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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
See works by California-based Marian Galczenski, an artist whose earliest influences included Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian. Her paintings on view at Gebert Contemporary through Saturday, November 4, explore the juxtaposition of nature and technology. Find additional information on the gallery Facebook page.
“Gallery Bob Carey”
The new Fiat Lux gallery is presenting its inaugural exhibition, titled “Gallery Bob Carey: The Tutu Project and Selected Works.” The show includes several of the photographer’s self-portraits taken in pink tutus, which were created to raise awareness about breast cancer. The exhibit continues through Thursday, November 9. Find details on the gallery Facebook page.
Calvin Charles Season Kickoff
Explore works by various artists, including several who are newly represented by the gallery: Jesse Armstrong, Elena Bulatova, Sam Chung, JD Hansen, and Jim Kraft. The opening celebration happens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16. Get details on the event Facebook page.
10th Anniversary Exhibit
See pieces from the museum’s permanent collection as the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art opens its 10th season with a group exhibition of diverse figurative works. Public viewing is by appointment starting on Monday, November 27. Find more information on the museum Facebook page.
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“Marking the Infinite”
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents “Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists From Aboriginal Australia,” which features two- and three-dimensional works, through January 21. It’s also presenting a retrospective of works by artist and architect Paolo Soleri. Learn more on the museum website.
“Canvas of Clay”
See more than 60 works being exhibited for the first time in “Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection,” an ongoing exhibition that opened in September at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. Get details on the museum website.