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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is excited to invite ONE Members to an exclusive artist studio walking tour at Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale. The event will begin at the studio of artists Linda Kilgore and Nicholas Bernard for a hosted cocktail hour, followed by a walk to Cattle Track Arts Compound for open studio visits with Brent Bond, Timothy Chapman, Matt Magee, and Chance Phillips. The evening will conclude across the way with a special performance and backyard salon at the home of Scottsdale Arts CEO Gerd Wuestemann and artist Cece Cole. 

SMoCA in the Studio gives Scottsdale Arts ONE Members an insiders’ look into the creative spaces of local artists and collectors. Mix and mingle with other contemporary art lovers and gain fascinating insights from Jennifer McCabe, director and chief curator of SMoCA. 

Spots are limited for this in-person, ONE Member exclusive walkabout tour at Cattle Track Arts Compound, so reserve your tickets now! 

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About the artists 

Linda Margaret Kilgore is an Arizona-based artist inspired by her childhood spent between Sedona and the nearby Navajo and Hopi lands of northern Arizona. Kilgore works in a variety of mediums, including painting, steel, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and installation. She is the recipient of numerous arts awards, including a Rockefeller Grant, and her work is in public and private collections nationally and internationally.  

Nicholas Bernard is an experienced studio potter, with nearly 40 years of experience. Bernard works with techniques from low-fire earthenware and raku to thrown porcelain and white stoneware. Influenced by thousands of years of history from the Southwest to Africa to Japan, he has shown his work nationally and internationally.   

Matt Magee is an artist best known for his minimal abstract geometric paintings, sculptures, prints, assemblages, murals and photographs. Over a career spanning more than four decades, Magee has experimented widely with abstract and conceptual art practices. Magee’s compositions are organizations of shapes that have been informed by personal history, numerology, and language. Re-purposing a variety of found and collected media characterizes his sculpture and collage while his paintings explore language symbolically with an emphasis on repetition and reiteration and nods to art historical precedents.  

Brent Bond is a printmaker, photographer, and mixed media artist who addresses space and time in relation to the viewer. Having worked as a master printer with Segura Publishing Company and Tiny Satellite Press, in 2009 he founded Santo Press—a fine art publishing company focusing on original limited-edition relief prints by emerging and mid-career artists—which has released 254 editions by 38 different artists. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.   

Chance Phillips is a fiber artist who lives and works in Scottsdale. She has been creating needle-felted art for the last 20 years. Vibrant wool fibers and a sharp barbed needle are the tools she uses to create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. Her works are featured at Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa, where she is currently Artist-in-Residence.  

Timothy Chapman describes his paintings as “invented natural history.” The work borrows from various western traditions of depicting animals and plants, particularly copperplate engravings, as well as Victorian animal portraiture and old scientific illustration. His work renders animals with humor, irony, and surrealist sensibility, addressing the conflict between the real and the imaginary. 


Event begins at Linda Margaret Kilgore and Nicholas Bernard Studio: 6234 N Cattletrack Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 

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