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ZION NATIONAL PARK 2013  

Plein Air Artist Invitational in Zion National Park

In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran 2013
Fifth 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 Fifth Annual In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran Plein Air Artist Invitational, November 4 - 11, 2013. The event will bring together 24 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 activities.

2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

An exhibit of samples of the artists' studio work will hang in the Zion Human History Museum from early September to November 11.

On the evening of Friday, November 8, 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 9-11, at the Nature Center.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Mitch Baird, Mesa, Arizona
Artist Website

John Cogan paints Zion National ParkDoug Braithwaite, Sunset, Utah
Artist Website

John Cogan, Farmington, New Mexico
Artist Website

Michelle Condrat, Murray, Utah
Artist Website

Bill Cramer, Prescott, Arizona
Artist Website

Stephen C. Datz, Grand Junction, Colorado
Artist Website

Cody DeLong, Cottonwood, Arizona
Artist Website

Dennis Farris, Fort Worth, TexasVirgin River by artist Rachel Pettit
Artist Website

Linda Glover Gooch, Mesa, Arizona
Artist Website

Bruce Gomez, Denver, Colorada
Artist Website

George Handrahan, Kaysville, Utah
Artist Website

Steven Hill, Lopez Island, Washington
Artist Website

Brad Holt, Cedar City Utah
Artist Website

Hai-Ou Hou, Stevensville, Maryland
Artist Website

Donal Jolley, Rimforest, California
Artist Website

Buffalo Kaplinski, Elizabeth, Colorado
Artist Website

Greg LaRock, Newport Beach, CA
Artist Website

Roland Lee, St. George, Utah
Artist Website

Peter Nisbet
, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Artist Website

Rachel Pettit, Toole, Utah
Artist Website

Spike Ress, Parowan, Utah
Artist Website

Dave Santillanes, Fort Collins, Colorado
Artist Website

Gregory Stocks, Salt Lake City, Utah
Artist Website

Suze Woolf, Seattle, Washington
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 3rd and paint through Monday, November 11th.  Public will find the artists painting in various places through out the park. 

           This is a highly enjoyable event, well worth a visit to the park.

            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.

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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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