Dwell Awhile at Shemer this Spring

Popular Microdwelling Exhibit Returns to Shemer Art Center & Museum!
Once again, MicroDwell will fill the beautiful 3-acre grounds of the Shemer Art Center with microdwellings of 600 square feet or less, often utilizing recycled materials or found objects, and reflecting a more sustainable form of architecture. 
At least 14 dwellings are planned to be constructed on-site in advance of the February 15th opening.   The event will run through March 23rd, and will include several special events, lectures, and demonstrations on sustainability and living small. 
Also coming up at Shemer…..
Winetastings in the Microdwellings
Please be our guest on the opening day of MicroDwell 2014 and enjoy wine tastings presented by Cellar 433 of distinctive handmade wines from AZ Angel, Dribble Creek, Fiddleender, and Jerome Winery.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$5 Admission

Microdwellings & Microbrews
On Sunday, beer tastings will begin at noon with the following breweries: Four Peaks, Sleepy Dog, Mud Shark, Mother Road and Prescott Brewing Co.  Food trucks, Dog & Tacos, will also be on-site.
Sunday, February 16th
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$5 admission
Micro Urban Gardening
The weekend of March 1st & 2nd, the Shemer will feature micro urban gardening in the microdwellings!  Come and see local vendors, nurseries, and artists who create garden art! Lectures & demonstrations throughout the day.
$5 Admission
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fine Art In The Garden
Now in its 49th year, this spring tradition features 20 artists working in watercolor, oil, pastels, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, fused glass, quilting and sculpture.

Artwork will be for sale. Plus, there will be live music, and light refreshments A raffle of 20 special works will be held to benefit the Shemer Art Center’s education programs.

Participating artists include: Velma Barder, Barbara Burton, Laura Cohen-Hogan, Marilyn Cohn, John Erwin, Jean Harney, Kim Harris, Gill Harry, Sue Hunter, Larron Lerdall, Darleen Lodge, Joan Milman, Misty Mulleneaux, Wahid Nahle, Karen Onken, Ann Osgood, Donna Read, John Read, Christine Sandifur, and Linda Taylor

The event is family friendly and open to the public.

Admission is Free!
Parking also available
Family & Pet Days
The closing weekend of March 22nd & 23rd will be our Family & Pet Days. Activities will include interactive art activities made with repurposed materials as take-home projects.  Learn to design a pet dwelling, too!
Admission: $5
Parking available

2014 Garden Art Show Invitation!

Artichoke Blossoms by Velma Barder

Artichoke Blossoms by Velma Barder

Fine Art in the Garden
49th Annual Exhibition & Sale at Shemer Art Center
Saturday, March 15, 2014 9AM– 4 PM
Join us for this spring tradition featuring 20 artists working in watercolor, oil, pastels, printmaking,
jewelry, ceramics, fused glass, quilting and metal sculpture.
Plus – live music, light refreshments and an artwork raffle to benefit the Shemer Art Center’s education
programs. You do not need to be present to win. Free Admission.

Participating artists include:
Velma Barder
Barbara Burton
Laura Cohen-Hogan
Marilyn Cohn
John Erwin
Jean Harney
Kim Harris
Gill Harry
Sue Hunter
Larron Lerdall
Darleen Lodge
Joan Milman
Misty Mulleneaux
Wahid Nahle
Karen Onken
Ann Osgood
Donna Read
John Read
Christine Sandifur
Linda Taylor
For more information: (602) 262-4727

Christine Sandifur….when is a print really a bead?

….when Christine Sandifur starts creating!

What has Christine been up to?
She has been busy designing paper beads using mixed media on Asian papers.
She cuts the paper into strips, rolls the strip on a toothpick, and then seals each paper bead twice with acrylic.

Once done, more time and fun spent designing and stringing these lovelies into
bracelets and necklaces. Each one unique and handmade.

There are many choices of colors and sizes 7- 8 1/4″
Bracelets – $20
Necklaces – $40
Stop by her booth and check them out. I bet you need more than one.

Shemer Art Center
Saturday, March 16th
9 am to 4 pm
5005 E. Camelback Rd, PhoenixSandifur_Box of Braclets

Evolution of the rabbit…Barbara Burton’s clay rabbit pendants


Each rabbit pendant is handmade from clay, sealed and painted.  Obviously, no two are alike…just like the real thing.

The pendants come in two styles, the flat, basically two-dimensional look; lies flat when hung from a leather strip around your neck.  And a rabbit with a more rounded personality….also to be worn as a pendant.  The rabbits run from one to two inches in height.


All rabbits have red ears…..except the ones with green ears….

check out Barbara’s blog site:     http://www.BarbaraBurtonArt.com