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What's Happen'n Art Movement


Upcoming Exhibit

Statewide: Colorwheel Show


WHAM is proud to present the Colorwheel Show. Stop by and take a look at this month-long art show at WHAM Art Association
August 2nd - August 30th.

This exhibit will feature man artists. Come see how they use color to express emotions. Don't miss this exciting exhibit! All are welcome - free admission!

Join us for the opening reception Saturday, October 12th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

WHAM Community Art Center - West Gallery 16560 North Dysart Road, Surprise, AZ 85378

WHAM Rocks!


Friday, Oct. 4th

Come and create a beautiful wall hanging pumpkin, along with a cute pumpkin rock to add to your collection this holiday season.

Our theme will be "Nothing but Pumpkins"

Friday, October 4th, 6pm to 8pm

Click the button below to learn more!

Poetry Slam:


Friday, Oct. 18th


Open mic night for poetry, free verse and storytelling. 6pm to 8pm.


Teen Art Club:


1st Wed. Every Month


Meet other Teen Artist & Create!

Club meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Teen WHAM Art Club is about getting teenagers excited about art, stimulating their creativity, teaching them the value of teamwork and encouraging them to impact their community positively.

Congratulations to CARree Tolle for becoming the new TeenWHAM manager.



Saturday, Oct. 19th

Reception and Kick-off Party

Saturday, October 19th

from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Will be introducing the two Grand Prize Winners

Lou's Tivoli Gardens

12555 W. Bell Rd.

Surprise, AZ 85378

Reception tickets are $15

Purchase tickets at the Docent Desk or at the door

Calendars cost $15 or two for $25

Come join the fun and meet the artists!



Monthly Art Question

It is interesting to read about the most expensive paintings. I researched a bit and found pictures of the top 10. I am not showing #10. You may want to look it up yourselves unless you already are familiar with it.


'Salvador Mundi' by

Leonardo da Vinci

$450 million


'Nafea Faa Ipoipo' by Paul Gauguin
$300 million


'No 6' by

Mark Rothko

$186 million


'Nu Couche' by

Amedeo Modigliani

$170 million


'Interchange' by

Williem de Koonig

$300 million


'N 17A' by

Jackson Pollock

$200 million


'Pendant Portraits of Maerten Soolmans & Oopjen Coppit' by


$180 million


'The Card Players' by Paul Cézanne

$250 million


'Wasserschiangen II' by Gustav Klimt

$183 million


'Women of Algiers (Version 0)' by

Pablo Picasso

$179 million


Meet our Docent:

Judy Wolf

Painting or drawing for me is an expression of my love for this beautiful place that God created for us to enjoy. I love to get lost in that quiet, peaceful place of trying to get on paper or canvas what I am seeing and feeling while

outside “Plein Air Painting”. I usually finish my paintings at my home studio and also paint on a larger canvas from my photos.I studied art at the University of Colorado at Boulder but have been drawing, designing, and photographing most of my life.

Member Happen'ns:
Hometown Hero for Arts Innovator

Connie Whitlock wins the Hometown Hero for Arts Innovator for Surprise AZ Connie was awarded this honor at the Hometown Heroes Luncheon Celebration on Wednesday, September 25th, Surprise's Fellowship Square The award included a welcome greeting, introduction by masters of ceremonies, and she was part of the acknowledgment of winners and their achievements, and given an award.



We now offer a service where you can advertise your work, studio or promote being in a show on our TV at the docent desk that will be running every day the gallery is open. A minimal fee will be charged. See Connie Whitlock or ME Odom for details. ME Odom is also offering a service of creating a 30 or 60 sec. video if you want more than just photos running.


Stop in and see Marty Wolfe for more information or click the link below to send her an email.


WHAM Cares:

Special Needs Community

WHAM offers classes to our special needs community, see a docent or our brochure for more details.


WHAM’s mission is to provide innovative, multidisciplinary, arts-inclusive programming, exhibits, and project to the diverse West Valley communities we serve.  Between the gallery exhibits, festivals, and educational programming, WHAM impacts 50,000 people annually.  Come to our facilities on 16560 N. Dysart Rd., Surprise, AZ to stroll through our current Gallery  exhibit, visit the open artist’s studios, take one of our many art classes and get to know about the ARTS in the West Valley. 


WHAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing art education for the local community with the intent of enhancing artistic talents.

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Our mailing address is: 16560 N. Dysart Road, Surprise, AZ 85378