Top 10 Galleries in Scottsdale’s Marshall Way Arts District

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The Culture Trip

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Brady Wilks

“In the still and in the storm, there exists the quiet landscape. Let me listen to the earth and return to the land, of which I am part. Let the landscape speak as a visual metaphor and reveal my connection to the earth and to all of my experiences, emotions, and people of my past. Much like these landscapes have been manipulated by humanity, I have been shaped and manipulated by the people of my past. Sometimes this reflection of my past is dark and depressing, yet I always find an escape. While in the landscape, I am healing; while making art, I am healing When crafting an object by hand, from a subject loved, I am healing.”


Brady Wilks is an artist, writer, and educator. He began his creative work with photography as a self-educated student using film in southern California starting in 1996. In 2004, Wilks attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelors degree in order to support his photography and design business in 2008.

Shortly after completing his BA at the Art Institute, Wilks began teaching college level darkroom and digital photography courses in Maryland and finished a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at the Academy of Art University. Wilks continued to work as an artist with the intent to use elements of composition and a unique visual language consistent throughout his work as a way to connect to the landscape, to heal and to allow others to enjoy the beauty of the work.

As well as being an artist, Wilks continue to work as an educator and scholar. In August 2015, he released a book titled Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images published by Focal Press. Wilks’ book is written for educators, students and seasoned alternative process artists with the idea of providing more alternatives. It is a supplement to so many other great books. To read more about his book, click here.

In relationship to Wilks’ work, all forms of photography are embraced in order to support a particular series. He chooses analog and digital processes that best suit the aesthetic that each concept requires.

The Art Beacon

Art Review : Enigmas of Light – Jeff Zaruba

If you did not have a chance to see the exhibition … Click Here

November 5 – November 28, 2015

Jeff Zaruba

Artist will be present for conversation on Thursday, November 19.

Jeff Zaruba is a fine art and commercial photographer known for his ability to reduce the visual clutter of our modern lives into a luminous photographic image full of mystery. Raised in Chicago with a natural interest in architecture, Zaruba studied photography at Arizona State University where he developed an affinity for the great landscapes of the West. An avid traveler, Zaruba finds spontaneous inspiration in the patina of foreign cultures and the interplay of architectural elements.

Zaruba’s photographic style is defined by an artful appreciation for the shape, space landscape, and composition of natural and manmade forms. From a career spanning more than three decades, his work has won top awards including the Spider Awards and First Place as the Photographer of the Year for 2005. He has been a featured artist in Black & White Magazine and Silvershotz. Strongly influenced by travel, Zaruba identifies himself as a citizen of the world, but calls Petaluma, CA home.

© Jeff Zaruba

Stockholm Street Sculpture” ; Giclee Archival Pigment Ink on 100% rag paper, 7×10”