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

Meetings are held at The Arizona Artists Guild Building, at 18411 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 

Pre-meeting Critique sessions are for Members Only; guests are invited to watch. 

Members are encouraged to bring a piece of art, on which they want feedback, or  suggestions for improvement.

6:00 – 6:45 pm Member Art Critique

6:45 – 7:30 pm Business and Social

7:30-8:30 pm Guest Artist Demonstration Program.

Board Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month; 9:30 – 11:30 am.









Parking is on the North and East sides of the building.   The building is on the East side of 7th Ave,, just south of Union Hills Drive; North of Bell Rd.   Suggested routes to the site are I-17 or 19th Ave. to Union Hills; then to 7th Ave, and South to 18411; or I-17, 19th Ave. or Loop 101 to Bell Road, then North on 7th Ave. to 18411.



Coming Demonstrators:

Date           Name               Media          Contacts

Sept. 2018   Marless Fellows   Oil and Giclees  www.artbymarless.com   artbymarless@gmail.com

Oct. 2018    Trevor SwansonOil Nature, Animals www.trevorswanson.com     tswanson89@outlook.com

Nov. 2018    Bill Lundquist    Two color oil portrait  www.billundquistart.com    blundquistart@gmail.com

Dec. 2018    Holiday Party – Entertainment =  AAG B’ldg.

Jan. 2019    Julie Pollard     Watercolor  www.juliegilbertpollard.com  juliegilbertpollard@cox.net

Feb. 2019    Sue Hunter     Painting Texture Methods  www.suehunter.fineartstudio online.com

Previous Demonstrators:

September 2018   
Marless Fellows
August 2018        
Karen Rae 
May 2018           
Barbara Dahlstedt
April 2018           
Nancy Romanovsky
2015  Donna Levine
March 2018         
Pam Shearer
Oct.,  2015 
 Jedadiah Cracco
Feb, 2018             
Pat Stacey
Sept.,  2015   
Bruce Marion
Jan. 22, 2018 
Nancy Troupe
 Aug.,  2015 
Debra Jones
Oct. 23, 2017        
Mark Christopher
Apr.,  2015  
Virginia Brooks
Sept. 25, 2017     
 David Flitner
  March,  2015   
Art Smith
Aug, 28, 2017       
Diane Haugen 
February,  2015  
Bob Coonts
May 22, 2017       
Ken Lake
January, 2015 
Sue Hunter
April 24, 2017
Timothy Chapman
November, 2014  
Valerie Tolliver
March, 2017     
 Joanie Wolter  
 October, 2014  
Mark Christoper
February, 2017   
 Julie Frye
September, 2014  
 Loretta Musgrave
January,  2017   
Liz Kenyon
August, 2014   
 Tom Haas
October,  2016 

 Bill Lindquist

Apil, 2014    
BetteLou Tobin &  Dr. John Mansour  
September, 2016   
Nancy Christy-Moore
March, 2014
  Kathrine Kurgan
May,  2016       
Phillip Moreno Jr.
January, 2014 
 Dave Flitner
April, l 2016     
Sherry Kimmel
November 2013  
Julie Gilbert Pollard
March,  2016   
Judith Spitz
October 2013  
Dr Harold Nelson
February, 2016   
Jim Garrison
September 2013      
Tom Herbert
January,  2016   
Sherri Lee   
August 2013  
Sebastiano Pereira
March, 2013  
Denise Landis
February, 2013  
Dennis Webber
January, 2013  
Liz Kenyon
November 2012 
ulie Gilbert  Pollard
October 2012  
Dr Harold Nelson   
September 2012   
Pat Scheurich
August 2012   
Sandy Tracy
April 2012  T
revor Swanson
February 2012   
Elliott Everson
January 2012  
Kelley Smith







Marless Fellows lives in Cave Creek, Arizona where she specializes in painting the people and animals of the west. She has been painting for twenty five years and as she likes to say she has miles and miles of canvas behind her.  


She considers herself a colorist with her style being representational. When you look at her paintings you feel the dimension as though the canvas has come alive. 

Among her accomplishments:

     Arizona Fine Art Expo 2007-2012 

     Phippen Western Art Show in Prescott, AZ  2007-2018

     2010 and again in 2014:  her art has been chosen by AZ Cowboy Poet as the theme and marque for the entire event.

     2012 Authored a book “A Handshake is Enough” Marless’s Artwork and Cowboy Poets.

     2012-2017 Owner of Saddle Up Art Gallery in Cave Creek, AZ 

     2015 Marless was chosen to participate in the Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson, AZ

     Arizona Fine Art Expo 2018

Marless’ Artist Statement:


 My life as a artist started when I was quite young watching my father draw little elephant which was magical to me. I think that planted a creative seed in me and the passion grew.

Best known for her Western ‘cowboy’ watercolor paintings, artist KAREN RAE will be our demonstrator for the August meeting. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City and moved to Phoenix about 19 years ago. Painting is something it seems Karen was born to do. As an artist, the’s not a product of formal training, but of drive and natural talent.

Karen’s first career was owner/operator of five successful beauty salons.   She dabbled in painting on the side, mainly doing pieces for her friends.   At the age of 50 she decided to take some time off and do a small showing of her work; she approached it with a make-it-or-break-it attitude. If she made money, she’d become a professional artist; if not stay a stylist.   Her popularity and success snowballed and started to gain momentum. Her distinctive watercolors are well known in Utah, all over the country and into Canada.   In fact, chances are good that you have seen some of her work. She’s done paintings for the cover of the Park City phonebook, for the World Cup opening promotions, Utah’s Olympic Bid Poster “America’s Choice” and many more.  She’s best known for her ‘cowboy’ watercolors –  ‘Western Whimsical’ as she calls it – cowboys carrying saddles and skis, boots and ballet slippers.  Many of her subjects’ faces aren’t shown as Karen feels it leaves a little bit of mystery.  She also paints sports scenes, florals and landscapes.

She opened her first gallery “Karen’s Kountry & Gallery” on Main Street in Park City, Utah. From X

September 8 to November 8, 2017,  Karen presented her work at a Narthex Art Exhibition at the Church of the Beatitudes.  The above Artist Biography was printed in the pamphlet available to all who viewed her paintings.


















                         SOCIAL HOUR









                            ARTIST OF THE MONTH    
















Presented by BetteLou Tobin







MAY, 2018~ No activity ~ Invocations and party. 

 APRIL~ MUSIC ~ Fire up your imagination with music. Let music guide your brush, pencil or fingers to produce whatever feelings you have while listening. This can be classical, jazz, country, show tunes, any genre of music you prefer. Set the mood with a musical piece, feel the colors and the place it sends you to and put it on canvas. No LSD required.

MARCH ~ PLEIN AIR ~ The weather might be good for another foray outside. How about the Phoenix Zoo?

FEBRUARY, 20  ~ FTRIPTYCH ~ Three panels depicting three angles of the same subject, perhaps, or three seasons of the same scene or three phases of your life time.  Anyway, three paintings or drawings connected in some way.

The Phoenix Art Museum has tours for groups available and they will allow sketching with pencils only, no paint. However, they do not give discounts, so the fee is $18.00 per person. If there is interest to go as a group, let me know and I can arrange it sometime.

For more information, contact BetteLou Tobin; wlffmly@aol.com  602-246-8109 


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