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Road Trip Labor Day Weekend 2018 – Part I


Road Trip Labor Day Weekend 2018 – Part I

For the Labor Day Weekend we decided to take a Road Trip and head north to the Grand Canyon. Our first stop early Saturday morning was Starbucks, Blonde Flat White with whole milk for Connie, and a dark roast with room for cream for me. Plus we had our collection of road trip snacks. From the West Valley it’s the 303 freeway to the I-17 north.


I-17 North of Black Canyon City
Just past the Sunset Point rest stop exit we stopped for a moment to enjoy the early morning light. West of Sunset Point lie the Bradshaw Mountains, named for the brothers Issac and William D. Bradshaw. Before that they were known as the Silver Mountain Range.

Clouds Over Sunset Point – 6:27 AM


We exited I-17 at State Route 179 for Sedona. The other reason for our trip was to stop by the Sedona Arts Center and drop of a few pieces of artwork for their First Friday reception in September. Below is the view as we arrived into Sedona, the roads were still wet from a recent thundershower.

Entering Red Rock Country – 7:27 AM

Below is the view of Wilson Mountain and Steamboat Rock from Oak Creek near the Tlaquepaquae Arts & Crafts Village.

Oak Creek Full Of Green – 7:59 AM

We arrived early into Sedona, giving us a little time to enjoy a few places before the Sedona Arts Center opened. Below is the view from the Red Rock Loop Road before heading to the Wildflower Bread Company in Uptown Sedona for a breakfast sandwich on a double toasted sesame seed bagel.

Thru The Trees To Cathedral Rock – 8:16 AM


After leaving the Sedona Arts Center we headed north on State Route 89A thru Oak Creek Canyon toward Flagstaff. Below is a view of the San Francisco Peaks (highest point in Arizona) from U.S. Route 180 after stopping in Flagstaff for gas. It’s normally best to avoid paying for gas the closer you get to the Grand Canyon.

Summer Wildflowers – 11:33 AM

Below is another view of the San Francisco Peaks from U.S. Route 180, looking southeast on our way north to State Route 64.

Scenic Drive By The Peaks – 12:37 PM


South Rim Grand Canyon
This is the view as we pulled into Grandview Point (looking northwest), 12 miles west of Grand Canyon Village along Desert View Drive. Before the construction of the El Tovar Lodge, Grandview was the first place along the rim to be developed for tourists, a hotel was built in 1895, but was only in operation for a few years.

Grandview Storm – 2:24 PM

Save view after the rain.

Oak Creek Full Of Green – 2:57 PM

End Of Part I
This is the end of part one, hope to have part two finished soon. 🙂

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Sedona Arts Center 12 x 12 Fundraiser 2017


Sedona Arts Center 12 x 12 Fundraiser 2017

Sedona Art Center 12 x 12 Fundraiser 2017

White Rooster Portrait


Sedona Arts Center 12 x 12 Project and Fundraiser

We are donating our “White Rooster Portrait” mounted on a 12 x 12 x 2 Museum Box™ to the Sedona Art Center for their 12 x 12 Fundraiser. The event is to help support their arts education programs and community arts outreach projects. All artwork for the exhibit will be 12 x 12, and available for $250. The reception is Friday, May 12 and is located in the historic Art Barn. Doors open at 5:30pm. Over 100 Artists will be contributing to the annual event.

White Rooster Portrait

The Rooster image was captured from the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park located in Litchfield Park Arizona. The park has Arizona’s largest collection of exotic and endangered animals, with more than 600 separate species. The Elote Cafe in Sedona also currently has the “White Rooster Portrait” on display, where it is called “El Gallo Sabio” (The Wise Rooster).  It was also part of our Derivatives Exhibit at the Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center.

Museum Box™

The Wise Rooster is printed using archival ink (Dark Storage Permanence Ratings well in excess of 200 years and over 400 years for black & white) and printed on Epson Velvet Fine Art paper (100% cotton rag for archivability). Each print is mounted to a ultra-smooth kaolin clay ground surface, which is archival and acid-free. The 2 inch side panels are made from sustainable forest products and stained to complement the image. Each box is signed and hand numbered on the back. The Museum Box™ can hang on a wall or sit on a shelf. No glass or glazing is put between you and the art (only a protective UV coating), allowing you to see the beauty of the rag paper.

All artwork on is available on a Museum Box™, currently as small as 6 x 6 or as large as 30 x 60.


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