Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mary Shindell

Satellite 1: wildflowers/sand graphite, 22X 30”, 2008.

Thanks Mary for five wonderful illustrations!

Another Interview!

Thanks to Heather Lineberry for her interview.
How do YOU feel artists are playing a part in the Phoenix community?

Follow Tania Katan and Angela Ellsworth

on their Sydney Biennale adventure. Angela Ellsworth is currently in Sydney sharing some amazing performance art and of course her amazing corsage-pin encrusted bonnets!

Tania's blogging about it here -

Or watch Another Women's Movement

We're so happy for you Angela

Friday, May 7, 2010


Angela Cazel Jahn, if you don't know this painter's work, you are missing out. So let me drop a little popular art knowledge on you.

just dreaming
housepaint on wood panel, 2010
And Angela is involved with Trustgallery.
Trustgallery happens in various locations at auspicious times in the general area of downtown Phoenix.
"It is not staffed. I hang the paintings, and then I go off and do my thing, and then after awhile I come back and collect any paintings that are still there. If you wish to purchase a painting from trustgallery, you simply take the painting off the wall and carry it home. When you get it home, you can pay for it by computer or snail mail." - Angela

Paintings exhibited in trustgallery are also posted on the trustgallery website:

K. Griffin

Kelly Griffin, works behind the camera lens to change the perspectives of what we may perceive as everyday objects. Using her subconscious as a guide, Kelly selects her compositions based on the instinct that initially compels her to snap a picture. Pictured above is Untitled, a digital photograph.

Thanks to Brendan Ore!

An artist invested in material, composition and time-based work, Brendan Ore shares some paintings with the J+C guide. Perfect!


Darnell Scott is one super-fantastic, traveling photographer. Documenting the habits of the Phoenician, through his five photo submissions, feast your eyes on Vanessa, a digital C-Print.

What a wonderful way to express your love

Did we ever tell you we love Kon Stamadianos? Well we do, and we hope he's okay with that.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sean Deckert's Light Rail Adventures!

Sean explores the expansive social networks of the City of Phoenix with his light rail portraits. And you will explore with him in this collection of nine photographs featured in the guide.



Once again, Jen Urso makes an amazing contribution to the Phoenix art community with her essay The Space In Between Is Full (thoughts on making artwork in Phoenix). J+C loves the photos that are paired with this essay from Urso'sprojects In Place, 2006; Rebuilding the City, 2007 and Perimeter Walk—Phoenix, 2009. You'll have to wait for this one.
Meanwhile, why don't you start working on your proposal for First Backyard. Come to Jen's backyard once a month to witness innovative, new works—encouraging an alternative voice and providing an addition to the gallery setting. Or be the artist everyone checks out.


TITLE: The Return of She
ARTIST NAME: Tiffany Egbert
MEDIUM: 35mm Film
YEAR: 2008

Tiffany Egbert submits three photographs and two digital illustrations to the J+C guide!
Tiffany dapples in many creative explorations, she is a photographer/graphic designer/online vintage boutique owner/ creative lady extraordinaire! You can check out her website, or if you need some super cool vintage threads to wear to that hip party next Saturday you should probably spend some time drooling over Tiffany's online vintage boutique,

Christina Mesiti!

You may have seen Christina Mesiti's work in her recent show Inside the Painting Place. Christina explores the genre of landscape painting and reexamining how a sense of place can be created within a two-dimensional format. Her use of line balanced with planes of bold color brings forth design elements, contemporary painting and drawing techniques and a lush color palette. We are especially grateful for the FIVE paintings she submitted to the guide!

Here is 68th, drawing and collage on panel, 8" x 8"


"What better way to communicate your guided Phoenix adventure with friends than with a hand drawn postcard? "
- Shona Crawford

A special thank you goes out to Shona for her original handmade postcards! Included in a select few copies of the guide.


Sarah Waite has lived in Arizona all her life! She is about to receive her BFA in Photography, congratulations Sarah!

She has submitted three photographs from her Space series she digitally combines and manipulates multiple photographs of everyday objects such as sponges or cups of coffee into colorful space-scapes. Check out Celluporous Nebula pictured above.