When Ken and Monica Rowe opened the doors of Rowe Fine Art Gallery in March 2010, they had a strong vision of the gallery’s theme and focus. After sculpting wildlife for 30 years, Ken is an expert at making sure each artist he represents brings something unique to the gallery – you won’t find any overlap at Rowe Fine Art. Ken and Monica also strive to make sure the physical space complements the art. The gallery quickly outgrew its original upstairs spot and relocated to its current suite under Tlaquepaque’s iconic bell tower in 2011. Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary southwestern sculptors, painters and jewelers. Art lovers will also find handcrafted knives, intarsia boxes, shadowboxes and graphite art.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents Larisa Aukon, Julie Chapman, Dane Chinnock, Cherie Danielle, Kim Diment, Lynn Heil, Liam Herbert, Jennifer Inge, Kim Kori, Sue Krzyston, Vince Fazio, Alvin Marshall, Nicolai Medvedev, Jack Morley, Erik Petersen, John Poon, John Rasberry, Ken Rowe, Jason Scull, Ken Steigerwalt, Gabor Svagrik and Joshua Tobey. You will frequently find guest artists demonstrating on-site, especially the first Friday of every month. Ken can often be found sculpting in the gallery, too. Seasoned art collectors and novices alike will discover something new after spending time talking with artists and viewing Rowe Fine Art’s impressive collection.
Ken and Monica were both born in Arizona and have called Sedona home since December 1995. Time spent drawing and painting alongside his mother as well as his love of the outdoors influenced Ken’s career. His first introduction to wildlife art was in the field of taxidermy. For 14 years, he and Monica owned and operated a successful taxidermy studio, during which time Ken submerged himself in a profession that demanded an intense study of wildlife anatomy and physiology. Ken believes this in-depth knowledge is an extremely important quality to possess as a wildlife artist. He has been a full-time, award-winning sculptor for more than 20 years. The scale of his work ranges from small maquettes to large monuments.