The community has spoken. Two artists have been selected to participate as invited artists – along with 22 other artists – in the Local Color biennial exhibition slated for spring 2016 at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Kayley Quick and Natalie Reed-Goehl of Flagstaff were the artists that received the most votes of a three-week online vote to choose two local artists.
Flagstaff ceramic artist Natalie Reed-Goehl has been working in clay for the past fifteen years. She operates her studio, Muddy Paws Pottery, and sells her work at the Artists’ Gallery in downtown Flagstaff. Reed-Goehl’s pottery was recently accepted into the It’s Elemental fine craft exhibition for November-December 2015 at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Learn more about Reed-Goehl on her website.
Kayley Quick, who also goes by Kayley Monster, is a visual artist, muralist and performer with a very prolific portfolio in Flagstaff. She has completed a handful of murals recently in town, and creates original art for posters at the Pepsi Amphitheatre at Fort Tuthill and Flagstaff’s Green Room. Read more about Quick in this Arizona Daily Sun profile, or on her website.
Local Color is an exhibition built upon creative connections. The remaining 22 artists in Local Color will be selected by other local artists. Six primary artists are selected: two by a vote of the community, two by the artists in the 2014 exhibition, and two by the Arts Advisory Council which is populated by local artists. Those six primary artists will then invite three local artists each, resulting in 24 local artists who form a bond with each other through the exhibition.
Local Color opens in April 2016 at the Coconino Center for the Arts.