a city, modified: 20 years of modified arts

A City, Modified, is a cross between historical exhibition and invitational. The show surveys Modified Arts’ origin in 1999 to the present day and explores the galleries’ history as a music venue and arts space in downtown Phoenix through photographs and historical memorabilia. It is also an invitation to a selection of artists that have had an impact on the space and the arts community in Phoenix over the last two decades.

Participating Artists Include:
Annie Lopez
Brent Bond
Casebeer
Christine Cassano
David Dauncey
Daniel Funkhouser
James Angel
Jerry Jacobson
Douglas Miles
John Randall Nelson
Laura Spalding Best
Malena Barnhart
Monica Aissa Martinez
Rembrandt Quiballo
Sergio Aguirre

Who: Modified Arts
What: A City, Modified
When: November 15 – December 14th
Opening Reception: Third Friday, November 15th, 2019 6pm-9pm
Closing Reception: First Friday, December 6th, 2019 6pm-9pm
Where: Downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Row

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407 E Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85004
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9a-5p, Saturday 12-4p
or by appointment at info@modifiedarts.org
more → www.modifiedarts.org
Facebook invite

Congratulation Modified!


Here are 2 of my memories (in photo)…

2010 / Converging Trajectories, Crossing Borders to Build Bridges

2011 / What Goes On and What Takes Place

 

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
378
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

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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

saving tables – artist made coasters @ made art boutique

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Artist Made Coasters proved to be one of the most successful exhibitions of 2012, and Made is doing it again for 2013.

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These unique artist made coasters have two things in common – they’re practical and creative. They serve to protect tables and other surfaces from the dreaded “water ring” caused by cold, sweating glasses or hot cups. Additionally, they go a step further and add a special touch to a room. Invited to take part last year, I enjoyed and continued making them. People let me know they used them as coasters or sat them as small works on a shelf or ledge.

Three of us return to do this again. You’ll see new artists as well. Remember…everyone is asked to reflect their personal artistic style but to keep them functional.

Invited artists:

John Ebinger
Kristen Fagan
Monica Aissa Martinez
Laurie Minnick
Ellie Richards
Jim Sulak

Join MADE for an artist reception that includes wine and features Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcakes made by Brendan McCaskey.

WHO: MADE Art Boutique
WHAT: Saving Tables – Artist Made Coasters.
When:  Third Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 from 6-9 pm (artist reception)
Where: 922 N. Fifth St. and Roosevelt (Downtown Phoenix)
(602) 256-6233
Website: http://www.madephx.com

My newly designed set of 6 ↓.
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…and new set of 4 ↓

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Returning artist John Ebinger’s coasters below – who by the way – plays bass for the Phoenix Symphony. See ↓ the influence …

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MADE  carries some of my other designs seen here → coaster link.
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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


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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

Flourish

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

artist-made coasters @ MADE

MADE art boutique invited me, along with 10 other artists, to create a set of 6 beverage coasters for No Sweat: Artist-Made Coasters, the latest in an ongoing series of artist-themed exhibitions.

I had to think about things like protecting tables and other surfaces from a water ring. I considered cold, sweating glasses and hot cups. The coasters are not only functional, but are also a decorative element. They reflect my artistic style.

Initially I thought I’d print on cloth and did all the research to do so but came up with this idea a week later, while visiting with Mary Shindell.  I am very pleased with the look of the small objects. They open a whole new process to me, I’m sure could show up in future work.

Today I found clear bumpers to finish the work. The whole design took hold. The opaque ones above are fun. And the transparent ones below, more sophisticated. I have made various sets of 6, and have narrowed down two different completed sets, one of which I’ll leave with MADE next week.

What  No Sweat: Artist-Made Coasters

Who    11 Phoenix artists (listed below)

When   Opening Reception : Third Friday, November 16th, 2012 6-9
Exhibition Dates: November 16 – Friday, February 1st, 2013

Where  MADE art boutique
antidote to the everyday
artist made culture
922 N. Fifth Street @ Roosevelt
Downtown Phoenix 85004
602.256.6233 // madephx.com
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11-6 & Sunday 11-3
extended hours for events, receptions and workshops

The show opens next week and as usual, I hope to run a post with other artist’s work.

… tonight, we use our own personally designed set.