Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dee W. Brewer

Born and raised in Brooklyn , New York, Dee enjoyed an early exposure to and education in the world of fine art and ballet. She enjoyed visiting the many galleries and museums of the “Big Apple”.

Her early studies in art involved costume designing, drafting and textiles. She received the State of New York’s Youth Friends Association Medal of Costume Design”. While managing several business ventures and raising a family, Dee continued to study and develop her artistic talents. She demonstrated her talents in the fields of oils, watercolors, acrylics, pencil, ink, and fine art photography.

Dee explains her approach to art by saying that just as ballet opened her life expression it gave her an appreciation for all forms of music, dance and theater. Art has opened her soul to the fulfillment and understanding of Mother Nature. Since living in Southwest she feels she has been able to express her inner feelings through her fine art more freely. She is able to express through an eclectic approach her love of the Colorado Plateau and the freedom it offers. It’s evident in her multimedia art and photography.

This on-going trend is a welcome addition to various galleries along with private collectors. Dee has exhibited her multimedia fine art and photography from coast to coast with emphasis in recent years in the Southwest . She enjoys consignment art work and being a freelance photographer. She’s published in magazines and won numerous ribbons for fine art also awards including “Best of Show” also “Peoples Choice” for fine arts photography. The City of Flagstaff juried Public Art Program has selected to display Dee’s artwork for 2007/2008 and 2008/2009.

Her most recent achievements have been in the field of photography where she is able to accomplish complete control of her work by developing her own prints. Dee enjoys darkroom work because she is able to bring out those transient qualities of that capture the drama and essence of the images and reveal the mood of her subjects. She’s also experimenting with wet on wet acrylic; and now teaching a class in basic drawing, always looking for a new genre in which she can express the moods of her soul.

P.O. Box 18511 – Munds Park AZ
(928) 286 - 9088

Gallery Showings for Fine Art and Photography:

N A U Art Museum
Sedona Art Center, S A C
Coconino Center of the Arts
The Art Bran
Fire on the Mountain Gallery
The Wine Loft Gallery
Hall of Frames – Riordan Office
Mt. Living – Flag Live Gallery
Oak Creek Winery & Gallery
Artists Gallery
Old Town Gallery
Franklin Gallery
Deerwater Designs
Brandy’s Restaurant & Gallery
La Bellavia Restaurant
Dancing Monk Gallery
Flagstaff Public Library
Flagstaff City Hall & Airport
Cameron Trading Post Gallery
Sunset Gallery, Page AZ
Riatta Pass Gallery, Dewey AZ
Arthur Danners Jr. Gallery, CA
San Diego Public Library, CA
S. Stones Gallery, S.D. / CA

Publication :

Mountain Living Magazine
W. I. G. (Women In General) Magazine
Flagstaff Live
The Daily Sun
The Red Rock Review
Grand Canyon Reporter
Pinewood News
Verde Valley Newspaper

Professional Experience:

Dee is teaching a fundamental drawing class at the Adult Center , City of Flagstaff ; a new genre in which she can express her love of the Arts. Being one of the judges this last four years at the Coconino County Fair , Fine Arts Department she’s very thankful and looking forward to serve again . She supervised coordinated and established curriculum for NAU’s Elderhostel programs, emphasizing Native American Arts and Crafts. Dee has coordinated for the Flagstaff Photography Club members; photo art showing with exhibitors in the community. Worked with the Flagstaff Rodeo and Grand Canyon Reporter, also one of the founding members of the Winter Festival; developing advertising and artwork for marketing and publications. She’s donated mush of her time to her community, also many of her fine art work and photography to Northland Hospice, City of Flagstaff, and NAU’s Senior Volunteer Program’s for fund raisers; not forgetting the local churches and charities.

Awards and Shows:

Dee has won numerous ribbons and awards; most recent Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging- “ Making a Difference Award for Senior Artist 2003, Coconino County. Fine Arts Photography, Grand Canyon Forest Festival 1st and 2nd , also “ The Peoples Choice” ribbon . Coconino County Fair for Fine Arts and Photography “Best of Show”- ribbon. Art in the Parks, Wupatki National Monument, - “The Peoples Choice”- ribbon.
Art shows; on going Sedona Arts Center / member Gallery, Annual Miniature Show. Sedona Visual Artists Coalition, - educational program on aging – “Embracing Time”. Showings with the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff, Coconino Center of the Arts; “Appetizers for the Visual Feast”, “Open Studios”. NAU’s “ Places of the Heart”. Diablo Trust Forum for the Arts – 2004. Reflections of the Land, NAU ART Museum.
“Night Visions Exhibition”, City of Flagstaff ,
“Recycled Show”. Brandy’s (ACF) . One-woman eclectic art show Mountain Living & Flagstaff Live Gallery. On going showing with the Flagstaff Photography Club.

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