Artists

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Diana Madaras

"Painting fills me with joy, " says Diana Madaras. She has been painting for 25 years, and celebrates the subtle, natural beauty of ordinary scenes in a way that is both intense and dramatic. Madaras’ diverse portfolio ranges from brilliant desert landscapes to expressionistic portraits.

Original art by Diana Madaras
Chuck Albanese

Chuck Albanese

Albanese studied architecture and urban design and worked for the University of Arizona Collect of Architecture and later became the dean. He is passionate about music, soccer, traveling, architecture, and art. He has taught thousands of students and many have become architects and professional painters. 

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Martyn Bouskila

Bouskila has shown in galleries throughout the United States and has paintings in many corporate and private collections. He starts with an idea which leads to experimentation with various materials and invests his time in the most exciting and worthy artistic ideas.

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Brian Bystedt

His work represents the prehistoric rock art designs (petroglyphs) from the American Southwest and contemporary designs (glyphs) from around the world. He says two words primarily define the creation of his metal art: coalescence and serendipity.

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Betty Carr

Betty Carr was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and developed a love of art from visiting museums. For 23 years she taught art in public schools and did sculpture in her spare time. In 1980, she married landscape painter, Howard Carr, and they have devoted their lives to painting.

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Howard Carr

Howard’s impressionistic oils reflect clarity and simplicity. During his lifetime, he was always experimenting with color and subject matter. “Nothing inspires me more than light.” Carr studied the hidden colors and values present by simply focusing on the important parts of the painting.

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Pam Corbett

Pam Corbett

Mainly self taught, Corbett has mastered her signature method of using intricately hand made paper on canvas with minimalistic ink outlining. Her work is centered on native plants, birds and animals using strong contrasts, dimensional textures, rich colors and an edgy yet soft contemporary style.

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Oberkirsch Designs

With the encouragement of his wife, Jean, he traded his 9-to-5 job to pursue his passion of metalsmithing, and hasn't looked back since."I don't know why I chose copper, maybe it was the color and the malleability," says Oberkirsch. "You can do so much with copper as opposed to other materials. It can be sculpted, it can be flat work; it's kind of limitless.”

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Al Glann

Al Glann grew up on a family farm in central Ohio. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, OH, he worked for many years as a commercial designer, illustrator and college professor. During this time, he discovered his preferred modes of artistic expression - sculpture and painting, in particular composite relief, casting, wire sculpture, wood and metal.

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Sharon Hodges

Hodges is a Dallas artist whose work is known for its bold color and expressive brushwork. She attacks the surface with brushes, spatulas, sticks and other tools to make texture on the canvas. Subjects include architectural cacti, canyon geology landscape, and crisp still life. “I can find beauty in the structure of a dead cactus or a playful dog…All are waiting to be painted if I just look and let the paint fly.”

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John Horejs

Horejs’ Aunt taught him to paint when he was young and since then he has been able support his wife and family of 9 children since 1986 solely from the sales of his oil paintings which have been showcased in galleries across the Unites States. “In a world that seems increasingly complex and unsettled, I strive through my paintings to convey grace, elegance, quality and beauty.”

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Jammey Huggins

Jammey is a Southwest artist who was born and raised in Texas. She has worked with stone, bronze, clay, polymer, and welded sculpture. All of her bronze sculptures are cast using the lost wax method. In this way, all of the details in the original are retained in the reproduction. Her sculptures are produced in limited editions and keep the edition numbers low in order to retain the integrity of her work.

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McCreery Jordan

Whether it is sculpture, mystical landscapes, representational still lives, huge mixed media pieces, or bas-relief, all of McCreery Jordan's  pieces contain a very strong central theme. Present in all of the work is a clear point of light, a strong focus, and a sense of the mysterious. Jordan has also been involved with forensic facial reconstruction due to her skills in sculpting.

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Bruce Marion

Bruce Marion

Whether you’re viewing Bruce Marion’s compelling abstracted landscapes, cityscapes, figurative or contemporary wildlife, it’s likely his rich colorations and dramatic use of light first catch your eye. His works have a distinctive, glowing quality, as if they’re illuminated from within. He achieves this effect by applying multiple layers of paint, using palette knives, brushes, and some unconventional tools (think drywall scrapers and squirt bottles), creating complex surfaces with tremendous depth.

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John Nieto

Nieto was one of the most beloved and prominent contemporary artists in the country. His artwork is saturated in rich meaning and bright colors. He is known for his captivating portraits of people and animals of the southwest. His artwork has strong National American Tribal influences.

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Doug Oliver

Doug Oliver was a significant contributor to the art of the American West for more than three decades. His landscape images of soaring skies and panoramic vistas are well known throughout the contemporary art world.

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Michael Tatom

Tatom has been a jeweler and sculptor for more than twenty-five years. Born in Los Alamos, N.M. Michael was raised in a family of artists and designers. "The main focus of my work is to translate into bronze the essence of the animal, to capture some movement or instinct and present it in a simple stylized form."

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Ray Tigerman

Born in Nevada, Ray was influenced at an early age by the works of Earl Biss, Fritz Scholder, and Ed Mell. Ray spent his youth recreating vibrant landscapes and subjects native to the high desert region where he spent his childhood. Ray was the recipient of numerous school, gallery, and festival awards before embarking on his formal art education, earning a BFA in design from Watkins College of Art and Design in Nashville, Tennessee. He has developed an acute attention to space, composition, and abstract form associated with many of his influences, subsequently refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary. The evolution of his bold, vibrant work continues to emerge through his passion, understanding, and depiction to the indigenous southwestern people and wildlife in their dramatic environment.

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Nicholas Wilson

Nicholas Wilson

Wilson has had an interest in nature every since he was a child. Wilson has been a painter, sculptor and printmaker for over 50 years.  His main career focus has been on wildlife art, where he has a special emphasis on drawing.

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Diane West

West likes to create Southwestern and Native American-themed masks and other artistic pieces utilizing gourds as her medium. Natural feathers, botanical materials and stones are used to enhance the inherent beauty of the gourds, which she has been focused on creating since retiring and moving to Arizona in 1998. 

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Jewelry Artists

Bling by Wilkening

Founded in 2007 from Whitney Wilkening’s desire to offer jewelry that would wear as the finest jewelry, with the same settings and platings, but that would be exceptionally affordable. She has consulted with Garrard of London, the jewelry company who created the Crown Jewels and was jeweler to the English Royal Family for over 300 years. 

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Studio Jere

At a young age Jere Moskovitz, learned from her mother and grandmother how to knit and crochet. After earning a BFA in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began a 20-year career in the apparel industry. Moskovitz’ education and travels  inspired her decision to create textile-inspired jewelry by applying knitting and crochet techniques to copper wire.

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Eagle's Heart Designs

Lin Ward uses her love of color, texture and design to inspire her jewelry. While an art major at Kansas State University, she learned to use color and balance in her creations. She makes pieces that are not only unique and visually pleasing, but are also comfortable to wear.

When not in her studio, you will find Lin in her garden or riding her horse, Hooch. The wonderful views from the back of a horse constantly inspire more creativity.

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Sam Patania

Sam Patania, as the third generation of Patania artisans, has followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him. Now he is a huge influence in couture jewelry. He is known across the country for his incredible eye for design. 

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