Lectures, Presentations, Critiques to Support Sedona Artists!
The Business of Art Series Arts Center Offering Professional Development for You!
To help develop our creative community in 2017, the Arts Center is offering a series of free Business of Art workshops that cover all sorts of essential topics. It begins with a presentation by gallerist and author J. Jason Horejs at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, January 23, at 6:30pm. He will be speaking on his successful strategies for creating relationships with collectors and closing sales. Jason is the owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale and is the author of two books for artists, Starving to Successful and How to Sell Art. Attorney Bill GIlliam will follow at the Arts Center on January 30 with a discussion of Art and Law, and Isabelle Cozart will speak on Working wiht Galleries on February 6. A session on Portfolios and Statements, and two critiques will follow. See below for more information.
This community outreach program is made possible thanks to support from the City of Sedona, Kling Family Foundation, and Arizona Commission on the Arts—as well as all of our generous members and patrons. To learn more, click below or keep reading...
How to Sell Art! J. Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery Scottsdale Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Monday January 23, 6:30 to 8pm
Selling does not come easily to a lot of artists, but it may be essential to your success.
Our Business of Art Series begins with J. Jason Horejs presentation at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre How to Sell Art. Jason is the owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale and is the author of two books for artists, Starving to Successful and How to Sell Art. Jason has been a gallery owner for nearly 25 years and will present his personal strategies for creating relationships with collectors and closing sales.
Art and Law Bill Gilliam, Attorney Monday, January 30, 6:30 to 7:30 pm South Studio
Mr. Gilliam will give a lecture and answer general questions about the artist and the law.
He will also provide an overview of the artist’s rights with respect to copyright/trademark issues and will cover consignment agreements.
Working with Galleries Isabelle Cozart of Lanning Gallery
Monday, February 6, 6:30 to 7:30 pm South Studio
Isabelle Cozart, manager of Lanning Gallery in Sedona, will talk about how to choose and
approach galleries for representation and how to maintain a good relationship with your
gallery. Q & A and stories from the inside perspective.
Portfolios and Statements Kelli Klymenko and Cyndi Thau
Monday, February 13, 6:30 to 7:30 pm South Studio
The marketing director and the gallery director at the Sedona Arts Center will guide artists in preparing professional portfolios and a number of uses and strategies for the Artist’s
2–D Critique Julie B. Engelmann, Christine Debrosky, M.L. Coleman
Monday, February 27, 6:30 to 8 pm South Studio
3–D Critique Kim Kori, Susan Kliewer, Dennis Ott
Monday, March 6, 6:30 to 8 pm South Studio
A critique session gives you a chance to see your own work from a new vantage point.
Hearing perspectives on your work from a variety of professional artists in different mediums and with different backgrounds in a friendly group setting can help you appreciate aspects of your own work and process.
Six decades ago, a group of creative people decided to turn Sedona into a place of artistic learning and creative expression. The population of the area at that time was less than 400 people, most of whom were ranchers, orchard workers, and merchants. In 1956, the community embraced the first Sedona Summer Art program—with classes in painting, sculpture, and Native American arts—and our town's creative ethic and its visionary little Arts Cetner have been growing ever since.
In 1958, the Verde Valley School art department head, Egyptian sculptor Nassan Gobran, and a dozen other civic leaders founded the organization that would become Sedona Arts Center. A few years later, with support form the town’s small Chamber of Commerce, we acquired a former apple orchard warehouse that became known as the Art Barn in what is now Uptown Sedona. The first exhibition featured works by Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, and the early years included arts education, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, language and dance classes, and live theatre.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the barn and Arts Center became a genuine hub of creative activity, artistic development, cultural events, and community-building. Today, we keep that tradition and operate an expanded campus, a fine art gallery that represents 110 local artists, and a school that offers over 200 classes and workshops each year. Sedona Arts Center also presents innovative collaborative projects like Peace Paper Workshops, Loving Bowls, the 12 x 12 Project, Plein Air festivals, Sedona Ukulele Posse,and community projects like the VOC Arts Annex.
Now 60 years after the first arts experiment, channeling the same bold and fearless dream of creative community, we renew our commitment to creative placemaking in Sedona. With a nod to Gobran and his legacy, your local Arts Center has set out to build a model for 21st century' small town cultural provision. We know the power of creative people, unexpected collaborations, togetherness, and efforts that express cultural identity. All of us at Sedona Arts Center are grateful for the past 60 years, and excited about all the creative ideas and projects that are yet to come!