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 celebrates the beginning of their 5th year in September. New arrivals include the Ken Rowe / Susan Kliewer collaboration bronze “Vision” and “Illuminata III” by Frederick Hart. Also featured are selections from a significant library of rare art books.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters presents Bob Ichter who is best known for brilliantly colored, pastel stylized landscapes on suede. Color-saturated compositions convey passion for the beauty of nature. Competing colors co-exist harmoniously to create a sense of a lush, vibrant, idyllic natural world. There will be an artist’s presentation at 6:30. Hosted by Manzanita Restaurant.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery features, Capture a Southwest Hummingbird Messenger. This show contains a variety of different southwest hummingbird artforms including: Zuni and Hopi Jewelry; Pueblo Pottery; Zuni Fetishes and Hopi Katsinas.
James Ratliff Gallery: Please visit James Ratliff Gallery for a very special exhibit of bronze sculpture by international sculptor Robert Holmes. Holmes was recipient of the Premio del Presidente/Citta di Firenze and the Premio Lorenzo il Magnifico medal for an artist’s lifetime achievement at the fourth edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy in December, 2003
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery unveils new work by artist Homare Ikeda. The artist grew up on a small island off the coast of Japan surrounded by the sea and has been a professor of art for years now in the U.S. Ikeda’s unique background influences the playful imagery of his Abstract Expressionist and Neo-Expressionist paintings and monotypes – his sensitive lines and shapes make reference to creation itself as it emerged from the sea.
Lark Art: Lark Art delights in presenting “Let the Good Times Roll . . . Fresh, Playful New Works by Carl Dalio.” Tapping into the world of javelinas, Dalio depicts their charms in his new pieces. In his greeting card line, he even allows them to speak. Stop by Lark for a chuckle as you raise a glass to toast them.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Bear Romero: Animals from Stone” and celebrates the local sculptor who quarries his own alabaster for each skillfully portrayed animal he carves. While other animals, from buffaloes to foxes, may appear, it is the bear that Romero most frequently carves. These bears, each with their own often playful personality, range from small to large – with the large, heavy ones coming with much-appreciated free shipping!
Andrea Smith Gallery: Andrea Smith Gallery will be hosting an exhibition for Donna Campbell of Victoriana Jewelry Designs. Donna Campbell has been collecting rare beads from around the world for 45 years, combining them to create fantastic family heirloom-like jewelry. Donna has obtained many treasures from international traders through her annual attendance at the Tucson Bead Show. Lately she has been using antique cameos in her work as well as large china painted floral pins from 1900. Meet Donna and see her heirloom jewelry designs at Andrea Smith Gallery on Friday, September 4th from 5-8 PM and Saturday, September 5th from 12-4 PM.
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: Honshin Fine Art presents September’s Song. Featuring work that captures the generosity and grace of nature’s bounty, September’s Song celebrates the turning of the seasons and the balance of giving and receiving with the earth and all of nature. Join them for Poetry on the Porch at 7:30.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Also celebrates September’s Song, taste their signature wine Arizona Essence and 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:Mountain Trails Galleries in Tlaquepaque presents “Howard Carr and Betty Carr: Painting the Seasons” Colorful landscapes of Sedona and beyond. Paintings that feature architectural elements such as paintings of Tlaquepaque, Oak Creek, and beyond. Vibrant floral still-lifes and garden scenes. Both impressionistic plein-air painters, Howard and Betty Carr are distinguished with awards and memberships for their energetic paintings imbued with light, rich textures, and a keen eye for color as they capture a powerful sense of aliveness in their oils and watercolors. Come enjoy lite refreshments and lively conversation with the 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:Sedona’s own Lynn Heil will be the subject of a one-man show tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Lynn’s oil-on-canvas paintings capture the essence of Sedona, Oak Creek and the Southwest. Lynn returns to the gallery tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. Rowe Fine Art Gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center: Sedona Arts Center invites the public to explore the “Creative Journeys” of September’s featured artists, on view at its fine art gallery from September 4 to 27. The exhibition reveals the creative journeys of local artists Robert Albrecht (Digital Art), Jane Defoe (Fiber), Komala U. Rohde (Jewelry), Lanie Widmar (Watercolor) and Karl L. Williams (Ceramics).
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 kicks off a show that celebrates inspiration: “My Favorite Muse.” This dynamic show explores the power of what inspires us as expressed through new works by Goldenstein Gallery artists. The gallery represents over fifty artists in all media and styles and is renowned for its diverse voices. Among the work featured are pieces by painters Marilyn Bos, Jim Pape, Art Decker, and sculptor James Muir.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place:
Greg Lawson Galleries of West Sedona focuses on images captured south of the Equator in their “Southern Exposure” exhibition. Visitors are invited to take a visual journey through the African, Australian, South American and Antarctic continents with classic and new imagery depicting wildlife encounters, eye-catching landscapes, noteworthy places and fascinating people. Greg Lawson is the quintessential artist whose passion for place is honed with a stylistic use of available light and whose unique style of image making has, for more than forty years, been dictated exclusively by internal rhythms, never by convention and never by outside direction.2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340
2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340