Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art-related events followed by a 3-month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
The exhibit opens with a reception on September 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, which is free and open to the public.
The Celebration of Art features 26 artists from around the country who engage in a plein air competition and exhibition. Park visitors have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape.
Each artist brings a completed studio piece with them and then creates more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the “Plein Air at the Canyon” and Quick Draw events that take place in the historic district of Grand Canyon Village. During the auction that follows the Quick Draw event on September 20, 2013, park residents and visitors have the opportunity to bid on the work and to bring a piece of the Grand Canyon home.
Proceeds from this event will support the goal of funding an art venue at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This permanent home will ensure that future generations of park visitors will be able to view the stunning art collection in the Grand Canyon National Park Museum and Grand Canyon Association collections.
Plein Air at Grand Canyon – Along the Rim, Saturday, September 14 – Saturday, September 21.
Plein Air at Grand Canyon is a week-long event, open to the general public, that provides an opportunity to observe over 20 artists painting at various locations along the North and South Rims, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden in Grand Canyon National Park.
Throughout the plein air event select artists will conduct live painting demonstrations showcasing their unique style and technique and answering questions from the crowd.
Quick Draw Auction – North Lawn of El Tover, Friday, September 20th. 9:00am to 12:00pm
Watch as artists paint for two hours from empty canvas to finish, followed by an exciting auction of the final pieces!
Grand Opening Reception – Kolb Studio, Saturday, September 21, 2013 – Monday, January 20, 2014.
Gallery is open to the public to view and purchase paintings from the event.
5th Annual Celebration of Art Artists.
The 5th Annual Celebration of Art will take place September 14-21, 2013 at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This event features 25 artists from around the country in a Plein Air on the Rim exhibition, Quick Draw event, auction and sale. The exhibit opens to the public, and artwork is for sale on Saturday, September 21, 2013 – Monday, January 20, 2014. Below are the artists participating in the 2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.
- Joshua Been – Salida, CO
- Elizabeth Black – Boulder, CO
- John D. Cogan – Farmington, NM
- ML Coleman – Sedona, AZ
- Bill Cramer – Prescott, AZ
- Robert Dalegowski – Flagstaff, AZ
- Cody Delong – Cottonwood, AZ
- Jake Gaedtke – Longmont, CO
- Linda Glover Gooch – Mesa, AZ
- George Handrahan – Kaysville, UT
- Gregory Hull – Sedona, AZ
- Same Jones – Flagstaff, AZ
- James McGrew – Lake Oswego, OR
- Larry Moore – Winter Park, FL
- Tim J. Morse – Moab, UT
- P.A. Nisbet – Santa Fe, NM
- Glenn Renell – Pearce, AZ
- Dave Santillanes – Fort Collins, CO
- Aaron Schuerr – Livingston, MT
- Julia Seelos – Redwood City, CA
- Brian Stewart – St. Paul, MN
- Serena Supplee – Moab, UT
- Williamson Tapia – Sedona, AZ
- Rick Wheeler – Green Valley, AZ
- Jim Wodark – Orange County, CA