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THE Gallery is Now Open! November 20 2015, 0 Comments

My working studio space and gallery in Cave Creek is now open!

This location lets you see works in progress, meet artists working on site and lets you see my art and beeswax paintings up close…come by and visit!

 

 

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An Early Wake Up: Good Morning Arizona Features New Gallery August 21 2015, 0 Comments

Grabbed a quick coffee this morning to open up the new gallery space for the news team.  Gotta to love it when I say, "It's not officially open, let's do this another time…" and they say, they love previews!

We are installing lights and a few other items on the checklist before we open, which is set for September 1st.  Check updates at http://www.cavecreekgallery.com

So, in the spirit of saying, Yes to opportunities that serve and No to those time-chasers that distract, here is the video from Good Morning Arizona:

azfamily.com 3TV | Artist, Roxanne Vise at new Cave Creek Gallery

On the Cover... January 31 2015, 0 Comments

 


First Place Award for the Showcase Exhibit November 02 2014, 0 Comments

Last night was the opening reception for the Hidden in the Hills Showcase.  

I strolled through the show, sipping lemon water, meeting the guests and artists and enjoying the autumn Sonoran Desert air - let in by the doors open to the terrace.  It's a good feeling to get out from the studio and enjoy what other artists are creating.

The guests were called to attention by the Town Mayor, Vincent Francia, who opens with a lovely nod to the arts and proceeds to call the winners of the show.  He calls my name for First Place.  

So I won an award.  The biggest one for the exhibit - and I almost didn't enter the show.  

It's easy to let opportunities go by.  This season, I stated that I would say "yes" to opportunities and do the work to engage in them.  I'm grateful that this opportunity said yes back.

 

Two paintings in the show: Effervesce and Dungarees

 

 

 


Two Paintings Selected for the Hidden in the Hills Showcase August 30 2014, 0 Comments

The Hidden in the Hills Showcase opens at the Desert Foothills Gallery on October 3rd through December 5th.

The Gallery, a venue within the non-profit Desert Foothills Library (DFL) will hold a Champagne Reception and honorarium for the juror, Kathy Duley, on November 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is an opportunity to engage with the artists and meet with collectors and friends.

 

Effervesce                                                   Dungarees 

       


That Was Fast! February 09 2013, 0 Comments

Water World, the large encaustic piece that I just finished and hung at the Celebration of Fine Art show is... sold!  I am so grateful and thank God for it!  I'll start working on the next piece of the same size (24 x 80)  maybe it will be a vertical piece - don't know yet, but I'll keep you posted!

Want one?  If so, YOU get to pick the colors and if it's vertical or not - that would be fun!


Water World - New Encaustic February 03 2013, 2 Comments

I finished this large encaustic, Water World, on Wednesday and hung it at Celebration of Fine Art on Thursday.  

It's 24"h x 80"w and framed in a floater frame - so much fun to do this size!

 

Water World, encaustic painting


New Encaustics - In the Studio January 19 2013, 0 Comments

New encaustic works in progress... lined up on tables in the studio (other works on the walls are my acrylics).

These each have several coats of encaustic gesso , then two layers of beeswax and resin, and now... I'm ready to paint!

As each one is completed, I'll post it here and on my Facebook Page.  

Then they'll go on to my space at the Celebration of Fine Art.

I'd  love to hear your thoughts and comments on them!  

 

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Celebration of Fine Art... begins! January 15 2013, 2 Comments

Here are photos of my space at Celebration of Fine Art - during set-up and after the sawdust cleared.

The show goes from January 12th through March 24th, open every day.

Be sure to check it out if you're in town (click link for directions)  - there is an amazing concentration of wonderful artists!

 

Set-Up

Setting up my space at Celebration of Fine Art

 

Celebration of Fine Art space

Ready for the show!


Water Painting Floats Off to the Mountains October 04 2012, 0 Comments

It's not often that you find deep water in the mountains...  but, if that Deep Water is a painting... well, anything can happen!

I began this hot wax water series mid-summer in Arizona - when I was dreaming of the California coast, scuba diving experiences, one of 17.

I've enjoyed becoming lost in this painting each time I began to thirst for that deep water feeling and was thrilled that Gussie connected to that same experience when she and her husband chose this painting for their home in Colorado.

 

Deep Water
7"h x 7" w
beeswax, resin, pigment on maple board

Friends - Collectors - Lessons From Mary Oliver June 17 2012, 0 Comments

Delight,
encaustic
7x7

I made a new friend, Heidi.  That's what collector's become.  Friends.

We share a love of beauty through art - its like a lasting conversation we continue to have together - once they take it home and put my art in a special place.  Heidi, my friend, is a special collector who gave me a gift when she selected my painting, Delight, from my water series. Her glee when she received my painting would have been enough of a thanks,

It arrived!!!!  It is soooooo beautiful.  It made my day.  It's so vibrant and alive....I love it. Thank you. Thank you.  It arrived in perfect condition.  And the notecards are exquisite.  Can't wait to share them.  
- Much love and gratitude, Heidi
She went above and beyond to share her wisdom with me, a gift, and turned my attention toward Mary Oliver, a poet of poets.  My wildly passionate, adventurous feasting art-spirit often needs a bit of grounding, a moment to focus.
Started with a post of her poem...."My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird... "

Then, well... got a reply from the publisher, Beacon Press, to my request to post it -  they don't want Mary's poem posted in the world wide web.  Bummer. So, I encourage you to go find her work elsewhere and devour it.

Thank you Heidi.

Thank You Mary.