"Nature Nurtures Us" Photography Exhibit
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays (closed July 7 & 14) and 4 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays from June 3-August 27. The gallery will also be open during the Westgate Independence Day celebrations from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.
June Public Reception: The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17.
July Public Reception: The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments and music by guitarist Bill Sheldon from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 9.
This dual solo photography exhibit by AO and Connie Tucker shows the visual benefits of our natural world. Images of hummingbirds, sunsets, streams, forests, and more reduce the stress and mental fatigue of everyday modern life. Enjoy natural well-being without side-effects! In July and August, additional works by other nature photographers will also be on display, including Russ Glindmeier, Leny Longo, Robert P. Meyer and David Allan Paul. All artwork will be available for sale.
Connie Tucker enjoys candid and nature photography. Nature has always inspired her, with hummingbirds holding a special place in her heart. She was recently co-curator of the Herberger’s “My Favorite Fairy Tale" exhibit, for children ages 2-5.
A O "Archie" Tucker grew up on a farm west of Phoenix before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. A self-taught artist, he didn’t become serious about photography until purchasing a DSLR in late 2011. Since his first exhibit at the Herberger in 2014, this native Arizonan has displayed artwork in juried exhibits from California to New York.
Working together, these married photographers have co-curated the successful 2015 “Candid Photography” exhibit for the Herberger Theater at the University Club of Phoenix, as well as the 2016 “Feathers and Fur” exhibit at the Gallery Glendale. The University Club and The Herberger Theater Art Gallery also featured their dual solo exhibits in 2016. This June sees them co-curating the “Animals” exhibit, an art show for children ages 2-5, for the Herberger Theater and First Things First. Currently, they call both Arizona and Nicaragua home.
"Healing at Its Best" Exhibit by PSA Art Awakenings
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays or by appointment, from May 6-28
Public Reception: The public is invited to enjoy light refreshments from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Be an artist and create a world of colorful art with spin art!
"PSA Art Awakenings" reveals the power of art to assist in recovering from behavioral illness.
All artwork will be available for sale.
PSA Behavioral Health Agency, a non-profit arts, health and human services organization, strives to change the lives of youth, adults and families by providing a safe and supportive environment that fosters exploration and development of artistic skills. Its programs promote personal awareness, respect for self and others, personal accountability, pride in accomplishments, and pre-job training, allowing participants to realize that their health and dreams can become reality and that they can give back to the community through the arts.
Glendale Union High School District Art Exhibit Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, from Apr. 1-30
Public Reception: The public is invited to an artist reception and awards ceremony from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 15. This is a gala affair to celebrate the talents of these gifted student and faculty artists. Appetizers and refreshments will be served by Apollo High School Culinary students. Music students from throughout the district will perform during the evening.
The exhibition will showcase approximately 90 pieces of student work from all nine schools in the Glendale Union High School District and artwork by 25 teachers from around the district. Most artwork will be available for sale.
Arizona Artists Guild's Sixth Annual Juried Statewide Exhibition of Fine Arts
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays & by appointment, from Mar. 4-26
Public Reception: The public is invited to enjoy
wine and hors d'oeuvres
from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 5.
This exhibition will feature creations by artists from all over the state of Arizona working in all types of visual art media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and digital art. The exhibit will be juried by three professionals in the arts: Tim Conte, Visiting Artist - Arizona State University; John Tuomisto-Bell, owner of Tuomisto-Bell Studio and Foundry; and Nathan Feller, drawing and design instructor at Paradise Valley Community College. Prizes will be awarded by the jurors, including Best of Show ($1000), Award of Excellence ($500) and Award of Merit ($250).
The Arizona Artists Guild was established in 1928 with the mission to encourage the support of local artists working in all artistic media. For more information, visit www.arizonaartistsguild.net.
The Five15 Arts Special Exhibit
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, from Feb. 5-27
Public Reception: The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5.
Members of the Five15 Arts Gallery, one of Roosevelt Row District’s long-established artist collectives, will hold a special satellite exhibit at Gallery Glendale at Westgate during February. Artists include Samuel Dahl, Anne Howey-Falvey, Hallie Mueller, Michelle Terry-Helmick and Joan C. Thompson. The exhibit will showcase new and previously-shown works, featuring both traditional and experimental techniques in painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Artwork will be available for sale. Participating artists will be available during gallery hours to discuss their work. To learn more about the artists and their techniques, visit www.five15arts.com.
Feathers & Fur Photo Exhibition
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, from Jan. 1-30
Public reception: 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9
This juried photography exhibit celebrates the beauty, brilliance, and wonderment of both animals and birds. Artwork will be available for sale.
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The Phoenix Artists Guild Fine Art Exhibition
Gallery hours: 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday (closed Mondays), from Nov. 4 to Dec. 27 (closed Nov. 26, Dec. 24 & 25)
November public reception: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13
December public reception: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11
Valley professional artists will present original artwork in various media. Over 80 works of art will be on exhibit and available for sale. Come in and visit the gallery; it may be difficult to leave without a painting. Phoenix Artists Guild was established over three decades ago to encourage appreciation of fine arts, promote educational programs and foster cooperation among artists at all skill levels.
The Silkscreen Six: A Monosilkscreen Print Exhibition
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, from Oct. 2 to Oct. 31
Public reception: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday,
Public closing night reception: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30
This exhibit showcases the artwork of Jeremy Yocum, Jon Arvizu, Emily Costello, Manny Burruel, Janet Burruel, and Louis Giordano. Discover how six accomplished Valley artists uniquely approach this printmaking medium. You might even be tempted to purchase something to take home with you.
Monosilkscreen/Serigraph printmaking is a type of screen-printing in which the artwork is painted directly onto a 160 mesh silkscreen. By using a squeegee, the image is transferred through the screen onto paper. The process typically requires some preliminary planning and drawing, but once ink is applied onto the screen, the artist has only 15 minutes to complete the painting. This urgency contributes to a spontaneity that leads to amazing results.
Showcasing the City of Glendale Municipal Art Collection
Gallery hours: 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays
Public reception: Friday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Click here to view images from the event.
New location: Westgate Entertainment District • 9380 W. Westgate Blvd. • Suite D-102
(between Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations and Mama Gina's Pizzeria)
Please join us in celebrating a new season of exhibits at our new location at Westgate Entertainment District!
Classes & Activities
||Wee Readers @ Westgate
Free Storytime Activities for Children
10:30 to 11 a.m., on the first and third Monday of each month (except on national holidays)
Stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs geared for children from newborn to five years old. Play with your child to promote their early literacy. Free. No registration. First come, first served. Presented by the Glendale Public Library.