Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival Awards set for Saturday, July 18

July 1, 2009

Free viewing of film and other entries July 9 – 14

Courtesy Photo: Gordon Mischke of Cave
Creek sets up his steel sculpture "Above" at the Desert Foothills Library.
CAVE CREEK – In the heat of the summer, a talented group of artists from throughout the state will converge in the Desert Foothills for the 4th Annual Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival. Set for Saturday, July 18, the “Coyote Awards Ceremony” will take place from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., in North Scottsdale. A $10 donation per person is greatly appreciated. Attire will range from western/casual to black-tie.

“This event celebrates art like no other,” said Judy Bruce, president of the Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival. “While there are many film festivals in Arizona and the Southwest, this is the only event of its kind that honors outstanding artistic creativity in seven different mediums.”

The star-studded evening will flow like the Academy Awards, but instead of Oscar statues, winners will receive very distinguished Coyote Awards designed by Cave Creek artist Judy Darbyshire.

This year’s statewide competition includes seven categories: film, photography, visual arts, short story, poetry, original song, and choreography. Once again, there is no theme for this year’s competition.

Thanks to the generous support of the Town of Cave Creek, the Sonoran Arts League, and other sponsors and private donors, $18,200 in prizes will be awarded.


Courtesy Photo: Mike Markham of Cave Creek sets
up his plexiglass, wood and ceramic sculpture
"Reclining Figure" at the Desert Foothills Library.

Several free showcase events will take place the week prior to the July 18 “Coyote Awards Ceremony.” Area restaurants will provide special menus for meals before and after events. The showcase event schedule follows:

Thursday, July 9: Showcase of original song, dance, and youth category visual art entries from 5 – 7:30 p.m. (youth from 5 – 6 p.m. and adults from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.) Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., in North Scottsdale.

Friday, July 10: Showcase of photography and adult category visual arts entries from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. School House Rd., in Cave Creek.

Saturday, July 11: Film Screening (youth and adult). All films will be shown beginning at 1 p.m. with the Semi-Finalists’ Film Showcase from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., in North Scottsdale.

Monday, July 13: Poetry Readings 5 – 6:30 p.m. Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek.

Tuesday, July 14: Short Story Readings 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., in Cave Creek.

Bruce said she and the committee hope to see the same amount of enthusiasm for the film and arts festival as last year, when record crowds attended the showcase events.

“Our committee passionately feels that the arts enhance the lives of the entire community. Join us in supporting Arizona artists both at our showcase events and at the Coyote Awards Ceremony," she said.

The Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and as such, any donations are tax deductible. For information, visit, or call 480-298-9432.

"Transforming the Energy of Our Relationships" by John English Book signing and presentation July 9 at Gypsy Trader

July 1, 2009

"Transforming the Energy of Our Relationships" will be presented by John English, who will also sign copies of his book, Little Book on Relationship, on July 9 at 7 p.m. at Gypsy Trader, 20811 N. Cave Creek Road.

john englishThe Little Book on Relationship offers tools and techniques to evolve your knowledge of self, while recognizing your connection to all that is through every encounter in your life. We learn from this book, how to have a conscious relationship where we realize that relationship is what life is all about. Only by giving fully of our selves to every one of our relationships, and our relationship with life, can we experience and live in the beauty of not knowing where we end, and another begins.

John English is the award-winning author of The Shift and the soon to be released, The Little Book on Relationship. English is the founder and chairman of DreamTime LLC, a company whose mission is to assist others to make positive shifts in their lives and to live in the power of their spirit. John is an international speaker, shamanic healer, and a successful entrepreneur. He writes about a variety of holistic subjects; meditation, energy healing, shamanism, and the medicine wheel. Two decades ago, John first recognized the human capacity to “dream one’s life into being”. John states, “Energy is the foundation of all reality, including your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual experiences. Once you learn to work with energy, you are the master of your reality.”