Author Archives: Judy Grossman

Art is Calling Me and I Must Go

Cathedral Rock at Sunset, Sedona, AZ – the view from my bedroom in 2017

 

Sedona Summer Colony Campus

 

Hiking on Bell Rock in 2017

 

My Studio 2017- hoping I get the same one for 2018

 

During a monsoon rain looking out my studio window, the day my studio flooded. There’s a building out there. Can you see it? That’s not fog, it’s RAIN!

 

I am honored to have been invited back to the Sedona Summer Colony, an artist residency located about 20 minutes outside of the Village of Oak Creek on the 300 acre property of Verde Valley High School boarding school.   For those of you that may not know what an artist residency is, it’s like a sabbatical, where an artist can take the time to explore her inner most creative realms and not be disturbed by the demands of the outside world.  there are no workshops to go to, no “have to’s” to tend to.  Two delicious meals a day are served, we live in the dorms in rooms by ourselves.  We gather at meals and talk about what we do, how we create, where our blocks are, how we hurdle them, whatever  our creative minds yearn for, we can discuss and be vulnerable about our sharing.  It is a gathering of all kinds of creatives; visual artists, sculptors, musicians, writers, ceramicists, even wearable arts artists.  The conversations are always stimulating and intriguing.  There are hikes to swimming holes, visits to museums, vortexes, Indian Reservations, and quiet walks on the property.  Continue Reading