10th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 2018


Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Peoples' Choice Award: James McGrew 

Artists' Choice Award: Bruce Gomez

Collectors' Choice Award (presented by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine): Lyn Boyer

Best of Show (presented by PleinAir Magazine): Elizabeth Black


 

Each year, a group of artists gather at Grand Canyon National Park for the Celebration of Art presented by Grand Canyon Association. The event kicks off plein air painting (painting in the open air) at Grand Canyon. The paintings are then exhibited and sold. Proceeds from the event go toward a fund to establish an art venue at Grand Canyon. Click here to see the 2017 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art studio pieces.

 

2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Kaibab Sponsor

Julie Klapstein, Teresa Kline & Marsha Sitterley

Vishnu Sponsors

Loven Contracting
Picern Fine Art Collection, Courtesy of Doreen, David and Danielle Picerne
Anonymous 
Anonymous 

Additional Support

Delaware North Company, Concept 360

 

 

View the 2017 catalogue here.

 

Schedule

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

This event features thirty artists from around the country who will engage in a plein air competition and exhibition. 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 paint along the rim Saturday, September 8 - Friday, September 14

September 14 Special presentation (speaker and exact time to be determined)

September 15 Quick Draw event and auction

September 16 Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony 

*Additional events and/or presentations will be scheduled at a later time.

 

We will host a special presentation (speaker and exact time to be determined) at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

All artists paint along the rim between Verkamp's and Kolb Studio.

Artists will have two hours to complete a painting of Grand Canyon. Viewers will be able to watch as blank canvases rapidly transform into stunning scenes.

Bright Angel Trailhead

Go home with a work of art! Immediately following the Quick Draw, the paintings that have been created will be auctioned off to the public. Proceeds will go towards establishing a permanent art venue at the South Rim. 

Kolb Studio

Join us for the grand opening of the Celebration of Art exhibition. Each of the participating artists has painted a studio painting for Celebration of Art. These paintings will be exhibited along with the plein air work they paint during the event, and all works will be for sale. Proceeds will go towards a fund to establish a permanent art venue at the South Rim.

Kolb Studio

Each of the participating artists has painted a studio painting for Celebration of Art. These paintings will be exhibited along with the plein air work they paint during the event, and all works will be for sale. Proceeds will go towards a fund to establish a permanent art venue at the South Rim.


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