event | 15 Year Anniversary Celebrations
Sep 01, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Against the backdrop of beautiful red rocks in West Sedona lies one of Sedona’s art treasures: Goldenstein Gallery. This beloved landmark gallery celebrates their 15th Anniversary this October and November! Several distinctive events are planned to celebrate the occasion including four artist’s receptions, special pricing in gratitude for their patrons support as well as leading visiting artists in residence at the gallery and at L’Auberge de Sedona.
Curated by the visionary Linda Goldenstein, who was crowned the “Art Maven of Sedona” by Arizona Republic art critic John Villoni, the gallery has consistently championed opportunities to create a life enhancing experience for the public. From Artist’s Receptions to the creation of Tibetan Sand Mandalas in the gallery to live music, they have provided interactive ways to involve people…bringing artist and collector together.
Although Linda and the gallery have worked with hundreds of artists, including respected museums & community exhibitions, the gallery now focuses on over 60 fine local and regional artists. A multi-award winning gallery, they have been named Best Gallery in Sedona for 9 years running by the readers of Kudos and for the past four years they have been chosen Best Gallery by Market Surveys of America. In 2009 they received the Sedona Mayor’s Arts Award as a business that has heavily contributed to the growth of the arts as a living entity in Sedona and in January of 2011 they received the Pride of Arizona Award for Best Gallery. Recently USA Today’s 10 Best named them the number 1 place to shop in Sedona.
Visitors are often found strolling through their stunning and ever changing Sculpture Garden, taking a moment to rest in Frank Marquette’s whimsical Faux Bois chairs or Christopher Null’s Fire Table as they enjoy Glendon Good’s graceful kinetic sculpture and serenaded by Gregg Payne’s giant Sky Chimes and Cheston Trammel’s reclaimed metal bells. Set against Sedona’s striking red rock vistas guests are often awe stuck by the sculptures created by David Phelps, James Muir, Liz Wolf, Kevin McCarthy, Bette Ridgeway and more.
To Linda Goldenstein the spirit of collaboration connects everything from the experience that artists and collectors have to the gallery’s reach throughout Sedona. Over the last 15 years the gallery has collaborated with countless community partners including the Sedona Film Festival, Chamber Music Sedona, The Illuminate Film Festival, The Verde Valley Sanctuary and more.
In 2014 St John Vianney Church in Sedona commissioned a bell from Cheston Trammel for their Peace Garden and Sherab Khandro’s Wheel of Compassion was recently placed at L’Auberge de Sedona sending out prayers of peace and compassioned whenever it is turned.
The gallery is honored to have three of their artists participating this year with the Chapel of the Holy Cross’ 60th Anniversary during the Jubilee Year of Mercy announced last November by Pope Francis. One of the central components of the Jubilee of Mercy is that the Holy Doors throughout the world will be opened during this Jubilee year. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is the only site of the Holy Doors in Arizona and one of only six in the western United States. It is also on the list of National Historic Places. Three artists, Jacqueline Jordan Jackson, Miguel Martinez and James Muir, have been commissioned to create custom pieces for the 60th Anniversary of the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Last year the Gallery expanded their distinguished Artist in Residence program onsite at the renowned L’Auberge de Sedona Resort allowing people to not only view local artwork on exhibit, but to watch local and visiting artists at work. The artwork being created ranges from clay and wax sculpting for bronze casting and painting styles such as Plein-air, mixed-media and pointillist. Visitors can interact with the artists, ask questions about their work or preferred art medium, and learn about the art scene in Sedona. They can also enjoy over 50 pieces in changing exhibition at the charming uptown resort.
Throughout October and November all of the gallery artists will be showcased as part of the gallery’s 15th Anniversary Celebration.
“Please come celebrate with us!” says Linda Goldenstein, “We so appreciate our family of artists, collectors, patrons and community partners. Their support has been the life blood of the gallery allowing us to grow over the past fifteen years such that we can truly offer a unique experience.”
Everyone is invited to join the gallery during this very special month of celebration that will include 4 artist’s receptions and special client pricing.
October 7th opens their highly anticipated 13th annual Cowboys & Indians Show from 5-8pm. This highly anticipated celebration of the American West has received international acclaim including being featured multiple years in the collected Cowboys and Indians Magazine. Showcasing internationally renowned contemporary Native American and Western Artists, it is deeply rooted in tradition yet flourishes with new innovative styles that capture the imaginations of today. All month see works by famed contemporary western and Native American artists including David DeVary, Ben Wright, Liz Wolf, Upton “Greyshoes” Ethelbah, Kevin McCarthy and more.
October 14th from 5-8pm is the opening night of “Metal, Wood, Glass & Clay” featuring art by esteemed sculptors in the gallery such as Reagan Word, Mike Medow, Peter Wright, Lucius Upshaw and Jim Romberg.
October 21st from 5-8pm opens “Paint Me with Color” featuring the art of the many renowned painters represented by the gallery including Patricia Griffin, Rafe Terry, SJ Shaffer, James Cook, Marilyn Bos, Karyl Bennett and more.
November 4th they open their acclaimed “Women’s show.” This scintillating show celebrates the feminine perspective of the visual, spiritual and written arts. Over 25 noted female artists will be featured in a broad range of styles and mediums.