October Gallery Exhibits in Sedona, AZ

Sedona, Arizona

First Friday Gallery Tour October 7th , 2016


Fall is here, the weather is cooling and this coming Friday is the perfect time to explore the dynamic galleries of Sedona, AZ during 1st Friday in the Galleries! We would like to highly suggest making it a point to visit the Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque for their “Birds of a Feather” exhibition, and make sure not to miss the “13th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show” at the Goldenstein Gallery! Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook.

For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. If you are staying at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits

Sedona Arts Center
“Strength, Beauty & Form”
October 7th – November 1st, 2016
Open Reception: October 7th, (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
sedona arts centerThis month, Sedona Arts Center features an intriguing collection of artists who combine Strength, Beauty & Form to create their hand-built works of art. Materials range from ceramic to wood—metal to stone with various fibers and glass included to complete the 3-dimensional forms. Featured Artists: Joanne Hiscox (Mixed Media), Art Hiscox (Mixed Media), Mariann Leahy (Ceramic), Jeff Perkings (Ceramic), Komala Rohde (Jewelry) and special guest artist Artist Carl Dalio, who has a feature wall in the lobby! For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Lanning Gallery
“30th Anniversary Celebration”
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
agito-gregory-deane-agito-mixed-mediaLanning Gallery in Sedona, Arizona marks its 30th Anniversary with a special celebration that opens with a reception during 1st Friday! his milestone comes after decades of hard work and rewarding adventures on the part of owner Peggy Lanning, under whose guidance the gallery has grown in both square footage and reputation, a reputation that now extends to both national and international collectors. The Classic and Contemporary gallery represents over fifty artists, from established international artists such as Alfred Rogoway (1900-1990), Gregory Deane, Hans Schiebold and David Johns; to gifted mid-career artists such as Randall LaGro and Marshall Noice; to artists such as Jonathan Howard, a Contemporary Urban artist fast making a notable name for himself in the art world. For more information please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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Rowe Fine Art Gallery Presents “The Lively Palette”
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Ken Rowe GalleryLarisa Aukon has a message she wants to convey with her colorful paintings. “It’s always about beauty,” she says. “The visual language might change, but the message stays the same. To me, the world is beautiful, and this is what I want to share.” Larisa will debut as many as 10 new oil paintings featuring landscapes and horses during her one-woman show, The Lively Palette, at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. On Saturday, October 8th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Larisa will be back in the gallery demonstrating her painting techniques. For more information please visit www.rowegallery.com.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“13th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show!”
Opening Reception October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
phase-one-blanketThe Goldenstein Gallery is pleased to present their “13th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show” Their annual celebration of the American West has received international acclaim including being featured multiple years in the collected Cowboys and Indians Magazine. Showcasing internationally renowned contemporary Native American and Western Artists, it is deeply rooted in tradition yet flourishes with new innovative styles that capture the imaginations of today. Throughout October there are 3 Receptions for Artists and 9 visiting & local Artists-in Residence: 13th Annual Cowboys & Indians Show 10/7, the Wood, Metal, Glass & Clay artist’s reception on 10/14, and Paint me with Color artist’s reception 10/21. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery.

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Mountain Trails Gallery: Birds of A Feather
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
cardinal-pair-joe-garcia-web-eventMountain Trails Gallery welcomes you to their exhibit “Birds of a Feather” featuring paintings by Adele Earnshaw and Joe Garcia, along with wildlife paintings by Allison Leigh Smith, Amy Lay, Jennifer O’Cualain, and Edward Aldrich; wildlife sculpture by Bryce Pettit, Jason Napier, Raymond Gibby, Michael Trcic, Susan Kliewer, Vic Payne, Dustin Payne, Mark Edward Adams, Ron Gaines, and Jim Gilmore. New wildlife watercolor and oil paintings as well as bronze sculpture featuring eagles, owls, song birds, quail, falcons, hawks, ravens, water birds, cardinals, blue birds, hummingbirds, roadrunners, as well as elk, mustangs, bobcats, mountain lions, bears, and more. For more information please visit www.mountaintrails.com

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“45th Anniversary Celebration”
Opening Reception on October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Forty-five years ago Turquoise Tortoise Gallery began in Glendale, Arizona as a six-foot long counter on a raised area under a gazebo inside a floral shop. For two years. The business did so well that its next home was a 1000-foot space nearby that truly allowed the gallery to grow. As a gallery of Native American art, it grew in size and reputation before relocating to Sedona, Arizona in 1981 where it has flourished, becoming a destination art gallery that anchors the heart of Sedona’s Gallery District. Years in the art world has offered the gallery unique opportunities to watch artists grow in talent and stature.

International artist Tony Abeyta, now fifty, was a teenager when he walked into Turquoise Tortoise Gallery and laid his work out on the floor for owner Peggy Lanning to see. She chose to represent him immediately, despite his youth and has watched Abeyta’s audience grow dramatically as he produces ever more complex work that continues to be strongly influenced by his Navajo heritage….. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Andrea Smith Gallery Presents Gala Kraftsow
October 7th, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
October 8th, 2016 (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Andrea SMith GallerySedona artist, Gala Kraftsow, a Renaissance painter, sculptor, and mosaic master will be unveiling her latest mosaic murals. An impassioned artist for more than 40 years, Gala has learned from world-renowned artists and sculptors, mastering many art mediums and most recently, mosaics. In her latest mosaic collection, Gala has captured the essence of her travels and experiences in glass, gems, beads, stone, shells, and any other object that inspires imagination and beauty. For more information visit the Andrea Smith Gallery on Facebook.

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival
Valid October 15th – 22nd, 2016

Sedona-Plein-Air-FestivalStay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2016 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place in October. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!

12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 15th – 22nd 2016
Plein Air Festival is a celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes of 30 of the finest plein air painters in the country. The week long festival will feature these painters all over town,on the streets, trail-heads, creeks and vistas, capturing the beauty of the Sedona area on canvas. “En pleinair,” French for “in the open air,” is a spontaneous art form with artists creating outdoors, responding to the immediacy of the moment and reflecting the excitement of the changing light, weather conditions and deepening shadows on canvas. For more information visit Sedona Plein Air Festival.

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