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Art Matters - Sedona Arts Center Newsletter
Issue No. 34–June 2015

In This Issue
A Desk in the Barn


School of the Arts

Gallery News

Member's Corner


June 5  First Friday Gallery receptions

June 8–12  Sculpting in the Wild

June 12  12x12 Fundraiser

June 13–14  Spirit of Sedona

June 15–26  Summer Camp

June 20–21  Colored Pencil Adventure

July 18 – August 2  Cowboy Artists of America exhibition


Lucy's Blog

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Pam Frazier, Executive Director

June marks the beginning of summer when we start seeing more families traveling to Sedona. And June 15 marks the beginning of road work on Hwy 89A in Uptown. Don’t let that stop you from venturing to the Arts Center. Traffic will be accommodated in both directions at all times and we have plenty of parking.

Besides, Arts Center staff and board members are excited about the events coming up this month! We’re sure you won’t want to miss them.



12x12 Fundraiser
RegisterJune 12, 5–7 p.m. in the Special Exhibition Gallery
Ticketed preview at 4 p.m.

Nearly 100 artists have donated fabulous artworks measuring 12 inches by 12 inches for this lively fundraiser. The sale is one day and one price. All artworks sell for a set price of $250—some valued at well over $1,000! This is your chance to collect works by nationally recognized artists. We also like the idea that this modest price makes fine art available to a broad spectrum of collectors with just a minimal investment. If you want to be among the first to make your selection, tickets are available for an hour-long preview and sale beginning at 4 p.m. The public is admitted for free beginning at 5 p.m.

An element of mystery makes selecting works particularly fun. Buyers will not know for sure who created the artwork that appeals to them until after they have purchased it! You’ll be able to meet many of the artists here on site for the event.

Check the 12x12 web page for a list of participating artists and more details about the event. We hope to see you here!

The Spirit of Sedona
June 13–14
Sedona Arts Center Campus

The Spirit of Sedona is a weekend of ongoing demonstrations, interaction and cross-pollination of art forms across the Sedona Arts Center Campus. Included are ceramists, painters, sculptors, photographers, writers and dancers. Many exhibitors are on the school’s faculty. More than 25 artists will be demonstrating, exhibiting and available for casual conversation all weekend.

The weekend begins on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with a coffee, bagel and fruit reception; Lori Putnam as keynote speaker at 10 a.m., and a variety of activities throughout the day with more of the same on Sunday. Check the Spirit of Sedona web page for a detailed schedule. All events are free and open to the public.

Sedona Sunrise by Lori Putnam


Vince Fazio, Director, School of the Arts

Summer Camps begin June 15. Sign up now!

Summer camps in Filmmaking and Visual Arts at the Sedona Arts Center are designed to be a rich experience for kids ages 8 to 13. Morning sessions will explore filmmaking and afternoons are devoted to a variety of visual arts. Students may sign up for half days or full days. Lead instructors are Bryan Reinhart (filmmaking), Kate Hawkes (painting and collage) and Dennis Ott (ceramics). All materials are included in the price of tuition. Students should wear appropriate clothing for painting and ceramics. Tuition is $500 for full-day attendance and $300 for half-day attendance. Priority will be given to students registering for the full day. Half-tuition scholarships are available.

Check the Summer Camps web page for details and to register. Or call 928-282-3809 for more information.



Shirley Eichten Albrecht, Gallery Director

Instead of fretting over road construction taking place in Uptown this summer—something we cannot control—we’re going to highlight it! The theme of our summer show is “Under Construction,” which features 33 of our gallery artists. Some very creative pieces are coming in that address the theme. To provide extra incentive to brave the construction zone (see above), we will be offering an “Under Construction” discount of 10% for all sales over $100; our current members will receive an additional 5% discount on purchases over $100! The Opening Reception, Friday June 5, 5–7 p.m., is part of Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Event and the show runs through June 30.

Also happening on First Friday:

  • Poet’s Corner featuring Jennifer Sisoian and Henry Richanbach, 4 p.m. in Poet’s Corner
  • Student Clay Gallery reception, 5–7 p.m. Be sure to see the students’ “totem pole” installed outside the Art Barn.

Poets Henry Richanbach and Jennifer Sisoian

We want to welcome our new member artists who have recently been juried into the gallery: Agata Kijank (Mixed Media, Acrylic), Adell Shay (Fine Crafts), Deborah Stromsdorfer (Colored Pencil), Julie Bernstein Engelmann (Latex, Acrylic), Kimball Walker (Jewelry), Leah Donell (Jewelry) and Monte Voepel (Ceramics). The variety is exciting to see. Some of the comments from the jurors were: “great movement, expressive, rich, flowing, gorgeous, beautiful, unique.” We also want to thank our jurors for doing such a great job: Nancy Robb Dunst (Mixed Media), Monika Hilleary (Photography) and Polly Cullen (Pastel).

Gallery submission deadline is approaching. Don’t forget that July is again the time for our member artists to bring in their portfolios if they are interested in being juried into the gallery. The guidelines for submitting can be found on the website or picked up in the gallery. NOTE that from this July on we will be accepting portfolios only once a year and that is July. So now is the time to take that step!

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

We are looking forward to another wonderful Hummingbird Festival coming up July 31 through August 2 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Once again, Sedona Arts Center will partner with the Hummingbird Society and its members to host the Members’ Juried Hummingbird Exhibition in SAC’s Special Exhibition Gallery, July 31–August 9, 2015.  Applications due June 29, 2015! Any member of the Hummingbird Society or the Sedona Arts Center is invited to submit up to four (4) pieces for jurying. There is a $10 entry fee for each piece submitted. Participants must assist in staffing the exhibition. Click here for the application. The Hummingbird Society is hosting a Gala Banquet Celebration at Poco Diablo Resort on Saturday, August 1. Tickets and Festival schedule are available online at www.hummingbirdsociety.org.

And then, there’s the Members’ Co-op, September 4–27, which should be a great month for sales. Open to any member of the Sedona Arts Center, $60. Entry fee. Provides space to show and sell a body of your work. Applications are due August 18, 2015. Click here for the application. Participants need to assist in staffing the exhibition.

We welcome our new members: Lucie Giebelhaus, Judith Evans, Linda and Harold Legreid, Mark Nelson, Donald V. Kramer, Rosemary and Edward Hooper, Archie Tucker, Rosemary Keiser, Jessa Dawson, Joel Gilgoff, and Linda Goldenstein.

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










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