Phase I - Meet the Artists

Get to know the artists of Phase I of the Traveling Garbage Gallery Art Program. This program pays tribute to an anti-littering campaign and emphasizes the significance of preserving the cleanliness and beauty of Casa Grande, while bringing a touch of creativity to the local communities. Check out the artists' bios and their artwork below.

Gauge Guillen

Gauge Guillen, age 12

Gauge is a talented young artist who is passionate about his spray paint art and uses it as a form of expression, and to connect with others. 

Artwork meaning: This OR That. We are either going to have a clean planet or dirty planet. It is our job to take care of our home.

Gauge Guillen - Truck


Shannon Ratts

Originally from Colorado, Shannon now lives in AZ full time. She is a self-taught artist, nature and animal lover who is inspired by the beauty that surrounds her. 

Artwork meaning: Pack Your Trash. Protecting and preserving what you love begins from the ground up. She wants her art to inspire people’s inward thoughts to affect their outward habits and improve the appearance of the city and desert.

Shannon Ratts - Truck

Shannon Ratts


Francis Ryan Coer

Francis Ryan Coer

Self-taught and spanning over a decade of practice, Ryan has explored a complex array of painting through different materials and mediums. 

Artwork meaning: Respect Nature. In bold and bright colors is a kit fox and desert owl. The colors are abstract and artsy with splashes and flares inspired by the Sonoran Desert.

Francis Ryan Coer - Truck


Elizabeth Robbins

A 19-year-old CAC student studying studio art, Elizabeth plans to transfer to a university and pursue graphic art full time after graduation. 

Artwork meaning: Don’t Trash Our Habitat. Her art features a desert scene with indigenous desert animals holding garbage bags. It is a reminder that we share our home with others who rely on us to keep their home clean.

Elizabeth Robbins - Truck

Elizabeth Robbins


Susan Shivers

Susan Shivers

Susan has been painting for over 20 years and is a current board member of the Casa Grande Art Association. She started in acrylics then transitioned to her preferred medium- oils. 

Artwork meaning: Don’t Trash Our Habitat. Keeping our desert pristine promotes the beauty of the landscape and gives an unobstructed view of all that grows.

Susan Shivers - Truck


Ramon Robles

Ramon is a 20-year veteran artist and created this piece in a graphic design format. 

Artwork meaning: Feed the Monster. A fun and whimsical reminder to all ages to throw garbage in appropriate places and keep Casa Grande clean and beautiful.

Ramon Robles - Truck

Ramon Robles