An annual exhibition of member artists of the Arizona Art Alliance Member Arts Organizations.
March 1 thru March 31, 2022
Visit the show in-person at WHAM West Gallery – 16560 N. Dysart Rd., Surprise, Arizona 85378 (623)-584-8311
Join us for a reception and awards ceremony on March 5, 2022, 4:30-6:30pm at the WHAM West Gallery.
Join us for a Special Event on Sunay March 20, 2022 || 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM
Interpretations: Art and Music through a Humanities Lens
As an adjunct event to the exhibition, two discussions will take place on Sunday, March 20 in the WHAM art gallery. An art image projected on a screen will be accompanied a piece of related live music provided by Central Arizona Flute Ensemble (CAFE Flutes). The audience will examine visual interpretations of a human experience, such as a celebration or a geographical location, while absorbing aural interpretations of the same experience. Afterwards, Humanities Scholar Dr. Janice Jarrett will lead the audience in a discussion about similarities and differences in how artists and composers express their ideas, and how audiences process them. Images on display in the exhibition will be included in the program.
One-hundred and twenty works of art were entered into the show. Jurors, Frank Krevens and Mikey Foster-Estes had the daunting task of selecting the work for the exhibition. Fifty-two pieces were ultimately selected for the show.
Meet the Jurors….
Mikey Foster Estes
Mikey Foster Estes (b. 1991, Park Ridge, IL) is an artist whose practice spans film/video, performance, photography, sculpture, and writing. Their work has been exhibited at numerous venues in Phoenix, including Eye Lounge, Mood Room and Northlight Gallery. In addition to showing locally, their work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. They hold an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a BFA from Arizona State University, where they currently teach in the School of Art.
My work is vessel oriented and influenced by an interest in blending aesthetic concepts of Eastern and Western pottery traditions. Each form I choose to work with offers various opportunities to adjust the tension within its parts, whether it is form or surface. The vessel forms are everyday objects that normally blend in the with our surroundings; such as cups, bowls, serving trays, and vases. I enjoy the challenge of making everyday vessels stand out by creating tension within each piece through line, color, shape, texture, and balance.
I have been an artist and educator in studio ceramics for over a decade. I have lived and worked in north Phoenix since relocating here with my growing family of four in 2015. I maintain a ceramics studio at home and I am an adjunct professor of ceramics at Paradise Valley Community College. click here for full bio