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Art Matters - Sedona Arts Center Newsletter
Issue No. 29–January 2015

In This Issue
A Desk in the Barn

School of the Arts

Gallery News

Member's Corner


Jan 2  First Friday Opening Receptions 5–8 p.m.

  • Small Works Show
  • Ceramic Student Gallery

Jan 9  Deadline for submissions to Juried Members’ Show

Jan 13  RSVP deadline or Volunteer Workshops

Jan 15  Art Tank event in Flagstaff 6:30 p.m.

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for your robust response to our Year-End Appeal. We not only met the match pledged by an anonymous donor, we exceeded that goal through your generosity! Please accept our deepest appreciation.

The Board and Staff of the Sedona Arts Center

Pam Frazier, Executive Director

Help us win a big prize!
On January 15, the Sedona Arts Center will be competing for a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts in a live presentation patterned after the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” They call this grant-making process “Art Tank” and with your help we could possibly win as much as $11,000!

The Art Tank applications have been very competitive and we’ve made it to the finals! We will be one of six arts organizations “pitching” our project live before an audience and a panel of judges who will make their decisions on the spot. Grant amounts are $10,000, $8,000 and $5,000, with an “audience choice” award of $1,000.

We are pitching a collaboration with the Sedona Historical Society to create short digital “Shoebox Stories” related to the movie making industry in Sedona. We’ll put together multiple two-person teams (a tech-savvy high school student interested in filmmaking and a seasoned storyteller from the Historical Society) to create short films that will be shown at the Telegraph Office now being restored by volunteers. But there is a lot to be gained besides the final products—not the least of which is mutual respect for each team member’s knowledge and skill.

Where do YOU come in? We believe that audience responses will register with the judges, so your enthusiastic response to our 6-minute pitch can help us win an award. And each audience member will vote for the “audience choice” award of $1,000. You are an important part of the process and we hope you will join us!

What:  Arizona Art Tank 2015
When:  January 15, 2015  6:30–9:00 p.m.
Where:  Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff

Vince Fazio, Director, School of the Arts

Dive into Creativity!
2015 is filled with opportunities for creative immersion with experienced instructors with national reputations. Participation will inform your life and your art long after the workshop is over. The spring line-up is posted online at SedonaArtsCenter.org/School and the printed catalog will arrive in late January. But here’s a sampling of workshops and events to pique your interest.

Master Artist Foundation Program  Kurt Wenner is known worldwide for his public art—highly illusionistic and interactive.  Join Kurt this spring for a series of workshops that provide a full grounding in the powerful language of classical art. Suitable for all artists of any level.
Click here to learn more.

Fabulous Field Expeditions  Field Expeditions are carefully designed by instructors who are perfectly suited to provide the richest experience at that location. Choose among San Francisco, Blue Ridge Mountains, Yellowstone, Capitol Reef National Park, an unforgettable trip to Italy and a river trip through the Grand Canyon. These are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Click here to learn more.

PhotoFest 2015  This year’s PhotoFest (May 2–3) has a distinctly figurative theme featuring a Keynote presentation by internationally recognized photographer, Joyce Tenneson. Day 1 includes presentations by Seth Casteel (Underwater Dogs) and celebrity photographer Bradley Buckman. Day 2 focuses on fashion and photography. Check out the photography workshops surrounding PhotoFest. Click here to learn more.

The Spirit of Sedona and 12x12 Fundraiser  Join us in June for two special events. For the 12x12 fundraiser (June 12), nearly 100 artists have donated their work to benefit the Sedona Arts Center’s programming! The Spirit of Sedona (June 13–14), is a campus-wide celebration of the arts featuring demonstrations, exhibitions and cross pollination between art forms. 

Summer Camps: Filmmaking and Visual Arts  Youth ages 8 to 13 will be able to participate in morning film camps, afternoon visual arts camps or BOTH for a complete two-week immersion in the arts. Offered in June and again in July.

Shirley Eichten Albrecht, Gallery Director

As we begin the New Year, I think of all that has happened in the gallery and at the Sedona Arts Center. There is never a dull moment. That will not change in the coming year. We start out with the Annual Small Works show and opening reception on First Friday, January 2. We hope many of you will come to see what we have and find a something you cannot live without. It is also time to thank all who have contributed to our success: artists, patrons, staff, and volunteers. We are looking forward to a very good year! 

Note that the deadline for submitting your images for the 35th Annual Juried Members Show is January 9 (must be postmarked by this date). There are eight (8) categories (see the prospectus here), but if you are not sure where your art fits talk to us. We are looking forward to seeing a great mix of professional and emerging member artists participating once again. This is always a show much anticipated by everyone.

Coming in February, we will be featuring the 16 artists who were juried in during the last jury process. These artists are Elaine Belvin, Lanie Widmar, Joanne Agostinelli, Nori Thorne, Jack Jackson, Diane Sepanski, Mike Turner, Melanie Gold, Barbara Mallek, Katie Love, Eric Slayton, Jim Schroeder, Richard Gandolfo, Julie Gilbert Pollard, Suzy Allan and Rhonda Davis.

Happy New Year to you all. Here is wishing you a very prosperous year!

Online Gallery Visit our Online Gallery to shop from home.
Visit: http://www.sedonaartscenter.org/Gallery and click on the 'see inside' feature to check out our current show!

Sharon Manzke, Membership Coordinator

Members at the Supporting ($100) level and above are able to enjoy the advantages of our NARM membership. When the Sedona Arts Center became a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) one year ago we were able to open doors for you to over 650 arts and culture organizations across North America. NARM has now grown to 725 member institutions. NARM has helped us grow too; 28% of our memberships are now at the NARM level or above, enabling them to take advantage of this great benefit, both locally and when traveling. Your membership dollars are important to sustaining the programs and events that we offer to our members and our community. You are very important to us and we want to keep you involved in this vibrant arts organization. We are looking forward to another year of exciting exhibitions, programs, events and lectures.

When you visit other NARM affiliated institutions share your pictures with us on our Facebook page!

Join the fun!!!

Volunteer Workshop
Jan 15, 2–4 p.m. and Jan 20, 6–8 p.m.
Join us for this workshop for new and seasoned volunteers who want to learn more about the Arts Center. The workshop will cover Gallery Basics, How to Sell Art, and some of the new things we are going to do this coming year. It is intended to give you helpful information you will be able to use when assisting in the gallery or helping to staff an event. I would also like to hear about what types of things you would like to learn.

Please RSVP by Jan 13 to sharon@sedonaartscenter.org.

We welcome our New Members: Brenda Serating, Carolyn Taggart, Lance Anderson, Dena Walker, Leslie Osborne, Sandra Ware, Eddy Karlsson, Melinda Nino, and Jim and Barb Winnerman.