Fall Open Studio—2019

Friday, October 25, 11:30 am – 5 pm

Saturday, October 26, 10 am – 4 pm

2141 E. Cedar Street, #1, Tempe, AZ 85281

Join me to preview new work for fall—in steel, ceramic and glass. This is my last Open Studio before I clear the front galleries to make space for the guest artists at this year's Holiday Pop Up: Judith Amiel Bendheim, Sandra Luehrsen, Troy Moody.

Explore the creative process in this working welding studio. Discover new mixed media work in steel + clay + wood, plus colorful new ceramic tables & sculptures for garden spaces.

The studio is located just half a mile from Light Rail.

Light refreshments, open to the public, wheelchair accessible.

**Please call or email me to arrange if you'd like to visit at a different time:

602-565-1358 or


Holiday Pop-Up Galleries — Save the Date!

Friday Preview Party, Nov. 15 from 5–9 pm

Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 am – 5 pm, and Sun., Nov. 17, 10 am–4 pm

2141 E. Cedar Street, #1, Tempe, AZ 85281

Bring your friends~ Discover original fine art and gifts for everyone on your list. Mix and mingle with esteemed local artists:

Judith Amiel-Bendheim–ceramics and jewelry, Sandra Luehrsen–ceramic sculpture, Troy Moody–art glass assemblage and Joan Waters–welded steel. Creative bites by Love, Mindy. Free and open to the public. Lots of parking, wheelchair accessible.

Follow us on Instagram @AzOpenStudio for updates


MASKED Exhibition — First Studio in Phoenix

Meet the artists receptions:

First Friday Nov. 1 from 6–10 pm

Third Friday Nov. 15 from 6–9 pm

631 N. 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Curated by Ellen Nemetz and Kris Kollasch. Featuring the work of

Corey Boyette, Sue Conrad Castelletti, Tane Clark, Kathy Collova, Leih Cooper, Paula Cullison, Edna Dapo, Robert Denning, David Dupree, Brenda Edwards, Gibby Fanelli, Kayla Fernando, Becky Frehse Mike Fritz, Joanne Gallery, Melanie Harman, Jane Kelsey-Mapel, Dennis Hubert, Kristine Kollasch, Val Kossak, Allison Lee, Rebecca Murphy-Keith, Ellen Nemetz, Larry Ortega, Maribeth Ozog, Luis Peralta, Karen Randall, Rachel Srinivasan, Mila Strugatsky, Aylin Yin, Joan Waters, Dyane Welt, Kerrilee Wing and Phillip Zerbe.

Visit First Studio for more details.

Make First Studio your First stop for First (and 3rd) Fridays.


Arizona Designer Craftsmen 60th Anniversary Juried Exhibition

at Shemer Art Center

Reception Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition through Nov. 7, Tues.–Sat. 10 am – 3 pm

5005 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Jurors: Jon Higuchi, Gail Jamieson, Polly Odette

Sudha Achar, Rameen Ahmed, Joe Bacik, Jonathan Brown, Janet K Burner, Denise A Currier, Nancy Dorobiala, Lynne M East-Itkin, Alene Geed, Keith Imes, Pat Isaacson, Sali Katz, Barb Kingdon, David Knorr, Lesley Aine McKeown, Nina Moore, Sheila Olason, Leslie Parsons, Sandy Pendleton, Franklin Redell Wicks, Jason Ripper, Richard L Rozinski, Michele Startzman, Cecelia Thorner, John Tzelepis, David Vogt, Joan Waters.



Thank you to everyone who donated to the Summer Food Drive again this year!
The 2019 Dog Days of Summer Open Studio collected 72 pounds of food and collected $251, which equals 1,315 meals to United Food Bank.

Thank you for your support.

Click here to donate to United Food Bank.

Click here for video previews on my blog


Sculpture on Campus

Pima Community College East

"The Single-Lens Reflex", installed in August, and other new sculptures sited around the campus. "ultimate reality show" and "spot" installations remain on extended loan.

Pima Community College East, 8181 E. Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85709

(520) 206-7000

Click here for exhibition brochure



ZoneOneArts Profile: Joan Waters, sculptor

Australian arts writer Deborah Blakeley interviews prominent individuals in the Arts and Creative industry from around the world. August 2016.

Click here for article


New Times "100 Creatives of 2016" article, July 21

Click here for link



Shemer Art Center

Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
"ultimate reality show" installed near the bldg. entrance
5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85018
The public is welcome. 602-262-4727


Creative Center of Scottsdale

Click here for the New Times, Friday, June 10th article about the space


The MN Collection
"Ripples" from the Artlink Juried exhibition, and more new work
2724 North 68th Street, #2, Scottsdale 85257 480-946-2664

Ironwork Today 3, Schiffer Publishing

Six steel sculptures are featured in this new publication.


Bob Martin Artist Conversation series

Joan Waters at Chandler Center for the Arts 2011


Guest Artist profile—Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine


Selected works—The MN Collection

68th Street Design Center, 2724 N. 68th Street, Suite 2. (480) 946-2664.


Contact the artist directly for information, and to be added to the mailing list


Update on past unscrupulous "gallery" relationships~

The Golden Manzanita Gallery in Sedona closed, and I was eventually paid for my artwork that they sold after the case went to court. The individuals involved operated under a variety of different aliases, and were based in Sedona, Arizona, or possibly Los Angeles, CA. Also, possibly seeking to have "investors" in film production schemes, or other health and wellness related business scams/schemes. Consider yourself forewarned... Aalia Golden, Aalia Kazan (Sedona), Rev. Aalia K. Golden Other parties and names involved in the business were: Aalia K. Golden, Aalia Kazan, Mark G. Gilhuis, Marcus G. Golden, Marcus Gilhuis, Studio Manzanita, Manzanita Gallery, Golden Manzanita Gallery, Manzanita Magic, Kentia Yoseyva, Qnta Yoseyva, and Light Stream Productions.



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