Call to Artists - Fountain Hills Juried Art Exhibition January 2019 - 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.     We are pleased to announce two judges for this exhibition:

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

Lili Anne Laurin
Plein air artist Lili Anne Laurin has an impassioned preference for painting out in the elements of nature rather than in the more sterile environment of her comfortable studio. Her desert paintings reflect the glow of the dramatic sunrises and sunsets that are iconic to the Arizona landscape. Last November, the artist garnered the prestigious Purchase Award at the American Women Artists’ national juried Exhibition for “Lees Ferry Landing” which now hangs at the Tucson Desert Art Museum as part of its permanent collection. Lili’s work has been juried into many prestigious national shows and most recently the 2018 Mountain Oyster Show this November. Her memberships include Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, American Woman Artists, Women Artists of the West. Website:

Tom Klare
Tom Klare is a residential faculty member of the Mesa Community College Art Department where he has been teaching photography for 12 years.  Prior to moving to Arizona, he lived in San Diego CA where he had a commercial photography & illustration business for over 20 years.  Some of his clients have included America West Airlines, California Business News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dallas Morning News, National Geographic, and The Nature Conservancy.  He has also taught summer photo classes for Mesa Community College in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and teaches workshops for Arizona Highways.
From his experience in editorial photography, Tom seeks to capture images of nature, people & places rich in conceptual symbolism and graphic impact.

Artists are invited to compete, this year, for ribbons and monetary prizes.  The application is due December 15, 2018.  The entry fee of $25 will allow you to enter two pieces. Awards will be announced at the reception on January 16, 2019 from 6-8 PM.   Bonnie Schweihs of the FH Art League is chair for the event which will sponsored by the FHAL and FHCCA.  .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 7,  2019, between 12:30 and 2 PM.   The show will hang through 1/31.

Plan now to join us and compete in this beautiful show.  The respective websites are:  
Bonnie Schweihs, Chairman; Fountain Hills Art League, 480-467-9333.  Pamela Shearer, Assistant Chairman, Fountain Hills Art League, 480-628-2072