Wednesday, January 9, 2019


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Welcome to Our Newest Member Artists!!

Twice a year when openings are available artists may apply to be juried into Vanguard Artists.  It is with great pleasure we announce that the following artists have applied, been accepted via a jurying process and are now our newest members.  We look forward to sharing some of their work with you in the near future.  In the meantime, we give a warm welcome to - Lynda Burruss, Melva Hull, Rhonda Homme, Tim Janicki, Tanya Lemma, Lyn Linder, Peggy Juneau and Lauralee Stenzel.


More Awards for our Members!

Our Vanguard Artists have continued to bring home awards and this last show was no exception!  The Sun West Art Club's annual show was February 24 and 25th and once again our members rocked!!!  Congratulations go to:

Sharon Cottle
Lauralee Stenzel
Ginny Miller
Donna Davis
Sandy Martin
Fay Brattain
Linda Lee Gimby
Tanya Lemma
Dyanne Locati

Monday, February 12, 2018

Vanguard Artists take home ribbons

Hope all of you had a chance to see the Sun City Art Show Feb 10th and 11th.    It was really great!  In addition, each and every one of our Vanguard members that entered, were winners!!!

Here is the breakdown and CONGRATULATIONS!

Georgia Feiste - 1st
Helen Tomich - 3rd
Kelly Abraham - HM

Animals and Birds
Ruth Little - HM

Marion Wishnefski - HM

Land and Seascape
Jerry McGinness - 1st

Judges Choice
Jerry McGinness

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Surprise City Hall Art Show Winners!

Once again Vanguard Artists have a successful art show. This exhibition will be hanging until April 26th at Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Place in Surprise, Arizona.  The gallery space is on the ground floor of City Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  With 75 art pieces this show is one of the largest in the Valley this season.  This exhibition features the best of Vanguard Artists.  

First Place, Ross Snodgrass for his oil painting, “First Snow

Second Place, Gisela Spence for her Pastel “Shadow on the Path

Third Place, Dyanne Locati for her watercolor “Whispers in the Boulders

Honorable Mentions:

Marion Wishnefski for her Batik “My Favorite Boots

Randy Jackson for his photograph (digital art) “Hamilton Slides

Susan Roper for her watercolor “Copper River

A Thank You to all who entered and CONGRATULATIONS to our winners!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

People's Choice Award !!!!

Our 40 years of Excellence show was a resounding success with many patrons visiting the gallery at WHAM in Surprise.  Many, many votes were cast and the winner of for the "People Choice" went to Donna Davis for her stunning acrylic painting "Araya Collecting Shells"

People's Choice Award!!!

"Araya Collecting Shells' by Donna Davis

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Holiday Party - Mark your calendars now!

Members please Reserve Dec 5th and look for details in your emails