Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across 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 50 artworks by 38 artists, representing 18 states.

Featured Artists:

Rameen Ahmed

Tiffany Bailey

Cathi Borthwick & Sharon Richards

Leslie Bowman-Friedlander

Brenda Brousseau

Jonathan L. Brown

Michael Cajero

Mary Chuduk

Heather Clark Hilliard

Jim Connell

Ingrid Donaldson

Irene Embrey

Herman Guetersloh

Paul Henry

Marie-Laure Ilie

Keith Imes
Polly Jacobs Giacchina

Benjamin Johnson
Jean M. Judd

Thomas Kerrigan

Jocelyn Kolb

Susan Lenz

William Lesch

Donna Lish

Rebecca McEntee

Sharie Monsam

Joe Muench

Katie Poterala

Michael F. Rohde

Jan Schachter

Scott Shangraw

Jim Smoote II

Michelle Startzman

Christopher Torrez

Kerry Vesper

Peggy Wiedemann

Joan L. Wolfer

Peggy Wyman

Tucson, AZ

Tempe, AZ

Flagstaff, AZ

Reisterstown, MD

Minneapolis, MN

Chandler, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Tempe, AZ

Norman, OK

Rock Hill, SC

Chandler, AZ

Anacortes, WA

Houston, TX

Carlsbad, CA

Redondo Beach, CA

Tempe, AZ

LA Mesa, CA

Cicero, IN

Cushing, WI

Tucson, AZ

Parkesburg, PA

Columbia, SC

Tucson, AZ

Clinton, NJ

Hermann, MO

Mesa, AZ

Ames, IA

Tempe, AZ

Westlake Village, CA

Portola Valley, CA

Ramah, NM

Chicago, IL

Mesa, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Tempe, AZ

Huntington Beach, CA

Boulder, CO

Macomb, MO

Guest juror for the 33rd Annual Contemporary Craft was Katie A. Lee, Assistant Director for The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design A Regional Center at UNC Asheville.


Opening Reception:
Friday, January 27, 2012 (6-8pm)

FREE and Open to the Public

• Musical Entertainment by Bliss Kickers, performing their "Countrified Roots Rock" music
• Artists in Attendance
• Light Refreshments
• Cash Bar