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The work of more than 20 artists will be showcased at the 2010 Payson Art League “ARToberFEST” Friday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 24.

The 2010 Payson Art League “ArtoberFest” will showcase the work of 23 artists, most from around the Rim Country. The big show and sale is Friday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center.

The show opens with an artists’ reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, with the primary exhibit open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24.

The Payson Art League has selected Angela Cockle as the featured artist of this year’s show.

Cockle has traveled much of the world, always keeping her artist eye focused keenly on wildlife, while seeking just the right animal, the right pose and the right emotion to capture.

An artist who works in multiple mediums, Cockle specializes in scratchboard, blending the precision of drawing, detail of engraving and hues of painting into a single piece of artwork.

She is well known for her pet portraits, fulfilling her client’s wishes by capturing the soul and emotion of their beloved pet.

The artists juried into the annual show work in all mediums, including photography, jewelry, sculpture, oils, acrylics, watercolors, glass and fabric.

The Payson Art League is a nonprofit organization and the sole purpose of its programs is broadening awareness and appreciation of the arts in Rim Country. In support of this, a piece of art created by each artist is donated to the PAL Education Fund and displayed for raffle. The money collected through the sale of the raffle tickets — approximately $2,000 annually —is used to purchase art supplies for area schools and children’s organizations, along with books. Members also provide hands-on art experiences in the Rim Country’s elementary schools.

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