On the 1st Friday of each month, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene.
1st Friday, April 6, 2018 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Featured Art Receptions UPTOWN AREA/THE “Y”
Goldenstein Gallery-150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A:Goldenstein Gallery is hosting two receptions this month! At their location at the “Y” meet visiting artist Ray Tigerman and Ben Wright and other local artists at the opening reception for spring edition of their acclaimed Cowboys and Indians Show. You can also join them a special public reception at the Chapel of the Holy Cross with sculptor James Muir for the unveiling of his monumental ‘Christ of the Holy Cross” sculpture. Meet Muir and discuss the extraordinary symbolism is this iconic piece.Meet local artists and enjoy special treats.
Sedona Arts Center - 15 Art Barn Road: Sedona Are Center is excited to feature two artist events at the Sedona Arts Center: Fine Art Gallery showcases the creative bronze sculptures and jewelry by Deanne McKeown along with the very fine knives designed by Byron McKeown. Photographer Elaine Belvin will grace our walls with her scenes of Arizona and beyond. Oil painters Sandra Meissner and Gary Jenkins will add color with their paintings of the Salt River Horses, koi ponds and graceful birds in natural surroundings. In the Theatre join them to celebrate their 60th Anniversary and 38th Annual Juried Members Show featuring a variety of artwork by member artists.
TLAQUEPAQUE Andrea Smith Gallery-Suite D102: Debbie Clemens, wife of Roger Clemens, has made a name for her herself in Sedona with her very popular jewelry line. Her best seller, Metatron is the Highest Angel and sacred geometry of Creation. The colors of the Chakras have been added using Swarovski crystals. Meet Debbie and Roger at the Andrea Smith Gallery during 1st Friday in the Galleries and on Saturday, April 7th, 12:00noon-4:00pm
Honshin Fine Art:Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance-Suite A117: Honshin Fine Arts Gallery of the Ascending Spirit presents Honshin: Ancient Echos. This exhibit explores the use of symbols in jewelry exploring stories and symbols in jewelry from many cultures. Tibetan Dzi Beads and both ancient and new symbols are featured in modern designs for men and women.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit-Suite C205: Honshin Fine Art Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance presents The Treasures of Brother Raven, Our Corvus Family. This exhibit explores the sacred symbolism of the raven in the artwork and poetry of Honshin. Throughout the month they will explore stories and symbols of raven from many cultures. Enjoy their acclaimed “Poetry on the Porch” at 7:30pm.
Kuivato Glass Gallery-Suite B125: Will be featuring the incredible work of Mary Mullaney throughout the month. Mary creates stunning one-of-a-kind hand blown & carved vessels. Each piece has amazing detail, light, & texture.
Mountain Trails Gallery-Suite A201: Mountain Trails Gallery welcomes the warm air of spring and the opportunity to celebrate the revival and renaissance of classical painting and sculpture. Enjoy the work of artists who are fascinated with vigorous figurative drawing, painting and sculpting the human anatomy, architecture, and nature are refreshed with new learning and wisdom. Featured are cityscapes, landscapes, and figurative paintings by Richard Boyer, Oil Painters of America award-winning artist and signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Renee Taylor Gallery-Suite B124: The Gallery invites you to experience an evening of contemporary artwork by Arizona artists, encompassing a wide variety of mediums including steel, plexiglass, canvas and stone. And browse our diverse collection of international and local jewelry ranging from inexpensive copper and brass to fine 18K gold and diamond collections.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery-Suite A102-103:Swing by Rowe Fine Art Gallery to meet renowned impressionistic wildlife sculptor Joshua Tobey during Joshua Tobey: Joy. The personable artist will debut new works and discuss his inspiration. He’ll be back in the gallery Saturday April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
Lanning Gallery-Suite A1-2:Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, presents Marshall Maude: Infinite Timeline and unveils many works by the new gallery artist. Marshall Maude gives an Artist Talk at 6 pm. The ceramic artist has exhibited in shows nationally and in China, Denmark, Korea, and New Zealand. He has served as artist-in-residence at ceramic art institutes and research centers in China and Denmark. “Clay, which is weathered and decomposed rock, is an amorphous material that invites the exploration of origin and finality,” notes the artist. Maude creates wall vessels (in the style of ancient amphoras), floor vessels and ceramic wall slabs: singles, pairs, triptychs, quadriptychs and more.
Lark Art-Suite A8: Lark Art delights in presenting "From Bits of Paper and Stardust . . . The Magical Collages of Elizabeth St. Hilaire." Whether it is a vibrant toucan or an exuberant elephant, Elizabeth combines paper and paint to bring her birds and animals to life. Please join us as we celebrate her joyous creations.
Turquoise Tortoise-Suite A3:Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, opens Baje Whitethorne, Sr.: Navajo Narrative”with an Artist Talk at 6:30pm. The paintings of Baje Whitethorne, Sr. capture the dynamics of the Navajo Reservation with a rich sense of story and subject, place and memory. His styles encompass Narrative Realism, near-Abstraction, with even near-Anime figurative works. Whitethorne captures the Navajos’ rich current-day reality as well as their history. Whitethorne has illustrated eight children’s books, was awarded the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame and in 2014 was honored in Flagstaff, AZ with the Mayor’s Legacy Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts.
Gallery of Modern Masters- Lower Level: Gallery of Modern Masters features Tucson artist Cynthia Miller. Her unique vitreous enameled glass creations are kiln fused onto burnished copper and installations have been featured at SOFA and Palm Beach Fine Art Show.
James Ratliff Gallery- Lower Level: James Ratliff Gallery presents a jewelry extravaganza featuring the stunning work of four artists: Sally Peck, Adriana WalkerSandra Den Hertog and Marjorie Schwartz who be on hand to discuss the intricacies of her work. Marjorie will give a presentation at 6pm.
ALT: Gallery-2301 AZ-89A Suite 102: ALT Gallery invites you to visit the new arrivals amongst the curated library of vintage metaphysical, healing, esoteric, spiritual, art, history & architecture books. Also browse the nationally recognized secondary market art, and thousands of vinyl LP's. This is the place to discover the rare, unusual and extraordinary.
.Creative Gateways - 45 Birch Blvd: IllustratorLaura Hines and ceramic artist Sumati Colpitts bring life to their animal-based work through very similar focuses, despite their very different mediums. Active posture and stance are incredibly important to both. Laura's watercolor "Slender Loris" extends its hand out to you, while Sumati's Black Bear gives you the friendliest of waves. This April, Creative Gateways explores the breadth and splendor of life in their new exhibit Breathing Life Into Art. Join them for a lively opening reception on Friday, April 6th, from 5-8pm during 1st Friday in the Galleries.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place- 2679 W. State Route 89A: Greg Lawson's Gallereum in West Sedona presents an international collection of black and white image productions created in modern media and historic silver gelatin stylizations. All of the Galleries welcome you!