Events

27th Annual Holiday Fundraiser Show

27th Annual Holiday Fundraiser Show

Supporting Local Charity, “OPERATION DEEP FREEZE

Opening reception 4th Friday Art Walk Nov. 26th from 5-8pm with holiday treats

Refreshments will be served (Covid-19 approved!).  Live music provided!

 

“Operation Deep Freeze,” is an initiative to provide overflow shelter to the homeless when the regular shelters are all full but the night temperature is freezing or below. People have died out in the cold right here in Prescott and this group is committed to providing a warm place to sleep when most needed.

 

With your purchase of local art you can help us support those in need within our community.

Each year since Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery opened in 1994, the members have chosen a local non-profit charity to support in a Holiday Fundraiser Show. The members donate their artwork and receive donations from other local artists to sell during their month-long fundraiser with 100% of the profits going to the charity.  Just some of the donations shown below!

Please join Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery as they support this worthy cause. Your support is appreciated!  All purchases and cash donations are tax deductible.

Operation Deep Freeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Ryback

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Christine Ryback – “Heads and Tales”

Friday, October 22 through November 22

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the beautiful handmade hats and paintings of Christine Ryback!  Regarding the show title – “Heads” refers to her handmade hats, and “Tales” refers to her paintings telling a story.

 

Artist’s Statement:

Ever since I was a child, I enjoyed working with my hands. My live in Hungarian grandmother was a skilled seamstress and bestowed her knowledge on me, helping me with doll clothes early on, and by the time I was a high school student I made my entire wardrobe. I still use my sewing machine on a regular bases, though not to the extent I did when I lived in N.J., fabricating window treatments and all kinds of home necessities. I was self taught and did many projects working with decorators. Sewing window treatments enabled me to put our 3 children through college without loans.

I was an art major at Montclair State University in N.J. I was married, had children and as a stay-at-home mom, dabbled in whatever artistic endeavor I could. One of these was making concrete leaves which are cast from real leaves such as hosta, maple, rhubarb, elephant ear, many of which I grow myself. I displayed and sold these at the Jerome Artists Cooperative for 7.5 years.

During those years at the gallery, I became interested in oil painting and so I began taking lessons with a fellow member, and then a second member. I discovered that painting is a medium that is frustrating, challenging, relaxing, and rewarding, not necessarily all at once. It is a skill that is constantly evolving. The more I learn or know the more I don’t know. I can get lost in painting for hours on end. I am no longer a member of the Jerome Coop but have continued to paint and sew.

I have always used my talents to sell products, but that is not necessarily my main goal at present. I try to meet with another artist/friend to paint plein air when we can and my sewing machine never gets put away. My creativity is now for me to enjoy, though I do sell on Etsy (LoveFromChristine). I hope you enjoy my show displaying vintage style hats, and my paintings, prints, and cards.

If you are interested in any of my work, I can be reached at 928-999-4988 or 908-391-0528, or therybacks@hotmail.com

 

 

Meet the artist on Friday, October 22 with an Art Walk reception for Christine on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Refreshments will be served.  Live music presented by “Zona” on vocals & guitar.

The show runs from October 22 through November 22.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm. Hand sanitizer available & face covering are recommended, but not required.

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery   134 S. Montezuma, Prescott, “In the Heart of Whiskey Row.”