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 celebrating Read Across America week and the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a special exhibit from the Art of Dr. Seuss.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters will be celebrating Eileen Roberts fresh and invigorating abstract work! Join them for wine and food hosted by Avano Bistro.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery at Hillside salutes the southwest classics this month. We are featuring the Mary Colter dishes that were originally designed for the Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey Hotels. The designs are primarily from the prehistoric Mimbres Indians of Arizona as well as the Art Deco dinner plate. The dishes are available in both the original red or black colors. Also, available is a great selection of southwest vintage jewelry from estates and dean pawn including a good selection of squash blossom necklaces, rings and bracelets. These classic pieces show how the Indian jewelry got started, and they have become collector’s items. Of special note are two Maria Martinez black pottery pieces as of press time. These are extremely desireable from the world-famous San Ildefonso potter. Celebrate the classics this month at The Great Southwest Gallery at Hillside!
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery is pleased to present “Images in Abstraction.”One focus of this two person show is the abstract art of Francine Markoe whose beautiful, flowing paintings utilize thin rock slabs and pebbles, etc. along with poured acrylics on canvas. The other focus, Tony Griffith, says of his art, “I’ve always been attracted to the poetic elements of abstract art and Surrealism, the sensual impact of paint on surface and the emotional resonance and nostalgia that texture and color can produce……The resin surface adds an element of depth and organic vibrancy, as if covered by water.”The two artists’ works are almost polar opposites, yet both present vibrant and beautiful abstract art….one utilizing natural elements along with poured paint and the other using resin which Griffith oftentimes flows over his finished geometric acrylic paintings.
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery opens “Anne Andersson: Wild at Heart” showcasing the hard-to-believe sculptures of wild cats that look so real they could stand up, stretch and amble away. Using sisal over a wire frame, Andersson skillfully weaves individual fibers to re-create the precise fur coat of snow leopards and tigers. Her attention to precise detail must be seen to be believed.
Lark Art: 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.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Gregory Lomayesva: Free Interpretation.” The internationally known Hopi/Hispanic artist has roots in Pop Art and appropriates freely from any culture that inspires him, an often controversial stand. His wood carvings and paintings are the artist’s own joyous and honest interpretations of familiar indigenous forms.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Andrea Smith Gallery welcomes Anah Laudenslager is a healing artist who designs jewelry to awaken women to their inner light radiance; a hidden gem deep within. Her masterfully hand-crafted, semi-precious gemstone jewelry is energetically cleared and recharged to its pristine frequency using sound. When worn on the body provides healing through resonance. Radiant Gem jewelry reflects the true inner beauty of the wearer. Anah is offering a sound healing with each Radiant Gem purchase. Stop by Andrea Smith Gallery to meet Anah and learn about sound healing.
AZADI Fine Rugs: At their opening reception for this month’s exhibition “Sacred Symbols”. 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 Jean Mae Chester.
Honshin Fine Art; Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Honshin Fine art Celebrates “Dragons Laughing, Dancing and Transforming in the Arising Energy 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: Join them for poetry on the porch at 7:30 and take this opportunity to meet this celebrated artist, taste their signature wine Arizona Essence, 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 Galleries at Tlaquepaque is honored to present Susan Kliewer: A Lifetime of Tradition. This retrospective showing a group of works from the 1980s through 2015 will include pivotal sculptures that were life changing experiences for this Sedona artist. Painting since the age of 10, Susan Kliewer found her stride when she began sculpting in 1986 and has created a body of work in bronze that continues to leave a legacy of intimate stories and noble depictions that span the history of the West and the Southwest.
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:If you think still-life paintings are all apples and oranges, think again. Oil painter Sue Krzyston brings new life to Native American artifacts through her renowned technique. Meet Sue tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during her one-woman show, “Illuminate.” Enjoy drinks and appetizers while you browse Sue’s newest still-life paintings.
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center: The 35th Annual Juried Members’ Show is the highlight of the year for Sedona Arts Center members. The art is juried for both professional and emerging artists. Mingle with art lovers, artists and art collectors at our first Friday opening reception. A wonderful array of styles and media include sculpture, ceramics, drawing, colored, pastel, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, glass, wood, fiber, 3-D and 2-D mixed media, jewelry and photography. Plus, don’t miss the season opening of Poet’s Corner, with readings by Mary Heyborne and Adel Seronde, beginning at 4 p.m.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery kicks Impressionist-Expressionist featuring the work of Adele Seronde, Allen Powell, Patricia Griffin and Marilyn Bos. Acclaimed artist Patricia A. Griffin will be visiting during the opening weekend giving collectors an opportunity to meet this celebrated artist who is in Sedona for the first time. A stunning impressionist, Griffin’s award winning work has received international acclaim. Impressionist-Expressionist is part of a three-month series at Goldenstein Gallery featuring different art modalities.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: It’s time for a “Wildlife Rendezvous” at Greg Lawson Galleries where nature is revered and animals admired. “Wild animals are unique individuals and working with them in the field is a pleasure and a treasure,” Lawson says. The show will feature images of wild animals on all continents including classic and never-before-seen image releases. Enjoy “Wildlife Rendezvous” plus warming refreshments at 2679 West State Route 89A.