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“Hot Summer Nights Part I”
Reception:
Friday, July 3, 5-8 p.m.
Independence Day festivities
Meet some of the gallery’s artists

pictured:
“Summer” by Larisa Aukon

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“Hot Summer Nights Part II”
Reception:
Friday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.

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“American Bears” by Joshua Tobey


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“Red Rock Fever”
Reception:
Friday, September 4, 5-8 p.m.
With Artist Lynn Heil

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“The Way the Sunlight Fell” by Lynn Heil


 
 
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July 3rd, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM

Hot Summer Nights Part I

 

Kick off your Independence Day festivities – and your holiday weekend – with Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s Hot Summer Nights, July 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. This first part of a two-part show puts the gallery’s painters center stage. Come share a celebration of liberty, freedom, art and the creative spirit as gallery owners Ken and Monica Rowe toast everything that is great about America – including nature and art.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery proudly represents an impeccable collection of contemporary and traditional painters. Larisa Aukon, the gallery’s newest landscape painter, creates expressionistic images of nature and urban landscapes. Julie T. Chapman focuses on wildlife from the American West and Africa. Kim DIment uses her acrylic wildlife paintings to support causes near and dear to her heart, including conservation projects in her native Michigan.

Sedona’s own Vince Fazio and Lynn Heil are masters at capturing the red rock landscape. Sue Krzyston marries Native American artifacts with light in her still-life oil paintings. John Poon, who resides in Utah, paints landscapes from the Four Corners region while John Rasberry of Texas is inspired by the cowboy culture of the West. Last but not least, Hungarian Gabor Svagrik lives in Tucson where he creates oil paintings depicting everything from the Arizona desert to the California coast. It’s not just a cliché: Rowe Fine Art Gallery offers something for everyone.

Hot Summer Nights continues August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a focus on the gallery’s sculptors and jewelers. Stop by the cool, air-conditioned space this summer to see what’s new from the gallery’s applauded artists.

 

Summer

“Summer” by Larisa Aukon

 
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June 5th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM

Hats off to Dads and Grads

 

Pendant for Peace

Pendant for Peace
sterling silver pendant by Liam Herbert

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. .

 

June is all about grads and dads! Rowe Fine Art Gallery celebrates graduations and Father’s Day (June 21) with Hats Off To Dads and Grads on June 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. The show is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Stop by to meet gallery artists and raise a glass to the stars of June: college grads and, of course, dear ol’ dad.

“We always think of December as being the gift-giving season, but June can be just as busy,” says Monica Rowe, co-owner of Rowe Fine Art Gallery. “Between graduations and weddings and Father’s Day, there are a lot of people to consider. Why not gift the college grad or happy couple with their first piece of fine art? And for the dad who has it all, we offer an array of paintings, sculptures, jewelry and even one-of-a-kind knives to fit any budget.”

Make sure you get a glimpse of the latest jewelry from Sedona resident Liam Herbert, who began sculpting when he was 8 years old. The pendant and its matching earrings are called Pendant for Peace.

t features three religious symbols embedded into the peace symbol. “It’s time for peace,” says Liam. “Let’s help spread the cause by wearing this wearable sculpture of peace together.” The jewelry is available in sterling silver or 14-karat gold upon request.

At Rowe Fine Art Gallery, you’ll find renowned, award-winning artists including sculptors Kim Kori, Richard Loffler, Alvin Marshall, Nicolai Medvedev (who also creates intarsia art and jewelry), Erik Petersen, Ken Rowe, Jason Scull and Joshua Tobey; painters Larisa Aukon, Julie T. Chapman, Kim Diment, Vince Fazio, Lynn Heil, Sue Krzyston, John Poon, John Rasberry and Gabor Svagrik; graphite artist Jack Morley; jewelers Cherie Danielle, Jennifer Inge and Liam Herbert; and the handcrafted knives of Ken Steigerwalt.

Think outside the box this year when it comes to gifts for grads, dads and newlyweds. Think Rowe Fine Art Gallery!

 

 
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May 1st, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM

Cinco Celebration: A 5-year anniversary pARTy

with Ken Rowe

 

It’s a Cinco Celebration at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

You are invited to pARTy! Every day is a celebration at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, but on May 1, the gallery celebrates its 5-year anniversary.

To commemorate the milestone, gallery owners Ken and Monica Rowe invite you to Cinco Celebration: A 5-year anniversary pARTy from 5 to 8 p.m. Stop by to meet gallery artists, including sculptor Ken Rowe, and enjoy the gallery’s signature – and decadent – chocolate fountain. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will also be served.

“It might be cliché to say this, but the last five years have just flown by,” says Ken. “This is the first gallery that Monica and I have owned, and while we knew we could make it successful, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. From the beginning, we set out to bring our collectors the finest in contemporary and traditional southwestern art.

We envisioned a space where each artist’s unique voice could be heard without any repetition. We wanted to develop personal relationships with all of our artists so that we could tell their story. With the support of our collectors, the community of Sedona, Tlaquepaque management and our knowledgeable staff, we’ve seen that vision become a reality. I’m really excited about what the next five years will bring.”

Rowe Fine Art Gallery opened its doors at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in March 2010 in a small upstairs space. The gallery moved to its current location, under Tlaquepaque’s iconic bell tower, in December 2011. Ken and Monica are both Arizona natives, and they are celebrating more than one anniversary this year.

In December, the couple will have lived in Sedona for 20 years. Prior to moving north, they owned a successful taxidermy business in Phoenix. Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents 22 sculptors, painters and jewelers, and one graphite artist.

Stop by to help Ken, Monica and their exceptional staff celebrate the occasion!

 

 

Jack of Hearts Bronze by Kim Kori

Cliff Hanger bronze sculpture by Ken Rowe

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. .

 
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Friday, April 17, 4 - 6 PM
&
Saturday, April 18, 3:30-7 PM
"Animal Attraction"

Featuring the Sedona Debut
of Acrylic/Oil Painter Kim Diment

Skills From the Past

Ringtail and Sphinx by Kim Diment

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com .

 

Kim Diment’s parents would be the first to tell you that, early on, it was obvious Kim was going to become a wildlife painter. While growing up on the banks of the lush Au Sable River in northern Michigan, where she still resides, Kim would sketch spring wildlife migrations when she was just a preteen.

She double majored in zoology and fine art at Michigan State University, but her own art career was sidetracked while she taught high school art for 13 years. Kim left the classroom behind and has been painting full time since 2003.

She will make her first Sedona appearance on Friday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Saturday, April 18, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during her one-woman show, Animal Attraction. Kim is represented exclusively in Arizona by Rowe Gallery.

“I traveled to Sedona for the first time in 2014, and I just fell in love with the area,” says Kim. “My husband and I have been vacationing in Arizona annually since 2010. I love the warm colors and the cactus and the lizards – we only have one species of lizard in Michigan!”

Kim’s subject matter includes the animals she observes in her own backyard as well as wildlife native to the Southwest and Africa, where she has traveled extensively. “I love animals, and I love to tell everyone about the animals I paint,” she says. “All of my paintings are inspired by personal experiences, and I enjoy sharing those experiences with art collectors. I am fortunate to have so much wildlife around me. I can see it as I’m painting from my studio, which can be quite distracting!”

The past year has been an exciting one for Kim. She received her third award of excellence from the Society of Animal Artists in 2014, and her painting, Ramblin’ Gamblers, featuring Gambel’s quail, placed second in the Richeson 75 Art Competition in the animals, birds and wildlife category. (The painting is exhibited at Rowe Gallery.) Kim will bring several new paintings featuring hummingbirds, javelina and a horned toed lizard to Sedona for this exciting show.


 
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April 3rd, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
&
Saturday, April 4th from 1 – 4 PM
"Go Wild"

with Joshua Tobey
Artist Demonstrations at both shows

 

A life-size bear with arms extended in a welcoming gesture. A regal mountain lion. The mythical jackalope. A bugling elk. The horse in repose. These are just a few of the bronze sculptures that renowned artist Joshua Tobey will bring with him when he returns to Rowe Fine Art Gallery on Friday, April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. for his one-man show, Go Wild, part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. The exhibit and artist’s reception continues on Saturday, April 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. This is Joshua’s only Arizona show in 2015 and his only appearance anywhere this spring. It’s an opportunity that art collectors look forward to all year long – and so does Joshua.

“I spend most of my spring and summer in the studio, working on new pieces and designing new patinas,” says Joshua, who lives in Colorado. “I always enjoy this show because I’m excited to talk to art collectors and art lovers about my new work. I’ll also bring a couple of works in progress, and I can’t wait to hear the feedback.”

Joshua calls his style of sculpture “impressionistic wildlife.” His magical sculptures convey human emotions through the expressions and body language of a wide variety of animals including coyotes, buffalos, rabbits, wolves and moose, to name a few. (Joshua is currently working on his first owl to add to his portfolio.) Joshua was born in Oregon but grew up in Santa Fe where he apprenticed with his father, renowned sculptor Gene Tobey. He graduated from Western State Colorado University with a degree in three-dimensional art and immediately went to work as a professional artist.

Joshua loves interacting with art enthusiasts and telling the stories behind his creations. Meet him in person at Rowe Fine Art Gallery!

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 

Jack of Hearts Bronze by Kim Kori

Tricks of the Trade bronze sculpture by Joshua Tobey

 

 
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Field Expedition Workshop – Sculpting in the Wild:
Sculpting Animals from Life at West Yellowstone
June 8 -12th 2015

Please join Ken Rowe as he teaches a one-week sculpting workshop through the Sedona Arts Center (SAC)! For details and registration, follow this link  or contact SAC at 928.282.3809.

 
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March 6th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
Illuminate Your World…Your Space…Your Life:
Rowe Fine Art Gallery Makes it Happen!

Skills From the Past

Skills From the Past by Sue Krzyston

 

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com .

 

Still-life oil painter Sue Krzyston sees our world in a different light. Sue has the uncanny ability to capture the nuance and essence of an object by utilizing the effects of light and shadow. Her techniques have won over art collectors around the country. Meet Sue and see her latest paintings during Illuminate, a special exhibit and artist’s reception at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on March 6 from 5-8 p.m. The show is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Sue, who lives in Phoenix, says she always looks forward to the show with excitement.

“This is my fifth show at Rowe Fine Art Gallery – time sure does fly!” says Sue. “I enjoy seeing all of the collectors and meeting new people including some who are seeing my work for the first time. I like explaining my technique. It always winds up being a fun party.”

Sue has received acclaim for her ability to paint Native American artifacts such as beads, jewelry, moccasins, rattles, baskets and pottery. The majority of the objects in the paintings come from Sue’s own extensive collection. This past year, she has purchased several fetishes and pieces of pottery from New Mexico and beadwork from tribes originating from the Great Plains. Sue has also been lauded for her traditional still-life paintings featuring fruit and lace. She continues to work on a series of 11 paintings for the Washington, D.C. offices of Arizona’s two senators and eight members of the House of Representatives. So far, eight of the paintings are complete. Each work of art depicts Arizona’s agriculture and cultural heritage.

Sue will debut paintings in sizes ranging from 12X16 to 24X30. After her show at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, Sue will take part in the prestigious Cowgirl Up! exhibit at Western Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg at the end of this month. Come meet this personable artist and let her “illuminate” your understanding of still-life paintings.

 
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Rowe Fine Art Gallery Says Thank You!
February 6th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
"From Our Heart to Yours"

Love is in the air, and that means it’s time for Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s annual From Our Heart to Yours evening. Since Ken and Monica Rowe opened the gallery’s doors five years ago, they have been thanking clients on the first Friday in February with a special chocolate treat. This year, anyone who has purchased a Ken Rowe sculpture or a piece of art from Rowe Fine Art Gallery is invited to stop by on February 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. to receive their gift. Even if you have not purchased art from the gallery, stop in anyway to meet Ken and Monica and enjoy award-winning contemporary and traditional southwestern art. To further add to the fun, check out the decadent grandeur of the gallery’s chocolate fountain, which will be flowing that evening. Choose from an assortment of fruits and snacks and dip them into the chocolate to your heart’s content…just because Rowe Gallery loves you!

“This year is a big year for Rowe Fine Art Gallery,” says Ken. “We will be celebrating our five-year anniversary this spring, but why not make the party last all year? It starts this month with From Our Heart to Yours. We wouldn’t have been so successful these past five years without our discerning collectors, and this evening is all about appreciating them.”

While you are enjoying your night out, don’t forget Valentine’s Day is February 14! This year, choose from a diverse selection of paintings, sculptures and jewelry to show your sweetheart how much you care.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents Julie T. Chapman, Cherie Danielle, Kim Diment, Vince Fazio, Lynn Heil, Liam Herbert, Jennifer Inge, Kim Kori, Sue Krzyston, Richard Loffler, Alvin Marshall, Nicolai Medvedev, Jack Morley, Erik Petersen, John Poon, John Rasberry, Ken Rowe, Jason Scull, Ken Steigerwalt, Gabor Svagrik and Joshua Tobey.

 

Jack of Hearts Bronze by Kim Kori

Jack of Hearts Bronze by Kim Kori

 

Rowe Fine Art Gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com

     
 
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January 2nd, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
"Renew"
Featuring New Work by Gallery Artists

Canyon View

“Canyon View” acrylic painting by John Poon

Rejuvenate. Refresh. Renew. Welcome the New Year on January 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village with Renew, a special show and exhibit. After the holiday rush, Rowe Gallery will be a calm sanctuary featuring new art from the gallery’s esteemed sculptors, painters, jewelers, drawers and mixed-media talent. Celebrate new beginnings by purchasing a beautiful piece of art for your home or office.

“The holidays are always a busy time of the year,” says Monica Rowe, who co-owns the gallery with her husband, bronze wildlife sculptor Ken Rowe. “January is the ideal time to pause, catch your breath and regroup. Stop into the gallery and see what our artists have been up to over the last couple of months.”

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents renowned, award-winning artists including sculptors Kim Kori, Richard Loffler, Alvin Marshall, Nicolai Medvedev (who also creates intarsia art and jewelry), Erik Petersen, Ken Rowe, Jason Scull and Joshua Tobey; painters Julie T. Chapman, Kim Diment, Vince Fazio, Lynn Heil, Sue Krzyston, John Poon, John Rasberry and Gabor Svagrik; graphite artist Jack Morley; jewelers Cherie Danielle, Jennifer Inge and Liam Herbert; and the handcrafted knives of Ken Steigerwalt. Each of these traditional and contemporary southwestern artists has a distinct style. Come to the gallery on the evening of January 2 and see what catches your eye.

And make sure you sign up for Rowe Gallery’s email list, or “like” the gallery on Facebook to be the first to hear about upcoming artist receptions, exhibits and our 5th anniversary celebration, which will take place this spring.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern artists. The gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

     
     
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December 5th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
&
Saturday, December 6th from 1 – 5 PM
"Small Wonders"
with Kim Kori
Artist Demonstration at Saturday’s Show

Wildlife sculptor Kim Kori doesn’t have to travel to exotic locales to study her subject matter. All she has to do is look out the window of her Uptown Sedona studio. Kim has been sculpting nature’s smallest creatures, including mice, birds, insects and reptiles, since she became a full-time bronze artist in the early 1980s. She will reveal her latest sculptures plus a few works in progress at her one-woman show, Small Wonders, on Friday, December 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. The show is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.  Kim returns to the gallery and will sculpt on-site, Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 5 p.m.  

Come by the gallery that evening to see Windfall, Kim’s most recent bronze sculpture. It features a chipmunk perched on a sunflower, stuffing his cheeks with sunflower seeds. Amongst her precast sculptures, look for an unnamed piece featuring a box turtle as well as Below the Canopy, a sculpture Kim started nearly 20 years ago. She recently had the chance to rework the piece, which includes an Amazon woman and several macaws, and she’s excited to hear art lovers’ reactions. Kim has only sculpted the human form a few times in her career, so you definitely don’t want to miss this rare glimpse into her creative process.

This doesn’t mean Kim is going to give up on flora or fauna anytime soon, though. “People tell me my work is magical, but I’m inspired by nature,” says Kim. “What’s more enchanting than a butterfly emerging from its cocoon or a tree sprouting from a tiny seed? Mother Nature is my favorite teacher.”

This has been a busy year for Kim. She was recently invited to be a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, an association she’s been involved with for many years.

She’s also busy working on a new commission: a four-foot, eight-inch-tall version of Amoré, one of her most popular frog sculptures, which will wind up at a collector’s home in Montana.  Kim also has a sculpture in a current show at the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia.

Amore

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern artists. The gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 
 
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November 7th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
&
Saturday, November 8 from 1 – 4 PM
"Pigments of My Imagination"
with Julie T. Chapman
Artist Demonstrations at both shows

 

Rowe Fine Art Gallery began representing oil painter and scratchboard artist Julie T. Chapman this summer, but Julie’s busy schedule kept her in her home state of Montana for the past few months. That will all change on November 7 when Julie travels to Sedona for her one-woman show, Pigments of My Imagination, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. Julie will meet collectors and unveil five new works of art, three oil paintings featuring paint horses and two scratchboards depicting a bobcat and a cougar. The evening is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour.

“It’s so gratifying to see other people’s reactions to my work,” says Julie. “I obviously have my own ideas when I approach the easel, but I enjoy listening to different interpretations. Everyone reacts to art in a very personal way. It still amazes me that the things I create in the privacy of my studio touch others.”

Born in central Ohio, Julie grew up on a family farm where she was surrounded by wildlife. (She reared butterflies and moths from larvae to adulthood in her spare time.) Instead of going into the family business, she pursued a career in computer engineering and wound up working for Hewlett-Packard for almost 20 years. Julie became a full-time artist in 2002 after she won the grand prize at a California art show. Today, she lives in Montana where she creates contemporary wildlife and western paintings as well as scratchboards. Scratchboards are panels of black ink on top of white clay that are “scratched’ with an X-Acto knife to create images that almost look three dimensional. Julie plans to demonstrate her technique at Rowe Fine Art Gallery.

Badass by Julie Chapman

This will be Julie’s first visit to Sedona, and she says she’s looking forward to meeting art collectors and also doing some field studies. “I would like to leave with some reference material for specific Southwest animals,” says Julie. “I think roadrunners could make wonderful scratchboard subjects.”

Rowe Fine Art Gallery, located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 
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October 3rd, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
"STORIES IN STONE"
with Alvin Marshall

 
 

Hummingbird Dancer
Hummingbird Dancer Utah alabaster sculpture
by Alvin Marshall

Navajo stone sculptor Alvin Marshall returns to Rowe Fine Art Gallery for his third annual show on Oct. 3, and while we would love to tell you what he’ll debut that evening, it’s top secret – even for us. “I’m calling the piece Beyond Tradition,” says Alvin. “It was inspired by my trip to Santa Fe Indian Market this year. I’m a traditional guy, but I was surrounded by these young mainstream artists. Us old guys need to come up with ways to keep up with the kids, so that’s what this piece is about.”

In addition to Beyond Tradition, which Alvin reveals is a figurative piece, he will showcase a sampling of his wildlife sculptures. Alvin debuted his wildlife art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery last year, and the response was overwhelming. For those who want to learn more about sculpting in stone, Alvin will teach a workshop at the Sedona Arts Center on Nov. 11. He says Sedona, and especially Rowe Fine Art Gallery, holds a special place in his heart, and he’s always happen to return to the red rocks.

“I think art collectors in Sedona are seeking a good spirit, and they find that in me, in my art and in the teachings of the old ways,” says Alvin, who studied sculpture with renowned Navajo artist Oreland Joe in the early 1980s after a stint in the U.S. Army.

Stories in Stone is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. Alvin will be in the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. Refreshments will be served. Alvin is quite the storyteller, and he enjoys sharing his traditions with art lovers. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with this talented sculptor.

 
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September 5th, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
"LABORS OF LOVE"
A Tribute to Ken Rowe at Rowe Fine Art Gallery

He got his start as a drywall finisher by day and taxidermist by night, but for the past 20 years, Ken Rowe has been a full-time award-winning bronze sculptor (and part-time thrill seeker). Salute Ken during Labors of Love at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on Sept. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Join other local artists and collectors for hors d’oeuvres and wine as everyone toasts this amazing artist. Rowe Gallery will look back at Ken’s illustrious career and preview some of his upcoming sculptures, including a pre-cast polar bear inspired by Ken’s adventures in Alaska in July.

“I returned to Alaska for the first time in five years this summer,” says Ken. “I had the chance to sculpt at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage where they have an immense male polar bear and a beautiful female polar bear. And then there’s Molly, this astonishing snow leopard. I started sculpting a life-size bust of her five years ago, and I got the opportunity to add some final touches this summer. It was quite the experience.”

Ken was born and raised in Phoenix to an engineer father and an artist mother. In 1995, he and his wife Monica relocated to Sedona where Ken exhibited at a local gallery owned by one of his idols, sculptor Ken Payne. Ken and Monica opened their first gallery, Rowe Fine Art, in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in 2010. Ken’s work is exhibited in the gallery alongside some of the finest southwestern painters and sculptors. Ken is also a member of Society of Animal Artists.

Love Gone Wild
Love Gone Wild bronze sculpture by Ken Rowe

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern art. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877 or visit www.rowegallery.com.

 

 

 

 

 
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AUGUST 1st, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT – 5 to 8 PM
“PAINTERS IN THE FIELD” 


"Layers of Time" oil painting by Gabor Svagrik

Arizona’s breathtaking scenery begs to be painted, attracting artists from around the world to capture our state’s towering red rocks, graceful saguaros, mysterious slot canyons and expansive skies. A fortunate few painters call Arizona home, and Rowe Fine Art Gallery will recognize three of these artists during Painters in the Field, a special show that takes place Aug. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Spend the evening surrounded by landscape paintings from Tucson’s Gabor Svagrik and Sedona’s own Vince Fazio and Lynn Heil. Lynn and Vince will both be in attendance. See their latest work, sip a glass of wine and relax in the air-conditioned gallery.

Hungary-born Gabor Svagrik founded the Tucson Art Academy, an online art school. He has painted landscapes from all over the world, but he’s partial to the desert vistas surrounding his home in southern Arizona. Vince Fazio is the director of the School of Arts at the Sedona Arts Center. His landscapes include the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Lynn Heil traveled extensively throughout the West after graduating from college in Iowa. He finally moved to Sedona in 1984 where he paints such iconic vistas as Crescent Moon Ranch and Oak Creek. Find out what continues to inspire Vince and Lynn during this up-close-and-personal show.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern art. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877.

 
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JULY 4TH, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - 5 to 8 PM
"STROKES OF INDEPENDENCE: NATURE IN A NEW LIGHT"
AT ROWE FINE ART GALLERY

"Primrose and Prairie Dog" Acrylic Painting by Kim Diment of Rowe Gallery
"Primrose and Prairie Dog" acrylic painting by Kim Diment.

 

Sedona, AZ – Independence Day is a time to celebrate everything that makes our country great, including nature and art. Rowe Fine Art Gallery invites you to spend July 4 with them as they introduce two new wildlife painters during Strokes of Independence: Nature in a New Light. From 5 to 8 p.m., stop into the gallery to see the work of oil painter and scratchboard artist Julie T. Chapman and acrylic painter Kim Diment. Both artists are represented in Arizona exclusively by Rowe Gallery.

 

Julie T. Chapman grew up on a family farm in central Ohio where she was fascinated by wildlife, but she pursued a career in computer engineering. Julie worked for Hewlett Packard for almost 20 years before she became a full-time artist in 2002. Today, she lives in Montana where she creates contemporary wildlife and western paintings as well as scratchboards. Scratchboards are panels with black ink on top of white clay. Using an X-Acto knife, Julie scratches away at the black ink to create wildlife images. The effect is startlingly realistic.

“Even when I was working for HP, I was creating art on the weekends, so I always had this artist/engineer split personality,” says Julie. “Scratchboards and painting feed both of those sides. Scratchboards are my Zen side while paintings appeal to my rock ’n’ roll sensibility.”

Kim Diment also grew up loving the outdoors and wildlife. “This is the standing joke in my family: What came first, my love of animals or my drawing of animals?” she says. Kim became enamored with Southwest wildlife when she visited Arizona four years ago, and some of her new subjects include leopard frogs, cardinals and prairie dogs. Kim lives on the Au Sable River in Michigan where the wildlife sightings are so numerous she’s frequently distracted from her work. Her paintings are inspired by her personal interaction with animals from Arizona to Africa.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern art. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877.

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JUNE 6TH, FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - 5 to 8 PM
SHOP FOR DAD DURING
"FATHER KNOWS BEST" AT ROWE FINE ART GALLERY

Handmade fishing fly by Ken Rowe; malachite intarsia box by Nicolai Medvedev; Damascus knife by Ken Steigerwalt of Rowe Gallery
Handmade fishing fly by Ken Rowe; malachite intarsia box by Nicolai Medvedev; Damascus knife by Ken Steigerwalt.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. The gallery is located under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR 179, Suite A-102 in Sedona). It is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877.

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Sedona, AZ – It’s time to celebrate dear ol’ dad when Father’s Day rolls around on June 15. But what do you get the man who has everything? Ask the experts at Rowe Fine Art Gallery on June 6 during Father Knows Best, a special show that coincides with the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. The show runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rowe Fine Art Gallery is home to traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters, graphite artists and jewelers. Surprise dad with a painting or sculpture that will always make him think of you. Check out intricate boxes inlaid with semiprecious stones from intarsia artist Nicolai Medvedev. Intarsia is a labor-intensive form of lapidary art that flourished in Western Europe during the 18th century. Nicolai has been creating intarsia masterpieces for three decades, and his work has been exhibited at prestigious museums around the country.

For the rustic pop, Ken Steigerwalt offers handcrafted pocketknives that are functional works of art. Ken creates his knives at his workshop in Pennsylvania where he has been making knives since he was 15. Wildlife sculptor Ken Rowe has recently branched out to include handmade fishing flies, which will debut this month. At Rowe Fine Art Gallery, you will also find cufflinks and men’s jewelry. Make this a Father’s Day dad will brag about by choosing a gift from Rowe Fine Art Gallery.

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KIM KORI AND KEN ROWE TURN ROUNDABOUTS INTO WORKS OF ART

"Above" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe Featured in Sedona, Arizona highway roundabout
"Above" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe 13' tall
"Beyond" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe Featured in Sedona, Arizona highway roundabout
"Beyond" bronze sculpture by Kim Kori and Ken Rowe 12' tall

Sedona, AZ (March 30, 2012) – A project nearly three years in the making finally came to completion last month when sculptures created by local artists Kim Kori and Ken Rowe were installed at Sedona’s two major roundabouts. The bronze sculptures, “Above and Beyond,” are located at the intersection of SR 89A and SR 179 and at SR 89A and Brewer Road.

The sculptures were part of the Sedona City Council and the Art in Public Places Committee’s roundabout art competition, a concept first discussed in June 2009. A call to artists was announced in March 2010, and Kim and Ken were one of 20 contest entries. The Sedona locals were announced as the winners of the competition at the end of 2010, and they began working on the sculptures immediately. Kim and Ken are both represented by Rowe Fine Art Gallery in Tlaquepaque.

“It is an honor to have worked on this project with Ken and everyone else involved in making it come about,” says Kim. “When driving through the roundabouts for the first few days after the installation, it felt surreal. Now I have a calm feeling that the sculptures are home where they belong. It feels very good to have a piece of my soul settled in the heart of Sedona where I have lived for the majority of my life.”

“Above and Beyond” includes two separate sculptures. “Above” stands 13 feet tall and features three ravens soaring above red rocks and petroglyphs. “Beyond” is 12 feet tall and includes an eagle with a 7-foot wingspan flying over red rock formations. The sculptures were designed to blend in with the natural environment while reiterating Sedona’s commitment to the arts. The project defines the concept of collaboration. Kim and Ken employed the talents of others including Sedona Bronze, who cast the bronze portion of the sculptures, and Excalibur, who fabricated the rocks in steel from Kim and Ken’s design.

“As soon as we learned we’d been chosen for the project, there was this sense of obligation to the community of Sedona to create something that enhanced our area’s natural beauty,” says Ken. “But I don’t think I realized the magnitude of it all until the sculptures were put in place. As a native Arizonan, this has been the biggest accomplishment in my sculpting career. I drive through the roundabouts every day, and I’m so proud of what I see.”

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OUR FAMILY OF DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS

Larisa Aukon

Julie T. Chapman

Cherie Danielle

Kim Diment

Vince Fazio

Lynn Heil

Liam Herbert

Jennifer Inge

Kim Kori

Sue Krzyston

Richard Loffler

Alvin Marshall

Nicolai Medvedev

Jack Morley

Erik Petersen

John Poon

Ken Rowe

John Rasberry

Jason Scull

Ken Steigerwalt

Gabor Svagrik

Joshua Tobey

 

Open Sunday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, every First Friday of Month open until 8 pm.
Rowe Gallery • Tlaquepaque Shopping District • 336 SR 179 Suite A-102 • Sedona, Arizona 86336
928-282-8877 • fax 928-282-8878 • info@rowegallery.com