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Horse Sense

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. —W.C. Fields (Donna Ross) No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn’t there to welcome me. —Author Unknown (Bebe Rocha) To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse. —Author Unknown (Jody Miller) Horses lend us the wings we lack. —Pam Brown (Brenda Zyburt) I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse. —John Galsworthy (Terry Favour) In their eyes shine stars of wisdom and courage to guide men to the heavens. —Jodie Mitchell (Carole Hildebrand) The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in conta

Holiday Spirit

(Claudia Cooke) The holiday season is here. Many people expect, presume, or at least hope it will be a time of togetherness, warmth, joy, and love. However, it's easy to lose sight of the spirit of the season when you're stuck in traffic while shopping for items you feel obligated to buy. Parties are fun, unless you're only attending because you feel you should. Rich, fattening foods are overly abundant, and there's no time to exercise. (June Payne Hart) The kids are out of school, the in-laws are coming to visit, and your boss has made attendance mandatory at the annual celebration. The line at the post office is out the door and down the sidewalk. With all the shopping and social obligatio

Spiny Oyster

Native American artisans use a wide variety of gemstones to make jewelry: turquoise, jet, picture jasper, opal, and coral. A favorite material of the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes--the spiny oyster--is, as its name indicates, not a gemstone but the shell of the Spondylus gaederopus, a bivalve mollusk. Found in mostly in the waters of South America and the Gulf of Mexico, spiny oyster has been used by Native Americans since prehistoric times. Depending on the depths of the water in which it is found, the spiny oyster wears a shell of varying shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, and brown. The shell is separated from the meat and is then shaped into beads and cabochons. Purple s

Giving Back

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems fitting to celebrate a day devoted to giving back. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been dubbed #GivingTuesday by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact. Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back fueled by the power of social media. #GivingTuesday is a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources, connecting diverse groups of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. The Sedona Artist Market is proud

Claudia Cooke: Artist, Photographer, Craftsperson

Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Claudia Cooke has called Sedona home since 1985. As owner/operator of Red Hills Gallery, she specializes in photography, glass ornaments, and oxidized metal art. Claudia's booth at the Sedona Artist Market is unique and eye-catching. Her metal ornaments--Southwest figures like road runners, kokopelli, and cactus as well as crosses and angels--hang from the preserved branches of a century plant. She also creates standing metal art for your home or yard. How cute are these javelinas???? Claudia's glass ornaments are not just for holidays but can hang from your favorite window or be displayed on a stand. Each is specially crafted to reflect the light and fe

In the Palm of Your Hand

If you have friends and family who live far away, it's time to start thinking about gifts that are easy to mail. At the Sedona Artist Market, we have beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of art in every size: from 5 ft. x 4 ft. paintings to tiny crystals. Stop by for a wide variety of gifts that fit in the palm of your hand! (handmade Mayan doll from Tish's Treasures) (obsidian owl from Jan and Nelson Avery) (ceramic kokopelli from CrystalStarWeaver) (clay art from Gary Golden) (beaded Hamsa bracelets from Urban Gypsies) (soapstone cat from David and Nicole Lavoie) (ceramic sun magnet from Brenda Clark) (metal javelina from Claudia Cooke) (leather hair clip from Charles and Virginia Cagely) (cera

Enjoy National Absurdity Day

(Tigua mask found in Tish's Treasures) According to the National Day Calendar, National Absurdity Day is observed annually on November 20. This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the entirely off the wall and ridiculous things in history, in our country, and in our lives. National Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany, and absurd things. Everyone has an excuse today to let out the silly antics hidden inside them. You can do things that you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating National Absurdity Day. Absurdity can be defined as a lack of good judgment, as exemplified by a stroll among

Hopi Holiday Project

The 20th annual Hopi Holiday Project by Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects is under way. This Sedona and Verde Valley nonprofit volunteer group provides support year-round for Hopi families and Hopi service groups to help grow sustainability in their remote villages in northeastern Arizona. Hopis are the descendants of the ancestral peoples of northern Arizona and still maintain ceremonial connection to many sites throughout the whole region. Hopi community leaders participate in this winter food and gift distribution which occurs in several villages. A donation and information table will be set up at Sedona Artist Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, and Dec. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. There will a

Kokopelli: I Hear Your Gentle Music Play

(Kathy O'Connell) The warmth of the first spring day, I hear your gentle music play. A gift you bring to all who hear, the poetic beat of your lyre. (Hildegard Szuklitch) (Janys Florek) From ancient times and legends of old, your hypnotic music has been fortold. A soft, warm and strange melody, dancing into the night endlessly. (CrystalStarWeaver) (Claudia Cooke) Come, stranger from a distant place, infuse us with your warmth and face. Your song alludes of ancient history, A past ingrained of starlight mystery. (Myrna Slason) (Mark Vranesh) Today your meaning still the same. No past has washed away your name. KOKOPELLI, KOKOPELLI I hear those words in my dream! (Julia DeGraf) Kokopelli poem

National Take a Hike Day

National Take a Hike Day is observed annually on November 17. With over 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System across the 50 states, there is no lack of opportunity to take a hike. Events around the country are scheduled today to celebrate Take a Hike Day. Hiking can burn between 400-550 calories per hour. What better way to get a head start on all those ‘other’ holiday temptations and observe Take a Hike Day? Be sure to wear good shoes, take a snack and bring a buddy, but get out there and enjoy the fresh air, scenery and get a little exercise to boot! www.nationaldaycalendar.com Photo by Linda G. Living in Sedona or visiting Northern Arizona allows for many opportunities t

Today Is the International Day for Tolerance

According to the website Days of the Year, the International Day for Tolerance was created to encourage mindfulness and faith in human rights. In order to encourage equality and diversity across the world, the UN introduced The International Day for Tolerance in 1996. It followed the United Nations Year for Tolerance, which was 1995, in order to observe its teachings annually. The UN defines tolerance as respect, appreciate and acceptance of the diversity of the world’s cultures and all the ways that we are human. It is a human right to receive, and should be expected to be practiced by not just individuals, but groups and states. Human rights is the core of this thought – as such, it suppor

Get Smitten with New Mittens

Cold hands? It's time for some new mittens! Mittens tend to be warmer than gloves because your fingers generate more heat when they're not separated from each other by fabric, as they are with gloves. Linda Wayne creates handmade mittens from previously loved wool sweaters. These attractive hand warmers come in a variety of colors. Come to Sedona Artist Market seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cactus: Enduring Symbol of the Southwest

If you're looking for icons of the Southwest, look no further than the Sedona Artist Market. Red rocks, dream catchers, kokopellis, ravens, lizards, and wolves are all represented here in a variety of media. One of the most popular subjects for our many talented artists is the cactus. Most people picture the tall, slender saguaro when thinking of Southwest cacti, but there are actually more than 1,750 known species, most of which are native to the Americas. (Kathy O'Connell) (Janys Florek) But the distinctive saguaro cactus only grows in southern Arizona, from sea level to about 4,000 feet in elevation. (Furnishings Unlimited) (Nadine Booth) All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents a

Scarves and Wraps to keep you cozy!

Jean Givler, our local weaver, has beautiful designs to wrap around your shoulders and keep you nice and warm. Florence Johns creates these beautiful colored boas to wrap you in soft luxury. These yummy chinchilla pieces will keep you feeling luxuriously warm. Tish's Treasures are designed with fabulous prints to keep you warm and colorful. Heather Hakola's amazing silk painted scarves give you that rich warm feel. Stop by to pick up your warm, cozy, one-of-a-kind wrap for those cool winter days lingering around the corner. Don't forget we sell art supplies and are open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day of the week. We look forward to seeing you here!

Shaeri Richards and the "Zen Dude"

"I love to express myself," says Shaeri Richards, and she does so through many creative outlets, including writing, music, improv theater, and filmmaking. Her most recent endeavour is Zen painting, which she studied with Zen Master painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han here in Sedona. Zen painting is also known as Sumi-e, which translates to "black ink painting." Introduced to Japan by Zen monks, this type of art soon became popular for its relation to Zen practice, in which reality is expressed by reducing it to its most pure form. Shaeri's display of Zen art at the Sedona Artist Market showcases the technical mastery and beautiful simplicity of the art form. Her pieces, using the traditional black in

Do Your Sunday Shopping at SAM

(Rock art by Jan Florek) Welcome to Sedona Artist Market, open every day from 10 to 5. (The Journey, by S.J. Shaffer) Take a journey, (Noah, The New Beginning, by June Payne Hart) brave the crowds, (Ghost of the Wilderness, by June Payne Hart) look around. (Magnolia, by Victoria Page) Beauty surrounds you, (As Above So Below, by Linda Garcia) in a variety of guises. (Close-up Succulent #3, by Dann Powers) (Wood work by Ray Jonas) (Wind in Willow by Bear Schutz) (A Raven Painting, by Elly Sands)

New Ceramics at SAM

Brian (Truly) Walter and Brenda Clark share a passion for spiritual development and transformation. Before becoming partners, they each spent a decade on their personal spiritual paths. Truly had a previous background in metal sculpture and LED art, while Brenda's background was in painting. Together, they discovered a love for ceramics when an acquaintance gave them an old, broken ceramic kiln. Truly's main focus is throwing pottery on the wheel, while Brenda concentrates on hand building, sgraffito (carving), and underglaze art. Together they are excited to share the beautiful creations found in their new booth at Sedona Artist Market.

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Sedona Artist Market

2081 W. Hwy 89A, Suite 11, Sedona, AZ 86336

928-282-2153

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Open 10-4 pm, Tuesday thru Sunday