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 has several new arrivals for November, including stunning art glass by Jon Kuhn and Hiroshi Yamano. They are also featuring the sculpted aluminum panels of Mark Eastridge.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters features the stunning photography of Peter Grassner whose work focuses on capturing the relationships between shapes and colors. Hosted by Judi’s restaurant their will be an artist’s presentation at 6pm.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery at Hillside is thrilled to present a silver sancast jewelry trunk show with contemporary Navajo artist, Gary S. Custer born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Ft. Defiance, Arizona, he is a fourth generation silversmith who learned the craft from his parents and grandparents. He is one of the few jewelers who continues to work in the traditional tufa cast method and will be demonstrating this labor-intensive process during the show. Gary’s pieces are known for their contemporary designs such as dragonflies in earrings, pendants and bracelets. Just in Time for the holidays!
James Ratliff Gallery: Presents Like it, Love it, Gotta Have it. This exhibition of artists from the stable of the James Ratliff Gallery reveals the two-way street in the process of identifying, exhibiting, selling and collecting art: likeability, the siren call to the spirit, and ultimately the passion “to have it.” The function of the gallery owner is to have the vision to recognize an artist’s worth, to nurture and cultivate that relationship and ultimately to exhibit for the viewing pleasure and investment opportunity presented to the public.
Lanning Gallery:Lanning Gallery opens its Annual Michael Grant Exhibition unveiling new pieces from the Master Jeweler. Grant, a local artist, is nationally known for his jewelry designs of hand-cut stones and sterling silver or 18k gold. Using only the highest quality all-natural domestic turquoise and other stones, Grant hand-cuts every bead himself – and is always happy to answer questions about his work.
Lark Art: Lark Art invites you to join them as they celebrate From the Land Beneath the Big Sky. . . The Zany, Whimsical Critters of Ann Bishop. From a gregarious goat to a magical owl to a reflective rabbit, Ann captures the spirits of the animals she paints. Please drop by and be dazzled by Ann’s enchanting menagerie!
JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery:The JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery in Hozho Plaza features new works in progress as well as a compelling collection of works by allegorical bronze sculptor, James N. Muir. Visitors can meet Muir and experience the world through the eyes of this thought provoking artist.
Turquoise Tortoise:Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “A Lineage Carved in Stone: The Art of Larry Yazzie and Lance Yazzie.” Both father and son are award-winning sculptors who consistently win top honors at Santa Fe’s prestigious Indian Market and at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Both speak eloquently about their work and this evening offers a rare opportunity to speak with both artists.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Andrea Smith has been traveling to Egypt since 1994, collecting artifacts and sculptures, and creating paintings inspired by her time in Egypt. Andrea will be showcasing her collection of Egyptian art, replicas from 5000 years ago to the present times, in a very unique exhibition the first weekend in November. Meet Andrea and learn about her travels and experiences in this country rich with history, landmarks and culture. Friday, November 7th 5-8 PM and Saturday, November 8th 12-4 PM.
AZADI Fine Rugs:At their opening reception for this month’s exhibition East Meets West. 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: Celebrates 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: 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: Annual Sculpture Show at Mountain Trails Galleries at Tlaquepaque features the gallery’s family of award-winning sculptors who will debut newly completed works in bronze as well as never before seen clay models for bronze including work by Vic Payne, Dustin Payne, Susan Kliewer, Michael Trcic, and Deon Duncan..
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: Montana artist Julie T. Chapman makes her Sedona debut at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Julie creates oil paintings and scratchboards featuring wildlife and western subjects. Julie will be on hand to meet collectors and demonstrate her scratchboard techniques during her one-woman show, Pigments of My Imagination.
Sedona Arts Center:Sedona Arts Center invites you to explore the work of artists who exhibit great spirit and courage with their use of color, design and materials in this month’s exhibit entitled, Bold Vision November 7-23, 2014. Meet the artists and art patrons at the opening exhibition Friday, November 7 from 5-8 p.m. This month features: Gale Craig (Mixed Media), Miro FitzGerald (Acrylic, Oil), Christie Palmer (Acrylic), Judy Classen (Jewelry) and Lyn & Ken Mikell (Ceramics).
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 highly anticipated exhibition The Women’s Show. This scintillating show celebrates the feminine perspective of the visual, spiritual and written arts. Over 25 noted female artists will be featured in a broad range of styles and mediums. Wine and other refreshing beverages will be served.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery features reflections from across the globe in their November show Mirror-Mirror. Visitors will see mirrored images from Sedona and elsewhere in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Antarctica. Selections including landscapes, architecture and wildlife will be scattered throughout the gallery’s rooms taking guests on a photographic visual tour across the continents.