The Art Fashion Show models, makeup artists and hosts at the end of the event    

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What is The Art Fashion Show?!

The Art Fashion Show (AFS) is an event where the art from the canvas, comes to life on the runway. Several diverse local artists are chosen and their art pieces are represented on fabulous runway models, through great fashion design and creative hair & make-up. It's the most unique fashion show in downtown Phoenix and 20% of ticket sales and 100% of direct donations go to the charity WINGS FOR WARRIORS. Wings for Warriors is a great organization that provides medical care and financial needs for injured veterans and their families upon return from deployment.

This was the 3rd Art Fashion Show and I was honored to be asked back to be one of the represented artists. The event was held at a new art gallery called Unexpected located in the Grand Avenue arts district at 734 W Polk St, Phoenix, Arizona. This gallery has an awesome video wall as the backdrop to the runway and the video played during the event really accentuated the beauty of the art and the models.

The show is produced and hosted by Kristine Nicole. Here is a photo by Dennis Larson of Kristine and I at the end of the night with two of my art pieces, Glory and Genesis.

The Art Fashion Show models, makeup artists and hosts at the end of the event

I had seven of my works included in the show. The first was the digital illustration of Sarah Bowers entitled Moonbeam Butterfly which was carried and represented by model Madison Hahn. Here are each of the images represented.

Model Madison Hahn is holding an 11"X17" print of the digital illustration entitled "Moonbeam Butterfly". Madison's makeup was by Daetriel Valient-Bey. For more info about Moonbeam Butterfly and to purchase prints click here.
Model Nicole Gurule holding a metal print La Muerta, the new graphic novel character from Brian Pulido.
Model Paige Smith holding "Beware of the Queen of Spades" which is a photo of a bodypainting with Kay Kochman. Paige's makeup was by Designs By Daetriel and Moni Luvs Effects and the bodypainting was by Phave Salazar.
Model Jamie Ferguson is holding the original acrylic painting entitled "Angel of Saturn III". Jamie's makeup is by Designs By Daetriel and the bodypainting was by Phave Salazar. Angel of Saturn III is available for purchase as an original painting or 11X17 prints with 3D glasses by clicking here.
Model Kim Wright is holding a 24"X36" gallery wrapped print of "Rainmaker". Kim's makeup is by Designs By Daetriel and her bodypainting is by BWise Body Art. This Rainmaker canvas print is available for purchase or as an 11X17 print by clicking here.
Heather Renee Nance is holding "Glory", a bodypainting that I did with recording artist Miss Krystle and then turned into a digital illustration. Heathers's makeup is by and the bodypainting was by Phave Salazar. Glory canvas print is available for purchase or as an 11X17 print by clicking here.
Daetriel Valient-Bey is holding an original oil painting entitled "Genesis".


The link to the official website for this event is and here is a behind the scenes video from this event by Glen AZ

Also, I took quite a few pictures at the event that up online on my flickr page. Here is the link. Enjoy!

Oh, and one more shout out to my daughter-in-law Savannah who was one of the models in the show. Here is a picture of her coming down the runway with the incredible video wall behind her.


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