February 21 –Tess Mosko Scherer and David Lloyd Bradley
Creativity Generator


Are you ever stumped for an idea for a work of art? If so, Tess and David will provide a tool you can use to generate ideas.

David Lloyd Bradley

ceramic artist and full-time professor of Art at Paradise Valley Community College, and Department Head of Ceramics.

Bradley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from La. Tech University; Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from University of North Texas. He is the recipient of many national and local awards in recognition for his teaching including the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development recognition 2017 & 2018.

He is president of the Arizona Art Alliance and has served on the board of several arts organizations including Arizona Clay Association, eye lounge, and is currently the Director of Community Outreach and Veterans Arts Programs at Arizona Artists Guild. He has been the recipient of many grants and fellowships including Fulbright-Hayes Faculty Development Grant, Arizona Commission of the Arts, City of Phoenix and National Endowment for the Arts. Along with Dr. Caron Sada he received a Horizon Grant from Maricopa Community Colleges for a collaboration between psychology and Art. Bradley is a member in good standing in the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts, and the College Art Association.

Bradley has led 13 study abroad programs to China, Vietnam, Cuba, and Mexico. In 2017 he completed a one-month sabbatical project in Bosnia interviewing 39 artists and creating documentaries on their social justice/social engagement art projects. In addition to his studio practice, Bradley works with Veterans and Survivors of Suicide offering free monthly art classes. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for a research study ‘Assessing the Impact of a Community Based Leisure Art Program on Veterans Whole Health’ to assess the effects of participating in the arts instruction on the cognition, socialization and mood of Veterans.

Tess Mosko Scherer

Artist, Life Coach, and Arizona Art Alliance Executive Director.

Tess Mosko Scherer has a diverse career in the arts spanning more than 30 years. Her career began as owner and director of Scherer Gallery in 1983 (through 2006) representing international contemporary artists and specializing in glass art. She was the Artistic Director of Shemer Art Center and Museum from 2015-2017. She facilitates leadership programs at Universities in China and Bangladesh for the World Academy for the Future of Women, and serves on the advisory board. While in China, she facilitated art programs in rural villages.

Currently, Mosko Scherer is the Executive Director of the Arizona Art Alliance, while maintaining a studio-practice and a private life-coaching practice. She developed workshops to help artists with professional development. She is an active member and served on the board of several art organizations including Arizona Artists Guild, the Sonoran Arts League and the Eye Lounge Collective Gallery in Phoenix. Her work is exhibited nationally, is represented by Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery, Prescott, and has won several awards in juried shows in Arizona. Mosko Scherer was named one of the ‘100 Creatives You Need to Know’ by the Phoenix New Times in 2016. She is a grant recipient from the City of Phoenix, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and most recently, the National Endowment for the Arts for a research study ‘Assessing the Impact of a Community Based Leisure Art Program on Veterans Whole Health’ to assess the effects of participating in the arts instruction on the cognitive, social and mood experiences of Veterans.

March 21 -Scholarship recipients presentation

April 18 -Gingher Leyendecker-Figure Drawing demo

Dr. Gingher Leyendecker has been teaching Life Drawing and Art Anatomy for 23 years at Mesa Community College, and has been the Chair of the Art Department for six years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Painting and Drawing from New Mexico State University, a Master’s degree in Painting from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on Cognitive Development of Adults from Walden University. Leyendecker believes that skill development for artists is crucial in order to realize conceptual ideas in their work. Beginning classes in life drawing focus on anatomy, structure, proportion, mass, value, line quality, composition, and movement. Once students understand these basics, they are ready to ask themselves what they want to say with the skills they have developed.  This demonstration will focus on dealing with foreshortening when drawing the figure in order to create a believable and dynamic pose.

May 16 -Cynthia Peterson-Oil Painting on Glass presentation