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Artist of the Month


The Sonoran Arts League “Artist of the Month” submissions and voting are both held
during the monthly General Meetings.   Participating artists submit during the general meeting and must be a League member.


"Ellen Nemetz is a contemporary artist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Nemetz studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. As a military wife, Nemetz traveled extensively until settling in Arizona. She studied art at the Maricopa County Community Colleges from which she has twice received the League of Innovation Award."

"By necessity, I learned to sew my own cloths, refinish and upholster furniture.  Those sparked an interest in pottery, Italic writing, knitting and basket weaving.  I then started wood carving with my father.  But after 30 plus years as a surgical nurse in Portland, Oregon, I found a new passion, painting, and a new home in Arizona.  I took classes in pencil drawing, pastels, pen & ink, watercolor, acrylic and oil.  Oils are now my main interest but I continue to learn from art coaches." - Brigitte Scanlon