March/April 2022 in the Galleries – Eldon Ward and “Looking for Tranquility”

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
“Looking for Tranquility” An Exhibition of Paintings by Eldon Ward

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists and Makers Studios in Oro Valley announces their latest exhibit, Looking for Tranquility, a collection of Eldon Ward’s paintings that seek to balance graphic precision and a vibrant, Fauvist approach to color, with an intent to evoke a sense of calm and contemplation. His compositions tend toward orchestrated mash-ups with multiple layers of (mostly) recognizable elements and geometric forms: presented in a manner that is orderly, but leaves room for viewer uncertainty and interpretation. Eldon’s paintings are acrylic and other water-based media on panels he makes from salvaged building materials – primarily hollow core doors and scrap lumber – finished to be a viable alternative to traditional stretched canvas.

A native of rural eastern Colorado, Eldon Ward earned his BFA from Colorado State University. He has an extensive background in urban design and has been commissioned to create many public and private murals. Eldon has participated in dozens of juried and invitational exhibitions, winning numerous awards. The artist relocated to Oro Valley in 2018 where he is a member of the Southern Arizona Arts Guild and the Sun City Art League. For more information go to

Exhibit Dates
March 4 – April 29, 2022

Exhibit Opening
Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Gallery Hours
Thursdays 10:00am – 4:00pm, Fridays 12:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm

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 is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, 15 resident artists, 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.

Eldon Ward Exhibition Press Release

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