1st Friday Gallery Tour
On the 1st 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: ALT Gallery will be showcasing some great new arrivals for 2015. Stop in and to see a stunning new glass sculpture by Cody Nicely, new sculpted aluminum panels by Mark Eastridge, and Sedona’s finest consignment collection of paintings, bronze, and glass.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters will be celebrating Modern Masters of the 20th Century with 20% off the entire month! Join them for wine and food hosted by Artisian Pizza.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery at Hillside wishes you a, “Hopi New Year!” Start the year off right with one of their creations in jewelry, pottery, Katsinas and baskets. These very talented artists live on the mesas north of Winslow, and are known for their symbolic designs such as Kokopelli, man-in-the-maze, and of course anything to do with corn. The Hopis truely believe that the weight of the world is on their shoulders, so we don’t have to worry about it as much! The least we can do is help support them through their art. Right now we are lucky to have some pieces by well-known Hopi artists Lawrence Namoki, Milton Howard, Karen Abeita and Joe Maktima.
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery invites you to take a moment to enjoy works by new artist to the gallery, Marlene Rye. The following statement by Ms. Rye gives a sense of her Joie de Vivre which is definitely infused into her paintings. “When I am painting, all of my senses come alive. I am filled to the tips of my fingers and toes with adrenaline and the urge is so powerful, that if I don’t do it, I feel like I will explode!! ” A nationally recognized painter who has been juried into shows by curators from the Guggenheim and Whitney Museum of American Art among others. Ms. Rye is a young artist “on the rise!”
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery opens “Bob Smith: Raku Master” showcasing the artist’s impeccable talent with this challenging art form. Raku pottery is removed from firing and, while still yellow-hot, set into combustibles which ignite leaving unpredictable patterns. Smith has been creating Raku vessels for decades and offers a variety of forms with finishes that capture the earthy reds of Sedona’s iconic rocks.
Lark Art: Lark Art invites you to their New Year’s exhibit, “An Artistic Celebration of New Beginnings.” Start 2015 with a toast to possibilities and enjoy the inspiring art several of their most popular artists have created to welcome in the New Year. From an ostrich mom admiring her new chick to a baby rabbit exploring his new world, new beginnings abound. Original, fun, and fresh new works await your visit to Lark. . .
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Stan Natchez: Icons Upended” welcoming the artist to its opening reception where he gives a short talk with a Q&A session at 6 pm. Natchez, increasingly, is exhibiting in museum shows so this is an excellent opportunity to meet him and learn more about his thought-provoking art which presents the Native American experience purged of sentimentality.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Sedona artist, Gala Kraftsow, a Renaissance painter, sculptor, and mosaic master will be unveiling her latest collection of mosaic murals during First Friday in January. An impassioned artist for more than 40 years, Gala has learned from world-renowned artists and sculptors, and mosaic artists, Gala has mastered many art mediums and most recently, mosaics. In her latest mosaic collection, Gala has captured the essence of her travels and experiences in glass, gems, beads, stone, shells, and any other object that inspires imagination and beauty. Meet Gala Kraftsow at the Andrea Smith Gallery Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
AZADI Fine Rugs: At their opening reception for this month’s exhibition Blessings. Wine and other refreshments will be served.
AZADI Navajo Rugs: Presents From the Looms of the Master Weavers. Proud women of the Diné, honor the old ways, creating enduring treasures of beauty and desire. The Master Weavers’ pride in their ancestors has kept their culture alive. They are the driving force behind the preservation of language, religion, the tribe’s customs, and the creation of spectacular rugs using traditional design methods. Finely woven textiles that seduce the eye, invite the touch, and enchant the heart.
Honshin Fine Art; Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Join Them for “Flowers of Peace of Compassion; an Offering for the New Year” as they celebrate the Poetic relationship of Art, Science and Nature with new works by gallery artists Nicolas Kirsten Honshin, Kevin Petrilli, Lou Adams, Duly Mitchell and Paul Wisdom.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Celebrate the Joy of Winter’s Heart! Featuring a 20-minute presentation, Words Falling from the Sky in the Present Moment. at 7:30pm on the porch, Suite C205, The Gallery of the Ascending Spirit. Take this opportunity to meet this celebrated artist, enjoy Mayan hot chocolate and other treats.
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 Gallery in Tlaquepaque celebrates the New Year with an “Arizona State of Mind” showcasing the in-depth talent in and around the beautiful state featuring figurative realist paintings by Marcia Molnar and George Molnar, landscapes and still life paintings by Betty Carr and Howard Carr, Grand Canyon landscapes by Bill Cramer and Cody DeLong, and Native American artifacts and Old West memorabilia still life paintings by Lisa Danielle. Also featured are dynamic story-telling bronze sculpture of adventurers, historic figures and the Native American culture by Susan Kliewer and Michael Trcic.
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 Gallery: Take a deep breath and “Renew” tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. With the hectic holiday season behind us, it’s time to look forward to the New Year. Enjoy fresh art from the gallery’s traditional and contemporary southwestern artists. Also, meet gallery owner and bronze wildlife sculptor Ken Rowe.
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center: This month’s exceptional “Small Works Exhibition” features a selection of paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, colored pencil, digital art, drawing, fiber, fine crafts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, and pastels all measuring under 168 square inches for two-dimensional work and three dimensional wall hangings and 343 cu. in. for three dimensional works on pedestals. Members of the Sedona Arts Center create all these amazing works that are not only on exhibit but for sale.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery kicks off their 2nd Annual Wisdom Show. This show looks at the power of looks at the power of art to inspire insight and shift the way we perceive the world around us. The artists featured are Sherab Khandro, James Muir, Gregg Payne, Cheston Trammel and Zen Calligrapher Alok Hsu Kwang-han, all of whom create healing art in a variety of mediums and styles.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Join Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery in West Sedona for their feature: “White Light ─ When Snow and Ice Predominate.” In much of the world winter light is reflected off snow and ice resulting in the capacity to brighten even the darkest days. Enjoy nature’s frosty transformations plus warming refreshments at 2679 West State Route 89A.