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 March 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 Dominique Caron. Born in France she studied fine arts at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux. Caron enjoys living in the serenity and warmth of a true artist town in the French Basque country. Her work features magical creations with acrylic on canvas. There will be an artist presentation at 6:30 and their reception will be hosted by Mongos Bar and Grill.
James Ratliff Gallery: Visit James Ratliff Gallery and enjoy wine and appetizers as you view “Landscape Visions” featuring the beautiful and diverse landscape styles of outstanding, International landscape artists Greg Heil, Judy Choate, Cary Henrie and Lelija (lalea) Roy.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery lives up to its name by providing a great selection of both traditional and contemporary southwest favorites including jewelry, pottery, fetishes, rugs, paintings, sculptures, folkart and lots more from many of your southwest favorite artists. It is kind of a combination trading post and gallery with all price ranges, and they pay the sales tax for you everyday!
Lanning Gallery: Features an exhibition of Found Object Art, celebrating artists who see potential in the most unusual of items. Patterned tin is among the items Elizabeth Frank adds to found wood, while Phil Lichtenhan weaves found wire into realistic bird nests, adding ceramic eggs, and Roger Wood builds working clocks from old coils, knobs, bugles, spoons and shoe forms.
Lark Art: Delights in presenting “Taking Flight . . . Fresh Impressions of Our Feathered Friends.” From Susan Barmore’s fabulous “Bluebirds of Happiness” to Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson’s amazing “Birds on Branches” to charming handmade birdhouses for your backyard visitors, the joys of Spring abound. Stop by Lark to raise a toast to our fine feathered friends.
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! This gallery is a haven for sculpture collectors. Meet the artist and receive special attention in selecting your favorite from his Parables in bronze. See works that range from table-size to monumental, historical to contemporary, as well as new clays in progress. Located in the Heart of The Gallery District, Hozho Plaza, suite A4.
Turquoise Tortoise: Showcases the Navajo Folk Art of Anthony Chee Emerson. Emerson, who has illustrated several children’s books and painted murals at schools, hospitals and office buildings, combines Contemporary and Traditional Navajo themes in his Folk Art. The spotlight is also on the unique work of several Hopi potters, including Fawn Navasie and Nona Naha.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Will be featuring the paintings of internationally acclaimed photorealist, Doug Bloodworth, for First Friday in March. Doug Bloodworth’s artistic perspective is influenced by his childhood affection for American western classics and the quintessential youth of the American dream. Bloodworth’s most popular paintings include Monopoly, Wall Street Journal and New York Times, which shows a crossword puzzle and a Starbucks coffee. To customize your purchase, all giclee prints will receive a personalized Remarque (sketch and dedication) by Doug Bloodworth. Visit the Andrea Smith Gallery to see Bloodworth’s collection.
AZADI Fine Rugs: Kicks off their month long show Ancient Traditions in the Modern World with acclaimed musician Ralf Illenburger. Composer, producer, guitarist Ralf Illenberger’s experience spans a varied and successful thirty-year career that includes hits in Europe and the US. Join them for wine and live music.
AZADI Navajo Rugs: Features Eye Dazzlers. These stunning pieces are full of vibrant color. Join them as they celebrate the best in the Navaho Tradition.
Honshin Fine Art;Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Celebrates 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: Presents Sarah Phippen & Dustin Payne: Western Heritage Lives On–Ranching traditions and Western art history come together in this dynamic two-person show by descendants of those who settled the West. Oil paintings by Sarah Phippen, bronze sculpture by Dustin Payne.
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 Still-life oil painter Sue Krzyston will debut new works tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Sue was recently commissioned to create paintings for Arizona’s congressional members. Learn more about her technique and inspiration tonight!
Sedona Arts Center: It’s time once again for Sedona Arts Center’s Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition. Experience the juried art of over 100 member artists both professional and emerging from March 5–31, 2014. Indulge in a wonderful array of styles and media which include sculpture, ceramics, drawing, colored pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic watercolor and mixed media painting, glass, wood, fiber, 3D and 2-D mixed media, jewelry and photography. Join us for our opening reception Friday, March 5, 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: Goldenstein Gallery in West Sedona kicks off Decades in the Making a 2-month show celebrating their artists who have been creating work for decades throughout their lives. Among the many renowned featured artists are Adele Seronde and her garden impressionistic pieces, D.J Hershman who created the pixilation painting technique, Maryls Mallet and her stunning abstract paintings, colored pencil and acrylic painter SJ Shaffer, recent Allen Powell and his dramatic “mosaic” technique paintings, fine woodworker Judd Lotts and impressionist paintings by Peter Myerson. Wine and other refreshing beverages will be served.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery in West Sedona shares new views into the award-winning photographer’s “Southwest Frame of Mind.” Lawson’s global travels typically take him to far off destinations of the world but the gallery’s current show focuses on the grand spectrum of American Southwest places that keep him close to home. Visitors are sure to see something they’ve never seen before . . . some new, some old, some small, some bold. 2679 West Highway 89A, Sedona, (928)204-4744