Spotlight | Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour  

Cave Creek, AZ
Multiple locations, November 20-22 & 27-29


Lucy Dickens, Ramblas Bouquet, oil, 20 x 16.

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This month the 19th annual Sonoran Arts League’s Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour & Sale encourages art enthusiasts to visit the working studios of 44 artists, along with their guest artists, to experience art in an intimate manner outside of a gallery setting. Taking place on November 20-22 and 27-29, the tour allows visitors to meet artists and learn about their specific creative processes while watching as artwork is created. With a variety of genres and mediums represented—acrylic, bronze, ceramics, glass, gourds, jewelry, metal, and photography—there is something for every art aficionado to enjoy. Here we introduce you to some of this year’s participating artists.

Award-winning artist Sandi Ciaramitaro works in bronze, watercolor, and oil to capture her historical scenes and landscapes of the Southwest. Lucy Dickens uses the interplay of light and shadow to “transport the viewer into scenes of beautiful tranquility, an authentic place and time.” Paul Farmer’s abstract compositions straddle the line between painting and sculpture to create unique works of art. Sculptor Susan Feder-Heath’s whimsical pieces in clay and other media showcase a contemporary flair and her unique personality.

Paulette Galop creates ceramic pieces that are in line with the ancient artists of times past. Kim Heath’s abstracted metal art is an homage to the wonderful mysteries of the universe that “highlight the inner beauty of the metal.” Natalie Keller works in oil, pastel, and graphite and has sold her western-inspired pieces all over the world. Michael McKee uses color, shape, and shadow to create his stylized landscapes that “come from simple memories of moments and places, and are all created with a spirit of joy.”

Painter Pat Stacy’s abstract works use bright colors, symbols, and southwestern themes in acrylic and mixed media and reflect her “gratitude for life itself.” Kathi Turner’s jewelry is created from semiprecious stones, silver, copper, and seed beads in a rustic style. A former teacher with a lifetime love of art, Nancy Uhlmann creates custom, original jewelry using gems and stones in various styles. —Joe Kovack

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