August Featured Artist of the Month: Beth Courtright-Detwiler
"Art is my charter on the way to knowing and being known. I like using primary and secondary colors, with contrasting black and white, because it reminds me of childhood." - Beth Courtright-Detwiler
Beth's painting style is heavily influenced by "symbolist" and "abstract-figurative" artists of the early to mid 20th Century Moderns. She also has a great deal of interest in the iconic and intriquing images of ancient civilizations, particularly the cultures of the Ancient Near East. Beth likes naive art, outsider art and urban street art genres because of their authenticity in expression. Her studio will be hosting an ART POP-UP event at the Jerome Art Center on Saturday, August 4th. This free public arts event is open to visitors of all ages and will be held during the day, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and again during the evening's Open Studio Jerome Art Walk tour, 5 - 8 p.m. You can find Beth in Building A, Studio 301.
Art Show & Music Hosted by Red Bench™ Gallery
The party starts at 5 p.m. with Red Bench™ Gallery's August Artist, Mr. Babies, and concert by DJ Dexx.
This is the artist's debut show, and his first public appearance ever. Mr. Babies' "Psychedelic Analog Collage Art" will be on display with selected limited editions available for purchase in Building A, at the end of the hallway on the bottom floor.
DJ Dexx will be performing outside at the back of the buildings on the old tennis court. Join the dance party and enjoy the light-show till 10 p.m.
HOW TO GET HERE: When driving up the mountain on 89A, the Jerome Art Center is the first set of buildings on the lefthand side of the road. There is a driveway between the first 2 buildings - take that and go around to the back parking lot. The DJ will be performing outside to the right of the parking lot. Nearest building is: 887 Hampshire Avenue, Jerome AZ 86331. Parking is limited, car-pooling is suggested. You can also take advantage of the free shuttle service and park at the top parking lot behind the fire station (see map below.)
Collaborative Community Art Event with Karon Leigh
Karon Leigh invites families with children ten and under to participate in a free collaborative painting process, working together to create a mural-sized painting celebrating life in the Verde Valley from 10am – 1pm in studio 201 of building A. When children engage in hands-on art activities, they learn much better in all disciplines. Collaborative art projects connect children with a shared language that crosses other cultural boundaries. The finished work will be on display during Art Walk, 5-8pm.
Free Shuttle Service
The FREE Shuttle Service picks up and drops off at the Jerome Art Center parking lot. Enjoy First Saturday Art Walk by visiting our artists, then take the Shuttle up the hill. We are the first building(s) on the lefthand side of 89A as you enter Jerome from Clarkdale/Cottonwood. You can't miss us!
Work Studios for Rent
Various work studios are now available for immediate lease. Visit our website and call John Westcott at 928.821.2692, to schedule a day and time to see them. Check back again in September as more studios become available. Click here for more information.
sWe are proud to announce the addition of our latest artist at the Jerome Art Center: Matt Josef, Karon Leigh Art and Gregory Stocks. Join us this evening for the Jerome First Saturday Art Walk form 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Meet our artists, enjoy live music and a complimentary glass of wine and a bowl of soup at Red Bench Gallery, and support local art.
FREE shuttle service tonight from the parking lot of the Jerome Art Center.
Let the party continue the Saturday after New Year’s Eve with the January 6th Jerome Art Walk. The Shuttle Service stops here! Park at the Jerome Art Center and let the Shuttle take care of the rest. Visit our buildings and meet our artists before venturing up the hill. Take the convenient shuttle throughout the town to visit the galleries. We are the very first stop on your way into Jerome from Cottonwood/Clarkdale.
Be sure to visit Robin Anderson and Margo Mandette in Building C, as they continue to amaze the public with their variety of offerings in this lovely and enormous space. Our Artists include: Click here to see our occupants
Stop by Red Bench Gallery in Building A, upstairs studio 306, and enjoy a FREE bowl of "Starving Artist Soup", relax on the cozy gallery seating, listen to music while enjoying a complimentary glass of wine. The gallery will be featuring Scottsdale Photographer, Zach McCook of Looking Back in Time Photography. Zach's Opening Reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up a limited edition, one-of-a-kind photograph from the artist himself.
Our Featured Artist of the Month: Robin Anderson in Building C.
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable trips you could take would be to visit the Anderson Mandette Gallery in the historic mining town of Jerome AZ. Located in the Jerome Art Center, the gallery is a lesson in history as well as an art experience! The library is filled with Robin Anderson's large landscapes of the Verde Valley. Stop by this weekend!
Jerome First Saturday Art Walk: Saturday, October 7th, from 5 - 8:00 p.m.
The newest member of the Art Walk is at the Jerome Art Center. Check out Red Bench Gallery in Building A, upstairs in Studio 306. October's Featured Photographer, Sue Gregory, will be showing 10 of her top favorite photos from around Jerome and Sedona. Join them for free "starving artist soup" and wine (while supplies last.)
Our newest occupant in Building B, Jerome History Tours.
Bringing the Past to Life: Through our one-hour walking tour, we are providing the guest with a first hand look at what the "Wickedest City in the West" used to look and feel like. Using detailed photographs and history, we are trying to paint the very vivid picture of historic Jerome and how it operated from the 1870's all the way to the present.
We have work studio rentals in buildings A, B and C. Check them out during the First Saturday Art Walk! Click on this link to view the variety of different square footage and rental rates available. CURRENT RENTALS.