Huachuca Art Association
Featured Artist Liz Horning
Liz Horning, Accomplished Artist and most recent past-president of the Huachuca Art Association.
by Angel Rutherford
Liz Horning has been in art most of her life. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1965 from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Painting. As an undergraduate, she was the recipient of the Royal Bailey Farnum Scholarship as well as Ford & Carnegie Foundation grants to study art in Italy. After college, she worked as an art teacher in New Hampshire, until moving to Phoenix in 1973. After that, she worked as a decorative artist, illustrator, advertising artist and art director, before joining the Phoenix Art Group in 1986, where she was able to work full time at painting, and to develop the style of floral painting that she is known for now. Through PAG, her work was distributed nationwide, and she began an association with the publishing company Grand Image, Ltd., that continues to this day. Prints of her work are now also available from the Larson Juhl Artaissance Collection. In 2002, she left Phoenix for the great weather and gorgeous scenery of Southern Arizona. Since leaving the Phoenix Art Group, she has shown in galleries from Carmel to Santa Fe, and for 19 years was represented in Arizona by the recently closed May Gallery in Scottsdale. To find her work on the web, go to: www.grandimageposters.com, www.bentleypublishinggroup.com, or www.artmystyle.com (Larson Juhl Artaissance).
Liz Horning is also a member of the Sierra Vista Arts & Humanities Commission, where she serves on the Youth Arts Festival and Art in Public Places subcommittees. Under her watch as HAA President, our organization maintained a Gallery in the Mall for a little over three years, and then was able, finally, to buy a building of our own, which is something the HAA has been working towards for the entire 47 years of our existence. Now we, the members, have a gallery and a studio, all under one roof, and we do not have to rent any more.
Liz is one of the more accomplished artists in our painting group that meets on Thursday and Friday of each week. We have fun painting together, learning new skills and encouraging one another, sharing and displaying our art, and most of all, having our bag lunches together. And once a month we hold a potluck/reception that we call “Dine with the Artists”. Now we are looking forward to the very first such gathering in our new location at 1835 Paseo San Luis, on Saturday, July 9, from 4-6 pm.
We are planning to have the Gallery officially open starting on July first. (Hours????) Do drop in and see Liz’s stunning work, as well as that of many other very accomplished member artists. You will be amazed at the quantity, quality, and variety of art that our community can produce.