Goldenstein celebrates 'Arizona Artists A to Z'

The image is Shane McDermott’s Bismarck Lake.  It was the cover of AZ Highways in August.

The image is Shane McDermott’s Bismarck Lake.  It was the cover of AZ Highways in August.

On Friday, Feb. 3, Goldenstein Gallery in uptown celebrates the Arizona Centennial with "Arizona Artists A to Z," a group exhibition featuring the diverse work of Arizona artists, many from the Sedona area.

"We consistently work with over 35 Arizona artists at our gallery ranging from fine art paintings and sculpture to furniture, jewelry and kaleidoscopes.

This is our opportunity to showcase the broad range of these talented artists," says Linda Goldenstein.

Among the artwork featured are pieces by Gloria Rothrock, Susie Reed, Cheston Trammel, and Shane McDermott.

Shane McDermott's fine art photography has been featured repeatedly in Arizona Highways including the cover of the landmark magazine.

Arizona Highways has not only celebrated our state's scenic beauty it has helped to build Arizona's reputation for scenic beauty, as has Shane's photography. His extraordinary photo of Grand Falls, "Heaven and Earth" was selected as one of Arizona Highway's 50 greatest photos of all time. Shane often spends days on location to get the shot he wants, some photos two years or more in the making.

Cheston Trammel's family roots go back to the pioneer days of northern Arizona. He was born in Cottonwood and raised in the Verde Valley.

His love of nature and the area have inspired many art pieces from his hand carved and knotted necklaces to his Native Alligator Juniper wood furniture inlayed with chunky turquoise and other special elements. Cheston cuts all the slabs for his tables him self, some of the old pieces collected are centuries old and noted for its wood grain patterns.

Susie Reed is known as a teacher of photography and for her photo images of native rock art. These petroglyphs created by the ancient Sinagua were often used to track time such as the solstices.

Susie has spent years recording the rock art and the light and shadow of the different seasons. Her pieces are collected internationally.

Gloria Rothrock has released a new series in her multi-media style of painting called Zen Garden.

"The natural world is a readily available and abundant source of inspiration for me. My Zen garden series attempts to convey a bit of the mystery and magic embodied in every seed and leaf in nature. I use book pages and music sheets to suggest the inherent meaning and harmony underlying all creation. I hope the resilience and regeneration demonstrated by nature encourages each of us to express our own possibilities of growth and transformation," says Rothrock, "The pieces depict energetic growth, yet are peaceful."

The public is invited to meet these engaging artists and other local artists at the opening reception for "Arizona Artists A to Z" on Friday, Feb. 3, 5-8 p.m. during the 1st Friday Sedona Gallery Association Tour.

Live music will be performed by local favorites Jack and Lisa Frost, who will be dressed in 1911 Arizona attire in spirit of the celebration.

February's exhibition is part of the Gallery's 100 Arizona Artists Series in which 100 Arizona artists, both visual and performing will be featured throughout the Centennial celebration through December 2012.

Goldenstein Gallery, a name synonymous with style and innovation, has been delighting local and visiting collectors for years. The gallery is known for its diversity of world-renowned local and regional artists in all media and styles.

They consistently surprise collectors with the unexpected, mounting an entirely new show each month yet being able to show work from all of the artists they represent. Their 1st Friday events are highly attended by the artists they represent which creates an unequaled ambiance.

Goldenstein Gallery is located at 390 N. State Route 89A in uptown Sedona and is open daily. Parking available behind the gallery.

Visit their website www.GoldensteinArt.com to sign up for their informative E-zine released monthly or call (928) 204-1765 for additional information.

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