Exhibitions

2020  EXHIBITIONS

The following exhibitions will be on display for visitors to the Shemer Art Center to enjoy.  For upcoming Call to Artists opportunities, click HERE!

NOW SHOWING:

The Hummingbirds Dance by Agustin Vargas

AGUSTIN VARGAS

A Solo Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of Agustin Vargas

Due to the temporary closing of the Shemer Art Center, we want to offer an alternative way to enjoy our current art exhibition.  As a result, we are offering this special virtual view of Agustin Vargas Solo Exhibition, so you can personally enjoy all of the amazing artwork currently on display.  For any pricing or purchasing inquiries, please email info@shemerartcenter.org

To visit our virtual Agustin Vargas exhibition click HERE!

Apr. 8 – May 21, 2020


Dragon’s Backbone by Wei Wei-Miller

NEW ART ARIZONA

A Student Exhibition Held in Partnership with Arizona Artists Guild, Featuring AAG College Scholarship Recipients’ Artwork

Due to the temporary closing of the Shemer Art Center, we want to offer an alternative way to enjoy our current art exhibition.  As a result, we are offering this special virtual view of New Art Arizona Exhibition, so you can personally enjoy all of the amazing artwork currently on display.  For any pricing or purchasing inquiries, please email info@shemerartcenter.org

To visit our virtual New Art Arizona exhibition click HERE!

Apr. 8 – May 21, 2020 


COMING SOON:

Sky by Sandra Ortega

ARIZONA PASTEL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION

A Group Exhibition Featuring Artwork Created by Arizona Pastel Artists Association Members

May 27 – July 16, 2020 | Opening Reception: May 28, 2020, 6-8 pm


Weir Farm by Peter Lima

INSIDE PERSPECTIVES 

An annual Exhibition Highlighting Works Created by Shemer Art Center Instructors, Their Students & Staff Members

July 22 – August 27, 2020 | Opening Reception: May 28, 2020, 6-8 pm


NATURE IN BALANCE 

An Exhibition Featuring Artwork Related to the Natural World Created in All Traditional Media

Sept 2 – Oct 29, 2020 | Opening Reception: September 10 2020, 6-8 pm


The Dancers by Rafiq Majeed

RAFIQ MAJEED 

A Solo Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of Arizona Ceramic Artist Rafiq Majeed

Sept 2 – Oct 29, 2020 | Opening Reception: September 10 2020, 6-8 pm


The Wonder of it ALL by Bill Nebeker

SHEMER HONORS

A Solo Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of a Distinguished Arizona Artist

Nov 4, 2020 – Jan 7, 2021 | Opening Reception: November 19, 2020, 6-8 pm


RECLAIMED 

A Group Exhibition Featuring Artwork Created Using Recycled Materials

Nov 4, 2020 – Jan 7, 2021 | Opening Reception: November 19, 2020, 6-8 pm


OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS

NOW SHOWING:

COLOR IN PLAY

A juried exhibition that features outdoor sculptures combining color and whimsy with a touch of sophistication!

March 29, 2019 – March 31, 2021


2020 PAST EXHIBITIONS

GARDEN MUSINGS

A Photography Exhibition Featuring a Variety of Natural & Man-Made Beauty Found in Today’s Gardens 

To visit our virtual Garden Musings exhibition click HERE!

Feb. 19 – Apr. 4, 2020 | Opening Reception held Feb. 20, 2020


ALL I KNEW WAS WHAT I SAW

A Solo Photography Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of Joseph Podlesnik

To visit our virtual All I Knew Was What I Saw exhibition click HERE!

Feb. 19 – Apr. 4, 2020 | Opening Reception: Feb. 20, 2020, 6-8 pm


NEW HORIZONS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An Annual Exhibition Featuring the Top Two Artists (Juniors & Seniors) From 36 Valley High Schools

Jan. 8 – Feb. 13, 2020 | Awards Ceremony Held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020


2019 EXHIBITIONS

COLLECTED TREASURES

A juried exhibition open to Arizona artists featuring only mixed media artwork.

Nov. 13, 2019 – Jan. 2, 2020 | Opening Reception Nov. 21, 6-8 pm


THE WONDER OF IT ALL

An exhibition showcasing the artwork of 2019 Shemer Honors Honoree Bill Nebeker.

Nov. 13, 2019 – Jan. 2, 2020 | Opening Reception Nov. 21, 6-8 pm


ARIZONA DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN

A group exhibition by members of the Arizona Designer Craftsmen, celebrating ADC’s 60th Anniversary!

Oct. 9 – Nov. 7, 2019 | Opening Reception: Oct. 10, 6-8 pm


NATURE’S KINGDOM

A juried exhibition open to Arizona artists featuring art that contain both nature and animals, in all mediums.

Aug. 28 – Oct. 5, 2019 | Opening Reception held September 12, 2019


PRIMITIVE IMPACT

An exhibition featuring contemporary artwork inspired by primitive art by Kimberly Harris and Bob Hedrick.

Aug. 28 – Oct. 5, 2019 | Opening Reception held September 12, 2019



RISING IN PHOENIX

A juried exhibition showcasing six up-and-coming Arizona artists under the age of 40!

May 1 -29, 2019 | Opening Reception held May 2, 2019


NEW ART ARIZONA

A juried exhibition showcasing the artwork of 2019 AAG Scholarship Recipients!

March 26 – April 25, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Mar. 28


MINI MASTERPIECES

A juried exhibition of works by Arizona artists that are small in size, yet large in terms of skill, concept & ingenuity.

February 20 – March 21, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Feb. 21


FRACTURED FIGURATIONS

A solo exhibition of new paintings, drawings and prints by Arizona artist John Dawson

February 20 – March 21, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Feb. 21


NEW HORIZONS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An exhibition featuring the top two works of art from over 40 Valley high schools!

January 8 – February 14, 2019 | Awards Ceremony:  January 19, 2019


2018 EXHIBITIONS

CAPTURING THE CANYONS

A solo exhibition of recent works of art by Arizona artist and 2018 Shemer Honors Honoree Merrill Mahaffey

Nov. 13, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Nov. 29, 2018


HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

A juried exhibition of artwork that portrays special memories, celebrations or memories of the holidays.

Nov. 13, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Nov. 29, 2018


WE BELIEVE

A juried exhibition of artwork in all mediums where the subject portrays joy, faith, loyalty, beliefs, truths.

October 9 – November 8, 2018 | Artist Reception Held October 11, 2018


BELOVED BEASTS

A juried exhibition featuring animal works of art in all mediums (wood, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, fibers, etc.) by Arizona artists

August 28 – October 4, 2018 | Artist Reception Held August 30, 2018


    

  “Boynton Canyon” by Barbara Bagan     “Dingle Harbor (Ireland)” by Paula Card Higginson

SHEMER INSTRUCTOR & STUDENT EXHIBITION

An annual exhibition highlighting works created by Shemer Art Center instructors and their students

July 17 – August 23, 2018 | Artist Reception Held July 19, 2018


“Desert Beauty” by Shachi Kale

ARIZONA’S DESERT BEAUTY

This exhibition, juried by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Jack Dykinga, showcases works by Arizona artists in all mediums depicting the beauty of our state’s flowers, plants, trees and landscapes.

May 29 – July 12, 2018 | Artist Opening Reception held May 31, 2018  | Closing Reception with Jack Dykinga held July 11, 4-6 p.m.


Hedgehog Cactus Blossoms” by Sandy Banker

SPRING INTO COLOR

An exhibition created by members of the Phoenix, Arizona Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America

April 10 – May 24, 2018 | Artist Reception held April 19, 2018


  Isere River by Dean Stevenson

VISIONS OF GRENOBLE IN ARIZONA

An exhibition featuring artists from France and Arizona curated by the Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee

April 17 – May 24, 2018 | Artist Reception held April 19, 2018


NEW ART ARIZONA

An exhibition of AAG college scholarship recipients’ artwork

March 6  – April 12, 2018 | Artist Reception held March 8, 2018


MUD WORKS MMXVIII

An exhibition of 50 of the Valley’s premiere ceramicists, held in conjunction with the Ceramic Research Center at ASU Art Museum and its annual studio tour

(a great place to start or end the tour!)

February 6- March 1, 2018 | Artist Reception held February 8, 2018


NEW HORIZONS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An exhibition featuring over 70 works of art created by high school students from 36 schools across the Valley!

January 6- February 1, 2018 | Artist Ceremony: January 20, 2018