Capturing Light and Shadow
AZ Handmade Gallery is highlighting the paintings of Flagstaff artist, Dawn Sutherland, in a show that will be up throughout the month of August. Featuring a stunning 22" x 28" painting of Grand Canyon and new work created this spring and summer, the show has paintings depicting landscapes across the state. Dawn always has fun stories and memories to share about the views she paints. You can talk with the artist about her work and inspiration during ArtWalk on Friday, August 5th starting at 6:00pm, and enjoy a classical guitar performance by Craig Yarbrough of the Grand Canyon Guitar Society!
If you're not able to attend ArtWalk or live out of town, a selection of Dawn's new paintings is on our website to view and purchase.
Dawn will be Plein Air painting in two different public events in the coming months (where artists paint outdoors in front of the land they're capturing with their brush, and visitors can watch and engage with them). This will be her 9th year participating in the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art! The Celebration includes an Artist Group Paint-Out, days of Plein Air painting along the South Rim, as well as an exhibition and sale in the Kolb Studio and online. It's a wonderful way to learn more about art, the Canyon, and meet some fascinating people! You can view the schedule of events and all the participating artists here.
For the 3rd year, Dawn will also take part in the Prescott Plein Air Festival. The main event will be held October 13-15, but art education events and exhibits are being hosted on other days as well. More information is available on the Festival website!
Custom Glass Orders - Think Ahead for the Holidays!
We know, it's only August, who is thinking about the holidays? Well, George is because lots of folks have been ordering his glass! Which he LOVES, but he wants to make sure he can get it all made! With orders already coming in for the holiday season, we are asking customers to plan ahead. Orders for Christmas will not be accepted after November 1st. If you would like George to make a special blown glass piece for you, or have any questions, you can contact the gallery staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in to talk with us. You can also place an order through our webstore!
Is BYOB (Blow Your Own Ball) happening this year? YES! Once the dates have been confirmed we'll send an email out with sign up details, so keep an eye out.
We're so excited to get back to this fun event and are grateful for everyone who has expressed interest in participating!
A Few Opportunities for Artists...
Beautification in Action Grant with the City
Artists are invited to apply for up to $4,500 to complete a beautification, public garden and/or public art project with the city of Flagstaff. Submissions are reviewed bi-annually, and the next deadline is September 15th. You can learn more here. Examples of past Beautification in Action grants include murals, vinyl wraps, sculptures, and large installations.
Theatrikos Call to Artists
Theatrikos is looking for artists to exhibit their work in the playhouse lobby! Art remains on display for 2-month sessions. Contact Lottie Herkenhoff, the Gallery Coordinator, at email@example.com for details.
There are more ways for artists to participate in ArtWalk than showing in a gallery! Downtown businesses are often looking for artists to partner with for First Friday ArtWalk shows, and Culture Connection AZ (in the Historic Ice House building) is a supportive organization for emerging artists to share their work. If you know an artist who is looking for a place to put their art (or if you are one!) you can contact Liz Hewat at the Downtown Business Alliance (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put in touch with an interested location or Audra Travelbee (email@example.com) for information about showing at the Ice House.
Do you have an art opportunity or event you'd like to spread the word about? Let us know!
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Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of the summer!
News and Events
See what events are coming up for AZ Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Galleries, including ArtWalk features for each month and special events like Blow Your Own Ornament workshops and artist demonstrations!