phoenix valley art fairs

Meet Me at These Valley Art Fairs

It’s an exciting time of the year! The weather is finally (well, sort of) cooling down, Halloween is almost over and the holidays are quickly approaching. Along with cooler weather and holidays comes one of my favorites times of the year – art fair season! This will be my first time as an actual artisan at these local art fairs, …

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Best Rebel Female Artists Costumes

In 1915, Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the first people to create abstract works of art in the US. Most other artists of the time were focused on American realism. She is often considered to be the foremother of the feminist art movement, developing her career in a time where the industry was completely dominated by men. Her unique style …

Artist Christina Carmel Brief History Portrait Painting Portrait by Amy Sherald

A Very Brief History of Portrait Painting

For as long as there has been painting, there has been portraiture. Portrait paintings date back to at least 5,000 years ago to ancient Egypt, where the art form is said to have originated (although many other ancient peoples also practiced portrait artistry). Portraits are defined by the Tate Modern museum as simply a “representation of a specific person”. Paintings …

Artist Christina Carmel is Showing at Local Art Shows_ First up, Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts 2018

Artist Christina Carmel is Showing at Fountain Festival of the Arts 2018

Although getting here wasn’t all that easy, I am proud to be showing at multiple local art fairs throughout the Phoenix valley this winter. As a newer artist in the craft fair world, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I applied for various art fairs and shows around the valley. Before researching how to apply, I didn’t realize that …

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3 Most Important Reasons We Need Arts Integration in Arizona Public Schools

It’s September, and my first school year without a classroom of my own and students to love. Needless to say, I am definitely missing my kiddos. Because of this, I decided to connect to my former students by doing some research on Arts Integration Programs in Arizona schools. As most teachers who have ever used art integration in their classrooms …