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14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 2:00 pm

Our community’s iconic creative event – Sedona Plein Air Festival – is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events from October 13 to 20, 2018.  Sedona Arts Center invites you along to be inspired and experience master artists painting in the Shangri-La of the Southwest!  Sedona is a sublime and stunningly beautiful environment steeped in art history.  Sedona Arts Center dates back 60 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony.’  The Festival takes place during the best weather season of the year and is supported by a group of very experienced and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.  Throughout the week, artists will be integrating new work into the Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and Theatre Studio. Paintings are available for sale all week long!  Come, celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at the Sedona Plein Air Festival!

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2018 Schedule of Events

Saturday | October 13 | 7pm
Opening Reception
*Free and Open to the Public*
Join us for a special reception, where each artist will exhibit select works from their home terrain—creating a diverse opening to the Festival that represents a variety of media and styles, incorporating studio and plein air work! This is your first chance to meet the artists of the 2018 Festival and see their various styles and talent!
Special Reception Sponsored by Amara Resort

Sunday | October 14 | Noon – 2 pm
Artists Painting at Sedona Arts Festival
The Sedona Arts Festival (not to be confused with the Sedona Plein Air Festival) is a weekend event with many different art forms represented.  Some of our Plein Air Festival artists will be painting there for two hours (noon – 2pm) on Sunday!  They are Lilli-anne Price, Frankie Johnson, Paula Swain, Gretchen Lopez, Tracey Frugoli, Mick McGinty and Catherine Hillis.  Be sure to visit the Sedona Arts Festival to get an early preview of these skilled artists.

Sunday | October 14 | 10 am – Noon
Gamblin Oil Painting Materials
*Free Presentation*
A very informative, free presentation by Anna Fox Ryan of Gamblin Artist’s Colors on the history of color, the development of tube paints, and the ever-evolving world of oil painting materials and colors.
Gamblin Artist’s Colors is a sponsor of the awards at all three of the paint-outs in the Festival.

Sunday | October 14 | 1  – 4 pm
Courageous Color” Workshop
Join artist and Gamblin Color Expert, Anna Fox Ryan for an afternoon of courageous color mixing. Participants will each receive four 8×8 Ampersand panels, and free Gamblin paints. We will explore various ways of creating mood through color and color relationships. Registration required.  Learn more HERE.

Sunday | October 14 | 7 – 8 pm
“Paint-Outside the Box”  Presentation with Carl Judson
*Free Presentation*
A free presentation on the history of plein air painting from Da Vinci to David Hockney. The theme of the night is an exploration of personal style in plein air work. Carl Judson is the owner of Guerrilla Painter a company that provides all material associated with Plein Air painting including pochade boxes, paints and accessories.
Guerrilla Painter is a sponsor of the awards at all three of the paint-outs in the festival.

Tuesday | October 16 | 10am – noon & 4 – 6pm
Two Individual Artist Demonstrations
*Free Demonstrations*
These demonstrations provide an intimate two-hour session for an individual Sedona Plein Air Festival artist to profile their approach to painting from life outdoors. Artists will demonstrate on the South East corner of the Sedona Arts Center campus behind the historic Art Barn.
10am | Morning Demonstration
Kathleen Lanzoni – Watercolor

4pm | Evening Demonstration
Julia Seelos – Oil

Tuesday | October 16 | 7 – 8 pm
“Paint-Outside the Box”  Presentation with Carl Judson
*Free Presentation*
A free presentation on the history of plein air painting from Da Vinci to David Hockney. The theme of the night is an exploration of personal style in plein air work. Carl Judson is the owner of Guerrilla Painter a company that provides all material associated with Plein Air painting including pochade boxes, paints and accessories.
Guerrilla Painter is a sponsor of the awards at all three of the paint-outs in the festival.

Wednesday | October 17 | 10 am – Noon
Creekside Paint Out at L’Auberge de Sedona
The public is invited to support and watch Festival artists paint both still and moving water, reflections, sycamores, and ducks at this beautiful setting along Oak Creek. Awards and sale immediately following at L’Auberge de Sedona. Public Shuttle provided by Red Rock Magic Trolley from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, picking up in the Sedona Arts Center lower parking lot and shuttling to and from nearby L’Auberge Resort.
Sponsored by L’Auberge de Sedona

Wednesday | October 17 | 7 pm
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Bill Cramer
*Free Presentation*
This year’s judge and Keynote Speaker, Bill Cramer, will give a digital presentation followed by a reception in our Special Exhibition Gallery. Cramer is known for his award winning paintings and has been an instructor with the Sedona Arts Center for many years.

Thursday | October 18 | 1–4 pm
Paint Out at Seven Canyons Resort
The public is invited to beautiful Seven Canyons Golf Club and Resort to support and watch Festival artists paint the afternoon and evening light as it carves out the red rock profiles. Artists will explore panoramic vistas from the Clubhouse, driving range, and views from beautiful Rachel’s Knoll. Red Rock Magic Trolley will provide shuttle service between all the painting venues so you can see the artists in action! Awards Ceremony and a reception on the event lawn will commence at 4 pm.
Special Reception Sponsored by Seven Canyons Resort

Friday | October 19 | 9am – 1pm
Painting Demonstration with Bill Cramer, Keynote Speaker
Bill Cramer’s three-day plein air workshop is full, but there is still space in his four-hour demonstration session where he makes a plein air study a basis for a studio work.  Bill’s painting demonstration takes place Friday Oct 19, 9am – 1pm.  Registration required. Learn more HERE.

October 19 | 5 – 8 pm
Plein Air Party and Awards Presentation
*Free and Open to the Public*
Held at Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and Theatre Studio in the Historic Art Barn. Fine wine, fine hors d’oeuvres, and fine art.  This is the big event!  Artist’s awards are presented throughout the evening recognizing the best work created during the week including Best of Show and merit awards by Festival Judge Bill Cramer, Artist’s Choice Award, Collectors Choice by ballot, and Sedona Arts Center Awards.
Special Reception Sponsored by Sedona Rouge.

October 20, 10am – Noon
Main Street Paint Out 
The public is invited to support and watch the Festival artists paint in Uptown Sedona on 89A from the Sedona Arts Center to Pink Jeep Café.  This is the final paint-out of the festival and is held in collaboration with the City of Sedona and is the last chance for visitors and residents to become acquainted with the artists and observe them in action.  Sale and awards at the Sedona Arts Center immediately following, then join us for a free cook-out outside the plein air galleries. Final event sales from noon – 2pm.
Sponsored by the City of Sedona.

 

The Sedona Arts Center wishes to thank its sponsors for this year’s receptions and paint-outs: L’Auberge de Sedona, Seven Canyons Sedona, the City of Sedona, Amara Resort, and Sedona Rouge.

Details

Start:
October 13 @ 12:00 pm
End:
October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Website:
http://sedonapleinairfestival.org/

Organizer

Sedona Arts Center
Phone:
928-282-3809
Email:
sac@sedonaartscenter.org
Website:
http://sedonaartscenter.org

Venue

Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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Phone:
9282823809
Website:
http://sedonaartscenter.org