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The Guild meets on the 4th Monday of each month, from August  through April.


5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Pre-Meeting Member Critique

Members are encouraged to bring a piece of art they want feedback about, or suggestions for improvement. Pre-meeting Critique sessions are for Members Only; guests are invited to watch.


General Meeting    6:00 p.m.


Meetings are held at The Beatitudes Church, Britt Chapel; 555 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.


Please park in the main parking lot accessible on 7th Ave (East Side):

5:30 - 6:30 pm Member Art Critique

6:00 - 7:00 pm Business and Social

7:00-8:30 pm Guest Artist Demonstration Program.

Board Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month,  1 PM - 3 PM:


Church of the Beatitudes

555 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021




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Coming Demonstrators:

Oct. 23, 2017             -     Mark Christopher    Oil or Mixed M

Nov. 27, 2017            -      Dave Flitner          Oil

 Dec. 2017                  - entertainment and venue

Jan. 22, 2018             -Nancy Troupe     Acrylics

Feb., 26, 2018            -Pat Stacy    Acrylic/Mixed Media

Mar. 2018                    - Pam Shearer     Watercolor

Apr. 28, 2018              -TBD


Previous Demonstrations:

Oct. 23, 2017            Mark Christopher Oil or Mixed Media
Sept. 25, 2017      David Bradley
   Clay, portrait relief

Aug, 28, 2017          Diane Haugen -Gourds

May 22, 2017            Ken Lake

November, 2014

Valerie Tolliver

April 24, 2017

Timothy Chapman

 October, 2014

Mark Christoper

March, 2017

Joanie Wolter

September, 2014

 Loretta Musgrave

February, 2017

Julie Frye


August, 2014

Tom Haas

January,  2017

Liz Kenyon


April, 2014

BetteLou Tobin &

Dr. John Mansour

October,  2016

Bill Lindquist

March, 2014

Kathrine Kurgan

September, 2016

Nancy Christy-Moore

February, 2014

Sebastiao Pereira

May,  2016

Phillip Moreno Jr.

January, 2014 

Dave Flitner

Apri, l 2016

Sherry Kimmel

November 2013

Julie Gilbert Pollard

March,  2016

Judith Spitz

October 2013

Dr Harold Nelson

February, 2016

Jim Garrison

September 2013

Tom Herbert

January,  2016

Sherri Lee   

August 2013

Sebastiano Pereira

November,  2015

Donna Levine

March, 2013

Denise Landis

Oct.,  2015

Jedadiah Cracco

February, 2013

Dennis Webber

Sept.,  2015

Bruce Marion

January, 2013

Liz Kenyon

Aug.,  2015

Debra Jones

November 2012

Julie Gilbert Pollard

Apr.,  2015

Virginia Brooks

October 2012

Dr Harold Nelson

March,  2015

Art Smith

September 2012

Pat Scheurich

February,  2015

Bob Coonts  

August 2012

Sandy Tracy

January, 2015

Sue Hunter

April 2012

Trevor Swanson 


February 2012

Elliott Everson


January 2012

Kelley Smith


November 2011

Kathryn Tartaglia




Presented by BetteLou Tobin:

 SEPTEMBER ~ MOTION ~ Paint something showing motion.  Running Water ~ Vehicles ~ Animals ~ People, Windblown Trees, etc

 OCTOBER ~ PLEIN Air ~ We will again gather at a scenic spot to paint or draw together in the morning at a place to be determined. Encanto Park was well received last spring but the weather was too hot.

 NOVEMBER ~ HOLIDAY SCENE ~ Try to outdo commercial cards with your own take on a personal scene of your own past holiday experience.

 DECEMBER ~ No activity ~ Holiday Party.

 JANUARY ~ LOGO/SYMBOL ~ You are hired by a company to create an artistic design to represent their product. You choose your own fictitious company.  Using only two or three letters and only two or three colors, see what you can come up with.

 FEBRUARY ~ TRIPTYCH ~ Three panels depicting three angles of the same subject, perhaps, or three seasons of the same scene or three phases of your life time.  Anyway, three paintings or drawings connected in some way.

 MARCH ~ PLEIN AIR ~ The weather might be good for another foray outside. How about the Phoenix Zoo?

 APRIL~ MUSIC ~ Fire up your imagination with music. Let music guide your brush, pencil or fingers to produce whatever feelings you have while listening. This can be classical, jazz, country, show tunes, any genre of music you prefer. Set the mood with a musical piece, feel the colors and the place it sends you to and put it on canvas. No LSD required.

 MAY ~ No activity ~ Invocations and party. 

The Phoenix Art Museum has tours for groups available and they will allow sketching with pencils only, no paint. However, they do not give discounts, so the fee is $18.00 per person. If there is interest to go as a group, let me know and I can arrange it sometime.

For more information, contact BetteLou Tobin;  602-246-810


















 Mark Christopher

 Mark Christopher was an artist before he ever claimed the name. His journey to creating and teaching art was a leap of faith that began in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, where he originally planned to pursue a career in physics. In 2011, he followed his true calling to be a full-time artist into the Arizona desert. Since then, heís committed to his explosive passion for painting, drawing, teaching, and unbridled self-expression.

For Mark, art is as much about aesthetics as it is about supporting the well-being of his community. His soul-driven representations of people and nature are designed to infuse homes, workplaces, and other public spaces with the spirit of unshakable inner peace. As an art teacher, Mark honors each student for their individuality and their vision, while promoting a clear understanding of artistic technique. From novices to seasoned artists, Mark strives to inspire anyone with the desire to create.

​Many of Markís images convey a profound serenity thatís hard to find in the modern world. Yet, his love for justice drives him to constantly think of ways to take the difficult but necessary journey of making peace a reality for those suffering from social oppression. Heís currently planning ways to engage and elevate marginalized communities through local non-profits, aiming to give them a voice in visual form while tackling issues such as greed, water shortages, and poverty . His ultimate artistic goal is to re-connect viewers and patrons with what matters most: our true selves, our fellow human beings, and living in harmony with nature.

To explore Markís work and learn how he could support your creative and humanitarian endeavors, contact him here Connect with him on social media via Instagram or Facebook @MarkChristopherArt or by clicking the social media buttons at the bottom of the page.






September 2017 Meeting

Artwork Critiques








  David Bradley and

       Model Dr. Carl Hoelle

  David Bradley  



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