Friday, October 17, 2014

Sedona Plein Air Festival 2014

pastel, 7.5x15.5

I am now at Sedona Arizona for their wonderful plein air festival. My first visit was to my favorite field.
Here is the schedule for the festival. Please do come by if you can, I would love to meet you!

Main Street Paint Out

Saturday, October 18 1:00–4:00 p.m.
The Festival’s opening event is the popular Main Street Paint Out, a chance to see artists at work on their paintings all along uptown Sedona on both sides of 89A. The sales and awards for the finished paintings happen in front of the Sedona Arts Center Gallery at 4:00 p.m. Awards will be presented by Guerrilla Painter and Gamblin Oils. We then roll into the opening reception in the Art Barn 5:00–7:00 p.m.The exhibition event is thus constantly evolving and open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily throughout the week.

Paint-Out in Jerome

Tuesday, October 21 Jerome Chamber hosts a morning paint out in the streets of Jerome 9–noon. See tent at main parking in Jerome to locate artists who will be spread over the main streets and alleys of Jerome. Also be sure to get your free ticket for the afternoon winetasting at Cellar 433. After lunch from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Join us at Cellar 433 where artwork from the day’s painting will be available for viewing awards and purchase. Free wine tasting provided by Cellar 433. Awards will be presented by Guerrilla Painter and Gamblin Oils.

Wine and Art Tour Page Springs Cellars

Wednesday, October 22 – Learn - the history, culture & process of winemaking from grape to bottle. Taste - award winning wines, including a special tasting pulled directly from barrel. Tour - our beautiful grounds including our estate vineyards, cellar, barrel room and crushpad. $40 per person

Tour originates at the Sedona Arts Center with a short guided tour of the plein air galleries where you will receive an insider's look at various styles and approaches among this years artists. This part of the tour is led by Vince Fazio, Director of the School of the Arts and Chairperson of the Sedona Plein Air Festival.
Tour at the winery will include souvenir wineglass and flight of 5 wines including a special tasting pulled right from the barrel. Learn about the process from grape to glass.
Vineyard tour will last about 40 minutes leaving about 40 minutes for you to explore the vineyard and see a selection of this years invited plein air artists working on their paintings at various stages of completion.
Return to Sedona Arts Center while enjoying a special snack. Total time 2.5 to 3 hours. This tour will deliver you to the Sedona Arts Center in time to go have dinner on your own and return to the Arts Center for Jim McVicker's keynote presentation at 7:00 p.m. (keynote presentation is free and open to the public)

A Confluence of the Senses Thursday, October 23 “Art and Wine: A Confluence of the Senses” is celebrated at Alcantara Vineyards at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek (3445 S. Grapevine Way, Cottonwood, AZ 86326).
Exclusive viewing of artwork by the 30 Sedona Plein Air Festival artists from the afternoon and evening "Paint Out at the Vineyard." Sponsors for this event include:
  • Alcantara Vineyards
  • Chef Chris Debrowolski from SchoolHouse Restaurant
  • Wendy White - owner of Abineau Lodge
  • Desirable Dessert by Jeff Webner
Schedule of the evening's events:
4:00 p.m. Arrive at Alcantara Vineyard - choose your first glass of wine and tour the artists as they finish their landscape paintings.
5:00 p.m. Artists present their work available for purchase on "The Lawn" at Alcantara. Canap├ęs and wine pairings available. Five awards will be made presented by Randy Higbee of King of Frame and Carl Judson of Guerrilla Painter. All gathered will vote on a painting to be used as a label for a special blend that will be created from this years wines. Owners of the painting will have the option of participating in the creation of the "Confluence of the Senses" blend which will be on sale next year.
6:00 p.m. Shelby Keefe performs "Beats and Brush-strokes" a vivacious 20 minute painting process set to her own music. Browse the art work mingle with the artists and discuss your favorite paintings and pairings as Shelby completes her a 30 x 30 inch painting.
7:00 p.m. Soft closing as you gather your new art, perhaps a special bottle of wine and a sense of a complete experience of culture, art, music and food. 
Cost $75.00 per person
Includes: Commemorative Crystal Stem Wine Glass; two full pours of your choice of a number of wines plus wine samples presented as pairings with three specially prepared canapes by local chefs exclusively for this event. (other foods available as well)

Awards Night

Friday, October 24 Awards night begins with a private one-hour preview for past patrons, purchase award buyers and special guests. The event is then open to the public and sales are quick. Various awards are given throughout the evening including Collector’s Choice based on ballots from guests. Artist’s Choice based on a body of work and judged only be the participating artists.  Festival Keynote, Jim McVicker will choose Best of Show and four merit awards. The Arts Center staff will choose a poster award and various other purchase awards and sponsor awards are given. 

Final Public Sale

Saturday, Oct 25 is the final sales day of the event. The public is welcome to browse and purchase from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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