Past Major Exhibitions

The following is a list of links to past exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Most of the links go to pages with virtual galleries where you can see images of all the artwork that was on display in each exhibition. This is not a comprehensive list of past exhibitions at the Center, which has a history that goes back to the early 1980’s.

Hope + Trauma in a Poisoned Land | August-October 2017

Fires of Change | September-October 2015

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Memento Mori: Tina Mion | June-August 2014

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Virga: The Hunt for Water, Shawn Skabelund | September-October 2013

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Beyond the Border | September-October 2012

120. Musicians playing on the beach in Tijuana, seen through the border wall at a location designated as Friendship Park in the 1970s..

Across the Divide | June-August 2012

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Landscape Interrupted | January-February 2010

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All Past Exhibitions

Emergence

Aspen Corners, Charles Claude Showing in the Hidden Light Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Emergence features [...]

River Reflections

In the Hidden Light Gallery, River Reflections features art work by ten artists who journeyed on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon for nine days. The exhibition will be open January 15 through April 7, 2018, with a reception January 13.

MAPS: Enigmatic Landscape

Exhibition of digital prints by Michael Pierre Price in the Jewel Gallery. This exhibition will open with a brunch reception, Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11am-1pm. Open during regular gallery hours from April 10 through June 9, 2018.

Echoes of Loss

Echoes of Loss is an invitational art exhibition that explores artistic responses to loss and catastrophe. Opens with a brunch reception on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11am-1pm. It will be open during regular gallery hours from April 10 through June 9, 2018.

Learning From the Masters

This juried group exhibition features K-6 youth art made as part of Flagstaff's Masterpiece Art Program. On display in the Jewel Gallery from February 26 - March 24, 2018. Reception February 23.

Youth Art Exhibition 2018

The Youth Art Exhibition, in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Over 350 works of art! Open February 23 - March 24, 2018, in the Main Gallery.

A Choctaw Story of Land and Blood

A Native Story of Land and Blood is a solo art exhibition by Prescott-based native artist Karen Clarkson. The exhibition opens in the Jewel Gallery with receptions on January 6 and 13, 2018, and will be open during regular hours January 9 - February 10, 2018.

Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra

Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video exhibition which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society. It opens with receptions on January 6 and 13, 2018, and is open during regular hours January 9 - February 10, 2018.

Aggregate

Aggregate is a series of paintings by Flagstaff artist Caryn Bopp. The exhibition will be open in the Hidden Light Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts from October 20 through December 16, 2018.

Foundations 2017

Foundations is a juried exhibition of artwork by local college student artists, showing jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more. Exhibition open in the Jewel Gallery Nov 14 - Dec 16. Openings Nov 10-11.

It’s Elemental 2017

It’s Elemental celebrates the talent and creativity of Arizona’s craftspeople by showcasing fine craft work that demonstrates a command of the medium and a high level of workmanship and design. Exhibition open Nov 14 - Dec 16, 2017. Receptions Nov 10-11.

Hope + Trauma in a Poisoned Land

This major art exhibition will explore the impact of uranium mining on Navajo lands and people, through the eyes of more than two dozen artists, including Navajo and Native artists. The show opens with a Reception for Arts Council members on Saturday, August 12, 6-8pm. It will be open to the public August 15 - October 28, 2017.

The Living Subject

Louie of Gadsden - Amy Martin The Living Subject is a group exhibition featuring the work of three [...]

Part of a Larger Story

Exhibition featuring the work of Eric Boos in the Jewel Gallery. Through this work, Boos explores human interactions and relationships as seen through the timeless lens of classical art and the mythologies of western civilization. The exhibition will be open June 13 - July 29, 2017.

Photography That Matters

The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present an exhibition of black and white photography in the Hidden Light Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Photography That Matters is open from July 25 through September 30, 2017. Brunch reception July 23, 11am-1pm.

NightVisions 2017

NightVisions is an art exhibition that celebrates the beauty of the night sky. Flagstaff is the world’s first International Dark Skies City, limiting light pollution to preserve our exquisite view of the night sky. Exhibition is open June 13 - July 29, 2017.

Altared States

Altared States: Symbols, Relics, and Totems, showing in the Jewel Gallery, is a celebration of the mysteries of the junction where art and spirituality merge. It features work by Flagstaff based artists Elizabeth Bonzani and Tanner C. Jensen. Open April 11 – May 27, 2017.

Breaking the Barrier

An exhibition featuring interactive artworks in a variety of mediums that engage with the five senses; sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. Everyone who walks through the door will essentially become part of the exhibition. Reception April 8. Show open April 11 - May 27, 2017.

Youth Art Exhibition 2017

The annual Youth Art Exhibition features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more, with over 350 works of art! Open Feb. 25 - Mar. 25, 2017.

Ecstasies and Homilies

Award-winning artist David Christiana shows a series of egg tempera paintings, all on 16” x 20” panels, titled “Ecstasies and Homilies," in the Hidden Light Gallery, through April 15, 2017. Artist talk on April 13 at 5:30pm.

Luster

The Luster series by Arizona artist Mary Meyer is an ongoing body of work that features an evolution of cast aluminum forms originally hand sculpted in clay. Receptions January 12 and 14. Open January 17 - February 11, 2017.

10×10 Exhibition & Sale 2017

The 10x10 Exhibition and Sale features 100 local artists showing newly created work sized at 10 inches by 10 inches specially for this show. Open January 17 - February 11, 2017. Members preview reception January 12, 2017.

Foundations 2016

Foundations is a juried exhibition of artwork by local college student artists that accompanies the It's Elemental exhibition. Open November 15 - December 17, 2016.

A Wild Beauty

A Wild Beauty celebrates the character, beauty, and history of the land and people of Coconino County for the 125th Anniversary of its establishment. Open in the new Hidden Light Gallery from October 15 - December 17.

It’s Elemental 2016

The popular fine craft exhibition is slated for November 15 – December 17, 2016. The members' preview reception will be held on Friday, November 11, and a public opening reception on Saturday, November 12.

The Last Bookstores

Bryan David Griffith's 'The Last Bookstores' documents independent bookstores and their survival and potential comeback. Open in the Jewel Gallery from August 23 - October 29, 2016.

Fires of Change

Fires of Change is an NEA-funded art exhibition that will explore, through the eyes of artists, the increase of wildfires in the Southwest and their impact on the land. Open September 5 - October 31, 2015.

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead celebrates the highly original work created by adult artists with developmental disabilities from four art centers in the United States including the Hozhoni Foundation. Exhibition is open in the Main Gallery from August 23 - October 29, 2016.

Moments of Peace

The exhibition of paintings, sculpture and murals creates a harmonious and tranquil experience for the viewer to inhabit. Open June 9 - August 6, 2016.

A New Latitude

A New Latitude will feature a diverse array of artwork by regional artists, and serve as a preview of the Art 35º North studio tour set for June 2016. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 9, 2016. Show is open June 11 - August 6, 2016.

Youth Art Exhibition 2016

The Youth Art Exhibition features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more. Open February 27 - April 2, 2016. Opening Reception: Friday, February 26, 4-7pm.

Before the Myth Makers

Exhibition of exquisite paintings by Flagstaff artist David Lash expressing his passion for wildlife. Open through May 28.

Southwestern Invitational Exhibition

The Southwestern Invitational Art Exhibition began in Yuma, the southwest corner of Arizona in 1966, and lasted three decades. It has been remade, traveling to six Arizona galleries. It shows at Coconino Center for the Arts in January 12 - February 14, 2016.

Precursors & Remnants

In Precursors and Remnants, photographer Steve Nyktas captures ordinary items in exquisite close-up detail, transforming them into the elegant and remarkable.

It’s Elemental 2015

The popular fine craft exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art in glass, wood, textiles, ceramics, and metal by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. This year's exhibition will be open November 17 - December 19, 2015.

Learning from the Masters

Artwork from Flagstaff's Masterpiece Art Program, which provides free art education to local elementary school children. Open February 26 - April 2, 2016.

Local Color 2016

Local Color is an art exhibition of connections, where artists choose the artists. 22 local artists will show art, as chosen by their peers and colleagues. Open April 16 - May 28, 2016.

Starlight

Starlight is the new exhibition in the Jewel Gallery featuring the night sky photography of photographer Stan Honda. September 4 - October 31, 2015.

Sei Saito: Journey

Journey features the artwork of Sei Saito, an accomplished Japanese artist living in Flagstaff. Saito creates large scale acrylic paintings ranging in size as big as 8 feet tall. Opens June 19 with a reception, then June 23 - August 15.

The Space Between

The Space Between, an exhibition of the work of Prescott artist Jan Marshall, will show in The Jewel Gallery.

Foundations 2015

Foundations is a juried exhibition of artwork by local college student artists that accompanies the It's Elemental exhibition.

STEM City Arts

The new exhibition STEM City Arts features art that considers Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math as its subject matter or as central to its creation. Opens with a reception April 11, then open April 14 - June 6, 2015.

Youth Art Exhibition 2015

An exhibition featuring artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more. Opening Celebration February 27, 4 pm – 7 pm A handful of great performances are scheduled throughout the evening...

10×10 Exhibition & Sale

The Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present the 10x10 Exhibition & Sale. 10x10 features 100 artists working within the [...]

It’s Elemental 2014

Tile Rattle by Adrianne Dienno The popular fine craft exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople [...]

NightVisions V

LH95 by Theresa Hentz Coming to the Coconino Center for the Arts for the fifth time, the NightVisions [...]

Tina Mion: Memento Mori

“Memento Mori” is Latin for “remember that you will die”. Memento Mori paintings were common in Europe and throughout the world [...]

LOCAL: Color – 2014

Middays Meal by Baje Whitethorne Jr LOCAL : COLOR is an art exhibition about connections. We invited [...]

(un)Still Life – 2014

(un)Still Life was open January-February 2014 at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Through the exhibition, we aimed to explore both [...]

It’s Elemental – 2013

The popular fine crafts exhibition, It's Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual juried show [...]

Virga: the Hunt for Water – 2013

Gallery View, Virga: The Hunt for Water by Shawn Skabelund Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ, 2013 [...]

Four Corners Quilts – 2013

The Four Corners unifies the cultures and territories of the southwestern United States, similar to the four corners of a [...]

Underneath It All – 2013

Underneath It All The Flagstaff Arts Council presented Underneath It All: Desire, Power, Memory & Lingerie - an art [...]

It’s Elemental – 2012

The popular fine crafts exhibition, It's Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual [...]

Beyond the Border – 2012

Friendship Park / El Parque de la Amistad byKrista Schlyer Flagstaff Arts Council was very pleased to have presented this [...]

Across the Divide – 2012

Hemisphere Block by Trevor Dunn Across the Divide encompassed the vast array of contemporary ceramics in the sculptural [...]

It’s Elemental – 2011

The popular fine crafts exhibition, It’s Elemental, showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. The annual [...]

NightVisions IV – 2011

Night at High Noon by Dave Schleicher Night Visions IV was a collection of artwork explores and celebrates the [...]

Domestic Neon

When I was a Boy Montana artist Willem Volkersz uses neon, paint, and found objects to create narrative [...]

Landscape Interrupted – 2010

Mitchell Butte, Utah/Arizona Border, 1995 by Terry Falke In contemporary times it is hard to consider nature as [...]

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