Native American artwork is and has always been an important part of the West. Celebrating Native American art and artists is something that the City of Sedona is not a stranger to. Many art galleries feature bronze work and paintings with Native American focus. Here are two of our favorite art galleries to stop into, if you’re looking for a stunning piece of Native American artwork:
Location: 150 AZ-179, Sedona, Arizona
Although Goldenstein Gallery features many Native American works, one of the favorite artists within the gallery is Ben Wright. With a focus on balance, spirituality and connectivity, Wright uses bold colors to craft show-stopping works.
Beyond that of the Native figure, Wright also features symbols and shapes from Native American ceremony. Some of those symbols include the medicine wheel and the four directions of the wind. Wright’s work will surely grab your attention when stopping into Sedona’s Goldenstein Gallery, among other beautiful Native American focused works.
James Ratliff Gallery
Location: 671 AZ-179, Sedona, Arizona
James Ratliff Gallery features some fantastic paintings, but those created by David K. John are remarkable. John crafts paintings that come from the realm of Navajo mythology, and his respect for nature, learned from his Medicine Man great grandfather.
David K. John shares: “My paintings are my own vision. And because so much is being lost with the passing of the older generations, I believe it is the role of the artist to communicate and teach the next generation.”
The colorful and dreamlike works of David K. John are now widely recognized throughout the United States. These paintings are the perfect reflection of color, history and nature for any Southwest living space.
For more information on these two galleries or more art gallery members of the Sedona Gallery Association, visit: http://www.sedonagalleryassociation.com/. Find information about 1st Friday in the Galleries as well as individual art gallery receptions for this monthly event.
Sedona Gallery Association