ARTEZONA

ARTEZONA ARTEZONA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering grants to Artists to support their creative work.
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is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting the innovative and creative work of Artists by offering direct funding and access to the digital marketplace. Our vision is to amplify creativity and inspire people around the globe through Art. Money raised through donations goes to support the “Amplify Creativity” grant program which provides direct funding to Artists for anything from

art supplies to educational opportunities. Your gracious donation honors the creative work of Artists as innovative contributors to our communities.

Artist in Focus: Michael Chittock “To Michael, the enjoyment of painting is in representing life’s journey, either in na...
12/07/2021

Artist in Focus: Michael Chittock

“To Michael, the enjoyment of painting is in representing life’s journey, either in narrative moments with the figure, or in the subtle changes of light in the spaces of his landscapes,” says art historian Dr. Paul Ivey.

“His work explores the ever-evolving connections that we have to our social contexts, and how these can produce the ideas we hold about ourselves.”

Chittock is an established Tucson-based artist with a BFA from the University of Arizona and a 25-year art career that includes a solo exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Contemporary Art in California.

Michael Chittock's ability to capture people in uncanny scenes shines through in the Bourbon Street and Buffet Bar series that are available only at ARTEZONA.com

06/07/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Michael Chittock

Michael Chittock's figurative paintings are like rare undiscovered treasures in the vast sea of visual mimicry and redundancy that exists in the art world.

These intriguing depictions of raw social and emotional human exchanges often challenge our notions of predictable scenarios.

“There's a storyline in my work but it's up to you to create it."

Also driven by his concerns with geometry, order, and structural relatonships, Chittock often explores themes and ideas through skecthing or creating a series.

"A true artist is an inventor. And in my art practice, the act of inventing never ends."

The "Bourbon Street" and "Buffet Bar" series are classic examples Chittock's inventive voyeuristic explorations. Check out these exclusive collections at ARTEZONA.com

02/07/2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Malik Saunders!!! You're an amazing host of our weekly Artist in Focus series 😎 Best wishes from all of us at ARTEZONA Gallery 🎈🎨🧁🧡🎉

01/07/2021

Welcome to this week's Artist in Focus with Michael Chittock. On this week, we will be exploring Michael's past, identity, and why he does what he does!

DIGITAL ART is HERE!At ARTEZONA, we believe that ART is essential to authentic living and we embrace diverse forms of ar...
30/06/2021

DIGITAL ART is HERE!

At ARTEZONA, we believe that ART is essential to authentic living and we embrace diverse forms of art creation.

Artists like Kevin McLaughlin who use technology to create art have an important role in the global creative ecosystem. The digital dynamism and mastery in Kevin's digital work are authentic forms of creative expression.

Are you looking to embrace technology and bring color and authenticity into your space? Please visit artezona.com to purchase works from this exclusive collection of DIGITAL ART.

29/06/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Kevin McLaughlin

While pursuing a Masters degree in Fine Art, Kevin and a small group of his artist colleagues developed airbrush techniques and a 'pattern painting' style that defined their 'Chicago' aesthetic.

"We were a Chicago-oriented hybrid," explains Kevin. "It’s hard to define exactly, but the art back then had a peculiar feel to it. I was influenced not only by the Imagists but also other cutting-edge abstract artists."

"Our airbrush techniques gave our work a decidedly different look from the New York style at the time. We developed a certain short-hand approach to chiaroscuro."

After mastering airbrush techniques in the commercial and advertising worlds, Kevin began exploring digital technology to create his own art.

"With computers and advanced editing software, lights, bells, and whistles went off in my mind! Digital art has become second nature to me... it's an avenue to express myself."

ARTEZONA Gallery is excited to venture into the world of DIGITAL ART! You can purchase these beautiful digital creations by Kevin McLaughlin exclusively at artezona.com

Right now, these designs are offered as prints on fine art paper which can be customized to any size. We are also exploring other innovative formats such as animated digital files and NFTs... so please stay tuned!

25/06/2021

Welcome everyone to this week's Artist in Focus featuring Kevin McLaughlin! We will be exploring that person behind the art and why they do what they do!

22/06/2021

“We accept the love we think we deserve." How true is this statement?! You may have accepted conditional love but it doesn't have to be that way.

"For years I accepted the love I thought I deserved based on everyone else’s expectation for my life." explains Madi, a marketing consultant for ARTEZONA.com

In spite of the divisiveness that we may have witnessed or experienced around us, we firmly believe that we can thrive and grow stronger through diversity, acceptance, and love.

"My hope is that the world as a whole will come to realize that love does heal all, and that each human is worthy of joy, peace, love, and respect."

Embrace who YOU are. Embrace the LOVE that you DESERVE. Happy PRIDE!

Are you a modernist looking for that perfect piece to complement your interior design? Check out the abstract geometric ...
21/06/2021

Are you a modernist looking for that perfect piece to complement your interior design?

Check out the abstract geometric paintings by artist Tim Murphy. They are versatile, elegant and one of a kind.

Add a level of sophistication to your living space with original ART available exclusively at ARTEZONA.com

We're here to help you with design decisions too! Please DM or call us to speak to a professional ARTEZONA curator who is ready to answer questions and assist you.

18/06/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy manifests his artistic skill and ideas with shapes, textures, and colors that merge to build an appealing visual structure.

With a fine art foundation from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as well as an MFA and years as a faculty member at The University of Arizona School of Art, Tim's pictorial language harkens back to the non-objective compositions of early 20th century masters such as Fernand Léger, Jean Hélion, and Josef Albers.

Geometric abstraction can express emotions or ideas without reliance upon recognizably real objects.

"I enjoy taking a creative concept and cultivating it into a tangible work of art. Using my intuition and simple shapes, a design emerges that may have been there all along."

ARTEZONA's mission is to honor accomplished artists like Tim whose body of work reflect a lifetime of study and practice.

To view more of Tim Murphy's paintings, check out his exclusive collection at ARTEZONA.com

17/06/2021

Happy PRIDE!

From conception ARTEZONA’s intention was to create a safe space for all individuals and their authentic expression.

At ARTEZONA, we honor and strive to amplify how we each express our own identity.

We believe that PRIDE and ART are true expressions of one’s being. Be YOU, Be FREE, and express to the world who you truly are!

17/06/2021

Welcome to Artist in Focus with Tim Murphy. We are going to explore the ideas and experiences that inform Tim's art practice and what inspires him today.

It's time to colorize your living space! These wonderful figurative paintings by Evamaria Lugo will add bring color and ...
12/06/2021

It's time to colorize your living space! These wonderful figurative paintings by Evamaria Lugo will add bring color and joy to any room.

Each painting is one of a kind and is exclusively sold at artezona.com

"I paint people performing everyday activities as a way of honoring the simplicity of life. And just as individual threads woven together can create a colorful tapestry, I believe there's a shared commonality in our beautifully diverse human race."

At ARTEZONA we believe that Art is essential to humanity and everyone should live with Art.

Visit ARTEZONA.COM to read more about Evamaria Lugo and purchase a new painting for your living space.

11/06/2021

Welcome to this week's Artist in Focus featuring Evamaria Lugo. Madison Ellenburg and Malik Saunders will explore the Artist behind the ART.

11/06/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Evamaria Lugo

Evamaria Lugo's love of humanity and the simple things in life inspire her distilled figurative paintings.

"For me, creating art is very much a part of self-discovery and self-clarification. The course of my life has not been without challenges, including overcoming alcoholism to self-acceptance as a member of the LGBTQ+ community."

"I am grateful for the help and support of many magnificent humans guiding me along the way."

At ARTEZONA, we celebrate Pride Month by honoring the stories of LBGTQ artists and community members.

Visit artezona.com to learn more about Evamaria's story and discover the intriguing color palette and human forms in her work.

09/06/2021

It's always encouraging when we get positive feedback from our supporters and collectors!

At ARTEZONA, we believe that the Artist’s story is one of the best ways to create a connection with you on a personal level.

Unlike other websites where the artist’s information is standardized and formulaic, each ARTEZONA Artist shares vivid and often poignant experiences that inform their life as an artist as well as their process in the studio.

Please take a moment to read the personal story of your favorite artists at ARTEZONA.com

These wonderful narratives complement the carefully selected artwork and are an essential part of the ARTEZONA brand as a boutique art venue.

Balancing structure with spontaneity, Josh Goldberg's paintings offer an experience of contemplation and being in the mo...
04/06/2021

Balancing structure with spontaneity, Josh Goldberg's paintings offer an experience of contemplation and being in the moment.

This abstract imagery invites you to infuse your mind and space with grace and stillness.

At ARTEZONA we believe that collecting ART is a personal journey that will lift your spirit, elevate your senses, and create a meaningful environment in your living space.

Please visit artezona.com to begin your journey now.

03/06/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Josh Goldberg

Josh Goldberg is a visual artist, poet, philosopher, mentor, and translator of Japanese. Influenced by his studies on Daoism, Josh believes in letting the path show us the way.

"My philosophy involves a spontaneous dialogue with the painting. I take my ego out of the work and let the process guide me. I call this the “Painter’s Path.”

While creating "abstract visions of imaginary places," these graceful paintings take us on a journey of mindfulness and letting go.

"In my practice, the work reveals nothing outside itself. It becomes what it is."

At ARTEZONA Gallery, we believe that ART enriches our lives. Visit artezona.com to learn about Josh and see more of his work.

Also check out the wonderful LIVE interview with Josh on our FB page ARTEZONA

03/06/2021

This week in our Artist in Focus, we are being joined by Josh Goldberg! We will discuss who the artist is behind the art and why they do what they do.

28/05/2021

Welcome to this week's Artist in Focus with Gagik Vardanyan! We will explore the person behind the art, his journey, and the inspiration for what he does best!

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Gagik Vardanyan The tapestry of brush strokes in Gagik Vardanyan’s work reveals the layered chapters of...
28/05/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Gagik Vardanyan
The tapestry of brush strokes in Gagik Vardanyan’s work reveals the layered chapters of his amazing life story.

As a dissident artist in Soviet Armenia, Gagik helped pioneer the abstract art movement there. While his style has gone through a few iterations, Gagik's newest collections of paintings are inspired by the patterns and colors of the California landscape.

Read about the life experiences of this extraordinary artist in the "Artist in Focus" section of Gagik's page on ARTEZONA's website, and consider purchasing one of his amazing paintings for your living space. Available exclusively at ARTEZONA Gallery www.artezona.com

27/05/2021

ARTIST IN FOCUS: Gagik Vardanyan
Some art is about an idea or a technique, and then there is art that is derived from profound life experiences.

Gagik was part of a small group of dissident artists in Soviet Armenia who spearheaded a new abstract art movement. Because of this, they endured severe censorship and oppression under the communist regime. Yet, Gagik and his fellow artists kept on painting as an act of rebellion.

After immigrating to Buenos Aires where he lived and painted for many years, Gagik moved to Califonia and is once again 'rethinking' his role as an artist. “Now I paint with new colors, and alas, the rebellion of art still keeps me going!”

Learn more about Gagik's story and experience the new-found hope and energy of his paintings available exclusively at ARTEZONA Gallery www.artezona.com

ARTEZONA's mission is to advocate for creativity and working artists. This is one way in which we stand apart from other...
25/05/2021

ARTEZONA's mission is to advocate for creativity and working artists. This is one way in which we stand apart from other online galleries. At ARTEZONA, we honor each artist's creative process and take pride in sharing their stories.

Most galleries focus on the artist's "BIO" which reads like a resume. And while past shows and exhibits mark the milestones of an artist's career, at ARTEZONA we also feel it's important for you to know the artist as a person.

Each ARTEZONA artist writes a personal narrative in their own voice with details about their lives and creative process that helps us understand how and why they became an artist. We call this the "Artist in Focus" section and it can be found on each artist’s page on our website.

Check out artezona.com and join us in amplifying CREATIVITY and elevating the path of professional artists!

You can now purchase "Excavation" exclusively at ARTEZONA Gallery!"Excavation" is a uniqueacrylic on canvas!Size: 36H x ...
22/05/2021

You can now purchase "Excavation" exclusively at ARTEZONA Gallery!

"Excavation" is a unique
acrylic on canvas!
Size: 36H x 36W

Are you looking for something NEW for your home? Purchase as an accent piece to your sitting room, a conversation piece over the mantle in your living room, and even a stunning highlight over the bed/dresser in a bedroom.
You can shop and support artist all while making your space beautiful!

Are you an interior designer? Or are you looking to re-arrange and decorate your home with a fresh modern look? ARTEZONA...
21/05/2021

Are you an interior designer? Or are you looking to re-arrange and decorate your home with a fresh modern look? ARTEZONA has a variety of styles that is perfect for any home, business, or collection. Check out ARTEZONA Gallery where you can find art that will transform any room!

Having trouble finding that perfect piece? Contact ARTEZONA at [email protected] to speak to one of our Art Specialists to assist you in finding a piece that works for you!

ARTEZONA believes living with authentic Art is the art of authentic living. Shop ARTEZONA TODAY! www.artezona.com

25/06/2020

At ARTEZONA Gallery we believe that ART enriches our lives.

When you bring ART into your life, you may want it to complement your living space and also have a voice of its own.

Our curated collections offer novice and seasoned buyers a chance to select art that is visually compelling and accessible to a range of budgets.

This sneak preview features an original mixed media work on paper by Tucson-based artist Athena Solan. Athena's work and the work of several professional artists will be available on our website coming soon.

ARTEZONA Gallery supports hard-working professional artists. We strive to promote artistic and cultural expression in our community and beyond.

Thank you for following us on IG and FB for the pre-launch and upcoming roll out!


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20/04/2020

Nostalgia is defined as a longing or wistful affection for the past. But what happens when you feel nostalgia for the present rather than for the past? At times, I feel like I’m experiencing reality like a déjà-vu. Or is it déjà-vu as reality? Put another way, it’s like being in a dream-like state which seems very very real. This could be a good thing. Right now, I’m in a street in a place where I grew up… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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11/04/2020

"Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined." Strangely, this quote by Leo Rosten reads like a battle cry.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Obviously, no one could have ever predicted the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are afraid and want to imagine that everything will return to 'normal' again soon. And there are others who may also be afraid but have decided to move on from the obsolete past and re-imagine the future.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In the past, I owned two art gallery spaces –one in Tucson and one in Scottsdale—so I understand and have lived with the pros and cons of operating a brick & mortar gallery. As we are all witnessing right now, this model is not the best or the only way to exhibit art and promote talented artists.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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"Living with authentic art is the art of authentic living." ™

ARTEZONA Gallery is an online art venue designed to advance artistic expression, support working artists, and offer people a way to live with art.

Our tribe consists of people who want to live with art and connect with others through art in an authentic way. The artwork speaks to you personally as does the artist’s story and vision.

We don’t pretend to be all things to all people. That’s why we offer a limited number of exclusive collections by accomplished artists curated by Liz Hernández.

With years of experience as an advisor to art buyers, advocate for the arts, and owner of contemporary art galleries in Tucson and Scottsdale, Liz has a trained eye for identifying the technical and creative strengths of a work of art.