Gallery open Tuesday through Sat. 11AM to 5 PM
Featured Artists for June
Gail Fisher and Dorothy Bowman
A reception will be held
Saturday June 3rd, 4:00-6:00 P.M.
HAA will provide punch
GAIL FISHER, Sierra Vista’s “Artist of the Year 2004” is a professional artist that maintain high quality in her work. She Creates her paintings in Acrylic with concentration, planning, research and just plain old work.
Gail has been interested in artwork since high school, where she created posters, set decoration and generally did whatever artwork was thrown at her. Things have not changed much in the 50 years in between. Whether designing backdrops, posters, t-shirts, working on a painting or a quilt, she love the challenge of color and design. The Miss Arizona Pageant, the Sierra Vista Symphony, the Chili Appreciation Society International, the Cochise College Choir and many other civic and charitable organizations have been the recipient of her time and talent. White living in the Midwest and working for General Telephone, Gail taught decorative painting, but was not able to pursue her career as an artist. After moving to Arizona in 1996, she was juried into “Art in the Park”, which she did for 15 years. Though she has experimented with most mediums, it is through acrylic that she seems most able to develop the use of color and humor in her paintings.
DOROTHY BOWMAN is a Jeweler, from very early life she had a need to create something. She made her own paper dolls and their clothes. She made necklaces and bracelets out of beads that were given to her. She knitted and crocheted, and needlepoint. Then she got interested in painting after watching TV programs. While living in Alaska she took classes from an artist who used a palette knife. After moving to Sierra Vista she worked a while and then needed to do something creative. She took beading classes from Karen Garra. Karen has more knowledge about beadwork than anyone Dorothy has ever met. She took more classes and visited Gem & Mineral Shows and bought lots of beads. She also used polymer clay after seeing Christi Friesen working with it.
Next Artist reception Sat. July 1st, 4pm to 6pm for Teresa Ebbs