About The Artist : Inspired by All of Nature

Cher has been an artist since 1980 with a wide range of interest in different media to express her creativity. Having studied painting and graphic design, she has developed new skills through the years. Presently, a wildlife photographer, photorealistic painter and jewelry designer.

She resides in Chandler, Arizona with her husband John where they are surrounded by their four legged friends on a 20 acre ranch. They rescue and breed wild animals including zebras and giraffes. With childhood passions for horses, they breed Pure Spanish Horses as well.

She began her journey into the world of jewelry design and handcrafting in 2009 when exposed to a whole new world of textures, colors, materials, and never ending potential.

Cher’s Creations are inspired by nature and handmade with only the highest quality materials, .925 Sterling Silver and treasures found throughout her travels always seeking out unique and unusually special pieces from local artists which are then used as centerpieces for the final necklaces.

We hope you venture into our world and discover that very special piece just for you!

WHAT’S NEW?

August 2017

Associate Member of Women Artists of the West

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Women Artists of the West is a group whose specific objectives and purpose include uniting women artists; promoting appreciation of art created by women; encouraging technical excellence by educating artists and the public through exhibitions and workshops; encouraging professionalism by advising women artists regarding business practices; providing publicity and national awareness for members through advertising and web presence; and developing a spirit of unity among its members.

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July 2017

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Pounce! was selected as a juried piece in the upcoming Puma: Past and Present exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

September 16 – December 25, 2017 – 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

“This year, we at the Desert Museum are joyfully celebrating the 65th anniversary of interpreting the Sonoran Desert for visitors. Since George L. Mountainlion arrived in 1953 he has reigned as the Museum’s all-time icon. Guests consistently embrace the mountain lion as a favorite subject in our gallery. To honor the museum’s birthday, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is putting together a very special art exhibit showcasing the mountain lion in the Ironwood Gallery. Juried works will be displayed alongside selected master works from around the globe. The Desert Museum is excited to showcase the many creative talents of our members through this exciting upcoming exhibition!”

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FINALIST – Fusion Art International Quarterly Group Art Exhibition

Selected Piece – Pensativa

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“Welcome to Fusion Art’s third quarterly group juried art exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is Nude.

For this competition, artists, worldwide, were invited to submit both 2D and 3D entries that focused on the human figure with an emphasis on, but not exclusive to, the nude figure. The work could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit.  We received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists around the world including the US, Canada, China, Taiwan, Singapore and France. Twenty eight artists were chosen to participate in the group exhibition.  The exhibition will remain open and available for viewing on the Fusion Art website until October 14, 2017.”

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BEST IN SHOW – Fusion Art Natural World International Online Art Exhibit – Traditional Category

Selected Piece – The Hunter

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“For this competition artists and photographers, were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of the Natural World. The theme included any art and photography that depicts elements of the natural world. Natural and/or geographical objects and environments, wildlife, or anything that was from nature and/or not created by or substantially altered by man. The artwork could range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best representational or non-representational art and photography.

We once again received a diverse collection of quality artwork from artists all around the world including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Korea, Singapore and Australia.

Each month Fusion Art presents awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. The Best in Show winners are Cher Anderson for her Acrylic on Board, “The Hunter” and John Moses for his Archival Pigment Print, “Half Dome illuminated.” Both Cher and John are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of July 2017 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to participate in Fusion Art’s 2nd Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, CA, in November 2017.”

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June 2017

Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery – Animals Art Exhibition 

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Selected Pieces – Fancy Feathers and The Hunter

2nd and 3rd Place Winners in the Painting category, and 6th place for the overall exhibit

“The gallery’s competition for May 2017 was the 7th Annual “Animals” Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s June 2017 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the theme “Animals” by submitting their best representational or abstract art which depicts the theme “Animals”. The Animals theme includes animal subjects such as living organisms, mammals, birds, insects and any animals that may also live in water. 

The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in April 2017 and concluded on May 27, 2017. The gallery received 674  entries from 20 different countries from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  In addition, the gallery received entries from 35 different states.”

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March 2017

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In March, 2017, Cher Anderson was selected to be a Signature Member of the exclusive group Artists for Conservation, which makes her part of the leading artistic movement to protect species and wild places.

Artists for Conservation is the world’s leading artist group supporting the environment.  Their mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature. AFC represents 500 artists from 27 countries, in the nature/wildlife art genre, who are committed to conservation. Many of the world’s most recognized names in the field are actively involved.

Through international art exhibits, collaborative art-science expeditions, annual festival, awards, publications, and online initiatives, the Artists for Conservation engages, inspires and informs the public, and empowers passionate professional artists as effective ambassadors for the environment.

Check back for more exciting developments that come along with Cher’s membership in this elite organization, and upcoming AFC events. For more information, please visit:  http://www.artistsforconservation.org/

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EVENTS

2017 Artists for Conservation Exhibit

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The Hunter has been chosen to be a part of the live exhibit, and Sedona Colors was chosen to be part of the virtual exhibit, at the 7th annual Artists for Conservation Festival – a multi-day art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit with leading international, regional and First Nations artists, live music, films, guest lectures, workshops for youth and adults, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.

Save-the-Dates!  AFC Festival 2017 will be hosted by VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, B.C. –

November 9-13, 2017

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We are honored to announce that several paintings and jewelry pieces from Cher’s Creations have been selected to be on display at The Gallery at el Pedregal.

A collaborative between the Boulders Resort and the Sonoran Arts League, The Gallery at el Pedregal is the newest art gallery to come on the scene in North Scottsdale. The Gallery opened its doors in December 2014 and features a wide variety of medias from member artists. The Gallery at El Pedregal is unique in that artists are on a rotation every four months. These rotations are juried and comprised of Sonoran Arts League member artists. Once their work is juried, a professional curator orchestrates the positioning of the artwork.

Please come see this exciting display, open 7 days a week, located at:  34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85266

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