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Painting Light and Shadow in Zion
Nov 3-7, 2014

"Painting Light and Shadow in Zion " P.A. Nisbet

A five day intensive course of study including 2 1/2 days of outdoor plein-air painting will be held on November 3-7, 2014 in Zion National Park. The proposed workshop will be presented in conjunction with the Sixth Annual Zion Plein Air Event and sponsored by the Zion Canyon Field Institute. The workshop is intended for artists interested in revitalizing their work through the treatment of light in paintings. The class, limited to eleven students only, will address techniques of painting light with an emphasis on the masters of the past and through applied study outdoors. The class will include critiques, discussions and also address problems that painters encounter working with composition, color, and technique. Intermediate or greater painting experience is preferred. All painting mediums are welcome including oils, watercolors, pastels, and other dry media. A list of recommendations for the painting kit and pigments will follow.

Fee for the course will be $1000 per student. A $500 deposit will ensure a place in the class. Final $500 must be received by August 1, 2014.
Recommend all artists interested in attending secure hotel reservations ASAP.

FEE: $,1000*
AGES: 18 Years and older
MEETS: 8:30am Zion National Park Human History Museum

* If you wish to pay a $500 deposit and the balance on Aug 1 please call 800-635-3959 to do so as the website is not programmed to take partial payments. Thank you.

P.A. Nisbet/Biography

Peter Allen Nisbet has been a student of fine art for forty years. In 1970 he received a degree from the University of North Carolina followed by a commission in the United States Navy. He served as a line officer at sea with a ten month tour of duty in Vietnam. During that time he was personally appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to serve as Director of Art Services for the Navy's Office of Information. Following military service he commenced a commercial art business, providing graphic design and illustration for over twenty-five national organizations. In 1980 he moved to the Southwest and began painting landscapes. Since then he has completed and sold hundreds of paintings which are derived from experiences throughout the world. Nisbet has traveled to such remote places as the South Pole and China, but his preferred locale for painting is in the deserts of the Southwest and Mexico. He is represented by the Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona, and LaFave Gallery in Springdale, Utah.His work may be found in numerous prestigious private collections and also in the permanent collections of the Tucson Museum of Art and The Eiteljorg Museum of the West.


2012 Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Artist Choice Award
2012 Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
2009 Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Farney Award for Best Painting
2008 Quest for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Farney Award for Best Painting
2006 The Grand Canyon: From Dream to Icon, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson
2000 A Century of Grand Canyon Art, Grand Canyon National Park
1999 The Artistry of Space, Featured Artist (one of three), Artrain/NASA USA National Tour
1998 Realism in the American West, University of Wyoming Museum of Art, Laramie
1998 Canyons of the Colorado, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello
1998 The City Series, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Iowa
1995 National Science Foundation, Artists and Writers Program Grant for travel to Antarctica
1988 Arts for the Parks Awards Exhibition, The White House and Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1987 Winner, Southwest Region Award, First Arts for the Parks National Competition

Price: US $1000.00

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