Deb Weinkauff

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Deb Weinkauff

September 4, 2020 - February 28, 2021


About the Event

Save the dates! Next year's Celebration of Art will be September 11, 2021 - January 17, 2022.

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 and arts programming at the park.

Since 2009, CoA has invited participating artists to paint “en plein air” (outside on location) for a week at the Canyon. The works produced are available for purchase online and are on display at historic Kolb Studio for a four-month sale and exhibition.

VIEW ART FOR PURCHASE

For additional information or questions, contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or (480) 277-0458. 


Cody DeLong begins to paint Grand Canyon
An artist holds up a painting with Grand Canyon Conservancy booth in the backdrop
An artist puts the final touches on her painting of Grand Canyon
A painting on an easel stands before Grand Canyon
A crowd of people under tents at the Grand Canyon Conservancy's Celebration of Art event

12th Annual Celebration of Art Catalog

The digital 12th Annual Celebration of Art catalog features studio pieces from participating artists. Each of these paintings is for sale through an Intent to Purchase drawing. As you are looking through the digital catalog, there will be a button near each piece that will take you to the Intent to Purchase form for that specific painting.

To commit to purchasing a studio piece, complete an online commitment form or contact us between now and September 19. On September 20, at approximately 9:00 a.m, Arizona time, we will conduct a random drawing to select one winner for each painting. You must be available to provide a payment that morning should we contact you. 

To purchase a physical copy of this catalog, shop our online store

2021 Participating Artists


2020 Schedule of Events

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

Bid in our first-ever online auction Friday, September 4 - Saturday, September 19, 2020. The auction will close promptly on September 19th at 6:00 p.m. Arizona time. To view and bid on the included items, please click on the button below. 

Start Bidding

Each year the Grand Canyon art-loving public has the chance to vote for their favorite artist auction piece. View each auction piece, then submit your choice for the "People's Choice Award" winner from now until September 19th at 6:00 P.M. Arizona Time. The winning artist receives $500 and an automatic invitation back to the 13th Annual Celebration of Art.

VOTE

Where: All over the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Artists Paint Grand Canyon

Artists will be at the South Rim painting en plain air where park visitors will have the opportunity to watch the artists paint as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing landforms, and extraordinary colors of this vast landscape. Most artists prefer to paint mornings and evenings when the canyon is most vibrant.

Please practice physical distancing while observing the artists and respect their space.

All artists paint together along the rim at Mather Point from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Artists can be found painting at Mather Point for a group Paint Out. This is a great time for visitors to ask questions and engage with artists (from a safe distance) while they are creating their beautiful plein air paintings. We will be sharing a live feed of this event on Facebook and YouTube for those who cannot join in-person.

All completed paintings will be available for purchase on-site. 

All artists paint together along the rim near Verkamp's Visitor Center from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Artists can be found painting between Verkamp's Visitor Center and Thunderbird Lodge in the village for a group Paint Out. This is a great time for visitors to ask questions and engage with artists (from a safe distance) while they are creating their beautiful plein air paintings. We will be sharing a live feed of this event on Facebook and YouTube for those who cannot join in-person.

All completed paintings will be available for purchase on-site. 

Kolb Studio

On the "opening" weekend of the Celebration of Art exhibition, the gallery will be open by private appointment only. To reserve a time, please click here.

Online and at Kolb Studio

All available work is for sale online at shop.grandcanyon.org with proceeds going towards a fund to establish a dedicated art venue and educational programming at the South Rim. 

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


Presenting Sponsors

Lisa Spragens 

 

Kaibab Sponsors

Jeanne & Nigel Finney

 

Coconino Sponsors

Teresa Kline

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

Amy & Mark Schiavoni

Stephen Watson

Tyson Winarski

 

Vishnu Sponsors

Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus

Marc & Donna Levison

Loven Contracting

Janet & Ed Sands

 

Sponsor Celebration of Art

If you are interested in event sponsorship details, e-mail us at gcconservancy@grandcanyon.org.


Media Sponsors

Cowboys and Indians logo

Logo for Sedona Monthly

Logo for Western Art Collector


Follow #CelebrationofArt on Social Media

Tag Grand Canyon Conservancy in your photos and include #CelebrationofArt. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for artist interviews, event updates, and views from the South Rim.

2019 Celebration of Art

View last year's online gallery, event photos, and catalog.


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