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Application for "2020...A Clear Vision"

Show Dates
February 4-18, 2020 in the Sedona Arts Center’s SEG Gallery
Opens to the public on Thursday Feb 6, 2020

Dates to Remember:

Sept 1st:

• Entry form on line at SVAC website

Sept 18th (Wednesday):

• SVAC Meeting @ KSB 6-8 pm  All you need to know about the annual show and SVAC Business
Dec 9th:

• Entries close for the Annual Show 2020 - A Clear Vision

Feb 7th (First Friday):

• OPENING Reception 5-8PM

For further information contact Co-Chairs:
Darleene Nelson 928-254-1914
Laura Pokorny 928-301-2503 call or text 

SVAC Open Studio Tour Spring 2020

Upcoming Meeting Reminders
Wednesday, February 5th - Meeting at SAC during Annual Show6 PM
Sedona Arts Center's Special Exhibition Gallery

This is a great opportunity to see the show, discuss the artwork displayed and go over the logistics managing the gallery during the show.  

SVAC Annual Show
"A Clear Vision"

The Annual Show at the Sedona Arts Center looks to be a great success.  We have 39 artists who have entered a total of 61 pieces. Please help get the word out about the show, and plan to attend the meeting at SAC on February 5th.

First Friday, Feb 7th from 5-8 pm is the exhibition reception. Come enjoy the show and share your thoughts with fellow members. The show will run through February 17th.

For further information contact Co-Chairs:
Darleene Nelson  928-254-1914
Laura Pokorny 928-301-2503 call or text ​

Upcoming Art’s Events 
This is a new section of the newsletter that is intended to inform our members about upcoming art events in Arizona that they might be interested in attending.  The events can be about a member’s art exhibit, workshop or performance.  The announcements can also be about shows or art events that our members would be interested in.  Any member can submit to this section of the newsletter by sending an email to me or Patty Hoisch ( by the 25th of the month prior to when you want it to appear. We try to get the newsletter out the first week of the month. If there is a web link for more information, please include it.

The idea is to expand the number of options everyone has to experience in the world of art. 

The musical trio "Yarrow" will play at Vino Di Sedona located at 2575 W Hwy 89A, on Sunday February 9th from 6-9PM. Come out and enjoy an evening of live music with cello, guitar and harmonizing vocals offering original songs and innovative arrangements.

19th Annual Ceramics Open Studio Tour in greater Phoenix on Feb 22nd and 23rd.  This is a juried tour with around 50 participating clay artists.  If you love ceramics this is an event not to be missed.  For more information:

English Artist, Tony Foster – Exhibit and Presentation at the Museum of Northern Arizona - For nearly 35 years, English artist Tony Foster has
worked in the World’s wildernesses – mountains, and canyons, rainforests
and deserts, the Artic and the Tropics.

He has a current exhibition at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff
entitled, “Searching for a Bigger Subject – Watercolor Diaries from
Everest to the Grand Canyon.” The show runs through February 16 th .

There is a special presentation on Saturday February 8 th at 11 AM when Tony will be there in person to discuss his adventures in some of the most beautiful and dramatic spots in the world as well as to share his artistic processes for capturing their beauty.
Here are the links to his web site as well as the information from the

19th Annual Ceramics Open Studio Tour in greater Phoenix on Feb 22nd and 23rd.  This is a juried tour with around 50 participating clay artists.  If you love ceramics this is an event not to be missed.  For more information:

Master Painting and Dream-Work Seminar by Visionary Artist Irene Vincent
Monday, May 4th through Saturday, May 9th, 2020
25 Homestead Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336
Class hours; 9:30 to 5:30 with a lunch break
Irene will teach an old master technique, which can add luminosity and atmospheric qualities to your art. You’ll learn creative techniques for starting paintings, color theory, composition and more. Irene will teach how to remember and interpret dreams. You’ll learn about the symbols that appear in your art, dreams, and visions, so that you may tap more deeply into your intuitive guidance.
The cost is $595 for this six day workshop which includes paint mediums. There is a discount for payment by March 1, 2020. The workshop will have a maximum of 7 artists, and is appropriate for both beginning and advanced artists and dreamers.

For more information and to reserve your space go to or email for a flyer at

Special Off to SVAC Members
Sedona Giclee Callery and Printer
2055 W. SR 89A STE. B
Sedona, (928) 282-4708
Sedona Giclee is offering 15% off all giclee and metal printing services to SVAC members. This is a wonderful opportunity and speaks volumes to Justin and Jodi's commitment to art and our community.
You can join their Art Marketing co-op webiste at:

How to Put Announcements in the SVAC Newsletter
We are happy to put member announcements in the Newsletter about upcoming exhibitions, meetings, equipment for sale - basically anything in good tast that our members might be interested in. Here are the guidelines:
  • Two paragraphs or less(preferably on) in WORD format
  • One photo if desired in JPG format. We don't always have room for photos.
  • Please email it to Mike Upp or Patty Hoisch by the 25th of the month prior to when you want it to appear.
  • We try to get the newsletter out by the 1st week of every month.

We Want to Hear From You!

At the recent annual meeting we also discussed ideas for field trips and two rose to the top of the list - The Waddell's Studio and the Melting Point Glass Studio.  We are working on putting the Waddell's studio on the schedule for late fall.

If you have art related announcements, or opportunities for the Newsletter; ideas for meeting programs, or field trips, contact Mike Upp at