First Friday Gallery Tour
On the first Friday of each month, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery with the exception of the West Sedona Galleries - Goldenstein Gallery and Greg Lawson's Passion for Place.
ALT Gallery: New arrivals for April include original work by Cowboy Artists of America members Joe Beeler & Don Crowley. Other new arrivals are a stone sculpture by Doug Hyde, a Charles Quest woodcut, an oil by Leo Huber, and acrylic by Lopez Baylon. Stop by and enjoy the best collection of secondary market art in Northern Arizona.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters is featuring the work of Argentine artist Virginia Gabaldo who creates stunning reverse painted glass reliefs. Color is added with rare pigments, mica and powdered semi precious stones. Gabaldo will speak at 6:30pm and Javalina Cantina is hosting.
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery invites you to meet award winning Navajo artist David K. John and his family in this opening reception of a special show called Generations. In addition to new paintings and clay pieces by John this show involves collaborative works done with his 18 year old award winning daughter Hadiibah. There will be a silent auction for a painting by Hadiibah.
Great Southwest Gallery: Has a good assortment of jewelry with cross designs in sterling silver and gold vermeil. There are earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets from different southwest artists that also include turquoise, coral, spinny oyster shell, as well as multiple colors. Styles range from the metal itself to single stone and shell pieces in many different sizes and price ranges. Cultural groups represented include Navajo, Zuni, Hispanic, some by well-known designers such as Richard Lindsay and Lawrence Baca of Santa Fe. There are also some wall pieces along with Mary Emmerling’s book, Art of the Cross. There are even some Navajo rugs and fine art pieces with cross designs.
Lanning Gallery: At Lanning Gallery Jonathan Howard: Night & Day opens with a reception for the gifted artist whose mixed media works, both figurative and landscape, offer collectors a unique minimalist style. Howard’s subtle palettes and often unexpected perspectives define his paintings. His newest works represent an exploration of urban life at different times of day, capturing the light and shadow, silhouette and contrast of the people who could be any of us involved with the random dignity of our everyday lives. There may also be new works of the outlying areas whose haunting solitude Howard captures so well. Through April 13th.
Lark Art: Lark Art invites you to join them as we celebrate From the Land Beneath the Big Sky. . . The Zany, Whimsical Critters of Ann Bishop. From a gregarious goat to a magical owl to a reflective rabbit, Ann captures the spirits of the animals she paints. Please drop by and be dazzled by Ann’s enchanting menagerie.
JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery: Visit the JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery for a look at the exciting new work in progress for Texas A&M University’s Kyle Stadium! See the artist at work on small versions of detailed figures that will ultimately become part of the 25ft. monument. Representing the University’s 6 Core Values, the sculpture will proudly stand at the V.I.P. entrance to the newly renovated stadium. This gallery is a haven for sculpture collectors! See works that range from table-size to monumental, historical to contemporary and new clays in progress. Located in the Heart of The Gallery District, Hozho Plaza, suite A4.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens Lomayesva: Fusion Artifacts to showcase the work of internationally known Contemporary artist Gregory Lomayesva. With several paintings also on view it is the gallery’s wide selection of the artist’s carved wood figures that steals the show. Lomayesva, of Hopi/Hispanic descent and an urban upbringing, appropriates imagery from indigenous, Pop Art and classically European sources, whatever captures his avant-garde imagination. Lomayesva’s figures are not kachinas or mudheads, but his unique carved folk‑craft figures are a translation of their form, with a healthy dose of the artist’s wry observations added. Exhibition through April 13th.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Learn how to remember and interpret your dreams and use the insights gained to make life goals a reality. Author Cynthia Richmond will be signing copies of her book, Dream Power, How to Use Your Night Dreams to Change Your Life at Andrea Smith Gallery. Learn about the whats, whys, and hows of dreaming in this positive, enjoyable, and understandable book by an outstanding dream authority. Richmond is a behavioral therapist, author, educator, television/radio host, columnist and speaker, and has appeared on The Oprah Show, Dr. Phil and The View with Barbara Walters.
AZADI Fine Rugs:Presents their newest exhibition: A Study in Contrasts with an opening reception for their newest show during the 1st Friday Gallery Tour on from 5-8pm. To celebrate the exuberance of these pieces the renowned White Lotus Belly Dance Company will perform during the opening reception at 6 and 6:45pm.
AZADI Navajo Rugs: AZADI Navaho Rugs hold its Grand Opening Celebration on Friday April 4th during the Sedona Gallery Association 1st Friday Gallery Tour The pubic is invited to join them for festivities including a blessing with Native American Shaman and teacher Rahelio at 6pm.
Honshin Fine Art; Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Celebrate the Rites of Spring: Journey into the Renewal of the Returning Light Bringing Blossoms of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance through art. They continue their Opal Jewelry show with a new collection of opals from Australia, Mexico and the United States (oregon and nevada). Opal is known as the stone of inner light or fire-stone: ancient people called opal the Prometheus stone-after the god of fire. Offerings of opal set in Gold (tears of the sun) and in silver (Tears of the Moon) Unveiling new paintings By Nichoals Kirsten Honshin. Sharing with gallery artists in 7:00 The Gallery will be serving local wine, and our favorite cheeses, and popcorn
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Celebrating at 7:30, Poetry on the Porch. Words falling from the sky in the present moment. Nicholas Kirsten Honshin will read recent poetry celebrating the return of the healing light of the sun. Upstairs at suite C205 in the back.
Kuivato Glass Gallery: Will be featuring the incredible work of Mary Mullaney throughout the month. Mary creates stunning one-of-a-kind hand blown & carved vessels. Each piece has amazing detail, light, & texture.
Mountain Trails Gallery: Mountain Trails Galleries is proud to present the annual painting exhibition for the Grand Canyon 7. Participating in this year’s event will be Joshua Been, Amery Bohling, Bill Cramer, George Molnar, Marcia Molnar, Dave Santillanes, and newest member Cody DeLong. This year’s exhibition at Mountain Trails will showcase new Grand Canyon paintings as well as other paintings inspired by the group’s travels throughout Arizona and beyond.
Renee Taylor Gallery: The Gallery invites you to experience an evening of contemporary artwork by Arizona artists, encompassing a wide variety of mediums including steel, plexiglass, canvas and stone. And browse our diverse collection of international and local jewelry ranging from inexpensive copper and brass to fine 18K gold and diamond collections. If you love art, join us this evening, you’ll be glad you did.
Rowe Fine Art GalleryWorld-renowned impressionistic wildlife sculptor Joshua Tobey will debut new bronze and pre-cast sculptures tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served. Joshua has been selected as the signature sculptor for the 2014 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Come find out why! Rowe Gallery is located under the bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
Sedona Arts Center:Color will abound throughout the month of April with the flowing paintings of Gretchen Lopez (Oil), the brilliant colored glass of Susan Moody (Glass), Birgitta Lapides’ (Mixed Media) layers of colors, Kathryn Willis’ (Oil) strong vibrant brush strokes, and Cyndi Thau’s (Oil/fiber) beautiful landscapes and hand-painted silk scarves. Join us for our opening reception Friday, April 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. where you can mingle with the artists, art lovers and art collectors.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Presents Decades in the Making a show celebrating their artists who have been creating work throughout their lives. Among the renowned-featured art are the stunning paintings of SJ Shaffer, new hand carved wood pieces by Mike Medow, the distinctive rich landscapes of Rafe Terry and Allen Powell. Wine and other refreshing beverages will be served.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery in west Sedona highlights visions into the acclaimed photographer’s “Southwest Frame of Mind.” For decades, Lawson’s global expeditions have taken him to far-off lands, however the gallery’s current show focuses on the grand spectrum of American Southwest places that beckon him home. Image selections include iconic landscapes plus wildlife and botanicals characteristic of the Southwest terrain. 2679 West State Route 89A, Sedona