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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Artist of the Month – May 2019 – Sylvia Dandis

Sylvia Dandis Sylvia is a self-taught artist and paints for her own enjoyment. Many years ago a wise man told her, “The learning is in the doing of the thing.” She immediately went out and bought paints and learned by doing! Sylvia has lived in the White Mountains for over 35 years. Before settling into the local community, she traveled all over the United States. She saw much of the beautiful country. Sylvia paints nature and animals, just...

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Artist of the Month – April – Ann Anspach

Our Artist of the Month for April 2019 is Ann Anspach. Ann is a cowgirl/artist from Wyoming, now living in the Taylor, AZ area. She is recognized for her success with working in watercolor, oil, graphite, and pottery. She primarily paints for her own enjoyment now, but also teaches art classes on occasion. She strives to capture the light and essence of a subject without being limited to photo realism. Ann counts herself lucky to have studied...

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