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Denise Incao – Ceramics

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Denise Incao – “Impressions: Surface Marks and Soul Marks

Friday, September 23 through October 26

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to host our next featured guest artist Denise Incao!  Her beautiful ceramic art incorporates found natural and human made objects!

 

Artist Statement: 

Using layers of texture, impressions, and color on clay, then incorporating found natural and human made objects, I explore the ideas of the cycles of nature and life, and the relationship that human beings have with the natural world.

 

Impressions: Surface Marks and Soul Marks

I have an intimate relationship with the word “impression” in my work.  One that comes into play on many levels.

On the very basic level, I use the “press in” technique to create a wide variety of textures and  designs on most of what I create, utilizing natural materials, found things, doilies, and block prints  to decorate surfaces. I love to cover surfaces with impressions!

On a deeper, more personal level, I find that life’s impressions, marks made on my soul through time, inform the mood and nature of much of my work. I work without drawings or plans, allowing a natural expressionistic process to unfold. Much of what comes through is influenced by years of adventures in nature, travel, my education in anthropology, and love of all that is close to the earth and that which reflects her mystery and bounty.

On the level that involves the viewer, my hope is that my work has an affect that invokes a personal  feeling of wonder, reflection, or exploration of the initial impression felt while being with a piece. Different people will have different experiences and feelings inspired by the same piece, based on life experience and accumulated impressions. That is a fascinating and very personal thing! I invite you to not let the title of a piece direct you so much. The key word is feeling…go with your first impression!

deniseincao.com  

 

Meet the artist on Friday, September 23 with an Art Walk reception for Denise on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

With live music by Alejandro on guitar and vocals!  Snacks & beverages will be served!

The show runs from September 23 through October 26.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carole Jolly – Oil Painter

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Carole Jolly – “Color and Feeling”

Friday, August 26 through September 21

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to host the vibrant oil paintings from our next featured guest artist Carole Jolly!

 

Artist Statement: 

“I paint my internal world of what I experience as much as I paint the external. My paintings reveal vibrant color of what I feel in connecting to what I see.”
Each person has their own unique way of being creative. For me, it’s usually color and feeling. I see color where it’s not or more where there is. When I remember things, it’s with more vibrancy than what the eye sees.  That vibrancy is often from the feeling I get about the person, object or view. I paint my internal world of what I experience as much as I paint the external. So the painting is not about matching the external…that is already done perfectly in the object itself. It’s about revealing something else about what is viewed.

CaroleJolly.com  

 

Meet the artist on Friday, August 26 with an Art Walk reception for Carole on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Live music with Alejandro on guitar!  Snacks & beverages will be provided!

The show runs from August 26 through September 21.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stan Sisson – Painter

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Stan Sisson – “Mystical Revelations”

Friday, July 22 through August 24

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to host the mystical paintings that create visual stories from our next featured guest artist Stan Sisson!

 

Artist Statement: 

“My paintings portray the mystical in life. A dream which may seem real however has elements that are not real.”

I love to paint mystical landscapes and spiritual illuminations. I wish to share my experiences and how we understand the physical and the spiritual world. I have been on my art journey for many years. Employing the natural world as a basis for my art, I create a visual story that can lead the viewer to a different plane, a better feeling, or a spiritual connection. Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers trees, forest and landscapes may enter onto the canvas to reveal our inner connection to the divine through nature. Saint Francis believed that God existed in everything. God is pure love and I create to reveal that love through my art.

StanSissonFineArt.com    @StanSissonFineArt

 

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

Snacks & beverages will be provided!

The show runs from July 22 through August 24.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin M. Largo – Jeweler

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Robin M. Largo – “Rustic Rox”

Friday, June 24 through July 20

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the beautiful jewelry with rustic, artisan style by our guest artist Robin M. Largo!

 

Artist’s Bio

After decades of working in corporate finance and marketing, Robin earned a Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA and worked as an appraiser while creating jewelry as a hobby. Making the leap to full time jewelry artist, she opened up shops on Etsy where she specialized in rustic style wedding bands for the last 7 years.
When she has time to create gemstone pieces, she looks to combine high quality/interesting/unusual gems with precious metals. Rustic design doesn’t have to mean “sloppy” – it can be elevated with thoughtful design and quality materials.

Meet the artist on Friday, June 24th with an Art Walk reception for Robin on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Snacks & beverages will be provided.  Live music presented by Larry Hansen on flute!

The show runs from June 24 through July 20.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Rispin – Painter

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Scott Rispin – “Upon Further Inspection…”

Friday, May 27 through June 22

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present beautiful paintings that utilize both oil & acrylic created by our guest artist Scott Rispin!

 

Scott’s description of his Abstracted Landscapes: 

“ I am in a perpetual state of awe and wonder in the landscape. As a visual artist and teacher, I am driven by Design – color, form and composition. I look for these in the natural world, and desire to present these in new, different and unique ways. Through color and texture, I emphasize the often overlooked aspects of the landscape, while downplaying or minimizing the obvious. The result is to force a new ways of seeing … prompting surprising revelations about our world and ourselves … Upon Further Inspection.

ScottRispin.com    @Scott_Rispin

 

Artist’s Bio

I began my 30+ years of artistic pursuits developing logos, carving and hand painting signs in my hometown of South Lake Tahoe, California. I settled in Erie Pennsylvania in 1990, and have been a working professional in nearly every aspect of the commercial arts; from ad agencies to silk screening, custom graphics/signage to sought-after muralist ever since. I received my BA in Art Education from Mercyhurst University in 2003, and earned my MFA in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2008. I have exhibited artwork in a variety of media from Pennsylvania to Seattle and now here in Arizona, and have received awards in sculpture, painting, and public art projects.

I spent 11 years at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College since 2008, teaching painting, drawing, visual studies, and art appreciation, and served as the Technical Director for the collage’s Studio Theatre – building sets and creating unique environments. I have also taught beginning through advanced painting, drawing, airbrushing and printmaking classes at the Erie Art Museum and in my studio since 2009.

My work has always been about attitudes, choices and the act of “seeing” versus “experiencing”. It’s about the nature of reality and what we claim to know about it. I’m very excited to be living in Arizona and painting out in the incredible landscape.

 

Meet the artist on Friday, May 27th with an Art Walk reception for Scott on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Snacks & beverages will be provided.  Live music presented by Larry Hansen on flute!

The show runs from May 27 through June 22.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy Wegenast – Pastel & Oil

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Judy Wegenast – “A Western Flair”

Friday, April 22 through May 25

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the beautiful pastel and oil artwork created by our guest artist Judy Wegenast!

 

Judy’s show depicts the people, animals, and landscape of the west. Each piece tells a story reflecting the western way of life.

“Art brings much joy to my life, and I hope that you experience that joy when viewing my pieces.”

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

My art is a Composite of Realism and Impressionism. The illusion of reality is created by using the compositional skills of color, tone, line, value, and lighting to make the most of the subjects in each painting.

Using the elements of design and composition, I express how I see and feel about life.  My work reflects my varied interests from landscapes to figures.

In the late 1990’s I began to pursue formal training and mentoring in art.  As a result of encouragement by mentors and teachers, I began to take workshops and increased my choice in mediums to include pastel, and oil.

Education and Training:

My education and training have included workshops and courses at the Drawing Studio in Tucson Arizona, the Mesa Center for the Arts in Mesa, Arizona, the Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale Arizona, and Dakota Art Pastel in Mount Vernon, Washington.  I also take private lessons from artists I admire.  My main emphasis is on design, composition, and structure.

Location(s):

My studios located at 26822 Oraibi Drive in Buckeye, Arizona. I share this lovely space with my husband Jerry and golden retriever Bailey.

Blank Canvas Gallery

 

 

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

Snacks & beverages will be provided.  Live music presented by Larry Hansen on flute!

The show runs from April 22 through May 25.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Reeves Elliott

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Dawn Reeves Elliot – “Alter Ego Mexicana Strikes Again”

Friday, March 25 through April 20

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the “rustic incarnations” created by our guest artist Dawn Reeves Elliot!

 

Artist’s Statement:

I am a collector at heart, who loves to tinker with much of what I find. In the past, I’ve worked with silver, batik, and mosaics, but my most recent endeavors were inspired by my travels deep into Mexico. I love the soulfulness of the people I’ve met, the depth of their spirituality, and the richness of their traditions. I’ve gathered inspiration from intimately taking part in celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos, Holy Week, and the Fiesta of San Miguel Archangel.

My recent work with altar boxes, or shrines, started with a workshop given by a very hip Hispanic priest at a friend’s studio. As an avid collector of Mexican folk art, I realized that some of what I had already gathered fit nicely into my designs. I started looking at “junk” differently, and more and more, I saw creative potential and symbolism in very unusual objects.

I delight in working with my hands and the on-going attempt to create something unique and intriguing from seemingly unrelated parts. I enjoy hunting for, fabricating, altering, and combining just the right elements to evoke a sense of connection and inspiration…for those who care to ponder.

 

AlterEgoMexicana.com

 

 

Meet the artist on Friday, March 25th with an Art Walk reception for Dawn on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Snacks & beverages will be provided.  Live music presented by Larry Hansen on flute.

The show runs from March 25 through April 20.

The gallery is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Combs – Painter

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk 

Sandy Combs – “Painting the Southwest”

Friday, February 25 through March 23

Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery is excited to present the beautiful oil and watercolor paintings by our guest artist Sandy Combs!

 

About Sandy Combs:

Sandy Combs is a representational oil and watercolor painter.  Raised at the coast of California gave her the opportunity to take in the sea and rolling hills where the deer and cattle roamed, and she could ride her horses.

Sandy’s college education included drawing and painting with a minor in Animal Husbandry.  Passionate about art and history, her initial observations of color, composition, and brush strokes, by the great masters, were at museums and galleries nearby.  Her artistic influences initially were the Hudson River School painters.  More recently are the artists of the west and their interpretations.

The next few years were spent living in the Tahoe National Forest on 114 acres boarding horses and raising kids.  Being the outdoorsman that she was, Sandy packed up and moved to a small town Wyoming and loved the hunting, fishing, and ranching along the Wind River.

In 1987, Sandy and her family moved to Prescott, Arizona which proved to be an artist’s dream with so much inspiration and a tremendous amount of talent willing to share their knowledge and techniques.

Sandy’s goal is to convey God’s visible creation and natural beauty through her artistic interpretations.

SandyCombs.com

 

 

Meet the artist on Friday, February 25th with an Art Walk reception for Sandy on Prescott’s 4th Friday Art walk from 5 to 8pm.

Refreshments will be served.  Live music presented by flutist Larry Hansen.

The show runs from February 25 through March 23.

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members’ Show “Small Expressions”

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk

Members’ Show “Small Expressions”

January 22 – February 23, 2022

 

The member show is an annual event at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery. This year, it is a challenge show, which means that we are asking our members to meet very specific criteria. This year the challenge is a double whammy because it has two parts.

First, the artists must work with found objects from their backyard. The found objects can be literal or figurative and there are no serious restrictions on how far their backyards might extend.

The second part of the challenge is to work small. The dimensions for the finished work are to be no larger than 8”x 8”x 8”. The artists are free to work in any medium, so the show often highlights wonderful work done outside the artist’s usual genre.

This show is being curated by Holly Weisel. Holly is not only an outstanding painter here at Arts Prescott, but is also (day job) an art teacher at Trinity Christian School so we’re hoping that all her students will stop by and see her work, and the show.

“Small Expressions” runs from January 22nd through February 23 with an Art Walk reception January 28th from 5 – 8 pm.
(Just a few of the pieces that will be in the show are shown below.)

 

 

 

 

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.”