A DESK IN THE BARN
Pam Frazier, Executive Director
When I started writing this message it began to feel very familiar. Sure enough, when I looked back at last September’s newsletter, I was about to use the same opening statement. It appears that every year about this time I become aware of how quickly time passes. Once again, "I can’t believe it is already September!" The rest of the exclamation is, "…and our fall season of workshops and classes is about to pop!"
Hopefully, you have recently received our fall catalog of courses. If not, click here to skim the online version or give us a call and we’ll be happy to send you one. Workshop descriptions in the catalog are brief, but you’ll find more in-depth descriptions and information about the instructors online at http://www.sedonaartscenter.org/School/. Just click on "learn more." Lots of fun stuff in that catalog!
When you get to Vince’s "School News" below, you will see why we are so excited about the line-up of workshops.
But before you race on, two more important dates for you:
First, September 5 is Art Break Day.
It’s an Art Break! Spend 10 minutes, an hour or the whole day creating art. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Open to any age, we will have planned activities that anyone can take part in. This is an event that has taken place in cities around the world since 2011. Visit ArtBreakDay.com to see other locations hosting an Art Break Day. The day begins at 10 a.m. we will be open for you to enjoy any of these activities; sidewalk chalk drawing, origami, watercolor, ceramics, poetry, and recycled art. You don’t have to be an artist to Join the fun!
Then Poet’s Corner begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Sculpture Garden. Red Earth Theatre with the Sedona Arts Center presents Barbara Mayer, author, poet, speaker, teacher and spiritual explorer and guide, who brings her wisdom and voice to the 'stage.'
Barbara’s poetry is informed by her personal journey from 13 years as a Catholic (singing) nun, through explorations and studies that included years as newspaper editor in the Midwest, becoming a Reiki Master, meditation guide and Interfaith Minister. Barbara says that she has an oriental Soul, the energy and wisdom of that culture resonating deeply in her being and cited as an influence on her writing.
Second, September 25 is our Annual Members’ Meeting and we’re hoping to see lots of you here at the Theatre Studio beginning at 5:30 p.m. We’ll look at the year in review and welcome several new (very interesting) board members. The meeting will take place in the Theatre Studio beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be short—about 30 to 45 minutes—but will also give us time after the meeting to visit over wine and hors d’ouevres.
Okay, now, you can read on.
Vince Fazio, Director School of the Arts
Filmmaking draws on all the arts—design, photography, performance, and the visual aesthetic—to create an art work that entertains and educates. And we’re delighted to be offering a selection of workshops in filmmaking this fall that will appeal to practicing artists, techno-wizards, and those of you who are harboring a desire to complete that personal project that’s been on your To Do list for a while.
Check out the center spread of the catalog (pages 10–11) to find the program that appeals to you. Then call or go online to register.
Fun with Art and Wine This is a fun two-hour adventure for those who like wine but know nothing about making a painting. We’ll combine the two with wines from local vintners and expert step-by-step instruction. All materials are provided, including the wine. And you’ll leave with a finished painting ready to hang! Participate in all four (September 13, 17 and October 5, 11) and you’ll be on your way to your first solo exhibition. Click here to learn more.
Dia de los Muertos and Fabulous Fakes! Check out the cool new workshops described here. Then celebrate Dia de los Muertos with us by making your own personal shrine or paying tribute to Master painters of the past. The results of our labors will be exhibited in the Special Exhibition Gallery October 30–November 16! Click here to learn more.
Shirley Eichten Albrecht, Gallery Director
I write this as a wonderful monsoon rain is coming down. It is so refreshing after a very long dry spell. The month of August brought many returning patrons but quite a number of visitors from Europe—Lichtenstein, Netherlands and Austria, to mention just a few. The beginning of the fall season will bring a new round of patrons and visitors. It also brings new shows and activities.
This September the “Earth Spirits” theme in the Fine Art Gallery features the lovely jewelry of Joan Roberts along with Mary Flaisig’s flowing woven fiber wall-hangings. Complementing these works is Jeffrey Perkins’ unique raku pottery, and oil paintings by David Haskell and Jane Newman. We invite you to attend the opening reception on September 5, 5–8 p.m., and meet the artists.
The jury committee convened on August 22 in our twice-yearly process to select new artists. Their task was not an easy one as we had some wonderful art represented in portfolios submitted by 32 artists. Congratulations to the 16 that were juried in! We want to thank jurors Norma Gibson, Cjeba Martonyi and Thom Dougherty for graciously volunteering to help us with this task. We all look forward to welcoming the newest artists to the gallery. More details next month.
Open Members Show
Take-in for the 8th Annual Open Members Exhibition is Tuesday, September 2. Any member of SAC, whether professional or emerging, may enter one piece. This exhibition provides an opportunity for our artists to see their work in a gallery setting, work with art patrons and get feedback on their art. Invite your friends, family and contacts to join you First Friday, September 5, 5–8 p.m. for the opening reception in the Special Exhibition Gallery. It is always a great show with so much diversity of styles and mediums represented.
Don’t forget that we have the Annual Small Works Show but in a new time period in January 2015 (Submissions due Friday, December 19th) and the 35th Annual Juried Members Show in March 2015 (Digital submissions due Friday, January 9, 2015). Both shows are open to all members. Be sure to get the prospectus for each show either from our website or come to the gallery. You still have plenty of time to get your work ready for both shows!
Click here for the Annual Small Works Show Prospectus
Click here for the 35th Annual Juried Members Show Prospectus
Sharon Manzke, Membership Coordinator
Don’t forget the Annual Members' Meeting on September 25, at 5:30 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting, Annual report and election of Directors followed by wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by September 18th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome our new members: Doug Ramerth and Shelly Hess, Brian Myers, Rebecca Ellis, John and Marie Gearhart, Elizabeth Parker, Maureen McCauley and Michael Siebersma, Carla Woody, Alice Gunter, Tara Blackstone, Sharon Austin, Jim Schroeder, Gurukirn Khalsa, Chris Carlyon, Angel Lightfeather, Susan Simkins, Steve and Whitney Short, Jean Jorgensen, Lois Puelik, and Retia-Marie Chadwick. We’re delighted that you’ve joined!
Look for much more in our upcoming newsletters! Past issues are archived on our website: [click here]