Fran McNeely is a signature member of the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona and a Saguaro Fellow member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Fran paints both abstract and representational pieces that strive to engage the viewer to spend time looking at a painting. Often a viewer will react immediately to a painting based on color preferences or familiarity with a subject. But a painting is much more than a viewer saying “I like the colors or I like seascapes.” A painting will engage the viewer with seeking to analyze the shape, form, design, and color of a piece, and also the feelings that might arise---all part of the elements used to create a unique work of abstract art. Georgia O’Keeffe said it best----“Nothing is less real than realism.”
"The Bad Boy" and "Irish Harp"
in the2019 SAWG Signature Members Show
at Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) Art Gallery
Plaza at Williams Center
5420 E. Broadway #240, Tucson, AZ 85711
Artist Reception 5-7PM, Thursday, February 14, 2019, show runs through March 3, 2019
The Bad Boy
"The Faceless" in"Arizona Aqueous XXXIII"
National juried show at Tubac Center for the Arts 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, Arizona
Exhibition open from January 18 through February 24, 2019
"Waiting for the Moon I" and "Musica Fronteriza"
watercolors in the
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) "Rhythm" juried show at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Offices S2175 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson
Show runs through April, 2019
Waiting for the Moon I
"The Dancer" and "Late for the Moon"
watercolors in the
Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) "Possibilities" juried show at the Toscana Studio and Gallery
9040 N. Oracle Road #A
Show runs January 26 through March 9, 2019
Late for the Moon
Tripodi Award of Excellence in the juried 51st Annual Show of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) Tucson, Januaary 2019
Musica Fronteriza Best of Show in the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Juried show "Rhythm" at the Tucson Symphony Offices
Tucson, January, 2019
Looking Down Award of Merit in the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG) "Color My World" juried show at the SAWG Gallery
Tucson, November 2018
Complicity Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Juried show The Persuasion of Art at the Tucson Jewish Community Center
Tucson, June 2017
The String Section
Honorable Mention in the juried 49th Annual Show of
the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Tucson, February 2017