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 features new arrivals including a Ken Payne Masterwork bronze Trail of Change, a Susan Kliewer bronze Mescalero Moon, and a Frances Quotskuyva original painting. Stop in to see what’s new.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters features woodworker Ron Gill. His unique turned hardwood pieces are functional art that preserves the shape within the living tree. Hosted by Artisan Pizza there will be an artist’s presentation at 6:30.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery at Hillside invites you to collect a cross for Easter. Scottsdale artist, Dave Bigelow has just produced 3 absolutely stunning wood inlay crosses! His work is known for meticulous detail with very fine narrow strips of different kinds of wood arranged in beautiful patterns. The showpiece is a large cross-on-a-cross that creates a 3-d effect. Dave does not produce a lot of these pieces because of their time-intensiveness, and we are lucky to have any work by him. Crosses are a classic southwestern art form.
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery is happy to invite you to enjoy an exceptional display of distinct artistic expressions created by a variety of first class American artists. The very nature of the artist is to give life to disparate ways of exploring worlds, both inner and outer. In a sense freedom of expression is the result of all the freedom we, as Americans, enjoy . Celebrate an early July 4th with James Ratliff Gallery!!
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery introduces the works of Elisabett Gudmann this month. Gudmann is an international artist who has developed a unique process of working with metal. Most of Gudmann’s work is conceptual, a balance between painting and sculpture, illustrating expert control over a complex process. While gallery pieces range from roughly three feet to six feet high, Gudmann has created installations up to 55-feet wide and 12-feet tall in such diverse locations as Paris; Seoul, South Korea; New York City; and Palm Springs. Her works are in significant collections from New Delhi to Monte Carlo to San Francisco and New York.
Lark Art: Lark Art features the narrative paintings of Jay Schmetz in the exhibit While We’re Not Watching: The Hidden Lives of Animals. Jay divides his time between running a sanctuary for farm animals and creating his paintings. His unique perspective affords him heartfelt, humorous insights. Join them and raise a glass to toast these magnificent creatures!
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Michael Horse: Trains, Plains & Buffalo” and welcomes the distinguished artist, jeweler, actor and activist. Horse will give an Artist Talk with a Q&A at 6 pm and returns to the gallery Saturday from 1-5 pm. Both are excellent opportunities to meet the artist in person and discuss his award-winning ledger art-style paintings which pay an important homage to reservation-era Native American history. Horse’s sterling silver katsina figure jewelry is another avenue for which he has won tremendous praise and his latest pieces will be unveiled tonight.
Andrea Smith Gallery: 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 the Andrea Smith Gallery to meet Anah and learn about sound healing.
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: Celebrating Interdependence Day with The Oneness of Natures Heart. 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: Also celebrates Interdependence Day with The Oneness of Nature’s Heart, taste their signature wine Arizona Essence, 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 celebrates Independence Day Weekend with Enduring Traditions in Bronze: Sculpture from the American West which opens with a reception on First Friday, July 3, 2015, from 5-8pm. Native American traditions, cowboy and cowgirl traditions, as well as family traditions are embodied in the bronze sculptures of Vic Payne, Dustin Payne, Susan Kliewer, Michael Trcic, Deon Duncan, Sandy Scott, Jim Gilmore, and Ed Yazzie. These bronze sculptors are all inspired by their love of American history and their intention to preserve their own Western history in the art they create.
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:Kick start your Independence Day party with Hot Summer Nights at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Tonight the gallery shines the spotlight on its renowned collection of contemporary and traditional painters. Come see what all the fuss is about! Rowe Gallery is located under the bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center: During the months of June and July, there will be road construction in the Uptown Sedona area. In concert with this, our artists are having fun and challenging their creativity with work that fits this theme. Join us June 5-30, 2015 for our exhibition and sale, “Under Construction” and enjoy an opening reception 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: Summer is here and Goldenstein Gallery’s breathtaking Sculpture Garden is in full bloom against the backdrop of beautiful red rocks. Believing that art is a living, breathing encounter, the award winning gallery celebrates the astonishing power that art has to transform the atmosphere of our surrounding environment with “The Inside Outside Show” during the month of July. Sculptors David Phelps, Glendon Good, and James Muir, the bells of Cheston Trammel and Gregg Payne’s Sky Chimes, Frank Marquette and Dwayne Cranford are among the artists represented in the Sculpture Garden.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: “In the American Southwest what arrives on summer winds is what some of us long for all through the rest of the year,” says naturalist-photographer Greg Lawson. “It’s not the heat of summer that entices, but rapturous splendor in the clouds that refashions mundane into magnificent.” This shift in seasons brings striking weather patterns to Arizona and the Southwest as seen in “On Summer Winds” image art show at Greg Lawson Galleries. Flash, crackle, boom, then a refreshing downpour of liquid moderation – these are the reasons to long for and stay for the summer winds.2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340