September ExhibitionStrength, Beauty & Form

October 7–November 1, 2016

Mary Flaisig, Joanne Hiscox, Art Hiscox, Mariann Leahy, Jeff Perkins and Komala Rohde

This 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. Join us for our First Friday opening reception in our Fine Art Gallery in Uptown Sedona from 5 to 8 pm on October 7, 2016.

About our Featured Artists:

Mary Flaisig — Fiber — A long-time tapestry and basket weaver, Mary weaves on a structure of rattan that she builds on branches which are often Manzanita wood. For the weft in her weaving she uses yarns in wool, mohair, silk, rayon, and other unique fibers which are often collected on her travels abroad.

Joanne Hiscox — Mixed Media — “I love to create architectural art that blends nature with style, incorporating man-made mediums with nature’s own art. My goal is to create sculptural art pieces that are new and different, constantly changing in design and material composition. My sculptural fused glass works showcase my strongest point: that I’m a “no-fear artist.”

Art Hiscox — Mixed Media — “My architectural art combines man-made materials with nature’s own art (marble, granite, slate, fossils). I frequently use river stone, granite, marble, copper, shell, tree bark, semi-precious stones and fossils in combination with man-made materials to create functional art pieces that convey nature’s peacefulness. Many of my pieces depict rivers, streams, landscape, birds and bright colors.”

Mariann Leahy — Ceramic — Ancient myths and symbols provide endless inspiration to this artist. 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.

Jeff Perkins — Ceramic — "My work in ceramics is both thrown and hand built. For many years my thrown work has been large round forms. My sculpture is slab constructed. I use lots of texture on the pieces by finding things to imprint on the clay. I am influenced by ancient and primitive art."

Komala Rohde — Jewelry — Born in Germany, she has travelled the globe and lived in different countries before settling in Sedona. Komala’s extensive stays in Japan helped her to absorb the essence of “Wabi Sabi”, a comprehensive Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete", derived from Buddhist teaching.

The First Friday reception at the Arts Center Gallery also welcomes Guest Artist Carl Dalio, who has a feature wall in the lobby—offering some amazing paintings. Carl Dalio lives in Sedona, Arizona and is known for his bold, saturated color paintings in oil, watercolor and pastel. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. Carl Dalio will be participating in this year's Sedona Plein Air Festival and is teaching an oil painting workshop for all levels on November 14 to 17 at Sedona Arts Center. And finally, check out the Verde Valley Weavers & Spinners Guild for their Fabulous Fiber Sale open from October 6 to 9 from 10am to 5pm in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.

Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations. Founded in 1961, the nonprofit organization based in Uptown and offers year-round programs and services to enhance the creative life of Sedona. The Center’s Fine Art Gallery, open daily from 10am to 5pm, promotes the original works of over 100 local artists and regularly offers special assistance for collectors and art buyers, private studio visits, and hundreds of arts education opportunities each year. For more information about upcoming cultural activities, contact the Sedona Arts Center at 928-282-3809 or visit 


October's Special Guest Artist is:

Carl Dalio

Carl Dalio lives in Sedona, Arizona and is known for his bold, saturated color paintings in oil, watercolor and pastel. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society. With a degree in architecture, he has sustained an interest in art and architecture through his work as a successful fine artist and free-lance illustrator. He has served as juror for exhibitions across the U.S., including invited juror for the American Watercolor Society in NYC and elected juror for the National Watercolor Society in California. He has presented watercolor demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia.

His paintings have received many awards and have been included in several national exhibitions including the American Watercolor Society in New York, National Watercolor Society in California, Rocky Mountain National, San Diego Watercolor Society and Watercolor Art Society-Houston.

Carl’s paintings, six-times cover art and numerous articles have appeared in books and publications including American Artist, Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Pastel Journal.

Bold Dynamic Color Workshop
November 14–17, 2016, $550

In order to fill our paintings with energized color, observing and understanding the effects of light on any given subject is essential. In this studio workshop, you will learn important concepts regarding lighting, shades and shadows, perspective, color, color temperature and composition. You will work from your own photos and discover ways to go beyond the dictates and limitations of these images. Have some fun pushing through the boundaries of restrained color into the wonder-filled world of energized, living color.

Click here to register, or call 928-282-3809

Take a look inside! We've teamed up with Google Trusted: Sedona 360 Photo to offer you an up-to-date view of our Fine Art Gallery in Uptown Sedona! Now when you search for us on Google, you can see our current exhibit! Give it a try! Click here to open in a new window.

Coming up in November...

Confluence of Color
November 3–20, 2016

Featuring: ML Coleman, Christine Debrosky, Deanne McKeown, Byron McKeown, and Julie Gilbert Pollard


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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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