Vertigo is focused primarily on the therapeutic value of art. Art has the power to calm, soothe, heal, educate, motivate and empower us. Come experience its endless possibilities at Vertigo.
A multi-artist exhibit featuring works that evoke childhood memories with many directly incorporating iconic childhood toys.
As public health concerns continue and social distancing remains necessary, we will be featuring some of the art in this series in a virtual...
Meet our talented group of artists helping you explore your
Debbie Marsh is a mixed-media artist known for her beautiful portrayal of female figures and portraits with an impressionistic style, as well as for her creations involving birds, fish, and tropical fantasies.
During the earlier part of her career, Debbie attended the Atlanta College of Art. She also participated in workshops through the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. which is now part of George Washington University as the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. During her residency in D.C., Debbie had the opportunity to work with several seasoned artists.
Over the years, Debbie has sold numerous works, including commissioned pieces. She has a broad and established presence on social media as an artist and print-on-demand designer.
For Debbie, “the beauty of art is in the process!” With each piece, her experience produces something new and enticing. She continues growing and developing as an artist with each piece.
Inspired by the bewitching; passion and paradox. The rebels and the masters, the freedom, flow and fearlessness of street artists & sign painters, graphic designers, poets, journalers, thinkers, healers, the sensual & the strong, and the glamorous flourishes of Art Nouveau.
The enchanted cool spot of mist carried on a balmy summer night's breeze. The silence of snow. The enigma that is our minds and bodies in a state of flux, just as the ocean tide rises and falls, with no apologies for it's power. Rich color, rhythm & motion, and beauty beyond our earthy eyes.
Within the work, Vivienne Lux's Chicago-born, urban roots are evident, meshing with the vintage glamour of her time spent in Southern California, tied together by the exotic sensuality of the Caribbean, harkening back to her childhood summers spent in Puerto Rico. The work invites the viewer on a scavenger hunt, challenging them to find the words and meaning. It's a journey to follow the swirls, details, nuances and color to uncover the messages inscribed. These pieces are all meant for interaction, there is no "right side up." They beg you to stop, engage, and get lost in the rhythm.
Vivienne Lux's work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States. She currently lives and works in Phoenix.
I’m Rhonda Hitchcock-Mast. I’m an artist, singer, songwriter, graphic designer, childrens book writer, and recently a co-writer on my first screenplay. I’m also the cofounder of Chicks With Picks organization and foundation, helping women in music. I have to be creative all the time! It makes me happy. I received my degree in visual communications and have been art directing, designing, creating and consulting for many years.
My newest style of artwork is recycling once loved material and turning it into one-of-a-kind art. I have explored many types of materials and now most recently a mannequin. I have created 79 pieces of art to date in this style. The mannequin is number 80. I have been doing this art style now for almost 5 years… with mentions in Phoenix New Times, blogs and showings at several locations in the valley.
My ultimate goal when creating a piece is that someone falls in love with it and it maybe turns into a family heirloom. I will always give a part of the proceeds to a local charity. My default charity is our Chicks With Picks Foundation 501c3... Helping those in need through music. I think it is a great way to Repurpose for a Purpose! Thanks for looking, enjoy!
Growing up, Brittish Pena was one of the millions of kids who wanted to play in the NFL. But, like many others, he wasn’t born with the gifts an NFL athlete needs to have to make it. He was however, born with a different set of skills – an amazing artistic ability. When the My Cause, My Cleats campaign rolled out in 2016, Brittish knew he wanted to – correction, knew he had to – be a part. The following year he was lucky enough put his artwork on cleats for players such as Arizona Cardinals quarterback, Carson Palmer, and $LB, Deone Bucannon. In 2018 his passion allowed him to become even more involved as one of the primary artists representing Cardinals players.
Another reason the My Cause, My Cleats campaign is truly special is found in its ability to make people feel connected to the game, and to the cause. In 2004, Brittish’s son Sebastian was born prematurely. Sebastian came in to this world weighing only two pounds, six ounces. He literally fit in the palm of your hand. Four years later, Brittish’s younger sister, Paris, was diagnosed with Leukemia at just 11 years old. It was a bumpy ride for the Pena family to say the least, but with help from some of the best doctors in the world and places like the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, their spirit never wavered. Sebastian and Paris were given the opportunity to grow in to the beautiful people they are today.
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Phoenix based artist Will Scates brings you into the world of Iterated Function Systems (IFS). From beautifully structured self-similar pieces to torn from the heavens chaotic Hubble like space scenes.
Will has a B.A. in Media Arts and Animation and has worked on a small independent films as VFX supervisor and Technical Director.
While working in VFX he stumbled upon IFS flames and was drawn into the many different looks they could produce.
See more of his work on Instagram@willscates.
Cynthia is a self taught Native American artist living and working in Phoenix.
She is originally from the San Carlos Apache Reservation.
Her choice of medium when painting is acrylic paints.
Cynthia has recently expanded her creative efforts and started a new business making accessories with handmade felt flowers that incorporate Native American touches: MilaRoseCo
A collection of 20 super-sized Barbies stylishly re-imagined by Vertigo artists in multiple childhood fantasy displays.
Miss America, bride, singer, olympic gymnast, movie star, and more. . . ultimate Barbie make believe.
This is only a part of the Inner Child Exhibit. We will be adding additional pieces in the next few days and hope that we will be able to show the exhibit in person in the near future. Check back for updates.
Up Next: Inner Child
Beginning June 19
Exhibit will be available for online viewing beginning June 19.
Check back for more details on in person viewing beginning July 1.