Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 45 artworks by 36 artists, representing 15 states.

Guest Juror for the 43rd Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition was Beth C. McLaughlin, Artistic Director and Chief Curator of Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.

 

Opening Reception: Friday, Feb 11, 2022 (7-10pm)

  • Musical Entertainment by Cadillac Assembly Line
  • Exhibiting Artists in Attendance
  • Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

FREE and OPEN to the Public!

Carol Alleman (Tucson, AZ)

Tiffany C. Bailey (Tempe, AZ)

Beth Blankenship (Anchorage, AK)

Mary Chuduk (Tempe, AZ)

Deborah Corsini (Pacifica, CA)

Heidi Dauphin (Phoenix, AZ)

James Evanson (Santa Fe, NM)

Lisa Flowers Ross (Boise, ID)

Jane Gaona (Mesa, AZ)

Casey Hanrahan (Phoenix, AZ)

Paul Henry (Carlsbad, CA)

Reineke Hollander (Brooklyn, NY)

Holland Houdek (Rochester, NY) *

Kesse Humphreys (Kirkwood, PA)

Stephen Johnson (Mesa, AZ)

Miru Kim (Phoenix, AZ)

Brian Lensink (Phoenix, AZ) *

Connie Lippert (Seneca, SC)
Austin Littenberg (Sedona, AZ)

Becky McDonah (Millersville, PA)

Anne Muñoz (Tucson, AZ)

Laurie Nessel (Tempe, AZ)

Mo Regulinski (Richmond, VA)

Michael F. Rohde (Westlake Village, CA)

Dana Senge (Tucson, AZ)

Ali Schorman (Chandler, AZ)

Rachel S. Smith (Strongsville, OH)

Jim S. Smoote II (Chicago, IL) **

Joan Sowada (Gillette, WY)

Jess Tolbert (El Paso, TX)

Regina Vorgang (Ventura, CA)

Sue Weil (San Rafael, CA)

Shelly White (Tempe, AZ)

Peggy Wiedemann (Huntington Beach, CA)

Judy Zugish (Marysville, WA)

* Juror’s Award Winner (Monetary award)
** Juror’s Choice and Award Winner
(2023 solo exhibition in Dr. Ruth Tan Lim Project Room)

Right Image:  Jim S. Smoote II (Chicago, IL) Cool,  2019, Quilted textile, 44 x 42 x12 ½ inches

Jim S. Smoote II (Chicago, IL) Cool,  2019, Quilted textile, 44 x 42 x12 ½ inches