Les Femmes des Montage, a group of local women artists, presents their 13th annual Fine Art show Saturday, July 8 from 10AM to 4PM in the Marina Room at the Hassayampa Inn, 122 E Gurley Street ,Prescott ,Arizona. The Les Femmes show features artists who exhibit locally, nationally and internationally, with jewelry, metal, glass, functional ceramics, 2D artwork, hand made paper art, silk and woven wearables and accessories, photography and 3D sculpture. Returning artists will offer new work and items not seen before at this show. All items displayed at the show will be offered for sale. The show is free of charge and open to the public. The local organization selected this year to receive a portion of the proceeds is the Highlands Center for Natural History in support of the work they do to help educate the public about nature and the environment. A Raffle will be held including an item from each artist with all proceeds being donated to the Highlands Center. Representatives of the Highland Center will be in attendance to answer questions, distribute information and sell raffle tickets. Each artist will also donate 10% of their sales to the Highland Center as well.
Cindi Shaffer, www.astralglassstudio.com, a glass artist, will feature kiln-fired functional glass pieces, glass sculpture and 2D Wall pieces, as well as jewelry. Her work is inspired by the dance within glass between light, color and texture. Cindi is also a printmaker and includes her own photography within many of her pieces.
Patricia Tyser Carberry, www. ptcarberry.comcreates handmade glass beads and jewelry. Her work is inspired by the ever changing rainbow of color and light while working with glass. Her work features one of a kind, wearable jewelry.
Jo Manginelli, a textile artist has had a lifelong fascination with textiles. Her primary source of joy is weaving. She enjoys exploring and creating her woven work by applying a multitude of structures, fibers, patterns and colors. Jo exhibits her versatility with textiles by combining her weaving, quilting, felting and dyeing skills. She creates wearable art as well as other functional art for the home.
Anne Alexander ,www.anniealexanderart.com, creates books, wall art, cards and other items using her unique hand made paper. Her paper can be made from recycled items, natural items and may include “surprise” materials. She has also created walk thru installations for her show at Yavapai College Gallery.
Carolyn Dunn, www.creativeimages.wsworks with both traditional and non-traditional photographic processes to create what she refers to as Photographic Art. Her work covers a wide range of subjects which include antique vehicles, abandoned buildings, windmills and Prescott street scenes. Whether working with a single image or blending many images into a montage, she strives to intrigue the viewer and draw them in for a closer look and new discoveries.
Abby Brill, www.abbyspots.commakes functional pottery with forms and colors reflecting the Southwest desert. Focusing on the point where function and beauty meet, she designs pieces that can be used every day. Her work ranges from individual pieces to full place settings.
Barb Wills, www.barbwillsart.weebly.com an award-winning artist who exhibits internationally, incorporates ancient Japanese techniques into wearables and accessories. She will exhibit silk scarves, new ice and snow dyed scarves as well as Nature dyed scarves using materials from the Prescott area original and upcycled wearables not found anywhere in the Prescott area.
Anne Legge’s www.ahlart.com Mixed Media work is done in a variety of woods, using wood stains for color and a burning tool for line definition. She uses natural wood grain to help carry the viewer through her compositions and adds found materials in many of her works, adding texture to the compositions. Her subject matter encompasses landscapes to interiors, depicting every day life. She frames in unique ways, finding antique drawers and boxes to draw a person into her scenes.
The Guest Artist invited to participate is Jody Skjei, who has created in many mediums throughout her life. She found Metal and loves all the adventures it takes her on…from whimsical characters to creative functional pieces and decorative yard sculpture. At times the metal speaks to her and at other times, she informs it and combines various other materials as they present themselves. It's all about "Joy, Spirit and Form".
The Highland Center for Natural History is thrilled to be a part of the 2017 Les Femmes de Montage art show and sale on July 8. The Highlands Center, a non profit nature based education organization, was developed to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the Central Highlands of Arizona and helps children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land. www.highlandscenter.org for more information.