Sedona 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!
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 SedonaArtsCenter.org.
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 www.SedonaArtAuction.com 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 SedonaArtsCenter.com.
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 SedonaArtAuction.com to preview today.
4 Sessions: Saturdays & Sundays March 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th, 2012 • 1 – 4 pm
If 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
Sedona Arts Center Members Cost: $108
Scholarship funds may be available for those who would benefit and have need.
Celebrate the end of summer through the joyful creations of the featured artists in the Sedona Arts Center’s August Exhibit, Serendipitous Adventures, which opens with a wine reception from 5 to 8pm on First Friday, August 6th and runs through September 1st. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
The playful mix of colors, media, and styles shown in the exhibit will engage your senses and remind you of the joyful, lazy days of childhood summers. Featured artists are: Gale Craig (Mixed-media), Sue Hunter (Pastels), V. Norton (Calligraphy & Ceramics), and Norma Cox Miller (Mixed-Media).
The exhibit is lovingly dedicated to Norma Cox Miller who died expectedly on July 22. Her spirit, her talent, her passion for art, and her love of life will always be part of the Sedona Arts Community. She will be missed! The Friday night reception will be a celebration of her life and her art as we showcase her newest and final works together with the works of the other featured artists. Please, join us to bid her farewell in the way that she would have wanted.
Norma Cox Miller grew up on a small farm in Kentucky. Her memories of the sunlight and shadows, the small stream near her home and the changing colors of the leaves, season by season, influenced her paintings throughout her life. She did not have the opportunity to formally study art until she entered Morehead State University where she learned the basics, which was only the beginning. An avid life-long art student, with an insatiable appetite for learning and improving her skill, she was always seeking more and studied with many well-known artists such as Edward Betts, Charles Reid, Gerald Brommer and Virginia.
When she was no longer as challenged by landscape painting, she turned to abstraction. At first she used landscape elements in her work, and slowly began to paint completely non-objective abstractions, reverting occasionally to semi-abstraction. She preferred stretched canvas or watercolor paper using acrylic paint and various collage and texturing materials to add variety and interest to her pieces. She began showing in juried exhibitions in 1970 and has received numerous awards for her work in acrylic and mixed-media.
Gale Craig is both a painter and designer of one-of-a-kind jewelry. Gale paints primarily in oils, acrylics and encaustics, a 2,000 year old process which uses heat to fuse layer upon layer of pigmented beeswax and damar resin. The wax delivers color in a way no other medium can, producing magnificent translucent effects.
The first thing that strikes you when you look at Gale’s vibrant, colorful abstract paintings is that she paints from the heart. Her remarkable use of color reflects her passion for the mystical and healing arts. However, what is truly unique about Gale’s style is that you can feel the essence of spiritual energy in everything she paints.
She states, “I see in the Universe a mystical world of flowing energies. My visions are inspired by the colors and movement of the energies I see within and around an object. It is the beauty and vibrancy of this universal energy that I try to capture in my paintings.”
Sue Hunter was born in Arkansas but has lived in Arizona since 1960 and thinks of Arizona as home. The lovely desert colors, wide open spaces, and diverse landscapes of the southwest provide her with endless subject matter for her paintings. She works in pastel, oils, watercolor and acrylics. Her subjects include landscapes, still life, figures and animals. She is known for her paintings of roosters.
Color is an important aspect of Sue’s art which is reflected in her impressionistic style. “I try to put into my paintings the emotions I feel using color, light and shadow effects to create design.”
Sue graduated from Western International University and has studied art at Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale Community College, with local art instructors and has attended numerous workshops locally and in Europe. She is a consistent award winner in juried exhibits and her work is included in many private and public collections.
V. Norton (Victoria) is a dual artist – ceramicist and calligrapher. She has been a resident of Sedona for 25 years, and works in a studio overlooking the beautiful red rocks. Her inspiration comes from the exquisite landscapes, animals, and people around her.
Sue has traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe, and Africa, which has influenced her amazing masks and has impacted the artistic path which she is currently following. She takes the realistic and interprets it in abstract forms and designs, using the clay as her canvas. This occurs both with her sculptural and figurative pieces.
Her calligraphy has been another 30-year adventure. Sue was a teacher at the Arts Center for fourteen years, dating back to the time when the studio was downstairs in the Art barn. From there, she became an adjunct faculty member at NAU for five years. Now her focus is on original commissions: evolving a series of calligraphy cards, and most recently, getting back into creating one of a kind, hand bound books.
The Sedona Arts Center is located at the corner of 15 Art Barn Rd. and State Rte 89A in Uptown Sedona – on the right just before entering Oak Creek Canyon. For more information about the Poets Corner or the Sedona Arts Center please call 928.282.3865. The evening event is free of charge and open to all who would like to attend.
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/.