Gibson Artists Exhibition

An exhibition of the latest artistic offerings from the Gibson Artists will open at the Salazar – Ajo Library in Ajo, Arizona on February 1, 2013 and continue during normal library hours until February 28, 2013. A reception hosted by the Ajo Library will take place in the library at 3 PM on Saturday, February 2.

Are you looking for a new way to view art?  The artists will introduce the guests to what should be a unique and entertaining way to view the work presented. To learn more about the art process and future plans of the artists — and to view some great art — plan to join them at the library.

Exhibiting at this year’s event are:

  • Invited guest artist, Denny Carriere. His paintings, Alki Point and Protection, received Honorable Mention at the Desert Artist Guild Juried Show & Sale in January.
  • John Cooper, a photographer who seeks out the old and hidden relics as subjects for his photo art. In addition to this show, John has had his work included in juried exhibits.
  • Lynn Cooper. With pen and ink, plus watercolor, Lynn is always on the hunt for the perfect subject for her exquisite renderings and is regularly juried into art shows.
  • Jack Tavenner began his art career in college then for the next 20 or so years worked at other things. After returning to painting he’s had great success with watercolor and exhibits at the North West Watercolor Society in Washington State.
  • Rich Davis. This is an artist who covers a lot of ground. From Alaska and Washington State to the Sonoran Desert, Rich paints it all! He works in oil and his paintings also have been included in juried shows and is represented by Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, Washington.
  • Rene Cloutier and Wendee Cloutier have traveled the world photographing places that many of us may only be able to see through their camera lens. They make even the most common everyday scene look exciting. Rene and Wendee have had their work included in International Photography Exhibitions. Wendee’s photo, Parade of the Lilies, received an Honorable Mention in January’s Desert artists Guild Show & Sale.
  • Claire Bistline works in pastel, acrylic and oils, and pursues a variety of subject matters. This exhibition includes one of her very popular rooster series. Claire has also had work in a number of juried art shows.
  • Terry Gonzales, Claire’s husband and painting partner, chooses oils to create his colorful desert scenes. Terry’s paintings have also been included in a number of juried art shows.
  • Faye Gustafson paints all things western in oils, plus also works in the mediums of sculpture and pencil. Faye exhibits in several national and regional events and is a member of Oil Painters of America.


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