About Diane

D.J. ( Diane Juris) Bykowski describes her work as “a reflection of me – from the whimsical side of my personality to the sedate side where reality and dreams merge and come alive."  Diane’s versatility is apparent in her contemporary abstracts and traditional, almost nostalgic, rendering of a myriad of subjects as well as her wearable art. Juried status in the Arizona Artist’s Guild, Arizona Watercolor Association, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona and the Arizona Art Alliance has brought her much recognition and numerous awards.
Her animal portraits and commissions of that “special place or moment” are in high demand since she not only expresses the likeness of her subject but also the essence. Most of her original work is also available as prints and cards. The work of D. J. Bykowski can be found in private and corporate collections.  Her wearable art has been featured at various boutiques, and Diane also teaches her methods for fiber art creations and conducts various art workshops, as well as being a juror for exhibitions, and admissions to art organizations for juried status. 
Diane hosted a Scottsdale based television program, Scottsdale Artbeat, on City Cable 11 which aired  three times every Saturday for over three years.  She interviewed both performing and visual artists who either exhibited and/or lived in Scottsdale, AZ.
Below are some career highlights; here is a link for a more comprehensive resume.
2018 - University Club - Phoenix, AZ
2016 - Animals in Art - Veterinary School, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
2013 - 2 Woman Exhibition - Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ
2011 - Poochie’s Pet Salon, Phoenix AZ
2009 - 3 Woman Exhibition – Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix AZ
2009 - Salon 3121 – Studio VII, Phoenix AZ
2008 - 6 Woman Exhibition of Miniatures, Phoenix AZ
2007 - Layers of Meaning, The Herberger Theater, Phoenix  AZ
2006 - Hidden Memories, The Herberger Theater, Phoenix AZ
2006 - Spirit of Art, Zest Spirited Dining and Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2006 - The World of Miniatures,  Lawrence Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2006 - La Petite XIII, Alder Gallery, Portland OR
2005 - Waianuenue, Avalene Gallery,  Makawao, Maui HI
2005 - What’s Your Story, Fox 10, Phoenix AZ
2000 - 3 Women Exhibition, Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale AZ
2019 - Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ
2018 - Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ
2008 - The News Observer, Fannin County, Georgia
2006 - Journal of the American Pharmacists Association September/October issue
2005 - American Diabetes National Calendar – July - “Welcome Home”
2005 - Lahaina News and Maui Weekly - March 30 & April 7
2003 - Cover – National Council of Teachers of English Journal,
Arizona Art Alliance - Juried Status
Arizona Artist's Guild - Juried Status
            Chairman 2010-2012