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Each fall, the Sedona Visual Artists Coalition produces an art exhibit based on a thought-provoking theme determined by the membership. The always well-attended opening reception attracts hundreds of patrons and includes a popular silent auction that typically earns our organization money to fund community giving programs. Since it is an annual event, local residents and tourists return in the fall to view this exhibit, which offers more of a museum experience than the local galleries provide. Fall Show 2015 opens Nov. 4th with an opening reception Nov. 6th.
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This annual celebration of the arts and artists is hosted by SVAC and includes Sedona and the Verde Valley. The Sedona Chamber of Commerce has deemed it a \"Signature Event in the Verde Valley\". The 3-day weekend event is a free, self-guided tour allowing visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily work spaces. This tour is held every spring and SVAC membership is required.
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A mentor is a tutor, a coach and a trusted guide. Becoming an art mentor is one small way to give of yourself. The SVAC Art Mentor Program goes where we are wanted and needed. The Program brings the joy of creativity to both mentors & students alike. Click the title link above for more information on this pay-it-forward program.
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Because the Mission Statement of SVAC centers around education, artistic development and community, it was natural for our organization to sponsor (or co-sponsor) scholarships for our local graduating high school seniors. Public announcements and the application process for college-bound graduates usually takes place during March-April of every year. The scholarships are awarded at an annual school ceremony. SVAC is delighted to help provide opportunities to our future artists.
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SVAC has revived a tradition that dates back to the Paris Salon and the Salon des Refusés held in 1863. The Salon rejected 3,000 pieces, creating an uproar among the rejected artists, so Emperor Napoleon III decreed that the rejected artists could exhibit their work in an annex to the regular Salon. The main objective of the Salon des Refusés was to allow public opinion to be the final judgment on what “acceptable” art is, thus creating a shift away from strict, academic, aristocratic doctrines regarding art. Non-members may submit to this juried exhibit.
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Blogs provide an easy way to promote your art, discuss your creative process, make exhibition announcements and build relationships with the public. As a member, you may submit art blog contributions for posting on the SVAC web site. The Event Calendar also allows members to list exhibitions, classes & other pertinent art happenings.
  • Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Pablo Picasso