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 October. 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 Keith Lindberg. -Best known for expressive, colorist impressions of figures, still life works, and landscapes. His beautifully designed oils have been reviewed by critics as a “swashbuckler with paint” as he unfolds dramas and brilliance of colors. There will be an Artist Presentation 6:30, hosted by Judi’s Restaurant.
James Ratliff Gallery: GIFTED! James Ratliff Gallery showcases one of a kind artwork by well known artists which can bring joy as exceptional and memorable gifts. In addition to others, sometimes the Holidays are a great time to gift yourself with a special art piece which helps to uplift your living or working space and spirit! With 50 plus years of experience, including over 30 years in Sedona, the staff at James Ratliff Gallery looks forward to assisting you.
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery welcomes acclaimed artist Ted CoConis who, at 87 years old, is at the pinnacle of his career. Throughout the sixties and seventies CoConis was a famous illustrator of film posters, books and major magazines – and he has been inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame. By 1980 he had turned to his own Fine Art and enjoys major collectors, especially for his “Women of Paris” series. This is the focus of his new exhibition as his latest exquisitely detailed paintings are unveiled. This is a rare opportunity to meet this gifted artist.
Lark Art: Lark Art presents “From the Realm of the Fantastic . . . The Fiber Art Characters of Susan Barmore.” From her marvelous mermaids to her cantankerous crows to her Bluebirds of Happiness, Susan brings humor and attitude to her original creations. Her imaginative designs combined with her artistic executions certainly make her art delightfully collectible. Drop by to catch a glimpse of Susan’s world and join us for a toast to it!
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens The David and Alice Lister Family: Top Navajo Jewelers and welcomes four members of this esteemed family. With daughters Davida and Dee Nez the Listers make up one of the most highly regarded families of Navajo jewelry makers working today. Their pieces in sterling silver with turquoise or other fine stones represent meticulous traditional methods and both traditional and contemporary designs. Using the finest domestic turquoise and other stones including lapis, gaspeite, coral and spiny oyster shell (in orange and purple), David, Alice, Davida and Dee Nez each create in their own distinctive style.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Meet award winning jewelry designer, Tracy Janule, whose designs are contemporary and versatile, worn every day or out on the town. On the cutting edge of design, Janule creates unique jewelry that her clients cherish and love to wear. Her new jewelry line “The sculpted pearl collection” features hand carved Tahitian and South sea pearls paired with black spinel, diamond and moonstone among other fine gemstones. Meet Tracy at the Andrea Smith Gallery First Friday and Saturday in November.
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 Dine, 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.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery wants you to help them celebrate Native American Heritage Month (Nov.) by supporting the many talented artists in this region. The gallery is fortunate to be selling a small collection of older Navajo Two Grey Hills weavings this month that were acquired from a long-time trading post. Two Grey Hills weavings are known for their natural colors of brown, black, grey and white arranged in geometric patterns. This particular collection includes small and medium-sized pieces. These are good for both the starter and seasoned collector.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Honshin Fine Art presents Discovering a Sense of Peace. This intriguing exhibit explores the six attributes of Buddhist Heart Sutra through images that reflect the sacred inner journey of the soul. Take this opportunity to meet this celebrated artist, enjoy Mayan hot chocolate and other treats. Their acclaimed Poetry on The Porch series takes place at 7:30 and they will also be releasing the 2016 Thich Nh?t H?nh’s series of calendars as well as their best-selling 2016 Zen Cat Calendar featuring Honshin’s art and poetry.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Also celebrates Discovering a Sense of Peace. 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 Gallery is proud to present Sculpting the West. The gallery’s family of award-winning sculptors will debut newly completed works in bronze as well as never before seen clay models for bronze by Vic Payne, Dustin Payne, Susan Kliewer, Michael Trcic, Jim Gilmore, and Deon Duncan. Mountain Trails Gallery continues its tradition of presenting highly acclaimed bronze sculpture depicting the history and the culture of the American West.
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:Wildlife sculptor and Sedona resident Kim Kori returns to Rowe Fine Art Gallery for her one-woman show, “Of Forests and Fields,” tonight from 5-8 p.m. Kim has mastered the art of capturing the place between reality and imagination. She 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 its Uptown gallery and experience unique new works by November’s featured artists John Foster (ceramics), Birgitta Lapides (mixed media), Joan Roberts (jewelry), Jan Sitts (mixed media) and Pat Stacy (mixed media). The featured exhibition, Eclectic Visions, will be showing from November 6 to November 22, with an opening reception planned for the First Friday Gallery Walk on November 6 from 5 to 8pm. Admission at the Sedona Arts Center’s gallery is always free.
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 their highly anticipated exhibition, “The Women’s Show,” with an opening reception from 5-8pm. 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.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: “Fall In Love” is the theme at Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery where photography and fall’s flame of color are a match made in November. The gallery will be aglow with autumn’s russets, golds, ambers and reds from North America, Asia and Europe. Visit the spacious gallery in West Sedona and find a sanctuary place to slow down, connect with nature, and enjoy the spice of light! 2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340