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ZION NATIONAL PARK 2012  

Artist Kate Starling Painting Zion National Park

In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran 2012
Fourth Annual Plein Air Artist Invitational at Zion National Park


Celebrating the iconic artist Thomas Moran's place in the history of Zion Canyon, the Zion National Park Foundation will host the Fourth Annual “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran Plein Air Art Invitational,” November 4 - 12, 2012. The event will bring together 25 of the country's finest landscape artists to paint in the places Moran sketched in Zion Canyon. The artists will paint plein air (on location) throughout the week at the same vantage points where Moran first made his Zion sketches. Park visitors that week will have many unique opportunities to witness these great artists at work in the park through daily demonstrations, lectures and workshops.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

An exhibit of samples of the artists' studio work will hang in the Zion Human History Museum from September 17 to November 12.

This year is our inaugural year of the Masters' Category. Three artists have been selected to be represented at La Fave Gallery in Springdale. Their studio pieces and plein air pieces will be for sale at this prestigous gallery. A special evening, Thursday, November 8, is planned exclusively for our contributors.

MASTERS CATEGORY PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

William Scott Jennings, Boulder, Colorado
Artist Website

Peter Nisbet, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Artist Website

Kate Starling, Rockville, Utah
Artist Website

On the evening of Friday, November 9, the Zion Nature Center will be transformed into an art gallery as more than 130 paintings produced during the week will be hung for a Gala Reception and sale to invited guests. The wet paint sale continues to the general public on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 10-12, at the Nature Center.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Mark Bangerter, North Salt Lake City, Utah
Artist Website

Joshua Been, Salida, Colorado
Artist Website

2011 Zion Artist Arlene BraithwaiteArlene Braithwaite, Cedar City, Utah
Artist Website

John Cogan, Farmington, New Mexico
Artist Website

Bill Cramer, Prescott, Arizona
Artist Website

Linda Dellandre, Montgomery, Texas
Artist Website

Cody DeLong, Cottonwood, Arizona
Artist Website

Linda Glover Gooch, Mesa, Arizona
Artist Website

Damien Gonzales, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Artist Website

George Handrahan, Kaysville, Utah
Artist Website

Brad Holt, Cedar City Utah
Artist Website

Donal Jolley, Rimforest, California
Artist Website

Becky Joy, Phoenix, Arizona
Artist Website

Buffalo Kaplinski, Elizabeth, Colorado
Artist Website

David Koch, Richmond, Utah
Artist Website

Mike Kowalski, Norland Washington
Artist Website

Roland Lee, St. George, Utah
Artist Website

Gloria Miller Allen
, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Artist Website

Michael Obermeyer, Laguna Beach, California
Artist Website

Dave Santillanes, Fort Collins, Colorado
Artist Website

Kathleen Strukoff, Las Vegas,Nevada
Artist Website

Anne Weiler-Brown, Rockville, Utah
Artist Website

                       An exhibit of the artists’ studio work will hang in the Zion Human History Museum for a month before the event.  Invited artists will arrive in the canyon on November 4th and paint through Monday, November 12.  Site maps will be available for visitors indicating where they can view the artists at work. 

            On the evening of Friday, November 9th, the Zion Nature Center will be converted into an art gallery as more than 130 paintings produced during the week will be hung for a sale to invited guests.  During the evening, generous purchase awards will be announced. The wet paint sale continues for the general public on Saturday through Monday, November 10th - 12th, at the Nature Center.

            In the early afternoon on Saturday, November 10th, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, a “quick-draw” event will be held on the Zion Lodge lawn beneath Zion Canyon’s towers of stone.  This is a highly enjoyable event, well worth a visit to the park. A lively auction of the quick-draw pieces will follow.

            Proceeds from the event go to the Zion National Park Foundation and support important projects in Zion National Park.  This year, funds raised by the event will support Zion’s ongoing “Art in the Park” programs, and the park’s “Youth Education Initiative,” making it possible for children throughout the area to visit the park and have a potentially life-changing educational experience. 

            This event combines art and philanthropy, both of which played a crucial role in the formation of national parks like Zion.  Make plans now to visit during this wonderful event and witness artists and supporters of the park continue this rich tradition, preserving the wonder that is Zion National Park for future generations.

State of Utah        Gt George Logo        Zion National Park Lodge        Merrill Lynch Kayla Koeber        Fine Art Con        Plein Air Mag

Spotted Dog Springdale Utah

                  


All events take place in Zion National Park. See schedule of events here.


Call 435-772-3264 during business hours to have your name included on the list for the Buyer's Preview. Donors interested in contributing to a purchase award please contact Lyman Hafen at 435-772-3264 or email Lyman at znha@infowest.com.

See painting locations here.

 

 

                 


 

 


 
























   
                          
    


 
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