Father Sky by Arline Martens

More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. We have grown so isolated from night that in much of our culture it has become alien and fearful. NightVisions seeks to re-open our positive connections to the natural night and to bridge the divide separating artistic from scientific perception, promoting the idea that science and art are two intertwined aspects of human experience.

In other words, NightVisions is an art exhibition that celebrates the beauty of the night sky. Showing for the sixth time, the exhibition is hosted at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff was designated as the world’s first International Dark Skies City, enacting limitations on light pollution to preserve the community’s exquisite view of the night sky, and leading a worldwide movement.

Congratulations to this year’s Jury Prize winners for NightVisions 2017:

  • Best in Show: Arline Martens for Father Sky Mother Earth (pictured above)
  • Second Prize: Noah Stein for Hati Hróðvitnisson / The Devouring Light
  • Third Prize: Sharon McGinnis for Moonrise

Starry Night by Sean Heavey

NightVisions opened with a Members Reception on Thursday, June 8, 2017. There will be a public Opening Reception on Thursday, June 15. The exhibition will be open to the public from June 13 through July 29, 2017. The exhibition is produced by the Flagstaff Arts Council in partnership with the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition.

The participating artists in NightVisions 2017 are:

Elizabeth Bonzani, Flagstaff, AZ
Cathi Borthwick, Flagstaff, AZ
Ty Cook, Yuma, AZ
Joe Cornett, Flagstaff, AZ
Jeffrey DaCosta, Tucson, AZ
Regina Dell, Flagstaff, AZ
Diane Fairfield, Saint David, AZ
Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko, McHenry, IL
Candace Greenburg, Tucson, AZ
Theodore Greer, Jemez Springs, NM
Frederica Hall, Flagstaff, AZ
Sean Heavey, Glasgow, MT
Theresa Hentz, Tucson, AZ
Stan Honda, New York, NY
Janek Keediniihii, Flagstaff, AZ
Kay Kenny, South Orange, NJ
Karen Knorowski, Flagstaff, AZ
Simon Kregar, Tucson, AZ
Nick Lawrence, Flagstaff, AZ
Sonja London-Hall, Flagstaff, AZ
Sandra Luehrsen, Tempe, AZ
Arline Martens, Flagstaff, AZ
Sharon McGinnis, Flagstaff, AZ
Xanthe Miller, El Paso, TX
SD Nelson, Flagstaff, AZ
Jim Nickelson, Camden, ME
Rebecca Nolda, Placitas, NM
Jane Notides-Benzing, Rochester, NY
Lynn Overend, Flagstaff, AZ
James Peterson, Sedona, AZ
Michael Pierre Price, Phoenix, AZ
Sharon Richards, Flagstaff, AZ
Noah Stein, Portland, OR
Jody Tanner, Flagstaff, AZ
Stewart Thomson, Flagstaff, AZ
Rhonda Thomas Urdang, Flagstaff, AZ
Kenneth Walters, Flagstaff, AZ
Kristin Whitten, Flagstaff, AZ
Jane Yudelman, Cambridge, MA

NightVisions was juried by Paula Rice, Lance Diskan, and John Tannous (replacing Alan Petersen who had to step down from the jury).

Night Visions is generously supported by:

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