PV Arts Board

Bobby Lee Krajnik is the Paradise Valley Artist-in-Residence for 2021-2022

The Town Council and PV Arts Board welcome Bobby Lee Krajnik as the 2021-2022 Artist-in-Residence. Bobby Lee's show will hang at Town Hall until September 2022.  The show is free and can be viewed during regular Town Hall business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed between noon and 1:00 pm for lunch).

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Oil painter Bobby Lee Krajnik uses vibrant colors and light vs. dark values to portray Southwest Landscapes. Her tranquil portrayals invite the viewer to come closer for a more intimate view revealing subtleties in color and value, representing the changing light on the surface of the subject. Many of her newer paintings feature historic or old religious structures in the Southwest. Her inspiration comes from the beauty, different cultures and difficult history of the Southwest and its impact on the people who lived here. The sometimes violent history had a profound influence on the communities and their religion, art, architecture and way of life.

"When I first came to Arizona twenty five years ago, I fell in love with the architecture of the old Arizona buildings, Hispanic folk art with its focus on religious icons, native American silver and turquoise jewelry and the beauty of the desert with it's unique cacti. Now after being an artist for over twenty-five years and painting these sanctuaries of the southwest, I have a much deeper appreciation of regional art, architecture, local cultures and history of this unique region."

Bobby also enjoys travelling, art, architecture, good food and different cultural experiences. For a time, she lived and worked in the Spanish colonial city of San Miguel de Allende, in central Mexico. There she kept a studio, painted, studied Spanish and immersed herself in the local culture of the beautiful city.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Southwestern United States and Mexico. She has also exhibited in multiple group museum shows in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and Arizona.

Bobby Lee

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PV Arts Board Overview

The PV Arts Board advises the Town Council concerning planning and display of art works in the Town Hall Complex. The Committee helps to create and sustain a cultural and artistic environment which encourages local artists, collectors, and gallery owners to participate in educational and exhibition projects within the Town.

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Name Term Expires
Laura Paquelet-Carpinelli, Chair April 2025
Phyllis Barbee April 2024
Carol Brecker April 2023
Kathy Duley April 2023
Jan Lindell April 2024
Marianne Mallia April 2024
Natalie Montenegrino April 2023
Janie Russo April 2024
Colleen Steinberg April 2023
Ellen Andeen, Council Liaison April 2023