Entry Gallery

SLICES OF SONORA | David Windsor and Janet Windsor

Entry Gallery

Cropped image from left to right| Janet Windsor and David Windsor

The trees in the Sonora Desert often appear stunted and dead, their forms twisted, the bark black, flaking and peeling. In the winter when the leaves have dropped, they truly look lifeless. However, when you look inside, a world of beauty is revealed. David and Janet present the inside beauty in polished and turned wood and fabric abstractions. The natural world of our desert home is their inspiration and the source of their raw materials.

SLICES OF SONORA is the third exhibition of the 2019-2020 Entry Gallery Project Space; this is our third year of exhibition series that offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects.


“I consider my turned pieces usable art. The raw materials for my pieces are trees salvaged from Tucson and the surrounding desert. The challenged growing conditions often result in wood with striking grain patterns. Other features I take advantage of are knots, bark inclusions, sapwood and wormholes. For each piece, I strive to choose a form that best takes advantage of the grain and features and then use a variety of inlay materials to fill voids. Each of technique is used to take advantage of the unique characteristics of these fascinating desert woods.”

– David Windsor

“I use the desert around me to inspire my works in fabric. The endless variation of color and form lends itself to abstraction in fiber. With this collection, I have branched out in new directions. I have used hand-dyeing, embroidery, applique; all of which have been used sparingly, if at all, in my previous work. I have used new materials including wool, tie-dyed velvet and linen, embroidery floss, beads; the better to reveal that hidden beauty inside those dark twisted trees.”

– Janet Windsor

Scroll to the bottom to view a virtual tour through the Welcome Gallery and photographs of the exhibition.

Please Note: All artwork purchased online can be picked up at the Exhibit House when Tohono Chul re-opens. If the artwork is to be shipped, it will be shipped when Tohono Chul re-opens.

Please feel free to contact James Schaub, Curator of Exhibitions, if you have any questions or concerns: jschaub@tohonochul.org


David Windsor

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Mesquite Bowl – Large

3.5″ h x 13″ w

$250

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Desert Willow Bowl

4.5″ h x 8.25″ w

$220

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Ironwood Candle Holders

10.5″ h x 3.5″ w

$180

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Mesquite Mistletoe Gall Bowl

3.5″ h x 9.75″ w

$200

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Olive Wood Bowl

4″ h x 8.5″ w

$220

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Arizona Ash Lidded Vessel

10″ h x 9.25″ w

$300

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Mesquite Bowl – Medium

3.5″ h x 9.125″ w

$195

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African Sumac Bowl

4″ h x 4.5″ w

$220

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Mesquite Lidded Vessel – Large

9.75″ h x 9.25″ w

$280

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Mesquite Bowl – Small

4″ h x 5.25″ w

$75

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Mesquite Lidded Vessel – Small

7″ h x 5.875″ w

$95

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Olive Wood Ikebana Vase

2.25″ h x 7.5″ w

$95

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Ironwood Box

3.625″h x 3.875″ w

$80

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Mesquite box

4.25″ h x 4.25″ w

$85

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Mesquite Potpourri Holder

3″ h x 5″ w

$80


Janet Windsor

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Riffing on Rings 1

hand-dyed linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

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Riffing on Rings 2

hand-dyed, commercial cotton and linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

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Riffing on Rings 3

hand-dyed, commercial cotton and linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

Riffing on Rings 4

hand-dyed, commercial cotton and linen

12″ h x 12″ w

$170

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Vertical Grain

hand-dyed, commercial cotton and linen

30″ h x 24″ w

$750

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How Old Am I

hand-dyed, commercial cotton and linen

34″ h x 29″ w

$975

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Stacks 5

hand-dyed, commercial cotton, linen and silk

30″ h x 20″ w

$600

Stacks 4

hand-dyed, commercial cotton, linen and silk

34″ h x 19″ w

$650

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Slices 1

embroidery, beads and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

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Slices 2

embroidery, beads and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

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Slices 3

embroidery, beads and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

Slices 4

silk and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

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Slices 5

embroidery, beads and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

Not for sale

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Slices 6

embroidery and wool

8″ h x 8″ w

$150

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Cuts

hand-dyed cotton, linen, silk and wool

48″ h x 17″ w

$825

Spiraling

hand-dyed, commercial cotton, linen and silk

34″ h x 23″ w

$790

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Burl

hand-dyed, commercial cotton and linen

32″ h x 17″ w

$575


To view photographs of the exhibition, please click below:

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Entry Gallery Featuring David Windsor and Janet Windsor