Call to Artists -   Fountain Hills Juried Art Exhibition, January 2020 - Monetary Awards and Ribbons 

The annual January Fountain Hills Juried Art Show is open to all area resident artists in the greater  Fountain Hills area, including the Verdes, Goldfield Ranch and Fort McDowell,  and FHAL members.   Artists are invited to compete, this year, for ribbons and monetary prizes.  The application is due December 15, 2019.  The entry fee of $30 will allow you to enter two pieces. Awards will be announced at the reception, Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6-8 PM.    Official Call for Entry and Application will be provided to artists and available on websites by November 1.   Delivery of art will be on January 6, 2020 between 12:30 and 2 PM,  and hang through January 31, 2020.   We are pleased to announce two judges for this exhibition:

Jane Bradley

Jane received her MFA  at the University of Utah in painting and computer animation in 1991-  the twelve years that followed were devoted to her work as a computer animator and eventually as an Art Director for major console and computer game companies. In those twelve years she spent a great deal of time not only with 3d computer building and animating, but also in becoming an expert in texture mapping - using photoshop and graphic design.  In 2004 she decided to return to painting full time and to teaching both at the community colleges and privately.

Although she had always been involved with photography both in school and in her career, upon returning to painting she found that skill to be invaluable.  Using both her skill in photography to capture her subjects and her ability with photoshop to aid in designing her paintings, she was able to open up new lines of creativity . Since that time she has found that in doing commissions both skills have aided tremendously in working with clients - allowing her to quickly mock up ideas that otherwise might take days instead of hours, and allowing clients to see more clearly various possibilities.

Since 2004 she has done numerous shows and won many awards for her work.  She has sold work at the CM Russel Auction, the Scottsdale Salon of Art and the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale for which she won the 2006 Best of Show for her painting "Red Shoes".  Jane has chosen in the last few years to do fewer shows and instead concentrate on commissions and portraiture. In 2017 she was awarded Best of Show for her painting "Professor of Hip-Hop" in the Portrait Artist of Arizona competition.  She has recently been selected to participate in The American Women Artists Steamboat Art Museum show and the Women Artists of the West 49th National Exhibition.  She is an Associate member with Distinction of the American Women Artists, a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America, the Portrait Artists of Arizona and the Women Artists of the West.

Jason Horejs, Xanadu Gallery 

Art flows through Xanadu Gallery owner J. Jason Horejs’ veins. Second generation in the art business, (Horejs’ father is a nationally recognized oil painter John Horejs) Horejs’ life has always been filled with art. Though not interested in pursuing a life as an artist, Horejs fell in love with the business side of art at an early age. At age 12, the future gallery owner was employed by his father building custom canvas stretchers.

In 1991, at the age of 17, Horejs began working for a large western gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, where he learned the gallery business from the ground up. Horejs handled logistics, shipping and installation, eventually working into a sales position at the western art gallery. Horejs worked in the gallery’s Scottsdale and Jackson Hole, WY, locations.

In 2001, Jason and his wife, Carrie, struck out on their own and opened Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, and in 2019 they opened their second location in Pinetop, Arizona. Jason and Carrie have built relationships with art collectors from all over the world, and have also worked to help cultivate new art buyers. Jason also invests significant time in the art community helping artists better understand the art market through workshops, and extensive posts on a widely read blog ( Jason also has written books and educates on how to approach a gallery.  Jason and Carrie represent a wide range of artists including sculptors, painters, photographers, digital artists and mixed-media artists.  They have represented and sold numerous fine art photography and digitally enhanced photography.

Criteria for judging:
1. Originality
2. Strength & quality of design and composition
3. Mastery of chosen medium
4. Clarity of the message
5. Quality of presentation

Plan now to join us and compete in this beautiful show.
Bonnie Schweihs, Chair, 480-467-9333
The sponsors are Fountain Hills Art League       and
Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Organization

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