In 1996, Nancy Robb Dunst brought together a handful of artists to develop an artistic community. This loosely organized group of visionaries has grown to almost 125 artists and is now known as the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition (SVAC). In 2006, SVAC established itself as a 501c3, non-profit, educational and charitable organization.

Community events

SVAC members participated in “art in public places” events sponsored by the Sedona arts and culture commission and numerous members have displayed at city hall over the years. The traveling exhibition, “embracing time: a celebration of aging” was shown in Flagstaff, Tucson, Phoenix and Sedona.

We manage and promote the annual open studio tour, which is always the last full weekend in April. Every spring, forty to 50 SVAC artists open their studio doors to the general public, displaying and demonstrating a wide range of mediums. The tour has been designated a signature event by the Sedona chamber of commerce and is attended by people from throughout the state and country.

We hold an annual member’s exhibition at the Sedona Arts Center. The exhibition is very successful and is widely attended by the community as well as out-of-town visitors.

For more information about current and upcoming SVAC sponsored events, please send an email to: president@sedonaartistscoalition.org

Benefits of Membership

Periodic meetings are planned to share artwork, techniques, opportunities, events and to provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for our members. Please see instructions and specifications on the “JOIN SVAC Page“. Meetings can consist of presentations on a topic of interest or field trips to artist’s studios. There is always time to socialize and make new friends.

Current members can showcase images of their artwork on the SVAC web page. The artist listing can include a link to a personal website, along with pertinent contact information. To submit data for your individual web page, please see instructions and specifications on the “JOIN SVAC Page“.

Other key benefits include:

Participate in our annual open studios tour and the annual member exhibition

Participation in meetings, programs, and other activities

Opportunity to serve on any of our active committees

Network with other members in our dynamic organization

Board of Directors




Julie Ronning Talbot


Claudia Ronaldson





Patty Hoisch

Sue Meyer

Cindi Horste

Darleene Nelson

Pilisa Rainbow Lady

Evelyn Albu

Julie Ronning Talbot

Open Studio Co-Chair

Mike Upp

Open Studio Co-Chair

Claudia Ronaldson

Annual Artist Exhibition Chair
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