FEBRUARY 25, 2011

Scottsdale Artists School joins elite group

Accepts Portrait Society of America's "Excellence in Fine Art Education Award"

Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. logoprtraitScottsdale Artists School is happy to accept the Portrait Society of America's "Excellence in Fine Art Education Award" voted on by their Board of Directors which includes SAS Notable Alumni, Daniel E. Greene, Everett Raymond Kinstler and Burton Silverman.  Each year the Society presents this award to a museum, school or organization that offers skill-based programs in Fine Arts.

This award has previously been accepted by The Art Students League of New York, The National Academy of Design and The New York Academy of Art. They are thrilled to have their name added to this elite group.

For more information visit www.scottsdaleartschool.org or call 480-990-1422.

FEBRUARY 23, 2011

The Iron in the Desert II

iron sculpture by maryann larocheCAVE CREEK – The Iron in the Desert II event is coming up Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek. This gala event includes a western cookout dinner; they’ll even have Arizona’s original beer! Live music, dancing, fine art, original jewelry, and auction and demonstrations, too.

This is the perfect opportunity to buy art by the Arizona Blacksmith’s Artists Association AABA). Iron in the Desert II helps support the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, DOVES® program for older victims (age 50 and older) of domestic violence and elder abuse. DOVES® provides transitional housing for up to 2 years, food, clothing, job readiness training, case management and the necessities of daily living.

iron stairrailing by ivan hillAny AABA members that would like to participate may set up a table or two and sell to the attendees of the fundraiser dinner as well as demonstrate live forging. Participants are encouraged to arrive early and set up early as Stagecoach Village is a public venue with businesses during the day. Participants are also asked to make one piece to donate for the auction designed within a specific theme, of which is yet to be determined. 

earrings by sarah harmsThis year promises to be even more successful than last. The forging /sales area is lighted; sales can continue all evening. The entire area is flat and paved. Last year there were 450 attendees; this year they expect many more.

If you would like more information contact Grizz at grizz@grizzlyiron.com or call 602-717-1458.

Photos courtesy Arizona Blacksmith’s
Artists Association
Top: MaryAnn LaRoche
Center: Ivan Hill
Bottom: Sarah Harms