Join the Sketch Class

The Sketch Class, started a year ago by Jacqueline Andes, continues to offer weekly sessions for artists who want to hone their drawing skills using live models.

The class meets every Wednesday, from 3 to 5 pm in Room 2 at the Curley School Conference Center (in the Courtyard). Check the Calendar for dates.

Come to the Art Show Opening

Mark your calendar for this special evening!

Many thanks to Terry Gonzales and Freeman Fry for donating the two lovely door prizes. Buy a ticket at the reception for a chance to win these beautiful works of art.

DAG Show & Sale 2015

Ajo’s Outdoor Art

Ajo’s art community got a great boost with the release of a brochure describing some of the many pieces of outdoor art located around town.

The brochure was launched at Second Saturday on December 13 and included a bus tour to see some of the featured pieces. Local artist Jacqueline Andes was our tour guide and we were also joined at some of the locations by the artists who had produced the work.

The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) produced the brochure. You can read more about this venture and see some of the work here.

Copies of the brochure and self-guided tour are available at places around town, including the Visitor Center in the Plaza.

Call to Artists — Annual DAG Show & Sale

Yes, it’s that time of year! Plans are underway for the annual Desert Art Guild Show & Sale. This event is always a highlight of the winter season in Ajo — and a great opportunity for artists to strut their stuff.

If you’re not a member of the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts, you’ll find membership information here.

A downloadable copy of the intake form will be available soon.

Annual art show 2015

Katie Kerr Photographs

Kate Kerr is known for the color and striking clarity of her photographs. Her latest show, “Light & Color”, opened at the Ajo Public Library last week.

She gave a talk at the opening reception, outlining the cameras and techniques she uses to capture her images. “I use mainly a Nikon and an Olympus, ranging from 4 to 24 pixels, and usually on automatic settings.”

For editing she uses Picassa, a free program you can download from the internet. “I used to use some of the bigger photo editing programs but I found that Picassa gives me the tools I need and the natural colors I saw when I took the photo.”

Katie is currently upgrading her website so it’s offline for the next while but you can see some of her gorgeous work at the library. The show is up until the end of December and all the photos are for sale.

Ajo Holiday Show

The annual Holiday Art Show opened at the Plaza Gallery November 28. There was plenty of good cheer, lively chatter and beautiful works of art.

All pieces are specially priced for gift-giving. 🙂