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.

 

ARTISTS:

 

Jerry Abuan (San Diego, CA) jerryabuan.zenfolio.com
Suzy Almblade (Phoenix, AZ)  suzyalmblade.com
Erin Bulger (Oakley, CA) erinbulger.com 
Shelly Brooks (Laveen, AZ) mysticpieces.net
The Brose Brothers: Benjamin, Mitchell, and Casey Brose (Phoenix, AZ) brosebrothersproductions.com
Clockwork Watch, Yomi Ayeni (London, UK) clockworkwatch.com  
Michael Contos (Casa Grande, AZ)
Daniel Davis (Phoenix, AZ) steamcrow.com 
Dim Horizon Studio (Lebanon, GA) dimhorizonstudio.com
Jim Hollywood Fernandez (Peoria, AZ) members.fotki.com/shrimpee
John E. Floyd (Hereford, AZ) facebook.com/thefoundry1
Phil and Kaja Foglio (Seattle, WA) studiofoglio.com , girlgeniusonline.com 
Art Fuentes (Fullerton, CA) artfportfolio.blogspot.com 
Diana Given (Glendale, AZ) WWWC3.com
Steve Gompf (Mesa, AZ) teleseum.org
Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Portland, OR) boilerplaterobot.com , BigRedHair.com
Susan Holt (Phoenix, AZ) etsy.com/shop/saholtartist1
Tim Holt (Glendale, AZ) etsy.com/shop/flinnsaccoutrements 
Katherine and Farid Javandel (Albany, CA) 
Sue Kaff (Mesa, AZ)
Kyla Kahn (Avondale, AZ) facebook.com/KylasKeepsakes 
Killbuck (Carson City, NV) kostoomarts.com 
Kinetic Steam Works, Troye Welch (Oakland, CA) kineticsteamworks.org
Chris Kurtz (Phoenix, AZ)
League of S.T.E.A.M. (Los Angeles, CA) leagueofsteam.com 
Scott London (Santa Barbara, CA) scottlondon.com/photo 
Mantecoza; Susan Kaff (Mesa, AZ), Lon Muckey (Los Angeles, CA), Redd (AZ) mantecoza.com
Devin McKenna (Phoenix, AZ) facebook.com/mystic.twistic
Dr. Sparky L. McTrowell and Erasmus L. Drake (San Diego, CA) drakeandmctrowell.com 
The Moog (Brighton, UK) peculiana.com
Haley Moore  (Coppell, TX) toenolla.com  
Andy Pischalnikoff (Sacramento, CA) playarazzi.com 
Kevin Price (Sierra Vista, AZ) facebook.com/TripodCam
Paige Gardner Smith (Birmingham, AL) CostumeArtist.com
Professor Elemental (Brighton, UK)  professorelemental.com 
James Rubin (Scottsdale, AZ) 
Shannon Shea (Los Angeles, CA) mantecoza.com
Kimric Smythe (Oakland, CA) deathstarsamovar.com
Michael Sorensen (Tucson, AZ) thepeculiarmagpie.com
Starburner Galactic Courier Service; Kim Hutsell, Linda Hutsell, Thomas Hale, Grady Keeton (San Diego, CA) starburnercouriers.com
Katherine Stewart (Mesa, AZ) 
David Stipes and Diane Cook (Glendale, AZ) kitchencostuming.com
William Swanson (Fallbrook, CA)
Mike Syfritt (Surprise, AZ) www.madpropps.com 
Lisa Vaca (San Diego, CA) 
Nola Yergen (Phoenix, AZ) DesignbyNola.com
Kaitlyn Whitman (Bentonville, AR) thephotolove.com
Thomas D. Willeford (Harrisburg, PA) bruteforceleather.com
 

 

MORE ABOUT STEAMPUNK: THE EXQUISITE ADVENTURE

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

 

OTHER STEAMPUNK ACTIVITIES IN THE VALLEY

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

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