Exhibitions

2022 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!

OPENING THIS WEDNESDAY!

THE UNCOMMON JOURNEY

An exhibition featuring artwork created by members of the Arizona Korean Artist Association.

May 25 – July 14, 2022 | Artist Reception May 26, 2022

 

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A NEW LENS ON LIFE

A photography exhibition created by attendees of Kids in Focus’s after-school programs and workshops.

May 25 – July 14, 2022 


EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULED NEXT:

INSIDE PERSPECTIVES

An annual exhibition showcasing works of art by Shemer instructors, students and staff.

July 20 – August 25, 2022 | Artist Reception July 21, 2022


GEOMETRIC REPETITIONS

A juried exhibition featuring artwork by Arizona artists emphasizing geometric patterns that occur in math, science, textiles and nature, created in all media.

August 31 – October 27, 2022 | Artist Reception September 8, 2022


MARY ELLEN MITTLESTEADT

A solo exhibition by Mary Ellen Mittlesteadt featuring abstract acrylic and mixed media paintings.

August 31 – October 27, 2022 | Artist Reception September 8, 2022


EARTH ELEMENTS

A juried exhibition that features artwork by Arizona artists inspired in concept by fire, air, water or wind, created using materials such as paper, wood, glass, metal or clay.

November 2, 2022 – January 5, 2023 | Artist Reception November 3, 2022


Each year the Shemer Art Center select one Arizona artists who has achieved great career success and given back to the Arizona community.  Our artist for 2022 is Mayme Kratz!

November 2, 2022 – January 5, 2023 | Artist Reception November 3, 2022

All artist receptions are from 6-8 p.m.

 


OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS

NOW ON DISPLAY:

“Box Kite” by Peter Deise

 

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

 


 

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

NEW ART ARIZONA

An exhibition held in partnership with Arizona Artists Guild, featuring 2022 AAG and Arizona Watercolor Association (AWA) college scholarship recipients’ artwork.

See Exhibition Details Here!

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HUGS FROM HOME – A COVERING OF SHADOWS

Party of Two by Cherie Buck-Hutchinson

 A solo exhibition by Cherie Buck-Hutchinson that features nuanced pairings that undergo odd alterations of visibility and depth.

April 6 – May 19, 2022 | Artist Reception Held April 7, 2022

 


UP CLOSE

An exhibition juried by Mary Shindell of magnified views featuring intricate details.

Featured Artists:

Kaitlyn Adams, James Cowlin, Victoria Currens, Betty Drake, Robin Flynn, Melanie Harman, Jane Heinstein, Ann Marie Hoff, Rupali Holmes, David M. James, Jennifer Kaiser, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Hank Keneally, Victoria Klotz, Yunie LeNoue, Jim Lowman, Sandra Luehrsen, Stacy Marko, Sandy Newell, Amy Newton-McConnel, Richard Retter, Pamela Root, Christine Sandifur, J. Lynne Schaffer, Martina J. Skobic, Alice L. Slack, Leanne M. Smith, Susan Soltis, Linda Tabler, Tom Thomas, Joe Trevino, Fred Ullrich, Meibelin Vasquez, Annie Waters, Jeff Weiss, Reid Woodward.

February 23, 2022 – March 31, 2022 | Artist Reception Held February 24, 2022


 

A solo exhibition by Joey Morgan featuring merged photographic images of patina and nature.

February 23, 2022 – March 31, 2022 | Artist Reception Held February 24, 2022


 

2022 NEW HORIZONS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An Exhibition Featuring the Top Two Works of Art from over 35 High Schools Across the Valley!

January 12 – February 17, 2022 | Awards Ceremony Held January 15, 2022


ONLY BLACK & WHITE

An exhibition juried by Mary Meyer (Gold Canyon) of black and white works of art, ONLY, created in all mediums.

November 3, 2021 – January 6, 2022 | Opening Reception Held November 4, 2021


CREATIVE KNOTS

An exhibition juried by Arizona artists Ann Morton (Phoenix) and Roger Asay (Prescott) featuring works created primarily out of wood and fiber.

September 8 – October 28, 2021 | Opening Reception Held September 9, 2021



INSIDE PERSPECTIVES

An annual exhibition showcasing recent works of art by Shemer instructors, students and staff.

July 14 – September 2, 2021 | Opening Reception Held July 22, 2021


LIFE ON PAPER

A juried exhibition of artwork created by members of the Arizona Watercolor Association.

April 14 – July 8, 2021 | Artist Reception Held April 15, 2021


An Exhibition of Ceramic Artwork Reflective of Current Trends in Form & Style

February 24, 2021 – April 8, 2021 | Artist Reception Held February 25, 2021


2021 NEW HORIZONS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An Exhibition Featuring the Top Two Works of Art Selected from 28 High Schools Across the Valley!

Jan 13 – Feb 18, 2021

 VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday, January 23, 11 a.m. 

Shemer Art Center YouTube Channel

To Watch Click HERE!


Tughra #3 by Beth Ames Swartz

2020 SHEMER HONORS

A Solo Exhibition Featuring the Artwork of 2020 Honoree Beth Ames Swartz

Nov 4, 2020 – Feb 18, 2021

La Familia Humanidad by Jimmy Descant

RECLAIMED

Juried by Kris Kollasch

A Group Exhibition Featuring Artwork Created Using Recycled Materials

Nov 4, 2020 – Jan 7, 2021 | Artist Reception Held Nov. 5, 2020


NATURE IN BALANCE 

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

Sept 9 – Oct 29, 2020 | Artist Reception Held Sept 10, 2020


The Dancers by Rafiq Majeed

RAFIQ MAJEED 

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

Sept 9 – Oct 29, 2020 | Artist Reception Held Sept 10, 2020


INSIDE PERSPECTIVES 

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

Aug 5 – Sept 3, 2020 | Artist Reception Held Aug 13, 6-8 pm


LUMINESCENT MEDITATIONS

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 – July 31, 2020


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 – July 31, 2020


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 – July 31, 2020 | Artist 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 – July 31, 2020 | Artist Reception Held Feb 20, 2020


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 | Artist Reception Held 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 | Artist Reception Held 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 | Artist Reception Held 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 Sept 12, 2019


PRIMITIVE IMPACT

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

Aug 28 – Oct 5, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Sept 12, 2019



RISING IN PHOENIX

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

May 1 -29, 2019 | Artist Reception Held May 2, 2019


NEW ART ARIZONA

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

Mar 26 – Apr 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.

Feb 20 – Mar 21, 2019 | Artist Reception Held Feb. 21


FRACTURED FIGURATIONS

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

Feb 20 – Mar 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!

Jan 8 – Feb 14, 2019 | Awards Ceremony:  Jan 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.

Oct 9 – Nov 8, 2018 | Artist Reception Held Oct 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

Aug 28 – Oct 4, 2018 | Artist Reception Held Aug 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 – Aug 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

Apr 10 – May 24, 2018 | Artist Reception held Apr 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

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


NEW ART ARIZONA

An exhibition of AAG college scholarship recipients’ artwork

Mar 6  – Apr 12, 2018 | Artist Reception held Mar 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!)

Feb 6- Mar 1, 2018 | Artist Reception held Feb 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!

Jan 6- Feb 1, 2018 | Artist Ceremony: Jan 20, 2018