The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) have published the first-ever catalogue of public art in Oro Valley. The book, Excellence by Design: A Visual History of Public Art in Oro Valley, Arizona,” features detailed information about more than 70 works of art scattered throughout the town.
Entries include biographical information about the artists, personal statements from artists about their work (wherever possible) and the location of each piece. This volume also features artwork at Oro Valley’s town government campus, various roadway art displays and several projects completed under the auspices of the Pima Association of Governments Transportation Art by Youth Program. Since Oro Valley adopted its 1% for Public Art Program in 1997, artists have created more than 100 unique works of art throughout the town.
In the following slide show you will see some of our local artists featured within the book.
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Joe Tyler's "Leaves Unfolding"
Source: Photo by Gail MundenSlide 2 of 12.
Matt Moutafis' "Spirit of Oro Valley"
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David Voisard's Stainless Steel Sculpture (close-up)
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Steve Farley(tile Mural) & David Voisard(metal sculpture) "Reflections"
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Steve Farley's Tile Mural
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Susan Gamble, Saint Theresa Tile Works Mural
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Gail Munden's "At The End Of The Day"
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Carrie Seid's Silk Wall Sculpture
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Amy Kyle's "A Day In Havasu Falls"
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John Davis' "Sky Ranger"
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Mark Rossi at Splendido (Untitled)
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Paul Orzech's "Celebration In Blue"
Source: Photo by Gail Munden