North End Artists Co-Op
Through the North End Artists Co-Op, the City of Yuma promotes artists living in the Yuma area by providing the opportunity to display works and demonstrate their work to the public. The group does weekly demonstrations each Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, from September through May in the Yuma Art Center’s United Building where they also have works on display in the front windows.
Upcoming Artist Demonstrations - POSTPONED
Saturdays, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Call for Members
Applications will be accepted until all spaces are full.
Description: Through the North End Artists Co-Op, the City of Yuma promotes artists living in the Yuma area by providing the opportunity to display works and demonstrate their work to the public. The group presents weekly demonstrations and workshops each Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, from September through May in the Yuma Art Center’s United Building where they also have works on display in the front windows.
For more information or questions please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 928-373-5202.
North End Artists Co-Op Members:
A. Angelina Aispuro
Working with clay is my passion. I enjoy creating artwork for those who appreciate the ancient medium, ceramics. I received my B.F.A. from Northern AZ University. I create treasures for many people unknown to me but who appreciate my style and creativity. I also create in the mediums of bronze, jewelry and sculpture. My art is currently on display in various galleries in Yuma and Flagstaff.
“My name is Jose Dorame. I was born in San Luis R.C., Sonora and was raised in Yuma, Az. I attended ASU and am an elementary school art teacher. My preferred style of art is more classical and very influenced by the Renaissance with an emphasis on figurative art.”
Escalante is best known for his Gorditas, which are highly embellished figurative sculptures of the female form. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona in 1999. Albert is having a successful and fulfilling career as a ceramics teacher at San Luis High School for the past 16 years. For the last nine years he has also been a ceramics instructor for Parks and Recreation at the Yuma Art Center and North End Community Center.
Holly Hendrick puts her entire heart into each one of her unique creations. With degrees in both studio art and counseling psychology she seeks to produce pieces that provoke thought, interest, and joy. Holly has been making art for over 20 years in Yuma Arizona and is an art educator at Cibola High School.
“I enjoy the quietness and the concentration that working with clay provides. With a leather hard piece of clay in my hand and a few carving tools, I can sit for hours at a time carving away. I put in a large amount of thought, effort, time and passion in each ceramic piece I create.”
“My artwork is a reflection of the world around us. I create relief prints that have a very graphic colorful feeling to them that tells stories through symbolism. My paintings have intense brushstrokes and a careful attention to aesthetic color.”
“Much of my life has been spent outside enjoying nature. I have recreated the stunning vistas I have enjoyed in using many media. And now? I have combined my love of nature and my passion for creating in glass!” www.judysfusion.com
Rebecca A Taylor
“My clay work has evolved into mixed media. I enjoy recycling old, rusty metals and clay. Most of my current sculptures include rusty saw blades, copper pipe and other odds and ends that I find thrown away. Angels are the main subject matter I explore. I love sculpting the human face. I find it to be challenging and attempt to capture emotion in the facial expressions.”
"Being of indigenous heritage, Mexico and South Western United States, I have been fortunate to be able to learn the traditional and suburban mythologies of my region, ancestors and the world. Through the artifacts I make available, I practice a theme and variation discipline. What becomes apparent are a lot of symbolism, abstract, humor and colorful concepts, manipulations of the clay medium through the Raku firing technique. The images are in story and inside joke form, the whole idea is more about learning and teaching, not really for sale, but the donations are used to acquire more supplies and to further more research to benefit other artists."
Mark Wall is an encaustic painter based in Yuma, Arizona nestled in the Sonoran Desertand on the remote Island of Decatur in the Salish Sea of Washington State.His work explores the simplicity and complexity of his environment in abstract paintingsthrough color, texture, and pattern that evoke a grounded sense of time and place. Hisinspiration comes from experiences and perspectives of time and place. Growing up inthe Pacific Northwest, traveling on a sailboat in the Salish Sea, along the Pacificcoastlines, and now setting new roots in the desert of Yuma, Arizona.
What is Encaustic Painting? In 4th Century BC, Greek shipbuilders combined beeswaxand tree sap to waterproof the ship’s hull which evolved later into adding pigments todecorate ships, ceramic, architecture and paintings on panel.