Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition 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 55 artworks by 40 artists, representing 11 states.

Guest Juror for the 44th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition was Ariel Zaccheo, Curator of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California.

 

Opening Reception:  Friday, Feb 10, 2023 (7-10pm)

  • Exhibiting Artists in Attendance
  • Musical Entertainment by Hooter’s Blues, featuring Gypsy’s Wild at Harp
  • Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

FREE and OPEN to the Public!

 

**Richard Ansaldi (Tucson, AZ)
Kosmas Ballis (Atlantic Beach, FL)
Katy Bergman Cassell (Greenville, SC)
Gretchen A. Boyer (Fountain Hills, AZ)
Memory Bradley (Mesa, AZ)
Alexandra Catalina (Tucson, AZ)
Carol Durham (San Rafael, CA)
Carol Eckert (Tempe, AZ)
J. Paul Fennell (Scottsdale, AZ)
Abigail Galvin (Phoenix, AZ)
Christine Golden, Flagstaff, AZ)
David Gootnick (Washington, DC)
*Zach Gordon (Tucson, AZ)
Casey Hanrahan (Phoenix, AZ)
Marla Hattabaugh (Scottsdale, AZ)
Steve Hilton (Wichita Falls, TX)
Holland Houdek (Rochester, NY)
Dean Johnson (Santa Fe, NM)

Brad Karlberg (Tempe, AZ)

Heather Kaplan (Las Cruses, NM)

David Leighly (Cottage Grove, MN)

**Connie Lippert (Seneca, CA)
Ana M. Lopez (Fort Worth, TX)
William McKinney (Wichita Falls, TX)
Jessica Mohl (Crawfordsville, IN)
Susan Prosser Alfred (Tempe, AZ)
**Kerianne Quick (Lemon Grove, CA)
Michael F. Rohde (Westlake Village, CA)
Ali Schorman (Chandler, AZ)
Lynn Smith (Phoenix, AZ)
Kelvonnah Stidhum (Phoenix, AZ)
Genie Swanstrom (Mesa, AZ)
Kaori Takamura (Carefree, AZ)
Peeta Tinay (Orinda, CA)
Jess Tolbert (El Paso, TX)
Jo Van Loo (Phoenix, AZ)
Regina Vorgang (Ventura, CA)
Joan Waters (Chandler, AZ)
Suzanne Wolfe (Honolulu, HI)
**Danielle Wood (Tempe, AZ)

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

Right Image:  Juror's Choice and Award Winner Zach Gordon (Tucson, AZ), Insiders and Outsiders, 2022, ceramic and metal, 16 x 9 x 9 inches.

Zach Gordon (Tucson, AZ) Insiders and Outsiders (top view), 2022, ceramic and metal, 16 x 9 x 9 inches.