In 2009 there were so many good film entries ... they should be seen on the Big Screen again!

January 6, 2010

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Who: 2009 Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival
What: Fundraiser for the 2010 Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival: A Screening of the films of the (13) Semi-Finalists in the 2009 Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival
When: Thursday, Jan. 14 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale

There have been many, many requests for another opportunity to view the Jury's Picks, so the Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival team of merrymakers has organized an evening for your viewing pleasure.

We are hosting a Fundraiser and for $5 per ticket you can help underwrite the 2010 Cave Creek Film and Arts Festival.

Please check our website,, for information regarding the 2010 festival.

Thunderbird Artists’ Arizona Fine Art EXPO begins Jan. 14

January 6, 2010

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Highlights include one of the largest and most diverse sculpture gardens in the northeast Valley, classes, wine tastings, live music and other events

SCOTTSDALE – Some 100 renowned artists from throughout the country will make the beautiful Sonoran Desert in north Scottsdale home for 10 weeks as they create original pieces of fine art in what has come to be known as one of Arizona’s best venues for collecting fine art. Thunderbird Artists’ Arizona Fine Art EXPO begins Thursday, Jan. 14 and runs through Sunday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the “festive white tents” at 26540 N. Scottsdale Road, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax roads. Season passes cost $8; admission for seniors and military is $7; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free.

“This year’s event is truly not to be missed,” said Judith Combs, president and CEO of the award-winning Thunderbird Artists. “It is rare to find this caliber of talent in one setting, particularly our eco-friendly venue which is the gateway to the foothills, where pristine mountain vistas, giant boulder formations, and towering saguaro cacti create spectacular silhouettes with dramatic sunsets. The scenic drive begins at the Arizona Fine Art EXPO and progresses north to Carefree.”

Combs said patrons will find a variety of artists from nearly 20 states, Canada, Mexico, and Africa.

“This event combines the aspects of a juried fine art festival, the elements of a gallery, and the inner-workings of an artist’s studio. With your season pass, you can visit as often as you’d like.”

Throughout the 10 weeks, artisans will sketch passionately in pencil, charcoal and pastels; sculpt and fire clay; drill, chisel and carve stone; paint in all media; sketch and dye batiks; carve, stain and etch gourds; design lost wax casting; solder and weld jewelry; assemble mosaics and more. Art is for sale and commissions are welcomed.

One of the many highlights includes the two-acre Sculpture Garden sponsored by Pathways Nursery.

“We’re very proud of our Sculpture Garden, which is one of the largest and most diverse in the northeast Valley,” Combs said. “Be sure to view the more than 75 pieces of sculptural art, including 25 large natural stone sculptures by recognized leading African artists sponsored by Zuva Gallery.”

“We’re also very excited to announce that Dr. Gerald A. Rosenthal, of Cornell University and author of Desert Sonoran Life, will offer a series of talks and group discussions on the Sonoran Desert as part of our sculpture-garden activities,” Combs said.

Other highlights include art classes and workshops, wine tastings, garden parties, beautiful Gala, and book signings throughout the show and live music every weekend. For more details call 480-837-5637 or visit