Artists Sunday Oro Valley – November 28th, 2021

Artists Sunday

 Artists Sunday is a day to support local artists in your community.

 Artists Sunday was created in 2020 to encourage people to shop with artists and buy art as gifts during the holidays.

 There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts.

 Give something special, unique, and handcrafted this holiday season and support local artists and the local economy.

 More than 500 communities across the United States have come together for the second year to champion local artists and promote the giving of the arts this holiday season.

 Communities from coast-to-coast, large and small, are celebrating Artists Sunday on Nov 28, 2021 by highlighting local artists, creators and makers and promoting the giving of artistic items and experiences for the holidays.

 Positioned during the year’s busiest holiday shopping weekend, Artist Sunday, falls between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

 Artists Sunday unites artists and communities across the country, all promoting shopping with local artists.

 Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28 this year), is the world’s largest art event, dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy.

ArtistsSunday.com

Artists & Makers Studios – Rockville, MD and Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ have joined Artists Sunday, an exciting nationwide alliance encouraging consumers to shop with artists, and we’d like to invite you to join us. Artists Sunday is an art focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving – Nov 28th. It follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the day before Cyber Monday, the largest shopping weekend of the year. Participation is free to artists who will receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to help generate buzz and awareness. Full details and sign up can be found at https://artistssunday.com/artists/

Watch our social media accounts for artist features, and come straight to our website for artist profiles and links.

A&M Maryland Artists

A&M Arizona Artists

Fall Open Studio Events 2021

“Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.”

Come and visit Resident Artists, buy local and handmade!

October 23rd – 24th Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm

November 5th Friday 5pm – 7pm Meet and Greet with the Artists

November 19th – 20th Friday and Saturday 9am – 3pm

December 10th – 11th Friday and Saturday 9am – 3pm

Artists & Makers Studios
11061 N Oracle Road
Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Studios will feature 15 resident artists who are part of Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley, AZ. Enjoy original works of art – painting, pottery, jewelry and more. Each artist owns and operates an independent business, and all have a passion for their work creating one-of-a-kind art. At Artists & Makers Studios, local artists have come together to share, inspire, and be inspired in creating  wonderful art.  Please support small local artisan businesses, and join us for our holiday shopping events.

the work of Chauncey Homer

“A Grand Re-Opening and Re-Visioning” December 2021

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Re-Opens to the Public in December with New Art Programming and Open Studios

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is delighted to re-open to the public starting with December exhibits and Open Studios. December 4th from 11am – 3pm will be the official kick-off event for winter exhibits – which will normally be held every First Saturday of the month. Enjoy a gorgeous exhibit titled “CELEBRATE” with Resident Artists, invited artist David R. Daniels – exhibit curated by Cathy Hirsh, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting all their new work as they join artists at the Parklawn property.

“A Grand Re-Opening and Re-Visioning”
with Resident Artists
“Watercolor Journeys” with Invited Artist David R. Daniels – curated by Cathy Hirsh
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 4, 2021

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive
Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Award winning artist David R. Daniels brings his spectacular watercolors to A&M for the month of December. To know David is to know his Art.  What the observer sees in David’s paintings is what he feels in his heart.  Capturing the spirit of nature and interpreting its beauty through his vision is what David loves most about making art. The medium of watercolor is surprisingly versatile, which feeds into his drive to experiment with materials and methods. David often uses a masking agent and multiple washes to achieve a range of effects, from delicate to bold. Occasionally he adds pastel, ink, or collage. David almost exclusively paints in a large format, which allows him to exaggerate his chosen subject matter. It is an ever-present challenge for him to elevate the medium of watercolor by using innovative techniques while preserving the natural beauty of its transparency.

The Resident Artists’ exhibit and David Daniels’ exhibit will run from Wednesday, December 1st through Friday, December 24th, 2021.  Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from December 1st through January 3rd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

December 2021 Press Release

Artists Sunday Rockville – November 28th, 2021

Artists Sunday

 Artists Sunday is a day to support local artists in your community.

 Artists Sunday was created in 2020 to encourage people to shop with artists and buy art as gifts during the holidays.

 There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts.

 Give something special, unique, and handcrafted this holiday season and support local artists and the local economy.

 More than 500 communities across the United States have come together for the second year to champion local artists and promote the giving of the arts this holiday season.

 Communities from coast-to-coast, large and small, are celebrating Artists Sunday on Nov 28, 2021 by highlighting local artists, creators and makers and promoting the giving of artistic items and experiences for the holidays.

 Positioned during the year’s busiest holiday shopping weekend, Artist Sunday, falls between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

 Artists Sunday unites artists and communities across the country, all promoting shopping with local artists.

 Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28 this year), is the world’s largest art event, dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy.

ArtistsSunday.com

Artists & Makers Studios – Rockville, MD and Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ have joined Artists Sunday, an exciting nationwide alliance encouraging consumers to shop with artists, and we’d like to invite you to join us. Artists Sunday is an art focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving – Nov 28th. It follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the day before Cyber Monday, the largest shopping weekend of the year. Participation is free to artists who will receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to help generate buzz and awareness. Full details and sign up can be found at https://artistssunday.com/artists/

Watch our social media accounts for artist features, and come straight to our website for artist profiles and links.

A&M Maryland Artists

A&M Arizona Artists

The Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler

A BETTER ART SCHOOL

The Compass Atelier is home to the DMV’s best art classes! Beginners and veteran artists alike are finding The Compass Atelier THE place to start their artistic journeys or take their artistic learning to the next level!! Beginners find our classes ideal for establishing strong foundational skills, while veteran artists are constantly challenged by new projects and world-renowned artists.

  • We offer WEEKLY CLASSES available seasonally throughout the year. 
  • Our VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS bring in some of the world’s best artists and teachers for inspiring lectures and workshops.
  • Our STUDY ABROAD programs allow you to learn from art and culture around the world.
  • And our revolutionary MASTER ARTIST PROGRAM teaches students everything they need to know to become professional artists.

What are you waiting for? Come visit our gorgeous classroom located within the robust ARTISTS & MAKERS STUDIOS ART CENTER in Rockville, MD.

For more information on all this and more visit TheCompassAtelier.com or follow us on most every social media platform.

Painting Classes with Resident Artist Cathy Hirsh

Workshops with Cathy – Try something new and also make faster progress.  For beginning and intermediate artists or experienced artists new to the topic area.

QuickStart to Painting with Media Exploration – full-day class on fundamentals, sketching, and tools/techniques. Exercises with media reinforce concepts and help students decide what to explore further. $150 supplies and “takeaway” tools included.

JumpStart Watercolor Workshop – 6 hours of technique demonstration and student practice.  $125 all supplies included.

QuickStart to Abstract Painting – full day class covering techniques to create and evaluate abstract paintings. Students will create paintings using three different approaches. $150 all supplies included.

QuickStart to Mixed Media – full day class on approaches and materials used for mixed media art. Techniques in collage, layering, and mark-making will be explored while students create 2 mixed media pieces. $180 all supplies included.

QuickStart to Flower Painting – full day class exploring different flower structures and methods to paint them, individually and in bouquets. Students bring the media, supports, and tools of their choice. $150

Weekly classes also available depending upon demand.

HirshStudio.com for more information.

Contact cathy@HirshStudio.com

Workshop Flyer for Cathy Hirsh

The Mosaic Box – Classes and Workshops

Mosaic Classes and Workshops
Studio 30

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive
Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Registration via email or text themosaicbox@gmail.com
Or call Brigitte 301-624-3751
Visit my website www.themosaicbox.com
● Small classes – 4 students

● 6 Weeks – 3 Hours/Week

Weekly Classes
● Beginner: Tues. 9am-12pm or Thur. 1-4pm Introduction to the mosaic techniques Realization of a small project with glass tiles

$360 +$50 material

● Intermediate: Tues 1-4pm or Thur. 9am-1pm Working with different materials and support
Realization of a decorative element

$360 + $50 material

● Advanced: Wed. 2-5pm or Thur. 4:30-7:30pm
3D Projects
Painting reproduction Colored Grout

$360

3 Day Workshops
1 – Trays and Plates
Nov 18 and 19 10am-4pm
Nov 20 12pm-2pm

$285 +$75 material

2 – Christmas Theme
Dec 10 and 11 10am-4pm
Dec 12 12pm-2pm
$285 + $75 material

Classes and workshops at the Mosaic Box – Artists & Makers Studios
themosaicbox@gmail.com
themosaicbox.com
instagram: brigitte_messali_mosaic
301-624-3751

the Mosaic Box A&M1

I am a mosaic artist, born in the south of France, having moved to the USA in 2001 from the Middle East in 2008. I studied  mosaic techniques from the ancestral way to more modern techniques in a 3 year program at the University Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon – receiving my diploma.

I flesh out my own designs, getting my inspiration from pieces of linen, carpets, and china – combining shapes and colors to create a world full of colors, texture, scent and music. A major focus of my work is to translate in mosaic some famous painters like Klimt or Van Gogh or oriental artists that I admire. I use mainly glass tiles tesserae, gold, gold based glass tiles and mirrors – but also marble, stone, broken china and Murano millefiori.

My work can be used everywhere to decorate your house – on walls or floors.


The most important thing is that EACH PIECE IS UNIQUE.

I also create objects in mosaic like shoes, masks, plates, and furniture…

I work mainly on commissions.

Classes and workshops at the Mosaic Box – Artists & Makers Studios
themosaicbox@gmail.com
themosaicbox.com
instagram: brigitte_messali_mosaic
301-624-3751

Chauncey Homer A&M AZ

Born and raised in Northwestern New Mexico, Chauncey Homer (B. 1966) grew up in a rural environment where elements of the Old West still prevailed. Raised in a close-knit family, Chauncey’s boyhood chores included helping with the garden and the animals. He developed a love for drawing at a young age and used western comics, such as Rawhide Kid and Two-Gun Kid, as references for his sketches. He recalls: “I remember spending hours in painful determination trying to get the facial features to look just like they did in my reference.”  As a teen he continued drawing, using Conan comics and Frazetta art as inspiration.

During his years of study in the mid-1990s, he graduated from the Art Center of Tucson and studied with Ron Riddick. For the first six months as Riddick’s student, “all students would produce value paintings using only five values with burnt umber and white.” The reliance on sound principles versus technique has been critical in the development of Chauncey’s style thus far.

The rural Western environment and a passion for getting the details right lead Chauncey to an artistic style that, although it is still evolving, can be described as a blend of realism and impressionism. Chauncey cites Jules Bastien-LePage, JW Waterhouse, Ernest Meissionier, Mariano Fortuny, and Ilya Repin as among his favorite artists.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My passion for art was inspired at a young age when I drew simply for fun.  While mom painted in oils, I remember sitting next to her drawing horses and figures from books and western comics.  Although my dad worked as a cop, he would come home and tend to his garden and animals with his cowboy hat on and tell us stories of growing up in west Texas.  I developed a heroic vision of the west from growing up in NM and living on a small farm, riding horses, and watching old westerns.  Living in a close-knit, caring home created great memories and the experiences of family, neighborhood, and country lifestyle in the western U.S. have given me a deep appreciation for my life and what we have here.

In my paintings, my goal is to convey a sense of beauty that I see and feel because of these experiences.  Every painting is an attempt to imbue the paintings with the same attributes that describe how the West was built- God, home, family, country, freedom, pioneering spirit, self-sufficiency, hard work, perseverance, quality and innovation.

chaunceyhomer.com

Stacey McClure – CicadaGoods A&M AZ

Home is the smell of morning coffee. Slow mornings. Springs spent playing in the dirt, orange blossoms, the sound of bees, fresh cut grass, the winds shift, summer storms, creosote, wet earth, fall nights around a campfire of mesquite, warm spiced cider to warm your mitts, winter arrives, sugary cookies baking in the next room, warm and gooey, cinnamon, berries, mistletoe, then suddenly, a new year.  

Home is rooted in scent. 

I’ve curated a collection of scents from my memories here in the Sonoran Desert. I’ve always had a penchant for finding the things that remind me of, and all at once become, home. 

Find us and share your memories: @cicadagoods  

cicadagoods.com

Megan Ace A&M AZ

I’m drawn to the drama of the human story and the challenge of creating an image that
conveys the beautiful complexity of it. I see the faces and figures in my work as
archetypal heroes and heroines engaged in the common troubles and triumphs of our
human experience. Whether I’m using a self portrait, a model I’ve photographed, or a
found image, the subject is engaged in a psychological or spiritual question at a
crossroad in their journey. Their backgrounds help color the context of the story, ranging
from enchantment to danger.

Interweaving photography, painting and collage, “Mixed Media” describes both literally
and metaphorically my approach to the creative process. I love engaging in the
unexpected fusion that comes from mixing incongruent materials, ideas and
methodologies to create fresh connections between the physical and metaphysical, and
the viewer and myself. I aspire to create images that encourage the recognition of
ourselves as the heroic protagonists of our own life story.

One Person Exhibitions
Anarchy and Metamorphosis, PushDot Studios, Portland, OR 2015
Invisible Pathways, Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 2001
Journey Without Maps, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA 2000
Psyche and the Symbolic Universe, Veterans’ Memorial Building, Santa Barbara, CA 1997
Data, Chaos and Reverence, Frances Warr Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1996
Mixed Metaphors and Circuitry, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1996
Sticks and Stones, Santa Barbara, CA 1993
Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1991
Green Dragon, Santa Barbara, CA 1990

Group Exhibitions and Awards
Small Images, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Best of Show award from juror Meg Linton, 2000
Award from judge Rebecca McGrew, 1998
Award from judge Peter Frank, 1996
The Human Condition, The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA 2000
The Millennium Show, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA 2000
“Best of the Best” Santa Barbara County Invitational Art Show, Santa Barbara, CA 1999
Seven Artists, Zoma Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1998
Day of the Dead 1998, Fine Art Center En Taos, New Mexico, 1998
Significant Others, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 1998
Salon du Petit, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 1998
Synesthesia, The Frameworks, Santa Barbara, CA 1998
Un Ange Passe, Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA 1996, 1997
Award from judge Jerrold Slattum, 1997
Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 1991 – 2001
Award from judge John Carlander, 2000
Award from judge Michael Arntz, 1999
Award from judge Martha Donelan, 1999
Award from judge Priscilla Bender Shore, 1998
Award from judge Evanie Lupinek, 1997
Award from judge Marina Walker, 1997
Santa Barbara Art Walk, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Award from judge Jill Vander Hoof, 1998

meganace.com

September – October 2021 in the Galleries

Geri Acosta

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Lively and Bold Brushes with Local Artist in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce the new gallery exhibition featuring local artist Geri Acosta—on display from September 3th, 2021 through October 31st, 2021. Geri Acosta’s unique “expressionistic/impressionistic” original paintings shown in the Main Gallery; are part of the artist’s exhibit “Geri Acosta – One Woman Show.” Geri’s paintings are full of color and nuance; and present a high-spirited vision of the world with vibrant, beautiful details. The galleries are open: Friday 12pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 12pm – 6pm, or by appointment.

Office Hours
Friday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, & Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios which are full and on waitlist. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

geriacosta.com

Ann Schaefer A&M1

Ann is an outdoor artist, gaining her inspiration from the places she paints. The excitement in her work comes from the rapid, fresh brushstrokes and color choices to catch the light of a particular place and time. She works primarily in Maryland, in the area surrounding Washington, DC, Frederick County, and the Eastern Shore. She paints in organized plein air events in the mid-Atlantic and Key West, and has won awards in many group shows.

A Fine Arts graduate of George Washington University,  many of her classes were at the Corcoran School of Art. She has always thought of herself as an artist, from childhood, encouraged by the adults around her, including many gifted teachers. Studying at the High School of Music and Art, and growing up in New York City, art was everywhere, and museums were better than playgrounds. After a career in Federal environmental programs, she is able to pursue art more intensively. In addition to Gallery 209, her work is always on view at Gallery 322, in Frederick, MD. 

www.AnnSchaeferArt.com

instagram   ann.schaefer

annschaeferart@aol.com

Patricia Zannie A&M1

Patricia Zannie, an award winning collage artist and former Art instructor at the School of Art and Design at Montgomery College.  Rather than selecting either total abstraction, or the classical Western system of perspective, she combines them in the same piece of art.  While keeping some of the assumptions in the traditional approach to the illusion of space,  she will intersperse two-dimensional patterns.  She enjoys the marriage of strong design with the creative impulse.  Using snips of magazine and other papers as if they were paint, she integrates melds and blends them with ink, marker, oil pastel, watercolor and even crayons.

 In love with color since she held her first crayon, appreciating the works of Matisse, she creates “fauvist-like” mixed media imaginary landscapes.  Like Rauschenberg and Warhol, “I rebel against the esthetics of traditional ‘Western Classical’ approach to Art and include elements of Zen design as found in the Japanese design concepts that influenced Post Impressionists such as Van Gogh and Toulouse Lautrec.” As an intuitive artist, each artwork is an exploration of creativity, materials and techniques, and is a  mystery, until it’s completed.

www.patzannie.com

patriciacollages@yahoo.com

Geri Olson A&M1

Color and movement in abstract art is exciting for the beauty and mystery that   develops on the canvas. Allowing paint to move and flow creates new and unimagined colors and forms—improvisational art. Geri is drawn to the freedom and ambiguity of contemporary art and the freedom to take risks and be spontaneous.

Geri has been an artist-member of Gallery 209 since it’s beginning. She has worked in and studied various types of art —sculpture, pottery, photography, crafts, silk painting, textile art—  and has studied under many national artists, including David Kessler, Mark Mahferty, Pat Dews, David Daniels, Linda Kemp, Carrie Brown,  Liam Zhen, and others.

GeriOlsonArt.com
GBOlson@Mac.com
301-910-8568

Jim Hoehn A&M1

I am an artist and author living in Gaithersburg, MD. When painting, I have worked primarily in oils, acrylics and water colors. I have been a member of the Maryland Federation of Art, the Montgomery Artists Association, the Gaithersburg Fine Artists Association, Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the City of Gaithersburg and as a juror for art shows around the Mid-Atlantic region. My work has appeared and been discussed on CBS, Bloomberg News, ABC radio and local TV stations. 

Website: jimhoehnart.com

Instagram: instagram.com/jimhoehnart

Email: jhoehnart@gmail.com

Angela Lacy A&M1

My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experience in Tokyo where I grew up.   Viewing woodblock art painted centuries ago by Japanese master artists deeply made an impression, particularly the unique bold composition and harmonious colors. Painting watercolor using a pouring technique reminds me of the essence of woodblock paintings. Through my art I desire to capture simple yet inspiring surroundings in everyday places and in new places when I travel.   I hope my painting will evoke joy in viewers’  hearts as it gives me great joy to paint.

My highest achievement was winning a Gold medal at Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th International Juried Exhibition in 2018.  Due to this award the image of my painting appeared in the “21 Best Water-media Paintings of the Year” article in the February 2019 issue of “Watercolor Artists” magazine.

Website: www.angelalacyart.com

Instagram: angela_lacy_art

email: alacy1130@gmail.com

cell: 240-447-5356

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