Day 328: Tess Mosko Scherer

Artist Statement:

Tess Mosko Scherer combines her interest and study of the human psyche, specifically the light and shadow theories of Carl Jung, with her interest in book structures.  Mosko Scherer excavates human emotions and archetypal energies that prevail in our human nature.She explores the imbalances between the complex machinations of our inner world and the outer world in which we are seen.

There is an intimate quality to her work which is revealed when experienced up close. Subtle detail, texture, and often words, are found in the compositions of simplified forms and color.  She works with water color, pastels, colored pencils and graphite on paper, which is often incised and torn.  The torn pieces are sewn together with waxed Irish linen thread to convey complex and universal themes.

“My life would be meaningless if I could not create and use my gifts to benefit others’ lives. Every day I am learning, waking, opening to what is – in nature and in my studio,” she said. “I am grateful for the unexpected turns in the path of this journey called life. I see life’s imbalances as an invitation to continually transform and grow as an artist, woman, mentor and friend.”

“I am an observer of human nature and the natural world.  As a child, I tried to make sense of the chaos.  As an adult, I strive to do the same. Something deep within me is stirred when witnessing nature in its purest forms from light’s illuminating beauty to the rawness of human emotional expression.  To me both are equally poignant and beautiful.”

Mosko Scherer has a diverse background in the arts.  She co-founded Scherer Gallery in 1983 representing international contemporary artists, specializing in glass art until 2006.  Since 2012, she has served on the board of the Arizona Artists Guild currently as President. She was named one of the ‘100 Creatives’ by the Phoenix New Times in 2016.  Additionally, she was the Artistic Director of Shemer Art Center and Museum from 2015-2017. In 2017, joined the eye lounge collective gallery. In addition to her studio practice, Mosko Scherer has a private practice coaching and mentoring artists.  Mosko Scherer serves on the advisory board of the World Academy for the Future of Woman, and is a program facilitator and curriculum consultant.

She is a member of several art organizations including the Sonoran Arts League, Art Link and Art Intersection.  Her work is represented by Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery, Prescott, and has won several awards in juried shows in Arizona

Unbound 22
Unbound 22
the paradox of being human 3
The paradox of being human 3


the Dance of the Dissident Daughter 2
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter 2
Unbound 55
Unbound 55
Boxed In - red
Boxed in-red

Day 327: Gregory Manley

Artist Statement

 G.A.A.J. Manley Art displays a brand of multi-media.  A reflection on life experiences, world issues, and thought-provoking themes.  Showing the emotions, power, and diversity in life.


 Gregory Albert Abasi Jahi Manley was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. He attended High School of Art & Design in New York graduating in 1988. He relocated to Arizona in 2003 with his wife and children. In 2013, he attended Phoenix College to continue his education in Fine Arts. Graduated in 2017 as an Eric Fischl Scholar Alumnus, earning an associate in Fine Art under the influence of mentor, Professor Jay Hardin. He is currently transferring to Arizona State University to continue his education in Fine Art. Gregory has been shown in the Eric Fischl Gallery, Modified Arts Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum and the West Valley Art Museum as well as, commissioned by private collectors located in Scottsdale and Laveen, AZ.  Gregory currently resides in El Mirage, AZ.

Funneling Soul, Dry Mix Media, 38' x 23'
Funneling Soul, Dry Mixed Media
Pitfalls and Obstacles: Change in Seasons
Fractured, Dry Mixed Media
All in One, Wt Mix Media, 77' x 23'
All in One, Wet Mixed media


Day 326: Stephanie Dann

For 20 years now, I have been attempting photography; working to hone my craft and showcase the beauty the world holds through my camera lens. My style does not necessarily fit neatly into one heading cleanly, instead, I hope to bring to the viewer the emotions and energy of every scene I capture. I primarily work in landscapes, my passion being the changing of seasons, the power of nature, and vibrancy of human life. I love way the Arizona evening skies following a monsoon storm; the layering of clouds, the play of light and shadows, the colors and shapes of life all around me are truly magnificent to behold. Reflections and angles always catches my eye.

Living in northern Arizona provides a unique experience from the rest of Arizona, we actually experience 4 seasons! Winters are heavy in northern Arizona, leaving a temporary blanket of driven snow and a frozen landscape. Spring brings light showers and green foliage to us, life beginning anew. During this time, Monument Valley and Sedona become somehow a more energetic red and so much more spectacular. Summer gives us the monsoons, sunflowers, and herds of elk standing just off the side of the road. In fall, the sacred San Francisco Peaks bless us with a color show of changing leaves on our aspen trees, combined with the green of our ponderosa pines. Every trip through northern Arizona requires my camera to be by my side, just there to capture those images of the changing world around me.

I developed this passion from my family and their interactions with the world. I am a Navajo and Hopi mother of a beautiful daughter (Arianna), and hold a deep connection to the land around me. Born to Elizabeth Beyal from Greasewood, AZ, and 1SG Floyd Dann Jr. from Lower Moenkopi, AZ, I have been blessed to experience portions of both a “traditional” native lifestyle and a more contemporary American lifestyle. My father’s role in the United States Army played an important part of my early life as we traveled across the nation and I was thrust into meeting new people and seeing new places.

I had my art displayed at the Gemini Gallery in Winslow. My photos have also been featured in a few different news publications including social media outlets.

Future exhibitions:

  • Kayenta Arts Festival August 18th – 19th, 2018
  • Arizona Skies and Landscapes at Gemini Gallery September 15th, 2018
Sunset at the Duck Pond
Hiding from the Sun
Not in Use
A Trip to Devil’s Bridge
A Different View
Sunset of My Dreams
Rainy Nights in Flagstaff

Day 325: Jenifer Oberle

I love working in clay. I get to form my own canvas that I will manipulate into whatever shape I choose for each finished piece of art. Sometimes I will hand build my shapes by using forms and supports. Often I prefer to throw on the potter’s wheel possibly combining that piece with something I have hand built. My favorite step in the process is adding texture or carving my own designs to add dimension. Adding color to my work can be challenging because of the small areas that I have carved. I have found a color pallet that works for my pieces. I like the southwest colors and am always working on new combinations.
My inspiration comes from living in Arizona and my imagination.

Jeni’s Mudpie Studio on FB
Jenifer Oberle website (coming soon)
Scouting Around


Shiny Chevron
Standing Tall


Hunting with Scout
Scout is Free!

Day 324: Cindy Brower

My paintings are a distillation of my dreams, visions, and life experiences. They represent my ongoing struggle with the duality of life and my efforts to find the creative force in all things, “good” and “bad”, that challenge us to grow, expand, and recreate our world.

We cannot stand in light without casting a shadow, each is dependent on the other.  My goal is to embrace light and darkness with equal grace, communicating life’s balancing acts: humor against gravity; confidence against uncertainty; unity against isolation; love against fear; pitting our feelings of chaos against our search for peace.

In my paintings, for those who seek, an image of hope can always be found.

Holy Cow
IMG_2767 (1)
Out for a Spin
Oh My God Rd.
True Love
Float Your Boat


Day 323: Donna Carver

“I was raised in New England and summered at Cape Cod; this is where my love for the coastal waters began. The scenes which speak to me, emotionally, relate mainly to these coastal waters and shorelines where I have lived both on the Atlantic and the Pacific my entire life.

My creative soul has always been rejuvenated by the Coastal Waters. Its strength and energy have been my inspiration for my works of art. I use color to evoke an emotional response not only by the viewers but by myself while in the creative process. Some viewers speak of memories recalled while others see serene places to transport themselves.  All experiences seem to enrich our lives and lift our hearts if even for only “a moment in time”.”


Donna Carver was raised in New England. Her formal education was from the east coast. She moved to California one year after finishing nursing school. She also earned two advanced degrees from California State University, Northridge. The focus was in Medical Sociology and Public Health.

She only started her formal art education after retiring from teaching at the University level for fourteen years.  Most of her art education was from studying in workshops setting with nationally recognized artists such as Phyllis Doyon, Julia Ayers, Michael McCabe, Robert Burridge, Sui Zimmerman, and Dan Welden. In this short time she has had seven Solo Shows; been in more than 12 juried shows a year; and over 50 Selected Group Shows. She has been a juried Artist on Prescott’s Artists Studio Tour since 2014. She has been juried into Arizona Print Group, having only 35 members in the State of Arizona. Her work was selected by Rotary International Club of Morro Bay for a Goodwill Trip helping the tsunami recovery efforts, because “it truly depicted the beauty of Morro Bay”.  She has also had her art at the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, in support of the North West Furniture Bank’s Fundraiser. In 2014 she curated and participated in the first Southwest Fine Art Printmakers Show which was held at Mountain Artists Gallery. She also has been an Art Jury in multiple diverse Art Shows and Festivals.

She was a west coast artist, but in 2011 she moved to Prescott, Arizona. Her art has been sold to collectors throughout the United States, from Gig Harbor, WA to New York City, NY. Her mediums of choice are Fine Art Printmaking which includes Monotype, drypoint etching, Chine Colle’and Solar Etching. She also paints in Acrylic and does Mixed Media on Canvas and Paper. You may see her works of art by visiting her website at: ;; fine art and

She has served on three art BOD’s:  Buenaventura Art Association in Ventura, CA;Peninsula Art League (PAL) in WA. and Mountain Artists Guild in Prescott, AZ.. She was Coordinator of PAL’s Art Sales Tent at the 26th Annual Gig Harbor Juried Art Festival. And was the Art Representative on Gig Harbor’s Boys & Girls Clubs BOD. Before leaving Gig Harbor she collaborated with her doctor and opened The New Art Space Gallery at Backbone, it is only Solo Art Gallery in Gig Harbor, which is the second gallery she has co opened and curated the first yearly shows for each. It features only Peninsula Art League Artists.

Donna has had Solo exhibits of her art at: Buenaventura’s Harbor Village Gallery in Ventura, CA. The Art Space at La Marge in Ventura, CA.; “The Living Room Gallery” at Cutters Point Uptown and at Kimball Gallery both in Gig Harbor, WA., The New Art Space Gallery at Backbone  in Gig Harbor, WA. “Tis Gallery” Prescott AZ. And The Local.

She was chosen to be the Featured American Artist in 2018 International  Voila Tour “The French Connection” Art Exhibition.

Presently she is showing her work at Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery;  ‘Tis Fine Art Gallery,  the Raven, and the Local all in Prescott, Arizona. She was chosen to represent America in the 2018 Voila Tour two person, American andFrench Artists International Show in Prescott, AZ                            

7-purple catus red flowers (1)
Purple Cactus Red Flowers
African Woman
2-Spirit filled


32-Rememberace Poppy-001
Remembrance Poppy
01-Fountain at the Louvre,
Fountain at the Louvre


Day 322: Susan Zipser

This summer I have been concentrating on my watercolors, This is a sampling of some of the themes I have been exploring. I love working with both nonobjective and landscape themes, always looking for new ways to express them.

I am a member of the collective gallery “The Artery ” 623 E Indian School Phoenix, and Arizona Artist Guild. my website and have a Pinterest page- susan zipser paintings. I am a graduate of Ball State University School of Art with a specialization in Painting.

Fantasy Formation III
Fantasy Formation II


Fantasy Formation I
Fantasy Paradise I