Artists by the Lake

at the Lakeview Recreation Center

FE0E31E1 69AA 4BE3 931C D2CE7C11699B 4 5005 cThe Artist by the Lake club is happy to present Sally Marini from the Phoenix Art Museum at their February 4th, 2020 meeting. Her presentation: Art from “Columbus to Washington” will begin at 1 pm. This very informative presentation will focus on American art. The business meeting begins at 12 noon. Members are asked to please bring a snack to share. The Artist by the Lake group meets in Social Hall one on the second floor of Lakeview Recreation Center, Thunderbird Road, Sun City Az.

            Artists by the Lake is open to any Sun City resident with a valid RCSC card. The yearly dues are $10. We have a beautiful gallery of paintings, prints and greeting cards for sale at the club. Members are encouraged to display their art. We also offer beginner to advanced classes in mixed media, pastels, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel taught by award winning artists. We also have open paint times that allow artists to use the room for their personal creative journey. 

 FMI contact:Deb Dahlin, president, ABTL:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

George Washington / Second of 3 portraits by Gilbert Stuart / 1796 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution / Acquired as a gift to the nation through the generosity of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

1767B4EA 472B 4341 80A7 2F4EA5E91D7FSharon Candelise is an artist who enjoys working with fiber, mixed media, surface design, collage, and art journals. Occasionally she likes to take a break from her usual media and experiment with watercolor and pastels.

In the mid-1980s, while living in the Detroit area and working full-time as a legal secretary, she studied and created art part-time.  She taught herself silk painting and surface design techniques while taking courses in color theory, drawing and composition.  In the 1990s she began exhibiting paintings and wearable art in local shows and galleries.  She also taught workshops in silk painting.

After moving to Prescott AZ in 1997, Sharon continued exhibiting in group shows and galleries.  She was active in several community art groups, offering demonstrations and workshops.  While a member of Prescott Art Docents, she gave presentations on art and art history to elementary school classes and community groups in the Prescott area.

In 2001 Sharon joined the Business Office of Prescott College, working as Purchasing Agent until 2014.  During that time she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art.  Sharon moved to Sun City full-time in 2015, and has since devoted her time to expanding her knowledge and mastery of surface design and mixed media techniques.

Her work can be viewed at the Artists by the Lake Club room on the second floor of the Lakeview Recreation Center, Thunderbird Road,Sun City, Az 85351. The art club is open to anyone with a valid RCSC card. Yearly dues are $10 . The club offers classes in colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, oil and acrylic at all levels. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to paint or draw this would be a great club to try out!

FMI please contact Deb Dahlin, president:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 315-491-9650.

Lynn MyselLynn Mysel is native to the Bronx , New York where she and her husband met in high school. They have lived in many locations but settled in Arizona in 1980 with their two small children. 

They were self-employed for many years. Ms. Mysel did the bookkeeping and office management while her husband handled installation and sales for their alarm company. In 1999 they retired and Lynn returned to college to get an interior design degree.  In 2006 they relocated to Southern California to start a new business with their daughter. After nine years they retired again and in 2016 moved back to Arizona and Sun City.


Ms. Mysel describes her art as a little of everything. She has tried watercolor, acrylic painting and has settled into pastel! “Pastel is my favorite medium but now I’m learning oil!” says Ms. Mysel, “I’m also an avid quilter, fiber artist, bag and tote designer! I also love mixed media art journaling.  Anything goes and there are no right or wrongs to this very loose genre. It is just fun.” Ms. Mysel will offer a Mixed media Journal Workshop on Thursday, January 30th from 5-7:30 PM for a $10 materials fee. It is open to Artists by The Lake Club members. Her artwork is on display outside the club room in the case on the second floor of the Lakeview Recreation Center, Thunderbird Rd. Sun City, Az 85351.


Artists by The Lake will have their first 2020 meeting on January 7th from 11:45-2 pm. Please bring a snack to share. We are having a critique by Bruce Cody at this meeting that will start at 12. Our business meeting will begin after the critique. Members can bring a painting for this critique. The Artists by The Lake Club is open to any resident with a valid RCSC card. 2020 Dues must be paid, please stop by the art room to renew your membership. If you’re new to Sun City we will have a booth at Discover Sun City on January 15that Sundial Recreation Center from 9-11 AM and 5-7 PM.

FloDuffieldViewpointlakeThe All Sun City Art Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, February, 8 and 9, 2020 from 9-3 pm at the Bell Center,16820 N 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351This show is open to any Sun City resident with a current RCSC card. The prospectus and show cards are available at the Palo Verde Art Club in the Sundial Recreation Center and in the Artists by The Lake Art Club, on the second floor of the Lakeview Recreation Center.

 This year we are continuing our raffle of top artists art work. Florine Duffield is a member of both clubs. You might have seen some of her art on display at the Fairview center.  She has donated her oil painting entitled “View Point Lake, Sun City, AZ”. You might recognize this 30 X 24 Original Oil Painting on Canvas, framed (Frame 2.5”).You might have taken a walk near the waterfall at Lakeview Lake.

The lake and surrounding area were planned, developed and landscaped by Del E. Webb Development Company in preparation for the first model homes north of Grand Avenue, 1968 – 1969 and was part of Lakeview Recreation Center Complex. The idea of the lake came from using a Japanese Landscaping theme. Size 3.5 Acres. Children enjoy the picnic area and the ducks. The area is good for bird watching and making photos.

Ms. Duffield’s father, Francis Duffield, moved to Sun City during the 1970s. Ms. Duffield stated, “This is my favorite area of Sun City, lovely and peaceful. I am a professional photographer and painter.  I have made many portraits in the gorgeous area. The waterfall makes for a spectacular background. It is a great escape from the big city around us.” Come visit the art show to meet the artist and view the artwork of the many talented artists of Sun City.

FMI about the all Sun City Art Show contact Jo Peterson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arts and Crafts Fair! What a great effort by our artists! Josh Thompson did another amazing job getting volunteers, attending all the required meetings, dragging cards racks, signs, , and then returning everything back to the club! Another shout out to Florinne Duffeild! Her efforts to find 14 really great raffle prizes which we sold tickets for. All the profit  will go towards something great for our club and we are indebted to her! Thanks to artists who donated art to our raffle! Florinne Duffield , Doris Canavan and Deb  Dahlin donated art to the raffle as well! We are also grateful to those who "stuck around"! Georgia Feiste and her hubby, Florinne Duffield and Francis , Josh Thompson and Gene Dahlin! We were able to be "finished" by 4! I will sleep well tonight!


Tuesday December 3rd, 12-2  ABTL Xmas Party and Luncheon!  In the Social Hall one room, second floor Lakeview Rec Center Bring a dish to share on Buffet, bring a crazy gift to exchange, Bring a challenge painting for the "WINTER" Painting challenge! IF you have art in the gallery pick up your art and you may drop off 2 small/medium pieces or 1 large painting


Wednesday,December 4th 9-12 Pastels Plus with Bonnie Temperley and Deb Dahlin! 3 weeks 12/4,11,18 $36 ! Come try some pastels!


1-4 All Levels Acrylic and Oil with the Awesome Aileen Garvey! 3 weeks: 12/4,11,18 @$36

Thursday, December 5th 9-12 Open Painting with Janice Rouen-Lydon Free fun with painting with colleagues!


1-4  Beginner Oil and Acrylic with Georgia Feiste, 12/5,12,19. 3 WEEKS AT $36.


Friday 9-12 Open Painting with Florinne Duffield, COME IN FOR FREE advice and the opportunity to continue to work on your masterpiece!


1-4 More Open Paint- No monitor but feel free to use the room if you are a member!

Looking ahead! Tuesday,  December 10 Critique from 1-3 pm! This is important for your work to grow! Bring works in progress for discussion and critique!


Christmas Vacation: The Club will be closed for classes from December 24th through January1st! You can use the room but there will be no monitor or scheduled activity. Lakeview Center is closed 12/25 and 1/1 so you can't access the room those days

January: Bruce Cody will begin a Lanscape Painting class on Monday Afternoon from 1:30-4:30! and Ruth Little will resume Watercolors and colored Pencil classes on Fridays from 1-4.