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 and her wearable art is represented at Karen Malfi Collection in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and she is the feature artist  at Poochie's Pet Salon, in Phoenix, Arizona.  In addition, Diane teaches fiber arts at Sew from the Heart in Scottsdale, Arizona.  
Diane also hosts a Scottsdale based television program, Scottsdale Artbeat, on City Cable 11 which airs every Saturday at 1, 5 and 8 PM.  Diane interviews both performing and visual artists who either exhibit and/or live in Scottsdale, AZ.
Below are some career highlights; here is a link for a more comprehensive resume.
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
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 - LahainaNews 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