Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
This year welcomes new and returning artists from every nook of the fine art spectrum housed within 44,000 square feet of patron-friendly working studios. It is a fascinating scene where art lovers get to step inside the spaces and minds of artists at work, giving a deeper understanding of the process and motivation behind each unique creation and thusly a greater appreciation for the work.
It truly is an “Art destination” says Judy Long, Operations director and Partner of the Expo. From the most minute and delicately constructed jewelry to tapestries and weavings, works of watercolor, oils and ink, etchings, glassworks and ceramics to larger than life-size bronzes and carvings, but to name a few. Inspired works from inspiring artists from all over the world.
Expo Artists have come from as locally as Tucson, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Fountain Hills, Prescott, Mirana, Anthem, Page and others from California, Colorado, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Utah, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oregon, Texas, South Dakota, Nicaragua, China, Mexico, Iraq, Holland, Romania, Japan and the United Kingdom.
“These are the most honest, hardworking, passionate and loyal people so dedicated to their field of art. Being at the EXPO on a daily basis, I see their pride and excitement when they’ve finished their newest works and I am honored to share in their fine moments.”
The Expo’s fine artists are: Falah Al Saidi, Cheryl Anderson, Ernie Apodaca, Guadalupe Apodaca, Atalanta, Kim Ballard, Arthur Benjamins, Dwight Bennett, Craig Bergsgaard, Hugh Blanding, Janet Blumenthal, Jane Boggs, Jeannie Bonine, Martin Bourbeau, Suzanne Brown, Robert Burt, Susan Quin Byrd, Ed Caldie, Kelly Smith Cassidy, Raymond Chee, Sandi Ciaramitaro, Bob Coonts, Travis Crowther, Keith Dabb, Keith Dagley, Jess Davila, Gene Dieckhoner, Cynthia Downs-Apodaca, Steve Failows, Phil Feaster, Carol Forseth, Jessie Gene, Diana Gilmore, Santiago Gutierrez, Susan Hartenhoff-Haygood, Joy Hartl, Dan Haygood, Jeff Hepworth, L.C. Herst, Charles Huckeba, Beth Hyatt-Rapp, Lorene Ireland, Randy Keedah, Ben Kinne, Greg Kinne, Lauren Knode, Donna Levine, Mark Lewanski, Janelle Lindley, Daniel Long, Kelby Love, Roger Lundskow, Enmanuel Maldonado, Tom Martin, Marlan Masteller, Janne Matter, Walter Melnikow, Joni Mitchell, Betsy Montoya, John Montoya, Lynnette Moody, Dick Mueller, Loretta Musgrave, Gene Myers, Lori Myers, Kazu Okutomi, Jason Napier, Isabelle Posillico, Leo Posillico, Mark Richmond, Gary Robertson, Charles Love Sanders, Caroll Schinkel, Bill Shaddix, Richard Bell Smith, Misty Soderberg, Pat Stacy, J.M. Steele, Tod C. Steele, Constantin (Tino) Serbu, Hal Stewart, Ron Stewart, Christine Sutherland, Wei Tai, Charles Taube, Cindi Terry, Sam Thiewes, T.J. Thompson, Dave Venell, Scott Wallis, Willi Waltrip, Scot Weir, Roger Wermers and Paula Yates.
“Every year patrons walk away from the show delighted by the quality of art, approachability of each of the artists and the very special EXPO ambiance,” says Judith Combs, CEO of the award-winning Thunderbird Artists and CEO/Partner of Arizona Fine Art EXPO.
“It is a rare opportunity to find this caliber of artists all in one gathering” says President and Partner, Dennis Long. Long also stated, “The artists are like family to us along with our family of owners/partners; my wife, Judy, my sister, Judi Combs and her husband Roger.”
The Expo also houses its very own Café where patrons and artists alike can sit and take it all in either inside surrounded by the buzz of creativity or in the beautiful Sculpture garden.
“There is a certain feeling when you find that piece you didn’t even know you were looking for, and once you see it you’re hard-pressed to look anywhere else, let alone walk away from it… Whether you just seek inspiration and a greater understanding of any or all creative processes or you know exactly what you’re looking for; come find it here…” states Combs.
The Arizona Fine Art Expo takes place annually and runs for 10 weeks, from January 16th to March 30th, from 10am to 6pm.