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  .

Movin’ On Gallery Celebrates Holidays with Glass and Wreaths

Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas

The holiday spirit is afoot in full force, and Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is celebrating by bringing back the popular Festival of the Wreaths, organized by Sandee Kinnen, which benefits the Sedona Public Library.  Glass artist Lorraine Fexas, the month’s featured artist, will add to the festivities with a variety of holiday-themed items on display.

The public is cordially invited to meet Kinnen and Fexas at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of December 2, 2016.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Color Block by Lorraine Fexas
Color Block by Lorraine Fexas

For 11 Years Movin’ On Gallery artist Sandee Kinnen, along with volunteers from the Friends of the Sedona Public Library organization, worked tirelessly to make the annual Festival of the Wreaths event a success.  The event has been on hiatus for the last two years, but thanks to Kinnen’s diligent efforts, it’s now back in a new venue at Movin’ On.

Kinnen, along with past Library president Pat Jansen, current Library president David Simmer, and Library Director Virginia Volkman, will be present at Movin’ On’s Dec. 2 reception to meet the public and show off the beautiful wreaths.  Proceeds from wreath sales will benefit Library programs such as summer reading, the Arizona Humanities Council, and teen theater.

Lorraine Fexas’ love of glass was kindled when she moved to Sedona and became a member of the Sedona Arts Center.  She continues developing her skills by attending numerous glass workshops and seminars, and has also teaches fused glass techniques.

Fused Glass Pendant #2 by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Pendant #2 by Lorraine Fexas

Fexas has also been commissioned for a variety of art installations for private collectors nationwide.  She designs fused glass plates, bowls, wall pieces, jewelry, and other decorative and functional items, and her work is exhibited widely throughout the region.

For the holiday season, Fexas has created a range of beautiful dichroic glass pieces that will make treasured, one-of-a-kind gifts.  New and gift-worthy additions to her collection include colorful glass jewelry, Menorahs, Christmas tree ornaments, and holiday coasters.  She will also have a variety of her functional and decorative everyday works on exhibit.

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.

Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas
Fused Glass Plate #2 by Lorraine Fexas

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; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; 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  .

Movin’ On Gallery Features Judith J. Victorson

Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson
Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson

For many folks, November is the month when the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.  So it is apropos that ceramist Judith J. Victorson will be the featured artist at Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery.  Holiday shoppers will find plenty of fine gift items among her works – and they might just select some for their own collection as well.

The public is cordially invited to meet Victorson at the venue’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of November 4, 2016.  Many of the gallery’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Tea Set by Judith J. Victorson
Tea Set by Judith J. Victorson

Ceramics has been the life-long passion of Victorson.  Her career in Healthcare Administration took her to many interesting places throughout the US and provided the opportunity to study with a variety of accomplished ceramic artists.

Beatrice Wood and Vivika and Otto Heino in Ojai, California were responsible for her early development.   Susan Peterson of Carefree AZ provided inspiration which was passed on to her daughter Jan Peterson, under whom Victorson studied.  She also spent many creative hours in the ceramics program under Dennis Ott at the Sedona Arts Center.

Most recently she studied with Paul Latos at the Lynn Studio in Wheeling, West Virginia, and had the honor of displaying her work at the Wheeling Oglebay Steifel Art Institute.

Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson
Ceramic Bowl Set by Judith J. Victorson

Her specialty is creating stylish and functional pottery in porcelain and stoneware for daily use and enjoyment.  “The colors I favor are bold, harmonious, and playful,” she says.  “I hope everyone perceives them as reminders of the beauty of life.”

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; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; 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  .

Teree Settembrino Shows New Works at Movin’ On Gallery

Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino (Detail)
Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino (Detail)

Longtime Sedona resident Teree Settembrino has been incubating ideas for original art works for many years, and Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is pleased to be the venue where her latest creations will be unveiled.  Settembrino will exhibit a series of new paintings as the featured artist for October.

Wind Chimes by Teree Settembrino (Detail)
Wind Chimes by Teree Settembrino (Detail)

The public is cordially invited to meet Settembrino at Movin’ On’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of October 7, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Teree Settembrino’s passion for art was kindled during her childhood in Boston.  Her mother was an artist, and Teree absorbed her mother’s love for art while watching her mother work.  At an early age, Teree took the initiative to begin painting and to study the works of established artists in galleries and museums.

Abstract #1 by Teree Settembrino
Abstract #1 by Teree Settembrino

After moving to Arizona, Settembrino studied under Teri Hood and Wendy Smith Byrd, and began making jewelry, wind chimes, paintings, mixed media pieces, and decorated boxes.  She sold her first piece in 2000, and has been exhibiting in local galleries since 2003.

“My works are full of life, spirit, and love,” she says.  “I practice or work on my art every day, and my works are like family to me.”

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.

Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino
Abstract #3 by Teree Settembrino

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; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Ernest Duran, acrylics; 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  .

Movin’ On Gallery Features Talbot and Shatreau-Janisky

The Salesmen by Julie Talbot
The Salesmen by Julie Talbot

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is always on the lookout for noteworthy artists to showcase, and the venue is thus proud to be able to feature two award-winning local artists in September.  Julie Talbot, long known as one the area’s premier watercolorists, will be showing a collection of her recent works, and Susan Shatreau-Janisky will be exhibiting a variety of her elegant native art, including silver and wire-wrapped jewelry, beadwork, and leather pieces.

The public is cordially invited to meet these artists at Movin’ On’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of September 2, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Fossilized Horn Coil Necklace by Susan Shatreau-Janisky
Fossilized Horn Coil Necklace by Susan Shatreau-Janisky

Susan Shatreau-Janisky was born in upstate New York of Algonquin, Mohawk & French Canadian ancestry.   She lived and worked in California for many years before moving to Northern Arizona.

She learned traditional native crafts from her family, and over the years has extended the classic designs she inherited 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.

Beaded Crossbody Bag by Susan Shatreau-Janisky
Beaded Crossbody Bag by Susan Shatreau-Janisky

Shatreau-Janisky has participated in a wide range of native and regional arts events and organizations, including a stint as a Director and officer in the International Wire Jewelry Guild Artists organization.  She has shown her work in many galleries in California and Arizona.

Julie Talbot is renowned throughout Northern Arizona for the fine details and vibrant colors of her distinctive watercolor paintings.  Her favored subjects include flowers, animals, and rural scenes that often include antique vehicles.

Tropical Beauty by Julie Talbot
Tropical Beauty by Julie Talbot

“I work from a careful drawing because accuracy is important to me,” she notes.  “The fun comes in dropping color into a wet area such as a fender to make rust or a flower petal to create a luminous glow. I love to let the paint do the work on the paper rather than blending colors on the palette; it gives a fresher look.”

Talbot has received numerous awards for her work in exhibits of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society, the Sedona Arts Center and the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition.  “I’m especially pleased by the number of People’s Choice awards I’ve received,” she says, “because those reflect the spontaneous reaction of my audience.”

The Salesmen by Julie Talbot
The Salesmen by Julie Talbot

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; Grace Sky Martinez, spiritual and Native American art; Jodie Ball, oils; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; Ernest Duran, acrylics; and Judith Victorson, 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  .

Wolter and Hudgens Featured at Movin’ On Gallery

Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens
Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens

Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery is continuing its run of exciting guest artists by featuring local artists Joanie Wolter and Bruce Hudgens during.  Many of Wolter’s latest fiber clay sculptures and Hudgens’ paintings will be on exhibit throughout the month.

Mask 1 by Joanie Wolter
Mask 1 by Joanie Wolter

The public is invited to meet these artists at Movin’ On’s popular First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of August 5, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

 

Prior to moving to Sedona, Joanie Wolter was a lifelong resident of Southern California, where she had a long and rewarding career teaching “at risk” students in alternative educational settings.  She got her start as an artist during her spare time while still teaching, but after she retired and moved to Sedona, her art became a full time passion.

Mask 3 by Joanie Wolter
Mask 3 by Joanie Wolter

She studied and worked in several mediums before discovering fiber clay sculpting, which she mastered quickly and enthusiastically.  “The whimsical pieces I create reflect who I am – a little goofy and fun loving,” she notes.  In the last seven years, her pieces have won several awards in local and regional shows.  She has also taught fiber clay sculpting to many students at her own studio and in numerous other places around Arizona and California.

In addition to the slightly quirky human and animal figures for which she has become known, Wolter has recently begun fashioning masks of stylized, bird-like characters in her unique style.  “I made my first mask in response to a customer request,” she says, “and soon fell in love with creating these oddball personas.  They’ve now taken on a life of their own!”

Wet Beaver Creek by Bruce Hudgens
Wet Beaver Creek by Bruce Hudgens

Bruce Hudgens grew up in Elgin, Illinois, but he moved to Colorado for his education and has lived in the West ever since.  With degrees in Anthropology and Archaeology, he worked as a cultural resource manager and community college teacher before moving into arts management as an Art Director and gallery owner.  This, in turn, led him to start creating his own art works, relatively late in life.

His career as an artist took off quickly, with his first solo show coming during his second year at the Coconino Center for The Arts.  That was soon followed by exhibits in a number of other venues throughout Northern Arizona, plus representation in many galleries.  He has also been instrumental in helping to organize and conduct a variety of civic arts programs, and has published a series of articles on Native American Arts and Crafts.

Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens
Moran Point, Grand Canyon by Bruce Hudgens

His early paintings were in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, but he soon moved to landscapes, influenced by the beauty of his surroundings in Flagstaff and Sedona.  Many of his recent landscapes will be on display at Movin’ On during the 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; Grace Sky Martinez, spiritual and Native American art; Mary Ratner, photography; Jodie Ball, oils; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; Helen McLuckie, oil pastels; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; and Judith Victorson, 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  .

 

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Movin’ On Gallery Features Rima Thundercloud and Jim Peterson

Turkey Feather Mask by Rima Thundercloud
Turkey Feather Mask by Rima Thundercloud

With summer in full swing, the coolest local destination on First Friday in July will be Hillside Sedona’s Movin’ On Gallery, where guest artist Rima Thundercloud and featured artist Jim Peterson will be on hand to showcase some of their latest creations.

The public is invited to enjoy a cordial gathering and meet these artists at Movin’ On’s First Friday reception, 5-8PM on the evening of July 1, 2016.  Many of the venue’s other resident artists will also be present to host the evening’s festivities and greet visitors and fans.

Rima Thundercloud is an artist whose deeply personal works always embody the spiritual and cultural heritage of her early days.  She fondly recalls her Iroquois and Ojibway upbringing in Minnesota and Michigan, where at a very young age she began making creations with rocks, shells, feathers, and “anything natural that I could transform into a new beauty.”

Blue Ceremonial Mask by Rima Thundercloud
Blue Ceremonial Mask by Rima Thundercloud

Building on the traditions of her family and elders, she began supporting herself and her three children by selling intricate feathered adornment masks, shields, and other ceremonial pieces throughout the country.  She also taught at the Duluth Art Institute and won many awards from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Denver Southwest Native American Art Show, and various other organizations and shows.

“My life is a spiritual journey and my art forms represent what I live, breathe, walk, and talk,” she says.  “I feel that Nature is my palette and that transformation through ceremonial adornment is my endeavor.  My art is the poetry of my being.”

Ice Sold Here: Elfrida, Arizona (Infrared) by Jim Peterson
Ice Sold Here: Elfrida, Arizona (Infrared) by Jim Peterson

Photographer Jim Peterson is another artist whose work has been profoundly shaped by his early experience.  As a kid growing up in northwestern New Mexico, he acquired an undying affinity for the deserts and mountains of the Southwest, developed during his own wanderings plus frequent family trips throughout the region.

Peterson’s subjects thus range from small, intimate portraits of wild beings to majestic, room-sized landscapes and panoramas, plus occasional abstract or experimental compositions.  His works have appeared in numerous shows and galleries in the area and have been acquired by collectors worldwide, and one of his images recently won the “First Place – Outstanding Achievement” award in an international competition.

Bell Rock, South Face (Infrared) by Jim Peterson
Bell Rock, South Face (Infrared) by Jim Peterson

Peterson has expanded his creative range in the last couple of years by taking up infrared photography, which has given him new and expressive ways of interpreting the world around us.  His exhibit at Movin’ On Gallery includes several examples of his infrared images, as well as some of his newest color landscapes from recent travels.

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; Grace Sky Martinez, spiritual and Native American art; Mary Ratner, photography; Jodie Ball, oils; Patty Miller, multimedia, painting, and sculpture; Harriet McInnis, oils; Helen McLuckie, oil pastels; Terry Davis, wood carving; David Soto, recycled material sculptures; Teree Settembrino, wind chimes; Rick Gandolofo, acrylics; Carol Gandlofo, photography; Jim Peterson, photography; Sandee Kinnen, fused Glass; Rachel Bulisky, mixed media on stone; and Judith Victorson, 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  .