Artists/Photographers Exhibits


Sharron Vincent Porter

Sharron V. Porter

A newcomer to Sedona, Sharron has been a practicing artist
and art instructor for most of her adult life.
She has with a bachelor’s degree in
Art Education from the University of Illinois,
a master’s degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University,
and years of supplementary art and education classes in
various disciplines. She has worked in nearly every visual
art media in her role as a high school and
middle school art teacher. Sharron has been a member of
cooperative galleries and art centers in
Chicago, Pennsylvania and Florida and shown her work in
solo and group exhibitions all around the Chicago area.
Exhibitions have included venues such as
The Chicago Cultural Center, The Art Institute of Chicago,
Beacon Street Gallery (Hull House), Northwestern University,
ARC Gallery and assorted community art centers and colleges.
She is currently exhibiting in the PoP-UP! Sedona Gallery
in Hillside, Sedona, AZ. She is a Director of the
Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition and an award-winning
Signature Artist and Vice-President of SAGA
(Sedona Area Guild of Artists).

Petroglyph Portal        Moonlight Reverie

Petroglyph Portal and Moonlight Reverie

Jim Peterson

Jim Peterson

Jim grew up in northwestern New Mexico, and has lived on
both coasts (in California and Delaware) as well as in
Illinois, Texas, Missouri, and many places in the West.
He earned two degrees (a BA in Music and a PhD in Biochemistry)
from the University of Chicago,
but after postdoctoral work left the academic world for a long
and varied career in telecommunications and computer software.
He worked at Bell Labs in Illinois and then at
GTE Communication Systems in Phoenix
for over two decades, and held positions that ranged from
highly technical assignments to planning and management roles.
Upon retirement from that career, he redirected his energy
to his lifelong artistic passion by starting a
professional photography business.  In addition, over the years
he has given back to the community by serving as a board member
for a total of seven different non-profit organizations.
His fine art photography has been featured in several galleries in
Phoenix and Sedona, and has been purchased by collectors worldwide. 

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Pond Near Loy Canyon

Pond Near Loy Canyon

Beverly Kievman Copen

Beverly Copen

Photography provides a way to capture precious moments
in everyday life, as well as views of different
cultures around the world. Through my viewfinder I see the
spirit of how people live, work and play. It provides a visual
means to tell stories, and hopefully, to make a difference along the way,
allowing for exhibits, photo books and educational materials.
Exposing young people to cross cultural diversity
broadens their views of the world and makes my life more meaningful.
For more than 40 years I have been an entrepreneur and author.
While I have taken pictures most of my life,
it was only in the past 20 or so years that I have becom
a serious (and juried) photographer.  I have lived
in and worked in Japan, Costa Rica and numerous
Asian and S.E Asian countries.  I am currently a member of
Sedona Visual Arts Coalition, Arizona Women’s Forum
and other non- profit organizations.
Beverly is an award winning photographer.
She won the Arizona Highways Grand Prize in 2011.
Her works are shown and sold in numerous galleries
around Arizona and beyond.  Her passion is to capture the essence
of people and life in countries around the world. 

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After the storm 3

After The Storm 3