Oil painting of a white building with colorful doors.

Local Art at the Community Foundation Campus

The Community Foundation Campus is excited to feature the work of the 2020 Local Art Rotation! Work from sixteen southern Arizona artists is displayed throughout Campus, bringing color, culture, and beauty to our daily lives. We are thrilled to offer these talented artists the opportunity to share their work with our community. To inquire about adding one of these spectacular pieces to your personal collection, please reach out directly to the artist; please find contact details below!

Artist: Abbe Gore

The University of Arizona and CalArts graduate Abbe Gore emphasizes dramatic color and light in her photography. Two of her images were first-place finishers in separate categories of the Canon Photoimagin8tion competition, sponsored by Canon cameras and Ron Howard. Her work has been displayed at Bakersfield Museum of Art, The Younger Gallery, Capture Kern County, Cirrus Visual, Arts for Earth Gallery, Work of Heart Gallery, Silver Lining, The Micro Gallery and The Ranch House, Coos Bay Art Museum, Shigelo Gallery, and Deco. Abbe also competes in and has won online photo competitions and has been a featured artist on numerous websites.

For more information call 661-205-1534 or email abbe@duh-fineart.com www.duh-fineart.com

Artist: Amy Amoroso

Amy Amoroso works in acrylics and mixed media. Art became a necessary part of life when she took her first class a few months prior to a tragic shooting at the college in which she taught. Afterward, Amy used art as a solace and processing tool for difficult times. Her piece Darkness was selected for a juried show at Art & Gallery in Durango in 2019. In 2018 she displayed and sold work in both locations of Cartel Coffee in Tucson.

Email jamamoroso@gmail.com for more information.

Artist: Barbara Brandel

Barbara is a painter and collage artist. A previous fiber artist, she has a deep love for textiles from all over the world. In every medium in which she works, she has developed her own ways of working with the materials and strives to push boundaries, while creating beauty, within each genre.

Contact www.barbarabrandelartist.com

Artist: Barbara Gurwitz

Barbara moved to Arizona in 1989 and was settled in Tubac for 10 years. In 1991 she married and moved to Sahuarita where she still has her studio. Originally painting modernist landscapes, her work is now much
simpler as she seeks a balance of line, form, and color. A recent group of paintings includes Georgia O’Keeffe’s territorialist home, some simplified landscapes, and buildings in Tucson that reflect the diversity of our community.

For more information, contact gurwitzhal@mac.com.

Artist: Grace Ryhne

As a multifaceted artist, Grace creates work wide in creative direction while generally bright and colorful. Incorporating predominantly recycled materials, her ultimate goal is to create sustainable work that is accessible to all. Currently, Grace presents her work under the name CACTUS PLANET. She has been creating artwork in Tucson for the past eight years, with a studio space at the WomanKraft Art Center. The work she displays at the CF Campus focuses on the unique landscape of the Sonoran Desert, and how it has affected her personal and artistic growth.

Please visit www.cactusplanet.com to learn more.

Artist: Jeff DaCosta

As a multimedia artist with an uncommon background and diverse interests, Jeff’s work draws from experiences and research to create artworks that examine our relationship to the land in the American West. Connecting history to contemporary meaning, many works explore resource development and exchange through the context of material and iconography. He holds a BFA in Sculpture from The Kansas City Art Institute and two Master’s degrees from the University of Arizona in Studio Sculpture and American Indian Studies with a focus in American Indian Higher Art Education. His current ambitions are to continue his exhibition work, explore the west, and pursue his passion for art program evelopment and instruction.

Please contact dacostaarts@gmail.com for more information.

Artist: Jo Ann Daly

Jo Ann is a contemporary water media artist who works in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. She often uses collage and layered elements to create texture with found materials. Her inspiration comes from the beauty she sees in the Sonoran Desert. She has a longtime interest in the way color and shape can be used to evoke mood and capture the essence of the environment. Jo Ann has learned to see with new eyes and to appreciate even the smallest nuances of nature; her current focus is exploring techniques that reflect this inspiration. Nature is her starting place and she loves expressing her insights through many types of media.

For more information, visit www.joanndalyfineart.com.

Artist: JoAnne Hungate

JoAnne’s paintings represent a lifetime of vision and experience. Her career as an artist began over 70 years ago as a young child. Her paintings explore color, design, and texture and are collected by people in the United States, Europe, Korea, and Australia.

Fore more information, visit www.Artbyjoanne.com.


Artist: Lorrie Parsell

Lorrie is a multi-media artist whose work is both representational and abstract. Her work can be seen in multiple galleries throughout Tucson.

For more information, visit Lcparsell@comcast.net.



Artist: Monica Kemsley

Monica Kemsley is a 2D artist who employs a wide range of artistic mediums to express her artistic voice. Recently she has found that mixed media gives an expression of ideas and feeling that is often elusive with other art techniques. Utilizing papers, fabrics, textures, and words lends a dimension to her pieces beyond the subject. For the past three years, Monica achieved First Place in Collage at the Pima County Fair’s Fine Arts Exhibit, and in 2019 she won Best in Class. Monica has an Accounting degree from the University of Arizona with a minor in Studio Art. Many of the skills she utilizes in her current works were honed through independent classes she took at The Drawing Studio in Tucson.

For more information, contact monica.kemsley@gmail.com.

Artist: Nancy C Jaques

Nancy C Jacques received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976, augmented by five years of instruction at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. She taught art for fifteen years at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, California. Also a photographer for over 40 years, Nancy specializes in portraiture and nature studies in oil and mixed media. Her work has been shown coast to coast.

For more information contact nan.c.jacques@gmail.com.

Artist: Perla Segovia

Perla Segovia was born in Lima, Peru. During her early childhood, she lived throughout Peru, from the big city to the mountainous rainforest and the desert coast. At the age of 10, she moved to the US with her family and lived in rural North Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina State University she took a position as a handbag and shoe designer in Peru. She immersed herself back in her native culture and was introduced to fused glass techniques. After a few years of living in Peru, Perla moved to Italy, traveled around Europe, and earned a fashion design degree. Perla has also lived in Puerto Rico, Utah, Missouri, and currently resides in Arizona with her husband and their two children. Perla’s love for travel has played a definite role in her artistic development. Her goal as an artist is to explore society’s current events and translate them into works that act as a catalyst for empowerment, empathy, and constructive activism. She is particularly interested in making works about marginalized groups of people and women’s issues in hopes of bringing awareness and resolution to their plight.

For more information, email perlasegovia@gmail.com.

Artist: Rob Waters

Rob Waters is a Southern California native currently living in Tucson, AZ. He has been drawing since childhood and painting since art school. His subject matter is mostly landscape, the human form, and still life. Rob paints and draws from life and from his personal photos in the studio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Pt. Loma College in San Diego, California, and studied illustration at the highly regarded Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Rob participated in drawing groups, such as The Art Student’s League in NYC, the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, and the Drawing Studio in Tucson. Rob has shown and sold his work in Chicago and in 2017 hosted a solo show and various group shows in Tucson, Arizona. Privately collected in Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Maryland, Tucson, Phoenix, Massachusetts, and Maine, Rob Waters is also an award-winning, Graphic Designer in Marketing and Promotions.

For more information contact robw1228@gmail.com or visit www.robwatersfineart.com.

Susie Gillatt

Susie Gillatt grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona. She studied photography at the Banff Centre in Canada and also under Louis Carlos Bernal at Pima Community College. She has worked as a photographer and in different capacities in the field of video production. In 1989, she formed Terra Chroma, Inc., a multimedia studio. Initially specializing in the production of educational videos, she now focuses on photography and scientific illustration for academic books and journals. For her own art, she especially enjoys combining her photography with other mediums.

For more information, contact susie2@susiegillatt.com.

Quilt for a Cause

Quilt For a Cause, Inc. is a non-profit organization that raises money by selling quilts that are donated by local artists. The funds are given to organizations that support our mission: to assist with care and treatment for breast cancer and gynecological cancer patients. The artists are from diverse backgrounds who make quilts that they donate to help support our cause. They are: Connie German (Cactus) and Margit Kagerer (Mesas).

Contact TerryGalQFAC@comcast.net.


Artist: Victor Navarro

Venturing into the artistic lifestyle at the young age of 15, Victor began his art career as an exhibiting artist in Tucson, Arizona, soon after expanding his career to an international level. Graduated from The University of Arizona with his Bachelor of Fine Arts and received his Masters degree from Northern Arizona University, Navarro seized art teaching opportunities at various institutions, including Pima Community College, Parks & Rec, and Splendido. Victor’s diverse art forms have been exhibited in various renowned locations throughout his career including the Carrousel Du LOUVRE in Paris, International Academy of Lutece France, Taiwan at Sun Yatsen National Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan and many more. His paintings are inspired by diversity, identity, culture, and emotions. Navarro’s art has been featured at World Art Dubai, becoming part of notable art collections such as the Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi.

Contact vicnav20art@gmail.com.