A Grand Canyon Celebration Of Art
Plan ahead for a palette of pleasure from Sept. 14 through Jan. 20.
May 15, 2013
The Grand Canyon Association and Arizona Public Service are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park. This event features twenty-six artists from around the country who have created a studio piece for the exhibition and will paint plein air during the week before the exhibit opens.
Visitors will 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. Artists will be at the North and South Rims and, again this year at Phantom Ranch and Indian Garden Sept. 14-20.
Long before there was color photography, artists like Thomas Moran and Gunnar Widforss contributed to capturing the beauty and mystery of Grand Canyon through art. It was their paintings that helped communicate to the world the need for preservation of such a special place.
In 2009, the Grand Canyon Association rejuvenated this idea and brought artists to the South Rim for a week of painting and appreciation of art in the canyon. Today, Celebration of Art exposes tens of thousands of people to live-artist renderings at Grand Canyon. It has become the model for outdoor art events in National Parks.
Plein Air at Grand Canyon: Sept. 14-20, North and South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
Quick Draw and Auction: Friday, Sept. 20, 9 am – noon
Buyer’s Preview and Reception: Friday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m., Kolb Studio
Grand Opening Reception and Sale: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kolb Studio
Exhibit and Sale: Sept, 21– Jan. 20, 2014, Kolb Studio
Please visit our website for information and updates at www.grandcanyon.org/celebration.asp.
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.