Sedona ~ A World Class Arts Destination
“A new west enclave of galleries.”- The New York Times
Sedona has always been a land of stunning inspiration, one that has long served as a magnet for artists, art lovers, and collectors. From its earliest beginnings, Sedona’s unique natural beauty has attracted both internationally renowned artists and those who are just beginning to develop their artistic voice. In 1931 when two well-known sculptors, Robert and Mary Kittredge whose work still graces Arizona Government buildings, moved to Sedona captivated by the town’s beauty. In 1946 the red canyons and spires drew surrealist painter and sculptor Max Ernst, a pioneer of the Dada movement, who located here with his wife painter Dorothea Tanning and Ernst’s friend Egyptian Sculptor Nassan Gobran soon followed. In 1958 with a group of 12 others they founded what would become the Sedona Arts Center.
Sedona quickly became an artists’ hub, where creative people flocked to learn and work together in a naturally inspiring environment. By 1961 Joe Beeler, a pioneer in the field of Contemporary Western Art made his home in Sedona. In 1965 at the Oak Creek Tavern in Uptown Sedona, he, along with Charlie Dye, John Hampton, Frank McCarthy and George Phippen founded the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America.
Today, with an arts scene that has continued to thrive, Sedona has grown into a world-class Arts Destination. The member galleries of the Sedona Gallery Association (SGA) – with their promise of integrity, quality, and unmatched service – proudly bring together the finest artwork that Sedona, the West, and, indeed, the world beyond have to offer.
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