Arizona artist’s work to be on display at Phoenix Art Museum

A piece by artist Rachel Bess. (Submitted photo)

A piece by artist Rachel Bess. (Submitted photo)

There will be two groups of Arizona artists’ work on featured at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Rachel Bess, a local artist who creates small, detailed paintings, is the recipient of the 2014 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award.

A 2014 Contemporary Forum grant winner. (Submitted Photo)

A 2014 Contemporary Forum grant winner. (Submitted Photo)

According to a press release, the award recognizes a professional Arizona artist whose work demonstrates a sustained degree of excellence and commitment.

Ms. Bess’ work will be on display in the Rineberg Gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, from April 25 to May 31.

The recipient of this award is chosen by a jury from a competing group of artists who are nominated by current Contemporary Forum members.

Contemporary Forum is a support organization that fosters a greater understanding of contemporary art at Phoenix Art Museum, according to the release. Each year the forum awards up to seven grants to emerging artists working in Arizona.

The work of the 2014 Contemporary Forum Artists Grant recipients will be on display in Lyon Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum.

Visit the museum on Wednesday, May 13, to celebrate this exhibition, meet other award winning artists and hear a talk featuring Ms. Bess.

The other seven grant winners are:

  • Kerstin Jones Dale
  • Bill Dambrova
  • Karen Hymer
  • Hyunji Lee
  • Lauren Strohacker & Kendra Sollars
  • Larry Valencia Madrigal
  • Ben Willis

For more information, call the museum at (602) 257-1880 or visit

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