Mountain Trails Gallery hosts The Splendor of the West reception, Feb. 5

Standing in the Light by Invoice Cramer, 12 x 16 oil.

Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village carries on its dedication to showcasing artists who are passionate about the American West with a new exhibition “The Splendor of the West,” which opens with a reception on Friday, Feb. 5, from 4-7 pm.

The gallery shines a light on equally up to date and traditional design artists who focus on the visuals, the functions, and ideas that are exclusive to them about the West: landscape artists emphasis on the magnificence of the seasons, sculpture artists make stories distinctive to the West, and wildlife artists present their adventures with animals in mother nature.

Arizona landscape artists provide new daily life to their creations with works this kind of as “Standing in the Light” by Monthly bill Cramer, “Rhythmic Waters” by Betty Carr, “Castles in the Air” by Marcia Molnar, and “Phoenix Rising” by Gregory Stocks.

All these landscape strategies needed the artist to be in just the appropriate spot at the best time to seize their vibrant and lively paintings.

Also dynamic are landscapes from Utah painters Michelle Condrat with her modern Grand Canyon landscape “Sunbeam” and Simon Winegar’s rural painting “Flowering.”

The two richly painted oils invite our thoughts to seem towards the sunshine of hotter temperature which is just all over the corner.

Sculpture artists Susan Kliewer, Curt Mattson, and Deborah Copenhaver Fellows have a heartfelt admiration and respect for the historical past of the American West.

Each individual of these Arizona artists provides their experiences and talents to their usually-noble depictions of the story they are telling.

With a track record in ranching, horses, as perfectly as getting a shut affinity to many Indigenous American tribes and pueblos that are unique to the West, the artists’ bronze sculptures are crammed with facts of historic reference points and great-natured interactions.

Of be aware is Fellows’ sculpture which is committed to women pioneers.

“In the 1840s and 1850s, lots of thousands of People had desires of relocating west and settling in Oregon or California. It was a extended and hazardous journey. Courageous females who built that journey normally gave birth on the “Trail of Dreams,” writes Fellows.

Also, the regal bronze “Desert Dreams” by Susan Kliewer depicts the regular Navajo “Beauty Way” prayer in honor of the 4 directions.

Wildlife sculptors and painters notify their activities interacting with nature and animals that we have occur to know in the West.

Arizona artist Doyle Hostetler delivers his observation of a desert flicker to light from an angle that delivers the viewer up near to the curious character of this cactus loving chook in his “Desert Bounty” portray.

In the “Little Zia Birds ‘n Blue” portray by community artist Lisa Danielle, the uniquely patterned, historic Zia Pueblo pot exhibits their fascination with illustrations or photos of tropical birds launched by their southern trading neighbors.

A finely thorough colored pencil portray “Red Breasted Nuthatch” by Sedona artist Sandra Byland is also a emphasize, as effectively as new wildlife sculpture by Western artists Raymond Gibby and Bryce Pettit.

The gallery also presents just one-of-a-type jewellery operate by community artists Joan Roberts, Kim Yubeta, and Sandra Byland. In the cuff bracelets and necklaces by Susan Adams, the artist translates the elegance of the Apollo landing in her moonscape-like patterns.

All the uplifting functions of artwork in this exhibition are introduced to honor the sacred mother nature of magnificence, as very well as the gallery’s appreciation for the artists who continually remind us how privileged to be residing in or visiting the American West.  The reception for “The Magnificence of the West” on Friday, Feb. 5, from 4-7 p.m., is open to the public and continues by means of the month of February.

The gallery participates in the “Sedona. Secure. Clear. Ready” system and welcomes guests for the duration of standard gallery hrs (Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. right until 5 p.m., Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. right up until 6 p.m.) or by special appointment.

The artwork can also be considered on the gallery’s web-site at, which also features an interactive Gallery Tour, on Instagram at #mountaintrailssedona, and on Facebook @MTGSedona.

Get hold of the gallery at 928-282-3225 or [email protected]