Friday, November 28, 2008
Holiday Membership Show 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Beings • New Works by Sally Davidson
Inspiration for Davidson’s exhibit “Beings” comes from her passion for nature and travel; works in the upcoming show will include acrylic paintings of animals and nature/travel photography. Her work has delighted art lovers throughout the world, including collectors in Europe and Australia.
“I am drawn to paint animals because they evoke a sense of awe. What sort of lives do they lead? What secrets can they teach us? There is so much to learn from nature, and yet environmental changes brought about by human activity have caused many beings’ survival to be threatened. It is up to humans to take care of this extraordinary planet we have been trusted to care for.”
I hope that future generations will look back on us favorably… Will we leave a damaged legacy, or a healthy diverse planet?”
Davidson has been a lifelong artist and educator and currently teaches art at American Heritage Academy, a charter school in Cottonwood . She states, “Art is essential to education. I have long believed in the power of the Arts to inspire, transform consciousness, and change the world. I love my job because the school is very supportive and involved in the arts.”
Ms. Davidson is also proud to be one of the founding members of the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery:
“It has been a wonderfully successful venture and for 12 years has provided a venue for many new and established artists in the area.”
Her “Beings” exhibit will be on display until November 25th. Come and enjoy the fun at the opening reception at the Jerome Artist’s Cooperative Gallery on Saturday October 18th, 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Meet the artist, listen to the wonderful music of “Harpy Trails” a Celtic/Cowboy duo, and enjoy refreshments provided by Sally’s fellow artists.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Trials and Trails • New Works by Megan Dean
For the Arizona native, the term ‘local artist’ is more than just a requirement for membership in the Jerome Artist Cooperative Gallery where her work is on display; the genial block print artist was born, raised and educated in the state and remains firmly anchored to an extended family, friends and co-workers in the art community in northern Arizona. Megan and her husband live in Prescott where she continues to hone her traditional block-print making skills through classes and work in the Print-making department at Yavapai College.
Visitors to the Jerome Artists’ Cooperative Gallery and her fellow member/artists find her work thought-provoking and delightful, though she occasionally finds herself explaining the difference between a “print” and an “original” work in her field of art. Each of her block prints is actually a hand-pulled, hand-printed original created from a variety of forms of art linoleum and often incorporating ‘found’ art such as bits of ceramic or wood. Although some types of art linoleum are thin enough to be run through a printing press, most require individual stamping but she is quick to explain than none is a an exact “reproduction”.
On the other side of the spectrum is work dealing with relationships, goals, desires and milestones in life."
The exhibition will run through October 16th, 2008.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Raina Gentry: Retrospective - The Last Ten Years
Gentry has been a member of the Co-op for several years, and her gallery inventory features a popular array of paintings, prints, cards, and mixed-media masterpieces. Elements of nature, the human body, rich vintage colors, elements of renaissance design, and the beauty of day to day life. Gentry’s Raintree Studios in Prescott can be contracted to decorate your home with old-world plaster finishes, tromp l’oeil scenes and other vintage style finishes.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Natural Beauty • Summer Membership Show
Poster Design by JAC artist Mark Foltz
A walk through the several rooms of the gallery located in the old Hotel Jerome is enough to convince the many visitors that they have discovered a gem of a place- from the friendly local artists/sales people who greet them, to the art itself to the ‘weather report’ window which elicits “oo’s” and “ahs” of delight at the 180 degree view of the beautiful historic valleys and mountains beyond.
In such a setting, the Jerome Artist Cooperative Gallery will open its annual Summer Membership Show, aptly called Natural Beauty on Saturday, June 14th from 5 pm to 8 pm. The public is invited to join the artists for food, drink, live music and the chance to see how the 33 local painters and crafts-people incorporate the beauty of the natural wonders that surround them into their own uniquely personal artistic journey.
The Natural Beauty show will be on exhibit for 6 weeks, and will be continuing during the very popular Jerome ARTwalk event, which takes place the first Saturday of each month. The July ARTwalk will take place on July 5th. The Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery is located at 502 Main Street , Jerome Arizona. Gallery hours are 10am-6pm, 7 days a week.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
The Fields in Which I Labor • New Works by Patrick Lincoln
Jerome Madonna • Digital self portrait
Digital artist and long time Jerome resident Patrick Lincoln explains what it means to be a digital artist, “Yes, it’s true! I use only my digits to make my art! No one else’s digits are allowed.” One never knows whether to take this clever quipster seriously.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Art of Discovery • The Paintings & Drawings of Cody DeLong
Have you ever wondered how an artist really works? Here's your chance to see how Cody DeLong creates his luminous and award-winning landscapes. Conceptual thumbnail sketches will be on display, alongside the studio paintings which sprang from them. Select figure drawing studies will be featured, as well as some plein air paintings.
Opening reception of Cody's show, The Art of Discovery, will take place at the Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery on Saturday, March 29, from 6 - 9 p.m. The show runs through May 1.
"I wanted this show to be a journey through the creative process. When students or collectors visit my studio, they seem fascinated with my preparatory sketches. They often hold them up next to the paintings, gaining insight into the underlying design of my work. I've always viewed drawing as an essential skill for any self-respecting representational painter, so it seems very natural to include them in the show."
A life-long student of painting, Cody challenges himself to use all the tools of expression afforded by his oil paints -- color, values, drawing, design, surface texture, brushwork and edges. That dedication is evident in his work which compels you over for a closer look. His surface treatments illustrate what artists mean when they talk about 'paint quality'.
"Realism is the way I've chosen to express my creativity. It isn't duplication, but the result of keen observation, feeling, imagination and solid painting skills. I'm attempting to weld together all this and more in my work. The paintings I enjoy the most are the ones where you can see the artist began with a strong idea and willfully executed it with sensitivity."
"Today's collectors are more discerning than ever. They know when a painting is askew, and they are less likely to buy the old 'That's just my style' alibi. I think the creative process begins deep within the artist, sometimes from mysterious origins, and there is a struggle to bring it to the surface. It's ok to make mistakes along the way, but it's not ok to accept them as 'good enough' without continually striving for more."
Visit Cody's webiste for more details. www.codydelong.com
For Paintings, Prints, Classes and Events, go to.... www.codydelong.com
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The Imaginary West • Dave Wilder
Montana Lisa • watercolor, 20x14"
Indian Country • watercolor, 28x20"
Rustler's Moon • watercolor, 28x18"
Buffalo Feathers • watercolor, 20x14"
Buffalo Gals • watercolor, 20x28"
The artist will be on-hand at the opening on Saturday, February 16th to greet guests and sign posters and prints. Hope to see you there!
See more of Dave Wilder's work at his website: www.wilderarts.com