The Annual Desert Artist Guild Show & Sale opened last week and runs to February 9, in the Plaza Gallery, Ajo.
Those at the opening had an opportunity to vote on People’s Choice. The winner this year was Diane Carnright for “Mid Summer Night Dream.” Jacqueline Andes won second place and Terry Gonzales was third.
Opening crowd of 2015 DAG show
Eternal Renewal by Marsha Lynn Knopf
Weavings by Jolene Northup
Door prize donated by Terry Gonzales
Los Santos Negros series by Susan Stone
Into the Canyon by Jacqueline Andes
Jim Reiman, President of the Ajo Council for the Fine Arts
If you’ve driven Highway 85 through Ajo in the last couple of days, you’ll have noticed a pair of colorful lizards gracing a newly painted building.
These critters — created and painted by local artists Sherry and John Fritschle — are part of a program to add eye-catching art to the town. They unveiled their work at a recent meeting of theDesert Artist Guild. You’ll spot the brown lizard as you’re heading north. The turquoise version is visible in both directions.
This is part of the Ajo Rocks! beautification project spearheaded by director Freeman Fry. Rumor has it that more art will be highlighting a wall near you soon. 🙂
Local artist Pilar Hanson designed these great new signs and fellow artist Mike (Lonewolf) Baker painted them. A great way to promote stores and events in the Ajo Plaza.
Thanks to all who are lending their talents to make Ajo so bright and colorful!