art

Beata Wehr

Beata Wehr

Beata Wehr is an award winning visual artist and educator from Warsaw, Poland. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year. She graduated from Warsaw University in Poland with M.A. degree in art history and from University of Arizona with M.F.A. in painting. She paints and creates artist's books and mixed media objects examining in her work ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in numerous international and national exhibitions and are included in over 60 public collections in the USA and abroad. Beata currently teaches at Pima Community College.

Beata Wehr

Beata Wehr

Beata Wehr is an award winning visual artist and educator from Warsaw, Poland. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year. She graduated from Warsaw University in Poland with M.A. degree in art history and from University of Arizona with M.F.A. in painting. She paints and creates artist's books and mixed media objects examining in her work ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in numerous international and national exhibitions and are included in over 60 public collections in the USA and abroad. Beata currently teaches at Pima Community College.

Beata
Wehr

Cerese Vaden

Cerese Vaden

Raised on a secluded ranch in rural Idaho, Cerese Vaden’s early life was an anachronism. Butter churning, making bread, gathering eggs and feeding bum lambs were among the weekly chores.Avid reading and family trips made her recognize the microcosm she lived in, but not until post-graduate school did she learn to appreciate that microcosm. Jobs in house painting, cake decorating, floral design, gardening and advertising supported her educational and artistic pursuits. Her longest lasting job (Associate Professor, University of Arizona) came shortly after receiving an MFA in studio art. She misses the butter churning, and even the bum lambs.

Cerese Vaden

Cerese Vaden

Raised on a secluded ranch in rural Idaho, Cerese Vaden’s early life was an anachronism. Butter churning, making bread, gathering eggs and feeding bum lambs were among the weekly chores.Avid reading and family trips made her recognize the microcosm she lived in, but not until post-graduate school did she learn to appreciate that microcosm. Jobs in house painting, cake decorating, floral design, gardening and advertising supported her educational and artistic pursuits. Her longest lasting job (Associate Professor, University of Arizona) came shortly after receiving an MFA in studio art. She misses the butter churning, and even the bum lambs.

Cerese
Vaden

Denise M. Fulton

Denise M. Fulton is a contemporary realist painter based in Austin, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 and then disappeared into the corporate world, where she remained for nearly twenty years, while devoting much of her free time to painting. Finally recognizing art as her vocation, she began her professional fine art career in 2009. Since then, she has exhibited her work in prestigious shows across the country. Though she became known initially for her colorful landscape images, her recent work focuses on the figure and she loves doing portraits, in particular. She is represented in Austin by Davis Gallery.

Denise M. Fulton

Denise M. Fulton is a contemporary realist painter based in Austin, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 and then disappeared into the corporate world, where she remained for nearly twenty years, while devoting much of her free time to painting. Finally recognizing art as her vocation, she began her professional fine art career in 2009. Since then, she has exhibited her work in prestigious shows across the country. Though she became known initially for her colorful landscape images, her recent work focuses on the figure and she loves doing portraits, in particular. She is represented in Austin by Davis Gallery.

Denise M.
Fulton

Elaine Parks

Elaine Parks

A native of Los Angeles, Elaine Parks received her MFA from California Sate University, Los Angeles in 1999. Feeling the need to have an opposite life experience, she relocated to extreme rural Nevada, where the sparse landscape’s elusive beauty shaped her ideas about our relationship to the environment. During a decade in Nevada, she exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Holland Project and twice received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Nevada Arts Council. Returning to Los Angeles in 2009, Elaine continues to be involved in art events and exhibitions in both Southern California and Nevada.

Elaine Parks

Elaine Parks

A native of Los Angeles, Elaine Parks received her MFA from California Sate University, Los Angeles in 1999. Feeling the need to have an opposite life experience, she relocated to extreme rural Nevada, where the sparse landscape’s elusive beauty shaped her ideas about our relationship to the environment. During a decade in Nevada, she exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Holland Project and twice received the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Nevada Arts Council. Returning to Los Angeles in 2009, Elaine continues to be involved in art events and exhibitions in both Southern California and Nevada.

Elaine
Parks

Jenny Day

Jenny Day

Jenny Day is a painter who divides her time between Tucson, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Arizona, a BFA in Painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Day's work has been exhibited throughout the US including the Elmhurst Museum, Crocker Museum, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and the Tucson Museum of Art.  Her paintings discuss how the damaged landscape, once altered, reconstructs itself.

Jenny Day

Jenny Day

Jenny Day is a painter who divides her time between Tucson, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Arizona, a BFA in Painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Day's work has been exhibited throughout the US including the Elmhurst Museum, Crocker Museum, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and the Tucson Museum of Art.  Her paintings discuss how the damaged landscape, once altered, reconstructs itself.

Jenny
Day

John Sproul

John Sproul

John Sproul has been a professional artist for 25 years and has been activist in the art community. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, parts of Europe and Malaysia. His exhibitions include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; The Painting Center, New York; The Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Germany; and the Sienna Art Institute, Italy. As an arts advocate he directed the Art Group (2007-2015); founded the Foster Art Program (2009-2011); founded and directed the Utah Contemporary Art Think Tank (2010-2011); and currently owns and operates Nox Contemporary Art Gallery.

John Sproul

John Sproul

John Sproul has been a professional artist for 25 years and has been activist in the art community. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, parts of Europe and Malaysia. His exhibitions include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; The Painting Center, New York; The Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Germany; and the Sienna Art Institute, Italy. As an arts advocate he directed the Art Group (2007-2015); founded the Foster Art Program (2009-2011); founded and directed the Utah Contemporary Art Think Tank (2010-2011); and currently owns and operates Nox Contemporary Art Gallery.

John
Sproul

Louise Fisher

Louise Fisher

Louise Fisher is an MFA candidate in printmaking at Arizona State University. Louise grew up on a farm in her homestate of Iowa, where she obtained her BFA degree with honors from the University of Northern Iowa. Since then, she has shown her work nationally and organized in non-profit art collectives. In her work, Louise explores ideas of ephemerality, energetic transformation and life cycles using time-based mediums such as video and photography as well as the layering and repetitive action of printmaking.

Louise Fisher

Louise Fisher

Louise Fisher is an MFA candidate in printmaking at Arizona State University. Louise grew up on a farm in her homestate of Iowa, where she obtained her BFA degree with honors from the University of Northern Iowa. Since then, she has shown her work nationally and organized in non-profit art collectives. In her work, Louise explores ideas of ephemerality, energetic transformation and life cycles using time-based mediums such as video and photography as well as the layering and repetitive action of printmaking.

Louise
Fisher

Maria Lee

Maria Lee

Maria Lee is a printmaker, painter and bookmaker working in Tucson, AZ. Born in Hawaii, she has an MFA in printmaking from the University of Arizona. She currently adjuncts at Pima Community College and works part-time assisting conservators of the National Park Service. Her art making is inspired by and a result of a constant shift in her "landscape". 

Maria Lee

Maria Lee

Maria Lee is a printmaker, painter and bookmaker working in Tucson, AZ. Born in Hawaii, she has an MFA in printmaking from the University of Arizona. She currently adjuncts at Pima Community College and works part-time assisting conservators of the National Park Service. Her art making is inspired by and a result of a constant shift in her "landscape". 

Maria
Lee

Thomas Baumgartner

Thomas Baumgartner is an artist and designer in Tucson Arizona. As Creative Director of Ridgewood Interactive Communications, he does graphic design for print and web, animation, video and interactive pieces for education. Thomas has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Active in the Tucson art community, he’s directed the non-commission “Wee Gallery” since 2012. Interested in the Sonoran Region, he is a member of the Sonoran Desert Researchers and is part of a project involving 6 artists and 6 scientists called “6&6” that will show at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in December 2018.

Thomas Baumgartner

Thomas Baumgartner is an artist and designer in Tucson Arizona. As Creative Director of Ridgewood Interactive Communications, he does graphic design for print and web, animation, video and interactive pieces for education. Thomas has a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Active in the Tucson art community, he’s directed the non-commission “Wee Gallery” since 2012. Interested in the Sonoran Region, he is a member of the Sonoran Desert Researchers and is part of a project involving 6 artists and 6 scientists called “6&6” that will show at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in December 2018.

Thomas
Baumgartner

Xanthe Miller

Xanthe Miller

Inspired by the desert landscape and the sharp contrasts between the myth and the reality of the frontier, Xanthe Miller incorporates found objects, recycled materials, and desert plants into mixed-media pieces. Her work deals with landscapes, cultures, and conflicts of the borderland. She has had work exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the southwest.

Xanthe Miller

Xanthe Miller

Inspired by the desert landscape and the sharp contrasts between the myth and the reality of the frontier, Xanthe Miller incorporates found objects, recycled materials, and desert plants into mixed-media pieces. Her work deals with landscapes, cultures, and conflicts of the borderland. She has had work exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the southwest.

Xanthe
Miller