Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art

Steampunk: The Exquisite Adventure

The essential social nature of Steampunk is featured in this exhibition of artwork, artifacts, costumes, characters, and adventurous stories. Local, national, and international Steampunks share their creations—building a world of romance, adventure, imagination, and beauty amid the timeless themes of exploration and investigation.


This exhibition was co-curated by Scottsdale Public Art Collections and Exhibition Manager, Wendy Raisanen, and artist and Steampunk enthusiast, Susan Rubin.  Susan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Wood Sculpture with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Arizona State University.  She was introduced to Steampunk by the crew of Neverwas Haul, a three- story Victorian art car which was created in 2006. Neverwas Haul has been to Burning Man several times, and has developed a life of its own as one of the ultimate visions of a Steampunk art vehicle. She has attended San Diego Comicon every year since 2004, and built her first Steampunk costume in 2008.  Susan was the creator of the Award Winning audience engagement music series, "Sound in the Ground", for Mesa Contemporary Arts, which featured live music, performance art, and interactive art experiences, and created art experiences for the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts "Sunday Affair", and  Scottsdale Public Art’s "Public Art Day". She has worked in set design and costume design for theater, film and television in Canada and the US.




Jerry Abuan (San Diego, CA)
Suzy Almblade (Phoenix, AZ)
Erin Bulger (Oakley, CA) 
Shelly Brooks (Laveen, AZ)
The Brose Brothers: Benjamin, Mitchell, and Casey Brose (Phoenix, AZ)
Clockwork Watch, Yomi Ayeni (London, UK)  
Michael Contos (Casa Grande, AZ)
Daniel Davis (Phoenix, AZ) 
Dim Horizon Studio (Lebanon, GA)
Jim Hollywood Fernandez (Peoria, AZ)
John E. Floyd (Hereford, AZ)
Phil and Kaja Foglio (Seattle, WA) , 
Art Fuentes (Fullerton, CA) 
Diana Given (Glendale, AZ)
Steve Gompf (Mesa, AZ)
Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Portland, OR) ,
Susan Holt (Phoenix, AZ)
Tim Holt (Glendale, AZ) 
Katherine and Farid Javandel (Albany, CA) 
Sue Kaff (Mesa, AZ)
Kyla Kahn (Avondale, AZ) 
Killbuck (Carson City, NV) 
Kinetic Steam Works, Troye Welch (Oakland, CA)
Chris Kurtz (Phoenix, AZ)
League of S.T.E.A.M. (Los Angeles, CA) 
Scott London (Santa Barbara, CA) 
Mantecoza; Susan Kaff (Mesa, AZ), Lon Muckey (Los Angeles, CA), Redd (AZ)
Devin McKenna (Phoenix, AZ)
Dr. Sparky L. McTrowell and Erasmus L. Drake (San Diego, CA) 
The Moog (Brighton, UK)
Haley Moore  (Coppell, TX)  
Andy Pischalnikoff (Sacramento, CA) 
Kevin Price (Sierra Vista, AZ)
Paige Gardner Smith (Birmingham, AL)
Professor Elemental (Brighton, UK) 
James Rubin (Scottsdale, AZ) 
Shannon Shea (Los Angeles, CA)
Kimric Smythe (Oakland, CA)
Michael Sorensen (Tucson, AZ)
Starburner Galactic Courier Service; Kim Hutsell, Linda Hutsell, Thomas Hale, Grady Keeton (San Diego, CA)
Katherine Stewart (Mesa, AZ) 
David Stipes and Diane Cook (Glendale, AZ)
William Swanson (Fallbrook, CA)
Mike Syfritt (Surprise, AZ) 
Lisa Vaca (San Diego, CA) 
Nola Yergen (Phoenix, AZ)
Kaitlyn Whitman (Bentonville, AR)
Thomas D. Willeford (Harrisburg, PA)



>Scottsdale Lifestyles Magazine's Preview of the Opening Reception
>>Nerdvana Blog's Article About the Exhibition



>Second Friday Steampunk Street VI
>>Steeped in Steampunk event

More Art Close By

Stay Informed

Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on events, exhibitions, tours, workshops and calls for entry.