June 24, 2006 - July 19, 2006This summer the Jerome Artists Cooperative celebrated their 10th anniversary with a major party on the evening of Saturday, June 24th. Food! Beverage! Live music! Prizes! New artwork! It was indeed the place to see and be seen, as “the Co-op” has been an important outlet for town social behavior and cultural spirit for the past 10 years. Hosting regular “featured artist shows” galas, including a sharing of their show space with Jerome Kids Art Workshop each summer for many years, the gallery is an integral part of the tightly woven art community. “It thrills me we’re successful,” said longtime Jerome resident and classical realist Anne Bassett, “It thrills me the level of competence among all of these flaky artists.”
Currently featuring about 36 exhibiting artists and always accepting applications for more, there is a wide range of different media and subject matter on display. Artists come from as far away as Prescott and Sedona, but the majority reside in Jerome, and the outlying Verde Valley.
Photos from the opening: