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bonnieatclassique
03-19-2004, 12:52 AM
I would like to meet other artists in Arizona particularly in the Cottonwood area. Are you out there?

zeegallerie
04-01-2004, 12:28 AM
Hi I'm in Prescott Valley

pencils4me
04-01-2004, 10:43 AM
Hello

I'm not in your area, but I'm in Arizona! There's a few others out there too...

There was also a member from Camp Verde here a while back, but I've not seen her in a long time.

:D

TJ

lucidancer
04-06-2004, 07:35 AM
I'm in Mesa, close to Phoenix. It's nice to see locals here!

zeegallerie
04-06-2004, 10:58 AM
Nice to meet you looked at your site WOWW!!!!!

canvasjockey
04-09-2004, 02:30 AM
Welcome bonnieatclassique!!

I'm in Tucson, and I know of a couple other WCer's in the Tucson area, and I know there are a few others around AZ in general (I mean aside from those posting here - hi all!)!

I'm ashamed and embarassed to say I can't recall where Cottonwood is (I've been here 20 years, it's just that we don't travel much - though this summer we are going to try some day trips and see more of our state)!

Carole

zeegallerie
04-09-2004, 11:20 AM
looks like we all live along I17. I paint alot of Talaquepaque courtyards just sold 2 more small ones. sorry my site is down for awhile but hope to have up soon.

RiverLynn
04-13-2004, 10:04 PM
Hello Arizonians!

I'm in Bullhead City across from Laughlin, NV. Wouldn't it be great to meet together? The rooms are very reasonable at the Casinos, if you didn't mind staying there. Some ppl are Casinophobic you know :rolleyes: Does anyone ever get up this way?

River

canvasjockey
04-14-2004, 02:46 AM
My parents-in-law just spent Easter there (Laughlin).

At some point in the future I wouldn't mind heading up that direction. We've toyed with a Disneyland trip someday, how far is it to Anahiem from there? We just moved, so travel plans are on hiatus for the time being, but that isn't forever!

I admit I've never been big on casinos (gambling has always been pretty much boring to me), though I know there's other stuff to do and see there!

Carole

RiverLynn
04-15-2004, 07:00 AM
My parents-in-law just spent Easter there (Laughlin).

At some point in the future I wouldn't mind heading up that direction. We've toyed with a Disneyland trip someday, how far is it to Anaheim from there? We just moved, so travel plans are on hiatus for the time being, but that isn't forever!

I admit I've never been big on casinos (gambling has always been pretty much boring to me), though I know there's other stuff to do and see there!

Carole


Hi Carole

Well this world does get smaller all the time doesn't it!

We drove up to Anaheim a couple of yrs ago, I believe it took about 4-5 hrs. It's a nice drive though.

I mention the casinos because there's many nice ones to stay with very reasonable rates. The Riverside's rates are normally under $20 weekdays and sometimes even as low as $10. Pretty nice..... :p The restaurants are also very reasonable, good meals, and much better priced then Vegas. Like steak and eggs for $3. Your in-laws probably know this. Do they live in AZ too? If you let me know in advance I can sometimes pick up coupons for two free nights at the Ramada, but only for weekdays. If you want to pamper yourself suites at Avi (includes a lg in-room whirlpool) for $50.

It's awful hot here during the summer, but then it's awful hot where you are too so you'll be use to it if you decide to come during the summer :cool: Maybe we can plan a get-together with other Arizonian artists sometime. Cal too since we're so close. There's an airport here if someone would rather fly in.

They also have rooms to rent for shows, such as arts & crafts. Wouldn't it be great if everyone brought some of their work to display while we dined and chatted?

Whadaya think?

Have you been a member here long? What medium do you use?

So nice to meet you Carole,
RiverLynn

canvasjockey
04-15-2004, 08:44 PM
RiverLynn,

Hey neighbor! It's always cool to find those that are nearby on WC! There's one member I found out is not only in the same town, but is also a member of the local watercolor guild!

I know from my parents-in-law how inexpensive it is to stay in Laughlin, as they are "regulars" (that is when you can drag my mother-in-law away from the local casinos). That money saving feature alone makes a trip there worthwhile, sometimes just staying in a nice hotel is vacation enough! It'd be fun to have a WC "meet-up", and that is a good location to include Cal members! Maybe a regional "WC" art show is also something to look into in the future :cool: !

I joined WC last fall, and it's been such a great resource and helps create a greater sense of legitimacy to what we do! I primarily use watercolors and acrylics, and occasionally prismacolor pencils, but this year I bought some oils and am giving them a go! I tried them nearly 15 years ago, but didn't have the patience or work ethic I do now. I have two complete oil pieces and am in the middle of my third :clap: ! I have to admit I like it!

Lookin' forward to the summer when we can all email each other moaning and whining about the heat!

Carole

clearlight
04-15-2004, 10:57 PM
Greetings to all artists in Arizona....the West is the Best!

I am living at the south rim of the Grand Canyon...painting and teaching a few classes here. Am thinking about teaching a few plein-air workshops this summer... hotels give a discount for groups and there is always the campground .. which is very nice here BTW. Probably a 3 - 5 day event...small group...email me if interested. {address on my website}

Happy Trails! KM


http://www.kmwithersfineart.com

shirleyq
06-04-2004, 02:36 PM
Hi guys,
I am an Okie but we are moving temporarily to Chandler this month. It would be wonderful if I could meet some of you. I have already met Helen Zapata and Debra Jones (DJStar) on previous trips to Phoenix.

pencils4me
06-04-2004, 03:05 PM
Hi Shirly,

I'm only about 25 min from Chandler, depending of course where in Chandler you are........ ;)

How long do you plan on being here? Today they're forcasting 112 degrees, bring sunscreen and lots of water! :evil:

let us know when you get here!

TJ

shirleyq
06-04-2004, 03:57 PM
Hi Shirly,

I'm only about 25 min from Chandler, depending of course where in Chandler you are........ ;)

How long do you plan on being here? Today they're forcasting 112 degrees, bring sunscreen and lots of water! :evil:

let us know when you get here!

TJ

It's 82 degrees here and raining today so we are not looking forward to being in the desert in the summer time! :(
We will be just a mile from 110 - a straight shot to Scottsdale :clap: and close to the office where my husband will be with a client until December.

zeegallerie
06-04-2004, 06:32 PM
hey I'm a transplanted Okie also left 16 yrs ago. lived in Tulsa I,m about 110 mi. from you maybe we could all meet somewhere in Scottsdale.

prospector
06-04-2004, 08:34 PM
I live in Yarnell Arizona, halfway between Wickenburg, and Prescott. Moved here in 1988 from South Padre Island Texas. I'm retired Yatch captian, and marina owner.. Came here fer my #2 love; gold prospecting with metal detector. I am just getting back to my art work after my gold fever went down.. :D

shirleyq
06-05-2004, 05:49 PM
hey I'm a transplanted Okie also left 16 yrs ago. lived in Tulsa I,m about 110 mi. from you maybe we could all meet somewhere in Scottsdale.

Sounds good to me!

Glowormg
06-08-2004, 11:44 PM
Hi I am in New River Arizona..... 30 miles north of Phoenix, but ever closer to being a suburb of Phoenix, are you still around Bonnie? Tried to email you but it said you did not want emails..... we were just up in Camp Verde today, it is pretty close. Gloria :D

DLGardner
06-11-2004, 12:51 AM
Hello bonnieatclassique!!
From my ole stomping grounds!!!

I lived in Cottonwood/Jerome/Cornville for almost 20 years. I've since moved to Washington but still have fond memories of the Southwest especially Cottonwood. I remember when it was a tiny town along the river and everyone had bees and gardens and the crickets and frogs were the only things you heard at night. There were no stop lights and one road through town and the old Cottonwood Cafe was the meeting place for everyone who lived there. Sigh, those were the days. A very renown artist/sculptor John Henry Waddell lives/d in Cornville. He was fairly old back then so I do not know if he is still alive. But he had his own forge and decorated his desert landscape with life size bronze statues dancing across the hills. I was fortunate enough to have worked with him for a period of time.

I have a daughter in law in Tuscon and her mother and grandmother both are artists and they live in the Verde Valley and Flagstaff. I hope to go and visit them again perhaps next year and do some plein air. Perhaps we could meet up at that point.

I love the Dirty Verde (as it once was called). Has a special place in my heart. I could tell you some tales...


Dianne

Glowormg
06-11-2004, 01:26 AM
Hi I grew up in Phoenix but now live in New River, 30 miles north of Phoenix and about 60 from Camp Verde/Cottonwood. Just went up there Tuesday as we are going to pasture our horses up in C.V. for the summer again. Trail ride along the Verde river. Feel free to set up a paint-out day anyone. Gloria

swampdragon
06-14-2004, 02:52 PM
Hi!

I'm new to wetcanvas. I would like to know if anybody interested in networking? I live in scottsdale.

Thanks,

micah

Glowormg
06-15-2004, 01:52 PM
Hi Micah, Welcome. What kind of artwork do you do? ANd what did you have in mind by networking? Gloria

swampdragon
06-15-2004, 03:00 PM
Thanks Gloria.

I do pinup,wildlife,southwest, and cartoons.I'm looking to get to know other artist. Also for networking freelance job idea's.

micah :)

Isquidget
06-16-2004, 11:38 AM
Hey there, just a newbie but striving to be good at something :angel: , I live in Chandler. I was considering joining a branch of the Decorative Artists Society out here (Cacuts Wren). I'd like to see more oil painting instruction but it's kind of hard to find. Any suggestions? ;)

Glowormg
06-21-2004, 12:37 AM
:clap: Hi and welcome. As far as teachers go, you might check into local artists guild.... like Az. Artists Guild and see if they have any teachers listed. Some art stores have classes and some of the community colleges have both for credit classes and workshops. Just be open and you will meet folks. Gloria

djstar
07-05-2004, 03:08 AM
The Scottsdale Artist School is still doing afternoon portrait and life classes. I THINK they have the evening as well, but they stop when it gets too hot.

That is a great starting place to meet others. The Guild has another open studio on Sunday and Monday night, I believe.
The Scottsdale Artist's League meets this week... only I forget if it is Monday or Tuesday. If you don't mind a LOT of old ladies and plenty of enthusiasm, it is a great and energetic gang. Lots of opportunities to show as well!

I go paint at IN THE RAW juice bar on weekends starting at 7 until I melt. You had best like dogs too, but come hang out and drink fruit juice.
dj*

Glowormg
07-05-2004, 02:32 PM
Where is In The Raw juice bar??? Can anyone go to paint? Gloria

djstar
07-05-2004, 02:52 PM
It is really a coffe house/juice bar. I just set up and bring my own reference photos. It is off Hayden north of Via Ventura on Royal Palm.
This thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193859) shows the general lay,

I am just demo'ing. The School http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org Links to the open studio (http://www.scottsdaleartschool.org/open-studio.html)
The Guild has a new site but it doesn't work at www.arizonartistsguild.org
so look into the OLD SITE (http://www.geocities.com/amarie98/gld/beforeAAGhome.html) It says..

SKETCH GROUP No instruction. Any medium. Easels and tables are provided. Fees: $7 on any Thursday or Friday for the nude model, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Because of possible changes, call the Guild during Sketch Group hours one week in advance to verify the schedule, or call Fred Stanford at 623 842 1232.

OPEN STUDIO PAINTING / CRITIQUE GROUP Meets every Wednesday, 7 to 8 pm. No instruction. Any medium. Fee: $2. Call Pat deWitt at 602 943 4632, or Bev Jones at 602 896 2666 for additional information.



Any help?
dj*

RiverLynn
07-06-2004, 02:47 AM
It's 82 degrees here and raining today so we are not looking forward to being in the desert in the summer time! :(
We will be just a mile from 110 - a straight shot to Scottsdale :clap: and close to the office where my husband will be with a client until December.

Shirley- Rain! Wow... It's so hot here the lizzards stand under an exhaust pipe to cool off - :p lol River

coherent
08-05-2004, 04:36 PM
Hi.. I'd consider myself more of learner than an artist, but I'm in the Verde Valley. Mostly playing with acrylics and some airbrush stuff... Guess most importantly, I'm having a great time. I wish there were more workshops offered in the area than those in Sedona. If you know of any, pass the info on!
-Marc

zeegallerie
08-05-2004, 06:07 PM
Hi Marc I'm in Prescott Valley, I go by Verde every thurs on my way to Flagstaff. I paint alot of Tlaquepaque settings. Maybe we could get together sometime for coffee.

Fmalo
08-05-2004, 09:09 PM
Waaal, whaddya know - the woods is full of artists out here in Zona.

I found quite a few here in Tucson & even met a few of the PHX contingent. Some of the W/C locals I've met have posted here - like Debra Jones, the non-related Toni Jones (see my tiny head) & Canvas Jockey who edited our Southwest arizona Watercolor Guild Newsletter.

Anyone travelling down towards Tucson is welcome to join me on my paint-outs. Free guide service. Just let me know when you're headed thisaway.

fiannah
08-08-2004, 04:31 AM
hey all!
::::: waves at Frank! ::::
Im new to Phoenix and new to oils but having a great time exploring both! Just wanted to say hey to fellow Arizonian Artist!

samdel
08-10-2004, 03:06 PM
I'll be moving to Kingman in a few weeks. I'm looking to take classes in the area. Does anyone teach or have a reference to classes. If so Email me at samdel01@hotmail.com. Thanks so much, Gillian :cool:

fiannah
08-11-2004, 02:44 AM
Is there any PHX area artist from WC that might want to get together for the Phoenix artwalk on the first friday in september?

fiannah
08-19-2004, 04:03 AM
Is there any PHX area artist from WC that might want to get together for the Phoenix artwalk on the first friday in september?

anyone??

djstar
08-19-2004, 04:09 AM
Ask a bit later in the month. And earlier in the day! ;)
dj*

pencils4me
08-19-2004, 12:26 PM
It has possibilites, could be fun.......... but it's to far off for me to confirm right now.

TJ

Fmalo
08-19-2004, 03:46 PM
Oooops, I did say Toni Jones, didn't I???

Pencils4Me will not forgive me, will you, Toni James - :o

Anyway, back to the subject - Fiannah. I'd love to walk with you, but it's a long walk from Tucson.

fiannah
08-19-2004, 09:46 PM
not to worry frank, i'll get down to tuscon for a plein aire session this fall!

djstar
08-26-2004, 02:37 AM
Okay, lets start planning. Next week we will have a first Friday and they start at the Library. We can all pick a time and get a map and pick a bus. How many think they can make a 6:00 rendezvous?
dj*

fiannah
08-30-2004, 01:16 PM
6:00 works for me!

djstar
08-30-2004, 04:24 PM
Depending on my day job, I think that will be an option... anybody else?
dj*

pencils4me
08-30-2004, 05:59 PM
6pm?

I should know tomorrow.

I know where the SAS is, where is the Library?

TJ

fiannah
08-31-2004, 12:46 AM
hmmm library is on central.. big building.. (like that narrows it down) i dont know the cross street but it is just before the bridge and where central splits into one way.

djstar
08-31-2004, 01:08 AM
The link to the map (http://files.artlinkphoenix.com/pdf/firstfridays/ff2004w_sum_map.pdf) is a pdf. Number one is the library and the galleries are listed on the bus maps.

I have no more clue than you guys as to which are good and where to go, but I am up for exploring. From what I understand it is completely impossible to see even all the galleries on a single route so we may as well just throw a pushpin!

www.artlinkphoenix.com is the starting point.
dj*

shirleyq
08-31-2004, 01:16 PM
I have just flown in and will try to make the artwalk. Can someone pm me with more details?

djstar
08-31-2004, 01:19 PM
Hiya Shirl!
Click my links! That is all we all know!
dj*

fiannah
08-31-2004, 10:45 PM
So lets meet at the Central Gallery (i think it is the library) which is number 1 on this map http://files.artlinkphoenix.com/pdf/firstfridays/ff2004w_sum_map.pdf just north of roosevelt and central at like 6pm?

larsnip
09-01-2004, 07:38 PM
:wave: :wave: Hi ya all, I just moved to Phoenix from Houston TX. I'm gonna try to make the Art walk but it doesn't look good at this point.
I would be interested in any other local events

Dave Larson

djstar
09-01-2004, 09:10 PM
6pm?

I should know tomorrow.

I know where the SAS is, where is the Library?

TJ

Try this Mapquest link. (http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&1a=&1c=Queen%20Creek&1s=AZ&1z=&1y=US&do=nw&1ex=1&2ex=1&src=maps&ct=NA&2a=1221%20N%20Central%20Ave&2c=Phoenix&2s=AZ&2z=85004&2y=US&2pn=Phoenix%20Public%20Library&2l=WQUZj9Gw4mQ%3d&2g=BbiGSGFfqai9HBKZbF%2bazQ%3d%3d&2v=ADDRESS&2pl=602%2d262%2d4636)
Take the 60 to the 10 north and get off at or near Central....


HI DAVE.
There is practically nothing this month. That is why they are tearing up the streets to make traffic jams when the people come back.

Pastel Society may be meeting in Glendale this Sunday, BUT IT MAY BE NEXT WEEK... things get very wacky in the heat.
dj*

djstar
09-03-2004, 01:39 AM
I SHALL WEAR MY T-SHIRT THAT PROCLAIMS "I PAINT PETS"
Any other distinguishing marks?
dj*

pencils4me
09-03-2004, 02:08 AM
I'm afraid as it stand right now I'm not going to make it. I've got to head to Florence late tomorrow afternoon and I doubt I'll be back here in time to join you guys.

But on the off chance, I'll look for the lady with the long dark hair that paints pets....... lol

Have a great time you guys

TJ

fiannah
09-03-2004, 05:01 AM
hmmm no idea yet what im wearing yet and if i paint i might end up changing clothes again!

shirleyq
09-03-2004, 07:39 AM
It's too blankin' hot to wear my black hat :p

fiannah
09-03-2004, 06:19 PM
but it is supposed to be cooling down! wahoo! They are forcasting possible t-storms but after this past week of heat they will be very very welcome if they leave the dust behind and cool us off. Im leaving about 5:15 so i should be there around 5:45 ish at the library. Dave, shirley and Debra i hope you can all make it!

i will likely be wearing jean shorts and a white shirt.

shirleyq
09-03-2004, 06:41 PM
Haven't decided what I am wearing yet but I will be escorted by a 6'3" husband. :)

fiannah
09-04-2004, 02:36 AM
Thanks for coming Debra, Shirley and John, I had a great time! Oh after we left i drove down roosevelt and decided to look in a few more and i found the red dog studios!

Fmalo
09-05-2004, 02:14 AM
Heyyy, Seems that you folks had a great time slumming in Phoenix. Plenty of galleries to see, I guess. I've been thru a number in Scottsdale, but haven't seen the ones in Phoenix itself.

When the weather cools down, y'all will have to drive down to Tucson for a paint-out. :wave:

djstar
10-01-2004, 09:01 PM
Nearing five and I will try for a bit past six. May hit the second bus up Grand Ave.

DAVE????
dj*

fiannah
10-06-2004, 03:44 PM
Did you go DJ? I would love to have but was working.

KABart
11-14-2004, 11:03 AM
Hi all,

I'm from Tucson but currently reside in Casa Grande. :wave:

Clareen Barrett
11-20-2004, 07:59 AM
Here's another one logging in! I live in Prescott Valley, Az. Not far from "Zee"
I paint every day or nite! Origianally from Minn. but have lived in 10 diff. states..never to leave Az. Love our seasons in the mts. Glad you're aboard! Clareen Barrett

RiverLynn
11-28-2004, 04:36 AM
Here's another one logging in! I live in Prescott Valley, Az. Not far from "Zee"
I paint every day or nite! Origianally from Minn. but have lived in 10 diff. states..never to leave Az. Love our seasons in the mts. Glad you're aboard! Clareen Barrett

Hi Clareen :wave:

This is interesting- Yrs ago I lived in Ft Ripley & Little Falls, Minn. and have been in Bullhead City, AZ for the last 15 yrs. Almost moved to Prescott instead. We still talk about moving there. (Zee doesn't sound familar (?) I think you have the most perfect seasons there. We're still thinking about moving - either there or maybe Sedona. We're turning extra crispy here - lol.

Nice to meet you :)
River

Clareen Barrett
11-29-2004, 01:26 AM
Hi Again!
Zee Gallery is Fred Wilson,great guy, also MKathleen lives in Pres. Valley.Was so much fun to meet her, it was instant friends! Sedona? As the old saying goes..."Sedona is a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there!" If you ever get over this way, phone me...we'll have lunch!!!
928-772-7516 Clareen

RiverLynn
01-06-2005, 03:31 AM
Hi Again!
Zee Gallery is Fred Wilson,great guy, also MKathleen lives in Pres. Valley.Was so much fun to meet her, it was instant friends! Sedona? As the old saying goes..."Sedona is a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there!" If you ever get over this way, phone me...we'll have lunch!!!
928-772-7516 Clareen

:wave: Hi Clareen!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've been here. Flying times...
Thx! Sure will. My hubby used to live in Sedona and really liked it there- one man's teasure you know- lol ;)
River

zeegallerie
01-06-2005, 10:38 PM
On my way back from Flagstaff today at sunset on the rim what a sight just could'nt resist enjoy

DLGardner
01-06-2005, 11:31 PM
Oh how beautiful.

Dianne

Catfat
01-07-2005, 02:56 AM
I am from Arizona and now live in Port Townsend, Washington, on Puget Sound. I was born in Globe, lived in Payson, Globe, Phoenix, Prescott, Glendale, Mesa & still have relatives in most of those places.
I am coming to Payson in a couple of months to see my sister who still lives there, are any of you in Payson?
Love from Catfat

between the ancient forest and the edge of the sea