Cows take over at Arizona Fine Art EXPO

SCOTTSDALE – For nearly 10 weeks, renowned 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 in north Scottsdale. Now, more than 30 of the 100 artists are collaborating on a unique project called ‘Til the Cows Come Home. This unique project, and the show’s closing garden party, will help bring the expo to an end. The closing garden party will be on Saturday, March 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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 that was photographed by EXPO artist, Christine Hauber. The creative project features a mix of contemporary and western cows created with oil, acrylics, and mixed media.

By Veronica Sandoval

“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,” said Judi Combs, CEO/Partner of Arizona Fine Art EXPO. “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: Christine 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, Paul Jones, 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 & Lori Thompson, Sam Thiewes, Ans Taylor, Lexi Sundell, and Val Warner.

By Ans Taylor

The Arizona Fine Art EXPO runs daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, March 22. It is located at 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads, next to MacDonald’s Ranch. Season passes are $10; season passes for seniors and the military are $8; and children under 12 are free. Parking is free.

For more details, call (480) 837-7163 or visit www.ArizonaFineArtEXPO.com.