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 in the Galleries, Sedona December 7, 2018 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A free event open to locals and visitors
Featured Art Receptions :
Andrea Smith Gallery: Andrea Smith Gallery will be featuring the work of David Fischel. 'Canyon Colors' or 'Athena and Mother Nature' will offer a unique view on nature with the creative use of mixed media.
Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery - Suite B125: Kuivato, a space focused on artists local to Sedona and Arizona invites you to discover the talents of the creator. Artists like Gerry Quotskuyva create such works that seem to capture the eternal life of their subjects. See a glimpse of their lives by joining Kuivato in December for their First Friday exhibition "Illuminating Life."
Mountain Trails Gallery - Suite A201: Mountain Trails Gallery invites you to Ring in the Holidays with a special piece of art from one of your favorite award-winning artists - from the gallery’s wide variety of media, sizes, prices, and subject matter. Start with ringing a Celebration Bell by steel and glass artist Michael Beals. Get festive with one-of-a-kind jewelry with semi-precious stones by Kim Yubetta, Susan Adams of SusieQSedona, or wearable art jewelry by Joan Roberts.
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, Plexiglas, canvas and stone. The gallery is open to the public for 1st Friday.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery- Suite A102-103: It’s a party at Rowe Fine Art Gallery! Stop by for “Sparkle and Shine,” the gallery’s annual holiday show, featuring the jewelry and sculptures of Liam Herbert and the paintings of Jen Farnsworth. Rowe Fine Art Gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque. Happy holidays!
The Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance, A Honshin Fine Art Gallery - Suite A117: This gallery presents “Embracing the Light of Winter’s Heart”, an exhibit of meditation on the stillness of winter’s heart as we move towards the celebration of solstice and the return of the light.Meet all the gallery artists and enjoy their special wine 5-8pm.Monthly poetry “Words Falling from the Sky in the Present Moment, the Good News From Sedona!” at 7:15. 5-8pm.
The Gallery of the Ascending Spirit, A Honshin Fine Art Gallery - Suite C205: The Gallery of Ascending Spirit: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery will be feauturing a jewlery show "Solstice Treasures from Winters Heart". The gallery will be unveiling a new radiant jewelry line by a local sedona artist Anah Laudenslager, and their new everyday gold series, pendants, bracelets and necklaces in gold. Honshin's semi precious stone jewelry "Stone Soul Essence" will be on display also.
Vue Gallery – Suite E101: Take to the wind and experience a space of sculptures crafted by Lyman Whitaker. Upon entering the gallery enjoy cookies while viewing the Acrylic paintings of Josiane Childers and Justin West. A rainbow of artwork awaits you.
Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery- Suite A1-2: “Master Jeweler Michael Grant” opens at Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, presenting the gallery’s annual showcase for this extraordinary jeweler. This year Michael Grant has unveiled a new collection of fine jewelry pieces created from rare Castle Dome turquoise. His brand-new pieces being unveiled 1st Friday include several different turquoises, all, as always, are all-natural and hand-cut; the new pieces include exquisite versions of Grant’s singular “Egyptian” necklace design, with both 18k gold and 18k gold with diamonds.
Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery - Suite A3: “Alvin Yellowhorse: Award-Winning Jeweler” opens at Turquoise Tortoise with a visit by the artist to unveil his truly masterful jewelry pieces as he joins the gallery’s roster of Native American jewelers. Yellowhorse has been recognized in several publications including Smithsonian magazine, Cowboys and Indians magazine and The Artbook Arizona magazine. With his extraordinary vision, Alvin Yellowhorse is able to craft some of the world's finest Native American jewelry available today.
Gallery of Modern Masters - Lower Level: The Gallery of Modern Masters features Kathleen Hall. Hall is known for her paintings of nature and her heavy textures. Using a palette knife as her primary tool, you will experience a layering of color that brings out the fullest depth of a flower’s color.
James Ratliff Gallery - Lower Level: Start your journey at James Ratliff Gallery in the Hillside Sedona Plaza. With a focus on sculpture for this 1st Friday in the Galleries event, see the work of: Robert Holmes, Alvin John, David K. John, Ying Munch and Gary Slater. Each piece has its own sense, whether it is abstract or realistic.
ALT Gallery -2301 AZ- 89A Suite 102: The ALT Gallery in West Sedona will be holding a giant 1st Friday book sale. The shelves are full and it's time to make room. Great deals on high quality, rare, and out of print volumes on Art, Native American Culture, Yoga, Metaphysics, Esoteric Philosophy, Astrology, Poetry, Religion and Music. Enjoy the sound of vintage vinyl while you browse.
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Goldenstein Gallery - 150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A: A Show of Gratitude features many finely handcrafted items: Exotic wood treasure boxes and distinctive jewelry pieces artistically designed and lovingly made to make the wearer feel special and delightful bronze stocking stuffers by celebrated sculptors Sherab Khandro and David Phelps. Many of these artists will be Painting and Sculpting in Residence at the Gallery and also at L'Auberge de Sedona.