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.
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 looking for art on the west side of Sedona, you may want to get in your car and plug these three addresses into your navigation system...
ALT Gallery – 2301 W. Highway 89A Suite 102 Sedona, AZ 86336
Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery - 45 Birch Blvd., Sedona, AZ 86336
Greg Lawson’s “A Passion For Place” Gallery -2769 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
ALT Gallery specializes in fine art on the secondary market. Art pieces that have been preowned are a fun delight to stumble upon. Within ALT Gallery’s inventory you will find traditionally well-known artists’ work and modern 20th century pieces. You will also find classic and contemporary art of the Southwest, art books, rare and out of print books, antiques, studio pottery and art glass.
With over 5000 vinyl LP records, vintage audio equipment, and over 5000 curated books, you will find yourself in awe shopping at the ALT Gallery. We encourage you to get lost in this fun space for a few hours.
Work your way up or down the road, and you will discover Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery. Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery is an artist’s collective and public gallery space that was founded in 2016. The working studios are open to all visitors who want to meet the artists and engage with the creative process. The concept of Creative Gateways was the brain child of glass artist Pilisa Rainbow Lady.
In addition to Pilisa’s work, you will find resident creatives that are: painters, ceramists, glass artists and illustrators. The main work studio feels like a large art workshop with every possible tool, piece of equipment, kiln and supply that was made to create. You will love the way Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery inspires you.
Greg Lawson’s “A Passion For Place” Gallery is also called the West Sedona Gallereum, a museum and a sanctuary site away from the heart of town. Within this gallery you can slow down and connect with your favorite images, depicting Lawson’s history and experiences in the field.
Lawson is a favorite among nature lovers, as he depicts wildlife and landscapes with incredible skill. Within the Gallereum there are always 330 unique images on display. The collections depict Lawson’s passion for place, which have been created in all still-camera formats throughout his enduring history as a photographic artist. To capture nature at its finest is to discover Greg Lawson’s art.
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.
People are attracted to art for many reasons. Art makes us see life differently, feel, notice and it affects the space or room that it occupies.
If you are seeking out Intentional Art; that of which hold sacred meaning and spiritual inspiration, there is no better place to look than within the galleries of Sedona, Arizona.
Artist’s in Sedona come from a number of backgrounds, and there are a large number that have a soul purpose of connecting with spirit and the sacred. Transferring that connection into their work is what they do best. The art could be a sculpture, painting, piece of jewelry; or it could even be made of sacred materials.
Within the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona, are the Honshin Fine Art Galleries. The Ascending Spirit Gallery and The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance are both representations of all things sacred. Nicholas Kirsten Honshin’s art and poetry are a reflection of his experience with ancient Eastern spiritual practices and the philosophies of: Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and ancient Mesoamerican cultures.
Honshin says his work is a mythic amalgamation of ancient healing practices and the present trends in spirituality, science and nature - resulting in a true fusion of East and West. Using painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry and poetry as tools, Honshin’s intention is to communicate the unity of consciousness and life of all things in the universe. The message is from a pure heart – reflected in the grace and humble honor of his painter’s name bestowed by his father, Daiensa Kuden Boseki Dojin, a renowned artist and ordained Buddhist Monk.
For more spiritual and/or intentional art, step over to the Goldenstein Gallery, outside of Tlaquepaque, at 150 SR 179. There, you will find artist and former ordained Tibetan Buddhist nun, Sherab Khandro. Khandro’s images are traditional Buddhist and a combination of images representing transformation, nature and that which reminds us of our own natural beauty are woven together to create sacred works.
Khandro states that her work is often interactive, and her sculptures are an invitation to engage. In addition to sculpture, Khandro uses the detailed technique of pointillism in her paintings; a neo-impressionist style in which tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery. With each stroke of the brush comes a prayer of compassion. With each dot, an offering of a prayer to the end of suffering in the world.
Discover these artists and more within the natural surroundings and mountains of Sedona, Arizona.
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