Artist Showcase, Midsummer 2018

Twenty-two artists were invited to share their work in this midsummer Artist Showcase. Using a variety of different styles and mediums, these artists all bring their passion to the world of art. Learn more about each artist by clicking their name.


"WonderWheel" Acrylic on Panel, 24" x 18" by artist Colleen Devlin Bang. See her portfolio by visiting

“WonderWheel” Acrylic on Panel, 24″ x 18″ by artist Colleen Devlin Bang


Colleen Devlin Bang

Like all children on a long car ride, I would ask “Are we there yet?” I paint “there.”


"Doubt" Digital Painting on Paper, 22" x 30" by artist Darla Ferrara. See her portfolio by visting

“Doubt” Digital Painting on Paper, 22″ x 30″ by artist Darla Ferrara


Darla Ferrara

I’ve grown so much artistically using a digital medium. I start with a blank virtual canvas and paint my work. Once complete, I can use digital manipulations to create a more compelling piece of art.


"Mira" Oil on Canvas, 24" x 36" by artist Rao Swarna. See her portfolio by visiting

“Mira” Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 36″ by artist Rao Swarna


Swarna Rao

The bold brushstrokes in this painting are consistent with my style. I use these strokes to help bring out the vibrancy and spirituality of womanhood. These are the focal points of the majority of my work.


"Shoe Tree" Silk Painting, 40" x 30" by artist Maureen Walker. See her portfolio by visiting

“Shoe Tree” Silk Painting, 40″ x 30″ by artist Maureen Walker


Maureen Walker

A challenging medium and one I’m passionate about is painting with dye on silk. It’s a traditional art form used in an innovative, contemporary style. The multi-layered silks generate paintings which exist on their own terms outside the confines of prescribed limits.


"Mount Baker, Washington" Photography, Various Sizes by artist David Cabana. See his portfolio by visiting

“Mount Baker, Washington” Photography, Various Sizes by artist David Cabana


David Cabana

Traveling often, I’ve adopted a spontaneous style of shooting called “What I See.” I find subjects that interest me, whether it’s a city scene, landscape or a camera technique like light painting or long exposure.


"Echo" Acrylic and Mixed Media, 36" x 36" by artist Karen Johnston. See her portfolio by visiting

“Echo” Acrylic and Mixed Media, 36″ x 36″ by artist Karen Johnston


Karen Johnston

I use my canvas to bring extraordinary life to the ordinary thoughts and feelings of the heart. Layers of color twined with intuitive marks enchant the mind to experience a delightful journey of the imagination.


" Volcán" Oil on Panel, 16" x 23" by artist Caitlan Williams. See her portfolio by visiting

” Volcán” Oil on Panel, 16″ x 23″ by artist Caitlan Williams


Caitlan Williams

Creating futuristic worlds and people that draw upon the landscapes of my native home, Santa Fe, I inspire audiences to embrace the beauty and empowerment of life’s inevitable battlefields through Southwestern nostalgia and SciFi imagination.


"And I Danced" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Rebecca McMann. See her portfolio by visiting

“And I Danced” Photography, Various Sizes by artist Rebecca McMann


Rebecca McMann

My current well-being is the source of my joy and creativity. I see these petals dancing and swaying, maybe around a bonfire, or maybe around the house (like me), but certainly enjoying life – like me!


"Unity in Numbers" Acrylic, 48" x 24" by artist Denise Messenger. See her portfolio by visiting

“Unity in Numbers” Acrylic, 48″ x 24″ by artist Denise Messenger


Denise Messenger

I am best known for my impressionist and fauvism styles of acrylic paintings of horses. Bursting with bright colors, my emotional response to horses is transferred onto canvas, yet my work retains the realistic values of my subjects.


"Movement in Blue" iphone Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Claire Jones. See her portfolio at www.Ar;

“Movement in Blue” iphone Digital Art, Various Sizes by artist Claire Jones


Claire Jones

My photo-paintings are created to spread love and light in the midst of crisis and chaos. The pieces represent my rebirth and journey back to whole health.


"Yellow and Orange Tulips" Photography on Canvas, 30" x 45" by artist Carel Schmidlkofer. See her portfolio by visiting

“Yellow and Orange Tulips” Photography on Canvas, 30″ x 45″ by artist Carel Schmidlkofer


Carel Schmidlkofer

Through its infinite self-expressions, nature shows me the possibilities of pushing the envelope of artistic creation.


"New Mexico Landscape" Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage on Canvas, 36" x 12" by artist Maria S. Martin. See her portfolio by visiting

“New Mexico Landscape” Acrylic and Mixed Media Collage on Canvas, 36″ x 12″ by artist Maria S. Martin


Maria S. Martin

I draw inspiration from nature, road trips, and continual visits to the Southwest. My paintings are interpretations of travel, about expression and movement creating works that engage the viewer, taking them on a journey.


"Choosing Your Illusions" Acrylic, 48" x 36" by artist Chutjian Seta. See her portfolio by visiting

“Choosing Your Illusions” Acrylic, 48″ x 36″ by artist Seta Injeyan


Seta Injeyan

The imagery in this work, from the NANOPRESENT series, is centered around the Hollywood sign, and bespeaks of the grand illusion of Hollywood that has assumed a parallel reality in our lives.


"The Separation of Heron and Crow" Monotype with Mixed Media, 11.5" x 9" by artist Sharmon Davidson. See her portfolio by visiting

“The Separation of Heron and Crow” Monotype with Mixed Media, 11.5″ x 9″ by artist Sharmon Davidson


Sharmon Davidson

Using a vocabulary of personal symbols, I build up layers of materials to express my belief in the underlying unity of everything in the universe. I’m constantly searching for more effective methods of revealing this mystery.


"La fée qui ne peut plus aimer" Acrylic and Pastels on Canvas, 48" x 36" by Veronique Besancon

“La fée qui ne peut plus aimer” Acrylic and Pastels on Canvas, 48″ x 36″ by Veronique Besancon

Veronique Besancon

It is by a very intuitive inspiration, while reviving my multicultural awareness, that I let humanity emerge in colorful scenes of characters that invite the visitor in his personal history.


"Fresh Air" Pastel, 27" x 21" by artist Barbara Bemis Adams. See her portfolio by visiting

“Fresh Air” Pastel, 27″ x 21″ by artist Barbara Bemis Adams


Barbara Bemis Adams

The joy of looking at small corners of the world—woods, ponds, even a clump of dandelions pushing up out of the woodpile, is the stimulus. Capturing the feeling is the goal.


"With This Sacrifice" Oil on Canvas, 36" x 48" by artist Stephanie Leonard. See her portfolio by visiting

“With This Sacrifice” Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 48″ by artist Stephanie Leonard


Stephanie Leonard

Through the use of Surrealism with detailed or loosely simplified forms, my oil paintings explore narratives about nostalgia, wonder and the resiliency of the human spirit.


"Mesmerized" Oil, 60" x 40" by artist Karen Vendetti. See her portfolio by visiting

“Mesmerized” Oil, 60″ x 40″ by artist Karen Venditti


Karen Venditti

I love the feeling of total connection and energy of life when I paint eyes. It speaks to me.


"Lavender Sunset" Oil, 24" x 36" by artist Dorothy Fagan. See her portfolio by visiting

“Lavender Sunset” Oil, 24″ x 36″ by artist Dorothy Fagan


Dorothy Fagan

When an assailant tried to take my life, I found courage I didn’t know I possessed and artistry I never imagined . . . writing books and speaking the inspirational messages of my Joy’s Garden Paintings.


"Blue Agate" Collage, 16" x 20" by artist Militza Georgevich. See her portfolio by visiting

“Blue Agate” Collage, 16″ x 20″ by artist Militza Georgevich


Militza Georgevich

My collages are inspired by my love of vivid colors and hues arranged intuitively to evoke an emotional response. I enjoy mystifying viewers with my abstract compositions, pondering whether they may actually be paintings.


"Paris Gossip Girls" Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40" by artist Bebe Landers. See her portfolio by visiting

“Paris Gossip Girls” Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″ by artist Bebe Landers


Bebe Landers

I depict women through life–their secrets, needs, desires, fears, loves, losses, friendships and trust, seen through gesture, expressions, recognizable place and time. Color, composition, and story convey the subconscious emotional yearnings and connections we all share.


"Sky Poems" Watercolor and Mixed Media, 22" x 30" by artist Sarah Hansen. See her portfolio by visiting

“Sky Poems” Watercolor and Mixed Media, 22″ x 30″ by artist Sarah Hansen


Sarah Hansen

Within every piece of my art is a story of our unplugged natural world. As a lifelong outdoor explorer, I’ve experienced incredible beauty in natural landscapes. I draw inspiration from these experiences in textured watercolor.


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