September Gallery Exhibits in Sedona, AZ

Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour September 2nd , 2016

Jerome Art Walk September 3rd, 2016

Baring-Creek-900pixKick off your Labor Day Weekend exploring the dynamic galleries of Sedona, AZ during the 1st Friday Gallery Tour! We would like to highly suggest making it a point to visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery in Tlaquepaque where you will have chance to sit down and watch Ken sculpt an animal from start to finish in just 90 minutes On Saturday evening continue your exploration of the arts on Cleopatra Hill at the “Jerome Art Walk”. 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
“Razzmatazz!”
September 1st – October 4th, 2016
Opening Reception September 2nd (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
sedona arts centerFrom festive watercolors to vibrantly colored pastels, the September show at Sedona Arts Center will definitely grab your attention. The public is invited to Razzmatazz, an exhibition on view in the Art Center’s Uptown gallery. from September 2nd through October 4th. The show begins with a public reception on September 2nd from 5:oo pm to 8:00 pm, as part of the First Friday in the Galleries program, where works by Lanie Widmar (Watercolor), Gale Craig (Mixed Media), Susan Pitcairn (Oil, Pastel), Joan Roberts (Jewelry), Karl Williams (Ceramics) will be featured. For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Lanning Gallery
“Loving the Land”
September 2nd – September 11th, 2016Marshall-Noice-Deep-Blue-Pool-oil-on-canvas
Opening Reception September 2nd (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
The Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Arizona opens a new exhibition that puts the focus on landscapes and on a variety of distinctive styles that interpret the natural world around us. The exhibition includes hyper-Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, and other-worldly impressions of landscape. Oils, acrylics and mixed media are represented. The Contemporary trees portrayed by artist Anna Pales are painted in acrylic on panel then built up with rich layers of resin, giving each a high-gloss finish; powdered gold-leaf is sometimes added to further heighten her images’ ethereal nature. To “portray nature’s endless beauty through its simplicity” is Pales’s continuing goal. For more information please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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“Into the Wild” at Rowe Fine Art Gallery
September 2nd, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Ken-Rowe-sculpt-liveGuests will have the opportunity to sit down and watch Ken sculpt an animal from start to finish in just 90 minutes, giving collectors the rare opportunity to see a sculpture created from just a block of clay. During the process, Ken will answer questions and discuss his techniques. In the nearby gallery, Ken’s sculptures will be exhibited, and wine and appetizers will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Ken says the pressure will be enormous, and he relishes it. Demonstration will be held just outside the gallery in the Patio de las Campanas courtyard at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. For more information please visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“The Current”
Opening Reception September 2nd, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)Goldenstein Gallery
Join the Goldenstein Gallery this September for “The Current” Show, an exhibition that celebrates a stunning array of art from award winning gallery artists who have captivated and inspired collectors from around the globe. Their amazing talent features art that is full of color, motion, and a fresh sensibility that is fun yet sophisticated. Some of the artists highlighted are deeply rooted in tradition, while other artists flourish with new styles capturing the imaginations of today. Representing over 50 diverse artists, primarily local and regional, the gallery is a multi-faceted celebration of independent vision. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery.

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Mountain Trails Galleries
“Sedona Treasures, World Treasure”
Opening Reception September 2nd, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Sparkling-Celebration-Venice-Itly-12x9-Betty-Carr-newWEBA special feature exhibition “World Treasures: Betty Carr in Italy” brings a group of paintings inspired by the artist’s recent trip to the Cinque Terre region, a series of small fishing villages including Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Camogli and Portofino that run along Italy’s rugged north western coastal region. Carr explored and painted the steeply terraced cliffs with colorful storied houses, harbor villages, historic castles and churches of the region. Come enjoy lively conversation with our artists and see a group of outstanding paintings as well as sculpture during First Friday at Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Sedona! For more information on this event please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
Mariann Leahy Clay Art
Ancient Motifs, Contemporary Style

Opening Reception on September 2nd, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
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Ancient myths and symbols provide endless inspiration to artist Mariann Leahy. “As a clay artist, I celebrate symbols combining human and animal motifs,” she explains. “These symbols show the emergence and mystery of life’s energy.” The stories portrayed in Leahy’s art pieces have been researched and influenced from the rich cultural traditions and ruins in the Southwest. Her symbols of horses, ravens and deer or human hands, spirals, and other symbols are drawn with glaze onto fired mica-rich clay that she has formed into wall hangings, platters and bowls. Each piece is then painted with many coats of glazes that come alive in brilliant colors during a second firing process…. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
September 3rd, 2016 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)Jerome Art Walk
Once again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with art, music and refreshments galore. Art Walk is the only night that galleries are open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Members like Nellie Bly by the Spirit Room, Patrick Lincoln in The New State Motor Company and Flux Gallery in the Old Jerome High School all bring a fresh energy to the vibrant art scene in Jerome. With 22 participating galleries and studios and many sponsoring businesses and restaurants offering specials, this is a festive night in Jerome. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk on Facebook.

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