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12 Fresh Art Shows to See in Scottsdale

See work by several artists, including Larry Willis (detail shown above), at Lotus Contemporary.
See work by several artists, including Larry Willis (detail shown above), at Lotus Contemporary. Larry Willis/Photo by Lynn Trimble
The fall art season is in full swing in Scottsdale, where you can explore a mix of galleries and museums showing work by emerging and established creatives – including artists based right here in metro Phoenix.

Here’s a look at a dozen current and upcoming shows to help you get started.

“Scottsdale POP”
Lotus Contemporary, which relocated to Scottsdale after losing its Roosevelt Row gallery space due to redevelopment, presents a pop art exhibition of work by artists in and beyond Arizona. See the show from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. It continues through Thursday, November 2. Get more information on the event Facebook page.

click to enlarge See works by Rafael Navarro at Royse Contemporary. - RAFAEL NAVARRO
See works by Rafael Navarro at Royse Contemporary.
Rafael Navarro
“Sound of Color”
Royse Contemporary is showing work by Rafael Navarro, an artist based at The Lodge on Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix. See painting, mixed media, and sculpture that reflects his love for music, nature, and the poetry inherent in the seemingly ordinary. The Thursday, October 19, opening reception takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. The exhibit continues through Saturday, November 4. Learn more on the gallery website.

click to enlarge See work by Laura Plecas (detail shown above) at Walter Art Gallery. - LAURA PLECAS
See work by Laura Plecas (detail shown above) at Walter Art Gallery.
Laura Plecas
“Heritage”
See new work by Lara Plecas, who uses paper and other ephemera to create encaustic work with intricate quilt-style patterns that prompt reflection on personal and collective histories. The artist reception happens from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 20, at Walter Art Gallery. The exhibition continues through Friday, October 27. Get details on the event Facebook page.

click to enlarge See works by several artists, including Ryan Campbell, at The Gallery at Mountain Shadows. - RYAN CAMPBELL/PHOTO BY LYNN TRIMBLE
See works by several artists, including Ryan Campbell, at The Gallery at Mountain Shadows.
Ryan Campbell/Photo by Lynn Trimble
“FULL360: A Southwest Continued”
Four artists working in the traditions of realism, abstraction, video, and text-based conceptual art are showing work at The Gallery at Mountain Shadows through Saturday, October 28. Featured artists include Kristin Bauer, Ryan Campbell, Casey Farina, and Travis Ivey. Learn more on the resort website.

click to enlarge See works by Kelley E. Foy and Novie Trump at Tilt Gallery. - TILT GALLERY
See works by Kelley E. Foy and Novie Trump at Tilt Gallery.
Tilt Gallery
“Southern Exposure: Flora and Fauna”
See work created by Kelley E. Foy and Novie Trump, two artists living in the Southwest whose work is influenced by experiences in the New South, at Tilt Gallery. Foy is a maker and master craftsman. Trump is a sculptor and installation artist. The exhibition continues through Saturday, October 28. Get details on the gallery website.

click to enlarge See works by several Arizona artists at Art One. - ART ONE
See works by several Arizona artists at Art One.
Art One
Art One Celebrates 24 Years
Art One Gallery specializes in work created by Arizona artists, including student artists, working in various media including painting, photography, and ceramics, to name a few. See their newest art offerings during their anniversary celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. Learn more on the event Facebook page.

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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