Fall for the Arts in Scottsdale
On Nov. 8, Scottsdale kicks off a four-day celebration of its standing as one of America’s top arts destinations. The inaugural Scottsdale Fall for the Arts is comprised of a series of six individual events and spotlights the city’s vibrant cultural scene, which is brimming with an estimated 125 art galleries, world-class museums and performance spaces, and an award-winning public art program. It’s the first time that the Scottsdale arts community is partnering on such an event.
Scottsdale Fall for the Arts exhibits all of these attractions and more, including live auctions and artist demonstrations. Following is the complete lineup:
Date: Thursday, November 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
The historic arts district recollects its Westerns roots & artsy beginnings with a colorful roundup of top cowboy art, sweeping southern landscapes, live music and more! More info
Date: November 8-9
Location: Phoenix Art Museum
A $175 ticket gets you access a series of happenings, including a kick-off reception at Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale, artist presentation by Dean Mitchell, and an auction where you can bid on Western bronze sculptures, oil paintings and stainless steel statues. More info
Date: Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
Watch local, regional and national artists paint and sculpt live during this all-new free event in downtown Scottsdale, then bid on the one-of-a-kind artwork in the two-hour “Quick Draw” auction that starts at noon. More info
Date: Saturday, November 10 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Price: From $79
Location: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Known as “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” award-winning entertainer Michael Feinstein performs classic Jazz Age songs by the Gershwins with tickets starting at $79. More info
Date: Saturday, November 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Artists School
Enjoy a fabulous and festive evening featuring a silent auction, live music, artist demonstrations, and libations and light fare for $125 with proceeds benefitting the Scottsdale Artists School. More info
Date: Saturday, November 10 from 11a.m. to 10p.m., Sunday, November 11 from 12p.m. – 6p.m.
Location: Downtown Scottsdale/Scottsdale Waterfront
An engaging and inspiring weekend you won’t want to miss, Canal Convergence brings high caliber local and international artists making exciting work you can’t see anywhere else to Scottsdale’s Waterfront along with music, food, and local vendors for an exciting two-day event. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone with day and night-time installations floating, hovering, releasing, revealing, and emerging in and around the water of the Arizona Canal between the Soleri Bridge and Plaza and the Marshall Way Bridge. Be a part of the artwork and spectacle—a new community tradition in celebration of the Valley’s unique canal culture
and history. More info
Location: Downtown Scottsdale
Extend the creative festivities with a visit to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s (SMoCA) ongoing exhibits. SouthwestNet: Sherin Guirguis and Carrie Marill (Sept. 22-Jan. 6, 2013) draws inspiration from Arabic and Southwestern native cultures in a collection of vibrant sculptures. West of Center: Art and Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977 (Sept. 29-Jan. 6, 2013) illuminates the work of the era’s diverse range of artists. Architecture + Art: Hector Zamora (Oct. 27-January 27, 2013) is a site-specific project in response to the environmental and architectural context of the Sonoran Desert, focusing on urbanism/suburbanism in the wake of the country’s housing collapse.
The Scottsdale Arts District is also home to a wide selection of world-class art galleries, many of which are opening new exhibits during Scottsdale Fall for the Arts. Browse collections ranging from Western and Native American art to modern and contemporary pieces.
Exhibition of Fine Art from Women of the West and their paintings. Discover leading ladies of the West: Amery Bohling, Karen Budan and emerging artist Amy Karnes. Visit Website
Join us for an opening reception featuring new works by nationally renowned artists Benjamin Wu and Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey. This exhibition will highlight Wu’s award-winning mastery over a breadth of classical genres, and will expose the spontaneity and brilliance Cawdrey creates through painting the West on silk. Visit Website
To celebrate a decade of providing the finest art to the community, Bonner David Galleries commemorates this occasion with a very special show featuring new work from all 30 of our talented artists. This exquisite collection is a not to be missed celebration of the finest works our artists have to offer. Visit Website
The Exhibition “Petite” will include works by contemporary artists. Some of the artists express themselves with more than one medium and others prefer only one creative means. Pascal, Jennyfer Stratman, Deborah Paswaters, Mary Meyers, Robin Daniels, Patricia Sherwood, and Leigh Sherman will be showing works that weekend. Visit Website
Colores presents “Rough and Tumble” during Western Artwalk, Thursday November 8 and through the month of November. “Rough and Tumble” focuses on Western art that epitomize the ideals, passions and history of the West. Featuring art by Amy Watts, James Swanson, Thom Ross, Chaille Trevor, Sarah Webber and many others. We will also have a special remembrance for the late Paul Sheldon. Visit Website
In the Western art genre, Donna Howell-Sickles has taken the image and idea of the cowgirl beyond charcoal lines and into a reality. Howell-Sickles has been exploring the layers beneath the cowgirl’s engaging exterior for more then 30 years. A vintage post card from the 1930′s featuring a cowgirl with ruby red lips sitting atop her horse instilled in Howell-sickles a lasting fascination with the cowgirl spirit. Visit Website
This is a new body of work by jeweler Robin Waynee, who has been awarded multiple presitgious awards. She is well-known for her “Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet” which is 18K gold and blackened sterling silver, with a hidden clasp, set with rainbow moonstones, spessartite garnets, diamonds and blue sapphires. The bracelet is entirely fabricated by hand, with no casting. Be prepared for another dazzling performance at this artist reception. Visit Website
Internationally recognized artist, Michael Swearngin, will be presenting his newest paintings with their distinctive feel for the contemporary West. Along with Michael we also welcome our own bronze master and local delight, Carol Ruff Franza. Visit Website
Larsen Gallery hosts the artistic collaborative sculpture of Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis. Their work is very much about the material, mostly wood, and is presented unencumbered to create a direct and pure visual experience. Visit Website
This show will feature two international artists – Marina Dieul who is originally from France and now resides in Canada and Hsin-Yao Tseng who was raised in Taiwan but now lives in San Francisco. Both artists have been recently awarded with being a finalist at the annual Portrait Society of American International Competition. Visit Website
From his youth, Jordan Abernethy had a driven passion as a concept artist focusing on 2D mediums. However, he has always been fascinated with sculpture. His sculptures breathe life into cold bronze giving personality to the pieces he creates. His stylized artistic flare captures the definition of realism. Visit Website
Fresh off the easels of friends Ed Mell, Joseph Lorusso, Gary Ernest Smith, and G. Russell Case, this kick-off show will introduce new works by all four artists. Our annual ‘Fiesta’ represents the start of the season for each of the artists, and is highly anticipated by collectors. Visit Website
“Elements of Gesture” will feature new, otherworldly paintings by Tucson artist Renee Vance along with the powerfully compelling paintings of Phoenix artist, Alain Moulis. Visit Website
This artist demonstration will feature Michael Maczuga. Maczuga will paint using a live model in the window of the gallery. Michael Maczuga is a local artist. He is well known for his figurative oil paintings; particularly those of children. Other artists featured throughout the weekend include Western landscape artists Jim Knauf, Douglas Rl Diehl, David Gordinier and Carol Swinney as well as the work of Arizona Artists Allen Garns and Jason Wright. Visit Website
The exhibition, featuring acclaimed, award-winning artist Charles H. Pabst, includes his new original oil paintings reflecting his deep love of nature and his passion for painting. His glowing, vibrant southwest landscapes radiate his innate ability to use light and glorious color to endow upon the viewer a new vision of joyful positivity and hopeful optimism. Visit Website
Touchstone Gallery will be showcasing an in-depth exhibition of some of Arizona’s most beautiful minerals, their history, lore and collectability. Join us November 8th thru the December 2nd to discover a Centennial tribute to Arizona’s rich mineral history.
Fall Classics is a major show of all new works by Trailside’s distinguished roster of artists. While the show has a strong emphasis on western imagery, it also features important works ranging in subject from wildlife, impressionistic works, sporting art, landscapes and figurative pieces. As part of the fall show, the gallery will also be hosting a special feature showcase of new paintings by award-winning artist Z.S. Liang
November is Wilde Meyer Gallery’s 29th anniversary. “People and Places of the West” features Western art cowboy and cowgirl, Native American culture and scenic Southwest landscape. Jim Nelson, Doug Weigel, Chaille Trevor, Ka Fisher, Stephen Morath and many others. Visit us during Western Artwalk, Thursday November 8. Visit Website
Xanadu will be featuring three artists during ‘Fall for the Arts.’ Western and Arizona landscapes by internationally known oil artist John Horejs, mixed media collages by Dave Newman, and oil/mixed media horses by husband and wife artists John and Elli Milan will be showcased. All three artists will be present and demonstrating their at the gallery during both Art Walk and the Quick Draw auction. Visit Website