2nd Annual \"Spring into the Arts\" Artwalk is TONIGHT



When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 7 pm-9 pm

What: 2nd Annual "Spring into the Arts" ArtWalk-

Featuring "Spring into the Arts" ArtWalk. Enjoy music, munchies and more on the streets along the ArtWalk the Line.

Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in partnership with the City of Scottsdale.

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.

Charity partner: SMOCA information table will be on Marshall Way in front of Touch Stone Gallery 4168 Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Special Exhibits*

Altamira Fine Art Scottsdale, 7038 E Main Street

Group Landscape Exhibition

March 30th-April 11th, 2015
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 9th, 2015, 7 pm-9 pm

Blue Rain Gallery, 7137 E. Main Street

New Works by Roseta Santiago and Hyrum Joe

Show runs April 2nd- 18th, 2015

Artist reception on Thursday, April 2nd from 7 pm - 9 pm

Bonner David Gallery, 7040 Main St

"Taking Shape" by Mitch Fry

Reception: April 2nd, 7 pm-9 pm

Show runs from March 26th-April 6th

Mitch Fry combines his thoughtful pursuit of design with art and explores the role of the sphere.

Keenly aware of the importance of "green art" he took the notion of using materials that were frequently discarded, such as old pallets and using that material in his carefully designed, large-scale spheres-taking castoffs and creating perfection.

"Is It Real?" by Jane Jones & John Schieffer

Show runs March 26th-April 6th

"I paint flowers and other bits of nature, in part, because I think they are so exquisitely beautiful. The other reasons are more philosophical... My paintings present their powerful, fragile beauty." - Jane Jones

Schieffer paints in many different sizes using oil paints. His experiences as a restorer have honed a variety of techniques in realism, impressionism, surrealism, abstraction and portraiture. His own works explore texture, space and color. Schieffer's current works are contemporary still lifes and photorealism.

With Trompe l'oeil precision, common and under-appreciated objects take on a fresh and unexpected persona. His photorealism works are often images of moving water stopped in time.

Group Show "Women Artists: Anonymous No More"

Show runs April 9th-21st

Artist Reception: Thursday, April 9th, 7 pm-9 pm

Artists: Claudia Hartley, Cary Ennis, Victoria Herrera, Dyanna Hesson, Christi Manuelito, Melissa Peck, Carol Redmond, Paula Rubino, Ellen Skidmore, Liz Tran, Kathrine Lemke Waste, Holly Wilson.

As a preview for hosting the American Women Artists annual juried competition and show in November 2015, Bonner David Galleries is showcasing the work of many of their talented female artists.

The art world, long a bastion of men, has recently begun recognizing the many outstanding female artists who have made quite a name for themselves. Among the best of those are these Bonner David artists, each creating new works for this special tribute show.

Come glance at these many fine artists that will whet your appetite for November's national show.

Calvin Charles Gallery, 4201 North Marshall Way

PIVOT: One Man Show by PASCAL

April 2nd from 6 pm - 9 pm

Mark your calendars for April 2nd for their Cocktail reception and donate to Gabriel's Angels and have a chance to win. Please join Calvin Charles for a cocktail reception to award their 2014-15 charity of choice Gabriel's Angels Pets help kids.

The beautiful wall sculpture Little site could be yours with at the purchase of a $25.00 - raffle ticket.

Gallery Russia, 7103 East Main Street

"Modern Travels" by Artem Tolstukhin

New Works Exhibition

April 2nd - 9th

One of the leading young painters in Ukraine today, Artem will be displaying 10 new works from his recent travels throughout Europe.

May Gallery, 7190 East Main Street

Featuring the artists Scott Wallis and Susanne Nyberg

Scott Wallis' paintings can be described as colorful, intense, vibrant and even aggressive. His impressionistic makes you feel like you've been or want to be in each scene. He creates a vision of harmony with such elements as color, texture, light, surface interest, and balance, resulting in exciting works of art.

Susanne Nyberg is a "Plein Air" painter, derived from the French term "open air." This style of painting requires the artist to work with extreme rapidity to capture the light and mood of the scene before it changes and vanishes forever. She accomplishes this using oils and palette knives.

Mainview Gallery, 7120 East Main Street

April 9th

Dusty Kinman

Never using a brush, Kinman works strictly with painting knives. Unlike most knife artists who have an "impasto" style, using a heavy build up of paint, Kinman endeavors to create as much detail as possible using the least amount of paint. This results in crisp, clear, sunlit paintings which invite the viewer to enter the scene and smell the flowers.

The Legacy Gallery, 7178 East Main Street

Scottsdale Art Auction

April 11th, First Session 10 am, Second Session 1 pm

The largest auction of important Western, Wildlife, and Sporting Art in the Southwest. Now in its 11th year, Scottsdale Art Auction will host its 2015 auction on Saturday, April 11 with two sessions. Over 300 lots of the finest in Western, wildlife and sporting paintings and sculptures will be on offer in our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale.

American Masters like Charles M. Russell, Nicolai Fechin,

Gerard Curtis Delano, and Joseph Sharp will be joined by the finest names in contemporary Western and American art: Howard Terpning, Martin Grelle, Ken Riley, and many more. The cover lot is a spectacular Charles M. Russell watercolor, Navajos (estimate: $500-800,000) Of particular interest is a magnificent 40 x 34 inch high country painting of a hunter and pack horses, Scouting the Crags, by the great W. R. Leigh (estimate: $200-400,000). An incredible Philip R. Goodwin sporting predicament painting (one that has often been reproduced), entitled Their Lucky Day (estimate: $125-175,000) as well as a new painting by

Ken Carlson, painted especially for Scottsdale, and several works by Bob Kuhn, Michael Coleman, Luke Frazier, and others will round out the sporting and wildlife offerings.

All the works in the auction will be on view two weeks prior to the auction and there will be an all-day preview and evening preview party on Friday, April 10th. The Legacy Gallery's knowledgeable staff will be on hand to assist bidders, provide condition reports, and expedite shipping. Full color catalogues will be available and every lot will be on view at their website: www.scottsdaleartauction.com.

On The Edge, 7050 E. 5th Avenue

Connect with the gallery's featured artists while enjoying gourmet "springtime" duck egg edibles made especially for you by Quacker's Cakes. Quacker's Cakes was created by one of our featured artists,

Julie Carpenter Boardman. Julie's pet duck, Indigo, generously supplied the eggs for the gourmet duck egg cupcakes.

Indigo will be at On The Edge Gallery during the ArtWalk sporting her "I Love Art" tee shirt.

Karolina Adams, Ink on Paper

"I'm an introvert by nature, so drawing has always been my alternative to therapy," says Karolina. "As I'm not a very graceful speaker, my conversations are messy, I run in circles with my idea and trip over my words. When I draw, I'm clean, minimalistic and to the point. So, instead of verbally sharing my internal chaos, it's a lot easier for me to engage in drawing, unloading the feelings, and working through the thoughts and emotions and tell my stories. Drawing quiets my scrambled mind. Most of the time, I do quick sketches in pencil just to get the initial raw emotions out. I go through the emotion while creating the piece. I cry with my pieces, I'm joyful with them and everything in-between."

Julie Carpenter, Printmaking

Julie has a MFA in Printmaking and Drawing, and she has taught printmaking and various other courses at the university level, including Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Concordia University, Rogers State University, Tulsa Community College and the Maricopa Community College system. In addition, Julie has taught various art workshops, managed a painting studio for gifted high-school students, and participated in teaching children art in impoverished school districts, as part of a large grant through the Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council. Julie taught elementary school art in the Phoenix area for one year and managed a summer children's workshop teaching painting, drawing and ceramics in Scottsdale, AZ.

Greta Ivers, Pastel Figurative Works

Greta pursued a career in medicine and has been a practicing family physician since finishing residency at Cook County Hospital in 1998. In 2002, an artist and beloved friend introduced Greta to pastels during a visit to Taos, New Mexico. In 2005, she began taking night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago in drawing and painting. Greta has also studied and participated in numerous classes and workshops at the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago and the Scottsdale Artists' School. "My art reflects my passion for life - exploding with color and creativity," says Greta. "I am a versatile human being who embraces the environment and shares that vision through my art."

Jacqueline Roliardi, Abstract Mixed Media

"Spring has always been my favorite season," says Jackie. "As a child growing up in cold climates in the Northeast, I always remember that exhilarating feeling of the snow melting and sidewalks finally clearing. It felt like a time for change, transformation, and renewal. I am inspired by springtime in the desert, when the browns of winter transform into the greens, yellows, oranges and purples of spring. I love painting my abstract landscapes with these colors that have long been my favorites." With a Masters Degree in Education, Jackie is a former educator, turned technology enthusiast. She traveled extensively with Apple Computer Inc., speaking to the education community about the impact of technology on learning, and "changing the world, one person at a time." Jackie feels that she is still changing the world, through her art.

Jenny Willigrod, Pastel Southwest Whimsical

"You can ask any artist, ‘What drives you to create?' and the response will be the same. "It is part of my existence," says Jenny. "My love of art began as a child and has been an essential part of my life ever since. I label my artwork ‘southwest whimsical' as I love bright, bold colors, and my subjects are images from scenes of the Southwest and Mexico. I try to capture that moment in time which has a reflection of a happy memory to so many of us living in this part of the world. My medium of choice is chalk pastel. The chalks allow me to achieve the bright pigments with beautiful blends and free flowing combinations of colors."

Saskatchewan Galleries, 7044 E. Main Street

March 10th- April 4th, 2015

The show and art sale will feature more than 120 pieces of fine art, craft and jewelry of 43 prominent and emerging Saskatchewan artists. The Saskatchewan Art Show and Gallery will have something for every art connoisseur - from paintings and sculpture...to jewelry, fine craft, original furniture and more.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Closing reception - 7-9 pm

Featuring live music by Sask's own Jason Plumb and Dab Siljer
Wine and hors d'oeuvres served.

Scottsdale Fine Art, 7116 East Main Street

Group Spring Show

Reception: Thursday, April 2nd 7 pm - 9 pm

Featuring new works by most gallery artists. This is the springtime version of our Holiday Show held during the month of December. Our April weather here in Scottsdale is gorgeous. As we approach the end of our "snowbird" season, we like to showcase new works throughout the gallery to freshen our offerings.

The Signature Gallery, 7177 East Main Street

"The Garden Party" show by Cara Moran

Artist reception is Thursday April 9th, 7 pm-9 pm

Show runs through April 3oth

Come celebrate Spring's arrival with Cara Moran's show and exhibition showcases her vibrant series of blooming cactus and garden botanicals.

"I am currently working at interpreting the Sonoran desert flora as freshly as possible. I do this by intensifying areas of the desert that I am attracted to and doing this as instinctively as I can." - Cara Moran

Cara loves the quote by Robin Williams, "Spring is nature's way of saying 'Let's Party'."

Sunmor Fine Art Galleries - 7135 East Main Street

April 2nd, 7 pm-9 pm

Scott Jacobs will be here with his Harley Davidson work. Widely celebrated artist Scott Jacobs has arrived into the mainstream of American fine art culture from his roots as Harley-Davidson's first officially licensed motorcycle artist. Whether your taste for canvas paintings revolves around biker art, car art, lifestyle art, bar art or game-room art in a contemporary art style, you will find an abundance of selections here. Photo-realist painter Scott Jacobs has mastered a multitude of genres in his twenty year career and his modern art depictions for canvas giclees, paintings, canvas prints and posters have found their way to major art collections worldwide including numerous celebrity clients.

Indulge yourself in art on canvas which is licensed for: Marilyn Monroe art, Elvis art, Harley-Davidson art, Corvette art, Automotive art, Carroll Shelby art just to name a few. If you are in search of paintings of your favorite wines; such as Opus, Insignia, Silver Oak, Caymus, Far Niente, Dolce, Luce, Cakebread or Miner all can be found here. Scott Jacobs has made it easy to surround yourself with masterful works found in museums and fine art galleries that remind us every day that "life is for living".

Tilt Gallery, 7077 East Main Street

"Everything is Fine Here"

Opening Reception, April 2nd
Open for viewing until April 30th, 2015

This body of work stems from a non fictional novel that Casebeer has underway. Artworks and marginalia as a working outline for the book are about the proverbial elephant in the room, this new body of work will have elements of mental mapping by way of illustration, the writing of related stories surrounding the question, Is it just the brain, or is it something else.

Casebeer is an artist and a writer whose work explores meaningful coincidence. Her mixed-media paintings are composed through a process that begins with a few words, book scraps, color, brush strokes and drips, and then builds through layers of paint, found collage pieces and overheard sentences until eventually they reveal an order and a narrative, and a curious, synchronic relationship to one another.

Trailside Galleries, 7330 Scottsdale Mall

"East Meets West"

March 30th - April 12th, 2015

Open House: April 9th, 6 pm-8 pm

The show will feature a variety of new works by leading Chinese painters Mian Situ, Calvin Liang, Jie Wei Zhou, Huihan Liu and James Jiang.

It has been 15 years now since the gallery first began representing artists from the Chinese mainland. These painters brought a whole new dynamic to the gallery with their strict, formal, academic training. Just as important, they also brought an unabashed enthusiasm that comes from having the opportunity to paint whatever subjects they were passionate about - something that up until the demise of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 would have been strictly forbidden. The chance to travel west literally opened up a whole new world to these artists and they were quick to seize the opportunity to move to the Western Hemisphere and pursue their artistic visions.

Wilde Meyer Annex, 7100 Main Street

"Desert Spring"

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2nd from 7 pm- 9 pm

Closing: May 2nd, 2015

Colorful landscapes, bold abstracts, and eclectic imagery by regional artists will be highlighted. Included are classic Southwestern landscapes by Kathryn Willis. New Mexico artists Suzanne Betz and Jeff Cochran will be showing combined abstract and equine imagery and fertile New Mexican landscapes respectively. Arizona artist, Sarah Webber will present wildlife, cattle, and critters. And Utah artist Ron Russon will be showing his unique style of presenting landscapes and animal imagery. These are just a few of the great regional artists to be included.

Wilde Meyer Gallery, 4142 N. Marshall Way

"Wilde Meyer Classics"

Opening: April 2nd, 2015, 7 pm - 9 pm

Closing: May 2nd, 2015

Wilde Meyer Gallery will be hosting a reception and show for three of their most notable artists: Sherri Belassen, Jamie Ellsworth, and

Ryan Hale. Fans are looking forward to the new work.

Belassens abstracted figurative works use line to separate and connect spatial elements to the figurative elements.

Ellsworth's varied series of paintings feature stylized animals in various states of interaction either with each other or their surroundings.

Hale works in abstract explorations of fields of color. Inspiration comes from both manmade and natural environments, and how they interact with each other.

*List does not include all special exhibits

About Scottsdale ArtWalk Scottsdale ArtWalk is much like a large, easy-going open house for the Scottsdale Arts District located primarily along Main Street and Marshall Way in Scottsdale Downtown. "America's Original ArtWalk," this weekly gathering takes place every Thursday evening (year-round, except Thanksgiving) between 7 and 9 pm. That's when all member galleries belonging to the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) open their doors to the public and show off the work of the Southwest's outstanding artists.

A 30-year tradition, the ArtWalk process is simple - proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries that capture your fancy, stroll around a delightful area punctuated by dramatic statues, bubbling fountains, tree-covered courtyards, famed restaurants and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides are often available from plentiful free parking areas nearby.

About Scottsdale Galleries Association The Scottsdale Gallery Association was formed by professional art dealers to promote these fine art galleries and their weekly ArtWalks. Internationally known as a mecca for art collectors Scottsdale is home to more than 100 galleries,. Dedicated to exhibiting the finest visual art from all over the world, the galleries offer a dazzling and diverse array of work in a wide variety of media. SGA members strive to make art accessible to all, from the serious art collector to the casual art appreciator. By funding arts projects in local schools, the SGA has become an important partner in the education of our community's youth. For more information please visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com and facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottsdale-ArtWalk/321083294839?ref=ts and follow us on https://twitter.com/ScottsArtWalk

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