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 October 5, 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 all that this newly remodeled space has to offer. The focus at Kuivato will be on Capturing the Flow. See beautiful glass art pieces from over 40 artists or enjoy a beautifully diverse collection of jewelry, mixed media paintings, ceramics and watercolor. Meet the artists, browse the gallery, and enjoy small bites and drinks!
Mountain Trails Gallery - Suite A201: At Mountain Trails Gallery meet Gregory Stocks. A solo exhibition of this contemporary landscape paintings will take place. Stocks’ imagery is intended to represent a place in one’s heart rather than simply outlining a specific place.
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: At the Rowe Fine Art Gallery you will not only have the opportunity to meet the artists showing at the gallery, but artist Ken Rowe will be available for conversations as well. Rowe, a wildlife sculptor, will be discussing his technique and what inspires his well-known work.
The Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance, A Honshin Fine Art Gallery - Suite A117: You're invited to experience the works of Honshin, in paint, jewelry, sculpture and more. This catered event will take place starting at 5pm, and all are welcome.
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 celebrating the energy of connectivity, and demonstrating how this connectivity through symbols, color and poetry come together. The event is catered for all who attend.
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: At the Lanning Gallery, an art talk is scheduled for 5:45pm with surrealist artist Evgeni Gordiets. Gordiets began his career as a child prodigy from Ukraine and grew up to become a Professor of Art at the National Art University of Ukraine. He has received a number of awards and grants for his work including 1st prize from the United Nations exhibitions.
Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery - Suite A3: “Stan Natchez: Icons and Identity” opens 1st Friday at Turquoise Tortoise and reminds us just how much internationally known Native American artist Stan Natchez is here to shake things up. Natchez gives an Artist Talk at 6:15 that is sure to be an important opportunity for gallery visitors. His are works that place Native American history in context with the wider world; each mixed media painting asks that we consider familiar icons and elements from a new perspective, to look deeper into potentially entrenched ideas, to be willing to learn.
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: If you have noticed the change of light with the change of seasons, and you appreciate the subtlety of light, you will love Judy Choate’s work at the James Ratliff Gallery. Choate recognized the unique light of the southwest’s high-desert, especially just before sunset, and captures its surreal beauty with her fresh interpretation of landscapes. Using acrylics, contrast, hard edges and bold colors,
ALT Gallery -2301 AZ- 89A Suite 102: The ALT Gallery in West Sedona is kicking off Fall with a new collection of original Sedona and Grand Canyon landscape paintings. Works of art by John Cogan, Jerome Grimmer, Susanne Nyberg, Jorge Tarallo, John Cox, Frank McCarthy and Alan Wylie will be exhibited.
UPTOWN AREA/THE “Y”
Goldenstein Gallery - 150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A: At Goldenstein Gallery, experience Carla Romero’s beautiful nature pieces. Romero’s connection to the southwest stems from her childhood and Acoma Pueblo heritage. Her work is so emotionally exhilarating that it has been featured in a number of magazines and galleries across the west. Her work and her prints are highly collected.
Sedona Arts Center - 15 Art Barn Road: Sedona Arts Center will be featuring landscape oil paintings by Tom Fish and Cyndi Thau in Uptown Sedona. Thau is known for layering her oil paint with a technique that achieves depth and translucency, bringing all things nature to life.