Tag: art

Featured Arts and Crafts Fair Artisans

Bob and Vicki with a few of their creations

Barbara Johnson Usually we have a featured artisan (singular), but this month we have featured artisans (plural). That’s because this month we’re spotlighting a husband and wife team – Bob and Vicki Long. They may have only lived in SaddleBrooke for two years, but in that time they have certainly made a big impression. Once…

Fall offerings from the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild

Jeanne O’Meara Fall is the perfect season to give generously of your time and talents to others. Our community is vibrant this time of year regrouping with old friends and making new ones. ‘Tis the season to try new things and expand one’s talents and interests. After a very successful spring Open Studio offering to…

Vista Fine Arts season begins October 22

Donna Langwig The 2017-2018 season of Vista Fine Arts opens on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m. with the amazing Desert Wind Saxophone Quartet. Since its founding in 1990, the Desert Wind Saxophone Quartet has treated audiences throughout the Phoenix area to a wide variety of music from baroque, jazz and popular music, to modern…

A celebration of watercolor

Wayne Ufford

  Karen Brungardt On Sunday, November 19, 2017, eight SaddleBrooke Watercolor Artists will present the second annual A Celebration of Watercolor show in the west end of the MountainView Ballroom. This colorful event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Each of the artists, Karen Brungardt, Mary Bubla,…

Artist Of The Month

Maxine Ranicke pauses with an in-progress work.

Maxine Ranicke’s credo: “Never Stop Learning” LaVerne Kyriss Maxine Ranicke’s first art class was as a young girl. “We lived in Hawaii and my mother knew a poor artist. I think she paid him for classes for me as a way to help him out,” she recalled. “I studied art in college at the University…

Artist of the Month: Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson with some of his beautiful birds

Barbara Johnson Mark Erickson has long been known for his beautiful carved works – birds, boards, letter-openers, utensils, etc. When I asked him how he got into the art of woodcarving, he attributed his interest to his father-in-law, who was a woodcarver in the mid ‘80s. Being drawn to the intricate detail and precision involved,…

Fine Arts Guild and UAMA Art Lecture Series

Red Canna, by Georgia O’Keeffe

Tammy Bearden The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, will present the second of their two-lecture series on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the west ballroom of the MountainView Clubhouse. The presenters will be docents Fleurette and Marc Wallach, and their subject…

Save the date!

Roadrunner by Renee Pearson

Karen Brungardt In case you missed the first annual “A Celebration of Watercolor” or want to return to see what’s new, the small group of SaddleBrooke Watercolor Artists will return on Sunday, November 19, 2017, to present “A Celebration of Watercolor” showcase. The event will be held in the west end of the MountainView Ballroom…

Artist of the Month

Jim Morris pauses with an in-progress work.

LaVerne Kyriss “Just a Sunday painter,” is how Jim Morris describes himself, making it a point to insist that he’s not an artist. “I don’t paint for the market and it’s not important to me to sell my work. I paint for enjoyment and to push myself to try new things,” he explained. After moving…