Sedona AZ (November 23, 2021) – The Sedona Arts Academy is pleased to announce the third in its ongoing series of art shows celebrating the visual artists of the Verde Valley. Building on the great success of the inaugural exhibit in March, the current show features an extraordinary range of fine pieces from gifted local artists, including several whose work has not previously been shown in the area. Many of these works are the perfect gift for loved ones.
The show runs until January 18th 2022 and is open week days from noon to 6:00 PM and 11am to 6pm on weekends. The Academy’s exhibit space is located just south of Rotten Johnny’s Pizza in the Collective Sedona, at 7000 State Route 179 in the Village of Oak Creek.
The artists exhibiting in this show represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and their diversity is reflected in the range of pieces on display.
Cathy Knisley has been exploring different painting media, from oil to watercolor. After discovering fluid acrylic art, she embarked into the world of abstract art, including experimental and contemporary design. Aspiration requires exploration. Combination and evolution of various methods has enabled a complexity of expression and imagination that projects endless options for interpretation. By using various embellishments in her acrylic artwork, new dimensions have emerged for Cathy. Imagine…Cathy creates at her workshop: Studios at the Rock, in Rimrock, AZ.
Wood turner Keith Knisley returns. Keith has honed his skills and designs over many years, and the beauty and sophistication of his works has advanced proportionately. His bowls are turned from a variety of reclaimed trees, and his finial ornaments incorporate both domestic and exotic woods. A variety of finishes enhance the artistry and durability of his superb creations.
Bob Shuman is a passionate believer in the power of landscape photography—not just to please the eye, but to instill in all of us a deep reverence for nature. Viewers of his work will surely feel this reverence, especially in the photographs of his favorite subject—the red rocks of Arizona and he is the Milky Way photo King!
Annie Murray, a graduate in commercial art, moved to the Verde Valley from the Midwest soon after retirement. Annie fell in love with the colors of the Southwest and the healing powers in Sedona, which is reflected in her artwork. Her mandalas echo a spiritual journey where every line, every shape, every color is never like the one before.
The Academy’s Art Exhibition Program welcomes participation by visual artists of all ages and experience levels from throughout the Verde Valley. There is no jury process; any artist who applies and who is able to abide by the SAA’s Artist Agreement and Terms and Conditions will be included in a show when space permits. Verde Valley artists who would like to exhibit at this venue in a future show are encouraged to request the application package from Jack Ross at Sedonaartsacademy@gmail.com