making connections

Seven artists, Phoenix to LA, lots of Art – You’re invited!

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Connections to the Natural World focuses on 7 artists who draw inspiration from nature and science, each approaching the subject from their own unique perspectives. Working in various media ranging from installation to mixed media, these artists bring fresh visual insights, from issues of the human impact on the environment to sheer wonder at the diversity and magnificence of the natural world.

WHAT: Connections to the Natural World
WHO: Artists Linda Ingraham, Linda Margaret Kilgore, Sarah Kriehn, Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez, Patricia Sannit, and Mary Shindell.  
WHERE: LA ARTCORE Brewery Annex (Lincoln Heights)
650 A South Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 276-9320
WHEN: Jan 2nd-Jan 30th. Hours Wed-Sun 12-5 pm
* Reception and Artist Talks – Sunday, Jan 10, 2016, 1-3 p.m.

A sampling of work:

Linda , Big Tree

Linda Ingraham, Big Tree, Mixed Media Photography

Linda Kilgore, Bosque, mixed media installation

Linda Margaret Kilgore, Bosque, mixed media installation

Breaking Open

 Sarah Kriehn, Breaking Open, Collagraph

Carolyn Lavender, Jaguar - Jaguar

Carolyn Lavender, Jaguar – Jaguar, graphite, acrylic on prepared panel

Monica Aissa Martinez, Female Front Body, mixed media drawing on paper

Monica Aissa Martinez, Female Front Body (self-portrait), casein, graphite, gesso on Arches paper

Patricia Sannit, Time Pressure

Patricia Sannit, Time Pressure Decay Rebirth, clay

Mary Shindell, Generation

Mary Shindell, Generation CSA, digitally drawn imagery printed on Plexiglas and styrene, optical fiber, LED lights, flowerpots, redwood, garden wagons

Click on name for website :

Free and open to the public.
Serving Los Angeles for 35 years, Contemporary Art Exhibits at →  LA ARTCORE


A couple of years ago we met to share work and formulate a plan. Out of this meeting connection was formed. The result will be a showing in Los Angeles.

We hope to see you there!

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Facebook Invite.

five15 to the 5th

Five15 Arts presents: The Fourth Annual 515 to the Fifth Small Works Show. postcard-4inx4in-front The artist run gallery, set in the heart of downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Gallery District, is doing it again! Members exhibit alongside five artists each has personally invited to participate. Come join us for a diverse salon-style exhibition of 12″ x 12″ artwork representing over sixty Phoenix artists.

Member Mary Shindell put out a call – and here are her 5 invited guests (and only a small sampling of all the many showing):

Christopher Jagmin Carolyn Lavender Susan Canasi Mitch Fry Monica Aissa Martinez

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Mary Shindell
OCOTILLO 1
Digital drawing, Ink jet print
$30

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Christopher Jagmin
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From series entitled, Dirty Color
Encaustic and oil on wood
$700.00

Jaguar-Jaguar 2 2015

Carolyn Lavender
Jaguar-Jaguar 2
graphite, acrylic on canvas panel

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Susan Canasi
The Looking Glass
Sculpted copper and mirror
$175

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Mitch Fry
Delaware Cootie Catcher
Original drawing: Poire Tranquille
steel & goo
*Special thanks to: Pere Brooks- Bilson’s grade school origami memory
Price: $ 79.99

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Monica Aissa Martinez
Caballitos De Mar
Mixed media on panel
400.00

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Mary Shindell
OCOTILLO 2
Digital drawing Ink jet print
$30

Fourth Annual 515 to the 5th Openings: First Friday, July 3 and August 7th (6-10PM) Artist Receptions: Third Friday, July 17th and August 21st (6-10PM) *Hours: First and Third Fridays during July and August from 6-10PM Saturdays from 1-5PM Five15 Arts →  Website and  ↓Directions

Address: 515 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Transit: Roosevelt St & 7th St *All work is available for sale!

five15 to the Power of 5

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Five15 Arts presents its third annual invitational. Each of the eleven member invites five local artists to take part in a salon style exhibition called Five15 to the Power of 5.

Five 15 member Mary Shindell invited me to take part along with Christine Cassano, Mitch Fry, Carolyn Lavender and Nicole Royse.

The art is 12 x 12″, includes both 2D and 3D, and results in a diverse exhibition with over sixty works of art. Everything is available for purchase and will be on a cash ‘n carry basis. This means the show will certainly be different the second time you visit – on 3rd Friday!

The opening is this coming First Friday. Each member will have 2 works included in the exhibit. Here are Mary’s 5 picks along with her own art :

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Mary Shindell
Mesquite Beans, Moon Crater
digital drawing with graphite and ink, archival ink jet print
2014
$100.00

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Christine Cassano
Morph Code
mixed media on panel
2014
$375.00

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Mitch Fry
Regrowth
repurposed hardwoods & elastomeric
12 x 12 x 3 1/4″
2014
$351.00

Baboon-Baboon in progress 2

Carolyn Lavender
Baboon-Baboon (progress shot)
graphite on prepared canvas panel 
2014
$500.00

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Nicole Royse
Twilight
acrylic on canvas
2014
$85.00

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Monica Aissa Martinez
Anatomy of a Hummingbird 
mixed media and collage on panel
2014
$400.00

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Mary Shindell
Bougainvillea Moon Craters
digital drawing with graphite and ink, archival ink jet print
2014
$100.00

Brave the heat and join us – it will be worth it! The show is always a full house.

WHO : Five 15 Arts
WHAT: Third Annual Five 15 to the 5th Power
WHEN: First Friday Opening, August 1, from 6-10 PM
Third Friday Reception, August 15 from 6 – 10 PM
Saturdays from 1 – 5 PM
WHERE: 515 E Roosevelt Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Five 15 Arts is a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space committed to providing support and an exhibition venue for serious, professionally minded Arizona artists.

more info → Five15 Arts

515 to the power of 5 – guest artist invitational

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Five 15 Arts presents:
Second Annual Five15 to the 5th
June – July 2013

Five15 Arts is a member-run art gallery in the heart of downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row District. For the second year in a row, members exhibit alongside five other artists they invite to participate. The only criteria is the artwork be 12″ x 12″. The results is a diverse salon style exhibition with over sixty works of art. All of it available for purchase. As work sells it can be taken home – artist has option to replaces the sold piece with something new so  the showing  may continue to change throughout its run.

Mary Shindell invited me to take part. Here are a small sampling showing both of Mary’s mixed media pieces (members show 2 works) as well as work in metal, clay, prints, paintings and graphite drawings – I hope you get a sense of the variety … there’s so much more. Join us next Friday. Drop in and see all the other creative groupings.

Five15 to the Fifth 2013 front


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Mary Shindell
Foliage 1 – Bougainvillea
Digital print on Plexiglas, LEDs, optical fiber, Redwood Frame

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Sue Canasi
Midnight Botanical
Copper and Acrylic on Canvas

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Farraday Newsome
Swallowtail Garden
lidded box, glazed terra cotta

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Jeff Reich
Allthorn
glazed stoneware,

Diana Hartley
The Power of One (Mask)
Solar Intaglio on Hahnemuhle

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Brent Bond
Flourish
mixed media on laser engraved birch plywood

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Carolyn Lavender
Bear-Bear
Graphite on Canvas Panel

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Mark Obermayer
Celebrate Life
Relief Print

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Monica Aissa Martinez
Earth and Air – [Air]  / Tierra y Aire (Aire)
Casein on Paper

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Mary Shindell
Foliage 2 – Palo Verde
Digital print on Plexiglas, LEDs, optical fiber, Redwood Frame

Second Annual Five15 to the 5th
Opening: First Friday, June 7th (6-10PM)
Artist Reception: Third Friday, June 21st (6-10PM)
First and Third Fridays during July from 6-10PM
Saturdays from 1-5PM


five15 Arts
Address: 515 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

mesa contemporary art, artist reception

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The installation.

Lots of activity since I last posted in 2012.
Our exhibit Creature Man Nature opened January 11th. And a week from last Friday, on the 25th, we had our Artist Reception at Mesa Contemporary. It was one busy evening – with family, friends and many fine-art appreciators.

I slept all day on Saturday.

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This framed image greeted our guests at the front entrance of the gallery.

I’m including a few photos from the event. If you want to see more visit our exhibition blog → Formal Exhibit and Informal Blog.

I’ll just say the last few weeks – have been full.

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Our grand exhibition banner sits on the side of the building.

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Detail of Mary’s work in the foreground with one of my drawings in the background.

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Mary’s center sculpture strongly connects all of our work. It repeats the vertical trees in Carolyn’s work below, and it connects to the figures and the line work in mine above. carolynm

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This is my wall in the gallery space.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with press. I learned a few more things about Mary and Carolyn.

What’s next? We have plans to continue. For now we’ll enjoy the run of the show. You have until April to catch it.

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IMG_3569The studio is emptying out this morning. I’m re-evaluating everything as I move about and I prepare to sign the loan agreements for the exhibition.

Artist Mary Shindell sent more photos of her model of the galley space.  She adjusted it a bit from the first series of photos which I posted into the exhibition blog. This second batch I can’t ignore. They’re well shot and the model is so nicely constructed.

Things balance out nicely, don’t you think?

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Mary will have the back wall. Her print of South Mountain is measured to sit across it. Right now it’s appears I have the North (right) wall, and Carolyn will have the South wall.
Marco and Tiffany probably have the final say. They know the space.

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Carolyn s wall

We’re delivering work one month ahead of the opening of the exhibit. The reception will follow 2 weeks after that. Here’s the plan.

When: Friday, January 11 – Sunday, April 28, 2013
Where: North Gallery
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 25, 2013 (6-9pm)

For more information click → Mesa Arts Center PowerPoint Presentation

Anthony Zeh – 100 Artist Portraits

I like to tell a story with my work, professional photographer Anthony Zeh says as we’re wrapping up the afternoon. He shows me a few images from his portfolio including this one below.  It’s a family portrait

… never boring, he notes.

Portrait of a family in their kitchen


I meet Anthony Zeh on Tuesday evening. Thursday afternoon he’s in my studio taking photos.

…Tuesday we attend the same artist lecture at the ASU art museum.  Carolyn Lavender introduces us.  Jon Haddock is also at the lecture. Tony wants to know if I’m working in my studio these days, and if so … might you be available for a photo-shoot …Thursday?

Thursday? Day after tomorrow?

Carolyn and Jon, both having already been photographed, suggest I take the opportunity. Also, I learn while Tony is in the studio, Joan Prior mentioned my name to him a few weeks earlier.

….all feels like kismet to me.

Artist John Armstrong

I’d noticed the artists portraits showing up on Facebook for some time now.  I didn’t know exactly what was going on but I knew something interesting was happening.  Tony began his 100 Artists Portraits in August of 2011. Is this in celebration of our Centennial? I ask. Yes it is, he responds.

Artist Carolyn Lavender

Tony will be showing a running slide presentation of 50 of the portraits for the weekend of Art Detour. And as of now, the plan is to show the completed project at Bragg’s Pie Factory on Grand Ave. in September of 2012.  You don’t have to remember the latter, I’ll remind you.

If all works as planned he’ll have worked on 100 portraits in 12 months time. You do the math.

Artist Jon Haddock

The photos are compact, exciting, and telling. Artist is pictured working, in studio, with materials collaged into the composition. I mention they have a 3-D quality about them. Zeh explains it’s the 3-photo process he uses that brings out the various layers. It’s called HDR, High Dynamic Range.

Arizona is 100 years old. The 100 Artist Portraits series when complete, will document important work, at an important time.  I know many of the artists in the series thus far, but not every single one of them. He’s capturing one brief moment in time. To see the exhibition in its entirety will be valuable, it will represent something I am a part of…the wide range of creativity that is present right here, right now…

Thanks Tony, for capturing the nitty-gritty (truly) of it all…


WHAT:  A Portrait: 100 Phoenix Artists (Half Way Show)
WHO:   Anthony Zeh
WHERE:  Arizona Center, 400 Phoenix, AZ 85004 – Across from New York & Company
WHEN: ART DETOUR March 17th and 18th

Plan to check out the photos yourself. Let Anthony Zeh share some of his work and some of his process with you.

For more info or to contact Anthony Zeh visit his website.
Click on each photo to go to artists website.