Terri Attridge

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Terri Attridge

September 2, 2022, through January 16, 2023

The 14th Annual Celebration of Art award winners are:

Best of Show, presented by Fine Art Connoisseur:

Margaret Larlham

This award recognizes the work an artist has produced for the event.

People’s Choice Award:

Michelle Condrat 

This award winner is determined by the general public through online voting.

Artists’ Choice Award, presented by Plein Air Magazine:

It was a tie this year between:

Bill Cramer and John Cogan

This award winner is chosen by the participating artists for the artist who embodies the spirit of the event, combined with effort, skill, and creativity.

About the Event

Celebration of Art (CoA) is a wonderful tradition at Grand Canyon National Park, providing a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon, and a successful fundraiser to benefit a dedicated art venue at the park. 

Founded in 2009, CoA invites participating artists to paint "en plein air" (outside on location) for a week at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Artists are tasked with capturing the ever-changing colors and light as the sun moves across the intricate layers of the canyon. Paintings produced during this special event are shared with the public during a four-month sale and exhibition online and at Historic Kolb Studio. 

This year's event will kick off with an online auction on September 2, an on-site component September 10-17, and an exhibition and sale September 18, 2022, through January 16, 2023. We will be welcoming back some of our veteran artists and several new additional artists this year. See below for a complete list of who will be joining us this year.

Shop the collection online or at Kolb Studios now.

For questions regarding the event, contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or (480) 277-0458.

A group of artists stand together outside in front of pine trees.
Photo description: Participating artists from the 13th annual Celebration of Art
Artist Peggy Immel paints stands next to her painting of Desert View Watchtower
Photo description: Celebration of Art artist Peggy Immel painting at Desert View Watchtower
Michelle Condrat paints the canyon plein air
Photo description: Celebration of Art artist Michelle Condrat painting the canyon
Looking down onto a gallery floor of paintings along temporary walls
Photo description: Celebration of Art exhibition inside historic Kolb Studio

Current and Upcoming Celebration of Art Events

Unless otherwise noted, events are free with park admission and open to the public with CDC guidelines in place.

Online and at Kolb Studio

All available artwork will be available for sale online at shop.grandcanyon.orgwith proceeds going towards a fund to establish a dedicated art venue at the South Rim. 

Kolb Studio is open to the public daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Private appointments will be available to view the artwork. For details, contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or (480) 277-0458

We are seeking several new talented artists with plein air experience at Grand Canyon to participate in the 15th Annual Celebration of Art. The event will be from September 8, 2023, through January 15, 2024. The opening weekend will take place at the South Rim between September 15 -17, 2023. 

Applications can be submitted online starting November 14, 2022, through January 14, 2023.


2022 Participating Artists

View the 14th Annual Celebration of Art Catalog

Explore studio pieces from the 14th Annual Celebration of Art catalog.

Celebration of Art Sponsors

Premier Sponsor
Lisa Spragens 


Coconino Sponsors

Jeanne and Nigel Finney

Terri Kline

Picerne Fine Art Collection, Courtesy of Doreen, David, & Danielle Picerne

Amy & Mark Schiavoni

Elizabeth and Stephen Watson


Vishnu Sponsors

John H. Glanville

Loven Contracting

Bonnie Kaufman and Peggy Reiner

Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus

Tyson Winarski


If you are interested in sponsoring the 14th Annual Celebration of Art, view our sponsorship guide and email Lynn Donahue at ldonahue@grandcanyon.org.



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