The Artists of Scottsdale Ranch and our neighboring communities are diverse and unique. Each artist tells a story through their art, whether love of nature, people, places and things, experiences, new and different techniques and materials or just plain whimsy, you are sure to be awed and delighted.  The 2020 show featured 24 artists shown below. Stay tuned to see who will be featured in our upcoming 2021 show! If you're interested, be sure to contact us!

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Jeanie Fernandez
Acrylic & Watercolor

Jeanie has lived in Scottsdale 30 years after moving here from Denver, CO. She has tried various mediums such as oils, acrylics and pastels.  Six years ago after trying watercolors, she found her favorite.

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Judi Bloom

After a thirty-five year career in the cosmetic industry, Judi's new direction and focus is painting. She is a self taught artist, who over the last 6 years found her niche in painting women. Judi loves what she does and hopes you enjoy viewing her art  as much as she does painting her creations.

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Noel McKinny 

Noel is a resident of Scottsdale Ranch. She also spends part of the year in South Florida. Both places have inspired her work to a great degree. She has been painting with acrylics most of her life. Through color, texture and pattern, Noel creates unique pantings, prints and more!

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Chey Loraine

Chey Loraine is an American artist and designer from Arizona who is committed to making your home a work of art. Her passion is creating original abstract acrylic paintings with vibrant colors and prints with inspirational messages. Chey was born in California, raised in Pacific Northwest and transplanted to Arizona. Living in the desert leaves her longing for the ocean beaches she grew up with which is reflected in her art. Her muse can be described as dreamy blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Arlyne Pasco
Acrylics, Pastel, Mixed Media

Arlyne is an accomplished multi-media artist. A graduate of the University of Miami, she has continued her professional studies including pastels, sculpture, batik, watercolor, pen and ink and acrylics. She utilizes a process oriented approach, in other words, enjoying the journey and having fun. Arlyne is influenced by her mother Anita Pasco an accomplished and prolific acrylic artist.

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Altered Toros, Loose Figure Sculpture
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Sharon Hillman Martin
Altered Torsos, Loose Figure Sculpture

Sharon's love of art revolves around the female figure. Loose figure sculpture is the vehicle she uses to explore emotions ranging from humor to grief. Her work has been produced in kiln fired clays, cast bronze, cold cast bronze and fiber clay finished with various patinas from paint and wax to exotic glazes including exciting raku. Her Altered Torso Series shows the body is beautiful even when altered by breast cancer. An Altered Torso she contributed to the Silent Auction at The Artists of Scottsdale Ranch Annual Art Show was donated to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center by the bid winner. It is on display at the entrance to Tina's Treasures at the Center in Scottsdale. All proceeds from the sale of Sharon's art go to fund the Niki L. Martin Scholarships.

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Fiber Art
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Lois Wendling
Fiber Art

Lois has been quilting traditional quilts over 22 years, but discovered Fiber Art Quilts about 6 years ago. Using her creativity with Fiber Art quilts has been one of her most satisfying ventures ever undertaken. She enjoys designing and creating new pieces of art in the form of Fiber Art in her studio and is always learning new techniques. Her inspiration comes from nature. Working with all the colors of the rainbow and the different designs of fabric soothes her mind and soul. She has found nothing compares to losing herself in creating new Fiber Art pieces .

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Jewelry & Accessories
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Maryann Palm 

Maryann started designing  jewelry 13 ears ago and aside from her private customers, several gift shops in Illinois carried her designs.  When she moved to Wisconsin, her jewelry designs expanded to reflect her deep connection to nature.  Involved in her local Art Community, their juried Art Show and as many as 7 gift shops, she yearned for a warmer climate. Accepted into the Fountain Hills Art Festival, she made the move to Arizona!  

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Ilene Kornblue

From painting with her Dad, to designing one of a kind jewelry creations, art has always been present in Ilene's life. Her designs have been sold in many fine Scottsdale boutiques and featured in magazines and even on television. She actively donates many of her pieces to various charitable organizations and always tells the recipients to wear her jewelry "in the best of health."

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Shari Widen

Shari's original designs are from soft & romantic gemstone-beads & blown glass to bold & dramatic ancient exotic amulets. it is wearable art to bedazzle.

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Carol Tenwalde
Statement Jewelry - Twisted Sister

Carol has been crafting all her life and flooding her loved ones with her creations. Seven years ago that passion migrated into making 'statement jewelry'. Realizing that jewelry is a very crowded field, she struggled for a way to standout. After tons of beads, she invented a wire wrapping technique she calls the Twisted Sister. BINGO! If you enjoy getting tons of compliments, then you need to wear a 'Twisted Sister'. She also has a line of dazzlingly colorful recycled sari ribbon jewelry.

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Susan Swanson

Susan was born in Eastern Washington State and has always been a creative person. She has expressed her creativity through dance, music and writing. She became interested in the visual arts while atending Pacific Lutheran University  in Tacoma, WA. She graduated with a BA in Art/Design and a BA in Biology. She came to Arizona from Washington in 2014. Her love is for the delicate intricacy of seed beads, especially Delicas.

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Mixed Media
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Wendy Lyons​
Lifetime Keepsake Bouquets, Mixed Media​

Wendy is the Chief Button Officer of The Frustrated Florist, a division of her WeeAttic collection of exotic eclectibles. She retired in 2011 after 45 years in the local healthcare industry.  As a local healthcare executive, she noticed how flowers cheered the patients.  Now she spends her time bringing smiles to the faces of her patrons with flowers made from buttons, beads and anything with a bit of whimsy.  Her repertoire includes bouquets, corsages, hats and clothing embellishments, table decor and anything to which a button can be affixed.

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Penny Kula

Penny's Russian grandmother was an artist and she is her inspiration. The Sonoran desert and brilliant skies are the source for her paintings.

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Karen Wall​ 

As The Wall Company, Karen spent twenty-five years working as an artist. Her work included wall murals, painted furniture and custom finishes throughout the Valley. In retirement, Karen spends her time creating oil paintings. She lives in Scottsdale Ranch with her newlywed husband Richard.

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Jim Rapisarda
Oils & Acrylic

Jim works primarily with oil/acrylic on travertine stone and canvas. Jim is originally from Long Island, NY. his work represents places that he has visited.Art provides a lasting memory of places and things people have enjoyed throughout their lives.

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Sheila Schneider​
Pastels and Jewelry 

Sheila has been a pastellist and jeweler for many years and teaches pastels at the Scottsdale Senior Center. This medium has been a long-time passion of hers. The process is so immediate and vibrant and the pigment pure in color. She hopes you enjoy her work as much as she enjoys creating it! Sheila also creates jewelry. She attributes her jewelry art to a need to design and create. Originally making jewelry for herself, it was an instant hit and now she designs for others. She hopes her artistic approach appeals to you. 

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Carmen Swanstrom
​Pastels and Charcoal Wash  

Carmen moved to the Arizona desert in 2003, where she was inspired to paint. She specializes in pastels and charcoal wash.

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Renee S. Elkin

My love of photography has been my creative outlet, and my therapy, for most of my adult life. I have taught photography at Columbia College Chicago, and used it while teaching in the Chicago Public School system. It has evolved throughout the years and has brought me to this point in my image-making. As a lifelong resident of Chicago, and now spending an extended amount of time in Arizona, I have been inspired to see and create my photography in a new and exciting way.

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Roy Bratton

Roy is based out of Scottsdale. He photographs in color as well as black and white. Creating stunning pictures of nature in abstract, landscape and natural patterns and portraits. He also photographs animals and portraits of objects.

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Judy Nelson

Judy started painting late in life thinking if Grandma Moses could, so could she. At the young age of 60, she took up painting for fun and fell in love with  watercolors. Most of her work is in watercolor but every once and a while, an acrylic is thrown in for good measure. She's come to see the world in different shapes and colors and has enjoyed painting both realistic and abstract offerings on paper. Judy is basically self taught but has been very fortunate to have many artistic friends and teachers in both AZ and MN, and WI where she spends her summers. She is  forever learning and has not really settled on any one "style." Maybe that IS her know "the jack of all trades!"

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Carolyn Wheelock

Carolyn has dabbled in art all her life, now living in Phoenix she is investing herself in drawing and painting. She paints in oils and acrylics, with a current focus on transparent watercolor. Calling her compositions "intimate landscapes" her art is representational but not as an illustrator. Her "intimate landscapes" include patio gates, her fish pond, architectural features and focused subjects from plein air outings.

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Mary Boehm 

Mary's inspiration for her watercolor paintings is drawn from her love of travel and nature. Her interest in architectural details and the strong expression of color and texture in her paintings were honed during her years in the School of Design, Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati where she earned her BS in Interior Design. Her joy of working with watercolor is the elements of surprise that comes from the paints. From the incredible depth achieved with the various layers of color to the visual effects that happen from paints containing minerals, there is always an array of unexpected happenings.

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Sandi Norris
Watercolors & Oils

Sandi has painted and worked in the art field most of her life. She studied art at the State University of New York, New Paltz. She has taught art, worked for an advertising agency on Long Island and did commercial art in Texas. She loves watercolor as well as oil painting. Her enjoyment of painting local subjects stems from growing up in the Pacific Northwest, living in West Texas, Florida and Colorado. Sandi has won numerous awards, including most recently, Best Talent in the Colorado Ms. Senior America Pageant. Sandy has held many one-person shows to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Susan B. Komen Foundation and an Aids program in Kenya. 

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