Arts Prescott Gallery celebrates 23rd Birthday!
Arts Prescott Gallery in the heart of whiskey row is celebrating it’s 23rd birthday. 2017 transitions the gallery into it’s 24th year doing business in downtown Prescott, Arizona. The public is invited to join us in our celebration on May 26th from 5-8pm. Our celebration coincides with the 4th Friday Art walk in Prescott, Arizona.
The gallery wants to thank the community of Prescott, Arizona for supporting us for 23+ years. Some of the original founding members will be on hand that night to help celebrate the evening and all of the 24 members feel the excitement of what 23+ years means for a cooperative gallery.
One of our members, Randy (Bubba) Shackleford was quoted in 2008 in the Daily Courier and the quote still rings true today.
“This show is more about coming for fun, hanging out, and to just enjoying yourself,” said Randy “Bubba” Shackleford.
Shackleford said that support for fellow co-op members dealing with issues like cancer or a death in the family in the past year has shown how the co-op provides artists a unique fellowship, and a place “not just to sell their art, but a chance to really become artists.”
“It has given me an opportunity to become an artist in my hometown,” he said.
As a co-op, we mutually support each other. We work to everybody’s strengths. Some of us are better at accounting or administration and some are better at promotion and advertising. Each one of us is allocated a different task. We all have different personalities but the 24 of us have a common agreement as to what the gallery should be like. On the rare occasion that we don’t we have policies and procedures in place to resolve any issue.
Read more about how the gallery function in my blog: A behind the scenes look at an Artist Cooperative.
Arts Prescott Gallery thanks Prescott area!
Arts Prescott Gallery thanks all it’s past members and celebrates it’s current 24 artists listed below. Although not all artists may be on hand for the celebration on May 26th -the public will have an opportunity to meet most of us!
- Lana Ante- Jeweler
- Abby Brill- Pottery
- Marjorie Claus- Mixed Digital Media
- Butch Corrington- Mesquite Furniture
- Stan Cothern-Jeweler
- Denise Dekemper- Silk Art
- Rudy Erdmann- Wood Carving
- Sheri Curtis and Alfredo Conde (SOA) – Photographers
- Shelley Fletcher- Gourd Art
- Mark and Jeanne Hines- Glasswork
- Robert Hughes- Pottery
- Janet Lambert- Wearable Fiber art
- Anne Legge- Wood staining and found objects
- Caroline Linscott- Watercolor Painter
- Bernie Lopez- Acrylic Painter
- Melody McConaughy- Found objects and glasswork
- Jody Miller- Equine Fine Art Photography
- Susan Peltier- Figurative Sculpture
- Dan Ryan- Jeweler
- Bubba Shackleford- Jeweler
- Vanessa Tamarin- Dichroic Glass Jeweler & Glass art
- Linne Thomas- Painter
- Michelle Veatch- Baskets and whimsical weavings
- Michael Wilson- Landscape Photographer
Refreshments will be served and live music from Catcher’s Hollow will be provided. Each month Arts Prescott Gallery features a guest artist. The guest artist opening reception always coincides with 4th friday Art walk. on May 26th our guest artist will be Glenn Hinz. Glenn is a native Arizonan and creates copper wall art and sculpture.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Arts Prescott Gallery CO-OWNER, Dragonfly Arts in Cottonwood and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch, Prescott Family Diner. Jody is also participating in the Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour Oct.6, 7 and 8, 2017