2012 ArtFest of Fifth Avenue Spring Featured Artists

From left to right, Philippee-Lohezic, Curtner, Kunkel, Visker, Brin
From left to right, Philippee-Lohezic, Curtner, Kunkel, Visker, Brin

Listed below are the Featured Artists for the 2013 ArtFest of Fifth Avenue Spring, taking place February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 on Fifth Avenue, between Scottsdale Rd & Goldwater Blvd. 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 in February to check out their work in person.

Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic

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Born in France, my passion has always been Art. Creatively inspired by the moderns like Cézanne, Rodin, Archipenko, Picasso, et al, I am attracted to cubism and abstract art, but I may also elect to be figurative according to the emotion I want to portray or the mood of the moment.

To see more of Marie-Pierre’s work, please visit her in space #174.


Richard Curtner

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Curtner is a unique artist whose museum quality works speak for themselves. As a self taught artist yearning for skills of mastership, his path of study led him to the tutelage of Stephen Baumann, the internationally renowned American painter recognized for his landscape and western painting. He continued his studies in the Dominican Republic, with famed artist Guillo Perez, internationally known for his landscape art.

To see more of Richard’s work, please visit him in space #127 & 129.


Marlys & Richard Kunkel

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Stoneware pottery, nichos, shadow boxes, sculptural works, & tiles with words to Beatles songs or in a Beatles theme. We use stoneware clay and pigmented liquid clays to write by hand on the surface and or decorate the surface with bright colors. The bright colored pieces are applied in layers and then reduced with steel wool. All of our work is fired twice.

To see more of Marlys & Richard’s work, please visit them in space #248.


Judith Visker

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Judith Visker sees colors in a unique approach to the landscape and structure. Her distinctive imagination grew while living in Minnesota, growing up in the country, playing in the fields, and realizing the importance of the house where the family gathers. Other structures and landscapes have intrigued her as she has lived in different locations and now resides in Arizona.

To see more of Judith’s work, please visit her in space #158.


Hill & Nicole Brin

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After 22 years as a music producer/engineer, I was ready for a change.  I was tired of big cities and too many hours in the studio.  They say once an artist, always an artist. Maybe it’s true!  I started experimenting with Mexican tiles on a table base I had.  Before long, I was hooked making planters, tables and eventually mirrors.  Over time, my wife Nicole started working with me.  We began experimenting with making our own tiles.

To see more of Hill & Nicole’s work, please visit them in space #217.


To see a full listing of all participating artists, please visit the Online Artist Listing.

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