Sparkle and Shine

December 7, 5-8 p.m.

Shadowland painting by Jen Farnsworth

“Shadowland” – Painting by Jen Farnsworth

‘Tis the season for love and laughter, seeing old friends and making new ones, and picking out meaningful gifts for our loved ones. You can do all three on Friday, December 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during the gallery’s annual holiday show. This year’s event, Sparkle and Shine, will once again feature Sedona artists Jen Farnsworth and Liam Herbert. Both offer unique, handmade gifts for everyone on your list – and they love to talk about their art!

Jen, whose oil paintings colorfully depict the wildlife and landscapes of the Southwest, will debut five new paintings of various sizes. Tree Hugger features a gray fox that visits Jen’s backyard in the evenings, while the deer that live near Jen are the subjects of I Have a Secret and Blue Velvet, Red Rocks. Jen will also unveil a new landscape she has titled Once in a Blue Moon and an as-yet-titled piece depicting one of her favorite subjects, rabbits.

In addition to the original art, Jen offers art cards printed on 100-percent cotton vellum art paper, which makes the cards perfect for framing and gifting. “I’m so excited to see everyone, share my new art and celebrate a great year,” says Jen. “I’m honored when people develop a personal connection with my art and see something in it that resonates with them. It’s such a joy to paint our colorful wildlife and landscape.”

“Balance” – Pendant by Liam Herbert

Jeweler and sculptor Liam Herbert will debut a new pendant that he’s calling Balance. The pendant is available in sterling silver or 18-karat gold. “It’s time for more peace, love, and harmony, especially with oneself,” says Liam. “This year I am unveiling my newly designed pendant titled Balance. The oval face and neck seem to be out of alignment. There is a cutout of a heart that is completely aligned within the pendant. I wanted to demonstrate that we all have a tug of war within our being. By loving ourselves, we become aligned – and are in balance.”

Liam will also be showcasing his Sculpture for Peace. The bronze sculpture, which was inspired by Liam’s popular Pendant for Peace, features a robed figure holding a peace sign. The robe is adorned with the Christian cross, Jewish star of David and the Muslim crescent moon and star.

The gallery will be a lively and festive spot during Sparkle and Shine. Stop by for wine and appetizers and meet these talented artists.

 

 

 

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Timeless Beauty

Saturday, November 10, 1-4 p.m.

"Handed Down From Generations" by Sue Krzyston

“Handed Down From Generations” by Sue Krzyston

You’re forgiven if, upon first glance, you think Sue Krzyston’s oil paintings are three-dimensional. It’s a common misperception, says the Phoenix-based artist. Since 1983, Sue has been creating still-life paintings that feature Native American artifacts from her personal collection. It’s Sue’s mastery of light and shadow that make the paintings appear three-dimensional. And while her artwork traditionally features a dark background, this year, Sue has branched out. Her newest works depict lighter, more neutral backgrounds that give the paintings an atmospheric quality. Come see her new style alongside her traditional works during Timeless Beauty, Sue’s one-woman show happening at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on Saturday, November 10, from 1 to 4 p.m.

“The artifacts take on a different look with the lighter background, and it gives them even more dimension,” says Sue. “My work always has had a 3D effect, but the new technique gives it a whole different feeling that I believe opens up the collector base and fits in with trending contemporary styles.”

Sue will unveil two paintings showcasing her new technique. A Still Moment depicts a Santa Clara pot along with berries and beaded moccasins resting on a blanket while Enduring Heritage features a folded blanket and pair of moccasins. Sue is also open to incorporating her client’s personal artifacts in affordable, commissioned paintings of varying sizes and colors. Lovers of art and Native American culture won’t want to miss the chance to meet Sue.

Expanding her portfolio isn’t the only thing Sue has accomplished this year. On November 17, the prestigious Mountain Oyster Club will recognize her as a Signature Member during its art show at its headquarters in Tucson. One of Sue’s paintings will be part of the private club’s permanent collection. Her work has been juried into shows at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg; the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas; and the National Western Art Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Come to Sue’s Sedona show to congratulate her on her most recent accolade.

 

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Earthly Dreams

Friday, November 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

"The Harvesters" by Kim Kori

“The Harvesters” by Kim Kori

Bronze sculptor Kim Kori is a dreamer.

She dreams of what life would be like as one of the small creatures she sculpts. She dreams of ways to push her medium to the limit. And she dreams that anything in life is possible. Rowe Fine Art Gallery celebrates this award-winning artist with Earthly Dreams on Nov. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Kim returns to the gallery on Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.

At the show, Kim will debut her newest bronze sculpture, which depicts two gray tree frogs and an iris. Kim’s own adopted tree frogs served as the models for the sculpture, as did the iris garden behind her house. Kim says the town’s namesake, Sedona Schnebly, was known to have a lush iris garden, and many of the iris gardens around town sprang to life after Sedona shared her flowers throughout the community. “I wanted to pay tribute to Sedona Schnebly and her love for our area’s flora with a sculpture,” says Kim. [Read more…]

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Fall in Love with Art

Friday, October 5, 5-8 p.m.

“Branching Out” by Ken Rowe

“Branching Out” by Ken Rowe

Say goodbye to hot summer days and hello to vibrant fall foliage during Fall in Love with Art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Fall is a special season for wildlife sculptor and gallery co-owner Ken Rowe. It’s during this all-too-short season that Ken heads to Flagstaff, camping gear in tow, to spot herds of elk. The ethereal albeit enormous creatures have a good chance of winding up in one of Ken’s bronze sculptures such as his latest, Answering the Challenge, which is currently available for pre-order.

“The sound of an elk bugling is this incredible, petite, beautiful, flute-like sound, and it comes from such a majestic animal,” says Ken. “It echoes through the canyons in northern Arizona at night. When the leaves begin changing and the elk start bugling, you know fall has arrived. And even though I’ve seen my fair share of falls, it somehow feels new each year.” [Read more…]

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Labor of Love

Friday, September 7, 5 to 8 p.m.

Hidden Beauty

“Hidden Beauty” by Alvin Marshall

Being an artist isn’t all romance and inspirational strolls through the woods, communing with wildlife and sketching in plein air (though there’s definitely some of that). For the painters, sculptors and jewelers represented at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, art is a labor of love. It’s something you do even when you aren’t feeling inspired, and you do it because it’s your life’s work, your calling. Rowe Fine Art Gallery pays tribute to the beauty of the creative process on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. during the 1st Friday Gallery Tour with Labor of Love.

“I think there are some tricks we artists employ that make us want to work, even when we don’t think the inspiration is there,” says Ken Rowe, bronze wildlife sculptor and gallery owner. “For me, I can be frustrated in the studio, but when I have access to the animal that I’m sculpting, it fixes those frustrations. All of your inhibitions and stress disappears when you are in front of the critter that you are trying to immortalize. At that moment, there’s only one thing in front of you, and it’s what matters most. That’s when the creative process kicks in.”

Meet some of Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s northern Arizona artists, and ask them about their own tricks of the trade during this timely show that commemorates both Labor Day and the creative process.

 

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Hot Stuff

Friday, August 3, 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Larisa Aukon “Sedona Apples"

Larisa Aukon “Sedona Apples”

The temperatures aren’t the only thing sizzling in Sedona this month. The art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery is H-O-T! Visit the gallery on August 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Hot Stuff, the gallery’s end-of-summer show. While the gallery’s space might be nice and cool, the art is explosive. Here are a few pieces you should check out.

Latvia-born oil painter Larisa Aukon captures the fiery colors of Sedona and pays homage to the area’s apple orchards with Sedona Apples. Julie Chapman captures the smoldering intensity of a mountain lion with Artemis. The cool waters of Oak Creek temper a summer’s day in Dane Chinnock’s Dead End. Jen Farnsworth harnesses Sedona’s sunsets in Sun Chasers, as does Lynn Heil with Sedona Sundown. Sculptor Kim Kori captures the spicy flavors of the Southwest with Heat of the Moment and Ken Rowe presents the perfect summer day with When Dreams Come True. Finally, don’t miss Joshua Tobey’s Hot Rock Two-Step, which reminds us that summer can be a party – if you’re a lizard.

See these pieces and others from artists Kim Diment, Liam Herbert, Jennifer Inge, Sue Krzyston, Alvin Marshall, Erik Petersen, John Poon, John Rasberry, Jason Scull, Ken Steigerwalt and Gabor Svagrik during Hot Stuff in August.

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Free Spirits

Friday, July 6, 5 to 8 p.m.

Blaze Buddies by Julie T. Chapman

“Blaze Buddies” – Scratchboard by Julie T. Chapman

It’s a celebration of freedom of expression and freedom of the spirit at Rowe Fine Art Gallery in July. The gallery’s mix of contemporary and traditional southwestern artists all have one thing in common: They are masters at capturing the freedom inherent in wildlife and nature. On July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour, visit Rowe Gallery to experience its summer show, Free Spirits. Using Independence Day as your lens, view the gallery’s newest paintings, sculptures, and jewelry with an eye toward how each piece captures the concept of freedom. It’s an exercise in understanding the inspiration behind these award-winning artists.

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For the Guys

Friday, June 1, 5 to 8 p.m.

Happy Father’s Day from Rowe Fine Art Gallery! In May, the gallery honored the moms in our lives, and this month it’s all about dear ol’ dad. Rowe Fine Art Gallery celebrates Father’s Day with Our Family of Artists: For the Guys on Friday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop into the gallery for a glass of wine and appetizers, and shop for the man who has everything. Better yet, bring him with you and let him pick out his own treasure. Rowe Fine Art Gallery offers a range of gifts at various price points.

"When Dreams Come True" - Bronze sculpture by Ken Rowe

“When Dreams Come True” – Bronze sculpture by Ken Rowe

Grads are also in the spotlight in June. Forgo the traditional gifts and opt for a piece of fine art for the graduate in your family. Perhaps it will spark a lifelong love affair with collecting art. You might consider the appropriately titled When Dreams Come True, one of the newest bronze sculptures by artist and gallery owner Ken Rowe. The sculpture features a napping boy fishing for an intrepid largemouth bass while the boy’s faithful dog keeps watch over the scene.

Pop by the gallery on June 1 to meet Ken and hear more about the inspiration behind When Dreams Come True. Artists represented by the gallery include Larisa Aukon, Julie T. Chapman, Dane Chinnock, Kim Diment, Jen Farnsworth, Lynn Heil, Liam Herbert, Jennifer Inge, Kim Kori, Sue Krzyston, Alvin Marshall, Erik Petersen, John Poon, John Rasberry, Ken Rowe, Jason Scull, Ken Steigerwalt, Gabor Svagrik and Joshua Tobey.

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Mother May I?

Friday, May 4, 5 to 8 p.m.

Quiet Moment oil painting by Larisa Aukon

“Quiet Moment” – Oil painting by Larisa Aukon

Mom. How can you ever thank her enough? She’s nurtured you, supported you and cheered you on every step of the way. Her influence on your life’s path is immeasurable. Just ask bronze sculptor and gallery owner Ken Rowe, who frequently credits his mom, an amateur oil painter, for his love of art. Standing at her side while she captured the Arizona landscape and created portraits of family members left an indelible mark on Ken, which is why Rowe Fine Art Gallery pays tribute to all moms this May. Join Ken and the rest of the gallery team for Our Family of Artists: In Honor of Mom, which happens May 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.

“Moms can be a tremendous source of inspiration and motivation,” says Ken. “My mom was a working mother, and her art was a release – it nurtured her soul. She was a different person in the studio, and the more she worked outside of the home, the more it meant to her to spend time in her studio. That made a huge impression on me. She passed away in 2003, but she had quite a few of my sculptures – she liked the smaller, humorous pieces. She was very proud.”

Bring the proud mother in your life to the gallery on May 4 or spend the evening shopping for Mom for Mother’s Day. Rowe Fine Art Gallery offers gifts in a variety of price ranges.

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Joshua Tobey: Joy

Friday, April 6, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 1 to 4 p.m.

“The Joy of Life” – Bronze Sculpture by Joshua Tobey

Even though Joshua Tobey has been sculpting since he was 6 years old, he never seems to lack inspiration or enthusiasm for his chosen career. Joshua will make his annual pilgrimage to Sedona when Rowe Fine Art Gallery presents Joshua Tobey: Joy on April 6, 5-8 p.m., and April 7, 1-4 p.m. Since Joshua was last here, he’s participated in 16 shows, and he has completed six new sculptures, including one of his personal favorites, Joy of Life.

“I’m really excited about this sculpture because it has such great movement and shape,” says Joshua. “When you sculpt, you imagine photos of your subject matter in motion, and then you pick your favorite photo to sculpt. Joy of Life depicts a fox in the process of mousing. There’s a sense of happiness in the expression of all foxes, and I think this guy looks excited and thrilled about life.”

Other new sculptures include One Too Many featuring a gluttonous red squirrel (collectors take note: there aren’t many of these left); Love is in the Air, which depicts a love-struck moose; and Cat Nap featuring a bobcat in repose. In the last year, Joshua also fulfilled one of his career goals by sculpting a set of three, 6-foot-tall bears. The Conspirators was commissioned by one of his collectors. “It’s a size of sculpture that I’ve always wanted to make,” says Joshua. “I love the shape of a big, seated bear – that’s something that I learned from my dad.” (Joshua’s father is the late Gene Tobey, a renowned western sculptor.)

Joshua won’t be spending much time in Sedona while he’s in town. He’s too eager to get back to his studio in Colorado where he is currently working on eight sculptures including a herd of life-size bighorn sheep, which gives us something to look forward to for next year’s show.

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Ken Rowe: Raw

Friday, March 2, 4 to 8 p.m.

Sculptor Ken Rowe with one of his favorite subjects, Sage the bobcat. Photo by Willie Petersen.

When was the last time you were part of an artist’s creative process? Never? Then you are in for a treat on March 2 when Rowe Fine Art Gallery presents Ken Rowe: Raw from 4 to 8 p.m. Award-winning wildlife sculptor and gallery owner Ken Rowe will host a quick-sculpt demonstration in the courtyard outside the gallery with a surprise animal ambassador as his model. Art lovers will have the chance to observe the creative process and ask Ken questions along the way in an informal and lively setting. The demonstration begins at 4 p.m.

Inside the gallery, enjoy three new sculptures in progress, all in their raw clay form. The exhibit includes From Here to the Horizon featuring a bison, Cub Scouts depicting three bears and Vanishing Act, which captures the flight of two northern bobwhite quail.  Ken will also unveil a finished bronze featuring a bald eagle titled Glory.

For Ken, sculpting in front of an audience has become an integral part of his artistic process. “Working on a sculpture in public makes the art experiential for the viewer,” says Ken. “And for me, it’s a very inspiring environment. As I visit with collectors while I work, my sculpture becomes more instinctive and less contrived than if I spent the entire process alone in my studio. It also gives me direct input from the audience, and that often leads to a better sculpture.”

After the demonstration, Ken will meet art lovers and answer questions. Arrive early for the best seats.

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The XO Show

Friday, February 2, 5 to 8 p.m.

Two Hearts Together Forever by Liam Herbert

“Two Hearts Together Forever” by Liam Herbert

Rowe Fine Art Gallery is sending hugs and kisses to art lovers in February with its annual collector appreciation show. The XO Show happens February 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ever since gallery owners Ken and Monica Rowe opened their doors eight years ago, they have designated the first Friday in February as the day they show appreciation to their clients. If you have ever purchased a Ken Rowe sculpture or a piece of art from Rowe Fine Art Gallery, you are invited to stop by for a special sweet treat. And if you’ve never purchased art from the gallery, this is the perfect time to browse the gallery’s selection of sculptures, paintings and jewelry, like the latest addition to Sedona artist Liam Herbert’s Soul Mates collection. His new pendant, Two Hearts Together Forever, is available in sterling silver or gold (by special order) and would be a thoughtful gift for your sweetheart. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is February 14!

To top it all off, a decadent chocolate fountain will be flowing all night long during The XO Show. Everyone is invited to choose from an assortment of fruits and snacks, and delight in dipping the treats into the rich dark chocolate. After all, what’s love without chocolate?

“Our hearts are so full in February,” says Monica. “Ken and I feel a deep appreciation for the art collectors who have supported us for the past 30 years. The other 11 months of the year are about our award-winning artists, but we dedicate February to the art lovers who have given us and our artists a great life.”

 

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