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         Sedona Visual Artists Coalition’s OPEN STUDIOS is back November 10-12!

       Come see my new paintings and Luke Metz’ ceramic creations at

710 Mountain Shadows Drive in Sedona this coming weekend!

More about the event below…

Sweet Spot

“Gazing Pool/Sweet Spot”  by Sharron Vincent Porter

Don’t Miss the Fall Sedona Open Studios Tour
November 10-12

The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC) Studio Tour has experienced significant growth over the last several years, becoming one of Sedona’s “Can’t Miss” events.  In fact, the Tour has been designated a Sedona Signature Event by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.

It is a wonderful opportunity to shop for unique, one of kind Christmas gifts and meet directly with the artists of the Verde Valley.  The studios are located in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, Cornville, Cottonwood and Clarkdale.  There are 42 private artist studios and 65 artists who are open for the weekend of November 10-12 for 10 am to 5 pm each day.  The tour is self-directed and free to the public.

Past tour visitors report one of the distinct pleasures of shopping on the studio tour for their own collection or for gifts, is spending time with the wide variety of artists who offer a personal look at how and where a piece is made. It also gives artist and visitor alike the opportunity to make a personal connection.

Brochures with a complete list of participating artists, including a map, will be conveniently available at numerous locations in Sedona, Cottonwood, Cornville and Clarkdale including hotels and restaurants as well as the Sedona Arts Center and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in Uptown Sedona. For complete information, including artists’ name and medium, studio locations, and a downloadable map, please go to the SVAC website: http://sedonaartistscoalition.org/ or contact Mike Upp at 503.789.4437, mjupp10@gmail.com.

Visitors of Light

My painting, “Visitors of Light” received the “Peoples Choice”award at the Sedona Arts Center’s 2017 Annual Juried Members Show.

My most recent little creation!

Still Life 12" x 12" $450.

Still Life 12″ x 12″ $450.

Last spring, I was chosen to be the sketch artist for the season’s final episode of the Dead Files, a Travel Channel program investigating the presence of  ghosts and entities in different places around the country. They were coming to Sedona, and filming at at well-known spot in town that is reputed to be haunted. I was asked to draw two sketches for them, based on what the show’s psychic, Amy Allan, described to me.  Below is another (partial) rendition of one of the drawings I did for them.  It was interesting and fun! Although I am not able to tell you the location the crew chose, if you come to Sedona, keep a look out for it.  The owner of the establishment has even more stories to tell! And there will be an event the night the Sedona episode airs there (probably early Fall of 2017), as well. Stay tuned!!

Sneak Peak (The Dead Files)

Sneak Peak (The Dead Files)

 

Last month I was invited to join a small group of artists to help stage a beautiful contemporary home high up in Oak Creek Canyon, outside of Sedona.

Scroll down the Live in Sedona Website below to the video link “The Art of Blackberry Lane”. Take a look!  I have several paintings placed  there…

 

SharronPorter-BestOfShow 2Friday, March 4th, I was honored to receive two awards at the Sedona Arts Center’s 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. What a lovely surprise to be acknowledged among friends and fellow professional artists for whom I have great respect and admiration!

Reflection a jpg

“Reflection” 18″ x 24″ $1200.

Reflection

                                                                                                                                                     A disembodied blue star

Floated miraculously over the surface of my vision

Dancing between water and sky,

Unencumbered by gravity, space, time, or reason.

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Fun day spent talking to people about how I build my canvases and the materials I use.  My friend and fellow artist, Clark Sheppard, was loving the sticks and stones!

The Open Studio went for two days and benefited the Verde Valley Caregivers.  (There was a misprint attributing the benefit to the Verde Valley Sanctuary).

The universal essence which infuses all...

“Quintessence” 40″H x 30″W

“Quintessence” : the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies…
My latest painting is another work attempting to express my feelings about the spiritual nature of the physical universe. Mysterious spaces, with places to hide (caves) or escape (sky?), but throughout, an all pervasive, tactile, breathing reality of Being…

Sedona's Best Artists cover

My work has recently been included in a book entitled, Sedona’s Best Artists. I am honored to be among so many accomplished and expressive Sedona artists, many of whom I call friends. The book is based on the critical writings Louise Sheldon MacDonald has had printed over the past several years in our local weekly arts and entertainment publication, Kudos. She writes, “Sedona is a center of artistic ferment. Here we find the famed “vortex”said to enable the mind and the soul to soar. How fortunate we are to live in an area surrounded by craggy formations of red rock and forests of green, bedazzled by opalescent sunsets that turn the mind to the ideals of beauty and art.”

 Well said, Louise!

Of my paintings she says, “Rocks protrude, surging crazily over one another, trunks lean anxiously, twigs grapple rapaciously for water. Colors brighten to their highest hues. Nature is stridently alive in her paintings. She calls them ‘Textured Landstracts’ because of their ‘abstracted, tactile’ quality, but that term fails to express the vitality of these acrylic paintings, their drawing on anthropomorphic traits.”

 I am flattered! Thank you, Louise!