Karen Taylor Celebrates Native Cultures in October

American Horse by Karen Taylor (Detail)
American Horse by Karen Taylor (Detail)

Artists generally produce their best pieces when working with subjects they know intimately and love sincerely. For painter Karen Taylor, a lifetime of studying and interacting with native cultures has resulted in a rich body of works that honor indigenous peoples from all over the world.

Transparent by Karen Taylor
Transparent by Karen Taylor

Taylor is October’s featured artist at Hillside Sedona’s Art & Soul of Sedona (previously known as Movin’ On Gallery), and many of her finest pieces will be on display throughout the month. She will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of October 6, 2017. Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet fans, and the public is cordially invited.

Taylor was born and raised in San Francisco. She studied Anthropology in college and then moved to Nevada, where she lived and taught on a Shoshone Indian Reservation. The elegance of their way of life, coupled with the high desert light, is what first inspired her to preserve the legacy of native cultures in her paintings.

She then moved to Sun Valley, Idaho and became part of a lively and nurturing art community at The Sun Valley Art Center. For twenty five years, Taylor painted in acrylics and pastels there, specializing in large format faces of indigenous people from many countries.

Running Deer by Karen Taylor
Running Deer by Karen Taylor

She moved to Sedona in 2013, and although she hadn’t lived here previously, she feels like she has come home. “The Southwestern light makes me feel as if I’m floating on a sea of color,” she says. “The beauty, pride, and composure of the Native American people here have renewed my inspiration to embrace their rich artistic traditions.”

To foster authenticity in her works, Taylor studies images created by pioneering photographers like Edward Curtis, Carl Moon, and Frank Reinhardt. This helps her understand the traditional culture and clothing of eighteenth and nineteenth century Native Americans. Her paintings interpret and celebrate the faces, figures, and spirit of those peoples in a contemporary and colorful style.

Art & Soul of Sedona (previously known as Movin’ On Gallery) is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

American Horse by Karen Taylor
American Horse by Karen Taylor

The venue features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Jodie Ball, oils; Bill Caldwell, photographic art; Patricia Caldwell; fiber artist; Lorraine Fexas, glass art; Vicki Tara Gale, free form sculpture and jewelry; Carol Gandolfo, photography; Rick Gandolfo, acrylics; Deborah Leigh Givens, handmade wire-wrapped jewelry; Karen Hammer, stained glass, fused glass, leather jewelry; Pattie Hodel, pottery and glass; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Mona Knittle, jewelry; Harriet McInnis, oils; Glow Munoz, jewelry; Jim Peterson, photography; Alan Rios, metal and glass sculptures; Connie Sauvageau, art glass creations; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and paintings; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Dave Soto, metal and found objects sculpture; Karen Taylor, oil paintings; and Karl Williams, ceramics and metal.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 589-1916 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com .

Patricia Caldwell Is Featured Artist for September

Movement by Patricia Caldwell (Detail)
Movement by Patricia Caldwell (Detail)

For some artists, inspiration is everything. Improbable beginnings, false starts, and early setbacks end up meaning nothing once inspiration takes over. And a little encouragement never hurts either.

Fiber artist Patricia Caldwell, featured in September at Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery, is an excellent case in point. Although she flunked a sewing class in high school, she has gone on to become a nationally renowned quilter and fiber artist, known for her exquisite techniques and the refinement and expressiveness of her works.

Caldwell will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of September 1, 2017. Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans, and the public is cordially invited.

Sunrise Silhouette by Patricia Caldwell
Sunrise Silhouette by Patricia Caldwell

Originally from Massachusetts, Caldwell received degrees in Social Work and Child Psychology from the University of New Mexico. But those degrees were not what ultimately determined her future course.

Because she was married to a military man, she lived in a variety of places internationally. It was while living in England that she first learned quilting, and she then went on to start a quilting business in Virginia.

Her work quickly received national attention. She thus began designing and quilting for McCall’s Magazine and McCall’s Quick Quilts, and also began teaching quilting in the US and Germany. She has also written for Machine Quilting Unlimited and Quilting Arts magazines, and was featured on the cover of Das Patchwork Haus, a German quilting magazine.

But eventually she felt that she needed to expand the expressive range of her creativity. She thus took a year off from producing new pieces, instead taking classes and studying new techniques at every opportunity. This led her into a whole new world of fiber arts.

Movement by Patricia Caldwell
Movement by Patricia Caldwell

When she got back to work, she added many more fibers to her repertoire of materials, plus dyed wools, gemstones, other dyed fabrics, and many new techniques. More importantly, she says, “I was now better able to express things that reside deep in my soul, including my lifelong love of nature.”

She and her artist husband have now settled in the Sedona area, where she finds a powerful new energy in the many natural scenes and subjects she portrays in her elegant and sumptuous pieces. “Sometimes what inspires you is right in front of you!”, she observes.

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Jodie Ball, oils; Bill Caldwell, photographic art; Patricia Caldwell; fiber artist; Lorraine Fexas, glass art; Vicki Tara Gale, free form sculpture and jewelry; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Karen Hammer, stained glass, fused glass, leather jewelry; Pattie Hodel, pottery and glass; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Mona Knittle, jewelry; Harriet McInnis, oils; Glow Munoz, jewelry; Jim Peterson, photography; Connie Sauvageau, art glass creations; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and paintings; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Dave Soto, metal and found objects sculpture; Karen Taylor, oil paintings; and Karl Williams, ceramics and metal.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 589-1916 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com .

Movin’ On Gallery Features Karen Hammer

Leather Bracelet with Dichroic Glass by Karen Hammer - Detail
Leather Bracelet with Dichroic Glass by Karen Hammer – Detail

Some folks are just born to be artists. They develop an affinity for making art at an early age and never stop inventing new ways of expressing it. During August, Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery will be featuring such an artist, in the person of Karen Hammer.

Hammer will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of August 4, 2017. Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans, and the public is cordially invited.

Bell Rock Stained Glass by Karen Hammer
Bell Rock Stained Glass by Karen Hammer

Karen Hammer has lived an artist’s life since she was a young child. Growing up in Connecticut in a very artistic family, she received early training, mentoring, and inspiration not only from her parents and siblings but also from an influential teacher in a Montessori school she attended.

She went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, after which she got her start in the jewelry industry in New York City. Within a few years, she took up glass art as well, incorporating into it some of the ideas and design elements from her jewelry making. She also got involved in antique furniture restoration, in the process developing a profound appreciation for the value of fine craftsmanship.

Fred Dragonfly Stained Glass by Karen Hammer
Fred Dragonfly Stained Glass by Karen Hammer

After a decade in the Big Apple, Hammer was irresistibly drawn by the call of the West, and settled in the Sedona area. It was love at first sight for her, and she has never ceased being inspired by it. She has embraced the spiritual, metaphysical, and environmental points of view, and in them finds an endless source of creativity for her art works.

One result is the addition of recycled items such as bullet casings and pieces of leather to the repertoire of materials she works with. From these, she fashions one of a kind pieces such as bracelets and necklaces that combine her skills in glass work, leather work, bead work, and knitting, producing wearable art that is truly unmatched.

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Leather Bracelet with Dichroic Glass by Karen Hammer
Leather Bracelet with Dichroic Glass by Karen Hammer

Movin’ On features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Jodie Ball, oils; Bill Caldwell, photographic art; Patricia Caldwell; fiber artist; Lorraine Fexas, glass art; Vicki Tara Gale, free form sculpture and jewelry; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Karen Hammer, stained glass, fused glass, leather jewelry; Pattie Hodel, pottery and glass; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Mona Knittle, jewelry; Harriet McInnis, oils; Jim Peterson, photography; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and paintings; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Karen Taylor, oil paintings; and Karl Williams, ceramics and metal.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 589-1916 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com .

Under New Ownership, Movin’ On Gallery Features Bill Caldwell

Doe Mountain Sunset (Detail) by Bill Caldwell
Doe Mountain Sunset (Detail) by Bill Caldwell

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery has announced that it is under new ownership and will continue exhibiting Sedona’s best and most diverse collection of artworks from local artists. In addition, photographic artist Bill Caldwell has joined the venue as its newest resident artist and will be the featured artist during July.

The new owners are Joseph P. Anthony and Michelle Newman, both of whom are art lovers with strong track records as successful business managers.

Michelle Newman
Michelle Newman

They and Bill Caldwell will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of July 7, 2017. Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans, and the public is cordially invited.

Joseph Anthony is an experienced retailer who previously managed and operated a multimillion dollar men’s clothing business in Scottsdale. He is also widely known as a leading psychic and professional astrologer and has been featured on countless television and radio programs. He has been the astrologer of choice for many noted athletes, celebrities, and businesses.

Joseph Anthony
Joseph Anthony

Along with his wisdom of the stars and planets, Anthony enjoys and appreciates all forms of art. “I feel honored to participate in creating more beauty in the world by working with the talented artists of Movin’ On Gallery,” he says.

Newman and her husband Doug moved to Sedona from Pittsburgh six years ago. She has since worked with several non-profits in the area, promoting art shows and redesigning store interiors. She also spent the last two years managing the Humane Society of Sedona’s thrift stores. During that time, their Paw Prints outlet was voted “Best Consignment/Bargain Store” in the Red Rock Reader’s Choice Awards.

Because of her involvement with local arts events and their participating artists, she feels that Movin’ On Gallery is a perfect fit for her interests. “My focus,” she notes, “is on giving the artists an outlet for their magnificent creations and connecting them with their customers through special events and promotions.”

Icebound 3 by Bill Caldwell
Icebound 3 by Bill Caldwell

Former gallery owner Patricia Priolo and her husband Chuck have handed the venue over to the new owners so that Patricia can devote more time to creating her art works. She will continue to exhibit in the gallery.

Originally from Southern California, Bill Caldwell earned a B.A. in Photography from the renowned Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and while there was inspired by the seminal work of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Now residing in Cottonwood, he has always been amazed by the stunning beauty of the Red Rock Country and the surrounding Southwest region. “I feel a very strong spiritual connection to this land,” he observes. “Thus, my artwork comes from a place of profound reverence and appreciation for our beautiful planet.”

Doe Mountain Sunset by Bill Caldwell
Doe Mountain Sunset by Bill Caldwell

His photographic works are in the style and vibrant colors of a photorealistic painting. Using a wide angle lens and advanced digital techniques, he stitches multiple images together to create huge panoramic landscapes up to 8 feet wide. He then meticulously applies sophisticated digital tools and filters to create more artistically expressive effects. “My aim,” he says, “is always to create something beautiful and to communicate the feeling of awe and wonder that I feel when I witness the incredible beauty of the natural world.”

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass art; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Lenore Hemingway, glass artist; Monte Voepel, ceramics; Karl Williams, ceramics and metal; Mona Knittle, jewelry; and Bill Caldwell, photographic art.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 589-1916 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com .

 

Movin’ On Gallery Celebrates Two Junes

Noah's Ark by June Payne Hart (Detail)
Noah’s Ark by June Payne Hart (Detail)

As always, the month of June is bustin’ out right on schedule, and this year Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is celebrating with a June of its own. Specifically, the stunning wildlife paintings of guest artist June Payne Hart will be featured in the venue during the month.

Elephant Necklace with Pearls by Mona Knittle
Elephant Necklace with Pearls by Mona Knittle

In addition, Movin’ On is proud to introduce its latest resident artist, Hawaiian jeweler Mona Knittle, whose colorful works embody the rich cultural heritage of her childhood.

Hart and Knittle will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of June 2, 2017. Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans, and the public is cordially invited.

First Born II by June Payne Hart
First Born II by June Payne Hart

Although she was scolded for her earliest artistic endeavors (at the age of three), June Payne Hart persisted and eventually became the youngest student ever accepted to study art at the Birmingham College of Arts in her native England. She graduated with honors and later went on to get an additional degree in Art History.

She became a design consultant for Harrods of London and chief designer for Accord Publications greeting cards, which were distributed worldwide. She subsequently left the corporate world, moved to Arizona and then San Francisco and, as her work became more widely recognized, exhibited in art shows and galleries there as well as in Monterey Bay and Carmel.

Noah's Ark by June Payne Hart
Noah’s Ark by June Payne Hart

Hart and her husband Ron moved to Sedona over two decades ago, and her paintings have continued to receive ever greater accolades and honors. In the last two years, for example, her works have taken first and third place awards at the prestigious Phippen Art Museum show in Prescott.

Hart’s paintings have been acquired for private collections worldwide, including that of the British Royal Family, and have been licensed for greeting cards, puzzles, cross-stitch, fabrics, and many other products. In addition, her moving wildlife images are used to support the missions of organizations such as Colorado’s Morris Animal Foundation and The Hummingbird Society.

Leaf Necklace by Mona Knittle
Leaf Necklace by Mona Knittle

Jeweler Mona Knittle is Movin’ On’s newest artist, and also one of the most inventive. She combines meticulously hand crafted paper beads with other materials to create striking, one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets.

Even though she developed her bead making methods long after moving to Sedona, Knittle’s art is ultimately inspired by her experiences as a young girl growing up in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii. “In my home state,” she notes, “beauty is found in the simplest of things – shells on the beach, flowers in bloom, even the gentle caressing of waves on the shore. In that spirit, I try to keep each of my creations simple and unique.”

Each individual bead is fashioned from a piece of colored paper that is precisely cut to give the bead its final size and shape. The beads are finished by coating them with two layers of epoxy, ensuring that they retain the colors, designs, and textures of the original paper. They are then assembled with other materials, such as metal beads, cultured pearls, and miniature figures, to create captivating pieces that can be worn with any wardrobe.

Purple Necklace with Bracelet by Mona Knittle
Purple Necklace with Bracelet by Mona Knittle

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass art; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Lenore Hemingway, glass artist; Judith Victorson, ceramics; Monte Voepel, ceramics; Karl Williams, ceramics and metal; and Mona Knittle, jewelry.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com .

Harriet McInnis Featured at Movin’ On Gallery

Haystacks by Harriet McInnis
Haystacks (Detail) by Harriet McInnis

Painter Harriet McInnis has loved the arts since she was a small child, and that love deepened considerably when she lived in Florence, Italy, for a year while in college. It is reflected in her lovingly composed paintings of country scenes and natural subjects, many of which will be featured during May at Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery.

Reflections by Harriet McInnis
Reflections by Harriet McInnis

McInnis will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of May 5, 2017. Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans, and the public is cordially invited.

Harriet McInnis was born and raised in New Jersey. At the age of 9 she had the good fortune to encounter a pivotal teacher who recognized her potential as an artist. As a result, she studied art for the rest of her schooling, graduating from Syracuse University with a dual major in Fine Art and Political Science.

Oak Creek by Harriet McInnis
Oak Creek by Harriet McInnis

She went on to a successful and varied career in the corporate world, with stints in such diverse areas as Customer Relations, Sales Promotion, Human Resources, and Corporate Management. But she always longed to get back to her roots and again get involved in the arts.

That opportunity came for McInnis after she moved to Sedona. She enthusiastically took up painting, studying under Mary Bell Leavenworth, Gretchen Lopez, Vince Fazio, Michael Chesley Johnson, Christine Debrosky, and Julie Gilbert Pollard, and quickly mastered the medium. She is inspired primarily by nature and landscapes, but has lately broadened her range of subjects to include travel themes, wild animals, and people.

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona). It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Haystacks by Harriet McInnis
Haystacks by Harriet McInnis

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Lenore Hemingway, glass artist; Monte Voepel, ceramics; and Karl Williams, ceramics and metal.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily. For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com .

Movin’ On Gallery Features Karl Williams and Jim Peterson

Nocturnal Refuge (Detail) by Jim Peterson
Nocturnal Refuge (Detail) by Jim Peterson

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is pleased to announce that its guest artist program will continue in April with an exhibit by renowned ceramist Karl Williams.  Williams will show a captivating collection of his recent pieces.

In addition, resident photographer Jim Peterson will be showing a selection of his works that have recently been honored in international art competitions.

Vase with Metal Stand by Karl Williams
Vase with Metal Stand by Karl Williams

Both artists will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of April 7, 2017.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans, and the public is cordially invited.

Karl Williams got involved in artistic pursuits as a child in Oklahoma, but initially felt his creations were too personal to be shared.  Fortunately, a high school teacher noticed and nurtured his talent, and his works began to be seen and appreciated.  After high school, he walked a number of paths in life, including construction, clergy, international aid work, and welding and metal fabrication, but his interest in art never faded.

Vase with Cane Handl by Karl Williams
Vase with Cane Handl by Karl Williams

Eventually, while an injury kept him homebound, Williams began designing pieces that combined clay and metal, and his imagination took flight.  Studies under Dennis Ott at the Sedona Arts Center helped him master the art of glazing and firing, and his career as a ceramist quickly mushroomed.

Williams uses a wide range of natural materials, including wood, glass, stone, steel, copper, cane, and clay, to express the passion and inspiration he gets from nature.  Among his newest pieces are faces that reflect grief, surprise, anguish and acceptance, revealing a journey of emotions that gives viewers an opportunity to look within themselves.  “I don’t plan for that in my pieces,” he notes. “Instead, I give them the freedom to become what they are meant to be.“

The Pinnacle by Jim Peterson
The Pinnacle by Jim Peterson

Photographer Jim Peterson is inspired by a lifelong love of the natural world and the human spaces we have created within it, which in turn was a very predictable result of growing up in the Southwest. “If my works convey a bit of reverence for our threatened planet and its infinitely varied territories and inhabitants,” he notes, “then I feel that I am happily serving my mission.”

Peterson has long been known for his elegant images of the natural world, and has more recently developed a body of work using infrared cameras.  His photos have won awards and recognition in a number of international art competitions, and have lately been celebrated by the City of Sedona in a three month exhibition at City Hall.

Nocturnal Refuge by Jim Peterson
Nocturnal Refuge by Jim Peterson

Ten of Peterson’s images were recently honored in two international art competitions.  The jury for the International Color Awards nominated five of his images as finalists, and one, “Lone Cottonwood in Pool Canyon”, received the Second Place – Merit of Excellence award in the Nature category.  Meanwhile, five other images of his were accepted into a juried exhibit titled “Seeing Blue” sponsored by New York’s Gallery 25N.  Peterson will have a collection of these images on display during April.

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona).  It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Lenore Hemingway, glass artist; and Monte Voepel, ceramics.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.  For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com  .

Movin’ On Gallery Features Soto and Peterson

American Bald Eagle by Dave Soto
American Bald Eagle by Dave Soto

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is pleased to celebrate the arrival of spring by featuring a special exhibit by metal artist Dave Soto plus new works by photographer Jim Peterson.

Both artists will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of March 3, 2017.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Javelinas by Dave Soto
Javelinas by Dave Soto

Dave Soto, a retired Firefighter and Fire Station Commander from California who is now a member of the Board of the Sedona Fire District, is a self-taught artist who has never been constrained by artistic convention.  He has embraced oil painting, metal working, wood carving, and working with recycled materials and found objects such as metal rebar, old horse shoes, and used clay roof tiles.

But he’s never stopped searching for new materials and methods, and his latest innovation is sheet metal art, which he creates like nobody else.  Unique to his technique is the manner in which the shapes and textures of his subjects are created. Using various sanding discs plus the heat generated by sanding the metal surface, colors are drawn from the metal to shape his subjects.  Textured metal surfaces are then layered to provide an iridescent, 3-D effect.

American Bald Eagle by Dave Soto
American Bald Eagle by Dave Soto

Soto, formerly a resident artist at Movin’ On, has returned for a special exhibit of his recent metal works.  “What I find especially appealing about these works is the way they respond as the viewer moves around them,” he notes.  “The shimmering textures and colors of the metal surfaces really make the piece come alive.”

Monsoon Storm over White Mountains by Jim Peterson
Monsoon Storm over White Mountains by Jim Peterson

Photographer Jim Peterson has long been known for his elegant images of the natural world, and has more recently developed a body of work using infrared cameras.  His work has won awards and recognition in a number of international photography competitions, and has recently been celebrated by the City of Sedona in a three month exhibition with two other artists (Clark Sheppard and Shey Khandro) at City Hall.  That exhibit runs through the end of March.

Peterson’s work is inspired by a lifelong love of the natural world, which in turn was a very predictable result of growing up in the Southwest.  “If my images convey a bit of reverence for our threatened planet and its beautiful territories and inhabitants,” he notes, “then I feel that I am happily serving my mission.”

Nest of Hoodoos, Bisti Badlands, New Mexico by Jim Peterson
Nest of Hoodoos, Bisti Badlands, New Mexico ©2016 James D Peterson. Mother Earth creates a haunting embodiment of her inner moods in this eerie landscape.

During March, he will be showing a variety of new pieces, including several infrared images, from recent travels through the South and Southwest, plus portraits of wildlife that he has made in the last couple of years.

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona).  It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Lenore Hemingway, glass artist; Monte Voepel, ceramics; and Lon Walters, metal sculpture.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.  For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com  .

Movin’ On Gallery Features 2 New Artists

Fun Flight 2 by Lon Walters
Fun Flight 2 by Lon Walters

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is pleased to announce that two wonderful new artists have recently joined the venue and will be featured in February.  Master potter Monte Voepel is known for the rich colors and elegant designs of his exquisite pieces, while noted metal artist Lon Walters brings a virtuoso’s touch to his intricate and whimsical creations.

In addition, Susan Shatreau-Janisky will continue showing her collection of original Native American art, and Zen painter Shaeri Richards will extend her exhibit of her “Heart Art” series.

These artists will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of February 3, 2017.

Torch Vase by Monte Voepel
Torch Vase by Monte Voepel

The gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Monte Voepel learned the skills of a potter at Webster College in St. Louis, where he received a BA in Art.  For 18 years he supported his family in New Mexico at the potter’s wheel, selling his work in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque and also teaching ceramics at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

His tableware is made on the potter’s wheel, but some of his ornate vases also employ hand-building techniques.  After many years of experimentation with glazes and firing techniques, Voepel has developed a broad palette of colorful glaze combinations which grace his functional and decorative stoneware.

Fantasy Flight 2 by Lon Walters
Fantasy Flight 2 by Lon Walters

Lon Walters had a long career as a naval aviator, but he has worn many other hats as well: business owner, baker, columnist, author, and artist.  He must have been wearing the latter one when he enrolled in welding classes, because he emerged from them with a new passion for metal sculpture.

Walters brings that passion, plus an eye for detail and a keen sense of humor, to bear each time he dreams up a new piece.  His droll pieces, often depicting flying machines and vehicles, reflect his love of aviation and all things mechanical.

Lily Vase by Monte Voepel
Lily Vase by Monte Voepel

Susan Shatreau-Janisky learned traditional native crafts from her family, and over the years has extended the classic designs by adding original elements of her own creation.  Her specialties include custom made medicine bags beaded on native tanned deer skin, beaded cuff bracelets, elk skin crossbody bags, and sterling silver or wire wrapped jewelry incorporating turquoise, bone, oyster shell, and other materials.

Shaeri Richards’ Zen paintings are created through a meditative process in which each painting is inspired by an essence or quality.  The paintings in her Heart Art series are suffused with the spirit of love and tenderness, in celebration of Saint Valentine’s day.

Fun Flight 2 by Lon Walters
Fun Flight 2 by Lon Walters

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona).  It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Andre Renard, copper & brass sculptures; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Clark Sheppard, paintings; Lenore Hemingway, glass artist; Monte Voepel, ceramics; and Lon Walters, metal sculpture.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.  For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com  .

Movin’ On Gallery Blends Zen Art and Romance for the New Year

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is always on the lookout for something new and original, and the arrival of the new year provides a perfect opportunity to put that into practice. With her series of Zen paintings called Heart Art, the venue’s guest artist for January, Shaeri Richards, blends Asian and Western traditions in a collection that nicely heralds Valentine’s day.

Love Call by Shaeri Richards
Love Call by Shaeri Richards

Richards will be on hand to meet the public at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of January 6, 2017.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Shaeri Richards is well known locally for her work as a filmmaker, improvisational theater artist, and musician, but her work in those areas represents only a fraction of her remarkable creative range.

As a radio and television journalist, she has written, directed and produced a PBS documentary that aired nationally; wrote, edited, and narrated several award winning radio documentaries; wrote, directed and edited an award winning short film; and authored an award-winning spiritual self-help book titled “Dancing with your Dragon: The Art of Loving your Unlovable Self.” She continues to support people on their spiritual journeys with her work as a coach and certified hypnotherapist.

And as if that weren’t enough, Richards has also been developing her skills as a visual artist for the past several years, sparked by the teachings of Alok Hsu Kwang-han, a Chinese Zen Master Painter living in Sedona.  Kwang-han was also the subject of her latest film, produced jointly with her husband.

Heart of Hearts by Shaeri Richards
Heart of Hearts by Shaeri Richards

Richards’ Zen paintings are created through a meditative process in which each painting is inspired by an essence or quality.  The paintings in her Heart Art series are suffused with the spirit of love and tenderness, in anticipation of Saint Valentine’s day next month.

Movin’ On Gallery is located on the second level of Hillside Sedona Center at 671 State Route 179 (about ½ mile south of the “Y” in Sedona).  It is dedicated to introducing new artists and to showing recent works by some of the best-known artists working in Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Movin’ On currently features an impressive array of resident artists, including: Lorraine Fexas, glass; Andre Renard, copper & brass sculptures; Pat Priolo, gourds and jewelry; Sharon Hall, clay sculptures; Jodie Ball, oils; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes and painting; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Judith Victorson, ceramics; Clark Sheppard, paintings; and Lenore Hemingway, glass artist.

The gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.  For more information, call (928) 282-8143 or visit www.MovinOnGallery.com  .