April 2017




Celebration of Landscape Painting
Exhibition, Paint Out, Lecture, Workshops, and More!

The heritage of landscape painting in Sedona is represented by a diverse group of fourteen contemporary artists in this unique exhibition/event. The Exhibition will be on display April 6–9 in the Theatre Studio at the Sedona Arts Center and will showcase both studio and plein air work with artists adding plein air work (work done directly from life) as they complete them throughout the event.

Artists will be painting from life twice during the event. The public is encouraged to attend, watch the artists at work and see finished works at awards ceremonies and sales opportunities onsite at each of the venues. Anyone can join as a participating artist in the community paint-out at L’Auberge de Sedona on April 6. The Creekside paint out begins at 9:00 am with finished paintings to be on display at the Noon. Register to paint through Sedona Arts Center. To attend the event take the Red Rock Magic Trolley from the Arts Center lower parking area, the trolley will run from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

The Marriott Courtyard Paint Out is 9:00 am to Noon on Saturday April 8 and will feature the 14 artists displaying works in the Celebration of Landscape Painting event. Finished works will be on display at the Courtyard at Noon. Each paint-out has a $500 first place award. Judging for awards is done by key staff at each resort.

The "Celebration of Landscape Painting" event will wrap on Sunday with a panel talk at 4:00 pm. Moderated by Vince Fazio of the Sedona Arts Center the discussion will center around studio and plein air work and how the art of landscape painting has been influenced by other contemporary movements beyond Impressionism.


L'Auberge de Sedona Creekside Paint Out

April 6, 9 am to Noon
The public is invited to watch artists paint still and moving water, reflections, sycamores and ducks at this beautiful setting along Oak Creek. Awards and sales at Noon on the L’Auberge Creekside Lawn. Then return to Sedona Arts Center’s campus and see the "Celebration of Landscape Exhibition" in the Theatre Studio. Red Rock Magic Trolley provides continuous public shuttle to and from Arts Center lower parking lot and nearby L’Auberge Resort from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. If you would like to paint in this event register here.

First Friday Artwalk
April 7, 5 to 8 pm

Meet the artists, share in French Wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Theatre Studio and explore all the galleries at the Sedona Arts Center.

Morning at the Marriott Paint Out
April 8, 9 to Noon

The 14 artists featured in the Celebration of Landscape Painting event will be painting from the courtyard decks and Zen paths at the Marriott Courtyard Sedona. Panoramic views including Cathedral, Courthouse and Thunder Mountain will be subject matter as well as intimate high desert situations. The public is welcome to this special open house event. Exhibition sales and Awards at the back courtyard at Noon.

Panel Discussion: "Landscape Painting – Beyond Impressionism"
April 9, 4 to 5pm

An intimate group of participating artists will discuss the history, issues and adventures of landscape painting with audience participation, final reception and awards begin at 5pm. Soft closing.  

"When I paint from life outdoors I feel as though I am in direct contact with the living spirit of nature—every stroke of my brush guided by thoughts of the infinite, apart from myself, which I undeniably remain a part of." —Williamson Tapia

Featured Artists: Larisa Aukon, Betty Carr, Carl Dalio, Cody DeLong, Vince Fazio, Claudia Hartley, Lynn Heil, Gretchen Lopez, Susan Pitcairn, Jerry Pond, Rachel Schlueter, Stock Schlueter, Williamson Tapia, and Cyndi Thau.

Sponsored by:
The City of Sedona, Red Rock Magic Trolley, L'Auberge de Sedona, Linda Goldenstein and Goldenstein Gallery, Marriott Courtyard Sedona, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Kudos


Bronze Casting Party
Sedona Bronze | Friday, April 14, 2017, 4:30–7:00 pm
Limited Places / Admission $25

Experience a sunset bronze casting, hosted by sculptor Susan Kliewer at Sedona’s favorite foundry! The artist will present her latest series, an edition created especially for the Sedona Arts Center. The celebration includes food, wine and s’mores, and the $25 registration fee can be applied to any purchase made at the event.


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