‘The Gallery at Desert Foothills Library’ debuts Friday, Sept. 11

September 2, 2009

Gallery at DFL
Linda Budge, Sonoran Arts League exhibit chair, Kris Proskus Bishop, Desert Foothills Library director, and Katalin Ehling, batik artist, stand in front of Ehling's original piece, "Shaman," at the Desert Foothills Library.
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Sonoran Arts League’s donation of a professional hanging system to the library enables juried artists to exhibit paintings and mixed media works throughout the year.

CAVE CREEK – The non-profit Sonoran Arts League and Desert Foothills Library are partnering to debut “The Gallery at Desert Foothills Library” on Friday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, in Cave Creek. Some 22 juried Sonoran Arts League members will exhibit paintings and mixed media original pieces in the inaugural show, which runs through Nov. 14.

“We’re thrilled to have a professional venue such as the Desert Foothills Library to showcase the high quality of work created by our juried members,” said Linda Budge, Sonoran Arts League gallery exhibit chair. “Future shows include a Hidden in the Hills children’s show in November and juried shows from January through early June 2010.” The Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival entries will be on exhibit in the gallery during June and July.

The Sonoran Arts League demonstrated its commitment to the partnership by donating a professional hanging system for paintings and wall sculpture valued at $5,000.

“Come see the extraordinary talent of our juried members, many of whom are your neighbors,” Budge said. “Our first show includes both abstract and realistic paintings, prints, batik pieces and other mixed media.”

Gallery at DFL“The Sonoran Arts League is celebrating its 15th year of promoting art, artists and art education,” she said. “We are very grateful to Kris Proskus Bishop, the library board of directors, and all library volunteers for their outstanding support of The Gallery at Desert Foothills Library, and for allowing us to use this venue to showcase our juried artists.”

There is a waiting list of Sonoran Arts League members who wish to exhibit in future shows in the new gallery.

“Desert Foothills Library’s spacious design and lighting provides a phenomenal setting to exhibit fine art,” she said. “We anticipate many more artists expressing interest in showcasing their work at the library gallery.”

Admission to the Friday, Sept. 11 artist reception at The Gallery at Desert Foothills Library is free. For information about the show or library hours, call 480-488-2286 or visit them online at www.DesertFoothillsLibrary.org.

For information about the Sonoran Arts League, call 480-575-6624 or visit www.SonoranArtsLeague.org.