Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? Collecting ancient artifacts and famous artists’ work requires a knowledge of the pieces you are looking to collect. At James Ratliff Gallery, within Hillside Sedona, owner, James Ratliff has been buying and selling the art of famous artists such as O’Keefe, Gorman, Calder and Zuniga (just to name a few) for over 30 years.
Due to James Ratliff’s love of the old as well as the new, the gallery does have a Collectors Corner, featuring original pieces from around the world. Some of these pieces are so rare, the artist isn’t known, but the authenticity is vouched for. The ‘BWA Rooster Plank Mask’ is one of those pieces. Another would be a ‘Yoruba Beaded Sword with Encasement’.
James Ratliff Gallery also has collectible works from Fannie Nampeyo, a Hopi female ceramicist, and paintings by San Ildefonso, Paul Dyke and Carlos Merida. When visiting don’t forget to also check out the lithograph by R.C. Gorman.
Investing in works of this nature requires a clear understanding and trust between yourself and the seller. James Ratliff Gallery prides themselves on this trust and their historic recognition of relics and artwork. For Ratliff, the artists represented within the gallery must have talent, show that they can keep that level of accomplishment, and produce one of a kind original artwork.
To be notified of the latest events and artist’s updates within the James Ratliff Gallery, be sure to sign up for the gallery’s newsletter. The James Ratliff Gallery is located at 671 AZ-179 in Sedona, Arizona.
Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin is most well-known in Arizona for his two galleries, owned and operated with his business partner and wife, Krystal Kirsten. These beautiful spaces, ‘The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance’ and The Gallery of the Ascending Spirit’ can both be found within the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona, Arizona.
Honshin received his ‘painter’s name’ in 1984 by his father and his father’s Japanese teachers. He began painting at the age of 5, and was mentored by his father and his father’s teachers from age ten to thirty-eight. The name Honshin, meaning ‘original mind – pure heart’ has been the artists’ signature since the age of thirty-eight. The concept that “our heart knows one-ness and connectivity” has been strung through each piece of artwork by Honshin, as well as the two gallery spaces.
The artwork of Honshin continues to be a reflection of experience with the philosophies and spiritual practices of Tibetan Buddhism, Mesoamerican cultures and Christianity. With a blend of science, nature and spirituality, each piece is a personal journey into the mind and heart of Honshin’s desire to emit the concept of inter-connectivity.
Honshin has crafted award-winning poetry and art, and often recites live poetry during Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries event, each month. Every Saturday, between the hours of 11am and 5pm one can find Honshin creating as resident artist at The Gallery of the Ascending Spirit.
For more information on Honshin, The Gallery of the Ascending Spirit or The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance, visit: www.honshinfineart.com or stop into one of the stated galleries at the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village of Sedona.
The Turquoise Tortoise: a Bryant Nagel Gallery, is nestled within the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. After discovering the Hozho shopping area, you’ll find this space on the first floor. The gallery is one of the most seasoned and delightfully colorful in the Sedona, Arizona area.
Although the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery does offer turquoise jewelry and other turquoise wears, this gallery isn’t just about the turquoise. Gallery owners Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel have carried on an exciting tradition of contemporary works by nationally and internationally recognized artists.
Within the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery expect to also experience sculptures, by artists such as: Larry Yazzie, Al Glann and Dixie Jewett. Also be prepared for colorful paintings by: Sharon Weiser, Tony Abeyta and Redwing Nez.
Some of our favorite corners within the space also include textiles inspired by the southwest and Native American culture. From rugs, to table runners and pillows you won’t be disappointed by the vast array of designs and color that are to be found. You will even find a native headdress by Russ Kruse, crafted from traditional materials!
So, when contemplating the art scene of Sedona and choosing a gallery to visit with a southwest vibe, and a plethora of beauty to discover – be sure to stop into the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.
The Turquoise Tortoise Gallery can be found at: 431 State Route 89A, Suite A3 - Sedona.
Appreciating western art often means appreciating the cowboy and rancher lifestyle. This lifestyle is slowly fading from the American scene, but there are still some real cowboys out there and there are artists depicting their life.
Sedona Galleries that represent the cowboy life include: Mountain Trails Gallery located in Tlaquepaque. According to Mountain Trails Gallery, they are: “A gallery that has been a destination gallery for collectible Western traditional sculpture and painting for more than 30 years. From the legacy of three generations of the Payne Family, whose passion for the Old West breathes life into exquisite bronzes of historical and wildlife subjects, to the landscapes, figurative scenes, still-lifes, and Grand Canyon paintings of award-winning painters such as Joshua Been, Bill Cramer, George Molnar, Marcia Molnar, and others, Mountain Trails continues to lead the West with story-telling bronze sculpture and classic Western paintings.”
Within Mountain Trails Gallery you will find paintings, sculptures and jewelry, all representing the American west.
Sedona’s Goldenstein Gallery also represents Western artists. Specific artists include Ray Tigerman. Born in 1971 in the high desert of Nevada, Ray was influenced at an early age by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Lawrence Lee and Ed Mell. This space located at what locals refer to as ‘The Y’ will ignite your western spirit.
Within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is also the Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Artist Cowboy sculptor Jason Scull, who is exclusively represented in Sedona by Rowe Fine Art Gallery, was recently accepted into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America organization. The CAA, which was founded in Sedona in 1965, accepted only three artists for membership this year, bringing its total number of members to a mere 22. Jason was chosen after an extensive process that culminated in a presentation of five of his bronze sculptures at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City in October.
“I am stunned and amazed,” says Jason. “It’s long been a dream of mine to belong to this group. I first became interested in sculpture after taking a Cowboy Artists of America workshop in the 1980s, so it feels like my career has come full circle. Now I have the huge responsibility of living up to the highest standard in cowboy art.”
Jason will participate in the CAA’s annual show and sale, held every October at the Oklahoma museum. He will also take part in the organization’s annual spring trail ride. Jason is no stranger to cowboy culture. His family has been farming and ranching in Texas for 180 years. Jason’s experience working with horses, cattle and cowboys have inspired his bronze sculptures since he began seriously pursuing art in 1987.
To find some of the most quality western art in Sedona, check out these galleries as well as other prestigious Sedona Gallery Association spaces.
When visiting Sedona, Arizona, most like to experience the amazing art scene. It is often the case that there are just too many stops to make, and it can be difficult to fit them all into a short vacation. That’s why we recommend stopping into the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona. Here, you’ll find several stunning art galleries all in one place. Within Tlaquepaque you can dine, and also shop.
The Andrea Smith Gallery is right near the highway 89A entrance to Tlaquepaque. Stop in for a colorful array of wall art and our favorite – pocket shrines! Don’t be surprised if you find an artist working in or right outside of the gallery doors.
Stroll through Tlaquepaque’s beautiful ‘old Mexico’ feel to then visit Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery; located near the central water fountain. Here you can get a taste of local artists to Sedona and Arizona. From glass, to functional art, to handcrafted silver jewelry – you just won’t want to miss this stop. There is also live music that often takes place near this gallery.
Travel through beautiful arched and tiled doorways to a vine covered oasis, where you will find Mountain Trails Gallery. Located in Sedona for over 30 years, this will be your best stop for landscapes, wildlife imagery and western artifacts.
Amongst the many other art galleries in Tlaquepaque, be sure to visit The Ascending Spirit Gallery: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery. Once you find this quaint space, you will have the opportunity to walk up a set of lovely tiled stairs looking over Tlaquepaque’s walls. Honshin’s work ranges from jewelry to vases to wall-art; from all backgrounds of religion and spirituality. You may even find yourself visiting on a day when Honshin is actually working within his on-site studio.
On the edge of Tlaquepaque you’ll find Vue, A Renee Taylor Gallery. Step into an installation of spinning wind sculptures, followed by animal sculptures that can be crafted to your exact color requests. Glass cases filled with jewelry also await you in this modern and contemporary space.
It’s difficult not to bump into a gallery In Sedona, especially if you’re stopping into the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Also be sure to check the Tlaquepaque website for upcoming events such as: Day of the Dead Celebration (in fall), or Sweet Stroll (taking place during December).
For More Info on the Sedona Gallery Association visit: www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com
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.
You have possibly heard of the ‘Hearts On Fire’ diamond jewelry collection, but have you tried any of the pieces on or looked at them in person? Now is your chance, as the Renee Taylor Gallery in Sedona, Arizona carries the collection. Renee Taylor Gallery is located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village of Sedona.
Less than one-tenth of one percent of the world’s diamonds can become a ‘Hearts on Fire’ diamond. Why is this? The company, owned by Glen and Susan Rothman, devised a process to cut and craft their diamonds like no other.
Most all other diamonds are cleaved and polished in the typical fashion with only 10x magnification. ‘Hearts On Fire’ collection is crafted using a type of technology that gives the artisans 100x magnification. With this type of vision on the stone, which uses a unique imaging software and a perfect mirror polish every single time, the perfect diamond is cut over and over again.
Diamond cutting, as well as overall processing, is concentrated in a few cities around the world. While 80% of rough diamonds are handled in the Antwerp diamond district in Belgium, more than 50% of processed diamonds also pass through there.
Brand ambassadors for the diamond line include actress Morena Baccarin from the hit series Homeland, Janie Bryant, actress for Mad Men, and fashion designer Tara Subkoff.
‘Hearts On Fire’ diamonds are also known for their high sparkle. Due to the cutting process, more light is refracted, and in a perfectly symmetrical way that appears like eight hearts (also known as a Fireburst pattern) – every time.
At the Renee Taylor Gallery, and within the ‘Hearts on Fire’ collection, you will find the Aerial series, Beloved, Copley, Divine Graceful, Effervescence, Fulfillment, HOF, Illa, Lilliana, Lorelei and Optima. Renee Taylor Gallery carries necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets by ‘Hearts on Fire’.
The Renee Taylor Gallery exhibits over 20 brands of jewelry. You can visit the Renee Taylor Gallery website at Renee Taylor Gallery .
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/.
If you are interested in filmmaking as a career or learning about film just as a hobby, the Sedona Arts Center is offering a three week Filmmaking Bootcamp Certificate Program. The course starts August 18 and lasts through August 31, 2018. Classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The cost of the program is $1,800 and all materials are included.
The three-week filmmaking program will give students the opportunity to not only learn the basics of the craft of filmmaking, but also a hands-on opportunity to try crafting film. Teacher Bryan Reinhart was an instructor at the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking and then at the Sedona Film School. Reinheart teaches documentary filmmaking as well as Final Cut Pro. Reinhart has experience producing documentaries, including the film Hoosiers. Reinhart also started his own television production company and several of his documentaries were aired nationally on public television.
The Filmmaking program will be structured around the production of short films of increasing complexity. Students will work together and be introduced to traditional concepts of shooting a motion picture film. The foundation of knowledge learned will be in line with the use of digital technology, as all scenes will be shot on high definition video cameras.
Classes and hands-on workshops will be held throughout the week in the classroom, with extra time required outside of the classroom for writing, location scouting, casting and editing. For the final week of the course, time will be devoted to editing the student’s production so that a final screening can be held for fellow students and the public.
All students will write, direct, shoot and edit their video using film lighting packages and digital editing software.
The Sedona Arts Center offers a number of art programs within its School of Arts. Classes are divided by Art Workshops, Field Expeditions and Weekly Classes. As a member of the Sedona Arts Center you will receive a discount for classes. Other benefits are given to members, contingent on their type of membership.
For more information on the Sedona Arts Center Filmmaking Certificate visit their website or call the Center at 928.282.3809.
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.
Sedona Gallery Association