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, May 4, 2018 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Featured Art Receptions
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Goldenstein Gallery-150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A: Goldenstein Gallery kicks off their Women’s Show celebrating the feminine perspective of the visual arts, which historically has been underrepresented. Over 20 female artists are represented. Visiting artists Patricia A Griffin and Ali Mignonne will also be taking part in the gallery’s popular Artist Coffee Talk series Saturday the 5th at 9:30am. 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.
Andrea Smith Gallery-Suite D102: Stop by the Andrea Smith Gallery and meet artist and gallery owner, Andrea Smith, who has just returned from the Great Pyramid in Cairo. This was her 15th journey into the pyramid and the paws of the Sphinx. Andrea will have a gift for each attendee from the land of the Pharaohs, and will talk about next year’s journey to Egypt, which she is sponsoring with the Beyond Words Publishing.
Honshin Fine Art:Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance-Suite A117: Join Honshin Fine Art in celebration of “Wisdom Keepers, the Mystic Messengers” an exploration of owl as a mythic symbol. Enjoy paintings of these magnificent creatures, new ceramic sculpture and jewelry created by (5) local artists. Their celebrated “Poetry on the Porch”series takes place at 7:30pm.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit-Suite C205: 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.
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: The month of May brings the warmth and fun of Painting & Sculpting with Humor at Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque. It has been said that humor and laughter is therapeutic and cathartic, relieves stress, and can boost your health. Artists at Mountain Trails Gallery are no strangers to this corresponding quality of creativity in their working life. Featuring artists include Michael Trcic, Bryce Pettit and Raymond Gibby Also introducing the work of metal sculptor Michael E. Beals who uses blacksmith techniques to create "Celebration Bells" and one-of-a-kind sculptures from hand forged steel and glass. 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: She nurtures and she inspires. It’s all about Mom during Our Family of Artists: In Honor of Mom at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Meet gallery artists and shop for Mother’s Da The gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
HOZH0 Lanning Gallery-Suite A1-2:Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery presents “Ted CoConis: Masterpiece” and unveils many long-awaited masterworks from the esteemed artist who is now 90 years old. Ted CoConis is in the Illustrator’s Hall of Fame and had a storied career doing major illustrations including film posters such as Hair, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha and more, including the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth; his paintings graced book covers for Vladimir Nabokov, James Michener and other prominent authors. For decades now, Ted CoConis has been a major fine artist with a wealth of collectors for his oil paintings of breathtaking depth and complexity. 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 “Tony Abeyta: Neo-Expressionist” and welcomes the internationally renowned Navajo artist. At 6:30 the gallery presents a special “Interview with the Artist.” Abeyta received the New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award, is recognized as a Native Treasure by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, had a solo exhibit all last summer at the Museum of Northern Arizona. His work is in permanent collections of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Boston Fine Arts Museum, Heard Museum in Phoenix, New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, Autry Museum in Los Angeles, Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, and more.
Gallery of Modern Masters- Lower Level: Gallery of Modern Masters showcases the work of husband and wife team Maryls Mallet and Michael Redhawk. Their stunning “Unisons Series” has taken new shape with “Stone Creations” that feature a geode or fossil at the center.
James Ratliff Gallery- Lower Level: James Ratliff Gallery highlights the layered landscapes of Lelija Roy whose mixed-media work expresses texture as color and color as texture. She works with acrylic paints and a long list of other water-based media pigments. Her textures combine various rice papers, lace, silk, fibers, handmade paper and metals with acrylic mediums.
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: Many artists are motivated by an attempt to capture an elusive idea, or seek to ascribe retroactive meaning to a piece. The best artists, however, create with their whole being and trust that, as they are creating, the work will be born from their deepest self. With every brush stroke, every swipe of the hand, every curve of the material, they reveal their soul. Even after completion, a part of them remains, sharing those personal experiences with the viewer. This May, Creative Gateways celebrates such spiritual impression in our 1st Friday Exhibition "Notions of the Soul." Come meet the artists, explore their creative spaces, and enjoy small bites and wine.
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.