Listed below are the Featured Artists for the ArtFest of Scottsdale, taking place November 21 & 22, 2015 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 images to see a larger version of their work. We encourage you to stop by in November to check out their work in person.
My saving passion is these cylindrical tapestries I call "Quiet Oboes", and the sculptural pieces, constructions of these fiber wrapped tubes in combination with metal structure. The delicious warmth of the fiber, either in combination with the cool metals, or the warm color infused with flecks and dashes of cool color sings and harmonizes with the other art and furnishings of any room.
To see more of Myra's work, please visit her in booth 185.
Maria Arango Diener
Maria believes that working with a woodblock takes on the aspects of a struggle between antagonists. The wood is reluctant, the artist determined, and it is reasonable to suggest that the battle of wills brings about a result quite different from those media in which the hand of the artist moves brush or pencil or crayon freely over the working surface.
To see more of Maria's work, please visit her in booth 158.
Russell & Merri Peters
Russell and Merri Peters are a husband and wife team, who join their mediums together. Russell does all the clay work with a mixture of hand thrown, slab rolling and sculpture. Merri then hand paints each piece with acrylics. Together they combined their talents to create their works of art.
To see more of Russell and Merri's work, please visit them in booth 213.
The quality of my work is a direct reflection of my spiritual condition. Glass feels, it remembers, it's alive in the intense heat. You must be present in the moment. Every movement leaves an impression on the final piece. As you dance, with diamonds grinding or fire polishing, a serene feeling comes the moment when the glass turns from an unrecognized mass to the beginning the form, to an expression of your idea.
To see more of Gregory's work, please visit him in booth 209.
A lot of my inspiration comes from the rock formations of northern Arizona, such as those found in the Grand Canyon and the Sedona area. Animals, as well as human anatomy and emotion also give life to my work. Each piece tells a story through its shape, combination of colors, and textures, and will last for generations.
To see more of Transito's work, please visit him in booth 236.