West Valley Arts Announces Online Exhibit Winners!
West Valley, AZ (June 1, 2020) –West Valley Arts is proud to present our first ever Online Exhibition and award winners! Congratulations to:
1st – Barbara Dahlstedt “The Offispring”
Colored Pencil on Drafting Paper 18″ x 24″ $2,000
2nd – Esther BeLer Wodrich “Waiting for the Plane”
Watercolor on Aquabord 9″x12″ $650.00
3rd – Stephen Aifegha “Identity Crisis”
Mixed Media Fabrics and Newsprint on Canvas
Honorable Mention – Sandra Luehrsen “Above the Trees”
Monoprint – Digital Chine Colle, Collage, Pencil, Beads 12″ x 12″ (18″ x 18″ framed) $350.00
Honorable Mention – Matt Meyer “Two Years Skated”
Printmaking 26″x 24″ NFS
Our Online Exhibit Winners were selected by Tess Mosko Scherer, President of Arizona Artists Guild. We thank all our artists for their support and contribution to the success of our virtual show! Check out the amazing and creative artwork of our artist entries on our website at https://westvalleyarts.org/wva-online-exhibition-2/. Available from May 20th – June 20th.
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About West Valley Arts
West Valley Arts Council’s (WVAC) mission is to enrich the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community. WVAC has been central to creating what is recognized as a “high quality of life” for West Valley residents and is the only multi-disciplinary arts organization of its type and scope in the Valley. Our programs include: Arts HQ Gallery, Arts Advantage, Gallery 37, Professional Development, Creative Aging, and Vision & Sound: An African American Experience. Through our programming, WVAC serves teachers, students, assisted living residents, municipalities, and several communities. Since its inception, West Valley Arts Council has earned multiple awards including two Governor’s Art Awards and in 2019 received the Best of the West Quality of Life Award/Community Category. Learn more at www.westvalleyarts.org/about-us/
About Tess Mosko Scherer:
Tess Mosko Scherer owned and operated Scherer Gallery, a contemporary art gallery, for 30 years. She entered the gallery scene unexpectedly at 19 years old. Dealing with a sophisticated, successful, and often intimidating clientele, Mosko Scherer had to quickly learn how to overcome the obstacles of her youth and inexperience to build a successful business.
Tess Mosko Scherer has a diverse background in the arts. She earned a BA in art and elementary education in 1985. While in school, she co-founded Scherer Gallery in 1983 representing national and international contemporary artists; was the Artistic Director of Shemer Art Center and Museum from 2015-2017; and was named one of the “100 Creatives” by the Phoenix New Times in 2016. Since 2012, she has served on the board of the Arizona Artists Guild as secretary, then treasurer, and currently, President. In 2010 she established her homebased studio and in addition to her studio practice, Mosko Scherer has a private practice coaching and mentoring artists. She is a member of several art organizations including the Sonoran Arts League, Art Link, Art Intersection and eye lounge collective gallery. Her work is represented by Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery, Prescott, and The Red Dot Gallery, Cave Creek, and has won several awards in juried shows in Arizona.
Find out more about Tess Here!