Yikes Toys Art Department

Cherry Art Editions Release Party

Cherry Art Editions Release Party  Diane Von Bombshelter, Danny Martin, Jeff Lownsbury, Caleb Gutierrez, Wendy Gadzuk

Sunday, July 9 /12 - 2 pm

Cherry Art Editions’s latest Art Edition Release inaugurates five new artists. Diane Bombshelter, Danny Martin, Jeff Lownsbury, Caleb Gutierrez, & Wendy Gadzuk will each debut a Signed Limited Edition of 100. These eclectically diverse editions include playing cards, memory games or puzzles with each artist’s style prominent. 

Meet and greet with the artists. Come play along. Free and Open to the Public!

Cherry Art Editions is the brainchild of Elizabeth Cherry (Past Director of Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art and MOCA-Tucson). Working with regional & international artists, Cherry is producing limited editions in eccentrically fun formats, blurring the line between art and play.





Tucson Art Studio Tour with Valerie Galloway at Yikes Toys!
Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9 / 10-4


Love Letters new works by Catherine Eyde, Valerie Galloway, Patricia Katchur, Racheal Rios at Yikes Toys!



 'Lost Cities' Valerie Galloway, watercolor  
Tucson Open Studio Tour Fall 2016 with Valerie Galloway & Patricia Katchur
Saturday & Sunday, October 29  & 30 / 10 - 4

Valerie Galloway's lastest series 'Lost Cities' offers bright & stylized watercolors of urban utopias. Whimsical and absolutely fabulous! 
Patricia Katchur's latest photographs and mixed media artworks delight in both the dark and the light of clouds, desertscapes and outerworlds. Floating daydreams and subconscious studies.

 Meet the artists, see new works and learn about the creative process. Both artists will be available for questions and conversation. Free and Open to the Public

'Stormy Blue' photograph by Patricia Katchur

Bewitched / Valerie Galloway
April 30 - September 5, 2016

artist reception Saturday, June 18, 6-8 pm
open studios Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15 / 21 & 22, 11-5 daily

Valerie Galloway’s newest works are indeed bewitching! Her distinctive ink, watercolor and collage works are ever-evolving in the most fabulous of ways. Bewitched offers cool colors, convivial characters and romantic reveries.


Vamps & Vixens / Valerie Galloway
November 15 - December 31, 2015

Ms. Galloway's interpretations of coiffured woman are an absolute delight. A visual abstraction of defining dos that translate times and types in a fanciful frenzy of flair. Valerie Galloway's original ink and watercolor on vintage ephemera or Arches archival paper exemplify a sophistication and style that is all her own. 



Artists' Reception & Open Studio / Sunday, November 15, 11 - 5

Tucson Icon Valerie Galloway will be available for questions, conversation and socializing during Open Studio & Reception on Sunday, November 15. Peer into the artist's psyche to better understand the creative process.Valerie will premiere a new series of works. Join in this community celebration of a wonderful creative mind.

Music by DJ Buttafly.

Free and Open to the Public



A Hundred Hearts
Valentine Offerings by Sharon Holnback

Artist Reception
Saturday, February 7, 6 - 8 pm

Exhibition Dates
February 2 - March 13, 2015

Sharon Holnback is a true visionary.  A Hundred Hearts, an exhibition of her distinct glass works, is currently on view at Yikes Toys. Stained glass, melted bottles, botanicals & found skeletons. Hearts, hands, hope and mysterious darkness. Sharon’s work is an odd yet perfect blending of opposites and the unexpected through a dreamy, fanciful mingling of light, color and shadow. An enigmatic paradox of emotions and symbolism.

Art from the heart for Valentine’s Day gift-giving. Sharon Holnback’s Trinkets of Love and Glass Artworks are love notes offerings. Pieces for sale includes hand-painted mood lamps, fan / lamp pulls and original glass artworks. Share in the love!

Sharon Holnback, creator of GLOW a nighttime art experience, and owner of the Triangle L Ranch in Oracle, Arizona. 




Valerie Galloway / Divine Divas
Ink & Watercolor Paintings on Vintage Ephemera

Exhibition . November 8 - December 31, 2014
Artist Reception . Saturday, December 6,  4 - 6 pm

Open Studio Tour . Saturday, November 8, 11 - 5  &  Sunday, November 9, 11 - 3

A series of delightful new artworks by Valerie Galloway. Divine Divas peers into imaginary journeys of the daydreaming female. Fanciful, longing and sometimes dark, Valerie Galloway's vision is uniquely intriguing. Ms. Galloway's stylistic patterning converses with the vintage ephemera upon which she paints. An inner look into the private psyche of the romanticist dreamer.