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 June 2, 2017 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Featured Art Receptions
UPTOWN AREA/THE “Y”
Goldenstein Gallery-150 State Route 179, at the corner of 179 and 89A: Summer is here and the art at Goldenstein Gallery is in full bloom! Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the ambiance of this Sedona favorite. Believing that art is a living, breathing, encounter the gallery welcomes the public and hopes to enhance their lives. In June the award winning gallery celebrates the astonishing power that art has to transform the atmosphere of our surrounding environment with “The Summer Show.” All gallery artists are participating in this dynamic group show.
Andrea Smith Gallery-Suite D102: Michelle Sales is a mixed media artist who maintains studios in Winfield Illinois and Sedona Arizona. She creates two and three-dimensional work, which has won numerous awards and is a part of public and private collections throughout the United States. In addition to painting and sculpture, Michelle creates jewelry inspired by eastern cultures and often fabricates the beads herself. She also incorporates handmade Tibetan beads, etched agate, pewter, sterling silver and a variety of semiprecious beads into her designs. Meet Michelle Sales at the Andrea Smith Gallery June 2nd 5-8 PM & June 3rd 12-4 PM.
*Honshin Fine Art:Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance-Suite A117: Join Honshin Fine Art for Offering to the Ascending Spirit a show that focuses on gratitude offered to the ascending spirit of humanity, all those who strive to be more compassionate and peaceful, the true nature of the ascending spirit. Paintings in this exhibition center on the crane as symbol of the evolutionary spirit. The monthly edition of Poetry on the Porch: Words Falling from the Sky in the Present Moment-The Good News from Sedona at 7:30
*Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit-Suite C205: Along with the spirit of their sister gallery they will be presenting the Offering to the Ascending Spirit The Ascending Spirit Gallery takes you up 17 steps into an 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: Mountain Trails Gallery opens Painting Arizona featuring paintings of the Sonoran Desert, Wine Country Vineyards, Alpine Vistas, including favorite Sedona destinations such as Cathedral Rock, Red Rock Crossing, Oak Creek, Slide Rock, Tlaquepaque, Sedona hiking trails, as well as our beloved Grand Canyon. Also paintings and sculpture of Arizona wildlife.
*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 Fine Art Gallery celebrates Father’s Day with “Father Knows Best,” a special show featuring the unveiling of Ken Rowe’s newest sculpture, “When Dreams Come True.” The bronze depicts a napping boy fishing for an intrepid largemouth bass while the boy’s faithful dog keeps watch. Wine and appetizers will be served. Rowe Fine Art Gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
*Lanning Gallery-Suite A1-2: Lanning Gallery opens “Jonathan Howard: Oblique Dialogue” and welcomes the urban artist back to Sedona for the exhibition’s opening. Howard gives an Artist Talk at 6 pm during the 1st Friday reception. Using mixed media, collage elements and a limited palette Jonathan Howard creates remarkably thought-provoking paintings, both figurative and street scenes, or combinations of the two. With reflections on our inner selves as well as society at large, Howard’s evocative works stir layers of emotion in us as we view his canvasses that range from six-feet down to intimate sizes of 8-12 inches.
Lark Art-Suite A8: Lark Art invites you to join them as they celebrate Stories and Legends. . . The Narrative Art of Tim Hitchcock. Working both as a carver and a painter, Tim merges his talents to create magical pieces which bring beloved stories and legends to life. . . We hope you'll visit Lark to see if your favorite literary works are in attendance.
*Turquoise Tortoise-Suite A3: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Sharon Brening: Childhood Discoveries” and welcomes the figurative artist who unveils her newest paintings of Native American children. Brening gives an Artist Talk at 6:30 pm during 1st Friday. Brening, who paints with staggering realism, was the first woman to win the prestigious gold medal award for oil painting at the Annual Western Artists of America Show. Having made close friends over the years in Navajo land, Hopi and New Mexico pueblos, Brening knows each child who poses for her. Brening paints in layers, with each layer bringing her subjects more to life until they seem able to walk off her canvas.
Alt Gallery- Lower Level: ALT Gallery welcomes the June 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 highlights the work of Eileen Roberts whose life has been one of transitions, taking her from commercial design, teach-ing and back to her first love—painting. Now a local artist, her abstract work is fresh and invigorating as she incorporates many styles into pieces. There will be an artist’s presentation at 5:30.
*James Ratliff Gallery- Lower Level: James Ratliff Gallery is presenting the magical landscapes of artist Greg Heil. Throughout history artists like Thomas Moran whose beautiful scenes of the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders of America filled the hearts and minds of East Coast residents and helped kick start the Western expansion.” In today’s disposable society Heil’s stunning oil paintings are his “nod” to the permanent landscape history of our day. Heil will give a short talk at 6pm.
*Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place- 2679 W. State Route 89A: Greg Lawson Galleries will feature the theme "Transition" as a celebration of growth and evolving changes taking place at both Sedona locations. The historic gallery at 2679 West SR 89A will be operating as a gallery and museum called The Gallereum, while the new Art Tasting Room in Uptown at 270 North SR 89A specializes in appetizer sizes of Greg Lawson's Sedona and global images. Witness our transition and view new image releases at The Gallereum in West Sedona on Friday, June 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
All of the Galleries welcome you!
1st Friday June 2, 2016, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
*Select galleries open until 8p.m. Thursday-Saturday for “Arts Weekends”
*Select galleries open until 8p.m. Thursday-Saturday for “Arts Weekends”