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February Show

Something New!
February 5–28, 2016

New Gallery exhibitions are always the focal point of our First Friday receptions, and on February 5 the Arts Center celebrates the work of our newest Fine Art Gallery Members. The exhibition, Something New, will showcase sculptor Adryanna Ciera, oil painter Sandra Meissner, ceramics sculptor Jean O’Neil, photographer AO Tucker, and oil painter Mark Zillman. Their latest works will be on view from February 5 to 28, so please join us on Friday and meet the artists from 5 to 8pm!

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Something New!
February 5–28, 2016

New Gallery exhibitions are always the focal point of our First Friday receptions, and on February 5 the Arts Center celebrates the work of our newest Fine Art Gallery Members. The exhibition, Something New, will showcase sculptor Adryanna Ciera, oil painter Sandra Meissner, ceramics sculptor Jean O’Neil, photographer AO Tucker, and oil painter Mark Zillman. Their latest works will be on view from February 5 to 28, so please join us on Friday and meet the artists from 5 to 8pm! Information about each of our new Member Artists can be found below. 

 


Description: Mark ZillmanMark Zillman
Painter
 
Artist Mark Zillman grew up in Southern California, inspired by his 7th grade art teacher's art history lecture. After developing his early talent during high school in San Juan Capistrano, he sold his first painting.  

After moving to Arizona in 1973, he found inspiration in the history, trails, and unique scenery of Arizona—and continue to develop his craft. Landscapist and figure painter Bill Hughes, whom he met in 1980 also had an influence on his development.

In 1998, Zillman decided to go back to school and enrolled in the fine art program at Arizona State University.  There he developed the idea to paint scenery through the windshield as seen while driving, and began creating pictures as a road trip through the mind. The artists maintains a steady relationship with nature, and continues to explore the Southwest through fishing expeditions, backpacking deep into the wilderness, and hiking the canyons and creeks. 

Zillman's current work is a continuation of the Windshield Series, as well as landscapes of Jerome, the Verde Valley, and Sedona. Singular views of Arizona creeks and lakes — all painted in a realistic style — are also among his Sedona Arts Center pictures. Viewers will find light, space, roads, the transparency of water, dust storms, thunder storms, rocks, and life as recurring themes. 

 


Description: Jean O'NeilJean O'Neil
Ceramics Sculptor
 
Jean O’Neil is a professional artist who has called Southwest Washington her home for close to twenty years—and in late 2015, she became a Sedonan. O'Neil grew up in New York, and has traveled and lived on both coasts as an arts educator and community arts center director.  She is best known as a sculptor and ceramics artist.  

In addition to her visual arts background, O'Neil has a Master’s Degree of Creative Arts Curriculum and Instruction, and has done extensive work with high risk students. She served as the Director/Curator of the Joline Arts Center for three years in New York, before returning to Washington to take a position as an Associate Faculty member and Field Supervisor for the Albright College of Education at City University of Seattle. 

In 2011, O’Neil accepted a position as the Art Department Chair of Dalian American International School in China.  After four years of living and traveling throughout Asia, she moved back to the United States to again focus on her own artwork. She now works from Sedona, and is represented by galleries on both coasts. O'Neil's work can also be found in several international collections. 

 


Description: Sandra MeissnerSandra Meissner
Oil Painter
 
Sandra Meissner describes her art this way: "Painting is an outward expression of the inward excitement and fascination I see in color, line, shapes, shadows and light. I enjoy investigating the intricate design of things such as the warm or cool shadows of color on the edge of a flower petal, or the reflection of light on the delicate eyelash of a horse."

Her paintings are intricate and complex, yet carry a beautiful simplicity. Contrasts in dark shadow versus bright light or soft curving lines are always at play. Almost every picture proceeds from her experience in nature, her immersion in the phenomenology of environment. Meissner searches the natural world for a never ending supply of contrasts and simple beauty. And she reveals them in every canvas. 

 



Description: Adryanna B. CieraAdryanna B. Ciera
Sculptor
 
Adryanna B. Ciera has had a lifelong passion for horses, starting from age 3 when her mom gave her a pony named Topper. She went on to work for twenty years with some of the most beautiful and noted Arabian horses in this country. Sculpting is her way to stay connected with the animals and equine figure that has enchanted her from her earliest memory. 

Ciera began working in clay as a way to translate her imagination into a physical form. Although horses are a favorite subject, she also sculpts the beauty she sees in wildlife, like the bison above, and often creates a playful backstory story with stylized sculptural human forms. 

Ciera explains her work this way: "I want to transfer a feeling of joy and reverence for life to the viewer. My art is about creating beauty and transferring it to another, about creating connections and deeper appreciation through art.”

 


Description: AO TuckerAO Tucker
Photographer
 
Photographer AO Ticker creates fine art photographs that can stun you immediately—that make you say wow! One look at the image above, and this is confirmed. 

His work combines both technical mastery with a fine artist's sense of wonder and inspiration. A a self-taught artist, Tucker became serious about photography after purchasing his first DSLR in late 2011. He began showing his images in 2014 and has since displayed photography in juried exhibitions from California to New York.

"I’m a native Arizonan, and grew up on a farm west of Phoenix. My adolescence life was one not for the faint of heart. Fortunately I lived through that and went on to graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He and his wife call both Arizona and Nicaragua home, and on Friday evening—from 5 to 8pm—you can welcome him to the Sedona Arts Center gallery family.


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Visitors can enjoy a new exhibit every month, which opens with a wine reception during the First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. The featured artists are on-hand to meet guests and answer questions about their work. Throughout the month, free art demonstrations by the featured artists as well as other gallery artists are held in the gallery. These provide a very personal interactive experience with the art and the artists.
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Our Special Exhibition Gallery is available to individuals and organizations for rental. Please go to our Campus & Rentals page for applications and detailed information.

Organizations that have exhibited here include Northern Arizona Watercolor Society, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Arizona Pastel Artists and the Marilyn Sunderman Legacy Fund. Creativity abounds in Sedona and through other community arts organizations, the Arts Center is proud to host their exhibitions and shows.
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Submissions are accepted twice annually: Feb 1–28 and  July 1–31, Click here for application.

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