A unique project is pooling together 30 artists attending the Arizona Fine Art EXPO in north Scottsdale.
For nearly 10 weeks, artists from across the globe have made Arizona Fine Art EXPO their home, working daily under the “festive white tents” on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads.
As the expo nears its end, over 30 of the 100 artists are collaborating on ‘Til the Cows Come Home that will culminate during the show’s closing garden party from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 21. The free party takes place the night before the fine art show closes at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
‘Til the Cows Come Home features each artist’s interpretation of a cow which expo artist Christine Hauber photographed. The project features a mix of contemporary and western cows created with oil, acrylics, and mixed media, according to a press release.
“Christine is a talented photographer who started this project last year with Giddy About the Goat. It was such a success, the artists decided to do it again this year, only with cows,” Judi Combs, CEO/Partner of Arizona Fine Art EXPO, said in a prepared statement.
“Each artist has the freedom to create a unique rendition using Christine’s photograph as the background combined with their artistic style. The resulting one-of-a-kind art pieces are as diverse as the artists who participate in our 10-week show.”
This year’s participating artists in the ‘Til the Cows Come Home project include Ms. Hauber, Arthur Benjamins, Beth Benowich, Dominic Bourbeau, Roxanne Bryan, Jordan Byrd, Carl Cedegren, Elaine Coffee, Keith Dagley, Marless Fellows, Gene Dieckhoner, Joy Hartl, Beth Hyatt and Paul Jones.
Also included on the project are Caroline Kwas, Daniel Long, TS Loomis, JoAnne Meeker, Kris Miller, Dick Mueller, Stacy Neasham, Joe Netherwood, Kathy Parks, Jason Piper, Veronica Sandoval, Kevin Schaeffer-Miles, Julie Simcox, Paul Sirba, Kathy Wilson, TJ and Lori Thompson, Sam Thiewes, Ans Taylor, Lexi Sundell and Val Warner.
The Arizona Fine Art EXPO runs daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, March 22 at 26540 N. Scottsdale Road. Season passes cost $10; season passes for seniors and military are $8; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free.