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Art Matters - Sedona Arts Center Newsletter
Issue No. 17- January 2014

In This Issue
A Desk in the Barn

Gallery News

School News
Member's Corner


Jan 2–6:  Wired & Fired Exhibit

Jan 3:  First Friday events

  • Second Chance opens in the Fine Art Gallery
  • Wired & Fired reception in Special Exhibition Gallery

Jan 7, 14, 21, 18:  Open Studio for 2-D Artists

Jan 10:  Members’ Winter Co-op opens

Jan. 10:   Deadline for entries to 34th Annual Members’ Juried Show. Click here for the prospectus & entry form 

Jan. 15:   New Members’ Reception

Jan. 31:   Portfolios due for jurying into the Fine Art Gallery. Click here for the application

For a full listing of our weekly classes: [click here]

Lucy's Blog

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Pam Frazier, Executive Director

Barn Repair - Before & After!

Middle School Immersion
Photos by David Simmer

Members’ Summer Co-op
Photo by Kelli Klymenko

As we begin a new year, I want to express my gratitude to all of you have done so much to make 2013 a success for the Arts Center.  Your support has helped us achieve many of our goals, large and small:

  • Rehabilitation of the weathered east wall of the Art Barn 
  • Expansion of our middle school “art immersion” program to include Big Park Community School as well as Sedona Middle School 
  • Five opportunities for member artists to exhibit and sell their work
  • Our “best ever” Plein Air Festival
  • An exciting summer PhotoFest event
  • Host another successful Loving Bowls
  • Purchase of new reduction kiln for ceramics department
  • New computers to replace our decade-old hardware
  • Build a robust scholarship program
  • And the list goes on!

Please accept our sincere THANKS for your ongoing support—financial and otherwise! Without the hundreds of hours donated by volunteers, many goals would go unmet. Together we can make exciting things happen.

Shirley Eichten Albrecht, Gallery Director

January is jam-packed with activities and deadlines. We will start the year’s exhibits with “Second Chance” where the gallery artists are able to bring back a piece that has been displayed in the gallery before but for some reason did not sell. It also gives our patrons a second chance to purchase it! A win-win for everyone! More than 30 artists are participating. Each year instructors Dennis Ott (ceramics) and Gretchen Lopez (painting) and their students exhibit their class work in the Special Exhibition Gallery. Be sure to visit the SEG on First Friday! The opening receptions are, January 3, 5–8 p.m. In addition "Fired & Wired" and the Members’ Winter Co-op Show and Sale opens on January 10 in the Special Exhibition Gallery and Theater Studio and runs through February 9.

CALL TO ARTISTS: Two important deadlines are coming up in January:

  • January 10: Deadline for submissions to the Juried Members’ Show. All of our members are eligible to submit artworks for jurying into the 34th Annual Juried Members Show (March 4–April 1, 2014). This is a major show in which both professional and emerging artists compete for cash awards in their categories. For a list of categories and entry details, see the exhibit prospectus online at [] or pick it up at the gallery.
  • January 31: Portfolios are due for members wishing to jury into the Fine Art Gallery. More than 100 member artists are currently exhibiting and selling their work in SAC’s gallery. Click here to learn more about the submission and jurying process.

If Walls Could Talk, the beautiful bronze sculpture graciously created by Ken Rowe for the Sedona Arts Center, is now available at the gallery. Remember that all proceeds from sales benefit the Arts Center. The cost of the bronze is $3,600.Come in to see this beautiful piece and make it a part of your collection.


If Walls Could Talk by Ken Rowe
Wall Mount Bronze, H 21” x W 8” x D 6”
Limited edition of 55

Online Gallery Visit our Online Gallery to shop online!

Debbie Winslow, Education Operations Director

We are happy to begin the New Year with a Spring Catalog of workshops and expeditions that will be available in late January. Until then you can go to the website and browse the available offerings by clicking here.

Coming up really soon:

Beginning Wheelwork with Richard Bayles begins with a new session of Saturday morning classes starting January 4. This six-week course is designed exclusively for those who are new to wheel work and is open for ages 12 through adult. Have fun while gaining confidence on the potter’s wheel! Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized, one-on-one instruction and encouragement for a fascinating hands-on experience that will bring out the potter in you. Click here for more information about the class and the instructor.
Tuition includes the first 25 lb. bag of clay:  $190 member  $208 non-member

Plein Air Painting Essentials with Michael Chesley Johnson meets on three Saturdays: February 15, 22 and March 1. Have you wanted to paint in the Great Outdoors but felt overwhelmed by the prospect? Artist Michael Chesley Johnson will get you started by sharing his easy approach to painting outdoors. Students should have some experience in painting with their medium of choice. Click here for more information about the class and the instructor.
Tuition: member: $324 non-member: $360

Colored Pencil Adventure Workshop with Richard Drayton meets Saturday and Sunday, February 15–16. Learn the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor™ Art Pencils. Richard will guide students through step-by-step techniques and demonstrations that result in rich blended color and exciting composition and design. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of creative expression with this remarkably versatile medium. Click here for more information about the class and the instructor.
Tuition:  $275

You can register for any of these classes online or by calling 928-282-3809.                   

Open Studio for 2-Dimensional artists continues through January. Any and all are welcome to join Sheron Foster on Tuesday afternoons 1–4 p.m. in the North Classroom at SAC. Each artist works on his or her own project in the company of fellow artists. Those who wish can participate in the critique session toward the end of the afternoon. Click here for more information.

Sharon Manzke, Membership Coordinator

We’ve added an exciting new benefit for our members! The Sedona Arts Center has joined NARM, the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. By joining (or renewing) at the $100 level* or above, you can receive reciprocal benefits at more than 650 organizations across North America.

As one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world, NARM works with arts and culture institutions to deliver greater value to their members. Membership at the $100 NARM level entitles you to enjoy these added benefits:

  • Access to more than 650 arts and cultural institutions throughout North America
  • Free or member admission prices during regular museum hours
  • Member discounts at museum shops
  • Member discounts on many event tickets
  • Access to NARM’s Google map where you can tap into event schedules and take virtual tours through the Internet
  • Knowledge that you are supporting local arts and cultural institutions

NARM member organizations in Arizona include:

Heard Museum
Museum of Northern Arizona
Tucson Museum of Art
Sedona Historical Society
Verde Valley Archaeological Center
University of Arizona Museum of Art

*This level is required by NARM

Don’t miss the Members’ Winter Co-op Show and Sale in the Special Exhibition Gallery and Theatre Studio through February 9.

Welcome to our new members:
Marsha Amon, Kathy Becks, Emily Bonavia, Donna Clark, Paul Kanter Donohue, Lanie Geldert and Russ Widmar, Wayne and Twila Knowles, Rosel Moon, Haruko Sasaki, William and Carole Spring, Nori Thorne, Chris Smith Towne, Gerry Quotskuyya and Debbie Menig, and M/R Zahner. We’re happy that you’ve joined the Sedona Arts Center family!

Look for much more in our upcoming newsletters! Past issues are archived on our website: [click here]








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