Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grand Canyon!


Home from the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Plein Air 2014. It was an incredible week of good times, good friends and perfect weather! We painted hard all week and produced a show with over 400 paintings! The money raised will help pay for a permanent art and artifact museum at the south rim. Attendance and sales opening night were good and somehow I picked up the Artist's Choice Award for the show! Thanks to all the GCA members and park staff who helped make this show possible!! 
My dad and brother were there to share in the fun.


A few of my plein airs and studio piece.


Fellow artist Hai-Ou Hou bought my quick draw painting!


Bye and thanks again Grand Canyon!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Event Schedule!



Dear friends,
I'll be participating in these great shows and events this fall season! 

Grand Canyon National Park Plein Air on the Rim 
Going back to the Canyon! A premier plein air event in one of America’s finest national parks (also one of my personal favorites!) Proceeds will support the goal of funding a permanent art venue on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Painting above is my studio submission for the exhibit - Best for Last 24x36, oil on linen.
Plein Air on the Rim, Sept. 13-21, 2014
Exhibit and Sale at the Kolb Studio, Sept. 21 to Jan. 20, 2015
South Rim Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Sedona Winefest
I’ve been invited, along with fellow artists Christine Debrosky and Betty Carr, to show a selection of new, larger works at the Sedona Winefest at the Sedona Airport mesa – incredible views and wine! Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music and art, of course, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks.
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27-28, 2014
Contact Sedona Winefest

Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour 
Please visit my studio during the tour! I will again be sharing my studio with artist Anne Legge. There’ll be demos, lots of new work, food, drink and fun! The studios will be open from 10 until 4 each of the three days.
Oct. 3, 4 & 5, 2014.

My studio is located at 1520 Eagle Ridge Road, Prescott, AZ 
Receptions Friday Sept. 26, 5-7:30 PM at the Mountain Artist's Guild Gallery, 228. N. Alarcon St., Prescott AZ, and Thursday, Oct. 2, 5-7 PM at Springhill Suites Marriott, 200 E. Sheldon, Prescott, AZ.
Contact 
Prescott Area Artists' Studio Tour 

Sedona Plein Air Workshop
I will be teaching a two day workshop one week prior to the Sedona Plein Air Festival. This will be an enjoyable and intense weekend workshop involving painting on-site in the Sedona landscape. Short demos will be complemented by individual attention and group learning. Visit the Sedona Arts Center for more details about the workshop and materials list.
Sat.-Sun., October 11-12, 2014
Tuition $325
Contact the Sedona Arts Center for details.

Sedona Plein Air Festival 
There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise! I can’t wait for this incredible show.
October 18-25, 2014
Sedona, AZ.

In The Footsteps of Thomas Moran
Plein Air Art Invitational, Zion NP
A fantastic event in a special location. Another favorite!
Proceeds from this event will benefit Zion’s award winning youth education programs.
November 3-9, 2014
Zion National Park, UT.
Contact 
Zion Natural History Association 

Tempe Festival of the Arts
The fall Tempe Festival of the Arts is a really fun event. It's a good time to be in the lower Arizona deserts after the summer heat is long gone and people are happy to be outside. I’ll have a booth filled with new paintings! A portion of the proceeds raised at the Festival benefits local Tempe charities. Look for me at the corner of 5th and Mill near the Starbucks.
December 5, 6 and 7, 2014
Tempe, AZ.

This promises to be a busy, productive and amazing series of events!
I hope to see soon!

Bill

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Professional Artists of Prescott: Journeys of a Lifetime


- Professional Artists of Prescott: Journeys of a Lifetime - 
I'll be joining some of the best artists from the Prescott area for this exhibition
The opening reception is during Prescott's Fourth Friday Art Walk this 
Friday, June 27th from 5-7 PM. Exhibit runs June 27 - August 2, 2014.
The painting above will be there! Hour of Shadows 36x48, oil on canvas.
Yavapai College, Prescott Campus - Summer Gallery Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday morning 10:00-noon, during the Farmer's Market. YC Art Gallery; 1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301 For more information, please call 928.776.2031
I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

40th Annual Phippen Western Art Show & Sale!

Giant Steps 30x40

Path to the Ruins 36x36

Just a quick reminder that I'll be participating in the Phippen Western Art Show & Sale in Prescott this coming Memorial Day Weekend, Sat, Sun and Mon, May 24-26. Every year since 1974, the show has been held on Prescott's beautiful downtown plaza and this year marks the show's 40th anniversary!
I have a new booth location near the gazebo across from the Phippen Museum's info booth at the north west corner of the courthouse. I will be participating in quick draws on both Sat. and Sun. from 2-4 pm. 
The above paintings will be there as well as many other new works.
I hope to see you at the show!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring exhibits!

 
 Full Expression 18x24
 The Light of Dawn 20x24
Monument Summer 36x36
The next two weeks will have me participating in a couple of great events.
This coming weekend, Fri - Sat, March 28-30, I'll be at the Tempe Festival of the Arts in downtown Tempe, AZ. I'm bringing a ton of new work produced over the winter! Look for me at the corner of 5th and Mill (between the Starbucks, Gordon Biersch Brewery and Hooters! What could go wrong?), booth #5002.

The following Friday, April 4th, 5-8 pm, is the opening reception for the Grand Canyon 7 exhibit at the Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque Village in Sedona. I'll be hanging out again with these amazing Canyon painters - Joshua Been, Dave A. Santillanes, George Molnar, Marcia Molnar, Amery Bohling and our newest member, Cody deLong. This promises to be a fun event with lots of great paintings to see! (A Saturday paint out in the Sedona wilds will happen!)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exhibit and New Work!



Good friend and jeweler Leia Fox has invited me to show 10 new paintings at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ this month, Feb. 13-23. The show is held at West World 16001 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ. 
Stop by Leia's booth and pick up some fine jewelry and a painting for Valentines Day! 

Also, finished this today.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tubac Festival of the Arts & American Miniatures Exhibit



I hit the road tomorrow for the five day Tubac Festival of the Arts in the town of Tubac and the Settler's West American Miniatures Exhibit in Tucson. The Tubac festival got its start back in 1959 and is the longest running show of its kind in the southwest. It's about time I gave it a shot! Likewise, the Settler's West Miniatures exhibit is one of the oldest and best of its kind. This will be my second time appearing in this exciting evening show where the art is sold by draw. See my previous post for the work I'll have in this year's show thats continues to the 26th. I hope to see some of you at these great events!
Tubac Festival of the Arts, Feb. 5-9, 10 am to 5 pm daily in downtown Tubac, about 20 minutes south of Tucson.
American Miniatures, Feb. 9-26 Settler's West Galleries, 6420 N. Cambell Ave., Tucson, AZ 520.299.2607 info@settlerswest.com
PS Posted a ton of new work on my art website www.billcramerstudio.com