100 Creatives

Michelle and Melanie Craven of Scottsdale’s Tilt Gallery on Wine-Enhanced Productivity

Phoenix New Times

September 2016

Paper Expeditions by melissa m button

10 Art Shows, From Western to Abstract, to See in Phoenix:

AZ Central, The Arizona Republic


Paper Expeditions:

Phoenix New Times

Tilt on NPR

Art Galleries Look to New Partnerships, Online Sales, Younger Buyers:

KJZZ 91.5

July-August 2016

Infinite Possibility I: Art of Tomorrow (International Juried Exhibition)

Infinite Possibility: Art of Tomorrow at Tilt Gallery

The Arts Beacon


Infinite Possibility:

Phoenix New Times

May-June 2016

(Un)certainty curated exhibition by Ellee Bokharachi and I Hope You Feel Better by Casebeer


Phoenix New Times


Five Art Shows You Should See in the East Valley:

Phoenix New Times


Five Best Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week:

Phoenix New Times


In Case You Missed: (Un)Certainty at Tilt Gallery:

The Arts Beacon


Seven Art Shows You Need to See in Metro Phoenix This Summer:

Phoenix New Times


April 2016

Vanishing Spirits: The Dried Remains of a Single Malt Scotch by Ernie Button

Scottsdale ArtWalk April Gallery Roundup:

Arizona Foothills Magazine


Follow These 10 Metro Phoenix Photographers on Instagram Now:

Phoenix New Times


September 1- 29, 2016

Paper Expeditions by melissa m. button

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 7-9pm, during Scottsdale’s ArtWalk

Artist will be present for conversation.

Artist Statement: 

It was through my studies in architecture that I began to explore the delicate balance between the natural world and the way in which life imposes its structure upon it. in many ways my work still encompasses these same ideas. I seek to capture a moment where order/structure and chaos/nature merge with one another revealing an undefined beauty and balance that supersedes the individual and is a part of all things.

The evolution of my work in recent years has been greatly influenced by my study and travels in china, having spent many years immersing myself in traditions of their culture, the people, the vast landscape. the delicate structures of paper-cuttings, the intricate complexity of wood-carvings, and the beautiful fluidity of their calligraphy have all become integral elements in my work.

melissa m. button, Between Me and There, Mixed media collage

melissa m. button, Between Me and There, Mixed media collage

SPECIAL EVENT: Nightrise with Sama Alshaibi, Thursday, September 8, 8:30 pm