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Join Phoenix Artists Guild; membership application.  

Currently there are 81 members (see below), and growing!  Current Members, alphabetically:



Congratulations to our







Shannon Smith and Dr. John Mansour





Guidelines for Artist of The Month:

This event is held monthly, August to April, and open to all members of the Guild.
Artists are limited to one framed work each month.


Artists awarded Artists of the Month are not eligible for further monthly competition.
All Artists of the Month are automatically entered in the Artist of the Year Event, held in May.
Artist of the Year will then be chosen from those qualifying artists.


(If you have sold the awarded work you may substitute another work for the May event.)





Previous Member Tributes:

April, 2014             Victoria Lansing

March, 2014             Jean Klein

February, 2014        Sheila Berringer

January, 2014          Clarise McIlvaine

November, 2013       Dan Gellenbeck

October, 2013          Jo Allebach

September, 2013      Shakey Walls

August, 2013            Linda Crowley

May, 2013                Sharon Betts

March, 2013             Suzie Q Cooper

February, 2013         Dr. John Mansuer

January, 2013          Pat Hoelle

November, 2012       Anne Higgins

October, 2012          Virginia Wordsman

September, 2012      Evadne Maller

 August, 2012           Shakey Walls

 January, 2012          Bets Doss

 November, 2011      

 October, 2011        BetteLou Tobin

 September, 2011   George Nelson

 August, 2011          Carmen Timm

 April, 2011             Jeanette Sprague

 March, 2011           Helen Dando

 February, 2011      Carolyn Toliver

 January, 2011        Nancy Searles 


Member Tribute

May, 2014



Maxine James


Maxine James was so envious of her friend at James Whitcomb Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana, who could sketch anything he could see, while her only piece of art was a career book, the work of a wannabe costume designer. Maxine went to work as secretary/treasurer of an engineering company and school, where her bosses let her enroll in the school to become the first lady tool and die designer. Her designs with straight-edge, pencil and large sheets of paper were a subject of wonder.


But marriage and pregnancy ended that dream.  Maxine's three children are a great souree of pride, Her daughter is a teacher with the Deer Valley School District. both sons became engineers.  One son is into Phoenix cell towers, the other son is an airplane designer for Goodrich and Boeing. Her art was on hold until the family moved to Phoenix, where her first classes were with Garnette Widdifield and Ruth Palmisano at the Washington Adult Center.

 Upon retirement,  Maxine's husband acquired a motor home allowing her to sketch the USA. Every time the coach stopped she would set up to paint.  It was glorious fun, and netted her fruit, vegetables and fresh fish from admiring on-lookers.  Her favorite was a 10-inch flounder from one who watched her paint the Bayou in Biloxi, Mississippi.  She said, "Best fish I ever tasted."  

 Next came a workshop, "Phoebe's Watercolor Portrait School" in New Hampshire, then to Mexico, Hawaii, and Switzerland.   She has taken classes at Scottsdale Artists School.   But she says the best of all is Painters' Playhouse at her house every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 9 to noon with fellow artists finding life and "what it's all about-BEAUTIFUL and something new every day."


By BetteLou Tobin





















Remember; you can post a link on the website, and to your website, (if you have one); show an example of your work; and provide your contact information on the Links page, for just $25,  annually!  See details and how easy it is, on the Links Page.

  (Please note; telephone #s are not listed if email address is available) Telephone #s will only be listed if requested by the artist)









Allebach, Jo


Grosso, Annette

w/c graphite, drawing





Andrews, Larry





Roberts, Silvia



Bartolome. Raymond


Henry, Eleanor

W/c, acrylic



Sandera, Paula




Higgins, Ann

Pastel, oil


Scheurich, Pat

Acrylic, mixed media, murals 


Bellinger, Sheila




Hightower, Mary



Smith, Shannon


Berg, Cindy


Hoelle, Dr. Carl



Spinabella, Monique

w/c, oil, pastel, acrylic



Betts, Sharon



Hoelle, Patricia



Sprague, Jeannette



Black, Diane L.



Houlahan,Mary Anne


Timm, Carmen

w/c,. acrylics, oils






Tobin, BetteLou



Brady, Michael



James, Maxine

Oil, w/c, pen &ink, pastel



Tolliver, Carolyn

w/c, acrylic


Brown, Jane Anne

Mixed Media; w/c 


 Jonas, Shirley

iw/c oil


Wallace, Margaret


Cheevasit, Soonthorn



Klein, Jean



Walls, Shakey


Cooper, Suzi Q
All Media



Kristofors, Monique



Washburn, Grant


Crowlry, Linda



Lansing, Victoria

acrylic, oils



Waters, Elaine     Website

oil, acrylic, w/c        My Links


Crowley, Linda


Lechwar, Mary Kirch

Graphic, watercolor



Watson, Linda


Cummins, Charles C



Levin, Carolyn


Whitman, Sammuel


Cummins, Jaxine M.



Maller, Evadne, S.







Mansour, John

graphite & charcoal


Winchell, Tim Edward


David, Linda



Martin, June


Wordsman, Virginia



Donald MacDonald




Sandra Zally 



Doss, Bets

Oil; pastel; w/c



McCormick,Cheryl L




Dougherty, Dona










Ebner, Ruth



Morgan, Jean

Oil, watercolor














Nelson, George

Intersia (wood)


France, Carol






Frye, Julie

Oil, acrlic, w/c



Noli, Maryanne

Photography, w/c, graphic art












Gegenheimer, Rosemari

Oil, w/c 



Okoneski, Alice

w/c, mixed media


Gellenbeck, Pat       My Links

all media







Gellenbeck, Dan



Quist,Amy Voza








Tobin, BetteLou

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