Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from around the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts' Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 52 artworks by 42 artists from 18 states.


Artists Include:

Dona Anderson (Seattle, WA)

Lynette Andreasen (Mesa, AZ)

Heather Bayless (Kihei, HI)

Nicholas Bivins (Red Lodge, MT)

Edda Blume (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jocelyn Braxton-Armstrong (Westport, CT)

Jonathan L. Brown (Chandler, AZ)

Tom Budzak (Chandler, AZ)

Holly Carter (Phoenix, AZ)

Mary Chuduk (Tempe, AZ)

Michele Collier (Oakland, CA)

Angela Cunningham (Somerville, MA)

Sheila Ferri (Middletown, NY)

Arti Goulatia (Peoria, AZ)

Carol Gouthro (Seattle, WA)

Kazu Ikegami (Tempe, AZ)

Jean Judd (Cushing, WI)

Thomas Kerrigan (Tucson, AZ)

Connie Lippert (Seneca, SC)

C.A. Michel (Seattle, WA)

Julie Mikelson (Tempe, AZ)

Carol Milne (Seattle, WA)

Ann Morton (Phoenix, AZ)

Susan Murphy (Rio Verde, AZ)

Don Nakamura (Philadelphia, PA)

Dominie Nash (Bethesda, MD)

Farraday Newsome (Mesa, AZ)

Zachary Noble (Bakersville, NC)

Kathy Pallie (San Rafael, CA)

Sarah Perkins (Springfield, MO)

Jeff Reich (Mesa, AZ)

Kathleen Ryall (Oxford, NC)

Patricia Sannit (Phoenix, AZ)

Chuck Sharbaugh (Holly, MI)

Dana Smith (Tucson, AZ)

Joan Sowada (Gillette, WY)

L. Sue Szabo (Toledo, OH)

Christopher Torrez (Phoenix, AZ)

Stephanie Trenchard (Sturgen Bay, WI)

Peggy Wiedemann (Huntington Beach, CA)

Kimberly Winkle (Smithville, TN)

Peggy Wyman (Macomb, MO)


Guest juror for the 31st Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition is Jane Sauer, owner of Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. With over 34 years of experience as an artist and arts activist, Sauer is considered an expert in the craft community.  


Opening Reception: Fri, Jan 22, 2010 (6-8pm)