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Spring Themes & Events

Spring, for most people, is a time of anticipation and fulfillment. Spring invigorates life following a period of slumber; it is like a pleasant rain following an oppressive drought; like the eye of a hurricane offering a period of relief between extremes.

Birds & Blooms featured at Greg Lawson's Sedona Art Gallery and MuseumTwo quintessential elements of this cherished season are the bursts of floral offerings and the return of happy voices to the trees, bushes and the grasses of our awakening share.

Global estimates of 400,000 different flowering plant species and more than 10,000 bird varieties means that none of us will see it all, but each of us has ample opportunity to witness a dazzling array of birds and blooms on even a casual outing into the natural world that surrounds us.

A collection of floral gems and feathered friends, frozen in time, will greet customers at the West Sedona location during the Birds & Blooms show this season.

Nature is at the core of Greg Lawson’s image collection and a foundation for his numerous bound and framed art presentations. His lifelong immersion into the natural world has yielded a substantial portfolio of the earth and its many elements.

Known as “a sanctuary place” to slow down and connect with nature, the gallery will be abloom with botanicals and brimming with birdlife during the 1st Friday gallery reception on June 2nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

“Tuscany – View From My Room” by Mary Ratner.  Find select images by guest artist Mary Ratner at Greg Lawson Galleries in West Sedona at 2679 West State Route 89A.


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The “Human Nature” exhibition at Greg Lawson Galleries explored a most natural side of humanity: Creativity. Throughout history mankind has demonstrated incredible creative genius in the realms of art and architecture and these subjects were the primary focus in the “Human Nature” show.

Interestingly, among the first images ever captured on film by Lawson were of architectural elements in New York City and though he is known for his work in the natural world, he says: “It’s just as natural for us to build as it is for other earthly creatures to do so. Like some of the other earthlings, we build nests, dams, social centers, cities and highways.  In doing so, our inherent gifts for plotting, planning, designing and engineering give us an edge, and we’ve certainly used it to our advantage.”

Man-made marvels from the oldest monument in existence to the tallest human engineered architectural creation on earth were included in Lawson’s global image showcase on display throughout March.  A special evening “First Friday” reception took place March 3rd.

Greg Lawson Galleries featured an unforgettable concert by “Meadowlark” on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. The magical mixture of Rick Cyge’s harp-like fingerstyle guitar and Lynn Trombetta’s flutes and pennywhistles created an uplifting instrumental voyage inspired by the beauty of natural places. Learn more at MeadowlarkMusic.com.

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Rick Cyge’s CD Release Performance came to Greg Lawson Galleries on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

On Saturday, February 25th at 7:30 pm, fingerstyle guitarist Rick Cyge’s CD Release Concert for “GUITARtistry 2” debuted at Greg Lawson Galleries. The new CD features a sampling of Cyge’s favorite songs and melodies from the Baby Boomer era (1950’s-80’s).

Concert-goers who purchased tickets in advance received a 20% off coupon for dinner at Golden Goose American Grill AND a 15% off coupon for dinner at Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen.

Tickets were $15 each or 2 for $25. Ticket purchases could be made online at RickCyge.com, in person at Greg Lawson Galleries, or by calling the gallery at 928-202-0340. For more information about Rick Cyge and his CD release performance event, please click here.

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Krakow, Poland

Acknowledging a higher authority has been on the human agenda into antiquity. Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place gallery presents “Houses of Worship” featuring dozens of worship related images assembled from global travels. Diverse global societies have created shrines, temples and churches along with a plethora of statuary and artistic renditions; a sampling of these are included in the current exhibition which began with a gallery reception on Friday, February 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place gallery presents a collection of images stripped down to the bare essentials in a Black & White show featuring over twenty monotone print productions created in modern media and historic silver gelatin stylizations.

Greg Lawson Galleries features black and white images from seven continents during January 2017“The trip from black to white contains many shades of grey,” says global image artist Greg Lawson.  “These limited tonal shades have the capacity to focus our attention on subtleties that can make the full spectrum something of a distraction by comparison.”

“A monochrome print is a good storyteller in its own right,” Lawson continues.  “It can make us peer into the image more deeply and therefore pull out of it a greater depth of meaning or understanding, particularly when that’s the purpose of the print.”

“Because it strips our visual cognizance down to the bare minimum, the B&W can sometimes elicit greater insight from within; it opens the door for us to recreate the impression into a message that contains a full spectrum, perhaps not of color and hue, but of subtle or even shrouded messaging.”

All Greg Lawson monochrome or black and white prints are available as museum quality silver gelatin productions on fiber based upgrades, with either selenium or sepia toning.

Guest artist Mary Ratner has two images featured at the gallery this month: Taj Misted and Monument Valley Sunset. Mary has traveled with a camera for as long as she can remember. Self-taught at nineteen she did her learning “on the go” while later discovering workshops and participating annually in The Rocky Mountain School, Santa Fe Institute, and LEPP (George) now Light Photography Studios – to name a few.  “This exposure to great photography, (and great photographers) along with a lot of travel, facilitated my development as a through-the-lens artist with a personal style and outlook,” says Ratner. “I have chased light and lines from Monument Valley to China, but time spent in India and Africa has shaped my World View. Following wildlife has taught me to love light and movement.”

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“Splendors of the Season” is the theme at Greg Lawson Galleries where featured images reflect the annual transformation of fall into winter along with icy, snowy landscapes bedecked with tones and patterns of the season.

 

 Experience what visitors have called “a truly inspirational experience” at Arizona’s largest image gallery currently celebrating the gift of nature around the world.  With the presence of a focused museum featuring over 300 global images, the gallery serves as a sanctuary place to slow down and connect with nature.

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Ha!Man and Joke Debaere

Ha!Man (Francois le Roux) and Joke Debaere

Greg Lawson Galleries welcomed the HA!MAN (Francois le Roux) spontaneous performer and music artist from South Africa in partnership with Belgian actress and word artist Joke (yoo-ke) Debaere on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm.

Spontaneity lies at the core of a Ha! performance. “We cover a range, from raw improvisation at one end, to prepared items at the other, unless we do a full-on improvised performance, usually acoustic – piano and dramatic voice, for instance,” says the Ha!Man.  “Normally, our performances are item based with no pre-planned programme. I draw from a pool of accompaniments next to me on my laptop, then improvise along with it, mostly with the cello, but also keyboard, flutes, dancing and whistling. Joke would join me at times, improvising with words in a poetic-song like manner, finding expression for her own feelings, telling stories or addressing issues of human import. The whole show becomes a journey, broadly starting out slow and soft, going into high energy and challenging sounds, culminating in more home-coming and connecting items, by which time interaction with the audience might have grown – sometimes even towards everyone joining into song or dance. The HA!Show adapts naturally to different types of settings and audiences, but generally flourishes in a focused and open-minded atmosphere.”

The first fifteen ticket reservations included a complimentary copy of the “Music in the Air” DVD, a collaborative production featuring the music and compositions of Francois le Roux combined with images of nature through the seasons by Greg Lawson.

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The sights and sounds of fall fill our senses like music in the air and the annual OctoberPHest at Greg Lawson Galleries will focus on the season starting with the First Friday reception which took place October 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  In all the world North American fall color is considered by many as the ‘creme de la creme’ of global offerings and continental color is featured in the gallery this month from north to south.

October 20-28:  Experience various ways we see the world through distinctive images created by accomplished and professional photographers at the WorldTour  Exhibitions event in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.  The showcase, produced by Greg Lawson, will be open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Marshall Square located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s renowned arts district at 7077 East Main Street.  Meet participating artists during the exhibition and at the meet-and-greet artist receptions taking place October 20 and 27 during Scottsdale’s weekly ArtWalk from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  These opportunities give visitors and patrons time to meet various photographers, hear some ‘behind the camera’ experiences and even have their images signed.  Click here to learn more about the artists featured at this event.

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NPS_Cent_01c_300x450In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Greg Lawson Galleries is hosting a Centennial Celebration art show through August and September featuring some of America’s treasured and iconic landscapes and historic sites found within our National Parks. The show will exhibit Park images from A to Z by spotlighting National Parks like Acadia in the state of Maine, to Zion in Utah.  First Friday receptions took place at the gallery August 5th and September 2nd.

In August, Greg Lawson’s WorldTour image exhibition featuring the work of accomplished and professional photographers debuted at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, August 12-25. Click here to learn more.

On September 22nd Greg Lawson Galleries and Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen welcomed members of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce.  Visitors had the opportunity to tour the gallery while sampling Chef Gerardo Moceri’s cuisine and refreshments.

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"Born Free" - Greg Lawson's encounters with wildlife at Greg Lawson's Passion for Place art gallery in Sedona, ArizonaSharing a love for animals and nature, Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” Gallery in West Sedona presents an image showcase of eye-catching wildlife encounters in an exhibition of over 100 images of creatures in their own habitats on all continents.

“For me, being with animals in the wild places of the earth is a wonderful experience,” says naturalist-photographer Greg Lawson. “I am there first to be in their company. I never use a flash when working with animals, in fact, I don’t even own one. My style is to be with them and for them to know that I am there. Many wonderful encounters in the field have shown me that some of them feel the same way toward human interaction.”

Photographers Greg Griffin and Grazina Wade are among the artists featured in Greg Lawson Galleries' World Tour Event 2016 in Sedona, Arizona

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Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place gallery spotlights individual area photographers at our “World Tour” exhibition event which debuted with an artist’s reception on Friday June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Stephanie Brand, Russ Glindmeier, Greg Griffin, JK Lovelett, Mary Ratner, David W. Schafer, Grazina Wade and Mark Zyga are among the artists that will be represented in the Sedona World Tour event in June. These and other photographers will join Greg Lawson Galleries as the show moves to Las Vegas and Phoenix later in 2016.

“Having a mix of photographers in the show is a treat for all concerned because though most people can see, we each see a little differently and that makes photography the perfect medium for displaying both sweeping and subtle differences in visionary style,” says naturalist-photographer and World Tour producer Greg Lawson. “The World Tour theme promotes an eclectic mix of these variations and of the artists that employ them.”

The Sedona World Tour exhibition will be featured through June and July with an eclectic mix of images including global destinations, landscapes, animals and architecture.

 

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Greg Lawson Galleries welcomes the arrival of spring with a focus on native and naturalized plant life through April and May.  The “Roots of Contentment” image art show includes some of the oldest trees, some of the greatest stands of forest, some of the most prolific of wildflowers, and examples of common plants that are likely to be considered regional staples to natives, while holding an exotic allurement for visitors to almost any region.

“Trees have long been a symbol of contentment to me, not because they are always content in their environment, but because generally speaking they spend their entire life in just one place. Even their offspring may set up roots far away from them,” Lawson says. “Plant life in general provides an excellent educational model in the realms of adaptability, sustainability, endurance, use of energy, all the while offering a generally pleasant, and sometimes overwhelming, attraction to Earth’s more migratory life forms.”

Appalachian Spring, Greg Lawson Photography, Roots of ContentmentVisitors will see images ranging from expansive forest down to intimate floral details. Six continents of Earth have representation in the show and even the sea has not been excluded. Wildflowers, flowers in cultivation, trees and bushes in plantation all have tremendous appeal to the human senses and the sense of vision is to be rewarded during the coming weeks at the “Roots of Contentment” exhibition featured through April and May.

“First Friday” receptions took place on April 1st and May 6th.

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The “Human Nature” exhibition at Greg Lawson Galleries in Sedona explores a most natural side of humanity: Creativity. Throughout history mankind has demonstrated incredible creative genius in the realms of art and architecture and these subjects are the primary focus in the “Human Nature” show.Greg Lawson Galleries - Great Wall, China

Interestingly, among the first images ever captured on film by Lawson were of architectural elements in New York City and though he is known for his work in the natural world, he says: “It’s just as natural for us to build as it is for other earthly creatures to do so. Like some of the other earthlings, we build nests, dams, social centers, cities and highways.  In doing so, our inherent gifts for plotting, planning, designing and engineering give us an edge, and we’ve certainly used it to our advantage.”

Man-made marvels from the oldest monument in existence to the tallest human engineered architectural creation on earth are included in Lawson’s global image showcase on display throughout February and March.  Special evening “First Friday” receptions took place 5:00-8:00 pm on February 5th and March 4th 2016.

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"Days of Distinction" by Greg LawsonGreg Lawson welcomes 2016 with the release of “Days of Distinction.” Produced to serve as a small and reliable travelling companion, this journal keeps one up-to-date with a calendar and open space for personal notations.  Each page begins with a short philosophy gleaned from the travel and field experiences of intrepid sojourner Greg Lawson and awaits the personal notations that will make the journal a lifelong keepsake.

A book release reception took place at Greg Lawson Galleries in West Sedona on Friday January 1st along with an image art show featuring winter’s wonder from around the world.

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As autumn falls and winter rises, fall motifs and winter themes blend at Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” gallery where the essence of both seasons is exhibited through global landscape and wildlife imagery. “Winter’s Wonder” featuring nature’s frosty transformations were highlighted at a meet-and-greet artist reception hosted Friday December 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm at the West Sedona gallery.

In the march of seasons there is a time when color fails. The closer one is to either of Earth’s Poles the more one sees marvelous tints of fall color overtaken by grays and whites in varietal earthscapes. Diminished winter light, when reflected off snow and ice, results in the capacity to brighten even the darkest days.

Winter in Sedona, Arizona. Image Copyright Greg Lawson.

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Artists and dramatic seasonal russets, golds, ambers, and reds are a perfect match made every autumn in much of the earth. In November, Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery invites visitors to fall in love with the splendors of this beloved season where fall’s flame of color is showcased in images from North America, Asia and Europe. A meet-and-greet reception took place Friday, November 6, from 5:00-8:00 pm.

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Iced Maple by Greg Lawson

Join us as we celebrate our annual OctoberPHest  event — a month-long photography festival highlighting the releases and collections that debuted throughout the current year.  Image unveilings of 2015 included up-close wildlife encounters, candid moments in the lives of global people, winter wonderlands, blooming botanicals, powerful weather patterns and more!  Visit the spacious gallery in West Sedona and find a sanctuary place to slow down, connect with nature, and enjoy the spice of light secured for history through Lawson’s enduring relationship with the land and its creatures! Our OctoberPHest  reception took place Friday, October 2nd.

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Images captured south of the Equator are featured in a Southern Exposure themed exhibition running through September.  Visitors are invited on a visual journey through areas of the Southern Hemisphere where they will see ruins of an ancient civilization at Machu Picchu in Peru, Patagonian mountains and creatures, southern Africa wildlife species, geologic formations in Australia, and Antarctic ice and its inhabitants.  An opening reception took place Friday, September 4th.

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Through the month of August, Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” Gallery in West Sedona features an image showcase of the season’s dynamic weather patterns with the theme “On Summer Winds.” Across the Northern Hemisphere summer winds deliver varied effects — from the soft aromas of lavender blooming in the south of France, to powerful monsoons of the Indian subcontinent, to the gentler monsoon storms of the American Southwest — each are seasonal distinctions featured at the gallery’s exhibition which included a reception with award-winning global photographer Greg Lawson on Friday, August 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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What arrives on summer winds in the American Southwest is what some of us long for all through the rest of the year.  It’s not the heat of summer that entices us, but rapturous splendor in the clouds that refashions mundane into something in the realm of magnificence.  Flash, crackle, boom and then a brief downpour of liquid moderation. These are the reasons we long for and stay for the summer winds.  Visit Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” gallery throughout the season as we showcase images that celebrate “The Summer Winds.”

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Flowers bloom and people blossom in a double feature art event of theGLG_InTheMoment season’s spring releases at Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” image art gallery. Blooming botanicals are showcased in “Essence of Spring” while “In the Moment” glimpses the daily lives and cultures of people across the globe. Visitors to the gallery enjoyed a meet-and-greet reception on Friday, June 5’th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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The May exhibition at Greg Lawson Galleries features 20 historic images of people from various backgrounds living “In the Moment.”  The photographs are not of professional models, rather they are candids of people from across the world celebrating cultural influences or simply pursuing their daily life.  Whether at work or leisure, diversities ranging from tribal people of Africa to an historic Chinese botanic merchant in the Mao era dress of the day, Peruvian dancers, a Hungarian flower merchant, romancing Americans, an Indian snake charmer and a Mexican mariachi are among the images selected for the show.  Greg Lawson is noted for images of the natural world but in his words “People being themselves is an essence of nature I’ve not overlooked but have rarely displayed.”  A gallery meet-and-greet reception took place Friday, May 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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Wild blue globe thistles in the south of France

Wild blue globe thistles blooming in the south of France

Celebrating the return of floral season, Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery in West Sedona presents an image showcase of blossoms and blooms while also offering a caution to hikers: Potential Flower Hazard!  Greg Lawson has crawled around the four corners of earth capturing its elements in oftentimes precarious situations for decades without incident. But in a daytrip to southern Arizona in mid-March, he broke his ankle in nothing more than a field of delicate wildflowers. April’s showcase nonetheless focused on flowers to celebrate the advent of spring. Greg indeed made it to the gallery to greet visitors on Saturday April 4’th.

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Anyone who knows him knows that naturalist and world photographer Greg Lawson loves animals! With such an “Animal Attraction” Greg Lawson Galleries dedicated February and March to kindred animal lovers with an image showcase featuring a gaggle of earth’s captivating creatures.  New images were released during the First Friday Gallery Tours on February 6’th and March 6’th.  Experience Greg Lawson’s animal encounters from around the world, many up close and personal, in his show “Face to Face” at Passion for Place  art gallery. Photographer Greg Lawson's Face to Face Animal Encounters WhiteLightEvent-GregLawsonGalleriesJ A N U A R Y   2 0 1 5

“WHITE LIGHT — When Snow & Ice Predominate” . . . In much of the world winter light is reflected off snow and ice resulting in the capacity to brighten even the darkest days.  Nature’s frosty transformations are the focus in January at Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, January 2nd, 5-8pm.

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Friday, December 5’th, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Gallery Tour.  As Autumn falls and Winter rises, fall motifs and winter themes blend at Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery in West Sedona where their current show “Fall Into Winter” exhibits the essence of both seasons through global landscape and wildlife imagery. Naturalist and photographer Greg Lawson will be available to sign copies of his collectible coffee table gift books from 5-8 pm.

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Friday, November 7’th, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Gallery Tour.  Greg Lawson Galleries features reflections from across the globe in their November show “Mirror-Mirror.” Visitors will see mirrored images from Sedona and the region as well as from elsewhere in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Antarctica. Selections including landscapes, architecture and wildlife will be scattered around the gallery taking visitors on a photographic visual tour around-the-world.

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Friday, October 3’rd, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Gallery Tour.  Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery celebrates the season with “OctoberPHest!” Photography and Fall color are a match made in October – a time reliable for enjoying the dramatic russets, golds, ambers, and reds of Autumn. The gallery will focus on Fall’s flame of color where seasonal images from North America, Asia, and Europe will last long after the last leaf has fallen. Sedona Photographer Greg Lawson's Passion for Place

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Friday, September 5’th, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Gallery Tour.  Greg Lawson Galleries invites visitors on a visual journey with new images featuring a “Northern Exposure.” Sense naturalist / photographer Greg Lawson’s “passion for place” through initial releases from his 2014 expeditions into Scandinavia and Northern Ireland alongside his extensive collection of natural world, landscape, wildlife and global destination images.

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2014 Sedona Hummingbird Festival, August 1-3August 1-3:  Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery joins with all of Sedona in welcoming the 2014 Sedona Hummingbird Festival featuring presentations by hummingbird experts and guest speakers from around the world.  Festival attendees can enjoy garden tours, sunrise breakfasts at hummingbird “hotspots,” birding trips, art exhibits, a gala banquet, and a hummingbird marketplace to shop for everything hummingbird!  Arizona is known as one of the top states for seeing many hummingbird species and there’s no better time for Sedona’s Hummingbird Festival than the first week of August when Sedona’s hummingbird population is at its peak!

Hummingbird Festival presentations will take place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.  For tickets and more information visit the Hummingbird Society website or call the society at (928)284-2251

Sedona Hummingbird Festival Season at Greg Lawson Galleries

Join Greg Lawson Galleries on Friday, August 1, 5:00-800 pm for Sedona’s First Friday Art Tour as we welcome hummingbird season with images celebrating the small birds embodying love, beauty, and lightness of being.

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Sedona Chamber of Commerce Mixer at Greg Lawson Galleries, Thursday July 24, 5:30-7:00 pmThursday, July 24, 5:30-7:00 pm:  Greg Lawson Galleries and Avano Bistro packed in a record-breaking attendance for a July Sedona Chamber of Commerce Mixer.  Visitors had the opportunity to tour the gallery while sampling Avano Bistro’s contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and refreshments. Drawings were held for several valuable prizes given away during the event, including limited edition coffee-table books from Oakana House Publishers and summer season chairlift tickets for the Arizona Snowbowl. At Arizona Snowbowl passengers are lifted 11,500 feet onto the San Francisco Peaks where northern Arizona’s expansive beauty can be viewed including vistas from the red rocks of Sedona to the walls of the Grand Canyon!

Friday, July 4, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Gallery Tour

Celebrate America’s glorious and picturesque seasonal diversity at Greg Natural States by Greg LawsonLawson Galleries with images on display from Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula to the Florida Keys; from Maine’s rugged coast to surprise landforms in the Kansas heartland; from a flowery springtime show in Texas to a Colorado hoarfrost spectacle; from vibrant Wisconsin fall color to summertime pond reflections in an historic Hawaiian fishpond. Each of the fifty United States is represented in Greg Lawson’s colorful hardbound volume Natural States, available at the gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Fresh from his expedition into the Arctic Circle, Greg Lawson will be on hand during the “First Friday Gallery Tour” to meet and sign copies of this and other books from his collection.

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Sunday, June 22, 12:00-4:00 pm:  Meet Greg Lawson in the gallery!

Friday, June 6, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Visit the gallery for the Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Art Tour!  Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery is featuring a “Wild in the West” theme with newly unveiled images highlighting regional vistas and wildlife of the grand American Southwest. View a sneak-peak of Lawson’s new global portraits collection coming soon! Take a visual journey around-the-world in the gallery’s showrooms which feature images from all seven continents of the earth.

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Friday, May 2, 5:00-8:00 pm:  Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Art Tour

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"Birds of Sedona" with Dena Greenwood at Greg Lawson Galleries Friday April 18, 2014 at 7:00pm

Lecture and Slideshow Presentation

Birds of Sedona

with local bird expert

Dena Greenwood

Dena Greenwood began her birding adventures over 25 years ago as an Arizona State Park’s ranger leading bird walks at State Parks and developing bird guides.  She received her graduate degree in environmental biology with an emphasis in ornithology, botany and geology.  She conducted bird research for Colorado Plateau Research Station, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service on the Verde, Colorado, and San Juan River corridors.  Greenwood has been guiding birding field trips throughout the Southwest for over 20 years with the Elderhostel program and the Audubon Society.  She is a board member and field trip Chair for Northern Arizona Audubon Society and a founding committee member of the Verde Valley Bird and Nature Festival organizing field trips for the Festival.  She currently manages Jay’s Bird Barn in Sedona and leads Wednesday bird walks.  By virtue of our region’s amazing diversity of habitat and bird life, Dena will share how Sedona and the Verde Valley area of central Arizona is indeed a bird lover’s paradise!

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March 27:  6:00 pm – Meet Your Mayor! Sedona Mayor Rob Adams will be at the gallery at 6pm to meet and greet residents and visitors.

March 14: 7:30-8:30 am – Democracy Now! anchor and investigative journalist Amy Goodman is known for throwing light into the darker corners of society.  She will be in the gallery to meet Sedonan’s for this early morning eye-opener event. Regardless of the weather,  come for coffee and the sunshine of Amy Goodman during her brief promotional stopover in Sedona. Journalist Amy Goodman at Greg Lawson Galleries Friday March 14 at 7:30 am   March 14:  6:00-8:00 pm  Wisdom & Art From the Heart by Marita Gale An Evening of Poetry with Marita Gale. Poetry reading & Book Signing Listen to local Sedona artist and poet Marita Gale recite poetry from her most recent books and share creative productions.  Gale will offer guests a free poem for themselves or a loved one and invite guests to share their own poems.