Light on the Canyon
In November we're featuring Dawn Sutherland and her oil landscapes. Originally from Wisconsin but a local of Flagstaff since 2004, Dawn has long-since learned to capture the beauty of the Colorado Plateau. She is especially beloved for the way she expresses the delicate light of early morning and late evening on Grand Canyon's monumental cliffs and captures the feeling of sitting on the banks of the river at the bottom of the Canyon.
An active member of the art community and beyond, Dawn is a founding member of the Arizona Plein Air Painters and is a member of The Nature Conservancy, Grand Canyon Conservancy, Best Friends Animal Society, and Morris Animal Foundation. She has recently begun sharing her expertise with students as she teaches the fundamentals of landscape painting in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.
Rachel Richardson will be in the gallery BOTH Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th from 12:00-4:00pm with equipment to attach permanent jewelry, pieces from her new engraved teardrop collection, and of course she'll be ready to talk custom orders.
Nancy Foo will be joining her on Saturday, November 11th from 12:00-4:00pm with her new, sparkly stacking rings and bracelets and a wide selection of hand-cut stone jewelry.
Get a jump on your holiday shopping with handmade work by these two lovely Flagstaff locals!
Holiday Shopping and Extended Hours
It's coming up fast friends - the holiday season! Our artists are busy making beautiful art to gift to loved ones during this special time of year. We have a few things happening to make holiday shopping easier and to say thank you for shopping local!
Beginning November 24th our hours will be extended to:
We have work from over twenty artists available through our online store. Some of the items are immediately available but others will need to be created by the artist once your order is placed, so please order early!
If you don't see what you're looking for, call the gallery at 928-779-3790 so we can send you photos of stock and ship you items in time for the holidays or place a custom order for something special!
Local Love Downtown
If you want to avoid long lines and getting up early the day after Thanksgiving, come downtown for a laid back brunch and festive shopping! Lots of downtown businesses will have deals and giveaways for Slack Friday and Small Business Saturday (November 24th and 25th). The gallery will have a giveaway for three George Averbeck glass snow hearts: Anyone who makes a purchase on those two days will be entered to win!
We'll also be part of the Downtown Holiday Shopping Passport again. You just have to shop at 5 participating businesses OR spend a combined total of $250 from November 20, 2023 through January 1, 2024 and you'll be entered to win gift certificates from your favorite downtown businesses - including from AZ Handmade Gallery! You can check out the Downtown Flagstaff site for details on all their holiday happenings.
George Averbeck will round out the year as our featured artist in December with gorgeous glass ready for gifting and hanging on the tree!
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News and Events
See what events are coming up for AZ Handmade and Fire on the Mountain Galleries, including ArtWalk features for each month and special events like Blow Your Own Ornament workshops and artist demonstrations!