Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s 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 48 artists, representing 19 states.

* Guest Juror for the 38th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition was Stefanie Jacobson Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions and Artists-In-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in St. Louis, MO



Opening Reception

Friday, February 10, 2017 (7-10pm)

  • Musical Entertainment
  • Artists in Attendance
  • Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

Rameen Ahmed (Tucson, AZ)

Sandra Aska (Columbus, OH)

Tiffany C. Bailey (Tempe, AZ)

Joan Baron (Scottsdale, AZ)

Sam Bateman (Everett, WA)

Lilyana Bekic (Alexandria, VA)

Sandy Blain (Tempe, AZ)

Cathi Borthwick and Sharon Richards (Flagstaff, AZ)

Gretchen A. Boyer (Chandler, AZ)

Eileen Braun (Dunwoody, GA)

Dave Daniel and Sandy Daniel (Apache Junction, AZ)

Jeanne Douphrate (Helotes, TX

Paul Fennell (Scottsdale, AZ)

Polly Jacobs Giacchina (La Mesa, CA)

Doug Gillis (Albuquerque, NM)

Grace Hart (Queen Creek, AZ)

Pat Hedwall (Olympia, WA)

Suzanne Hesh (Tucson, AZ)

Jean M. Judd (Cushing, WI)

Francine L. Kavanaugh (Gilbert, AZ)

Catherine Kleeman (Ruxton, MD)

Cynthia Laymon (Phoenix, AZ)

David Leighly (Cottage Grove, MN)

Connie Lippert (Seneca, SC)

Sandra Luehrsen (Tempe, AZ)

Cynthia Miller (Tucson, AZ)

Sharie Monsam (Mesa, AZ)

Susan D. Murphy (Rio Verde, AZ)

Farraday Newsome (Mesa, AZ)

Sharron Parker (Wake Forest, NC)

Teresa Paschke (Ames, IA)

Emily Pellini (Lancaster, PA)

Sue Reno (Columbia, PA)

Jacquie Rice and Uosis Juodvalkis (Prescott, AZ)

Michael F. Rohde (Westlake Village, CA)

Sarah Sadler (Corrales, NM)

Kazuma Sambe (Tucson, AZ)

Denise Seif (Fisher, IL)

Steve Shelby (South Whitley, IN)

Jim S. Smoote II (Chicago, IL)

Joan Sowada (Gillette, WY)

Shirley Wagner (Tucson, AZ)

Peggy Wiedemann (Huntington Beach, CA)

Warren Woodson (Gilbert, AZ)

Yoshiko Yamamoto (Boston, MA)