Flinn inaugural exhibition features 15 Arizona artists

April 8, 2022

By brianpowell

Linda Enger

The Flinn Foundation welcomed artists and supporters on March 30 to the opening of its inaugural art exhibition, featuring 15 works of art displayed throughout the lobby and conference center at the Foundation’s office in central Phoenix.

The new exhibit, planned and presented in partnership with Artlink Inc., displays a variety of styles from Arizona artists whose works were selected following a public call for submissions.

The selected artists include:

•          Jose A Benavides, “Alumguaro peludo”

•          Carlos Encinas, “Rancheros”

•          Linda Enger, “Emergent”

•          Bela Fidel, “Bearer of the Dawn”

•          Aryana Londir, “Someday is Today”

•          Eric Matranga, “October Sky”

•          Daniel Moore, “Ellipses”

•          Joey Melinda Morgan, “Transfixed by Turquoise”

•          Mary Neubauer, “Wind Speed”

•          ML Paulos, “Tumbleweeds”

•          Cyd Peroni, “The Mysteries of Rocks”

•          Dee Ruff, “Illuminated Shards”

•          Lisa Galloway Sprietsma, “A Spoon for the Earth”

•          Loretta Tedeschi-Cuoco, “Applause”

•          Joan Waters, “Deconstructed Shadow Totem”

Jose A Benavides
“Alumguaro peludo”

The artwork, installed on the walls, on lobby tables, and in the courtyard at the facility, will be exhibited at the Flinn Foundation for about six months.

The Flinn Foundation has been a financial supporter of arts and culture in Arizona for nearly four decades. The new program will complement the Flinn Foundation’s arts grantmaking, which includes grants to the state’s largest arts organizations and select rural groups.

The exhibited art is available for purchase, and sales will be facilitated without a commission. In addition, the selected artists received a $200 honorarium from the Foundation for their participation in the program.

The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization established in 1965 by Dr. Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. The foundation awards grants and operates programs in four areas: the biosciences, the Flinn Scholars, arts and culture, and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. The arts and culture program recognizes both Irene Flinn’s love for the arts, and the importance of the arts to Arizona.

Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1989 by artists, Artlink Inc. supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, connecting artists, businesses, and the community and amplifying its collective strength.

For more information about the program, contact Julie Anderson.

Carlos Encinas