ArtFest of Scottsdale 2010 Featured Artists

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From Left to Right: B. Sutherland, P. Draper, A. Watterson, W. Reiss, K. Zuckerman and P. Graves

Listed below are the Featured Artists for the ArtFest of Scottsdale, taking place November 20 & 21, 2010 at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza.  Each artist has a short artist statement and a small gallery of images.  Feel free to click on their name for additional information or the image to see a larger version of their work.  We encourage you to stop by the weekend before Thanksgiving to check out their work in person!

Kevin Zuckerman

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Kevin is a multi faceted artist, having mastered many mediums, from oil painting (his primary medium) to sculpture in bronze, pastel and watercolor. He has also worked in many styles along his journey as an artist, from classical to total abstraction to the place he has now arrived. Utilizing and integrating all the various techniques and ideas he has collected and invented along the way, Kevin brings something fresh and unique to the art world.

To see more of Kevin’s work, please visit him in space #152.

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Priscilla Draper

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Priscilla Draper creates 3-D humorous pop artwork.  She is an accomplished fine artist who specializes in three-dimensional artwork.  She is also a California transplant who simply fell in love with southern Arizona after graduating from Arizona State University in 1984.  Her artwork is a reflection of her love for life, travel, and of course pop culture.  She strives to combine the simple things in life that define our culture with a slice of daily humor.  The two make a unique blend of Americana 3-D pop art that will bring you a laugh or two as you remember back to those “good ole days.”

To see more of Priscilla’s work, please visit her in space #135.

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Bryon Sutherland

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Bryon discovered a passion for working with molten glass while studying fine arts at California State University in Chico, where he was first introduced to the medium.  Influenced by Butte County’s volcanic geological countryside where the studio is sited, and a childhood by the sea in San Diego, the inspiration for design is apparent. Infused with movement, color and texture, the work speaks for itself.  No two pieces are alike.  No two years are alike, as the work continues to evolve in new directions.

To see more of Bryon’s work, please visit him in space #187.

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Alice Watterson

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In a fascinating partnership between heart and mind, humans have long perceived something of their own mystical nature in imaginatively created figures.  Combining woven cloth, carved wood and a variety of textile skills, my work is yet one more tangent of this ages-old exploration.

To see more of Alice’s work, please visit her in space #127.

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Patty Graves

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My jewelry is one of a kind and usually combines sterling silver and 14kt gold with a variety of precious and semi precious stones. I not only design and make all my own waxes, I invest, burn out, cast and finish all my pieces.  I prefer not to use specific terms to describe the style of my work. My life has been touched by the art and people of many cultures and I believe all of these experiences have influenced me and brought my work to its current level. I consider my pieces to have a sculptural nature. I strive to create in my jewelry balance, both visually and physically without using traditional symmetry.

To see more of Patty’s work, please visit her in space #161.

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Walter Reiss

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“Clay is the only material that can be distorted and manipulated in so many ways. I prefer that my pieces reflect these qualities rather than painting designs and pictures on pots. The textures of deformation gives the pieces vitality…I prefer the spontaneous character of clay to depict in a rough, yet powerful way, my whimsical or satirical expressions of objects, events or conditions that affect me emotionally or intellectually.” – Walter Reiss

To see more of Walter’s work, please visit him in space #166.