The Sedona Arts Center’s Fine Art Gallery showcases the largest selection in Sedona of artwork by local artists. If you are seeking a rare piece of fine art, a gift of exquisite jewelry, appreciate stunning photography, or looking for a lovely keepsake from your visit to Sedona, the Arts Center has it all and more. The Arts Center is a 501(c)3 organization that offers all purchases without sales tax – almost a 10% savings. In addition, membership to the Sedona Arts Center provides an additional 10% off all gallery purchases as well as other benefits.
Members Art Gallery Hours: New Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Call 928-282-3865 for additional information. Visit our Online Gallery HERE.
Featuring Patti Barker, Mariann Leahy, Lyn and Ken Mikell, Karen Puckett, Isabel Simmer, and Janet Weaver
The Sedona Arts Center represents over 100 professional local and regional artists. The Fine Art Gallery on campus is a dynamic, ever-changing display of local talent in all dimensions and forms. Part of that dynamic is the bi-monthly featured artists program.
Inspiration rises from exploring rich color and texture combinations. Initially I was enamored with color, but one day color simply wasn’t enough. My newest work involves using inclusions, Shibori techniques and differential shrinkage to create rich, unique textures. In addition to Nuno felt, I use hand-dying, needle felting and bead embroidery to compliment the tactile and visual narratives of each piece of wearable art.
Mariann Leahy is a clay artist and painter. She paints stories in colorful glazes on mica rich clay slabs and forms. Nature, ancient myths and symbols are Mariann’s inspiration. Using clay that contains a mica-rich surface, she carefully draws stories in black glaze on fired clay. Each unique piece is then painted with several coats of glazes that come alive in “brilliant colors” during the second firing. Using acrylics for her paintings, she paints with a variety of dazzling colors to evoke an emotional response to nature and animal motifs.
Lyn and Ken Mikell
In 2006, they established a ceramic studio in their home in Cottonwood, where they collaborate on their own raku work. Ken does most of the wheel throwing, while Lyn creates the surface designs, inspired by the Arizona landscape they both love. After the firing process is finished, Lyn paints each unique vessel, hence the name, “painted raku”. Her “canvas” is the ceramic surface.
Karen is a visual artist playing with light, color, heat and glass. Part of her joy of working in the studio each day is combining positive and uplifting intentions with the creative inspirations she feels. This helps to infuse more meaning into her work.Over the years she has developed and refined many of her own techniques involving color combinations, glass combinations, hot-glass manipulation, custom findings, wire wrapping, wire embedding, grinding, and fire polishing which she believes gives her jewelry creations a unique look and feel.
Izzy Simmer grew up in the Boston area where winters were cold and knitting was passed from grandmothers to granddaughters. Moving to Sedona brought new inspiration to knit gorgeous, colorful artistic garments that will make you feel beautiful inside and out. She loves creating with quality fibers like alpaca, merino, silk and occasionally yak; the things that feel good coming through her fingers and onto the needles. She also believes it is important to teach others and share her love of knitting. She is never too busy to fix a stitch, share a pattern, or answer a question.
Janet paints more still life than anything, but probably because the models are not too shy to pose! Her inspiration can come from just about anything- whether its light, color combinations, or something beautiful. Regardless of the subject, you can expect lots of color and fine detail. Janet says as long as she can lift her hand, she will continue to paint.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sedona Arts Center’s Fine Art Gallery. We are now open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5pm.
Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations and serves as the creative heart of Sedona. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit organization is based at the Art Barn in Uptown and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley. The Center’s Fine Art Gallery promotes the original works of over 100 local artists and regularly offers special assistance for collectors and art buyers, offers private studio visits, and fosters hundreds of arts education opportunities each year.
Gallery Submission of Artwork
Artists are invited to submit a portfolio and application to be juried into the Members Fine Arts Gallery. Submissions are accepted once annually: July 1–31 | Click here for our submission guidelines
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