Artists of Scottsdale Ranch hosts annual show and sale
January 28, 2018
By Nearby News Staff
The Artists of Scottsdale Ranch, a local group of regionally and internationally recognized artists, will hold its 10th Annual Artists of Scottsdale Ranch Show & Sale on February 17. Original artworks will be priced to sell and there will also be a silent auction to benefit the HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.
This year, 18 artists, including several new artists, will participate in the show. Artworks encompass a wide variety of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry makers and photographers. Each participating artist will donate one or more original works to the silent charity auction for the HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, which has benefited from the Artists of Scottsdale Ranch annual show for years.
“We appreciate the talents of the artists who donate their work as well as the art lovers who participate in the silent auction,” said Nancy McCutcheon, manager of community outreach for the center. “This is a wonderful community event that supports not only local artists, but also the programs at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.”
Among the exhibiting artists is Penny Kula, a local real estate agent who has been participating since the first Artists of Scottsdale Ranch show. Kula’s oil paintings depict aspects of the Sonoran Desert and Arizona sunsets. Another longtime participant, Arlyne Pasco, will return with her acrylic and pastel paintings, along with drawings of wildlife and nature scenes. “My art is an expression of myself,” Pasco said. “And I find I get the greatest enjoyment not only in creating art but in helping others explore their own creativity.”
Several artists new to the show will also exhibit this year, including Hank Rivoir, a juried artist with the Sonoran Arts League and ART35N in Flagstaff. Rivoir’s medium is oil painting. “I like bold colors, and I want to create art that customers will want to display in their homes,” Rivoir said. “I don’t have a special subject I emphasize. Instead, I enjoy Arizona subjects such as aspens in Flagstaff, saguaro cactus at sunset, and finding new ways to look at the world around us.”