In honor of Silverleaf’s 10th Anniversary, Bonner David Galleries presented: “A Diversion in Art.” This one-night show transformed the Silverleaf clubhouse into a private gallery gala. Attendees with a taste for traditional or a flair for contemporary styles were entertained, amused, distracted and diverted from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
North Scottsdale’s Silverleaf community has long surpassed expectations set for it 10 years ago when developer DMB Inc. strategically branded it separate, but part of the already successful planned community of DC Ranch.
Situated at the base of the McDowell Mountains, Silverleaf was progressive in design when created, dotting 2,000 acres with just 700 homes and five distinct neighborhoods. Planned by architects Vernon Swaback and John Sather of Swaback Partners, and with Architectural Vision and Design Guidelines crafted by Dale Gardon of Dale Gardon Design, Silverleaf took cues from the nation’s finest upscale traditional neighborhoods.
The architectural inspiration came from historic Spanish and Mediterranean estates found in notable areas such as Bel Aire, Santa Barbara, Montecito, and even from the rural French hillsides of Provence.
“Since opening in 2002, Silverleaf has been a much sought-after address. It’s a place that artfully mixes thoughtful planning and design with outstanding amenities, all against a striking mountain backdrop,” said Deborah Beardsley, associate broker at Silverleaf Group, the real estate company formed at its inception to sell the community. “We believe the unmatched Silverleaf lifestyle and the overall sense of community are what continue to consistently generate interest among home-seekers, she added.”
The club’s Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course made local history when it incorporated the most classic aspects of the game: forecaddies, wooden rakes, cotton flags and O’Henry ball washers. At 7,322 yards from the tips, the par 72 Silverleaf is challenging, even for low-handicappers, yet playable for every skill level because of multiple tees, many elevated, and all with clear sight lines.
“Our goals meshed perfectly with Weiskopf’s,” said Drew Brown, Founder and Chairman of DMB Associates. “To know that Silverleaf is mentioned in the same sentence as other exclusive, classic courses is a wonderful accomplishment,” he said.
“The party is our way of saying thank you to our advisors, members and residents whose energy, commitment and foresight made Silverleaf the community what it is today,” said David O’Donoghue, senior vice president of club operations. “We couldn’t be here without them and we’re excited to celebrate this milestone together.”
The private show exclusive for The Silverleaf Club included 70 fine works of art on display.
Featured artists in attendance included:
Internationally known Catalonian Artist, Quim Bove , who was preparing for his upcoming show, “Abstraction,” unveiled several special new pieces exclusively for Silverleaf members. Bove’s work boasts a vibrant color palette and reflective edge to his incredible contemporary paintings.
Fresh from his success at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, local figurative artist Michael Carson perfects his style with new layers of meaning, texture, and richness. His latest series of paintings debuted how this noted artist has taken the subtlety of color and pattern to create his distinctive approach in portraying the grace of the female form. His work is always a favorite and this event is the perfect time to observe his newest body of work first hand.
Brilliant abstract artist Max Hammond showcased his newest works emphasizing “unintended light,” that light which the artist captures through the layering of color in his paintings. Attendees witnessed the depth of meaning and the uniqueness of his texturing in these innovative works. Though well known for his abstract paintings, recently Hammond has been adding the figure very subtly into some of his work, incorporating a new depth of richness to his art.
Photorealism artist, John Schieffer plays with dark and light in his dramatic still life paintings. His work is marked with color and intrigue. Small objects are blown up to larger than life. Schieffer’s new work, “Making Conversations” was made public for the first time at Silverleaf’s private gallery event. NsL
For more information about Silverleaf, including its history, vision and available inventory, visit www.silverleaf.com.