Art show ‘like no other’

11-16-09 Art Fair
More than 20 artists came together Saturday afternoon at a Scottsdale fair to showcase and sell their work.(Scott Stuk | The State Press)
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Monday, November 16, 2009
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The “Like No Other Art Show And Sale” premiered on Saturday at Scottsdale gallery Art Source For Design. The showcase served as a platform for artists and artisans across Arizona to display and sell their works to the public.

As local music acts like blues/indie pop artist Mark Burrell and instrumental guitarist Preston Deatherage catered to the ears, the artists catered to the eyes.

The art show included the work of 34 artists, chosen from more than 100 entrees.

Justin Bagnato, 28-year-old production manager of Art Source For Design, said the 34 artists were picked for the originality portrayed in their art.

“We wanted to allow eclectic artists from around the city to show the work they have accomplished,” Bagnato said. He said that in order to participate in the show, artists had to submit at least five pictures of their art, along with an artist statement describing their work.

Doug Redo, an ASU printmaking junior, represented his passion at the gallery. His first art show, “Like No Other,” gave Redo a chance to break into the local art scene.

Redo said he has been an artist since as far back as he can remember, doodling on any and every surface.

The artist showcased nine of his original screen prints, intaglio prints and mixed media work. He said he plans to move to California and produce a clothing line post graduation.

Redo, a Boston native, describes his art style as urban art and graffiti.

“My surroundings, my environment. and my city inspire me; every day inspires me,” he said.

He has recently begun selling some of his original designs on his Facebook page.

“With the Internet’s popularity I figured it would be a great way to get my work seen,” he said.

Redo hopes to showcase his artwork in many more art shows around the country.

“My ultimate goal would be to have a solo show, I want to have everybody recognize my work,” he said.

Reach the reporter at kelsey.groetken@asu.edu.