This year’s Chair award for our annual “6×6 on Route 66” fundraiser has been given to artist Doris Lightwine. We are grateful for all of the support Doris has given to Kingman Center for the Arts. She is an amazing artist and one we are proud to have with us. Her biography is below.

Doris studied art at L.A. Trade Tech, Chouinard Art Institute, NAU and with Don Stone and Roy Purcell.

A native of California, she and her family moved to Kingman in 1965. She is a charter meber of the Mohave Artists and Craftsment’s Guild, has served on the Kingman Arts and Humanities Commission and as an instructor at Kingman Jr. High and in the Community Schools program.

Doris was the director of the Mohave Museum of History and Art from 1973 to 1976 where she had the responsibility for development of new exhibits as well as operation of the museum. Since 1979 she has owned and operated her own gallery.

In 1988 she was the proud recipient of the Women Making History Art Award. Doris has won many ribbons and prizes for her work at art shows, county fairs and the Arizona State Fair.

Her great grandchildren, reading and travel are her favorite hobbies. Inspiration for many of her paintings comes from her travel memories and photographs. Doris works exclusively in acrylics but her painting subjects run the full range from portraits, still-life’s, to landscapes and everything in between.

Thank you Doris for all you do for the Kingman community. It is a pleasure knowing you!

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