You’re invited to a Valentine’s Artist Show at Exposures Gallery Sedona! Friday and Saturday February 12th and 13th, visit Exposurs Gallery in Sedona’s Gallery Row to enjoy the art of Barbara Westwood, Martin Eichinger and Laure Burns.
Barbara Westwood is one of the most widely collected fine art jewelry designers in the world. Her unique designs present some of the finest gemstones in impressive artistic settings that leave admirers breathless.
Martin Eichinger, master sculptor, creates figurative bronzes that transport the imagination to a world-wide audience. Featured in over 1000 public and private collections, each sculpture captures a sense of dynamic movement and represents a celebration, a mystery, or a tender moment.
Laurie Burns captures the imagination with her innovative beautifully fused glass creations. Featuring dichroic glass containing thin layers of precious metals, each wall panel and free standing glass sculpture dazzles the eye with dramatic shifting color and rich, vibrant hues.
Pamela Froman and William Henry Trunk Show at Geoffrey Roth Ltd. at Tlaquepaque
Please join us for an exceptional Artist’s Reception on
Friday, November 6
from 5pm to 8pm and an all day Saturday appearance
Geoffrey Roth Ltd. is proud to introduce Pamela Froman’s handmade jewelry to their gallery. This up and coming designer has won several awards since her debut four years ago. Pamela has an innovative way of combining 18K white, rose, yellow, and somtimes green gold into one piece. Her jewelry is finished with a special hand hammering technique she calls ‘Crushed’.
The “Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry Collection” features handmade pieces comprised of a mixture of colored precious metals and exquisite, rare natural stones. Originality and meticulous attention to every detail are hallmarks of Pamela’s signature look; because each item is handmade, no two will ever be identical, even if they are similar in design. This one-of-a-kind, limited edition jewelry is as hip as it is timeless, transcending every generation and age, and specially crafted so that it may be treasured for years to come.
William Henry studio started to make knives about 12 years ago. Now a small company with 20 employees, William Henry is known for having established a new benchmark of excellence in luxury-grade knives. The studio incorporates new as well as traditional materials into their designs to create spectacular pieces of art.
The seamless integration of classic natural materials and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry’s work — no compomises, no shortcuts, exceptional quality. Each component is precision machined to tolerances reserved for aerospace level work — often measured at 0.0005″, or one twelfth the size of a human hair. The final fit, finish, action, and sharpness of each knife are achieved entirely by hand, employing the irreplaceable craftsmanship developed by generations of master cutlers.
Visit one of Sedona’s newest galleries, The Spirit of the Andes at Hillside Sedona, this Sunday November 1st from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a special exhibition of world-renowned artist Mamani Mamani’s extended collection. Mamani Mamani has traveled all the way to Sedona from Bolivia for this exhibit and will only be here through Sunday so don’t miss this rare opportunity to view his full collection of original luminous oils and pastels.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mamani Mamani this afternoon when I visited the gallery for the first time and I was quite taken aback by his genuine character and sincere humility about his artwork and his time in Sedona. He has done more than 52 exhibitions since 1983 and has earned many awards, tributes and accollades both nationally and internationally yet he greeted me like an old friend. Within moments of meeting me and learning just a little bit about me (I told him that I’m 5 & 1/2 months pregnant with a little boy), he disappeared inside the gallery for a moment and came back out with a small bookmark imprinted with the image of one of his paintings. On the bottom of it, he wrote in spanish “May all the energy of the sun be with your son.” I was so sincerely touched.
His artwork speaks to me as much as our brief interlude did. Living in one of the art mecca’s of the southwestern region, I have laid my eyes on countless works of art created by some of the world’s best artists. I’ve seen art in Sedona that I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world, I’ve admired countless paintings, sculptures, oils, pastels and mixed media pieces I would gladly take home and hang on my wall if I could…and I truly have not seen anything like Mamani’s work. It is so bright and vibrant yet rich and deep all at once. Walking into The Spirit of the Andes, you are greeted by his intensely uplifting pieces, bold use of color, geometrical shapes and figures. Warmth, love and hope radiate from each piece and you can’t help but feel happy just looking at them because they are so full of life and energy. Of all the pieces hanging (which were only a mere percentage of his full collection to be shown on Sunday) my favorite were the Mother and Child pieces. I was also suprised to see that his artwork was so well priced considering it’s beauty and his reputation – they even have prints available for as little as $150-200.
Jaqueline Conley of La Paz, Bolivia will also be showing her lustrous alpaca and silk clothing hand sewn with many of Mamani Mamani’s designs. A delicate and ornately woven peacock covered the back of a black silk shawl that took my breath away imagining the time and work that went into creating it. Several other designs were just as stunning combining the bold vibrance of Mamani’s work with fashion and flare.
You are in for a real treat if you can attend this special showing at The Spirt of the Andes. Even you can’t make it on Sunday, stop in and meet this lovely family, the Montenegro’s, sometime. I am certain you will be as touched as I am by their generosity of spirit, friendliness and character, not to mention their beautiful new gallery!
Spirit of the Andes is located at Hillside Sedona, 671 Hwy 179 Suite A-ST6. For further information call (928) 496-0234.
SEDONA, Ariz. (October 15, 2009): The cool weather has arrived, the leaves are turning and thirty-two nationally-recognized plein-air artists will soon begin to paint the mystical beauty of Sedona. The spell has been cast and magic abounds.
The 5th Annual Plein Air Festival, hosted by the Sedona Arts Center and the presenting sponsor, L’Auberge de Sedona, will still your hearts and stimulate your imagination for nine full days, beginning Oct 24 through Nov 1.
The festival provides something for everyone! Visitors and residents alike are invited to watch the artists transfer their vision of the beauty that surrounds them onto canvas or paper ~ capturing magical moments in time right before your eyes.
Sedona is a plein-air artist’s paradise with its abundance of picturesque scenes and exquisite landscapes. The ever-changing light, shadows and colors in late October, make the setting almost perfect.
The art form is not easy. Painting out-of-doors, from life, requires stamina and the ability to stay focused and completely absorbed in the work regardless of the shifting elements. The award-winning artists from around the country will spend six days painting in a variety of media to capture the unique scenes of Sedona, Jerome, Oak Creek, and the surrounding area, followed by weekend events that present the body of work created by the artists earlier in the week.
Join the excitement by watching the artists in the creative process. Four events have been planned for this purpose: Saturday, Oct 24, enjoy the Paint-out on Main Street from 2:30 – 5:00pm, sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program. Tuesday morning (7:00am), Oct 27, you will find some of the artists painting the scenes and landscape around the Sedona Heritage Museum. All day Wednesday, Oct 28, Jerome Chamber of Commerce and Jerome ArtWalk will host the artists as they paint Historic Jerome.
Then, begin the weekend on Friday morning Creekside at L’Auberge de Sedona, the Festival’s generous presenting sponsor. The artists will create paintings from start to finish in just two hours. The unique Quick Draw event, starts at exactly 10am and ends at Noon. Trolley service will be available from the Uptown City Parking Lot on Jordan and Schnebly Road.
For those who want to be more personally involved and actively participate, there are events designed especially for you. Learn about plein-air painting from the artists, or try your hand at “painting from life.”
Monday through Thursday (11am – 1pm) lunchtime lectures/demonstrations by one of the participating festival artist are offered ~ and ~ four free plein-air painting classes (two sessions each/$25 materials fee) are available. Space is limited and reservations are recommended for both the lectures and the classes (call 928-282-3809). For details and a complete schedule visit the Festival Website: www.SedonaPleinAirFestival.com.
For those who love to rub shoulders with the artists in an informal, social setting, two receptions will be held: Monday evening (6:30 – 8:00), October 26, the Arts Center will host an Opening Reception for the Artists Showcase Exhibit in the Community Gallery, presenting prior works of the 32 participating artists.
A mid-week highlight, Wednesday evening (7:00 – 8:30pm), there will be a presentation by special guest speaker, Wm Scott Jennings, a national-recognized master plein-air artist, will discuss his process in a lecture titled, Plein Air to Studio. The presentation will be followed by a wine reception in the Theatre Studio at the Arts Center.
Friday, Oct 30, at 6pm, an Evening Extravaganza with the Artists will be held at L’Auberge de Sedona in the Monet Ballroom.
Those who attend will be the first to see and have the opportunity to purchase the artwork that has been created throughout the week. The evening filled with fine art, music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine in one of Sedona’s most luxurious settings is an event not to be missed! Only a few tickets are still available, so make your reservations today. Tickets are only $125.00 and can be purchased Online www.SedonaPleinAirFestival.com or by calling: 928-282-3809.
Saturday, Oct 31 (10am – 5pm) and Sunday. Nov 1 (10am – 3pm) a Public Sale and Exhibit will be held in both galleries at the Sedona Arts Center. There is no admission and everyone is invited to view and purchase the amazing, original art by the talented cadre of Festival Artists – all created during Festival Week.
All events and activities, except the Friday night Gala, are open to public and free of charge. The Sedona Arts Center campus is located in Uptown Sedona, corner of State Rte 89A and Art Barn Road.
The week-long event is made possible by an ever-growing list of Festival sponsors: L’Auberge de Sedona (presenting sponsor), Sedona-Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce, Sedona Magazine, Sedona Monthly, Sedona Red Rock News, Sedona Red Rock TV, Excentric, Sedona Trolley, KNAU Arizona Public Radio, Windrush Gallery, MacPherson ART.com, M. Graham & Co, Southwest Art Magazine, Valley Guide, and Connoisseur Art Supplies; plus a generous grant from the City of Sedona. We also want to thank our community partners whose support expands the boundaries of possibilities: Sedona Main Street Program, Jerome Chamber of Commerce, Jerome Artwalk, and Sedona Historical Society.
Special Festival Workshops are being offered by the Sedona Arts Center’s Art School in conjunction with the Festival – before, during and after. Before the Festival: Plein Air Painting in Oils, Oct 19 – 23 with Jill Carver, Artists’ Choice Award 2008. Pastel Painting in the Sedona Landscape, Oct 20 – 23 with Clark Mitchell, 2008 Festival Poster Award (2007) and Collectors’ Choice Award 2008. During the Festival: Plein Air Painting with Oils, Oct 26 – 30 with Wm Scott Jennings, Master Plein-air Artist and 2009 Festival Guest Speaker. Following the Festival: Sedona – Fall Colors (Watercolor or Oil),Nov 2 – 6 with Betty Carr, Festival Artist 2006 – 2009. Watercolor Secrets, Nov 3 – 5 and Plein Air Painting ~ One day Workshop, Nov 6 ~ both workshops led by Tom Lynch, Festival Artist 2006 – 2009. To register for a class, or for more information call (928) 282-3809, or visit www.SedonaArtsCenter.com.
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art is celebrating this October with spectacular shows and receptions featuring renowned artists Rebecca Tobey, Joshua Tobey, and Jd Challenger. Meet the artists and explore Rebecca and Joshua’s new world-class bronze sculptures and Jd’s new and powerful paintings, Friday, October 9, 3pm-8pm and Saturday, October 10, 1pm to 5pm.
Rebecca Tobey discovered her passion for art over 25 years ago with her husband Gene Tobey. Today, Rebecca continues to produce the amazing collaborative artwork she and Gene started. Rebecca will be presenting stunning bronze figures, original watercolors, glimmering jewelry, and exquisite silk scarves. Joyous at heart, Rebecca breathes life into her alluring creations.
Joshua Tobey infuses his sculptures with spirit and humor. His sculptures are true to the nature of the subject and reveal many aspects of humanity. Joshua spent his childhood in the studio with his father, Gene Tobey, which inspired him to pursue his own spectacular career. Joshua’s work is a breath of fresh air and a product of his passion for nature, wonderful wit and unsurpassed talent.
Jd Challenger is considered by many experts as America’s top painter with respect to Native American subjects. A prolific artist, Jd paints live models in mixed media with bold colors and strong lines. This year, the artist is excited to unveil his fantastic new collection, which celebrates past cultures and traditions from other historic societies. The stories portrayed in his awe-inspiring portraits are compelling, eternally powerful, and demand to be told.
The gallery owners, Marty and Diane Herman as well as their staff, invite you to explore the wondrous experience that is Exposures International. As the largest fine art gallery in the southwest, this sensational gallery features bronze, glass, and stone sculpture; original paintings; and fine art jewelry. Exposures International promises a breathtaking and memorable experience when viewing this remarkable collection of artwork from more than 100 artists.
Exposures International’s shows are open to the public. Valet parking, as well as hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments, will be provided during the shows. Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art is located in Sedona, Arizona at 561 Highway 179, ¼ mile south from the Hwy-89 and Hwy 179 roundabout. For More information, call (928) 282-1125 or go to www.ExposuresFineArt.com.
Whether you’re bringing the whole family, looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure in the red rocks, head to Sedona for cool nights and fun days! We’ve got 10 ways for you to beat the heat and COOL OFF in Sedona during this HOT summer. And remember, its always cooler up here! We’re averaging 95-100 degrees right now in the sun. Head up Oak Creek Canyon and it gets even cooler. If you’re hot, just jump in the creek or a lovely swimming pool at your hotel/resort of choice to cool off.
#1 Take a Jeep Tour!
Try a famous Pink Jeep Tour up Schnebly Hill Rd. for mind-blowing red rock vistas or climb red rock stairs on four wheels on the Broken Arrow Tour. Sign up for Pink Jeep’s e-newsletter at http://www.pinkjeep.com/ and you’ll receive insider info on deals, discounts and coupons to save money on their tours.
Want a real western experience? Hop on a Red Rock Jeep if you want to ride with the Cowboys & Indians of the real “out west.” You don’t have to wear your silver spurs or cowboy hat – just come ready to have fun!
#2 See the red rocks from above – there’s no better way to see Sedona!
Sky Safari Helicopter & Biplane Rides take you up above Sedona where you come literally come eye to eye with the highest peaks and the lowest valleys of our scenic Red Rock Country. You will be in awe the entire time. I’ve actually flown in a Red Rock Biplane and I really mean it when I say you haven’t seen Sedona ’til you’ve seen it from the sky!
#3 Rent a scooter and explore Sedona!
Sedona’s going green! Save gas, save money and save the environment. There’s is no Driver’s License required to ride an electric bicycle so this is fun for the entire family! If you want more speed there is no better way to enjoy the magnificent red rock scenery than on a Vetrix Maxi-Scooter. You’ll experience more on a Vetrix Maxi Scooter. It rides like a motorcycle with a top speed of 62mph, acceleration from 0 to 50 in just 6.8 seconds. Stop by The Electric Toy Store to take your pick of fun electric toys!
#4 Go WILD at Out of Africa Wildlife Park
Ride into the Serenghetti to feed giraffes, zebras, ostriches, wildebeests & more or enjoy their famous Tiger Splash show where the park’s prize tigers play with their Trainers jumping into the pool. You’ve never seen anything like it.
Pick up a free copy of Kudos – they usually have a coupon in there for $2 off admission.
You’ll have a hard time keeping your eye on the ball golfing this magnificent award-winning course. When you’re done, enjoy lunch at Mulligan’s Grille on the Greene overlooking a beautiful pond. They’ve got “gourmet comfort food” that the locals rave about.
This par 72, 18 hole championship golf course was designed by the famous father and son team of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., masterfully arranged in the grandeur of red rock splendor. The course consists of 145 acres, including three lakes.
#6 Head up Oak Creek Canyon to Slide Rock State Park & Grasshopper Point to cool off by Oak Creek.
Slide Rock State Park is by far one of Sedona’s most popular attractions. Who needs a water park when you can slip and slide down a natural red rock waterslide carved into Oak Creek? Do some cliff-diving into beautiful pools of water, sunbathe on a bed of red rocks. Ah, that is the life!
If you’re a little more adventurous, stop at Grasshopper Point and climb your way up to some brave and bold cliff-diving into a deep pool below.
When you’re done, cast out a line and fish for some fresh local trout creekside or at the Rainbow Trout Farm. At the Trout Farm, you’re guaranteed to catch one and then you can even cook it right then and there! The whole family can enjoy a picnic in this magical setting, tasting the fruits of your labor. Now that’s FRESH fish!
#7 Experience the Real “Out West”!
Go on a horseback ride through the real desert of Arizona and finish it off with an authentic cowboy cookout at a real working cattle ranch, M Diamond Ranch. Cowboys serenade you by starlight – this is one to write home about!
#8 1st Friday Evening at the Galleries
On the first Friday of every month, the Sedona Gallery Association hosts the “First Friday Evening in the Galleries” event with artists receptions, wine and hors deourves at Sedona’s finest art galleries. Mix and mingle with your favorite artists learning more about their inspiration and artistic process.
I recommend you do this hike at sunset when it cools off and you can witness a spectacular Arizona sunset from the top of the bell. Wildflowers line Scenic Highway 179 leading to this easy hike where you’ll get up close and personal with one of Sedona’s most unique and well-known rock formations.
Our favorite Sedona hike is by far the Westfork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon. About halfway up the Canyon to Flagstaff, this mellow little hike criss-crosses Oak Creek for a total of 11 miles. The first 3 are a great “out and back” as you walk at the bottom of towering red rock cliffs,
hopping stones to cross the creek back and forth, back and forth. Kick off your shoes and dip your feet in to cool off. If you’re more adventurous, continue past the 3 mile point and you’ll feel like you’re the only human on the planet discovering “The Call of the Canyon” for the very first time.
#10 Day Trips Around the State
Sedona is centrally located within driving distance to the Grand Canyon, Jerome, Prescott, Flagstaff, many ancient ruins, State Parks and historical landmarks. Pack up the car and travel to Montezuma’s Castle & Montezuma’s Well (30 min. from Sedona) to get a real sense of this region’s original settlers. Don’t miss the Grand Canyon (1.5-2 hrs from Sedona), of course, and on the way stop to explore the famous Route 66 through Flagstaff (30-45 min. from Sedona).Jerome(30 min. from Sedona) was once a booming copper-mining town, now its a quaint hillside town where you’ll discover unique art galleries, shops and restaurants like The Haunted Hamburger. Prescott or “Preskitt” as we locals call it was the original capitol of Arizona, home to plenty of Arizona history.
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Beat the heat on First Friday with an evening of poetry and fine art, starting at 4:00pm in the Sculpture Garden. After an hour of delightful poetry, move inside for the opening reception of the Arts Center’s new August Exhibit, Canyon Lands. The exhibit features four local artists who have captured the flavor and beauty of Northern Arizona: Susan Kliewer, sculptor and painter, David Haskell, plein-air oil painter, Mariann Leahy, clay artist, and Richard Daley, photographer. The show opens with the reception on Friday and runs through September 2nd. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
At 6:00pm the winner of the People’s Choice Award from the 2009 Members Open Exhibition will be announced. Ballots were cast throughout the entire show, which ran from July 3 to August 5th. The winning piece will be on display through the month of August.
Susan Kliewer is a native of Southern California, but has made Arizona her home for almost 40 years. She spent five of those years at Marble Canyon Trading Post in a remote area of Northern Arizona, adjacent to the Navajo Reservation. A painter since the age of ten, Susan turned to sculpting in 1987, after working in an art casting foundry for ten years. Susan often uses her Native American friends and relatives as models to capture that special intimacy which is a hallmark of her work.
In 1993 Susan won a competition to create a monument of Sedona Schnebly. The ten-foot high sculpture was installed in front of the Sedona Library. Since then, many more monuments have been commissioned and installed in the United States and Europe. Susan is currently working on twelve two-thirds, life-sized sculptures for the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park on Kauai, Hawaii depicting a Navajo family settlement.
David Haskell, another California native who has made Sedona his home, began painting in oils at an early age. Although he worked his way through college as an illustrator, he chose a career in resource management with the National Park Service. He painted occasionally on commission until he retired from the NPS in 1999. Since then he has been painting full time.
Although best known for his dynamic paintings of the Grand Canyon, Sedona and Monument Valley, he takes frequent painting expeditions to other locations including the Rocky Mountains and the central California coast. He states, “My paintings are the result of experiences in the field that have inspired my sense of awe and appreciation for the incredible beauty of the Western landscape. I am particularly drawn to moving water and the power of vast open spaces.”
Mariann Leahy, was born in Chicago, but has lived in Sedona for 10 years. She is a talented clay artist who is inspired by myths and symbols that depict the emergence and mystery of life’s energy. Her works, a blend of human and animal motifs, combine artistic experience with profound respect for nature and images from the past. With clay as her medium of choice, she has a natural tactile connection with the earth.
After researching stories that have been influenced by the rich cultural traditions and ruins located throughout the Southwest, Mariann draws the stories in glaze on fired clay. Each piece is then painted with many additional coats of glaze, which bring alive the brilliant colors during the second firing process. Her hand-built pieces echo ancient motifs in a contemporary style.
Richard Daley is an award-wining fine art photographer living in Sedona, Arizona. His landscape and nature photography is strongly influenced by the elements of design using line and form, light and shadow, complementary and contrasting color. He uses the principles of Zen in much of his nature photography to capture the essence of the subject, celebrate the ordinary, and invite the viewer to a deeper relationship with nature.
The work of each of these fine artists will draw you into a different experience of the Canyon Lands – with a view of this corner of the world through their eyes that has been captured on canvas, on film, in bronze and in clay. The artists will be providing free demonstrations during the month of August. Call for dates and times.
The reception runs from 5:00 to 8:00pm – no admission. Everyone is invited to enjoy the art and to meet and mingle with the artists. It will be an evening well worth the effort. The Sedona Arts Center is located at the north end of Uptown Sedona, on the left just before entering Oak Creek Canyon. For more information, please call the Gallery at 928-282-3865, the Administrative Office 928-282-3809, or visit our Website at http://www.sedonaartscenter.com/
First Friday at Sedona Arts Center Beauty of Light Exhibit, Talented Poets, Pin-up Show
SEDONA, AZ. (April 22, 2008): Mark your calendars for the Sedona Arts Center’s First Friday Activities on May 1st, 5 – 8pm. The evening opens at 4:00pm for an hour of poetry at Poets Corner. Enjoy the return of two audience favorites: KC Baker from San Francisco and Amy Mae Calhoun from Prescott. Opening for them will be Lynn Heil from Sedona who will be reading his poetry publicly for the first time. Poets Corner performances will be followed by opening receptions from 5 – 8pm for the Center’s two new exhibits. Join us for evening of art and fun! Everyone is invited – no admission for the events.
The Fine Art Gallery’s May exhibit, “Beauty of Light,” is one that you do not want to miss. The show features the unique works of four talented member artists: Marlys K. Mallet and Michael Redhawk with their captivating Unison Series, amazing art quilts by Jane Defoe, beautiful ceramic art by Dennis Ott, and exquisite jewelry by Michael Redhawk. The exhibit will run through June 3rd ~ open daily from 10am – 5pm.
The 4th Annual Sedona Pin-Up Show, located in the Community Gallery, is a celebration of art in the raw – ready for you to find those pieces you cannot live without – and later enjoy the experience of choosing the matting and frames that will harmonize perfectly with your home or office decor. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime to buy a piece created by a local well-known artist or possibly one yet undiscovered at a very reasonable price. Everything in the show will be priced from $50 to $500 – something is bound to catch your eye – and match your pocketbook! This unusual and exciting exhibition runs for only three days! It opens with the reception on Friday, May 1st from 5 – 8pm and continues on Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd from 10am – 5pm.
The Annual Pinup Show was organized four years ago to attract a wide variety of artists from all around the area. The show is unusual for Sedona and the Arts Center because it is non-juried and open to all artists of any level from Yavapai and Coconino Counties – including children.
Begin the evening with the Poetry Readings in the Sculpture Garden, join the revelry and buying frenzy at the 4th Annual Pin-up Show in the Community Gallery, and bask in the beauty of the unique creations by the featured artists in the Fine Art Gallery.
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 http://www.sedonaartscenter.com/.