Monday, March 30, 2009

Going to Zion!

I will be in Zion National Park April 20th to the 25th participating in a plein air invitational. The paintings above, Throne into Shadow, 24x30 and Suncatchers, 16x20, will hang in Bingham Gallery and the Zion Human History Museum Gallery as part of the event. This should be a really great event. Being invited and have some of my paintings hang in Maynard Dixon's Mt. Carmel studio is a true honor. I look forward to being in the park again!

Here are the details from the Z-Arts! website and links about the paint-out.

The 7th Annual Z-Arts! Open Studios and Gallery Tour begins Saturday, April 25th and continues through Sunday, April 26th with the “new 2009” version promising to be better than ever. In conjunction with the Z-Arts! Open Studios and Gallery Tour, Zion National Park will be hosting an "Invitational Paint Out, In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran" to be held during the week of April 20, 2009. Twenty nationally recognized landscape artists have been invited to create in twelve different Zion National Park locations chosen based upon works in the Thomas Moran sketches and watercolors notebook.
The Moran Notebook, created during the summer of 1873, has never been published and was loaned to Zion National Park by Yellowstone National Park as part of Zion’s Centennial Celebration. Artists from Alaska to Texas, such as Kathryn Stats, Russell Case, Kate Starling, Roland Lee, Doug Martin, Susan Gallacher, Mark Bangerter,Jack Bangerter, Arleen Braitwaite and Jill Carver will participate in this outdoor painting event. Some of their previous works will be showcased at the ZNP Human History Museum Gallery and the Bingham Gallery (home and studio of Maynard Dixon) during the month of April preceding the Invitational Paint Out.

On Friday, April 24, 2009, a wet painting sale of the art produced will be held at the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum and Studio in Mt. Carmel. Each artist is also donating a painting to the Z-Arts! Open Studios and Gallery Auction, conducted under the direction of professional auctioneer Stephen Johnson this year, and held at the Zion Park Lodge on the evening of Saturday, April 25, 2009. The public is encouraged to come into the park and observe the artists painting outdoors.


Mick Carney said...

Stunning images. Can't wait to see what emerges from your trip.

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Have a blast, Bill! I hope it all goes well.