Monday, July 13, 2015

New Central Chapter President

Arizona Designer Craftsmen is an organization with a long history, and a strong reputation. As such, I am honored and humbled to accept the role of Central Chapter President. It is my hope that, with the support of our full board and membership, to see the Central Chapter return to holding a prominent role in the Arts. We will be scheduling a meeting in the near future for the members to come forward and be a part of that process. I believe strongly that our organization can only be of value to it's members if we are meeting the needs of the membership. In order for us to prosper as an organization, it is important to identify what our members want our organization to represent, as we move forward in a quickly changing metropolitan environment. I look forward to working with each of you to help Arizona Designer Craftsmen become an even stronger organization that meets the unique and every-changing needs of it's members.

Warren Norgaard
Central Chapter President
Arizona Designer Craftsmen Central Chapter

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mesa Contemporary Arts 36th Annual Craft Juried Show

February 13th
 7p - 10p 

Mesa Arts Center
One East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 8520

Several of our members were accepted into this wonderful exhibition.....Come celebrate and show your support!!!!  We would love to see you!!!!

It's gonna be SPECTACULAR!!!!!!

Come celebrate with our members in this incredible national juried exhibition.....

Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts’ Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 51 artworks by 30 artists, representing 12 states.

Guest jurors for the 36th Annual Contemporary Craft were Mike and Jennifer Tansey, owners of Tansey Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM.

Selected Artists:
John Babcock (Soquel, CA)
Gretchen A. Boyer (Chandler, AZ)
Michael Cajero (Tucson, AZ)
David Castleberry (Charleston, OR)
Steven Ciezki (Phoenix, AZ)
David Delthony (Escalante, UT)
Paulette Galop (San Tan Valley, AZ)
Jeff Heeg (Phoenix, AZ)
Beverly Hertler (Red Bank, NJ)
Dean Johnson (Santa Fe, NM) **
Jean M. Judd (Cushing, WI)
Richard M. Kerrell (Chino Valley, AZ)
Catherine Kleeman (Ruxton, MD)
Connie Lippert (Seneca, SC)
Chris Martin (Ames, IA) **
Dorothy McGuinness (Everett, WA) **
Sharie Monsam (Mesa, AZ)
Anne Muñoz (Holladay, UT)
Farraday Newsome (Mesa, AZ)
Patti Pierce (Carefree, AZ)
Jeff Reich (Mesa, AZ) *
Richard L. Rozinski (Mesa, AZ)
Joyce Shannon (La Pine, OR)
Steve Shelby (South Whitley, IN)
Joan Sowada (Gillette, WI)
Kelvonnah A. Stidhum (Phoenix, AZ)
Jeanie Thorn (Tempe, AZ)
Shirley Wagner (Tucson, AZ)
Peggy Wiedemann (Huntington, CA)
Shiyuan Xu (Tempe, AZ)

Jurors' Choice Award Winner (Artist receives a monetary award at the end of the show as well as a solo exhibition in the Dr. Ruth Tan Lim Project Room during the 36th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition in 2016.)

** Jurors' Award Winner (Artist will receive monetary awards at the end of the show.)

Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 2015 (7-10pm)

FREE and Open to the Public
  • Musical Entertainment
    Artists in Attendance
    Light Refreshments
    Cash Bar 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Stuff

Thanks to all who came out to make our 2nd tool swap and sale a wonderful success. A great time was had by all and a lot of tools and mixed media finds went to new homes. And the food was really delicious also!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tool Sale, Swap, Barter and Potluck Picnic

The last tool swap and sale was such a huge success that we're doing it again. 

Where:    Papago Park (ramada to be announced) 

               625 N Galvin Parkway

When:     Sunday February 8th         11am to 3pm

~~Bring your unwanted, unused, dusty, rusty, I don't know what it is tool and treasure, craft books, beads and baubles. 

~~Bring CASH and be prepared to sell, swap or trade away for new gizmos and gadgets...ALL MEDIUMS (no finished work please, this is more like a flee market event) are many of us are multi-media capable and many things can be re-purposed; this is not just for metal is for EVERYONE.

~~Bring a guest or share this event with another artist that you know.

~~Bring a dish to share (picnic style)....we need mains, salads, side dishes, desserts.

~~Bring your own non-alcoholic drink....we won't have a permit.

RSVP with number of guests and dish you are bringing and/or questions to:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Opening Night

There was a wonderful turn-out for the opening night of the ADC juried show "Changing Tides". The pictures speak for themselves....

If you were unable to make it, there will be a show closing event on Friday January 30th. Hope to see you there.