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: New arrivals at ALT Gallery include limited editions from Frank Howell: “The Visitation”, “Lakota Legacy” & “Spring Matrix”. Also an original Nevin Kempthorne Fleet painting titled “Open Heart”. Stop in to see what’s new.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Features Doug Gillis who creates Kiln-worked sculptural glass wall art with the goal of creating a modern vision of an ancient art form. There will be a special artist presentation at 6:30. Hosted by Sound Bites Grill.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery at Hillside invites you to collect a cross for Easter. Scottsdale artist, Dave Bigelow has just produced 3 absolutely stunning wood inlay crosses! His work is known for meticulous detail with very fine narrow strips of different kinds of wood arranged in beautiful patterns. The showpiece is a large cross-on-a-cross that creates a 3-d effect. Dave does not produce a lot of these pieces because of their time-intensiveness, and we are lucky to have any work by him. Crosses are a classic southwestern art form.
James Ratliff Gallery: Please join James Ratliff Gallery to enjoy beautiful, colorful and meaningful paintings and clay pieces by Navajo artist David K. John.Learning from his elders, including his Grandpa, David K. John absorbed many Navajo spiritual stories at an early age, and his mission has been to pass these strongly held beliefs to younger generations. Mr. John’s knowledge of traditional Navajo teachings radiates from his artwork with emphasis on an important healing ceremony called Yei-Bi-Che. One of the fruits of this dedication to his culture has been the many awards and accolades he’s been awarded.
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery welcomes internationally renowned artist David Johns and unveils his newest abstract paintings. Johns is Navajo and draws from the land and his culture to capture the “true kernel of what is visual.” As he points out, you don’t see the songs or stories or prayers but you do visualize what is happening and this is what Johns captures in his powerful abstracts. Stop in to meet the acclaimed artist who speaks eloquently about his works.
Lark Art: Lark Art delights in presenting “Reclaimed, Recycled, Renewed. . . The Fresh Inspirations of Gina Percifull.” Whether it is her magical handmade ornaments or her insightful larger works, Gina seeks to make her original art affordable to anyone seeking a bit more joy. Her work brings smiles, hope and encouragement. Please come by to see her fabulous new creations!
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens its newest Tony Abeyta exhibition to showcase new works from the prominent and internationally exhibited artist. The gallery enjoys a special relationship with the well-known artist who it has represented since he was a teenager over thirty years ago. Abeyta’s Expressionistic, often mixed media paintings draw on his Navajo culture to interpret the semblance of its religion, strength and beauty. Abeyta’s paintings hang in museums and private collections throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Patricia Barthe, a native New Yorker, moved to the Southwest to translate the written word visually. As a poet, she was awestruck by the myriad of colors and impressions the Sedona sky and landscape had to offer, transporting her to an experience beyond words. Before long, the desert’s inspirational flame danced its way into her heart and Spirit spilled onto the white canvas. Plein Air inspired, her original oil paintings seek to express emotion in its purest color and boldest form. Meet Patricia Barthe and see her painting poetry on canvas at Andrea Smith Gallery on May 1st and 2nd.
AZADI Fine Rugs: At their opening reception for this month’s exhibition Ancient Weaves: Contemporary Design. 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. This month they are featuring the work of Navajo Master Weaver Rena Begay.
Honshin Fine Art; Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Celebrating “Ascending on the Wings of Spring” Join them 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: Also celebrates spring with Ascending on the Wings of Spring, taste their signature wine Arizona Essence, enjoy other treats. Poetry on the Porch at 7:30pm
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: Presents “At Work and at Play with my Horse” featuring ranch scenes with working horses, equine portraits and playful companion horses, war horses, Western pleasure horses, wild horses, and more are portrayed in paintings, sculpture, graphite drawings, pyrography, and photography by the gallery’s award-winning artists.
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:You are cordially invited to Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s 5th anniversary celebration tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy appetizers and the gallery’s signature chocolate fountain, and meet artists including gallery owner Ken Rowe. Rowe Gallery is located under the bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center: All trails lead to the Sedona Arts Center in May for the Mane Attraction. This show will feature six award-winning artists who bring together their talents to showcase equine-themed art and other creations. Fiber-clay sculptor Joanie Wolter, oil painters Margo Mitchell and Cyndi Thau, acrylic/mixed media artist Cheryl Waale, glass jeweler Karen Puckett and bronze sculptor Adryanna B. Ciera will be featured at the Sedona Arts Center Fine Art Gallery. Cowboy poet Tom Weathers will be on hand to regale the audience with a poetic tribute to the horse.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery in West Sedona holds its second reception for Impressionist-Expressionist as part of its dynamic three-month series celebrating different art modalities. When we think of arts most enduring and popular modalities, Impressionism and Expressionism, we don’t envision something radical. Yet in their time these movements were ground breaking and forever changed the art world. Meet visiting artist JA Gorman, Lynn Rae Lowe, Liz Wolf, Lynette Reed, Jim Romberg and other local artists. There is also a reception for JA Gorman on Saturday May 2nd from 2-4pm.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: “In the Moment” at Greg Lawson Galleries features images of people from various world places and cultures. The photographs are not of professional models, rather they are candids of people mindful of the present, living and being “in the moment.” Greg Lawson is noted for images of the natural world but in his words “People being themselves is an essence of nature I’ve not overlooked but have rarely displayed.” 2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340