Art Blog

June, 2013 - Sedona, Arizona


Sedona Arts Center proudly presents SEDONA PHOTOFEST 2013 from June 4-9, 2013 with a full free day of events on Thursday June 6, 2013. Join John Paul Caponigro, Tony Sweet, Scott Stulberg and Suzanne Mathia and immerse yourself in the world of photography between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on June 6, 2013. The FREE DAY has outgrown the original venue and has been relocated to the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School located at 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona to accommodate the overwhelming response.


The free day of presentations is sponsored by the City of Sedona with the keynote presentation by John Paul Caponigro from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and sponsored by Canon. The free day of presentations by master photographers is a rich mix of information and inspiration on technique, process and the hunt for subject matter that all photographers face. Each presenter will be instructing a workshop during PhotoFest 2013. Here’s the complete schedule of events:


9:00–10:30 a.m. Tony Sweet “Textures of Reality”

Presents his photographs from world travels and talks about his processing techniques. He will also present some images that resulted from the Sedona Workshop that took place June 4 & 5th.


10:30 a.m.– Noon Scott Stulberg “Travel Photography”

Scott Stulberg discusses his process for “Travel Photography” and will present his photographs from world travels while sharing his processing techniques.  He will also preview his use of Photoshop plug-ins that will be used in his workshop to bring about stunning finished products.


Noon–1:30 Lunch break!Take a break and explore one of Sedona’s many great places to eat!


1:30–3:30 p.m.  Keynote – “Process” with John Paul Caponigro

Sponsored by Canon, John Paul Caponigro discusses aspects of his latest book on creative photography entitled “Process,” in which he illustrates how the written word, small drawings, and unexpected aspects of creativity influence his photographic process. Caponigro is a nationally recognized speaker offering innovative images. John details the many aspects of his creative process - color, composition, drawing, iphoneography, writing and more.


3:30–5:00 Suzanne Mathia  “Workflow Lightroom & Photoshop”

Suzanne presents secrets of Lightroom and Photoshop and gives examples of workflow strategies used for various outcomes from books to prints and the web.


PhotoFest is now in its third year and is a presentation of the Sedona Arts Center. As part of the event, the Sedona Arts Center is also hosting two outstanding exhibitions opening on June 3rd at 1 p.m. with receptions on June 7th First Friday from 5–8 p.m. In the Theatre Studio at the Arts Center, Scott Stulberg will be exhibiting many of his large travel photographs.  Scott’s years of international travel and his gift for working with people make his photos unique moments in time. In the adjacent Special Exhibition Gallery, the Sedona Camera Club is exhibiting a special member’s juried show. The club has been continuously operating since 1952 and encompasses members encompassing the Verde Valley. Besides monthly meetings, club activities include workshops, programs by noted photographers, one-day field trips and multi-day outings. Guests are always welcome at the meetings. Both exhibitions will run simultaneously through June 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Sedona Arts Center.


Visit for the entire spectrum of the program. Online registrations are available for the Free Day as well as the workshops, or call the Sedona Arts Center at 928-282-3809.


Remember: grow; learn; conserve; preserve; create; question; educate; change; and free your mind.

About: Kelli Klymenko is an artist, teacher, marketing director and free thinker experiencing life in one of the most inspiring and picturesque places on earth with his fabulous wife and children.