Diana is a sought after jeweler who embraces bold, graphic designs. Forget the old traditions of jewelry making –– fans describe her earrings, necklaces and bracelets as fun, feminine, colorful and adventurous.
Kenneth Ferguson tells stories through historical portraits. He likes to work with material culture, and rather than painting a still life, he puts the material back onto the person and showcases what they would have looked like wearing those items in their time.
Joe Deru’s introduction to art started at a young age, thanks to his mother who was an art teacher. After spending more than three decades as an educator himself, Joe parlayed his passion for wood artistry into a spot as the Celebration of Fine Art’s resident woodworker.
Susan Potje was recognized among Scottsdale’s Most Dynamic Women. “Like father like daughter, Potje is just as passionate about art as she is about people, and sees her role in the success of the festival as being a leader to the team and the artists…”
Today, Thane Gorek is recognized for taking everyday objects and enlarging their scale significantly. The effect is twofold: he draws the viewer’s attention to overlooked subjects and transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary.
Elizabeth Hake is renowned for her contemporary but simple sterling silver jewelry, accented with gold and inspired by found pieces. The jewelry is both architectural and simple, deconstructed so as not to get caught in any certain trend or time period.
Mimi is an an award-winning textile artist. Her abstract, one-of-a-kind works of art are created with her own hand-dyed, cotton fabrics plus exotic textiles from all over the globe. She finds inspiration everywhere, from the lines of a crooked telephone pole to the stones on a beach.
Tyson is a proficient oil painter and portrait artist, although his primary love is creating sculptures. Across all his mediums, he captures serene moments and strikes a balance between aesthetic and meaningful, and beautiful and uplifting.
Gabriela’s career in art began in the fashion industry. She parlayed her creativity into working with glass, before switching to making jewelry. For 15 years, she sculpted wood and stone with her husband. Then she decided it was time to paint.
The 10-week event enables visitors from around the globe to admire and acquire an unsurpassed selection of artwork in all mediums and styles. Plus, show guests have the opportunity to enjoy the hour-long Art Discovery Series each Friday starting at 4 PM.