Collector’s ArtWalk on January 28, 2016!
Find Unique Diverse Treasures at ON THE EDGE GALLERY During the Collector’s ArtWalk on January 28, 2016!
At On The Edge Gallery, you will find an unparalleled, diverse range of artwork created by some of the finest artists in Arizona. Join On The Edge Gallery during the “Collector’s ArtWalk” on Thursday, January 28, 2016, from 6 PM - 9 PM, as the Gallery spotlights and celebrates contemporary classical and representational artwork. We invite you to join us as we showcase the elegance and beauty of these works.
“The “Collector’s ArtWalk” is an opportunity for art enthusiasts of all levels to share in the celebration of the arts,” states Katie Stearns, On The Edge Gallery Board President. “You will find affordable, high-quality treasures that you will be proud to include in your art collection.”
On The Edge Gallery’s featured artists – Valerie Hildebrand, E.A. Hain-Meranto, and Katie Stearns — will be on site either demonstrating their creative processes so you can experience their techniques and skills first hand or will be discussing how they create their masterpieces.
Valerie Hildebrand, Batik on Paper
Throughout her school years, Valerie focused on her dream of becoming an artist. She carried a double major in college — theoretical mathematics and art with a focus on painting. Initially, Valerie’s career took her in the direction of computers, pushing her artistic endeavors to the side. It wasn’t until moving to Arizona in 2000 that Valerie was inspired to create art again. Instead of going back to painting, a good friend suggested she try stained glass. Valerie began to explore cold and warm techniques for working with glass and became proficient enough that a local glass shop asked her to join their staff of teachers. There she learned that she very much enjoyed facilitating the learning process and watching others find that spark of inspiration within them.
Since Valerie never stops searching for new techniques and inspiration, she participated in a workshop for Batik on Paper that inspired a whole new direction for her. She went into an intense period of creativity, pushing the medium in her own direction and thoroughly enjoying the process.
To view Valerie’s work you can go to On The Edge Gallery’s website @ www.ontheedgegallery.com or visit her website @ www.valeriehildebrand.com
E. A. Hain-Meranto, Oil Painter
Born in Chambersburg PA, Elizabeth moved to Phoenix Arizona in 1982. Her childhood, teen years, and adult life has centered around the Arts. After graduating from York Academy of Arts, Elizabeth moved to Arizona. She ran all aspects of the prominent Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale for fifteen years. Then she opened her own gallery, Elizabeth Hain Gallery, on Pinnacle Peak and Pima Road, and ran it for over five years.
After the Art Gallery business and raising four amazing children, Elizabeth returned to her passion of art. Having studied under renowned artists Virgil Sova, David Snyder, and Ted Fitzke, her interpretive landscapes in oil conveyed her impression of the desert’s beauty. Elizabeth’s visual and vast knowledge of the arts has been built over the past fifty years, and gives the viewer a glimpse of her love for the Arizona landscape. With the tremendous support of her family and husband, Sal, Elizabeth is now on the other side of fine arts, presenting her own artwork to the public.
To view Elizabeth’s work you can go to On The Edge Gallery’s website @ www.ontheedgegallery.com or visit her website @ http://www.artistofthedesert.com
Katie Stearns, Oil Painter
“I picked up a paint brush in January of 2001 because I needed to live a more creative life,” says Katie. “I knew when my brush first swirled through the buttery soft pigment that I would paint for the rest of my life. But, I had no idea how quickly and thoroughly I would be enraptured, challenged, and fulfilled. For me, painting is pure joy. It’s intense. It’s difficult. It’s all consuming. Painting in a representational style allows me to express and share the intensity of how I feel. My paintings represent the essence of me. They represent how I see, experience, and interpret the beauty of the world.”
Over the past fifteen years, Katie has studied extensively at Scottsdale Artists’ School with a variety of world-renown artists. Katie paints a variety of subjects in oil — still life, florals, landscapes, wildlife, pet portraits, and people!
To view Katie’s work you can go to On The Edge Gallery’s website @ www.ontheedgegallery.com or visit her website @ www.stearnstudio.com
On The Edge Gallery represents over forty Arizona artists -- from emerging artists to internationally recognized artists. On The Edge Gallery is located in the Downtown Scottsdale Arts District in an airy 2000 square foot gallery. The gallery displays a diverse array of original fine art and unique gift items. On The Edge artists work in the gallery every day and run all aspects of the business.
WHAT: Scottsdale’s Annual Collector’s ArtWalk at On the Edge Gallery
WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2016
HOURS: Thursday Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM,
with Artwalk Festivities starting at 6 PM
WHERE: On the Edge Gallery
7050 E. 5th Avenue (5th Avenue & Marshall Way)
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
"LOCAL EDGE" Featured Artists
I feel my new body of work is an exploration of color with an emphasis on line and texture. I consider these pieces to be organic, abstract landscapes in which I have visited before. I like blending the painted organic forms with the smooth, industrial steel frames. The city becomes one with nature.
KAREN STECKER - Mixed Media Goddesses
My art speaks to not only what appeals aesthetically, but to those "energies" that exist beyond our human consciousness. I try to tell a story with fiber, stone, metal, wood and words to speak to that which is "on the edge" of who we are as spiritual beings living a human existence.
JONATHAN HARMON - Ink
The medium is Inks that often migrate on their own to unexpected places and forms. Rather than force it to be precisely what had been planned, Jon takes the tack of exploring the unintended and accentuating it. The end result is art “on the edge” of imagination.
Wine & Design - An Evening with Architects & Interior Designers
Wine & Design is a private event for Architects and Interior Designers, hosted by Scottsdale's premier artist's collective, On the Edge Gallery. Forty Arizona artists, own and operate this fine art gallery. We invite you to experience our original fine art and unique home decor while getting to know the artists who create it. You are welcome to bring your clients. Our artists are on on hand to discuss custom pieces, happy to create exactly what your clients desire.
You'll have a chance to win one of five original works of art donated by gallery artists, in a drawing the evening of the event. In addition you could win a $100 dinner for 2 at the Salt Cellar Restaurant courtesy of our sponsor Creative Designer's Home & Design, and AzBIGmedia.com.
A. Hand-Blown Furnace Glass Necklace- 22" long, one-of-a-kind statement piece of wearable art by Sheila Olason, Retail $198
B. Hollow Form Pecan Wood Vessel with a Mesquite Finial by Cal Vander Kooi
C. "Rattlesnake Canyon, Hand of Nature" Matted, framed & signed photographic print on metalic paper by Jeff Wolkove, Retail $195
D. "Beach Pathway" 4" x 6" framed soft pastel by Peggy Orbon
E. "Study in Light and Shadow" B & W photographic metal print by Bruce Boyce, Retail $175
On The Edge Events
Upcoming events at the gallery.