EVENTS & EXHIBITS


Featuring the “Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It”

  • A siren call from James and Patricia Ratliff to fellow devotees and connoisseurs of art, will debut at the James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona, on Friday, November 7th.
  • With an opening reception from 5 to 8 pm.

This group exhibition of select artists from the stable of the James Ratliff Gallery reveals the two-way street in the process of identifying, exhibiting, selling and collecting art: likability, the call to the spirit, and ultimately the passion “to have it.” The function of the gallery owner is to have the vision to recognize an artist’s worth, to nurture and cultivate that relationship and ultimately to exhibit for the viewing pleasure and investment opportunity presented to the public.


 
With more than 50 years in the business, James Ratliff’s art pedigree is one that has been generous in mentoring the spectrum of contemporary artists he represents with an eye to balancing the creative expression of the artists with the specific tastes of the art collector, experienced or novice, investor or home decorator.  Thecommon outcome is growth for each. It’s a delicate balance, one that changes as each party’s priorities and sensibilities evolve.


 
In addition to the panorama of artists in the James Ratliff Gallery, representing media of landscape, abstract, figurative, sculpture, pottery and jewelry, November’s group show will feature the abstract paintings of California artist, Francine Markoe and new paintings by John Dawson.




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Heartland

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Oceanic Volcano

Markoe in her own words: “When viewers see my work, I hope they sense a love of the natural environment, desert, mountains, ocean, the vast sky, and even the cosmos.”


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Hearts, Flowers and Butterflies

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The Last Round Up

In complete contrast, Dawson is a gifted figurative artist whose works are personal, perceptive and psychological in nature.


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Box Canyon Pass - Judy Choate

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Joy at Sunset - Judy Choate

Other select gallery artists will also be represented.


For more information

Email the Gallery or Phone: 928.282.1404

Featuring the “Life Vessels” of Cary Henrie

  • One of Sedona’s favorite artists Cary Henrie "Life Vessels" opens at James Ratliff Gallery, Hillside Sedona on Friday, October 3th from 5-8 P.M.
  • Cary Henrie will present a short talk at 6 P.M.These new sculptures represent a lifelong love of butterflies and the natural world for the artist.

One of Sedona’s favorite artists, Cary Henrie, will be coming back to Sedona to bring us his latest artistic creations which he calls “Life Vessels” in addition to his latest paintings for the wall.  As many of Henrie’s ardent collectors know, Cary is always innovating to create ever more meaningful and beautiful art.   James Ratliff Gallery invites the public to join them and Mr. Henrie at an artist’s reception on Friday, October 3rd from 5-8 P.M.
   These new sculptures represent a lifelong love of butterflies and the natural world for the artist.  These “Life Vessels” butterflies are sustainably farmed in the Amazon and SE Asia by small families of “Gatherers”.  The forest remains intact so the butterflies can continue to feed, and then after completing their life cycles of approximately  2-3 weeks they are collected and carefully preserved once they descend to the forest floor, thus at once sustaining the rainforest and providing the families an eco-friendly income. This also preserves unique species that otherwise may become extinct.

The “Life Vessels” are amazing to look at from both sides, and allow the insects to have the beautiful effect of “hovering” in flight. Other insects and plant life are also represented in the wood cored sculptures along with writings, symbols, maps, compasses, etc.  These sculptures provide a “vessel” for the life represented from our wonderful natural world.

Cary Henrie is pleased to announce his “LifeVessels” sculptures just won the Juror’s Award for Best Sculpture in the 2014 Main St. Ft. Worth Arts Festival. Winner—2nd place Beverly Hills Art Show as well.

 
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Blue Morpho


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Life Vessels Caelo Terro

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Life Vessels Dragon Fly


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Life Vessels Tri-Spiral


For more information

Email the Gallery or Phone: 928.282.1404

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