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Scottsdale Gallery Association Announces Holiday Themed-Gold Palette ArtWalk
December 13th ArtWalk Aligns with City of Scottsdale’s Scottsdazzle Event
The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s Gold Palette ArtWalk — themed monthly events that complement the organization’s weekly Thursday ArtWalk along the Scottsdale Arts District — announces it’s December 13 ArtWalk, a holiday-themed event to coincide with the City of Scottsdale’s month-long holiday extravaganza, Scottsdazzle.
The Scottsdazzle Gold Palette ArtWalk has extended hours from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and participating galleries will be featuring special artists’ receptions and “holiday themed” beverages. Throughout the event, guests can also enjoy a visit from Santa and festive holiday songs from strolling carolers while they peruse galleries to find the perfect gift for art-loving friends and family. Participating galleries include:
Amery Bohling Fine Art
7100 E. Main Street, #A
Artist Amery Bohling has prepared the perfect collection of easy-to-wrap gifts for family and friends including original art watercolors, a coffee table book displaying her artwork, and two options of instructional videos to discover some of Amery's tips and tricks.
Bonner David Galleries
7040 E. Main St.
From December 7th through 20th, Bonner David Galleries features works by gallery favorite John Schieffer, whose works are inspired by noted American artist Wayne Thiebaud, with a meet-the-artist event on December 13th. Schieffer displays his latest collection of hyper-realistic paintings, which bring to life childhood jacks, marbles, and other toys while also rendering adult beverages that will quaff any thirst.
Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery
7077 E. Main St., #5
Carstens Fine Art is packed with original pieces for gift-giving season along with very limited edition items such as mugs, metal prints, pillows and limited-edition signed coffee table books, and signed and numbered silk or satin scarves.
On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Ave.
During Scottsdazzle Gold Palette ArtWalk, guests can enjoy original art, fabulous refreshments, holiday cheer and artist demonstrations featuring Betsy Halford (mixed media, encaustics collage), Jon Harmon (pen and ink), Lori Meyers (metal and glass, encaustic), Gabriel Salcido (metal) and Teresa Wilson (fluid acrylic painting).
The Signature Galleries
7177 E. Main St.
Guests can enjoy live music and refreshments as they peruse the “Christmas Gems” collection. Available for purchase, the collection (themed “The Best Things Come in Small Packages”) features miniature gems created by participating gallery artists including: Charles Pabst, Cara Moran, Star York, Michael Pabst, Fred Ortiz, Trent Gudmundsen, Jammey Huggins, and Raymond Gibby.
Wilde Meyer Annex
7100 E. Main St.
The “Holiday Happenings” event runs from December 1st through the 31st, with a reception on the 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. celebrating the season with a show that is bound to spread cheer. Featured art includes Connie Townsend’s happy world of imagination, Greg Dye’s striking colors and Bill Colt’s cars and cows and a variety of other subjects.
Wilde Meyer Gallery
4142 N. Marshall Way
The annual “Small Works Holiday Show” runs from December 1st through the 31st, featuring works by most of the gallery’s artists including Dana Hooper, Linda Carter Holman, Trevor Mikula, Jeff Cochran and Lisa Gordon with a special artists’ reception on December 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7039 E. Main St., #101
Xanadu Gallery features art by Houston Llew and Ancizar Marin. Llew creates vitreous enamel "Spiritiles" that incorporate colorful imagery and quotes on wall-hanging boxes while Marin's "Wall Climbers" feature various poses of climbing figures made of fiberglass and volcano rock, painted with automotive paint.
Participating galleries along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue welcome guests to peruse their masterpieces. The Gold Palette ArtWalk brings together the finest art in Scottsdale, including 28 galleries and two museums — Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. During the Scottsdale Gallery Association’s weekly Gold Palette ArtWalk, presented in partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Arts District offers free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides to various restaurants, museums, galleries and more throughout Downtown Scottsdale. Free parking areas abound and valet service is offered.
About the Scottsdale Gallery Association:
A nonprofit organization, the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) consists of gallery owners that promote fine art galleries in the Scottsdale Art District. Scottsdale is home to more than 100 galleries dedicated to exhibiting the finest visual art from around the world as well as local Arizona art. The galleries offer a diverse array of works in a wide variety of mediums. SGA members strive to make art accessible to all, from the serious art collector to the casual art patron. Scottsdale’s ArtWalk events began in 1975 to give guests an opportunity to enjoy featured artists at the galleries, a vibrant cultural environment, entertainment and refreshments. For more, visitwww.scottsdalegalleries. com.