Goldenstein Gallery artist Susan Makara’s fascination with cairns began during a trip to Sedona in 2000. She never imagined that a morning excursion would take her paintings around the globe including becoming the favored piece at the United States Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.
It is with great satisfaction that Sedona’s Grand Dame of Art, Peggy Lanning, founder of Lanning Gallery and Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in the heart of the Gallery District, announces her retirement, at the age of 84, and the sale of both galleries to an exciting art-loving couple, Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel, currently of Flagstaff.
The Sedona Arts Center Board of Directors has announced that after two and a half years at the helm, Executive Director Eric Holowacz will be stepping down in October to take a leadership role in his adopted country of New Zealand. Current Deputy Director, Vince Fazio, will continue the momentum and take over as executive director in mid-October.
The Collective Sedona is proud to announce that a new art gallery has opened by visionary artist, Eugenia Ortiz. The Eugenia Ortiz Art gallery is located on the first floor, off the center courtyard, and directly behind the Magic Mandala Kaleidoscope Gallery.
Lanning Gallery in Sedona, opens the new exhibition “New and Novel” to introduce works by exciting new artists and to introduce new works by current gallery artists as well. The exhibition opens with a 1st Friday reception, August 4th, from 5-8 pm.
Sedona’s Turquoise Tortoise Gallery puts the spotlight on yesterday and showcases the gallery’s impressive collection of Native American jewelry from the 1970s.
We live in a world filled with color. It can evoke a mood and the colors we surround ourselves with directly influence the way we feel. Artists have a very personal relationship with color often using it consciously to communicate meaning in their work.
Fran McNamara’s captivating paintings are now showing at Sedona’s City Hall through the end of September.
Artists communicate through their work. They share their inspiration, their experiences, their insight and feelings in response to the world around them.
Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their monthly 1st Friday in the Galleries Tour on Friday, August 4, from 5-8 p.m.
Creative Gateways’ new gallery director has big plans to engage art enthusiasts, the community and collectors. “I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to help build such a team-driven art space,” says Angela Palmer who joined the gallery in mid-June. Palmer was chosen from a select group of finalists because of both her diverse background and the profound vision she had for the budding organization.
Grab your boots and hat, and head out to Goldenstein Gallery Saturday and Sunday July 22 and 23 for their celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy! One of the country’s most iconic symbols, the American Cowboy and Cowgirl has long seized imaginations across the globe.
Sunshower Rose, founder of the ‘forever’ art movement called “Collaborative Art WORKS!” will discuss and demonstrate her technique of combining one art work with another at our local public libraries over the next few months.
Lanning Gallery in Sedona opens the new exhibition “American Experience” to celebrate this 4th of July month and showcase a range of artists who capture, in myriad styles and media, all the varied facets of our remarkable country. The exhibition opens with a 1st Friday reception, July 7th, from 5-8 p.m., which is free and open to the public.
Original artwork holds a living presence. It has the power to illuminate, to make us feel, to take us to a place beyond ourselves. In diverse mediums it opens hearts and minds and our response to it is visceral and personal. Underneath this response lies the unspoken connection between the viewer and the artist that created the piece. Each work of art boldly distills the unique inner vision of the artist that created it innately imbuing it with this “living presence.” In July the award winning Goldenstein Gallery celebrates this connection between artist, artwork and collector with “Independent Vision.”
“Hot Deals,” an exhibition of gallery regulars, will open at Sedona’s James Ratliff Gallery , Hillside Sedona, 671 State Route 179, Suites AST-1 & 2, Friday, July 7, with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. This exhibition will continue through the month of July.
As our country celebrates its 241st birthday in July, Rowe Fine Art Gallery salutes one of our most cherished freedoms on July 7 with a new show, Freedom of Expression. From 5 to 8 p.m., step into the gallery for a patriotic celebration featuring local artists and new artworks. And while you’re marveling at the art, keep in mind your personal freedom of expression. Take home a painting, sculpture or piece of jewelry that honors your own uniqueness, self-expression and exquisite taste.
For an artist, part of the magic of working with heat is that it is an alchemical dance between art and science. The artist creates their piece, in clay or glass, places it in the kiln and then learns to let go. It is all about trust in the process. An essential part of working in these mediums is the spirit of adventure -- because every time you open the kiln after a firing there is an element of surprise.
In Sedona, Turquoise Tortoise Gallery puts the spotlight on colorful cactus compositions by Sharon Weiser. One of the gallery’s most popular artists, Weiser’s unique cactus paintings, in oil, make the perfect addition to Southwest décor.
Join Sedona Arts Center for First Friday, July 7th 5 -8 pm and help us welcome new featured artists into the Fine Art Gallery for July, August and September.
The Jerome Artists Co-op will be celebrating 100 years of history of the much loved Hotel Jerome in their Summer Membership show, “Celebrating 100 Years.”
First Saturday Jerome Art Walk celebrates the Fourth of July weekend in artistic style as galleries and studios open the doors for an evening of summertime enchantment on July 1.
The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) is holding a Launch Meeting on Friday June 9th at 10 AM for the Fall Open Studios Tour which will be held November 10-12, 2017. All Verde Valley artists who are interested in participating are invited to attend.
As Sedona Arts Center looks to its 60th anniversary year in 2018, the nonprofit cultural organization is planning a series of exhibitions and events that celebrate our creative community and diverse artistic heritage.
The Village Gallery of Local Artists will host silk painter Denise DeKemer for two months as their Guest Artist, beginning with a reception on June 2nd from 5-8. Denise’s vibrantly colored silk paintings, prints, cards and scarves will be on display during the months of June and July.