Artist Statement -

Over the years my art has evolved into a personal introspective search. The constant denominator is a strong sense of color, though the subject matter can range from whimsical to disturbing. I feel my inspiration stems from a past saturated with LSD and a present filled with ADD. The combination of these two ingrediants as well as my jaded perception of life are the fulcrum of my creative energy.
Since I have lived in Arizona for the last 20 something years, I am inspired by the colors and textures of the desert. For the last year I have been incorporating them into my work.

Artist Exhibitions

Botanical Prints show at Tucson Botanical Gardens near Grant and Alvernon. Opening is 3/6/07 from 6-8. Aurora Colors Gallery juried theme exhibition Abstractions, color & Texture 2-24 through 3-17-07 Opening 2-24 5:30pm-8:30pm. 145 Kentucky St, Petaluma, CA. Also new work is in the Studio tour at Art Fare, 55 N. 6th Ave. 3-2-07. It will be there the next two weeks. Previously at Art Fare in the 5x7 show. 8-15-06 thru 10-01-06. Casa Libre first Annual Summer Suite Sponsor Soiree & Fundraising Event,June 17, 2006 6pm-Midnight. Solo Show at Art Fare Gallery at 55 N. Stone Ave. Tucson Az. Will run March 6-April 15,2006. Meet with the artist March 24, from 5pm-7pm.
Solo Show, XII The Muse, Tucson Arizona February 12-April 1, 2005. Currently showing at Solor Culture Gallery Tucson Arizona. Have had work in there for the past 4 years.
Pima Community College, Sept.-Oct. 2005.
Flash Gallery, 9/11 Show, Tucson, Az. Sex Workers Art Festival, Tucson, Az.
Memisis, printmakers exhibition, 410 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 4/04
CPSA Art Show, 1st place mixed media, CPSA, Tucson, Arizona 4/04
Pima College Desert View Campus, Tucson, Arizona 4/04
University of Arizona, Senior Exhibit, Tucson, Arizona 3/04
Memisis, printmakers exhibition, MOCA, Tucson, Arizona 4/03
Mental Health Exhibition, 1st place painting, The Muse, Tucson, Arizona 4/03
Cupaccino, Solo Exhibition, Tucson Arizona 2/03
Memisis, printmakers Exhibition, 410 Gallery, Tucson, Az. 4/02
Hands on Prints, TPAC Community Gallery 5/02
Safehouse, Solo Exhibition, Tucson, Arizona 9/02
Woman's Gallery, Tucson, Arizona 2/01
Student Art Show, Pima College 3/01
Gallery Practicum, Student exhibit, Tucson, Arizona 5/01
Prints Again, Pima College, Tucson, Arizona 10/00
Art Formerly Known as Prints, Pima College Tucson, Arizona 10/99
Datura Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, 10/99
Downtown Saturday Night, Tucson, Arizona 1996
Objet D'Art, Oak Park Illinois 1988


Artist Publications

City Week


Thursday 25

YOU GO, GIRLS. Check out a new show at the Women's Gallery and you just may go home with a masterpiece.

The Summer Exposition 2002 showcases the multimedia artwork of 18 women artists from Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties. Artists include Sue Becque, Diane Dale, Tara Davis, Susan Gibson Durboraw and Mary Jean Galivan,Tucson's own emerging artist.

See something you like? Just buy it.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of art will be donated to the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona.

The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona impacts the lives of women and girls by securing financial resources to fund programs that promote their empowerment, advancement and full participation in society.

The show-and-sale runs through Aug. 15 at the Women's Gallery, 3610 N. Prince Village Place, Suite 100. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 795-5288, ext. 101 or email
July 17,2006
Please join us in our courtyards and suites for our First Annual Summer Suite Sponsor Soirée & Fundraising Event . Enjoy a relaxing evening of poolside live music, poetry readings, and local artists’ receptions and mini exhibits in each of our five suites and library. Refreshments, including Sangria, beer, and finger foods, will be provided as part of the $12 cover charge. ALSO, each participating artist has donated a piece of work for a silent auction which will continue throughout the night; all proceeds of the auction go directly to Casa Libre. There will also be a $5 raffle drawing to win a mystery basket of awe and wonder. After the scheduled events end, the pool and hot tub will be available for use until midnight; please bring your own towel.

The staff and board of Casa Libre hope you will attend our event to help us celebrate our organization’s growth and our current and future Suite Sponsors who have made it possible. We will be promoting our Suite Sponsorship Program throughout the evening; each guest will have an opportunity to become a Suite Sponsor, which involves either a one-time donation or monthly donations that start at $10.

Soiree Program Schedule:

6 p.m.: Doors Open. Artists’ Receptions begin in individual suites. Artists ( Lee Street & Heather Green, curators): Ellen McMahon, Heather Green, Cerese Vaden, Wil Taylor, Jessica Drenk, Lee Street, Billy Hayes, Mary Jean Galivan, Kate Hodges, Malcolm Horn ( bios below).


Artist Collections

Suzanne Crawford, Tucson, Az
Jean Hackett, Oak Park, Il
James Robb, Warren, NJ
Len Swanson, Tucson, AZ
Dan Leech, Tucson, Az....

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