Art Gallery, Uptown Sedona
Featuring over 100 local and regional artists!
Sedona Arts Center represents over 100 professional local and regional artists. The 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 where a section of the overall gallery allows for a special group exhibition of selected artists.
Sedona Arts Center’s Art Gallery showcases the largest selection in Sedona of artwork by local artists. If you are seeking a rare piece of 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. Sedona Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers all purchases without sales tax – almost a 10% savings. In addition, becoming a donor to Sedona Arts Center provides an additional 10% off all gallery purchases as well as other benefits.
Our Uptown Gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sundays 12noon–5pm.
*PLEASE NOTE: Our Gallery Store will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
We look forward to seeing you at Sedona Arts Center’s Gallery! Call 928-282-3865 for additional information. Visit our Online Gallery HERE.
November – December 2023
The Gallery Shop at the Sedona Arts Center is pleased to announce ceramicist Neil Kennedy as its featured artist for the months of November and December 2023 along with the works from the 19th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival.
Kennedy’s artworks meld a spiritual simplicity with a figurative rhythm and physical energy. His ceramic pieces range from functional thrown forms to coil and slab-built figurative sculptures. Current artworks meld thrown forms, slabs, altering, incising and sculpting. His oeuvre reflects the spiritual energy and the magical natural beauty of Sedona, and his pieces are represented in collections throughout the Southwest, Southern California and New England.
“Our Gallery Shop sells ceramics, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and mixed media by more than 90 local and regional artists, more than any other store in Sedona,” says Julie Richard, CEO of Sedona Arts Center. “Our bi-monthly featured artist program highlights the incredible work of artists, like Neil, whose artwork is inspired by this region.”
Kennedy grew up in New England where he was influenced by Cape Cod ceramicists. After studying figurative and Renaissance art in Rome, Italy, he returned to the United States and continued his studies with the nation’s leading ceramicists. After working in the sports marketing world, he moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where he deepened his artistic commitment, began working in clay full time and started the search for his artistic voice. Later inspiration was found in the raw beauty of the mountains of Lake Arrowhead, CA. In 2018, Kennedy relocated to Sedona, Ariz. where he remains enveloped by the stunning landscapes. His studio overlooks Boynton Canyon and Thunder Mountain.
Kennedy also teaches at SAC. His 2023-2024 winter, spring and summer fine art courses include Hand Building and Pottery Wheel for Beginners. “Neil is one of our most popular instructors at SAC,” says Richard. “His classes are enjoyed by beginning and experienced ceramicists of all ages. His upcoming class is already sold out!”
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. Artists are invited to submit a portfolio and application to be juried into the Members Fine Arts Gallery. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis | Click here for our submission guidelines