at 1 E Main St, Mesa, 85201
TheStore at the Mesa Arts Center is an artist's cooperative offering high-quality decorative and functional art.
Find one-of-a-kind art and unique gifts at the Mesa Arts Center Artists Cooperative Gallery. A juried group of 60 Arizona artists make up the Co-op and offer their locally made paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, scarves, photography and other art in the MAC Store. There’s always an artist in the Store demonstrating what they do, answering your questions, or helping you pick out the perfect items for yourself or to give as a gift. MAC Store merchandise is available in a wide range of prices. You’re sure to find something that fits your taste -- and your budget. And because the MAC Store is part of the Mesa Arts Center Foundation, there is no sales tax charged on your purchases. A portion of every sale supports the Foundation.
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In The Store today we have Sue Canasi demostrating making her beautiful metal sculpture.
Hot of the press about Mesa Arts Center's The Store Artists and the Dia de los Muertos Festival happening today until 5pm. Come check it out.
The unique visions of artist Sam Hodges, come to life in clay!
Could there be a Sonoran Desert teapot in your future? Ceramicist Pat Manarin has other wonderful and whimsical works here at The Store too!
Come see the selection of elegant, blown glass pumpkins to dress up any holiday table; skillfully created by David Vogt.
New images from Dale Kesel's Canyon de Chelly Photography Portfolio will be coming to the Artist Cooperative Gallery next month. Here is a sample of what will be on display and available for sale.
The next artist who has donated to the 10x10 show at Mesa Contemporary Arts is Kyllan Maney. The show is October 10th from 6-8pm, with a preview of the art during normal museum hours in the days prior. She shares with us: "I donate work for Mesa Contemporary Art Museum because they support educational art programs for all ages as well as support and promote local and national artists."
Jon Miller working on some new musical instruments. Look for them in TheStore in the coming weeks.
The next artist from TheStore to be featured at Mesa Contemporary Arts' 10x10 show is Debra McKee. The show is on October 10th from 6-8pm and a preview of the show is during normal museum hours in the days leading up to the show. Her thoughts on donating her work to the charity show: "I love submitting artwork for this as it is a wonderful fundraiser for the art center."
The next artist to be featured in this space is Sue Canasi. She is donating an acrylic 10x10 to the Mesa Contemporary Arts 10x10 benefit show on October 10 from 6-8pm. She shares her motivations with us: “ I have created this artwork in bright and vivid flowing colors. This painting matches the creative energy of the Mesa Arts Center. I am pleased to donate this piece to help fund the educational programs and exhibitions at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. "
Two new pieces in the MAC Store today from jewelry-maker Margot Myers. She'll be back in TheStore next Thursday, Oct. 6, from 2:45-7:30 pm. Come see what else she has in the works for the new season.
The next artist from TheStore featured in Mesa Contemporary Arts' 10x10 show is Sharie Monsam. Her 10x10 tapestry can be seen on October 10th from 6-8pm with previews during normal museum hours Oct 5-9th. Sharie reveals: "It is important to support the MAC foundation who supports us in TheStore Artist Cooperative."
The next featured artist from TheStore who has donated a 10x10 piece to the 10x10 show at Mesa Contemporary Arts is Kathleen Escobedo. She shares her insight on donating to a good cause. "I appreciate being able to share my work to help an organization that does so much good work for Mesa and the entire East Valley."
Coming up on October 10th is the 10x10 show at Mesa Contemporary Arts. This is a benefit show and all artwork has been donated. Several of The Store's artists have donated pieces for the show and we will be featuring them over the next few days and highlighting their perspectives on donating. The first artist is Ken Wright. "I wanted to donate artwork to the 10 x 10 Benefit Show because it is a way I could help out good programs and education."
Kyllan Maney is working on her 10" x 10" for Mesa Contemporary Art Gallery today during her demo shift with these lovely volunteers.
It was a great night at The Store for Mesa Arts Center's Season Kick Off. If you did not a chance to make it, come by and see all the new artwork.
Oh the details you'll see! We have several artists, such as David Vogt, Adriene Buffington, and Nancy Pilgrim, who create wonders in glass. Check out their jewelry, functional pieces and eye candy decor. Tonight,9/9, we are staying open till 10 pm to revel in the street party on the MAC campus. C'mon down!
Photography by Dale Kesel will be on display atThe Artist Cooperative Gallery at The Mesa Arts Center, on Center Street just South of Main in downtown Mesa. It opens September 6th at 10AM. A grand opening celebration will be held Friday, September 9th from 6PM to 10PM. Several of our artists will be demonstrating their work. Stop by and see all of the new work on display and visit with some of our artists. September 9th is the Fall Opening Event for The Mesa Arts Center. There will be entertainment and refreshments available throughout the evening.
Join us as we celebrate with the Mesa Arts Center for the Season Kick-Off and begin our 6th year of artful operations at the Store at the Mesa Arts Center! Kick- Off Event Friday September 9 from 6-10pm. Help us welcome several new artists to our group of talented Arizona artists. Live artists demonstrations start at 10am and continue all day to 10pm. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Come visit The Store during our upcoming sixth season. In this space we are featuring one new artist each day. Today's new artist is Ken Wright. Ken Wright is an illustrator of humorous children’s books, comic strips, graphic novels, and children’s apps. He likes to create art that evokes emotion and tells a story. Ken has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication with an Emphasis in Illustration from The University of Arizona and an AAS Degree in Graphic Design from Phoenix College. His illustrations have been published in The Sakai Project (Dark Horse Comics), Street Fighter Tribute Art book (Udon/Capcom), Mega Man Tribute book (Udon/Capcom), Capcom Fighting Tribute (Udon/Capcom), and others.
Come and visit The Store during our upcoming sixth season. We will be featuring new artists in this space over the coming days. Today's new artist is Dick Richards. Below he describes his artistic process. I view each of my abstract acrylic paintings as a reflection of the process that created it. That process is, at its heart, an exploration of the relationship between intuition and intellection. And so, the works are about not knowing, and about knowing. About being in the moment, and about letting go. About searching, and getting lost, and finding a path. About looking around, and looking within. About summoning courage and being guided by that which is beyond understanding. In a finished work I look for the drama that arrives with contrast, movement, balance, and depth. In my artistic journey, I took a lengthy detour, abandoning work as a silk screen printer and study at the Philadelphia College of Art, then finally arriving several years ago as an abstract painter. Along the detour I built a career as an organization consultant and wrote books about leadership, organization change, and career development. Those books drew heavily on my exposure to artistry. Since my arrival at this point, my work has been shown at the Arizona State Fair and at several exhibits at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix.
Come visit The Store during our upcoming sixth season. We will be featuring new artists here over the next couple of days, so check back. Today's artist is Dennis Alan Hubert. Dennis was born in Wisconsin in the early sixties, the youngest of six children in an art, music, and sports oriented home. He moved to Arizona as a young adult where he focused mainly on music and spirituality, and raising a family. Seeking a more tangible and appreciable creative outlet, he tried a ceramics class in 2007 and fell in love. Starting on the wheel, Dennis quickly transitioned to hand-building and therein found his passion. He has since delved into sculpture and painting, both of which he also loves and intends to continue doing. Dennis has always loved functional art, especially bowls and vases, and likes the immediacy of the slab and the forgiving and malleable nature of the clay. He likes his pieces to have raw, organic edges. Consequently, many are sharp in places and all tend to have an unfinished look. Once, the canvas is ready, Dennis decides what layout and which designs best fit each piece’s unique form. Through a painstaking process of drawing, taping, cutting, peeling, glazing, waxing and repeating, he ends up with a one-of-a-kind work with eclectic, zen-inspired motifs that juxtapose color and pattern while remaining accessible and utilitarian. Mainly, he simply enjoys making art that people enjoy looking at and using however they see fit.