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Month of January 2022

Reception: Friday, Jan. 7, 4-7 pm

Impressions of Arizona

Read more in

Western Art Collector magazine, January 2022 issue

Read more in KudosAZ.com

January 5, 2022

"Impressions of Arizona" celebrates the inspiring uniqueness of the  beautiful state of Arizona and the artists who love it! Featuring paintings, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, and mixed media fine art reflecting the sights and impressions found in this geological wonder by artists who live in the state, as well as those who come specifically to capture its particular character, culture, and history. 

Introducing the Work of 

Susanne Nyberg

The gallery is proud to welcome Susanne Nyberg, who is known for her realistic oil and palette knife plein air landscape paintings featuring the atmospheric conditions of light and shadow on the colorful deserts of Arizona. 

Image: "Peralta Trail"12 x 16 oil by Susanne Nyberg

Peralta Trail by Susanne Nyberg 16x12oil WEB.jpg
 

 2022

Calendar of Events 

February 2022

Reception:  February 4, 4 - 7 pm

"Loving Where We Are"

 Mountain Trails Gallery artists explore city life, country life, mountain life, the genre of still life, their inner life, as well as their outer world, and they are loving where they are at any given moment.  Landscape artists focus on the beauty of the seasons, sculpture artists create stories unique to the West, jewelry artists find inspiration in exploring geology, and still life artists bring inner meaning to each object that is chosen.  Expressing their delight with painting, sculpture, and mixed media fine art, these artists find their inner calling as they share the beauty and love of time and place.

MARCH 2022

Reception:  March 4, 4 - 7 pm

"Across the West: Details and Impressions" shines a spotlight on artists who work in realism as well as those who work in impressionistic and expressionistic styles in their painting and in their sculpture.  No matter the way of conveying the meaning of an experience, artists are in touch with the joy of beauty across the West in their painting, sculpture, and mixed media art.

APRIL 2022

Reception:  April 1, 4 - 7 pm

"Storytelling in Sculpture & Painting"

Focusing on artists who are natural storytellers in their sculpture, painting, and mixed media work.  Artists have plenty to say in their chosen medium, and it goes beyond creating art for art's sake, especially when words are not enough.  The sculpture artists are directly involved with their story as it unfolds in the twists and turns of the bronze; the figurative and still life artists make one ask to know more about the objects of focus as the details give vital clues; and the more subtle storytellers are the landscape artists who bring the inner awareness of beauty to be front and center as the topic. 

MAY 2022

Reception:  May 6, 4 - 7 pm

"Looking West:  Grand Canyon & Beyond" featuring artists who spend time at the Grand Canyon as well as the mountains, rivers, and deserts of Arizona and beyond.  Many of the gallery's artists spend long periods of time throughout the year hiking, camping, and participating in what the land and mountains have to offer.  They each bring their style and direct experiences to their work as they become compelling artists to follow.

JUNE 2022

Reception:  June 3, 4 - 7 pm

"Doing What We Do Best" 

Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates their heritage of exhibiting work by traditional as well as contemporary artists who recognize the complex and varied history of the American West.  Many of those are women artists doing what they have been doing all along, and that is telling their truth from not only the soft side but from the rougher side of life.  The gallery also continues to honor all its artists who have been 'telling it like it is' including the figurative storytellers, the wildlife artists, the landscape painters, the still life painters, and the furniture and jewelry artists who are a part of the whole, making the gallery a destination not be missed!

JULY 2022

Reception: July 1, 4 - 7 pm

“The Spark of Life as Art: Sculpture & Painting”  The process of making art keeps the sculptor and painter engaged non-stop whether it is research and travel, working on techniques and process, or appearing in public for education and inspiration. Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates those artists who are tireless as they are passionate about their work. Recognizing the beauty of life as a gift, their indomitable nature is to continue to present their work to share with others. Whether it is story-telling figurative work about history, ranch life, Native American culture, wildlife from the West, or the arresting beauty of a Grand Canyon landscape, we celebrate the artists who make us notice! 

AUGUST 2022

Reception: August 5, 4 - 7 pm

“Feathers & Furry Friends” featuring avian artists who capture the nuance of feathered wildlife in their painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media fine art. Whether depicted in action or poised in colorful beauty, Mountain Trails Gallery’s ‘birds of a feather’ artists have a similar fascination but express their fascination in their own unique way, just as each feathered friend is unique in its own way. Also featured are the gallery’s wildlife artists who work with sculpture, painting, drawing, and mixed media. 

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Reception: September 2, 4 - 7 pm

“Animal Nature: Wild & Domestic”

Seeing animal behavior in a parallel way to our own way of being, a group of artists are captivated by the lessons they learn from animals, both wild and domestic. Mountain Trails celebrates those artists as it continue to be a destination gallery for remarkable wildlife sculpture, painting, drawing, and mixed media. Whether it is the large mammals from the mountains and valleys of North America or the charming companions from the ranch, animals compel us to learn lessons and are given a place of recognition and honor by these remarkable artists.

OCTOBER 2022

Reception: October 7, 2022, 4 - 7 pm

“Colors of the West” is a celebration of the most lively time in the West  featuring a kaleidoscope of traditional as well as contemporary paintings which also highlights work from Sedona’s plein air festival artists. The gallery is delighted to include not only vibrant landscape paintings but also jewel-toned still life paintings as well as colorful sculpture by the gallery’s award-winning artists. 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Reception: November 4, 4 - 7 pm

“Annual Sculpture Show”

Mountain Trails Gallery in Sedona celebrates its founding more than 35 years ago and its continuation as a destination gallery for highly acclaimed fine art sculpture artists from the American West. Each year the gallery celebrates that recognition with their “Annual Sculpture Show” featuring traditional figurative subjects such as domestic and wildlife, historical narratives, as well as contemporary work by a group of award-winning sculptors. Included in the celebration are its jewelry artists as well as the gallery’s furniture artist. 

DECEMBER 2022

Reception: December 2, 4 - 7 pm

“Treasures and Objects of Delight” is a time to explore the wondrous work of more than 50 artists working in traditional as well as contemporary painting, sculpture, and mixed media fine art. For gifting oneself or others, the choices cover a range of possibilities. Whether the American West reflects a traditional or a more contemporary perspective, the gallery’s artists love to create, and the gallery is delighted to show off what is new and fascinating. Choices include smaller works such as gem-like paintings of landscapes and wildlife, commissioned pet portraits, life-like beaded still lifes, intricate colored pencil paintings, storytelling bronze sculpture, steel and resin celebration bells, one-of-a-king semi-precious stones and metal jewelry, and more. And, if size matters, choose from a variety of sculpture sizes from miniature to monuments by a group of award-winning artists.