Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Day 26:Ellen Bergstrom Nemetz

My work is contemporary representational built on self-examination and observation of my own mental process
In my most recent body of work I use reflections as a metaphor for memory. The previous series of works used 
animals to express my own insecurities and anxieties.
                                    Large reflection 40x66 acrylic on canvas "Hindsight"
                             Girl in water reflection is 30x40 acrylic and resin on canvas. "In Dreams"
The rabbits and goat is 24x30 Oil on Linen "Social Anxiety Too"
The animals in the bathtub is 24x30, oil on linen, "Soap Opera"

Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 25: James B Hunt

My name is NXOEED, or James. Call me whatever you want. I paint. I don't have a reason for doing it. It's just what I've been doing for as long as I can remember. I've done shows and participated in things, but so has everybody else. Those things are not very interesting to read about.

Probably the most interesting thing about me is that there's this person I don't know who keeps buying me shoes and leaving them in places for me to find. I think it's because of the art hunts I've been doing for the past 15-20 years. Maybe they found a painting once and felt compelled to return the favor. But it keeps happening. Every time my shoes begin to fall apart, I find a note on my bike, usually when it's parked at The Lost Leaf, telling me where to go. When I get there, I find a box of new, size 13 shoes. It's interesting. It's gotta be someone who knows I'd never actually go out and buy shoes, and also someone who gets a good look at my feet from time to time. Thanks, shoe person, whoever you are.

The second most interesting thing about me might be that I've pulled several of my own teeth, all molars. My front teeth are somehow still intact. You should not read this and become inspired to pull your own teeth. It sucks. Life becomes hard. There's no going back.

The third most interesting thing about me could be that I build antennas and monitor my shortwave radios and frequency scanners for unusual activity. People usually hear that and say, "you mean like ghosts?", to which I reply, "not necessarily". I have decades of recordings of meaningless sounds that basically go nowhere and never get listened to. I built a studio in my backyard that basically serves as a radio shack.

Painting is the least interesting thing about me.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Day 24: Sam Fresquez

My name is Sam Fresquez, I’m a calligraphy-based intermedia artist. My work is largely about cross roads and intersections. I have always seen myself as a human bridge between communities I use my art as a tool to discuss and explore this experience. My goal for my art is that it helps connects communities that are often seen as opposing, and challenge the viewer to hold the space for dualities in their own life.


Cut Paper

tristyn 1

Between Words Steffi2

Between Words Steffi 1

Tristyn 2

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Post 23: Sarah Kriehn

I am a printmaker who creates one-of-a-kind Monotypes and Collagraphs. My abstract prints depict my reaction to experiences and emotions resulting from particular events and locations. The message I strive to convey is diverse, yet consistent.  I utilize a personal visual vocabulary comprised of organic and geometric forms. My original, hand pulled prints are created with lithography ink, on plexiglas and transferred onto paper with an etching press. My finished prints are either framed, coated with resin or mounted on metal. I live and work in Phoenix.
Email: sarah@sarahkriehn.com
website: www.sarahkriehn.com 

Fissure, Collagraph

Sun and Moon Series, Monotypes

Tokens, Monotypes

Two Agaves, Monoprint

Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 22: Leyla Havok

"Really all you need to know about me is I'm one unique cookie that loves Halloween, has a taste for heavy metal and a determination to make it to the top in the art world."
Facebook: I am Havok


:"Malkia" The Queen of God

                                              The Rescurrection of Afro Sam

  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Halloween Pumpkin

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 21: Lexie Bowers

Alexandra Bowers 
E. Lexiebowersart@gmail.com 

Bio: Alexandra Bowers is a Phoenix based artist who received her BFA in 2012 from Arizona State University. Inspired by the natural surrounding environment, Bowers utilizes data collected while exploring to produce wood burned studies of plants and animals she finds along the way. Bowers has had the privilege of showcasing her work at the Tempe Center for Art in their TCA Juried Biennial:Wood show, as well as at Eye Lounge, a contemporary art space, where she debuted her solo exhibition Crossed Paths. In 2014 Bowers was a finalist for the Big Brain Awards through the Phoenix New Times, for their Visual Art category. In 2015 she displayed her solo show Alexandra Bowers: Onloaded 2, curated by phICA, where she showcased over 100 wood burned portraits of moths from North America. She was also one of seven chosen for the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards. In 2016 she was a finalist for the “Good N’ Plenty” artist award granted by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is currently in Sky Harbor International Airport’s Museum Gallery, where she was handpicked to display alongside three other Arizona based artists. As Bowers continues on her journey as an emerging artist, she is continuously looking for opportunities within the arts community, including exhibiting both nationally and internationally. 

Artist Statement: Having grown up in the Sonoran Desert, I’ve learned it’s easy to forget what exists naturally just beyond our backyard walls and stucco-covered developments. Technology, automobiles, and airconditioning all help to detach us, physically and psychologically, from our arid surroundings. My work brings awareness to the unique plant and animal species that survive in an extremely harsh climate while simultaneously adapting to human encroachment. Utilizing the wood burning process, known as pyrography, allows me to illustrate with heat, portraits of these living entities. Much like a photograph, they are captured in a specific state before they disappear. Urban sprawl has forced our habitat to either dissipate or move further away. As we pave, develop, and grow our urban cities, the desert diminishes and is forced to change and adapt to its human neighbors. My work is concerned with preserving these living organisms before they’re gone.
 Microcosmic Dandelion  Wood Burning/Water Color  20 in. Diameter   2016

Desert Seeds Wood Burning/Water Color 5 x 5 in. 2016

Seed Migration Wood Burning/Water Color12 x 60 in, 2016

The Queen of the Night  Wood Burning 32 x 32 in. 2016

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 20: Bill Jamison

Artist Statement:
These objects represent experiments in contrasting processes, where digitally fabricated elements are paired with hand-crafted ceramics and found objects such as roots and rocks. Through his work, Bill seeks to reconcile his identities as an artist and an engineer while referencing a broader search for balance through intuition and logic. 

About me:
Bill Jamison is a structural engineer turned ceramic & mixed media artist from Anchorage. When not making art he enjoys hiking and snowboarding in the mountains. Bill currently lives in Arizona with his talented wife and creative collaborator Emily Longbrake. His upcoming show: "Bill's Thesis" will mark the end of his 3-years as a graduate student at Arizona State University. It will be on display March 27-31 at the Harry Wood Gallery, with an Opening Reception on March 28th from 6-9pm
Website: billspots.com
Instagram: @billspots
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 19: Noe Badillo

Over the last twenty-three years, my work has changed and evolved a lot. I've gone through what I would consider five successive periods, where the style and subject of my work have shifted at a certain point in time. My work also changed a lot when I got married and started a family—since then my wife Elizabeth and our kids have been almost my sole subject matter. I often paint my wife and family as a kind of allegory. 

This March, my work will be included in the exhibition "Exploring Arizona Talent" at the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art in Paradise Valley. If you want to come to the opening, its on March 19th, from 2–5. Please feel free to contact me about my work, or to arrange a studio visit as well. 

 Elizabeth and the Boys in Springtime
Allegorical Scene
Elizabeth with a Flower Halo
Elizabeth Nursing Elliott
Elizabeth, Elliot and Griffin as the Madonna,

Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 18: Sergio LePore

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Day 16:Carolyn Watson Dubisch

 My art has been described as whimsical, fanciful, quirky, unusual, and eccentric. I try to create a storybook atmosphere with my art that reflects my commercial career as a children's book illustrator and is inspired by much of my adult life taking care of my kids.
  My goal is always to create a sense of wonder for the viewer . My art is not abstract or vague in anyway though, it longs to tell tales. Stories of fanciful worlds, and unanswered questions that one never thinks to ask.

The Arizona Iris

Tracing Faces Llece Italy

I wish for fish sml

The House in the Woods-Hansel and Gretel

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