Our Gallery Owners
It takes a grand passion for art to enter the Sedona art scene as boldly as have gallery owners Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel. Lanning, over thirty-one years, had grown to over 3700 square feet and with over 50 artists had gained the distinct reputation as the finest Classic and Contemporary gallery in Sedona, Arizona. With an absolute appreciation for and recognition of the foundation laid for them, the Bryant Nagels, avid art-lovers, acquired Lanning in mid-2017 and are dedicated to continuing the gallery’s strong legacy as they usher in the years and decades to come.
Thomas Bryant Nagel, with passions in photography and sculpture, received Bachelor Degrees in both Advertising and Photography from Northern Arizona University (NAU) as well as an Associate Degree in Computer Sciences. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer guiding day-to-day gallery operations. Dr. Jennifer Bryant Nagel received her MFA from Notre Dame and holds a PhD in English Literature. With a one-year post as a lecturer at NAU in 2017-2018 she offered four courses each semester in subjects that include Women’s Literature and Theory as well as American Gothic Fiction. From a family of art collectors, and serving as the gallery's Chief Executive Officer, she strongly believes that “art is that thing that makes us human.” Jennifer and Thomas look forward to raising their young daughter, Evelyn, with that same orientation to life, to surrounding her with the gallery’s art and teaching her, by example that you really can get up each day and do something you love.
(Seen here: (l to r) Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director, Sedona International Film Festival (SIFF); Gallery Owners Jennifer and Thomas Bryant Nagel; Beverly Hurff, Board Chair/Events, SIFF - at SIFF VIP reception held at Lanning during 2018 festival.)
Gallery Director Isabelle Cozart joined Lanning Gallery in 1998 after more than fifteen years in the art business. Cozart had distinguished herself in corporate art including the curation of established major corporate collections as well as building corporate collections from the ground up. She worked alongside the founders of the Sedona Gallery Association and continues to play an important role as an SGA member.