Art Galleries

Art Galleries Visiting Artist Program

Past Visiting Artists

Nov. 2013 – Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen

Lisa Cheney Jorgensen Lisa Cheney-Jorgensen grew up in Eastern Idaho, moved briefly to San Diego, CA, and now lives in Boise, Idaho. She currently freelances as a Graphic Designer/ Illustrator and teaches bookmaking and Art Journaling workshops throughout the Northwest. Her visual journals have been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages, Art Journaling Magazine, 1000 Artists’ Books, and most recently An Illustrated Journey - Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers.

Fine details and textures intrigue me. Especially the luscious details from tiny, often overlooked, forms. When one truly sees an object for the first time, the beauty that is found is inspiring. I integrate this fascination into all areas of my work, be it printmaking, painting, drawing or my visual journals. My aspiration is to share these snippets of life with others in hopes that they also can enjoy the beauty of the seemingly mundane.

Here’s a short statement about her journal-making:

“A few years ago I yearned for balance in my creative endeavors, which resulted in me embracing what I love most: creating in multiple mediums. I adore the feel of pencil and ink moving across a page; the smell of oil paint and fresh ink; the velvety texture of cotton paper; the satisfaction of learning a new book binding technique; the sound of the letterpress as it embeds an image onto high-quality paper; and creating engaging designs with the aid of my Mac. About the same time I started a new sketchbook that incidentally turned into my first visual journal. My journals provide a safe space to play, find my voice, practice techniques, and document various aspects of my life. These journals have become some of my most prized possessions.”

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Support for Ms. Cheney-Jorgenson's participation in this event was provided by the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Feb. 2013 – Carolyn Buck Vosburgh

Vosburgh Carolyn Buck Vosburgh is a visual artist residing in Venice, California. Whether using a flat surface or three-dimensional space, Carolyn defines herself as a painter using personal symbols to allude to time and place within the human experience. Prior to receiving a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from California State University, Long Beach, she was awarded a BA in Education from Arizona State University and a BA in Fine Art from CSULB, Fullerton. She has participated in artist residencies at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts in Indiana, Red Cinder on the Big Island of Hawaii, and at the Storefront Studio in Irvine, California.

Her art-related employment has included co-owning a private art school in Orange County, working as a decorative painter doing murals in homes and businesses, and teaching at the university and high school level. Her artwork has been shown both regionally and nationally.

Nov. 2012 – Melanie Yazzie

Yazzie Melanie Yazzie was born in Ganado, Arizona in 1966. She grew up on the Navajo Reservation. She first studied art at the Westtown School in Pennsylvania. Yazzie earned a BFA at Arizona State University in 1990 and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993. Melanie Yazzie works a wide range of media that include printmaking, painting, sculpting, and ceramics, as well as installation art.

Her art is accessible to the public on many levels, while being witty and colorful. Her subject matter is significant because the serious undertones reference native post-colonial dilemmas. Her work often brings images of women from many indigenous cultures to the fore. Thus her work references matrilineal systems and points to the possibility of female leadership.