Myra’s Art Gallery in Pine first opened in April 1993. The gallery has changed and moved to different locations within Pine over the years, but has always worked to be a part of the community. At the present time Myra Kraemer, owner, is representing more than 40 local artists. She has always given new artists in the area a chance to hang their work in the gallery.
This month, Myra’s Art Gallery is proud to share and celebrate the work of three artists who also show their work in Payson at the Artists of the Rim Gallery.
Angie Cockle, scratchboard artist, has had her work in Myra’s gallery since the early years and has been in the Artists of the Rim almost since its inception. Patricia Allebrand, an artist currently designing jewelry as wearable art, and Matalyn Gardner, fine art photographer have both been in both galleries for a number of years.
Angie Cockle, a native of England, has traveled much of the world, always keeping her artist’s eye focused on its wildlife seeking just the right animal, the right pose and emotion to capture on scratch board. She is well known for her pet portraits, fulfilling her client’s wishes by capturing the soul and emotion of their special pet.
Patricia Allebrand, jewelry designer, explains art as an extension and enrichment of our soul; timeless, placeless, touching all life. Her designs are original, signed and carefully hand-crafted and formed with sterling silver, 14k gold, or both, often incorporate semi-precious or precious stones, providing a hint of the mystery of ancient cultures.
Matalyn Gardner, fine art photographer, worked for some time as a photojournalist, moving in 1999 to her home on the East Verde River. She spends much of her time with camera in hand, photographing the beauty of the Arizona landscape and surrounding wildlife. Her goal is to portray the excitement and love of life that comes from the beauty of the land and the people.
Artists off the Rim Fine Art Gallery in Payson is a cooperative art gallery located in the Swiss Village on Beeline Highway. It has been a major part of the art community in Payson since the early 2000s. With ten partners, you will have your choice of handcrafted silver jewelry, acrylic western landscapes, scratchboard, stained glass, photography, gourds, oils, hand-turned wooden bowls, pottery and Cyprus tree root and bronze sculptures.
Be sure to visit these two outstanding galleries when you’re in the area.