PaperWorks meetings are open to members, guests, and the public free of charge. They are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
The business meeting starts at 10am and the program follows at 11am. (The Murphey Gallery is reserved from 9am-1pm, so you can come early or stay later to visit & reconnect with others!).
Location: The Murphey Gallery is on the east side of St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church. The Church is located on the northeast corner of Campbell Ave. and River Road.
4440 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718
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2017-2018 Meetings and Programs
Upcoming Speakers 2017 - 2018
March 8 - Jane Herrick
Jane is a studio artist living in two places. She loves the intensity of the natural environment of each place and the contrast between them. The south shore of Lake Superior holds magical water, dense forests and lush vegetation, while the southwest provides an arid desert, rugged mountains mixed with native cultures. Her mixed media, fiber sculptures, paintings, and drawings reflect the emotions she feel in these places.
April 12 - Sean-Paul Pluguez
Sean-Paul Pluguez is both a Tucson and New York City based artist exploring varied media to express his inner vision. He is best known locally for his dazzling installation "The Genetically Modified Forest" at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima College last Spring. He says "his art is an object, an experience and an exercise in seeing." He believe art can inform. His primary goal is to have the world see his art yet equally important for him is for the viewers to be awakened to really see the world in front of them.
May 10 - Members “Show & Tell” and Scholarship recipient presentation
This is Who You've Missed So Far this Season
September 14, 2017
Amanda is an artist, bookmaker, and teacher based in Tucson, Arizona. She earned an MFA in Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, and a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in English at the University of Arizona. She has taught Printmaking at Yavapai College; workshops in bookmaking, letterpress, and relief printing at the University of Arizona, the Tucson Community Print Shop, and City High School; and she co-runs Tiny Town Gallery & Surplus, a gallery and retail space.
October 12, 2017
PaperWorks member Lyn Hart is a tapestry weaver and the first contemporary tapestry weaver to participate in the National Park system's artist-in-residence program. She finds the austere and sublime desert as her Muse. The patterns, textures, hues, gradations of this unique environment inspire and intrigue her. She currently has a work on view at Tohono Chul Park in the Dia de los Muertos exhibit.
November 9, 2017
Laura Tanzer designs and makes modern clothing for women with a focus on quality of materials, construction, and fit. She incorporates natural fibers with sophisticated styling, blending exquisite textures, luxurious fabrics from sustainable natural materials, and digital printing to create a symphony of fashion. Her beautiful garments are designed and made by skilled sewing technicians in Tucson. Laura Tanzer won the Emerging Designer of the Year award at Phoenix Fashion Week 2016.
December 7 2017
"Spontaneous combustion" are two words that describe the woks of Tucson action painter Jim Waid. The exuberance and beauty of his paintings with their distinct palette and personality suggest smells, sounds, seasons and weather. Jim Waid has lived and worked in Tucson for over 30 years. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country.
January 11, 2018
Tucson artist Marvin Shaver moves beyond painting and explores a wide range of materials to break from a two dimensional surface. Working with plaster and newspaper, the final result after burning off the paper is a surface reminiscent of a landscape.His work is currently on exhibit at the Master Artist Gallery at The Tubac Center of the Arts through January 14, 2018.
February 8 - James Schaub
James Schaub is a Tucson based artist and curator; he will present his paintings and drawings, discuss ideas on how to better the presentation of materials important to successful proposals and exhibitions, and reflect on the curatorial process. Schaub is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at Tohono Chul.
These were our Speakers for the 2016-2017 Season
Miles Conrad director and curator of the Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, best known for encaustic work
Karen Hymer work includes a wide-range of technical approaches to the medium of photography
Monica Zavala Durazo is a fiber artist of sculptural and abstract felting.
Tim Mosman, whose studio practice is focused on painting and drawing across a variety of media.
Mayme Kratz, who elevates the ordinary to extraordinary by preserving nature's splendor in preserved tinted polymer resin.
Daniella Woolf mixed media fiber and encaustic artist of works that are an amalgamation of materiality, mathematics and repetition
Maria Lee makes prints, paints and makes art books of landscapes, childhood memories and travels
Alexandra Bowers produces wood burned studies of flora and fauna found in the natural environment