Artist of the Month – Rusty Childress – January 2020

After beginning his career as a photojournalist in 1978, Rusty then spent 33 years in the automotive industry but kept shooting along the way. He escaped Corporate America in 2007 to become a freelance photographer by starting The Main Event Imaging LLC, an outdoor event photography business specializing in motorsports and concert photography. Natural History photography is his focus today with Childress.com Nature Photography. Here he spends...

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Artist of the Month – November and December 2019 – Carol Sletten

In the past, Carol worked for an ad agency and a university information center, did a stint as a reporter, taught at a community college, was co-owner of an art gallery and collected oral history. When she was on the East Coast, Carol had a gig as an Artist in Residence, designed publications and had a one-woman show at the Staten Island Botanic Garden. She is currently focusing on the history, landscape and people of the American West. Her...

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Artist of the Month – October 2019 – Connie Cromwell

Connie Cromwell Connie and her husband live in Show Low. They love the area for the climate and four seasons. Creating pine needle baskets combines an opportunity to work with natural materials and her love of needlework. Shortly after moving to the White Mountains, 20+ years ago, Connie met a woman in Pinetop who made pine needle baskets. They were lovely and the memory stayed with her. A few years ago, she realized a need for a creative...

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Artist of the Month – August 2019 – Kathy Hatt

Kathy Hatt is a native of Arizona, born in the small mining town of Miami. Not having any formal art training, she has worked hard to develop her own style of expressing herself on canvas. Kathy has learned by studying the techniques of the Old Masters way of building color through many thin layers of glazes to create a highly detailed, realistic composition and a feeling of emotion. She works in her studio from reference photos she takes...

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Artist of the Month – July 2019 – Madeline Thorpe

Madeline is a self-taught multi-talented artist who was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and now splits her time between Tucson and Pinetop in the White Mountains. Her art, whether hand-made beaded clothing, paper castings, watercolors, jewelry or etched glass, is heavily influenced by the things she loves of the Southwest, the Sonoran desert, the surrounding mountains and her Hispanic origin. Each of her etched glass pieces is uniquely...

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Artist of the Month – June 2019 – Sally Hoffman

Do you enjoy beautiful, handmade artisan jewelry? Are you the type of woman who enjoys standing out in a crowd? Do you dream of beads, baubles and bright shiny objects, oh my? Are you driven by visions of creativity and unique wearable art? If this sounds like you, welcome to Sally Hoffman Designs. Sally is a self-taught jewelry designer with a passion for the unusual. She loves to play with fire! Sally’s best friend is her torch, facilitating...

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