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 Dedicated artists furthering Art in their                                                  

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Contact  information:

Phoenix Artists Guild, Phoenix, AZ

 

President: Carmen Timm,

602-843-5979;  kriket1964@aol.com

 

Rep to Arizona Art Alliance: Dr. Carl Hoelle, 602-274-1699, carlart@cox.net

 

Membership: Jeannette Sprague; 602-574-2842, or 602-995-5808; jsprague4@cox.net

 

Join one of the fastest, most fun Art Guilds in Arizona!  Membership fees are just $40 a year; $30 for Associate Membership!  

 

Monthly meeting include artist critiques; entries and voting for Artist of The Month; great presentations by famous artist demonstrators; and of course, food and beverages!  

 

Membership Application

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Website: http://www.phoenixartistsguild.com

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Ruth Smith Palmisano   1926-2002

 

The Phoenix Artist Guild was founded by Ruth Palmisano in 1984 with the help of Pat Gellenbeck and Addye Kozel, (our first President).  Once Ruth started the Arizona Artists Guild in l984, it was soon up to 150 members.  Ruth also founded the Arizona Pastel Artists Association in l996 and also the Paradise Valley Art League.  Ruth Palmisano

 

Ruth Palmisano was a professional artist, who taught for 20 years in classrooms and seminars, as well as teaching art on two cruise lines from Alaska to Hawaii.

 

Ruth juried shows and gave critiques throughout the  country.   She had several  one and two person gallery shows, and judged many exhibits including the Arizona State Fair.   She gained community recognition for her work with Arizona State University and was awarded a number from the Library of Congress for her artwork and written articles on art.

 

Ruth’s paintings have hung in many juried exhibitions and she received BestRuths Frames of shows, Best of Class, and the Arizona State Governor’s Award.

She was an expert in so many mediums.  Ruth has been not only a mentor but

 

"Frames, Frames & More Frames" 

also a bright, guiding light to many of today’s artists. 

 

Ruth is terribly missed by many students as well as many others whose lives she has enriched  In the year 1999, The Phoenix Artists Guild wanted to recognize her by bestowing “The Ruth Palmisano Best of Show” Award.   Also, the board wanted to recognize Pat Gellenbeck with the First Place Watercolor award, (25 years of service on the board).  These are lifetime awards.   

Phoenix Artists Guild

 welcomes you to our monthly meetings:

 

The Guild meets on the 4th Monday of each month, from August through May. 

The meetings are held at The Beatitudes Church, Britt Chapel; 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 

For meetings, please park in the main parking lot, accessible on 7th Ave (East Side)

   

5:30 pm. -  critique,

6:30 pm. - Business Meeting

7:30-8:30 pm -  Guest Artist

                         Demonstration Program.

 

Mission Statement:

 

 

The Mission of The Phoenix Artists Guild shall be:

-To encourage the appreciation of fine art by offering exhibits by the members to the public.

 

-To promote ethical principles and practices of ORIGINAL ART in all its forms.

 

-To promote educational programs in all areas of fine arts.

 

-To promote camaraderie, cooperation and encouragement among artists. 

 

PAG's Community Outreach:

The Phoenix Artists Guild , endeavors to promote artistic activity and art appreciation, and to offer instructional aid to interested art students through seminars, workshops, and art exhibits.  

Most of the members are juried members of Arizona Art Alliance.  The members produce and display their art in  art show and sale events and exhibits, displaying juried fine art, including two and three-dimensional pieces.  They share their knowledge and experiences through exhibits,  workshops and art classes.   Many of the members also participate in community outreach projects.

Funding for the Guild projects is generated through membership dues, art shows and donations.  Any funds thus obtained are only expended on Guild projects.  Any services performed by Guild members shall be on a volunteer basis without compensation.

Church of the Beatitudes is our primary outreach program, collecting cereal at every meeting, with two drives per year, Christmas Party, & Spring Show - consistent with the church's needs.    

Member Acknowledgements:        

Christopher J. Messana
Christopher Messana was a friend and student of art.  He always enjoyed trying out new media, but his favorite was watercolor. His family, knowing his love for art students, has graciously started the Christopher Messana Fund to benefit art students in Phoenix.   Phoenix Artists Guild will manage this Scholarship Fund.   Art students at Washington Activity Center and Washington High School, as well as Phoenix Artists Guild member art students, will benefit from this Fund.
"I started painting in second grade. Since then, have studied and worked in all media, including a lot of industrial art and work in every graphic art field. I was accepted at the Art Institute of Chicago, but came to Arizona instead and studied art in Tempe. I appreciate all art media, but watercolor is an especially beautiful and complex painting method.  It allows you to be open to experimenting with different tools until you find the ones that work for you.  I love the way that by accident I find the image I want to paint.  There is a mystery in watercolor that has always kept me challenged and intrigued."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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