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march 2017 gallery & museum events
March 2017 Gallery & Museum Events
March, 2017, Page 163
After the Storm
Though his interests are many, Mike Buchheit has found the greatest artistic freedom in conveying his connection to the Grand Canyon as a photographer. His images reflect an intimacy with the world’s most famous chasm that only a full-time resident, 2,000-mile backpacker and frequent river runner could enjoy. Buchheit’s hope is that his photographs will inspire in others a deeper appreciation for the majestic Grand Canyon and foster a sense of stewardship for public lands everywhere. Pictured is “O’Neill Butte Rainbow,” 24"H x 30"W. His photographs are
on display in “Grand Views Intimate Spaces, The Grand Canyon,” March 2-31, at Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 30. For more information, visit
, or call (602) 716-5667.
—1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, (602) 253-7887. Working in a variety of mediums, more than 45 juried artists push the envelope with surprising results in “Exotic Art,” through March 19. The show includes works that are out of the ordinary, evocative, passionate, surreal, fantastical and taboo. The focus shifts to “LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Exhibit,” March 27-April 22.
Arizona Science Center
—600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, (602) 716-2000. Designed to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages, the center boasts four levels of hands-on exhibits, plus live demonstrations, a state-of-the-art planetarium and giant-screen theater. “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey?” through May 31, challenges viewers’ fears, misunderstandings and ignorance regarding the plight of the world’s most feared predator.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
—2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, desertmuseum.org, (520) 883-2702. “Desert Harmony,” through April 17, is a juried exhibit featuring 60 original pastel artworks by members of the Tucson Pastel Society and Arizona Pastel Artists Association.
ASU Art Museum
—ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, (480) 965-2787. “Hannah Barco: Fathomings,” through April 15; “Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes,” through May 6; “Museum of Walking Annex,” through May 20; “Map(ing),” through May 20; “Francis Älys: Ciudad Juárez Projects,” through May 27; and “The Violence of Truth: Encounter With Jose Bernardi,” through July 15.
Bonner David Galleries
—7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, bonnerdavid.com, (480) 941-8500. Contemporary art signs by Todd Pierce are on display in “Iconic,” through March 16; and paintings by Nacona Burgess in “Spirit and Symbol,” March 3-21. Guests can meet Burgess at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 3.
—2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, Calif., bowers.org, (714) 567-3600. “Frida Kahlo—Her Photos,” through June 25.
Calvin Charles Gallery
—4201 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, calvincharlesgallery.com, (480) 421-1818. Sculpture by Pascal Pierme is featured in “Verve,” which opens with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 2 and continues through April 3.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, cyndycarstens.com, (480) 946-3217. Paintings by Cyndy Carstens are on exhibit in “Southwest Alive,” through March 4.
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
—250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, (480) 782-2695. “Presence, Place and Perception: Landscapes by Bonny Stauffer,” through March 11.
Coconino Center for the Arts
—2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, flagartscouncil.org, (928) 779-2300. “Youth Art Exhibition 2017,” through March 25; and “Ecstasies and Homilies,” through April 15.
—244 S. Park Ave., Tucson, colonial-frontiers.com, (520) 622-7400. “Utilitarian Ceramics From the Jungle: Amazon Beer Fermenting Urns From the Shawi People of the Peruvian Amazon,” March 1-May 31.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
—30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs, Colo., csfineartscenter.org, (719) 634-5581. A site-specific installation by Claudia Mastrobuono and Jodi Stevens is on exhibit through May 7; as well as “The Migrant Series: Don Coen,” through May 21; “Front Row Center: Larry Hulst,” through May 21; “FAC Legacy Series: Mary Chenoweth,” through May 21; and “Force/Resistance: Floyd Tunson, Bunky Echo-Hawk and Dáreece Walker,” through Sept. 9.
Denver Art Museum
—100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, denverartmuseum.org, (720) 865-5000. “What It Meant to Be Modern, 1910-1965: American Works on Paper From the Karen and Kevin Kennedy Collection,” through March 5; “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” through April 2; “Herbert Bayer: 1938-1974, New York and Aspen Paintings,” through April 16; “Unseated: Contemporary Chairs Reimagined,” through May 7; “Depth & Detail: Carved Bamboo From China, Japan & Korea,” through July 2; and “Printed and Painted: The Art of Bark Cloth,” through Aug. 27.
On the Lookout
David Jonason applies his characteristic combination of
cubism and realism to explore the varied and beautiful idiosyncrasies of Southwestern animal life in “Desert Fauna,” which is on exhibit March 30-April 12 at The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Gambel’s Quail, Mr. and Mrs.,” oil on canvas, 16"H x 20"W. The artist will be in the gallery to greet visitors from 7 to 9 p.m., March 30. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 970-3111.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery
—6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, desertartisansgallery.com, (520) 722-4412. “No Gray Walls” and miniatures show “In the Night” continue through April 30, with works by Sharon Bertrand, Le Craven, Nancy Cressler, Tom Kolt, Jan Thompson, and Clydean Troner. A trunk show featuring metalworks and Day of the Dead ceramics by Emily Mann and Patricia Silva takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
—21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, (928) 684-2272. “Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West,” through March 5; “Maynard Dixon: Beyond the Clouds,” through March 5; “Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now,” through Oct. 8; and “Cowgirl Up! Art From the Other Half of the West,” March 24-May 7.
—135 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, ethertongallery.com, (520) 624-7370. Mixed-media works by Mayme Kratz and photography by Michael Lundgren and Christopher Colville are on display through March 6. The focus shifts to mixed-media works by Kate Breakey and paintings by Gail Marcus-Orlen and Andy Burgess March 14-May 31, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. March 18.
—7019 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 481-2530. Paintings by Andrea de Kerpely-Zak and her daughter, Andrea Zakrzewski, are in the spotlight in “Spring Healing Wildflowers,” March 1-April 30.
—7103 E. Main St., Scottsdale, galleryrussia.com, (480) 596-9533. The gallery hosts its 10th anniversary show for Marci Oleszkiewicz, March 16-30. The 2016 Oil Painters of America gold medalist is known for her figurative paintings of children. Guests can meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 16.
—2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, (602) 252-8848. “Beauty Speaks for Us,” through April 2; “Black White Blue Yellow,” through Sept. 12; and “Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest,” through Dec. 31.
—2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix, (602) 254-1641. Paintings by Jeff Slim are on display in “Born Under Punches,” through March 12. The works feature references from film, music and literature combined with ancestral/traditional stories and teachings from the artist’s own experience and studies.
Holland Gallery of Fine Art
—34250 N. 60th St., Scottsdale, azfcf.org, (480) 488-1090. Paintings by Nancy Christy Moore and Mary Bruns are on exhibit in “Botanical Vision,” through March 31. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 11.
—150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa, (480) 644-2468. “Caped Crusaders & Everyday Heroes,” through May 28, takes guests on a hero’s journey through works by more than 15 national and international artists.
—4168 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, kinggalleries.com, (480) 481-0187. “Considering Couse: Pottery by Susan Folwell and Jody Folwell,” through March 9, is an exhibit of new works in clay inspired by the paintings of Taos artist E. Irving Couse from the early 1900s.
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-6865. “The World Awakens,” March 3-12, celebrates the genesis of life, the inception of new ideas and the first inklings of spring. Featured artists include Judith Monroe, Mark Gould, Homare Ikeda, and Randall LaGro. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. March 3.
—3705 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale, (480) 941-0900. The gallery hosts its annual “Fritz Scholder Exhibit,” through March 31, featuring original paintings, works on paper, sculpture and limited-edition graphics from the more than 100 Scholder (1937-2005) works consigned to the gallery.
—1613 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, lewallengalleries.com, (505) 988-3250. Contemporary paintings of the female form are on display in “Linda Stojak Preview Showcase,” through March 26.
Lisa Sette Gallery
—210 E. Catalina Dr., Phoenix, (480) 990-7342. A diverse range of contemporary artists considers our present moment of conflict, addressing narratives of difference and resentment, as well as hope and beauty in “Tell Me Why, Tell Me Why, Tell Me Why (Why Can’t We Live Together?)” March 4-April 29. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 11.
Just for Fun
Stephen Hansen re-creates famous paintings from art history and adds comical papier-mâché?? figures dressed as house painters to produce humorous 3-D interpretations of the masterworks. His pieces are showcased in “Great Moments in Art,” through March 16, at Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale. Pictured is “Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Grey and Blue,” acrylic and papier-mâché??, 24"H x 24"W x 4"D, inspired by the painting by Piet Mondrian. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 368-9929.
Art—7077 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (602) 525-0643. New works by Onna Voellmer, Larry Ortega, and Denise Fleisch are on display in “Within From Without,” through March 23; and pieces by Fleisch and Scott Woodward, March 30-April 27. Many of the works are inspired by color, light, shapes and form. A reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. March 30 featuring renowned body painter Mark Greenawalt painting on a live model.
—3035 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, madaras.com, (520) 615-3001. The gallery hosts an all-artist miniatures and small painting show from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 24, featuring works by Diana Madaras, Bill Moomey, Chuck Albanese, Doug Oliver, Linda Gulinson, Pam Corbett, Brenda Semanick, Howard Carr, Betty Carr, and Barbara Conaway.
The Marshall Gallery of Fine Art
—7106 E. Main St., Scottsdale, (480) 970-3111. “Monuments of the Southwest,” through March 21, showcases paintings by Alvin Gil-Tapia.The artist brings to life the powerful architecture of the Southwest and its iconic symbols, including the characteristic mission churches of New Mexico.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
—1 E. Main St., Mesa, (480) 644-6500. “Alternative Beauty: The Work of Karen Jilly: A Twenty-Five Year Survey,” through March 19; “Rethinking Fire: Bryan David Griffith,” through April 9; “38th Annual Contemporary Crafts,” through April 23; and “The Undesirables: Katy Bergman Cassell,” through April 23.
Millicent Rogers Museum
—1504 Millicent Rogers Rd., Taos, N.M., (575) 758-2462. “Miniatures Show & Sale,” through March 5.
Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery
—228 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, mountainartistsguild.org, (928) 445-2510. “Customs and Cultures,” a juried show featuring works by beginners to master artists, continues through April 28.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
—710 Camino Lejo, indianartsandculture.org, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269. “Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography and Time,” through May 7; “Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art,” through Oct. 22; and “Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture,” through Jan. 7.
Museum of International Folk Art
—706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1200. “Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia,” through March 19; “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” through Sept. 10; “Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place,” through Jan. 8; “Lloyd’s Treasure Chest,” through Jan. 30; and “No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art,” March 12-Sept. 16, 2018.
Musical Instrument Museum
—4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, (480) 478-6000. “Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces,” through Sept. 4, showcases more than 30 instruments with incredible inlay by North America’s finest artists and luthiers.
New Mexico History Museum
—113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5200. “Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico,” through March 5; “Agnes Martin and Me,” through Aug. 5; and “Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar,” through Oct. 14.
New Mexico Museum of Art
—107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, (505) 476-5072. “Small Wonders,” through March 12, is an exhibit of small contemporary photographic works.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
—1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, (505) 841-2800. “Be the Dinosaur,” through May 1, is a state-of-the-art video game that allows visitors to explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely different way while walking through the Cretaceous period as a dinosaur.
On the Edge Gallery
—7050 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, ontheedgegallery.com, (480) 265-8991. Gourd masks by Margaret Sullivan, quilted fiber art by Erika Warren and handmade glass jewelry and small glass sculpture by Sheila Olason are on exhibit in conjunction with the Native Spirit ArtWalk from 6 to 9:30 p.m. March 2. The reception includes artist demonstrations, refreshments and appetizers.
Palm Springs Art Museum
—101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, Calif., (760) 322-4800. “Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks From the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection,” through March 7; “Women of Abstract Expressionism,” through May 28; “Grass Roots: Native American Basketry of the West,” through Sept. 4; “On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert,” March 11-May 25; and “Pat Lasch: Journeys of the Heart,” March 25-Oct. 15.
Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio
—711 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, philabaumglass.com, (520) 884-7404. “North Carolina Perspectives,” through May 27, is a survey of five artists representing the region’s glass makers in four distinctly different approaches to the medium: casting, fusing, glassblowing and lampworking. Featured artists include Shane Fero, Robert Gardner, John Littleton, Kenny Pieper, and Kate Vogel.
Phoenix Art Museum
—1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, (602) 257-1222. “Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome,” through March 12; “INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks,” through April 9; “The Propeller Group,” through May 14; and “Samurai: Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection,” March 1-July 16.
Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art
—411 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, (480) 577-8295. Shipping containers are repurposed as galleries for “Onloaded 4,” which offers works by emerging local, national and international artists. Included are pieces by Wayne Hulgin, Tippi Hart, and Sydney Lines, through March 12; and Ramon Aguirre, Pedro Vaz, and Darcia Mickey Canby, March 17-April 16.
King Galleries in Scottsdale presents “Visionaries in Clay,” March 2-16, featuring new works by Nathan Youngblood, Al Qöyawayma, and Tammy Garcia. Pictured from left are untitled pieces by Youngblood, 14.5"H x 7"W, and Qöyawayma, 7"H x 4.5"W; and “Pow” by Garcia, 9"H x 7"W. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 2. For more information, visit
, or call (480) 481-0187.
Pueblo Grande Museum
—4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, (602) 495-0901. “One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records,” through May 31, is a comprehensive photographic, musical and historical exhibit about the record company. Guests also can enjoy artist demonstrations and try their hand at using an atlatl, weaving their own cloth and sampling roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way during Ancient Technology Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11.
San Diego Natural History Museum
—1788 El Prado, San Diego, sdnhm.org, (619) 232-3821. “Photo Ark,” through April 30; “Ultimate Dinosaurs,” through Sept. 4; and “Animals: Machines in Motion,” through Jan. 2.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
—7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, (480) 874-4666. “For Mrs. Radio: a young child’s gallery,” through April 16; “The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects,” through April 23; and “I Remember Not Remembering,” through April 30.
Shemer Art Center
—5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, (602) 262-4727. “Mud Works MMXVII,” featuring works by artists of the ASU Ceramic Research Center Studio Tour, through March 2; and “Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors,” through Nov. 1.
—7177 E. Main St., Scottsdale, thesignaturegallery.com,(480) 949-7003. Paintings by Miguel Martinez are on exhibit through March 31. “Walk on the Wild Side,” through April 30, features new works of wildlife by Raymond Gibby; and “Ancient Visions,” March 2-April 30, bronze sculpture and vessels by Jammey Huggins. An opening reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 2.
Superstition Mountain Museum
—4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, (480) 983-4888. Original paintings by Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) are on display in “DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Pack Animals,” through May 31.
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
—700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, (480) 350-2867. “Western Pop,” through May 6, celebrates the nostalgia tied to the Western genre and exposes the facts and fiction about morality, race relations and economics in a complicated story that is the history of the American West.
Tempe History Museum
—809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, (480) 350-5100. “Trains of Tempe,” through Oct. 8, focuses on themes of transportation and transformation.
—330 S. Scott Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-7370. “Dinnerware Artists Today: Part 2: 1990-2003,” March 4-May 4, highlights artwork by 20 Tucson artists who were members of the Dinnerware Artists’ Cooperative Gallery. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. March 4.
Tucson Desert Art Museum
—7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, tucsondart.org, (520) 202-3888. “Perspectives on Japanese American Incarceration: 1942-1946,” through April 30; and “The Dazzled Eye: Navajo Textiles From the Getzwiller Collection,” through May 28.
Tucson Museum of Art
—140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, (520) 624-2333. “Body Language: Figuration in Modern and Contemporary Art,” through July 9; “On the Cusp: Modern Art From the Permanent Collection,” through July 23; “From Modern into the Now: Masterworks From the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation,” through July 23; “Poetic Minimalism,” through July 23; and “Henry C. Balink: Native American Portraits,” through July 23.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
—Hozho Center, 431 S.R. 179, Sedona, (928) 282-2262. “Animal Spirit,” March 3-12, showcases sculpture, paintings and jewelry that capture the wild and powerful essence of animals and the strength of spirit they lend us. The show features works by 10 artists, including Cody Yazzie, Lance Yazzie, Al Glann, Elena Nevado, and Michael Horse. An opening reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. March 3.
University of Arizona Museum of Art
—1031 N. Olive Rd., Tucson, (520) 621-7567. “Connecting Generations: Art From the Elders of St. Luke’s Home,” through March 26; “Northern Triangle,” through April 2; Resilient Voices: The Art of David Tineo,” through April 2; “Bycatch,” through April 2; “Verboten/Forbidden,” through April 24; “Exposed: The Art and Science of Conservation,” through May 13; and “Fame: Paintings by Robert Priseman,” March 11-Aug. 27.
—10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, visiongallery.org, (480) 782-2695. “OPUS 99: The Photography of Robert Rice,” through March 11.
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
—3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdalemuseumwest.org, (480) 686-9539. “The Taos Society of Artists,” through April 30; “John Coleman: Past/Present/Future,” through May 31; “Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer,” through Dec. 31; and “The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy,” through Dec. 31.
West Valley Arts HQ
—16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, (623) 584-2626. “Sixth Annual Floral & Botanical,” March 9-April 21, is a juried exhibit featuring floral and botanical artwork in a variety of styles and techniques. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. March 9.
WHAM West Gallery
—16560 N. Dysart Rd., Surprise, (623) 584-8311. Members of Arizona Art Alliance share their works in “Interpretations II,” March 1-30. Guests can meet the artists at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 11.
Wilde Meyer Annex
—7100 Main St., Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 947-1489. “Animal Kingdom—Fun and Frivolous—Serious and Majestic,” March 2-April 1, features all styles and interpretations of animals, including works by Sarah Webber, Trevor Mikula, Ron Russon, Jaime Ellsworth, Connie Townsend, and Chaille Trevor. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. March 2.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, wildemeyer.com, (480) 945-2323. “The Influence of Native Spirit,” featuring works by Lance Green, Thomas Ross, Jim Nelson, and Jack Roberts, opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. March 2 and continues through April 1.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
—3001 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson, wildemeyer.com, (520) 615-5222. “Small Works Show.” through March 1;and “Variety,” a showcase of diverse art by distinctive artists, March 5-29. An opening reception takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. March 5.
Yavapai College Art Gallery
—1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, yc.edu/artgallery, (928) 776-2031. Photography and digital artwork by Randy Waln are on exhibit in “Altered Realities: Toward Atonement,” through March 6. The focus shifts to “Under the Surface,” March 10-April 6,with monotypes and collagraphs by Sarah Kriehn and mixed-media works by Denise Yaghmourian.
—8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, zuvagallery.com, (480) 488-6000. The spotlight is on “Great Abstracts by Stewart Chapenga, the Stone Weaver,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 14.
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