515 to the power of 5 – guest artist invitational

Five15 to the Fifth 2013 back

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

bougainvillea vert 1

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


Sue Canasi
Midnight Botanical
Copper and Acrylic on Canvas


Farraday Newsome
Swallowtail Garden
lidded box, glazed terra cotta

jeff reich

Jeff Reich
glazed stoneware,

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


Brent Bond
mixed media on laser engraved birch plywood


Carolyn Lavender
Graphite on Canvas Panel


Mark Obermayer
Celebrate Life
Relief Print


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


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

a closer look @ the vault

This coming First Friday The Vault, ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus art gallery, will feature  A Closer Look, curated by Annie Waters
Only the third exhibit in this fairly new space, it will feature photography, paintings, and drawings by seven artists. Some of them are familiar names, others new. Include are: Rebecca Bergman, Candice Eisenfeld, Ann Griffin, Linda Ingraham, Carolyn Lavender, Marilyn Szabo, and Kate Timmerman.

The Woods

Carolyn Lavender, The Woods

Carolyn Lavender will exhibit her carefully rendered, 24″ x 54″, graphite on panel, titled The Woods. It promises to absorbs your full attention.


Kate Timmerman will present a 25″ x 19″ encaustic and mixed media on panel, titled Wishes to Remain Anonymous. Timmerman’s very recognizable use of materials creates a richly textured surface and color. This is the first of a series of paper bag portraits that reflect the influence of Outsider Art, on the artist.

Kate Timmerman, Wishes to Remain Anonymous

Rebecca Bergman’s images appear whimsical and bright.  Bergman says she appreciates the profound order of the natural world; it’s purity of form and purpose from the micro to the macro. For her the painting process transforms into a meditative, contemplation rather than a representation.

Rebecca Bergman

Candice Eisenfeld’s painting below, is a wooden panel titled Tantra/Path. Below is one work from a series of paintings where she explores various aspects of pornography.

Candice Eisenfeld

And Ann Griffin includes landscape, this one is from a series titled Sequoia, where she reflects on an area where she grew up. She’s the mother of four, and is returning to painting.

Ann Griffin

About the name of the space…the building that houses the gallery was once the First National Bank of Arizona. The fortress-like structure invites its visitors into its tight quarters which includes original vault doors and entryways.

WHO: The Vault

WHAT: A Closer Look
Curated by Annie Waters and includes artists: Ann Griffin, Candice Eisenfeld, Carolyn Lavender; Kate Timmerman, Linda Ingraham, Marilyn Szabo, Rebecca Bergman

WHENOpening Reception: Friday Sept. 3rd, 6-10pm
Show runs Sept. 3 thru Dec. 18, 2010

WHERE: 411 N. Central Avenue, 85004, Downtown Phoenix
(located on the lower level of the University Center in the Information Commons)

Map to Vault Gallery

phoenix college art faculty exhibition

Next Monday join Phoenix College in the first Art Faculty Exhibition of 2010!

D. Young

Who: Phoenix College

Art Faculty Exhibition

Where: Eric Fischl Gallery
ART 231,  2nd floor of the ART building.

When: Opening Reception  Monday, 2/8/2010 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition runs Feb. 8th – 26th Hours:  Mon. – Thurs. 10am to 6pm

The Phoenix College art department has an exciting array of producing artists who display their passion for art in the classroom and in galleries.
For more information call 602-285-7277.
On line map, click here.

FYI… I’ll be showing a small, mixed media Intaglio print titled “La Persona.”

La Persona

next month at five 15

Peeking into Five 15 Gallery, in downtown Phoenix, I recognize Mary Shindell’s work. Slim, vertical sculpture fills the center area, small 2D work lines the walls. I catch a glimpse of Mary at the back of the long, narrow space.
The gallery isn’t open. It appears she may be completing the install. I am tempted to knock on the door but I decide against it just then. I don’t want to interrupt her and anyway… I would want time…to really look at her work.

If you’re familiar with Mary’s art, you know it’s captivating. Her drawings and sculpture are based on the landscape that surrounds her, the Sonoran Desert.

Planning to spend an afternoon, in the new year, to catch this exhibit of new work. 


Who:               Mary Shindell

What:              Amend, Amass A Solo Exhibition

When:             Opening January 1, 2010, First Friday
                          Exhibit runs:  Jan 1-30, 2010
                          Reception: January 15, 5 p.m., Third Friday

                          Open every Friday 5-9 p.m.
                                               Saturday 1-5 p.m.  or by appointment

Where:             Five 15
                            515 E. Roosevelt
                            Phoenix AZ  85004 

For more information about Mary’s work, visit her web site at  www.maryshindell.com.