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The summer season is winding down across the state, but Sedona is still going strong with popular events enticing visitors to stay.
The Verde Valley Archaeology Center is hosting a free presentation on the importance of aerial photography in archaeology.  They are also inaugurating the Sherman Loy Memorial Award, given annually to an avocational archaeologist for their outstanding efforts in the protection and promotion of the archaeological heritage of the Verde Valley.
Accomplished painter Michael Orwick has agreed to judge the Gateway To Sedona Artist Competition for September 2014.  Sharing an interest in the goals of the competition, Michael also wants to make it possible for people to have access to studio art materials and instruction in places around the world like Belize where there is no art in schools and few art supplies.
Fine artist Ryan O’Sullivan’s passion for the natural world is vividly demonstrated in his paintings.  His use of color and fine attention to detail draw the viewer into the artwork and bring the subject to life.
Beth Macy is an accomplished fine artist whose paintings can be found in collections globally, from New York to Australia. She has won awards and honors from Oil Painters of America, The New City Arts Foundation, Newburyport Art Association, and Cambridge Art Association.
Cara J's paintings and drawings contain both abstract and figurative representational elements and include many anatomical studies. Some of her recent paintings focus on botanical imagery, including plants, flowers, and landscapes.
Sarah Wherry is a Perth, Australia-based mixed media artist specializing in textural pieces on canvas that display color and movement. In her paintings she uses varying hues and textures to create what she terms “Abstract Illustration.”
Sue Granskie is an award-winning muralist and professional painter for over 25 years.  Her painting repertoire includes murals on canvas, tromp l’oeil, and acrylics.
September signals the beginning of some of the most popular and beloved fiestas and festivals at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. Kicking off the season in grand style is Fiesta del Tlaquepaque, a celebration of arts and culture like no other, going stronger than ever after 41 years!
The collaboration of artists that is Sticks has made a national name for itself creating everything from colorful Lazy Susans to benches, nesting tables, dining tables and more, with a variety of palettes and designs.
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