Sedona AZ–The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) is excited to announce the return of its signature Open Studios event on Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 1 2011 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The public is invited to enjoy a rare glimpse into the sanctuaries of some of Sedona’s finest artists.
Sedona’s spectacular red rocks inspire a wealth of creativity and originality and the participating artists’ studios reflect this abundance. Each artist will be present during the tour to welcome visitors, discuss recent works, and demonstrate their techniques. SVAC’s Open Studios Tour is free and open to the public.
The artists create a rich variety of works, from paintings to sculpture, jewelry to photography, and fiber to mixed-media. Their diversity of style and medium is a testament to the magic of Sedona’s arts environment. During the event, visitors are cordially invited to tour the studios of the following SVAC artists: Holly Stedman (glass), Joan Roberts (jewelry), Shirley Eichten Albrecht (fiber), Mary Fisher (fiber/jewelry), Jim Peterson (photography), Rick Gandolfo (oil), Cecily Fezakes (sculpture/acrylic), Julie Ronning Talbot (watercolor/acrylic), Barbara Ragayli, (serigraph/emulsion transfers/paintings), Bhumika R. Itzhaki (watercolor/charcol), Joanie Wolter (clay/paper), Mukto Logue (colored pencil/graphite), Claudia Cooke (photographic acrylic/pastel), Jerry Buley PhD (photography), Des Matthews (pastel/acrylic), Susan Pitcairn (oil/pastel), Jeannette Myers (glass), Jeri Castronova (mixed-media/acrylic), Skip Fox (ceramics/sculpture), Daniel Hochstein (realistic/surrealistic paintings), and Sandy Tracey (acrylic/watercolors).
SVAC’s Open Studios Tour is partially funded by a grant from the City of Sedona Arts and Culture Commission. SVAC is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization composed of approximately 150 artists working in a variety of media. Its mission is to encourage area artists and the community through education, exhibitions, and exploration of the arts. For more information, maps and studio highlights visit www.SedonaArtistsCoalition.org, Info@SedonaArtistsCoalition.org or 928-203-0375.