ZNHA Becomes Zion Natl Park Forever Project

Three events hosted throughout the state in celebration of new era for Zion National Park SPRINGDALE, UTAH – After more than eight decades, the official nonprofit partner of Zion National Park, Zion National History Association (ZNHA) unveiled its new brand and name, Zion Natl Park Forever Project. This historic announcement launches a new era of … Continued

2017 Plein Air Invitational Artists Announced

Featured Painting: “Eternal Majesty,” by James McGrew (30″x40″ oil) Zion National Park and the Zion National Park Foundation have finalized the dates, event locations and artists for the 2017 Plein Air Art Invitational. The week-long event starts on Monday November 6, 2017 and culminates on Saturday November 11, 2017 with the “Art-In-The-Park” Paint Out and … Continued


Over 4 Million “Found Their Park” in Zion Last Year By Lyman Hafen, Executive Director Just about every record in the book was broken in Zion National Park in 2016. For the first time ever, the park’s total visitation topped 4 million (4,317,028, to be exact), and for the first time, retail sales through ZNHA bookstores … Continued


(continued from previous page) We randomly polled 302 attendees at the activities and learned that 45 percent were from Utah (with 19 percent local residents), 50 percent were from outside Utah (representing nearly every state across the country), and 5 percent were from outside the US. Of the total, 61 percent came specifically for the plein … Continued


INTRODUCING MARK PREISS – Pioneering a New Era for Zion’s Official Nonprofit Partner Mark Preiss has joined the management team of Zion Natural History Association as director of the Zion National Park Foundation, the development arm of ZNHA. He brings many years of practice and success in nonprofit, public-private partnership, with particular experience in building … Continued

A Call for Artists!

Download this message as a printable PDF Zion National Park and the Zion National Park Foundation Are Seeking Applicants for the 9th Annual Plein Air Art Invitational SPRINGDALE, UT – Artist applications for the 2017 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational are available beginning January 2, 2017. Zion National Park and the Zion National … Continued


The Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, November 6-12, 2017 By Lyman Hafen, Executive Director For hundreds of years people have been trying to communicate what Zion Canyon means to them with symbols on rock, words on paper, and images on canvas.  The early explorers and scientists did a remarkable job of recording in prose … Continued

#GivingTuesday – Charity Has a Day Too

This November 29th join the movement and give a donation. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving. This year please consider giving to the … Continued

“Elementary, my dear Watson”

If Sherlock Holmes were an observer of the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational, he might likely say, “Elementary, my dear Watson.” But, if he could see the  essential part Miriam Watson plays behind the scenes of the annual event, he would likely retract the statement. We visited with her about her role as Museum … Continued

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