Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Art Alert!

Holiday gifts will abound at the weekend ArtChix sale December 13 and 14! We have all been painting and framing, card-making and packing; all to be ready for this big event. See you at the Sun City Grand Art Club!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Remember that the next ArtChix show is Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9. Many new items will be available, we have been painting and creating all summer and look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

ArtChix of the Month - Patricia (Patty) Potter

It is my pleasure to again choose an ArtChix of the Month from our group of illustrious artists. This month, it is to be Patricia (we call her Patty!) Potter. She graces our art shows with her sometimes whimsical, sometimes abstract, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes warm and fuzzy "old-school" but, always, good art pieces.

Patricia was born in Kansas, graduated from High School from Aberdeen, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Denver University and a Master’s Degree in Communication from Denver University in Denver, Colorado.

Patricia is a retired Secondary School and College educator from Colorado. After retirement, Patricia explored a deferred passion for art. She challenged this passion with taking beginning art classes and continued with great persistence with advanced workshops with Judy Patti (Littleton, Colorado), Frank Francese (Grand Junction, Colorado), Raleigh Kinney (Colorado) and Tom Lynch workshop (Santa Fe, New Mexico) as well as other continued art experiences.

From an all-community art show in Sun City, Arizona Patricia won two first place ribbons and one second place ribbon. At the Art Alliance Fine Art Festival in Wickenburg, Arizona Patricia won a first place ribbon in watercolor and first place in encaustic (hot wax and pigment). She is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance and a juried member of the Vanguard Artists, a member of the Sun City Grand Art Club and a member of the Wickenburg Art Cub.

Patricia describes her art pursuits as “somehow my paint brush connects with a creative force waiting in my mind, and together this hand/brain synergy gives me pure joy and, sometimes, good art”.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

As your blog administrator, I have again had the pleasure of selecting an "ArtChix of the Month", Carol Kennedy. Carol, together with Ruth Malins, devised the concept of holding art shows in the art studios at Sun City Grand during busy weekends in the community. They, together with a few of us hearty and intrepid artists (all female) became known far and wide as the "ArtChix". Carol and Ruth have worked long and hard to make this a successful group and we so appreciate their efforts as we begin another season of ArtChix shows.

Carol Reed Kennedy

Carol Reed Kennedy, a resident of Sun City Grand, is a watercolor, experimental watermedia and collage artist who specializes in southwestern-style artwork.

Her watercolor artwork is based on pottery designs created in New Mexico and Arizona in the 1700s and 1800s.

Carol is a past president of the Sun City Grand Art Club, a member of the ArtChix group and Vanguard Artists. She founded the St. Louis Collage Art Group.

A former R.N. with a Master’s degree in Business, Carol has also taken many specialized courses in watercolor, experimental watermedia and collage techniques in the United States and Canada. She has taught collage in St. Louis, Missouri and at the SCG Art Club.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ruth Malins - Featured Artist of the Month

As Blog Administrator, I am priviliged to select a Featured Artist from the ArtChix group. It is with pleasure that I choose Ruth Malins for this month's recognition. She is a Co-Founder of the ArtChix movement and a hard worker for our cause. Please read her story here:

I moved to Sun City Grand in January of 2005 and the first thing I did was join the Sun City Grand Art Club. I have served as the Club’s president for 3 years.

As a mainly representational painter, I try to depict in my work the people, places and things that give us all a sense of belonging, and feelings of peace, joy and hope. “What flows from the brush onto the canvas” is what I go with. For me, the process of creating something is equally as important as the end result. Making art is very therapeutic and I feel greatly blessed to have such an outlet. When I paint, it is as if I’ve entered into a meditative state”.

Some people say that each piece of art created is a self-portrait of the artist at the moment it is created. “My goal in painting is to “reconnect with my emotions” and have a body of work that I am proud of, and that people will enjoy. I believe I have accomplished that goal and am proud and honored to be a member of the SCG Art Club.”I am a member of the Vanguard Artist’s group and winner of a Blue Ribbon from the 2007 Peoria “Celebration of the Artists” Show.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fall is around the corner!

Stay tuned for our new ArtChix sale schedule and more Featured Artist entries. This promises to be another exciting season of art shows as I have talked to many ArtChix who have spent this summer painting away in preparation for the beginning of the Fall shows. See you at the Art Club, ArtChix schedule to follow!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Please be aware of our next ArtCix sale April 4th and 5th! We promise to have lots of new works and some of the old fav's for you! We are gearing up to make this a glorious sale event and will have lots of paintings to show.

Many of the Art Chix will also be at the Colonnade Art Walk on April 11 from 10:00 am until 2:00 PM. Lots more original art and prints available!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another ArtChix show this weekend!

Just a reminder that the ArtChix will be holding another art show this weekend, January 12th and 13th, at the Sun City Grand Art Club. Both studios will be filled with wonderful art and displays. See you there, bring a friend!