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September 2016

FMAG Exterior

 

Welcome to a new season for the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery. Lots of happenings and events for you to enjoy. We have had a brutal summer and are all ready for cooler weather and viewing new art. The gallery opens September 1, our September hours are 11:00-4:00, 6 days a week. Closed on Wednesday. Hope to see you soon.
Sincerely, The FMAG Members

Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. October’s prize will be two 8X10 “Flying Angels" by Debbie Cope.

Cope Cope Angle

October 2016

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October’s theme show is “DESERT ANIMALS”. Come see how creative we can be.

Our October events include:

Featured Artist

Sherry Darah

Sherry Darrah

Sherry is our featured artist for October. Sherry does desert scenes and animals.
She will be in the gallery Oct. 15 & 16

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Darrah Darrah Darrah

Sherry was born and raised in California. She and her husband Ron retired from the San Diego Fire Department in 2001 and relocated to Green Valley, Arizona. Surrounded by the picturesque Sonoran desert, Sherry was inspired to take on a challenging new medium, watercolor, and began to capture desert scences in original paintings and as reproductions on greeting cards.

Sherry attended Platt Technical College and received a diploma in Graphic Arts. Sherry is self-taught painter. She has been fortunate to have also attended drawing classes at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park.

Early in her career Sherry focused on colored pencil drawings and cartoons. Her cartoons have appeared in Firehouse Magazine and her drawings have been displayed in a small studio in Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego. She has also displayed her work at various San Diego City and Firefighter Arts and Crafts Fairs.

In 2000 Sherry was honored with an award for a graphic she created for the City of San Diego representing "Diversity". The graphic was displayed on written material and t-shirts.


Our visiting artists for October will be:

Fuller Art

Diane Fuller

Diane does oils of desert sunsets. She will be at the gallery Oct. 8

Fuller Art

October 15 &16 is Tubac’s celebration of ANZA DAYS.
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tubac Village present Tubac Anza Days, A Living History of the Indian, Mexican and Spanish Colonial Periods. Enjoy historical re-enactments, period costumes, folkloric dancers, mariachi music and children’s activities.

Along with Sherry Darrah the Feminine Mystique will have:

Zalonik

Arlene Zaloznik

Arlene does baskets and gourds. Visiting the Gallery October 15 & 16.

Zaloinik Art
Branzell Art

Melissa Branzell

Melissa does fused glass and more. Visiting the Gallery October 15 & 16.

Branzell Art
Jen Hocking

Jen Hocking

Jen does paintings in clay. Visiting the Gallery October 15 & 16.

Hocking Art

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Gretchen LimaWood

Gretchen’s sculpted fabric women are a collectors dream. Visiting the Gallery October 22

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Sherry Darah

Sherry Darrah

Sherry will be visiting us again. Visiting the Gallery October 29

Darrah

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November’s theme show is “THINGS YOU RIDE” This should be an interesting show. Don’t forget to come in and vote for your favorite piece.

Our November Events include:

Featured Artist

Donna

Donna Vargas

Donna will be visiting the gallery Nov.4-6 from 1:00-4:00.

Vargas
Vargas Silent Hunter Totem

Donna developed a love for gourd art over thirty years ago. She purchased a raw gourd at a craft store and after much time spent cleaning and preparing the gourd, she sketched a design and voila her first gourd creation was born. She actually joined the American Gourd Society at that time. However, her interest in gourds had to take a back seat to raising her five children and her full time career of over forty years as a registered nurse.

It was not until she retired to Southern Arizona in 2002 that she was finally able to devote a majority of her time to gourd art. She considers herself a relative newcomer to gourd art, but has rekindled what has become a passion for this art form. After creating just a few pieces, she was encouraged by her friends and family who now own some of her works which are displayed proudly in their homes. She uses various mediums including coiling, teneriffe, wood burning, acrylic paints and various forms of carving.

Donna is also eager to experiment with various other mediums in her creations. Her pieces are heavily influenced by Southwestern designs as she grew up in the Southwest and has always maintained a fondness for Southwestern motif. Donna has been inspired by nationally renowned gourd artists and authors Bonnie Gibson of Tucson, Arizona and Robert Rivera of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Donna has received training from both Bonnie and Robert on various mediums as they relate to gourd art. Donna is a member of the American Gourd Society; Arizona Gourd Society and Tucson’s Old Pueblo Gourd Patch.


November 4-6 is the FALL ART WALK.
This Chamber event just keeps getting better every year. The Village will have booths in the streets and lots of festivities at each store.

Along with Donna Vargas will be:

JoAnn Haydocy

Pictures in glass. Visiting the Gallery November 4 - 6.

NanSea Patton

Southwest artist. Visiting the Gallery November 4 - 6.

Ginny Wing

Pastel artist. Visiting the Gallery November 4 - 6.

Sherry Darah

Sherry Darrah

Desert watercolors. Visiting the Gallery November 4 - 6.

Diane Fuller

Sunsets in Oil. Visiting the Gallery November 4 - 6.

Jen Hocking

Jen does paintings in clay. Visiting the Gallery November 4 - 6.


Fran Braverman

Fran has beautiful silver and gold wrapped fused glass pendants. Visiting the Gallery November 12


Melissa Branzell

Melissa’s fused glass paintings are as detailed as any oil or watercolor. Visiting the Gallery November 25 - 27

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Diane Fuller

Diane’s paintings represent our desert sunsets to a tee. Visiting the Gallery November 25 - 27

Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. November's prize will be Rainbow Cactus by Sherry Darrah.


--Rainbow Cactus

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for November


December 2016

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December’s theme show is “Quilt Wall." The artists will provide pics of art no larger then 6X6". This can be a challenge. It is hard for some artists to work small. We all have fun with this one.

Featured Artist

Margo

Margo Huntington

Margot is a talented painter, sculptor and gourd artist.

Margot is a transplant from Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to Arizona with her husband and two sons over twenty years ago. They moved to Tucson, Arizona, because the food chain we were both working for decided to open stores in Arizona. We had been to Arizona before and fell in love with the warm weather and we were tired of the cold and snow. They packed up their family and made the biggest move of all our lives.

Art had always been a love of Margot’s for as long as she could remember. She took all the art classes she could in high school and also adult classes after high school. Native American art is at the top of her interests and she found an abundance of it here in the desert Southwest. Since relocating to Arizona, she has left the retail business to pursue her art interests. From 1994 to 2005 she was a production painter, painting southwest sculpture for a local company. In 2005, she left the production painting and concentrated her time on her personal art career. Working with gourds and be successful with gourd art I decided it was time try something new. I pick up a book on paper mache and fell in love. Getting messy and sticky seem to just made for me.


December 2 & 3 LUMINARY NIGHTS - Fiesta de Navidad is Tubac’s annual celebration of the Holiday Season! The streets are lined with luminaries and the stores are open until 9 PM. Join Tubac at sunset for great homemade food, music and Santa Claus!

Our visiting artists for this event are:

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Gretchen LimaWood

Gretchen’s sculpted women are a collectors dream. Visiting the Gallery December 2 & 3.

Karen Petrovich

Whether it’s oil or pastel, people think Karen’s work is a photograph. Visiting the Gallery December 2 & 3.


Denise Merrick

Denise’s jewelry is contemporary and in demand. Visiting the Gallery December 10.


Fran Braverman

Fran takes professional care in wrapping her fused glass pendants. Visiting the Gallery December 17


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Pat Aguilar

Pat has fun with clay. Visiting the Gallery December 24.


Stop in the Gallery and sign up for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. December's prize will be a The Windhorse Woman by Gretchen LimaWood.


-- Windhorse Woman

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for December

January 2017

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In January, the Feminine Mystique has workshops every Saturday. The cost is $45 - $55 and you will take home a wonderful finished product.

Featured Artist

Margo

Gretchen LimaWood

I have combined natural fibers in the hair as well as the hand woven or hand dyed clothing. I individually sculpt and paint each face using Sculpey inlaid with beads, pearls or pieces of turquoise.

Each design is conceived and executed by me. I first make a sketch from an idea, then a rough prototype. A final pattern for a piece is then cut from muslin. Each individual doll is different depending on the fabrics used to decorate it.

People at art fairs ask me how I got started in dollmaking. I believe it’s a 50–year old story, interwoven with a need and a passion to create, using detail, color and a sense of spirit.

My work is not only an expression of what I see, but of what I feel. I create the messages and give a voice to a girl inside who has patiently waited to be heard.


January Workshops: Click Here for additional details.

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Pat Aguilar

January 7

Medicine Bag

 

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Gretchen LimaWood

January 7

Little Woman Dollmaking Workshop

 


Denise Merrick

January 21

Wrap Bracelet

 


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Diane Fuller

January 28

Oil Painting


Sign up, in Gallery, for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. January’s prize will be The Two Barns Framed photography by Roxanne Beckman.

 


-- 2 Barns
This Raffle includes a custom hand built frame, also by Roxanne

You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for January

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The Theme for February is:

Self Portrait

Come see how our artists view themselves.

Featured Artist

Margo

Loretta Pompeii Flick

Loretta will be visiting the gallery Feb. 8-12 from 1:00-4:00.

Ah, SHINNY! That’s the first thing you will notice about Loretta Pompeii Flick’s silversmithing’s work. Her work is traditionally executed and sculpturally designed creating a product that is both modern and emotionally-pleasing to the wearer as well as the viewer.

Loretta uses both precious and semi-precious stones, sterling silver, copper and 22k gold Vermeil in her designs. Her semi-precious stones are unique, adding texture and color to her work, and many of them are on the list of rare stones.

The age-old, lost wax casting technique she uses enables her to create pieces which defy the rigidity of metal. She builds the piece out of wax then invests it in a cementatious mold which is placed in a hot oven where the wax is evaporated, leaving a void with the exact detail of the original wax piece. The hot mold is placed in a centrifuge with a crucible of molten silver butted up against it. When the casting machine’s arm is released, the molten silver is forced into the void. It’s so exciting to break the mold away from the new piece to see how it looks in silver.

Considering herself a soldering queen from years ago when she made gold teeth, the second technique she enjoys is fabrication. She twists and bends wire; forms, cuts and shapes sheet silver; then solders the pieces together creating a lovely finished product that compliments her unique selection of stones. It’s a lengthy process, yet by losing herself in her work is where she finds her inspiration for new designs.

Loretta Pompeii Flick is an accomplished Idaho Silversmith who graduated Phi Kappa Phi and Magna Cum Laude from Boise State University with a B.F.A in Metal Smithing, minor in Sculpture and has been doing creating jewelry for over 45 years.


Visiting Artists for February are:

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Diane Fuller

February 4
1 to 4 PM

Realistic sunsets in oil


February 10 - 14 is TUBAC FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. The Chamber of Commerce puts together a fabulous show each year. Booths from all over come to show their wares and present some very unique art. There is also great food and other products to please everyone. Joining Loretta Pompeii Flick are, Donna Vargas-gourds adorned with organic beauty and love, Madonna Lane-outstanding watercolors depicting the Southwest, JoAnn Haydocy-fused glass that creates paintings and more, Donna Stover-there isn't an animal she can't paint, Sue Nowell-desert beauty painted on stone or canvas, and Jen Hocking-creations in clay from her heart and spirit.

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Loretta Pompeii Flick

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

One of a kind hand crafted jewelry

Donna Stover

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

pet portrait artist and more

Sherry Darrah

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

fanciful and fresh watercolor

Donna Vargas

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

carving, burning, weaving, painting gourds

JoAnn Haydocy

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

a picture in glass

Madonna Lane

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

soft and beautiful desert watercolors

Sue Nowell

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

painting on rock and canvas

Melassa Branzell

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

fused glass from jewelry to functional pieces

Jen Hocking

February 8 - 12
1 to 4 PM

inspirational clay art


Denise Merrick

February 18
1 to 4 PM

contemporary jeweler


Arlene Zaloznik

February 25
1 to 4 PM

nature inspired gourds


Sign up, in Gallery, for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. February’s prize will be A Beaded Clay Woman by Pat Aguilar.

Check back in early February for a photo of the Raffle Prize

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You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for February

 

   
   

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The Theme for March is:

Masks

We all wear our own masks everyday. Let’s see how the artists see the world

Featured Artist

Barbara Peabody

Barbara can paint on anything. Her brightly colored furniture, bread boxes,knife blocks,and paintings are full of happy, creative designs. Stop in the gallery to see her latest works of art.

Though Barbara Peabody is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, she has lived in the Southwest since 1969 and has been painting since 1965. Her works in oils, watercolor, pastels, printmaking and drawing have been exhibited in many Southwestern galleries, as well as Virginia, North Carolina, Dominican Republic, and various cities in Mexico through cultural exchange programs. Barbara is bilingual and appreciates the color and diversity of Latin American art and culture, which is manifested in her own art.

Beginning in 1990, Barbara began painting functional pieces of furniture, textiles and ceramics. She enjoys using bold colors and creating useful chests, chairs, tables, knife blocks, candleholders, etc., that lift one’s spirits and energize those who use and enjoy her creations. Though these designs may seem out of place in Chicago or Detroit, they are perfect in the homes of the Southwest.

Barbara has done much to help others in the art community. In Santa Fe, New Mexico, she co-founded a cooperative art gallery creating opportunity for local artists to exhibit and manage their own art sales; and, in San Diego, she established the first art program in the country for people with HIV/AIDS so they could create, exhibit and sell their work.

Currently Barbara lives and works in Tucson, Arizona, exhibiting her art in Tucson, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Carmel, California. The Feminine Mystique Art Gallery, in Tubac, Arizona, has a wonderful display of her work. Barbara continues her semi-abstract painting in acrylic on paper and canvas, as well as her one-of-a-kind furniture.

Visiting Artists for March will be:

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Gretchen LimaWood

March 4
1 to 4 PM

Collectable cloth sculpted figures

March 11 and 12 the chamber will present SPRING ART WALK. This event just keeps getting better each year. There will be art booths in the streets and lots of festivities around town.

Donna Stover

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Pet portrait artist and more

Madonna Lane

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Watercolor profesional

Betty Amendola

March 12
1 to 4 PM

Happy clay pieces

Melassa Branzell

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Fused glass paintings and more

Jen Hocking

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Inspirational clay art

Cindy Connolly

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Wonderful sketched watercolors

Christine Galloway

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Exceptional jewelry

Peg Wilmore

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Nostalgic urban landscapes

NannSea Patton

March 11 - 12
1 to 4 PM

Painting the wonderous things around us.


MARCH 17-19 TUBAC CENTER OF THE ARTS ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ VALLEY ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOURS

Madonna Lane

March 17 - 19
1 to 4 PM

Always a regular at this show. See her at the Feminine Mystique


 

Diane Fuller

March 18
1 to 4 PM

Sunset oils

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Donna Vargas

March 25
1 to 4 PM

Collectable gourd masks and vessels



Sign up, in Gallery, for our E-newsletter and be included in our monthly RAFFLE to win an original piece of art. Even if you are already on our mailing list, you are eligible to come in each month to place a new ticket in the vase. March’s prize will be Wings by Denise Merrick.

Check back in early March for a photo of the Raffle Prize by Denise Merrick.



You could be the Raffle Prize Winner for March

April 2017

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The Theme for April is:

Dreams & Nightmares

This should be a very interesting show.

Featured Artist

   
   

Summer 2017

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