New Arts Weekends!! From April -June Select Galleries are also open until 8pm on Thursday -Saturday each week.
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 7, 2017 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Arts Weekends! Select Galleries open Thursday -Saturday until 8pm SGA Member Galleries open for Arts Weekends marked below in Red
UPTOWN AREA/THE “Y”
Goldenstein Gallery-150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A: When we think of arts most enduring and popular modalities, Impressionism and Expressionism, we don’t envision something radical. Yet in their time these movements were ground breaking and forever changed the art world. Goldenstein Gallery opens Impressionist-Expressionist as part of its dynamic two-month series celebrating different art modalities. Among the featured works are paintings by Adele Seronde, Sherab Khandro, Marilyn Bos, Karyl Bennett and Patricia Griffin - all artists that continue the tradition of expressing something ground breaking with their art. In partnership with Chamber Music Sedona there will be a special preview of their Spring Music Festival Concert with the Speltz family and special guest, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt at 7pm.
TLAQUEPAQUE Andrea Smith Gallery-Suite D102: Local Sedona landscape artist, Patricia Barthe will be exhibiting and giving a live painting demonstration during Tlaquepaque’s “Taste of Provence” event. Barthe’s painting style is impressionistic, with French artistic influences of Monet, Degas and Cezanne. April 7-8 at Andrea Smith Gallery.
*Honshin Fine Art:Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance-Suite A117: Celebrating the month of April with The Treasures of Brother Raven. Ravens, Crows and Jays, all members of the Corvus Family, are portrayed as subjects of the symbolic stories and poems from Eastern and Western cultures. From 5:30 – 7:30 Enjoy refreshments and wine and discussion with gallery artists. At 7:30 there will be poetry reading and unveiling of new paintings with “Words Falling From the Sky in the Present Moment, the Good News From Sedona!” **
*Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit-Suite C205: Along with the spirit of their sister gallery they will be presenting the Treasures of Brother Raven and the Celebrations of the Corvus Family. The Ascending Spirit Gallery takes you up 17 steps into an April experience of new jewelry and ceramic images, bright and beautiful artwork designed to generate joy and beauty in the present moment. Celebrate the connection of Art, Science and Nature through new poetry, jewelry, music and paintings. **
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: Mountains Trails Gallery presents Canyons and Vistas of the West: Featuring landscape paintings of the mountains, forests, canyons and vistas of the West including the Grand Canyon, the Red Rock Country of Arizona and Utah, Native American scenes, wildlife, cowgirls, cowboys, ranch life, the natural environment, and more. Plein air artists Betty Carr, Bill Cramer, Joshua Been, Susie Hyer, Marcia Molnar, Gregory Stocks, and Howard Carr are also featured.**
*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: Rowe Gallery presents Humor Me: Joshua’s Tobey’s Art with Attitude “Sculpture, first and foremost, is about shape and form.” This mantra was Joshua Tobey’s first lesson in art education. He learned it at a very young age from his father and mentor, renowned western sculptor Gene Tobey, who instilled in Joshua an innate desire to pursue a career as an artist. Joshua will discuss his father’s influence and debut his newest impressionistic wildlife sculptures. He will be back in the gallery on April 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.
*Lanning Gallery-Suite A1-2: Lanning Gallery opens Rolling Hills and Rounded Earth: The Art of Slava TCH and Bob Smith and welcomes both artists to the gallery. Neo-primitivism best defines the rich mythical landscapes by Slava TCH. TCH has received top awards from Russia’s largest exhibition center and a museum medal for panoramic display. After immigrating to Canada in the mid-1990s he turned to the challenging medium of encaustic – pure pigment mixed with beeswax – and awards continued. Bob Smith has been a potter for over forty years mastering the complicated, unpredictable techniques of raku, creating vessels with bright surfaces that capture the red rock tones of our area, and saggar-firing, giving silky surfaces to his vessels. Both techniques rely on utilizing a variety of combustible materials, organic and inorganic, showcasing Smith’s artistry and experience. **
Lark Art-Suite A8: Lark Art presents From the Realm of the Fantastic . . . The Fiber Art Characters of Susan Barmore. From her marvelous mermaids to her cantankerous crows to her Bluebirds of Happiness, Susan brings humor and attitude to her original creations. Her imaginative designs combined with her artistic executions certainly make her art delightfully collectible. Drop by to catch a glimpse of Susan's world and join us for a toast to it!
*Turquoise Tortoise-Suite A3: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens Stan Natchez: Symbols of Power and welcomes back the esteemed Native American artist who unveils his latest new paintings and gives an Artist Talk at 6 pm. Natchez combines Neo-Pop sensibilities with traditional two-dimensional “ledger art” style to make profound visual statements. He communicates contemporary Native American philosophy purged of any romantic or stereotypical idealism. The paintings of Stan Natchez are in museum collections including Boston Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Albuquerque Fine Arts Museum, Smithsonian Institute and the Autry Museum of Western Art. **
Alt Gallery- Lower Level: ALT Gallery welcomes the April with the walls full of new arrivals. Great artwork, hundreds of rare and out of print art books, plus vintage vinyl records await. Join us for Northern Arizona's finest collection of secondary market art, books, records and collectibles.
*Gallery of Modern Masters- Lower Level: Gallery of Modern Masters features international artist Virginia Gabaldo. Born in Argentina, she creates reverse painted glass wall reliefs in a multi-layered process. Beginning with slumping each piece, she creates depth as she adds color through a sedimentation process with powdered semi precious metals, mica and rare pigments. Her work is in numerous collections including the New Mexico State Capitol Art Collection in Santa Fe. There will be an artist’s presentation at 5:30. **
*James Ratliff Gallery- Lower Level: James Ratliff Gallery presents Textures and Tones featuring the work of Cary Henrie whose new work moves in an avant-garde direction utilizing metallic materials, abstract images and vivid paint colors. They will be unveiling new landscapes which are more traditional, richly colored with subtle hues lending a sense of peace, harmony and old world charm. Henrie will give a short presentation at 6pm. **
Creative Gateways - 45 Birch Blvd: Creative Gateways presents TheEarth without Art is just Eh. This thought-provoking show invites people to explore the impact of visual art on the surrounding environment through a variety of mediums; work in ceramics, glass and painting are all represented. Featured artists include Terry and Marika Israelson, Michael and Sumati Colpitts, Pilisa Rainbow Lady and Meg Munro. Creative Gateways is located at 45 Birch Blvd. **
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place- 2679 W. State Route 89A: Embrace the warmth and color of the spring season with '"Birds & Blooms" featured at The Gallereum in West Sedona. Greg Lawson's gallery and museum is known as "a sanctuary place” to slow down and connect with nature. It will be abloom with botanicals and brimming with birdlife during the 1st Friday meet-the-artist reception. Refreshments by Gerardo's Italian Kitchen will be served.
All of the Galleries welcome you!
1st Friday April 7, 2016, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
*Select galleries open until 8p.m. Thursday-Saturday for “Arts Weekends”