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



Congratulations to our


August 2014





Sharon Betts 





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:

May, 2014                Maxine James

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

August 2014

Carol France

Carol France grew up in rural Utah, sketching  horses, farm animals and wildlife at an early age.  She yearned for oil paints and Santa granted her wish with a Paint by Numbers kit. Carol recalls, "The thrill of that first stroke on the canvas is still there. I turn on some music and go to that special 'art spot,' with my whole heart and soul".

 The Old Masters are Carol's idols and she takes every opportunity to see special exhibits of their work. Her finite skills are self tutored. For over thirty-six years, Carol taught art in her "Touch Of France,'' studio, located in Coalville Utah.  This was her dad's renovated dairy barn with windows facing both north and south for a beautifully lit studio. There were fifteen easels and a work table where she taught three-hour sessions three times a day from 9 am to 10 pm during the week and a Saturday class for children's oil and ceramics.

 Besides that schedule, every Monday, Carol packed up art supplies~ canvases, oils, brushes and frames and traveled to Evanston, Wyoming to  teach a group of artists. In all, she was teaching sixty-five students a week.    Somehow, Carol found the time to have a family and raise two daughters and a son. She bas

wonderful memories of her children learning to paint and do ceramics. When her son became terminally ill, expenses forced Carol to take on a full time job at East Canyon Resort, working for twenty-four years, retiring as General Manager.

The love for her students kept Carol instructing two evenings a week. She takes great pride in seeing many of them getting First place and Best-In-Show ribbons.

 Carol herself, has earned numerous prestigious awards in shows for her exquisite oil paintings.  She uses a combination of brushes and palette knives to bring people, objects and landscapes to life with texture and meticulous detail.

A member of PAG for two years, Carol now lives in Phoenix near her daughter, who is married to Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton. Carol says, "I continue to grow and learn and believe there will never be enough time in this lifetime to paint all the paintings that are on my bucket list."


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 (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


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    My Links

oil, acrylic, w/c  


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









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