done in an Academic Manner. We are are honored to receive this recognition and support the American Women Artists growing organization. Less than 5% of the artwork hanging in museums across the USA include work created by female artists….we hope to balance that historical reality.

American Women Artists 2017 Exhibit

Under a Vast Sky is the title of the 2017 American Women Artists Exhibit of both Signature and Master Artists and Juried Invitational Artists. The exhibit includes 145 works of some of the most talented women artists in America and Canada. The exhibit is being shown from October 13 – Dec 3, 2017 at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 Tanque Verde Road  in Tucson AZ. This extraordinary display of exceptional talent is always an inspiring joy to see.

The opening reception and awards presentation will be held November 3, 2017 from 6- 9 PM.

Celestial Joy is a part of the Signature Master portion of the exhibition this year.

Celestial Joy
$13,600
20.5″ x 14″ x 14″

Quiet Radiance in 2017 Mountain Oyster Club Annual Art Show

Quiet Radiance

Quiet Radiance has been selected by the 2017 jurors of the Mountain Oyster Club for inclusion in their annual art show. This show holds a highly esteemed, long-term reputation as one of the foremost shows of western contemporary art in our nation.  The show opens with an artist and patron reception on November 18 and continues to be on exhibit through January 12, 2018.