Darted off to Arizona for a wedding and during the weekend I was able to dash over to the Mesa Art Center (http://www.mesaartscenter.com/art-exhibitions-contemporary-art-gallery.html). I was able to see a nice Artic photo show, pastels of the developmentally disabled, and their current juried national crafts show.
In the crafts show I was very impressed with the sand cast glass sculptures of Stephanie Trenchard, which they had two of on exhibit. Very well crafted, the work has also a delightful sense of whimsy with nice nods to art history. Check out her site, she has some beautiful work: http://www.stephanietrenchard.com/