The popular fine craft exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual juried show features jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more. This year’s exhibition will be open November 17 – December 19, 2015, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm.
There will be a members’ preview Reception on Friday, November 13, 6-8 p.m., that includes a 10% discount on purchases of artwork for all members of the Flagstaff Arts Council. You can become a member here. There will also be a Public Reception on Saturday, November 14, 6-8 p.m.
In our lobby, we host It’s Ornamental on our Christmas Tree. Many of the participating artists have created one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments for the holiday season. They donated these to the Arts Council, and we sell them at affordable prices ($5 – $35) to raise money to support exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
It’s Elemental is an annual exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, serving as a perfect lead up to the holiday season. It has its roots from the earliest days at the Center, from the mid-1980′s to the mid-1990′s. Back then, the exhibition was titled, “Wood, Fiber, Clay.” The Center closed in the late 1990′s, but when it reopened in 2001, the exhibition returned with its current name and concept.
Artists included in the It’s Elemental exhibition for 2015 are: Louie Albertson, Margaret Anderson, Jeanette Baker, Wally Blanchard, Elizabeth Bonzani, Cathi Borthwick, Steve Bramon, Valarie Connell, Michael Davis, Rudy Erdmann, Lalana Fedorschak, Don Fethkenher, Sondra Francis, Gallina Franz, Erin Gooch, Judi Hartman, Jennifer Holt, Terry Israelson, Zac Kothrade, Sharon McGinnis, Jerry McGlothlin, Christina Norlin, Kevin Okon, Joni Pevarnik, Natalie Reed-Goehl, Tolley Rippon, Elisa Rosales, Leancy Rupert, Joan Scott, Ryanne Sebern, Jocelyne Champagne Shiner, Brenda Smith, Monte Voepel, Matthew Wheeler, Tom Williams, and Susan Wilson. Our jurors, Sharon Richards, Bob Fain and Chandra Hemminger, will also have art in the exhibition.
The exhibition is accompanied by the Fine Craft Sale on December 5-6, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 – 4 p.m on Sunday. The Fine Craft Sale is a juried holiday marketplace featuring local craftspeople. Now in its eighth year, the Sale is a popular fixture in Flagstaff’s holiday season.
It’s Elemental is generously supported by: