Artist of the Month – January 2015

Bev Walter solicits artists for a previous Art at the Lakes.

Bev Walter solicits artists for a previous Art at the Lakes.

Bev Walter, Artist of the Month

The Desert Artists are recognizing Bev Walter as our Artist of the Month for January. Bev is a long-time member of the club and is a gifted and innovative painter. But even more important, Bev is the founder and organizer for the Art at the Lakes Art Walk. The show is held outdoors around the Cottonwood Lake and has been a source of pride and enjoyment, attracting people from all over the Valley. The seventh annual walk will be held in March and Bev is now soliciting artists for the show until February 10. She is also looking for volunteers. For additional information contact Bev at [email protected] or call 480-802-4680.

The Desert Artists are a group of creative people who express themselves though a wide variety of arts and crafts. The Desert Artists welcome members from all Sun Lakes neighborhoods, all types of media and all skill levels. Are you looking for an outlet for your creativity? Are you looking for forward to making friends who enjoy creating? We are a group in Sun Lakes for creative people who like being around other creative people. Our members include people who paint, decorate gourds, make baskets, do scratchboard and generally like to hang out together. We meet year round in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club. You can be an expert or a total beginner. We have a number of people who have been painting less than a year who benefit from the encouragement and advice of more experienced members. Everyone is friendly and non-judgmental!

We also have a library of painting videos that can be viewed in the Arts and Crafts Room or can be borrowed. We also offer classes periodically throughout the year. So stop working alone all week. Join us on Wednesdays. The Desert Artists work together every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m.-until we get ready to go home in the Arts and Crafts room at the Sun Lakes Country Club. Many of us stay for lunch. Our business meetings are held in the same place on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Requested gentle critiques follow general meetings. Our annual dues are $10.

For additional information contact our president, Gary Neffenger at 480-201-5272 or e-mail [email protected] Don’t miss another week!