Arizona Artists Guild
11th Annual Statewide Exhibition
Juried Exhibition of Fine Art
Location: West Valley Art Museum
Located in Peoria City Hall, First Floor
Address: 8401 W Monroe St, Peoria, AZ 85345
Show Dates: May 23 – July 28, 2022
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10AM–4PM | Thursday 12–6PM
Reception and Award Ceremony: Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 4:00-6:00 PM
The following awards will be made:
Best of Show $1000
Award of Excellence $500
Award of Merit $250
plus special recognition awards to be announced
Delivery of Art to West Valley Art Museum: Friday, May 20 | 8:30 -10:00*
Meet The Jurors
Due to the many high quality works that were submitted for this exhibition our jurors had an arduous job on their hands. The Arizona Artists Guild would like to acknowledge them.
Beiner lives and works in Phoenix, AZ where she is Joan R. Lincoln Endowed Professor at Arizona State University and teaches courses in ceramics sculpture as well as art and science. Beiner’s art practice spans room size installations integrating landscape with environmental issues of ceramics and multi-media to achieve opulent effects.
Beiner’s ceramic work has been exhibited at The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Limogues Foundation, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Clayarch Gimhae Museum Korea, and the Princessehof Keramiekmuseum in the Netherlands to name a few. Her work is included in numerous collections including the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, and the Yixing Ceramics Museum, China as well as other permanent and private collections. In 2020, she received the grand prize at the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale held at the Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Gaylen Stewart is an art educator and practicing, professional artist working in oil,watercolor and mixed media. He loves nature and it’s inherent design and beauty. His work explores science, philosophy, semiotics, a miraculous healing from cancer and his relationship with God through symbolic imagery and medical documentation. He instructs watercolor, oil painting and 2D design at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. Prior to GCC, he held a position as Associate Professor of Art at Grand Canyon University and also taught at Ohio University and the University of Rio Grande. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting at Ohio University. The Ohio Arts Council awarded him several professional grants and fellowships including two Individual Artist’s Fellowships, a Projects Grant and a Professional Development Award. He also received a grant awarded by Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist.
His art has been represented in over one hundred exhibitions, including thirty-three solo exhibitions at museums, art centers and galleries, including: The Albuquerque Museum; The Butler Institute of American Art; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center; The McDonough Museum of Art; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Huntington Museum of Art;Alexandria Museum of Art and the Bellevue Art Museum.His artwork has been reviewed, published and reproduced in several publications including: New American Paintings, Vol. 22.; Open Studios; Radix magazine, UK; ARTYFACT, the Magazine of the Arts Centre Group, London; and Dialogue, Arts in the Midwest among others.
Jeanne Collins is a ceramic artist and educator. She is an adjunct professor of ceramics and design at Mesa Community College. Her current work is influenced by folk art with an emphasis on bold color and line. She strives to create simple, lovely, functional objects that will bring beauty with their everyday use.