2024 Spring Abstract/Non-objective Exhibition

AAG’s 2024 Spring Abstract/Non-objective Exhibition showcases artwork by members of Arizona Artists Guild.   All work is original and was accepted by the jurors for the quality, the individual artist’s mastery of the medium, and expression.


Meet the Jurors

Laura Cohen-Hogan received her BFA in painting and drawing and Masters of Art Education from ASU and University of Hawaii. Her art has been exhibited in juried and solo exhibitions since 2001, receiving first place and honorable mention recognitions. Having served on the Shemer Art Center Board for thirteen years, she also curated and juried art exhibitions around the valley. Laura was also named the featured artist at the Herberger Arizona Center. As an active AAG board member, she was inducted into the AAG Hall of Fame.
Arranging figures drawn from live models, Laura shows how meaning in life emerges from the connections between individuals and the energy they share to overcome isolation.

Jim Holbert earned a fine arts degree in ceramics from the University of New Hampshire. He worked as a clay artist in New Hampshire before moving his family to Arizona. Here, he constructed a new studio space from metal shipping containers and through this process became fascinated with metal as a medium.

Jim combines clay and metal in sculpture that reflect a connection to the natural world and the history of art and artifacts across cultures. He draws inspiration from the desert landscape as well as his love of the forms, symbols, and architecture of the ancient world.

Ann Osgood was raised in Southern California and left to finish a BFA in Drawing and Painting at the University of Hawaii. After graduating Ann moved to Arizona and the desert immediately cast a spell and she has lived here since. Ann opened The Upstairs Gallery in Apache Junction and taught for Central Arizona College and public schools. She attended Arizona State University as a graduate student. She is a full-time painter who enjoys working in a variety of styles.
Osgood’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Shemer Art Center, ASU Downtown Vault Gallery, Sisao Gallery, (9) the Gallery, and was featured as the artist at Serendipity Labs on Camelback. She is the recipient of many awards including First Place in the Sonoran Desert Plein Air Event and Purchase Awards in several City of Glendale Plein Air events. Her work is in collections across the country.