Our Guest Artist for August and September is Alice Hickey
The Village Gallery of Local Artists is proud to invite contemporary watercolor artist Alice “Daena” Hickey as their guest for the months of August and September. The gallery will host a reception for Alice on August 4th from 5-8 pm during the First Friday monthly event.
Alice Hickey’s watercolor compositions range from the delicate beauty of the natural world, to strong geometric Southwestern themes. Her opulent color pallet and animated brushwork bring to life the movement of flowers and butterflies swaying in the breeze. Conversely, Alice captures a Southwest theme using strong lines and earth tones.
Alice’s paintings have won numerous awards and national recognition. She is a two- time winner of the coveted Easter Seal competition in 2008 and 2013, to be a featured artist on the Easter Seal Stamp. She was a finalist in the Voba Town Society cover competition and has and her work displayed in the Prescott Women Magazine, Angels on Earth Magazine, and the Art Acquisition Magazine in New York. She has exhibited year round at the Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art Gallery in New York, Chelsea. Alice’s watercolors have shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States.
From St. Louis Missouri, Alice moved to AZ in 1962 where she started showing in Scottsdale. Alice was an illustrator for Motorola in Phoenix AZ, and an instructor of art for Yavapai College in Prescott for 10 years. Alice designed a line of floral fabric which is sold across the U.S. and worldwide and designs a line of handbags.
The public can meet Alice Hickey and many other local artists who will be on hand on August 4th and again on September 1st from 5-8 pm. Refreshments will be served and there is no charge. The Village Gallery is located at 6512 Hwy 179 in the Village of Oak Creek at the Cortez roundabout. For more information call 284-1416. The Village Gallery is currently accepting applications for new artists. Applications are available at the gallery or online at www.sedonalocalartists.com.