Special Exhibtion Gallery [SEG]

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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Earth Elements
Bill Caldwell
September 14–17, 2017


A one-man show featuring the photographic art of Bill Caldwell and celebrating the Earth Elements—Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. Bill feels a strong spiritual connection to the land and through his art strives to capture the spirit of each location and communicate the feeling of awe and wonder that he feels when he photographs the incredible spacious beauty of the natural world.

The Great Peacemakers
Steve Simon
September 19–24, 2017

For the last six years oil painter Steve Simon has been studying history’s great peacemakers and putting his inspirations to canvas.  Now, for the first time, Simon will exhibit the complete collection of 38 oil paintings.  Videos accompanying the paintings will lend interesting insights to the compositions and the peaceful messages of the luminaries represented.  This entertaining, educational, and inspirational exhibit is scheduled to coincide with the International Day of Peace on September 21.


Sedona's Legacy Artists: Still Creating
September 27–October 13, 2017

The Sedona Arts Center is celebrating its 60th Anniversary as one of Northern Arizona’s established cultural institutions. As SAC looks back on its long history, its board of directors and staff are committed to honoring the artists who have lived and created here for decades, helping to build Sedona’s reputation as an artistic destination. To that end, SAC is mounting a series of exhibitions celebrating these artists and recognizing their rich legacy.

Featuring: Betty Carr, ML Coleman, Taylor Hellmann, Mariann Leahy, Rose Moon, Clyde "Ross" Morgan, Jeff Perkins, Barbara Ragalyi, Ken Rowe and Gayle Taylor.

The public is invited to the opening reception for “Still Creatingon Wednesday, September 27, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., and again on First Friday Evening at the Galleries Art Walk, October 6, in the Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery in the historic Art Barn. Mingle with the artists and enjoy their work through October 13. Visitors will be delighted to find fine artworks in myriad mediums ranging from oils and mixed media to wood and bronze, many of which will be for sale.


The Creative Journey of Susan Pitcairn
October 24–31, 2017

Join Susan Pitcairn in a life review of creative expression through a diverse array of media, subjects and styles, from age 6 to 67. Trace how artistic skills evolve with instruction, mentorship and practice, while subject themes emerge from ancient pasts, wished-for futures, and careful observation of the now. Like her pioneering ancestors, she is an irrepressible explorer who likes to try it all: realism, impressionism and abstraction; drawing, pastels, acrylics, oils, watercolor, mixed media (even pasta), poetry, graphics, ceramics, crafts, jewelry, architecture and, in recent years, slide shows on her YouTube channel: susanpitcairn. Capped with illustrations of her best-selling veterinary book and recent works from the 2017 Sedona Plein Air Festival, this is a rare educational exhibit you won’t want to miss. 

NOTE: 25% of sales benefit the Sedona Arts Center.

RECEPTION: Friday October 27, 4–6 pm, with a special presentation, "Creativity: What Is it?" and yummy food.


 

Northern Arizona Watercolor Society
2017 Experimental Show
November 3–12, 2017

The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society's (NAWS) annual Experimental Water Media Exhibition 2017 asks artists to step out of their personal comfort zones to explore, experiment and grow.  We urge artists to enter work that is innovative in concept and approach.  The work may be representational or abstract and either two or three dimensional.  The term "experimental" refers to the artist using the freedom to explore with water media, perhaps with unfamiliar, unconventional or nontraditional methods.  Use of a variety of materials, techniques, or unusual subject matter is encouraged.  Each artist describes his or her process and why it is experimental.  This year Debra Edgerton of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is our juror.


  Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition
November 15-December 3, 2017

Women as Birds
Jenny Epperson
January 5-31, 2018

The exhibit begins with a question: “ If you knew when your human life ends you would become a bird, which bird would you choose?”  Ten brave women stepped up with their answer. Each collaborated with feminist artist Jennifer Epperson, whose vision was to create portraits exploring concepts of transformation and transmutation. It took extensive research to get it right.  Ornithology and anatomy, mythology and antiquities all inform the narrative and style of the series. During the months of work, the artist became aware that her own physical change; far from being the normal aging process was in fact, transmutation. This epiphany added fuel to the fire to produce an ironic take on the power of women. Epperson challenges the viewer to consider the symbolism of transmutation, and the extensive supporting history of the transformative power of women to take to the skies and fly. 

The series includes a self-portrait and a video portrait. Events and performances will take place during the month.


Special Exhibition Gallery celebrates Sedona - a city animated by the Arts through private exhibitions.

Our Special Exhibition Gallery is available to individuals and organizations for rental. Click here to learn more.

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. Special Exhibition Gallery: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. seven days a week Call 928.282.3809 for additional information.

 

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