22ND Annual Event takes place January 14 through March 25, 2012!
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Oct. 14, 2011) – The perennial favorite event of art lovers from across the country will open the doors of its “big white tents” in a new location on the Southwest corner of Hayden Rd. and the Loop 101 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. The event will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, March 25, 2012. The tent is the temporary home to 100 artists from around the country who will be showcasing their talents in their working studios each day of the 10 week-long event.
“Moving to a new site gives us an opportunity to make some changes and improvements to the overall set up. One thing that won’t change is our commitment to excellence,” said Susan Morrow Potje, co-owner and show director. “We’ve built a reputation on delivering great quality art and a wonderful, welcoming experience to our visitors. From first-time visitors to long-time collectors, we hear from our guests that they can’t wait to come back to experience the Celebration again and again.”
The experience at Celebration of Fine Art is unique; something that simply can’t be found anywhere else. The one-time purchase admission pass grants unlimited access to the 10 week-long. Because the 40,000-square-foot tent is set up as a working studio for artists, attendees will have the opportunity to see art transform with each visit and actually meet and speak with the artists. This is the place where art lovers and connect.
The new show location will once again feature an outdoor sculpture garden which will house almost 100 pieces of life-sized and monumental sculpture including works from Kyle Ashley, Mark Carroll, Victor Issa, Paul Rhymer, Michael Jones and more. There will also be a working kiln on where visitors can watch daily firings.
Inside the tents visitors will discover the works of art from some of the finest artists from across the country, including new artist Paul Rhymer from Points of Rocks, MD. Paul, a former mold maker for the Smithsonian Institute and member of the Society of Animal Artists is excited to be joining the Celebration of Fine Art.
“I continually hear high regards about the Celebration of Fine Art from artist friends who have worked and showed there,” said Rhymer. “After my wife and I visited I knew I wanted to be a part of this. Not only does it offer a great opportunity to work in front of visitors and collectors, but it gives them time to actually see a piece take shape from start to finish. What a great opportunity for a collector and artist to develop a relationship.”
"I’m proud to be part of the Celebration of Fine Art for the last 14 years,” said Penny Benjamin Peterson, abstract artist. “The personal relationships I’ve developed with my clients would not have happened in another venue. The unique environment has allowed me to grow as an artist with the support and encouragement of the other artist. My art career is where it is because of this wonderful show."
Admission to the event is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and military; children under 12 are free. It is important to note the admission price is a one-time purchase good for unlimited visits the entire season. Parking is Free.
Come and experience the 22nd Annual Celebration of Fine Art in our new location – we promise you won’t be disappointed!
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