September ExhibitionRazzmatazz!
September 1–October 4, 2016

Featuring: Lanie Widmar (Watercolor), Gale Craig (Mixed Media), Susan Pitcairn (Oil, Pastel), Joan Roberts (Jewelry), Karl Williams (Ceramics)

From 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 2 through October 4. The show begins with a public reception on September 2 from 5 to 8pm, as part of the First Friday in the Galleries program, where works by Gale Craig, Susan Pitcairn, Joan Roberts, Lanie Widmar and Karl Williams will be featured. 

The First Friday reception at the Arts Center Gallery also welcomes Guest Artist Bill Cramer, who is has a feature wall in the lobby—offering some stunning landscape paintings. The Arts Center is also proud to debut the work of seven new artists recently juried into in the gallery this past July. Meanwhile in the Ceramics Studio, for one night only, 17 local ceramists are having their annual Arts Center student ceramics sale. Be sure to stop into the lower corner of the Art Barn to discover some unique objects and clay works.

Here’s a little more about this month’s featured artists:

Gale Craig is a mixed media artist, who paints using oils, acrylic and encaustic, a 2000-year-old wax process, to create the feeling of movement and energy, which are her inspiration.

Susan Pitcairn is passionate about the spiritual purpose of art to inspire and uplift. A gifted painter and poet she often combines these art forms into an expression of the inner world of the landscape.

Joan Roberts works in jewelry design have become a passion as she looks for new ways to create distinctive art pieces. Working in metal clay – silver, gold, bronze, copper – she portrays the organic essence of nature, providing a broad spectrum and uniqueness in her work.

Lanie Widmar is an architect by profession and is drawn to painting the ancient ruins, native villages and monuments that mark a historic place in mankind’s journey on this earth.

Karl Williams describes his work as, “out of the box and ahead of the wake.” The natural elements of wood, glass, stone, steel, copper, cane and clay are combined into these unique creations.

And finally, check out the Red Rock Quilters of Sedona, who will be stationed in the Art Barn's special exhibition gallery. They will be displaying and offering raffle tickets for their 2017 Opportunity Quilt. The prized creation will be awarded to a lucky winner in May 2017 during the 2017 "Animals of the Southwest" Quiltfest at the Quilters Store Sedona & Gallery. All proceeds from the quilt raffle will be used to purchase fabrics to create new quilts for local charities. Support Red Rock Quilters, and you'll be helping their organization distribute over 200 items per year to other Verde Valley organizations.

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 SedonaArtsCenter.org 

 

September's Special Guest Artist is:

BILL CRAMER

Growing up in southern California, Bill always had an interest in exploring nature and creating art. As an experienced rock climber, he spent much of his youth enjoying the more vertical places of the American west. This gave him a perspective of the world that few others would ever experience.

He received a fine arts degree from California State University Long Beach and later moved to Prescott, Arizona with his wife Michelle to be closer to the scenery they both enjoyed. It was there that Bill discovered the joys and challenges of landscape painting, his outdoor experiences providing much of the insight and inspiration expressed in his art. He believes that painting on location and in the studio are complimentary pursuits, each enriching the other. The opportunity to experience and paint some of the most scenic places in America has contributed greatly to his artistic growth.

Today with his wife and two daughters, Sarah and Megan, Bill divides his time between family, art and outdoor pursuits.

"Any landscape worth painting is more than the obvious visual elements. The push of an evening breeze, the feel of sun baked sandstone, the scent of sagebrush or the sound of a raven suddenly overhead are examples of the many unseen elements that inform my work. I’m satisfied when a painting is as rich as the landscape that inspired it. My goals are to keep exploring the southwest’s wild places, search for new ideas and express what I find exciting about landscapes and about painting."

Award-winning artist Bill Cramer will be participating in the 12th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival from October 15 to 22, 2016. He is also a faculty member of Sedona Arts Center and is teaching the following workshops:

Painting Sedona October 29–30, 2016
Painting from the Rim of the Grand Canyon May 5–7, 2017


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 October...

Strength, Beauty & Form
October 7–November 1, 2016

Featuring: 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 SedonaArtsCenter.org 


October's Special Guest Artist: Carl Dalio

For the month of October we are exhibiting new work by Carl Dalio in the Gallery Lobby.

International artist, Carl Dalio, is well known for his expressive use of color and his friendly, easy-going teaching style. He has conducted inspiring watercolor demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia. His paintings, infused with vibrant light and saturated color, have appeared six times on the covers of national art magazines.

Bold Dynamic Color, with Carl Dalio — November 14 to 17

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, we will discuss important concepts regarding lighting, shades and shadows, perspective, color, color temperature and composition. Click here for more...

 


Current Exhibition

This Month's Exhibit

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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Each month, our artists demonstrate their remarkable abilities in our Fine Art Gallery. Click here to see a full schedule of participating artists.
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Exhibits in the "Art Barn"

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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