Monday, January 13, 2014

Sedona Local Artists Coop

While visiting the Village of Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona yesterday, I happened upon what I think is a true artists' coop, run and owned by artists. Village Gallery of Local Artists is located at 6500 Highway 179, Sedona (in the Village of Oak Creek).

Landscape Photographer, Grazina Wade, was working her shift when I opened the sliding glass doors and walked in. A conversation began, and I guess it was apparent that I was an artist since she asked me if I was one. "Well, yes...", I said. She then proceeded to take time to explain this particular artists' coop and the advantages of joining. She talked about the wonderful artists that exhibit their work there, showing me their work during our chat.

Then she took me to her wall of amazing photographs. The one of Bryce Canyon in Utah is stunning. She talked about the glow at a particular time in the afternoon that she just loves to capture as she pointed to the tips of the rocks in the photograph. Her Artist Statement on the coop website, is inspiring and well-written.

Mary Rush Gravelle, Artist
If you visit Sedona, seek out this artists' coop and buy local art. You will have the satisfaction of making the artists happy while aiding their lives and the life of the coop. Your support affords the artist to keep on doing what they do. It also allows them to have a beautiful place to exhibit it so you can find it.

Until Next Week
• Create art
• Appreciate art
• Buy art

I would love to hear your comments on this article, please leave one if you feel inspired.

About the author: Mary Rush Gravelle is an artist who resides in Cottonwood, Arizona with her beloved cat, Sir Kitty. Find her work and daily comments on her facebook page. Her art can be seen on her website, She can be contacted via email at:

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