2 March 2017 – 3 April 2017 | Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    If I were writing a common artist statement, my first task would be to describe what I have made - the second; to express my desire to transform my feeling into a work of art.

    What if this structure was reversed?

    I have created what I want my work to make me feel. We say in French ‘’Prend la vie comme elle vient.’’ translation: take life how it is coming. It is hard to give up the desire to control and just accept; close your eyes and feel the wind.

    Lightness, simplicity, color and a logical evolution remains consistent throughout my sculpture. However, through this body of work I also wanted to understand the static that is inherent in movement, and non-geometric curves.

    Similar to the unexpected surprise of the mix of objects found in a garage sale; I have combined architecture, landscape, nature and sensuality.

    As I am primarily a sculptor, spontaneity is a big challenge for me. In my method of sculpting, there is no going back once you have begun the course of action. By voluntarily avoiding painting techniques and continuing my evolution in the three-dimensional process, I am forcing myself to systematically learn a new language. This progression is bringing me closer and closer to my main passion and obsession: searching.

    My dream would be to be like you, seeing my own work for the very first time.

                                                                                    - Pascal Pierme -
    Opening Reception with the Artist
    Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • GEOMETRIC: Organic

    26 January 2017 – 24 February 2017 | Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Color versus Shape                
    Silver’s color is dynamic and strong, yet it is the shape that tells the story. The shapes are either geometric or organic.  His “geometric shapes” fool the eye and create the illusion of depth and/or movement.  In contrast, his organic abstractions flow as in nature, encouraging the viewer’s own interpretation.  Silver’s contrasting styles are captivating and not to be missed.                                                              -Stephen Silver-

    Opening Reception with the Artist   Thursday, January 26th, 2017
    6:30pm - 9:30pm

  • 2016

  • Color Collective

    8 December 2016 – 3 January 2017 | Thursday, December 8th, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    I am captivated by Color.  It speaks to our emotions, conveys a feeling or a mood in an instant and pulls the viewer into a work on a subconscious level.  I use color in unexpected ways.  By exploring and pushing the boundaries, I can give an abstract feel to a realistic subject.

    I am inspired by Life.  To capture a personality, a moment and the true essence of whatever I am painting is what drives me. As I observe the world around me, I will see someone sitting in a beautiful pose and know I need to capture that gesture at that moment.

    I am amazed by Nature.  The complexities and intricacies of all botanicals invite me to try to interpret them through the medium of watercolor. The botanicals of the Southwest especially intrigue me, asking me to present them in new ways.

    Color Collective is a reflection of my love of color, life and nature as represented in my figurative works and botanical paintings.      - Andrea Merican -

    Opening reception with the Artist
    Thursday, December 8th, 2016
    From 6:30pm -9:30pm

  • GIVING HeARTfully

    7 December 2016 – 7 December 2016 | Wednesday, December 7th - From 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    This Holiday Season we are proud to be hosting “Giving HeARTfully” A Cocktail Reception and Art Raffle to benefit the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.

    Local watercolor artist Andrea Merican will be creating a one-of-a-kind painting to be raffled at the event.

    To purchases your $25 raffle tickets, please contact the gallery. You do not have to be present to win.

    All proceeds will benefit the organization.

    The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide social, emotional and financial support to children and families facing pediatric cancer. Chrisie Funari is the Founder of the organization and was inspired to create hope in the lives of others after having personally endured the challenges childhood cancer faces when her 18 month old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The foundation provides families with travel assistance, financial planning, financial assistance, and helps fund pediatric cancer research. Through the support of donors and volunteers, the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children continues to make an impact in the lives of many individuals in the community.

    Cocktail Reseption with the Artist
    Wednesday, December 7th, 2017
    From: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


    10 November 2016 – 6 December 2016 | Thursday, November 10th, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    “For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to both color and texture - especially as they are found in the natural world. Red iron oxide, the color of rust - and what gives our blood its hue - is one of my favorite colors, and is found in all my pieces.

    To me, some of the most interesting textures are found in the resultant marks of nature’s wearing away. Crevices, canyons and seashores all attest to the give and take of Mother Earth.

    My paintings are created in much the same way; in the layering of the acrylic paint and gels, continual re-working, and sometimes violent mark making, they become metaphors for our own lives. Imperfection trumps perfection, chaos is organized and peace prevails.”
                                        - Father Bill Moore-

    Opening Reception with the Artist
    Thursday, November 10th, 2016
    6:30pm - 9:30pm


    3 November 2016 – 3 November 2016 | Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    “Expressing Me….for You”
    Reception and Art Sale
    to benefit Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in Metro Phoenix. Tumbleweed’s vision is that every young person is valued and has a safe place to live. Their mission is to support homeless and forgotten youth to grow and thrive.

    Tesseract Elementary School children have created beautiful works of art that will be hung in our gallery, and each will be for sale for $20.00 Every $20.00 will purchase a pair of sneakers for a homeless teen via Tumbleweed.

    Calvin Charles Gallery is honored to participate and support this very worthy cause.

    Opening reception
    Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
    From 5:30pm -7:30pm

  • International Walk

    20 June 2016 – 7 July 2016 | Thursday, July 7th, 2016 - from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    It’s summertime’s annual cooldown in Downtown Scottsdale.

    We will be featuring works by renowned Vietnamese artists Pham Luan, Dinh Thi Tham Poon and Hong Viet Dung. Authentic lanterns from South Korea’s Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival will also be displayed at the gallery and throughout the arts district. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served