Our leading women’s artists include, from left: Pamela Wedemeyer, Anne Jehle, Virginia Vovchuk and Faith Posey
Our 45th Annual Members’ Show launched this Sunday, with over 35 pieces from members far and wide. This show is always popular as it introduces new members to our collections as well as allow existing and long-time supporters (plus fellow artists) to learn “what’s new” from each other.
Janice Johnson, who curated and hung this show, noted: “We were excited to see many last-minute entries by young artists who have never exhibited anywhere before. We encourage these and will work very hard to promote our new talent.”
On that note, stay tuned for our November events that feature more emerging artists and a special multi-cultural collaboration with local Cochise College and Quality Inn Americana
Bev Prager curated and hung this exhibit
This year’s Prizes of May competition filled our two rooms with great art! The entries were judged blindly by a popular out-of-town artist (to make it impartial as it should be), with cash prizes given to the top three winners in each category.
We were pleased to have several “first” at this event. One, we had visitors from the new Museo de Arte de Nogales, the new Museum across the border in our sister city. They were very interested in working with us toward our goal of expanding art awareness on both sides of the border.
Also, we had entries from students at Cochise College, where we are currently hosting an exhibit by member photographer George Thomson. It was great to see the competitive enthusiasm from these young artists!
Many kudos to curator Beverly Prager, Marlene Wade and other volunteers who organized and managed this event, and thanks to our visitors and supporters! We were thrilled to see a record attendance .
…And the winners are:
PRIZES OF MAY WINNERS
1st Place – Denneen Peterson
2nd Place – Jeff Tousley
3rd Place – Denneen Peterson –
Judge’s Choice – Curtis Kraushaar
1st Place – George Thomson
2nd Place – Frank Cripe
3rd Place – Frank Cripe
Judge’s Choice – Noel Weatherbie
Drawing & Painting
1st Place – Virginia Carroll
2nd Place – Raquel Speasl
3rd Place – Dan Thomas
Judge’s Choice – Rosemary Downey
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of the Santa Cruz Community Foundation and overall interest from local residents, we are planning to begin Gallery art classes in Rio Rico on February 21. This past weekend we had an outreach booth at the Rio Rico Farmer’s Market, manned by Hilltop Board member, fellow artist and head Gallery instructor, Alex Jones (photo).
The goal of this effort was to announce our local arts program. We were pleased with the positive reactions and several actual sign-ups from residents. Our classes are especially geared toward local children but we invite anyone to join us!
Alex also had a lot of interest in his unique art pieces displayed. You can learn more about Alex’s art experience and expressions at: http://roadsidedistractions.com
We are now making final arrangements about the venue for these classes, so please check back here soon or call the Gallery at 520-287-5515 for more information.
We look forward to seeing you!