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Bold Vision exhibit: Sedona Arts Center, 11/7-11/23

novpostSedona Arts Center invites you to explore the work of artists who exhibit great spirit and courage with their use of color, design and materials in this month’s exhibit entitled, “Bold Vision” November 7-23, 2014. Meet the artists and art patrons at the opening exhibition Friday, November 7 from 5-8 pm This month features: Gale Craig (mixed media), Miro FitzGerald (acrylic, oil), Christie Palmer (acrylic), Judy Classen (jewelry) and Lyn & Ken Mikell (ceramics).

This First Friday also marks the annual student ceramics sale! Join Sedona Arts Center for this incredible sale in the Ceramics Studio from 5-8 pm, where you can see and purchase inspiring works from participating student artists. This is a great opportunity to collect that one-of-a-kind work by these emerging and incredibly talented artists.

ALSO! Don’t miss the Dia De Los Muertos & Fabulous Fakes Exhibits in the Special Exhibitions Gallery! Click here for an interactive 360-degree sneak-peek!

Artists Demonstrations This Month:

*Christie Palmer (Acrylic) Nov. 8,12, 21: 1:00-4:00 pm

Nancy Bihler (Jewelry) Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30: 10:00 am-1:30 pm

Julie Ronning Talbot (Watercolor) Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30: 1:30-4:30 pm

Helen Parker-Lande (Drawing) Nov. 10, 17, 24: 10:00 am-1:30 pm

*Miro FitzGerald (Acrylic) Nov. 11, 20: 11:00 am-2:00 pm

*Gale Craig (Mixed media) Nov. 11: 2:00-4:00 pm

Joan Roberts (Jewelry) Nov. 12, 19, 26: 1:30-4:30 pm

*Lyn Mikell (Ceramics) Nov. 18: 11:00 am-2:00 pm

*Judy Classen (Jewelry) Nov. 19, 26: 10:00 am-1:30 pm

*Featured Artist

Visit Sedona Arts Center first, where more than 400 artists teach, study and follow their passion! Sedona Arts Center features a new themed exhibit each month with truly outstanding local artists. The Fine Art Gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm with Opening Receptions every First Friday of the month from 5 to 8 pm. Sedona Arts Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit educational institution dedicated to nurturing creative discovery, learning and sharing through arts education and artistic development. For more information call 928.282.3809 or visit

Valentine’s Artist Show at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art

Exposures-showYou’re all invited to Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art’s annual Valentine’s Artist Show! This year the gallery will feature the glass art of Laurie Burns and the fine art jewelry of award-winning designer Barbara Westwood, plus other guest artists. Dozens of new pieces will be on display at this show. The show runs Friday February 14th from 1pm – 8pm, and Saturday February 15th from 1pm-5pm. Friday will feature catering by Enchantment Resort.

For more information, visit or call 800-526-7668.

“Birds, Beasts and Beauty – the Genesis to Revelation Alliance with Animals” Traveling Fine Art exhibit & experience October 4 – Nov. 4th, 2012

The First Temptation paintingBirds, Beasts and Beauty is a fine art visual journey with the animals. From Genesis to Revelation experience their magnificence, their prominence, and their uniquely designed connection with the heart of God and man. Including works by nationally acclaimed artists Ron DiCianni , Michael Dudash, Chris Hopkins, Tom duBois, Mick McGinty, historic masters and more.
Wayside Chapel, Uptown Sedona, 401 N. Hwy 89A. Regular Daily Admission is free/donations welcomed. 10 – 5pm Mon/ Tues/Wed. Fri & Sat. 11 to 7pm (closed Thurs.). Sun. Noon – 5pm. For more info call Lynne at 541.326.1786.

GumptionFest VII issues call for artists, volunteers and vendors

GumptionFest, Sedona’s largest free, community arts festival takes place along Coffee Pot Drive in West Sedona on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14, 15 and 16.

GumptionFest VII: A New Hope is opening the call to all artists who want to participate. Performers should contact GumptionFest organizers now to voice their interest in performing. The deadline for all performers to get in is Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Vendors are also invited to come to display and sell their wares to the estimated 1,200 attendees.

This year’s festival is expected to be the biggest ever, expanding from the main stage at Oak Creek Brewing Co. to other locations along State Route 89A: Olde Sedona Bar & Grill, Szechuan Martini Bar, Heart of Sedona coffee shop, outside New Frontiers Natural Marketplace and the outdoor stage at the Old Marketplace.

The festival features some of the most well-known names in the Sedona and Verde Valley as well as regional artists from Flagstaff and Phoenix, and other performers from Kingman and Los Angeles. The artists include singers, songwriters, performance poets, rock bands, painters, sculptors and fire-spinning performance artists. Poets are welcome to compete in the fourth annual Haiku Death Match poetry slam.

However, what makes GumptionFest unique among Arizona arts festivals is that anyone who wants to play music, perform poetry, display art or dance is eagerly invited to participate. Talent levels are not important: participants range from full-time professional artists and musicians and published poets to recreational artists, part-time photographers and those who pen poems in private journals.

Youth and teen artists are strongly encouraged to participate whether they aim to become professional artists as adults or just create art, write poetry or play music to pass the time.

The GumptionFest VII kickoff party begins Friday, Sept. 14.

GumptionFest VII officially starts on Saturday, Sept. 15, with performances all day long. GumptionFest VII Day Two continues the party on Sunday, Sept. 16, with a whole new lineup.

Volunteers are also still needed this year, so even those who don’t play an instrument, paint, sculpt or write poems can help and be a part of one of the largest free arts festival in Sedona.

Organizers for GumptionFest VII: A New Hope invite visual artists, photographers, dancers and dance troupes, musicians, bands, theater groups and poets who want to be a part of the festival for either one, two, or all three days to attend and spontaneously create or perform.

To participate, volunteer or contribute as a sponsor, contact or visit or GumptionFest on Facebook.


2nd Annual Sedona Fine Art Auction – May 5, 2012

Preview – Wednesday – Saturday, May 2 – 5, 10 am – 5 pm
Silent Auction Ends – Saturday, May 5, 3:30 pm
Live Auction Begins – Saturday, May 5, 4:00 pm

Sedona Arts Center presents the 2nd Annual Sedona Fine Art Auction benefiting educational programs throughout the year at Northern Arizona’s oldest nonprofit Arts institution. This prestigious auction will feature works from Arizona’s finest artists and award-winning Plein Air artists from across the country. All auction items will be on display starting Wednesday, May 2nd – 5th from 10 am – 5 pm prior to the close of the Silent Auction at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 5th. The exciting Live Auction begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 5th at the Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Road in Sedona. Who knows what you’ll find to inspire, captivate and delight you when you join in the excitement of the Sedona Arts Center’s Charity Fine Art Auction, part of a fun-filled weekend in Sedona.

Sedona Celebrates the Arts – May 4-6, 2012

Join us for a weekend to Celebrate the Arts when Sedona welcomes visitors with open arms. Hop on the trolley and leave your car behind for the First Friday Gallery Art Walk 5-8 pm. Saturday’s Great Sedona Chili Cook-off hosted by Rotary Club of Sedona and Tlaquepaque’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration is fun for the whole family. Take the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition Open Studio Tour to see artists at work in their environment. Who knows what you’ll find to inspire, captivate and delight when you join the excitement of Sedona Arts Center’s Charity Fine Art Auction or Verde Valley Sanctuary’s Dancing in the Moonlight fundraiser to round out a fun-filled weekend. Indoors or outdoors, Sedona in May is a great getaway. You’ll find special pricing for the weekend and discount offers. Come and enjoy the Arts amidst the beauty of Sedona in Spring!

Classes and workshops are only a part of the palette of activities offered. Outreach programs into Sedona Red Rock High School and West Sedona Middle School supply specialized artists who coordinate and execute projects that use the arts to teach certain areas of the curriculum. Summer camps for youth are also supported each year with Arts Center funding and facilities. Scholarships are available for all the local programming for those that will benefit and have need.

To preview the auction listings, visit our website at to see photos of the work, and be sure to visit often between now and then to see any additions to the lineup.

– What: Sedona Fine Art Auction
– When: Preview May 2 – 3, 10a,m – 5pm; May 4 10am – 8pm; May 5 10am – 3:30 pm
– Silent Auction closes Saturday, May 5, 3:30 pm
– Live Auction starts Saturday, May 5, 4:00 pm
– Where: Sedona Arts Center, corner of 89A & Art Barn Rd in Uptown Sedona
– Admission: Free and open to the public

Hosted by Sedona Arts Center – The Sedona Arts Center is located at State Route 89A & Art Barn Road in uptown Sedona. The Galleries are open daily from 10-5. For more information call 928-282-3809 or visit

More than 80 Silent Auction items – Paintings by award winning plein air artists, 3-d art, ceramics, glass, jewelry, art supplies, vacation packages and more! Visit to preview today.


New Spring Photo Class at Sedona Arts Center

4 Sessions: Saturdays & Sundays
March 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th, 2012 • 1 – 4 pm

flower photo by Susie ReedIf you love taking pictures and want to improve your photography this is the class for you. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there are ways to make pictures better, which award-winning fine art and commercial photographer Susie Reed will explore in this 4-part course. She’ll share what can be done at photo shoots and on the computer to enhance images. She’ll explain the best types and sizes of files to create for print, the Internet and projection, demonstrate effective Photoshop tools, discuss composition, criteria to use for editing, give thought provoking assignments and do individual critiques to help students hone their skills, improve their ability to see and present their work well. Reed will also discuss the role inspiration; instincts and intuition play in the creative process and provide tips for entering photo contests, based on her experience judging several.

Susie Reed has over 30 years experience behind the camera. Her critically acclaimed work has been exhibited in the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the De Young Museum, the International Museum of Photography and elsewhere. Her pictures have been reproduced in many publications and on an array of products including photographic calendars, which have sold in many countries. Susie is a popular, generous teacher who offers clear guidance about many aspects of photography, which can seem complex and overwhelming, especially at the start. She’s helped many beginning and experienced photographers improve. Susie previously taught at California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute. She’s judged numerous photo contests and is the director of Sedona Photofest’s 2012 Red Rock Open Photo Competition. She shows her critically acclaimed photos at Goldenstein Gallery, voted the best gallery in Sedona the last four years by the readers of Kudos.


What  students say about Susie Reed:

“Excellent”  “Interesting”  “Knowledgable, personable and informative.”


Sedona Arts Center • 15 Art Barn Road
South Studio • Gallery Building


Cost: $120



Sedona Arts Center Members Cost: $108


Scholarship funds may be available for those who would benefit and have need.


Space is limited.


Fall Artist Shows at Exposures Gallery

Sculpture by Bill Worrell
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art is proud to present its fall lineup of artist shows. This year, Exposures will be featuring the art of Bill Worrell, Barbara Westwood, the Tobeys and Jd Challenger. Come and meet the artists – you’re all invited!

Bill Worrell and Barbara Westwood
Friday October 1st, 3pm – 8pm (refreshments provided)
Saturday October 2nd, 1pm – 5pm

The Tobeys and Jd Challenger
Friday October 8th, 3pm – 8pm (refreshments provided)
Saturday October 9th, 1pm – 5pm

You can find out more information about the artists and see their work at

Sedona Photofest 2010 – July 18-25th

Photography Enthusiasts, Students, Educators, Emerging Pros:
Come to Sedona for an Eight Day Celebration of Southwest Photography Amidst the Stunning Red Rock Country of Sedona

Sedona PhotoFest 2010 brings together Pulitzer-winning photographer Jack Dykinga, “Sedona Masters,” six competing “Apprentice Photographers” juried from Arizona high schools, and the public for three days of field photography in Sedona. The highlight of Sedona PhotoFest 2010 is our 3-Day Symposium including keynote talks, workshop presentations and panel discussions. Two fine art landscape gallery exhibitions along with special evening events make this week ideal for photographers, educators, students, families and art buyers worldwide to celebrate Southwest photography’s contribution to the fine arts.

This inaugural year brings photographers an incredible chance to see Sedona, hone skills and learn in a unique and intimate setting at the beautiful Creative Life Center in Sedona. If you’ve been to other photography conferences and seminars, you’ll find Sedona PhotoFest offers you an excellent program while keeping it affordable.

PhotoFest’s “Master Photographer-in-Residence,” Jack Dykinga, blends landscape photography with documentary photojournalism. His landscape art photography, magazine contributions, and nine wilderness advocacy, large format books are world-renowned. He is a captivating public speaker whose work is driven by his passionate advocacy for preservation of the natural world. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic.

For more information, call the Sedona Arts Center at 928.282.3809 or visit

Sedona Artist Show at Exposures Gallery, March 19th & 20th

"Edgewater" by Eric Lee
"Edgewater" by Eric Lee (Acrylic on glass)

You’re invited to Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art in Sedona for a Spring Artist Show featuring the work of Eric Lee and Penelope Bushman. Stop by this Friday, March 19th from 3-8pm and Saturday, March 20th from 1-5pm to meet the artists and enjoy their work.

Eric Lee is an artist who creates original acrylic paintings on glass. Each one of his pieces shows his passion for color and rhythm. The beauty of Lee’s work lies in the astute blending of hues and colors combined with the artist’s media of choice – acrylic on glass. The colors move as if floating in air, luminous and caressing to the eye. The glass is never glaring but instead calming and weightless.

Penelope Bushman creates original oil paintings that feature rich textures that testify to the artist’s early training in sculpture. Breathing new life into ancient imagery, she portrays her sentinels and shamans with vibrant colors and rich patterns. Her abstract compositions are magical conceptual journeys that explore human emotion and touch the soul.

Exposures Gallery is located at 561 Hwy 179, Sedona, AZ 86336. For more information, call the gallery at 928.282.1125.