Made in Arizona Featured Artists

Featured left to right: M. Wright, J. Wight, M. Beier, S. Spalding and K. & B. Newman

Listed below are the Featured Artists for the Made in Arizona Festival, taking place February 10, 11 & 12, 2012 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.

Mary Beier

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My work is about everyday life, people, places and moments. The things that seem to inspire me the most are those I see everyday, whether it is a house on a hill or two people walking together at the end of a long day. These are simple things that make up our moments and frame our lives.

To see more of Mary’s art, please visit her in Space # 206 and 208.

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Janet Wight

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I try to incorporate something positive into everything I make…Each piece is made from sterling silver or 18k gold, with a little copper here and there. All my work is hand built, one at a time, not mass produced. Consequently, no two pieces are exactly the same.

To see more of Janet’s art, please visit her in Space # 204.

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Margaret Wright

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I love photographing old buildings, flowers and abstract patterns in nature.  My most popular collection is “Not Found in Nature”, a portfolio of floral fantasies, which combines photography and digital art.

To see more of Margaret’s art, please visit her in Space # 114.

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Suzanne Spalding

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Through fusing I’m reminded of glasses’ true liquid nature, enjoying the transformation in the kiln, the mingling of color layers, and a newfound freedom of form.

To see more of Suzanne’s art, please visit her in Space # 144.

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Barbara and Ken Newman

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Barbara and Ken Newman became partners in many ways in 1979.  The marriage and launching of Newmans’ Design Mine in Tucson both occurred in that year.  Barbara and Ken have been full time jewelry professionals since then.

To see more of Barbara and Ken’s art, please visit them in Space # 116.