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 May 3, 2019 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A free event open to locals and visitors
Featured Art Receptions :
Mountain Trails Gallery - Suite A201: “Canyons and Horses” showcases traditional and contemporary artists who are captivated by the intricate canyons of the West, especially our beloved Grand Canyon, with a special focus on equine artists who know their animals so well. Not to be missed are landscape artists Bill Cramer, Michelle Condrat, Betty Carr and Marcia Molnar, who capture a series of special moments highlighting the awe and beauty of nature.
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 in the Galleries from 5-8pm.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery- Suite A102-103: Rowe Fine Art Gallery celebrates Mom with “Mother Nurture.” Meet gallery artists and enjoys light refreshments while shopping for Mother’s Day. The gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern painters, sculptors and jewelers. Rowe Fine Art Gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
The Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance, A Honshin Fine Art Gallery - Suite A117: This gallery presents the return of the Zen Cats. Honshin’s internationally renowned Zen Cat Series is created in the awareness and the oneness of existence. The works demonstrate the love, peace, and beauty of all life. Honshin has also been the artist for a bestselling Thich Nhat Hahn Series of calendars and datebooks for over twenty years.
The Gallery of the Ascending Spirit, A Honshin Fine Art Gallery - Suite C205: The Gallery of Ascending Spirit: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery will also be featuring their new exhibit, “The Folding of Peace into the Heart of Spring”. The focus this Friday will be on symbols and materials that celebrate renewal and rebirth. Within the gallery, artist Lou Adams will demonstrate the art of artist folding and unveil a new series of Origami jewelry.
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: “Masters of Glass: Peter Wright & Peggy Pettigrew Stewart” opens to showcase two of the gallery’s newest artists. While each works in glass their styles and process are remarkably different. A 1 st Friday artist reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3 rd , with artist talks beginning at 5:45 that evening. The exhibition lasts through May 19th .
Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery - Suite A3: “Frank Fowler, Jr.: The Desert Was My Teacher” opens May 3rd to showcase the paintings of this accomplished Navajo artist. Fowler learned to mix colors as a child, working with a watercolor kit his mom brought him from a gas station. Now an accomplished Contemporary artist, Fowler's acrylic paintings represent the Navajo culture and land he's been immersed in his whole life. Artist talk begins at 6:15pm.
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: This gallery will be featuring new works by: William Crook, Marlene Rye, Cary Henrie and Allen Dutton. Allen Dutton is best known for his photography...the Corcoran Museum offered him a show a few years back...which is quite a feather in his cap. Artist William Crook will be available to connect with during the evening.
ALT Gallery - 2301 AZ- 89A Suite 102: The ALT Gallery will be closed for this 1st Friday in the Galleries event, but be sure to stop in, in following days to explore some of the finest estate art in Arizona.
An Object of Desire Gallery at A Spa For You- 30 Kayenta Court - Suite 1: Stop into this gallery for a moment of serene relaxation and enjoy an array of beautiful artwork. Enjoy sculptures, watercolor and paintings by curated artists while chatting with gallery staff an artists.
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Aurora Dora - 320 N State Rte 89A - P2: Enjoy the stunning photography of Dora Redman, known for her focus on the Northern Lights and Sedona landscapes. Published by N.A.S.A. and the Washington Post (to name a few), you won't want to miss stopping by this gallery during 1st Friday.
Goldenstein Gallery - 150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A: Goldenstein Gallery presents "Western Perspectives" in April featuring art by renowned artists from the Western region in a diverse range of styles and mediums. Among the featured artists is acclaimed wildlife painter Jourdan Dern, whose detailed paintings of native birds and animals come to life in acrylic on clay board. Jourdan also Paints in Residence at Goldenstein Gallery throughout the month.
'Sky Blue Pitcher' by Peter Wright - Lanning Gallery