Listed below are the Featured Artists for the 2013 Made In Arizona Festival, taking place March 15, 16 & 17, 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 March to check out their work in person.
The medium I work with is metal; my metal of choice is aluminum. I shear, bend, torch, cut, grind, paint, bang and sometimes even stomp on a piece to get the result I am looking for. I like unusual sizes and shapes and strive for pieces that create conversation.
To see more of Mary’s work, please visit her in space #204 & 206.
With all these years of involvement with glass I have never been more excited with the medium than I am now. Through fusing I’m reminded of glasses’ true liquid nature, enjoying the transformation in the kiln, the mingling of color layers, and a new found freedom of form.
To see more of Suzanne’s work, please visit her in space #150.
As far back as I can remember my biggest dream has been to be an artist. I have been very blessed to be a working artist in different mediums since the age of 17. I love combining different objects and textures into my art. Being able to use my God given talents and bring my visions of beauty into the world is my definition of happiness.
To see more of Victoria’s work, please visit her in space #142.
Painting is a way of expressing my emotions and my life. I work with images of my environment because of my great enthusiasms about living in the Sonoran Desert. Painting from my photographs allows me to capture numerous interesting moments in the desert some including southwest wildlife.
To see more of MaiLe’s work, please visit her in space #118.
When designing a piece I consider aesthetic appeal, function, and wear-ability. I enjoy the challenge of making each piece while exploring negative space, and movement. I also play with contrast in my work by using different textures, metals, stones, and shapes. The combination of these elements has allowed my work to become coherent in concept, and diverse in nature.
To see more of Ryanne’s work, please visit her in space #209.