Another Great Artwalk At The Ranch


Linda Shannon-Hills

As we grow, so does the number of artists participating in the fifth annual SaddleBrooke Ranch ARTwalk. This year we had 25 homes with 40 artists showing their work. Even with adding an extra hour it was a challenge for residents and their guests t.isit all the homes. Unlike typical arts and craft shows, the SBR ARTwalk provides artists an opportunity to show and even some to sell their work from their homes to the neighborhoo.isitors. The talents ranged from oil and watercolor painting, local area landscape photography, jewelry and beading, wood bowl turning, paper crafting, gourd design, pottery, model building, glazed ceramics, glass designs, furniture, fiber arts, which included crocheting, knitting, and sewing. Some artists have been doing their craft for many years while others discovered their hidden talents since living at the Ranch.

We couldn’t ask for better weather on this beautiful Saturday afternoon in late October, which allowed over a hundred neighbors of SaddleBrooke Ranch to tour the open studios as well as displays in their homes and casitas. Several artists combined together in one location while other artists had a large amount of artwork in their own home. Residents were excited to be able to purchase th.arious artwork for holiday gifts for family and friends while many found art to adorn their new homes at the Ranch.

It was required that all items displayed must be made or created by a SaddleBrooke Ranch resident only. This event is a great opportunity to discover the many talents of our Ranch neighbors but also to meet your neighbors and cultivate friendships.

The following artists participated in this year’s SBR ARTwalk.

1. Sharon Morey – Watercolor Painting

2. Fay Farquhar – Kumihimo Necklaces

3. Priscilla Meier – Gourd Designs and Jewelry

4. Larry Strugala – Wood Turned Bowls

5. Linda Strugala – Jewelry and other designs

6. Sharon Olivia Marchant – Jewelry

7. Larry Marchant – Fused Glass Art

8. Don Fore – Photography on infused aluminum

9. Susan Swanson – Acrylic Painting and Artistic Purses

10. Vern Nulk – R/C Scale Aircraft and Wood Carving

11. Ginny Mulhern – Watercolor and Acrylic Paining

12. Lydia Reichard – Jewelry, Sewing, Needlework, Paper Crafting, Fused Glass Art

13. Raynelle Duhl – Needlework, Sewing, Paper Crafting, Fused Glass Art and Jewelry

14. Sue Drengler – Paintings of Nature, Cottages and Flowers and Crochet

15. Peg Tomaso – Pottery, Beading and Fused Glass

16. Carol Smith – Sewing, Embroidery, Knitting

17. Jack Smith – Walking Sticks and Kiva Ladders

18. Teri Baer – Jewelry, Beaded Bracelets and Stone

19. Alex Anna – Jewelry, Beaded Bracelets and Stone

20. Brian Cowman – Landscape and SW Culture Photography

21. Madoka Knight – Handmade Candles and Soaps

22. Cathy Johnson – Wine Cork Designs

23. Corine Sturdivant – Wine Cork Designs

24. Gale Hall – Kumihimo Jewelry with Stones and Pressed Flower Note Cards

25. Gerald Strangio – Plein Air Pastel Painting

26. Bob Hills – Photography of Arizona Landscapes on Tiles and Canvas

27. Doug Miller – Realistic Landscapes on Canvas Paintings

28. Ann Burkart – Fiber Arts of Origami Bags, Tote Bags, Thread Catchers, Placemats

29. Cheri Utsler – Photography on Canvas, Sewing and Embroidery

30. Pam Wample – Sewing, Knitting and Crochet

31. Kirsten Seifert – Clothing Design and Handmade Home Furnishings

32. Barb Martin – Jewelry, Fairy Odd Mothers, Fabric Handmade Bowls and much more

33. Gerald Martin – Political Cartoons

34. Larry Richter – Painting Watercolors and Acrylics

35. Peter Bratz – Photography Water Images on Canvas

36. Bill Allen – Metal Works, Sculptures and Furniture

37. Dick Ihrig – Model Cars

38. Cheri Alfrey – Painting

39. Sharon Groth – Painting and Couture Santas

40. Jan Christensen – Fiber Arts, Hot Pads with Embroidered Designs

If you decided later you wanted to purchase an item you saw, contact the artist to see if it is still available or if they can make another item for you.

As with any event of this size it take.olunteers to make it run smoothly. A special thanks goes out to Ken Levitt for donating the street signs and house signs for the ARTwalk from his company, OakleySigns. Also to Carrie and John Nordstrom, Jim Dehn and Ernie Wolf fo.olunteering their help with putting up and taking down the ARTwalk street signs. To Alex Baker and Sandy Seay for office assistance and to ARTwalk coordinator Linda Shannon-Hills.

Thank you to all the artists that participated in this year’.ery successful ARTWalk.