While many galleries are confined to a specific location, works from Goldenstein Gallery can be found throughout Sedona, Arizona. Linda Goldenstein states that throughout the gallery’s seventeen year history, the gallery team has consistently championed opportunities to create a life enhancing experience…bringing artist and collector together. For Linda Goldenstein, the spirit of collaboration connects everything from the experience that artists and collectors have to the gallery’s reach throughout Sedona.
Continuing to break new ground with collaborative ideas, visitors to the gallery (located at the Sedona “Y” as locals like to call it) can walk to multiple locations showcasing the gallery’s artists. There are even private tours for those who are interested in an enhanced experience.
While Goldenstein Gallery is at 150 SR179, at the convergence of State Route 179 & Highway 89A, a short stroll can open up the ability to view an artist, working onsite at the renowned L’Auberge de Sedona. L’Auberge hosts an Artist In Residence program throughout the fall season. The artwork being created ranges from clay and wax sculpting for bronze casting, to painting styles such as Plein-air, mixed-media and pointillism. While strolling under the shady, creek-side lawn of L’Auberge, visitors can interact with the artists, ask questions about their work or preferred art medium, and learn about the art scene in Sedona.
Representing over 60 fine local and regional artists, diversifying the setting of the artist’s work has helped Goldenstein Gallery become one of the best and most well-known in Sedona.
Satellite locations in Sedona showcasing artists from Goldenstein Gallery include: L'Auberge de Sedona, Seven Canyons Golf Resort, Sedona Rouge & Reds Restaurant, Sedona City Hall Plaza, Sedona City Hall, Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Spa of Sedona and 89 Agave. Stop by Goldenstein Art Gallery and obtain more information about the Satellite display program, and discover current and upcoming events that are free and open to the public.
Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery is located within the magical Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village of Sedona, Arizona. Full of beautiful modern art from around the world, crafted by world-renowned artists, Vue has become a stopping point for all who visit the Sedona arts and culture scene.
Prior to entering Vue’s beautiful gallery, and after strolling through Tlaquepaque’s greenery-lined corridors, you’ll find a lush courtyard complete with stunning wind sculptures. These sculptures, created by the well-known, Lyman Whitaker, focus on his kinetic art. In choices of stainless steel or copper, the sculpture materials have been chosen by Whitaker for their durability. Ready to withstand storms, sun and forceful winds, his wind sculptures also respond to the slightest of breezes. Due to the range of sculpture designs, Whitaker’s pieces have now become internationally popular.
Lyman Whitaker’s five- foot to twenty-eight foot pieces of artwork bring Vue’s gallery to life as you walk through the courtyard. Most stop to take photos, while others immediately are enticed to take one or more home for their own artistic outdoor space.
Roger Heitzman’s wind sculpture, ‘StrataSphere’ can also be found at Vue. After graduating with a degree in architecture, Heitzman’s artistic abilities began to expand through drawing and shape. Now, Roger Heitzman is known across United States as a master artist in his craft of sculpting, and an expert in his field.
It’s safe to say that Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery keeps Sedona spinning with artistic beauty. When visiting the area, be sure to stop by Vue and experience a courtyard like none-other. You might even see gallery Co-Owner Renee Taylor, herself, within the space.
For more information on Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery, or to inquire about any of Lyman Whitaker or Roger Heitzman’s wind sculptures, visit: https://www.reneetaylorgallery.com/.
Collaboration of artists to orchestrate art collectively is what inspired fused-glass artist and Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery, owner Pilsa Rainbow Lady to open her first gallery in Sedona, AZ. Within the Creative Gateways space, not only will you see artist’s finished pieces in a stunning gallery space, but you will also discover a place of creativity. Artists at CG work within their own individual studios at the gallery, as well as one larger shared space for collectively creating.
Within the collective space of Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery you will find every known artist’s tool, material, kilns of various sizes for both glass and ceramic, large industrial sized work tables, saws, and drawers of amazing art supplies. If you are an art supply junkie, you are going to love how playful Creative Gateways is for its artists and classes.
The feeling of community is felt, the minute you walk through the door of Creative Gateways,. Integration, collaboration and inspiration appear to be the three models of this gallery’s design.
Just this year, Pilsa Rainbow Lady decided to expand her vision with the purchase of the Kuivato Glass Gallery, now re-branded as: Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery. The new gallery is located within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and is as equally as bright a space as Creative Gateways.
As a glass artist, the fit of Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery couldn’t be more perfect. Kuivato is a renowned glass gallery, perfectly positioned right in front of Tlaquepaque’s beautiful main corridor fountain. Kuivato has since expanded and now also holds the work of painters and ceramicists, jewelers, and other types of artists.
Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery, has also recently experienced a visual facelift. Gallery manager, Angela Palmer temporarily closed the gallery for two weeks in July to completely renovate the space. The Grand Opening of the new space took place on the Sedona Gallery Associations’ 1st Friday in the Galleries event, August 3, with champagne and locally-made macaroons for all to enjoy.
To learn more about Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery or Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery, visit their websites online. A physical address to both galleries can be found on the websites as well as the hours of operation.
Monsoons are upon us, the desert is alive, and people are moving about town. It is perfect weather to take an evening walk and experience Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries, taking place on August 3, from 5-8 p.m. Locals and visitors to the area can enjoy: art, refreshments, music, and great conversation with local gallery artists and staff.
During 1st Friday in the Galleries, Goldenstein Gallery will be featuring The Current, a living reflection of artist’s evolving work. Representing 50 diverse artist’s visions, Goldstein Gallery is excited to host an opening reception on the evening of 1st Friday. Award winning artist Rafe Terry, known for his edgy contemporary canyon-scapes, will be just one of the artists who will have their work showcased.
Andrea Smith Gallery will be featuring the sculptures of Susan Tereba; pieces mostly crafted of fossil mastodon tusk! Incorporating animals, spirituality and crystals into her work, these sculptures will surely inspire you.
During 1st Friday, don’t forget to stop by Vue Gallery, who will be showcasing their exquisite collection of copper and stainless steel wind sculptures by Lyman Whitaker. Experience art in motion as this beautiful collection comes to life with the winds of Sedona.
Enjoy a bit of wine and some appetizers at Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, which is located just across from the Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery. The works of surrealist oil painter Evgeni Gordiets, and abstract landscape artist Patty Ripley, will be on display. Works from both artists reflect cool waters, which compliments the evening rain Sedona has been receiving.
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. Through harmonizing energies of joy, art presented by Honshin will be the feature for the evening. The event is catered for all who attend.
The ALT Gallery in West Sedona will be featuring walls full of estate art which aren’t to be missed. From Native American works, to southwest landscapes. Aim to experience vibes of the southwest by this unique and fun space.
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will be a center hub for 1st Friday in the Galleries. Eight Sedona Gallery Association establishments within the space will be hopping with locals and visitors alike. Stroll through beautifully landscaped corridors of Tlaquepaque and enjoy a true southwest evening.
Also focused on summer evenings in the southwest, Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates the bounty of summer with its annual “Summer Group Painting Show”. The show opens with a 1st Friday reception featuring guest artist Christie Palmer, known for her contemporary fusion of landscape and abstract acrylic paintings on paper.
The temperatures aren’t the only thing sizzling in Sedona this summer. The Art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery is on fire! Visit the gallery during its summer show and see what their artists have been creating for this event. Wine and appetizers will be served and the artists are eager to connect with all who attend.
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association and 1st Friday in the Galleries, call: 928-862-4440 or visit www.Sedona GalleryAssociation.com where you can find a map to all locations.
When travelers and tourists come to Sedona, Arizona they are often amazed at the beauty that surrounds them. Red mountains, juniper trees, sandstone and big skies that go on for days – It is also often the case that when it’s time to leave Arizona, travelers wish to take a piece of the Southwest home with them.
There are several art galleries in Sedona, Arizona that provide a taste of the Southwest. From photography to paintings, and watercolor to mixed-media, it’s difficult not to find something that speaks to you. Below you’ll find two of our favorite galleries. These galleries focus on Southwest nature (flora and fauna), wildlife, amazing views and more. Art in these galleries can range from as little as $200, up to $20,000. There is a fantastic range of prices to fit every budget. So, here they are:
Mountain Trails Gallery is located at 336 State Route 179, Suite A201 in Sedona, Arizona. This is a beautiful suite located within the walls of Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Mountain Trails Gallery is known for their tradition of offering Western painting and sculpture. The gallery features wildlife, still-life, landscapes and even western artifacts!
The James Ratliff Gallery is located at 671 Highway 179, Suites A1 and A2 in Sedona. The gallery is nestled in what locals refer to as “Hillside”, a wonderful shopping area with art and restaurants to explore. Owners Patricia and James Ratliff have spent the last fifty years owning an Arizona gallery, thirty of which were in Sedona. The gallery features artwork from thirty-five artists, inspired by the mediums of: bronze, handmade wood furniture, oil paintings and watercolor.
Artwork can last a lifetime, and taking a piece home with you after an amazing adventure in Sedona can be just the thing to help you remember each and every memory. If you’re in town on the first Friday of any month, both of these galleries will be open from 5-8pm for a select reception wherein locals AND visitors are encouraged to attend. Meet the artists, enjoy snacks and browse the galleries.
Finding beautiful art in Sedona isn’t difficult to do with the amazing galleries located through the city. One location that is worth spending some time in is the Hillside Shopping Center located at 671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ.
If you have entered Sedona from I17 and via Hwy 179, you have probably noticed the Hillside Shopping Center on the right side of the road, opposite that of Oak Creek. Within Hillside you will find these two treasured galleries, the James Ratliff Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Masters.
The James Ratliff Gallery is a place where you can find arts who have attained reputations nationally and internationally; and who are represented in both corporate and private collections as well as museums throughout the world. The James Ratliff Gallery is known for its extensive selection of original: watercolor, oil, acrylic paintings, bronze and stone sculptures, ceramics, mixed media and one-of-a-kind-jewelry.
James Ratliff has assembled an impressive roster of artists that represent the bold contemporary to eclectic and whimsical.
Owner, James Ratliff has been in the art business for some time. Ratliff owned the first art gallery on Scottsdale’s Main Street back in the 60’s. He then began taking art across the state of Arizona as part of the Arizona Arts and Commission on the Arts education program. Ratliff’s Sedona gallery has been in Sedona for over 30 years and Ratliff has become a trusted source for discovering quality artists. Ratliff is also known for selling popular pieces from that of O’Keefe, Calder, Gorman and Scholder – to name a few.
The James Ratliff Gallery is located at 671 Hwy 179, Suites A1 & A2 in Sedona in the Hillside Sedona.
The Gallery of Modern Masters, also located in the Hillside Shopping Center is owned by Jill and Zach Richardson. The couple have been principles of International Fine Arts, which sold to galleries from the Modern Masters of the 20th Century; such as: Picasso, Miro, Dali and Calder. The Gallery of Modern Masters represents exclusively masters. While more notorious modern masters are represented such as Dali and Picasso, other renowned artists are also represented, including glass artist Christopher Ries.
To appreciate the beauty this gallery offers is to visit it in person. The Gallery of Modern Masters is located at 671 State Route 179, Sedona AZ – Hillside Sedona
To learn about more art galleries located in beautiful Sedona, Arizona, be sure to visit the Sedona Gallery Association online for a complete listing!
In 1956, with a town of less than 400 people, an idea was born. That town was Sedona, and the idea was to make Sedona a place of artistic learning and creative expression. With an eye on Sedona’s potential, an Egyptian sculptor named Nassan Gobran (and other civic leaders) founded the Sedona Arts Center - with the hope of sharing their vision. The local ranchers, orchard workers and merchants that occupied Sedona joined in and a space was acquired in uptown Sedona. The space transformed a former apple orchard warehouse into an Art Barn.
Earning the interest of famous surrealist Max Ernst helped kick Sedona off as an artistic community. Max and his wife Dorthea lived in Sedona during the 40s and 50s where they created art. Pulling a small trailer, the couple would drive to New York with their pieces in the trailer that were destined for galleries. Both created numerous and important paintings while in Sedona including: Vox Angelica and Painting for Young People. Max also started his monumental sculpture Capricorn while in Sedona, which Nassan Gobran helped create molds from on their behalf. Many of Max’s pieces of art were first featured in the newly formed Sedona Arts Center, established by Gobran.
Today, the Sedona Arts Center continues its tradition of artistic learning and creative expression. A variety of courses are offered every year through its School of Arts. Classes encompass Art Workshops, Field Expeditions and Weekly Classes.
Weekly Classes are currently distributed to handful of categories that include: Ceramics & Sculpture, Painting and Drawing, Crash Courses, Summer Kids Camps, Art & Wine, Life Drawing and Private Classes which can range from creative journaling to iPhoneography.
To see finished pieces, the Sedona Art Center offers a gallery that represents over 110 local artists. This gallery can be visited Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If that’s not enough, the Sedona Art Center also has a number of annual events. This year will be the Community Plein Art Event on June 13 and Sedona Summer Colony, an individual residency for participants, that will occur between July 21 and August 11, 2018.
“The main objective for the summer colony continues to be to support the inspiration and creation of new artistic work and cultural content by providing undisturbed time, temporary living space, regular meals, and appropriate studio or work space. Due to the collective nature of a group residency with a shared campus and meals there is ample opportunity to foster new connections and dialogue creating opportunities for cross-disciplinary interaction and thinking.”
For more information about the Sedona Art Center, visit their website at http://sedonaartscenter.org
Perhaps you’ve made a purchase from a gallery in the past; or, perhaps you’re hoping to do so in the near future. Supporting artists and the galleries who display their work is not only a noble cause, but a way to collect and display pieces of art that represent you, a time in your life or your space.
When making a purchase at a gallery, there are a few tips that might make the experience more helpful, and possibly, even more enjoyable than it already would have otherwise been. When buying from a gallery, here are a few ‘tips from the pros’…
1. Shipping. If you’re visiting a gallery from out-of-town or out-of-state, it is most often the case that a gallery can ship your piece right to your home or office. Most buyers don’t want to deal with the hassle of taking art in a car or on a plane as they travel home. Therefore, most galleries take care of the heavy lifting for you! In some cases there may be a fee to send and insure your piece, while other galleries may include shipping with the purchase.
2. Commissions. Sometimes it’s the case that you find an artist that really speaks to you through their artwork. However, it may be that there either: isn’t a piece in your price range, or you might need a specific size piece for your space. Ask the gallery director or assistant if the artist takes commissions. Commissions is a fancy word for ‘custom pieces’. It is often the case that artists will consider crafting a piece just for you and your space – all you have to do is ask!
3. Choosing. Many individuals who are new to the world of buying art from galleries aren’t quite sure which piece to choose. Don’t worry – this is common! Some individuals will choose a piece by the size and where it will fit within their space, while others purchase functional art that they can imagine wearing or utilizing week after week. Our tip on choosing your art from a gallery is to select a piece that speaks to you.
Jennifer Aniston states, “…buy a piece of art if you HAVE to have it”.
If a piece of art moves you, strikes you as stunning or is just something you cannot live without – BUY IT. Art moves quickly through galleries, and new pieces replace the old day after day. Most piece of art are one of their kind, and will never be available again, once sold.
Feel confident buying art at a gallery with these tips from the pros. When in doubt, or when in question, always feel free to ask the staff at the gallery. Gallery employees are often art lovers, and know far more information than we can imagine, about each piece on display.
About the Author: The Sedona Gallery Association is a coalition of Sedona, Arizona’s preeminent galleries, featuring both emerging and internationally recognized artists. To learn more, or to visit galleries within the Sedona Gallery Association, visit: www.sedonagalleryassociation.com.