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The 14th Annual Celebration of Art award winners are:
Best of Show, presented by Fine Art Connoisseur:
This award recognizes the work an artist has produced for the event.
People’s Choice Award:
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.
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.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free with park admission and open to the public with CDC guidelines in place.
All available artwork will be available for sale online at shop.grandcanyon.org, with 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 email@example.com 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.
Explore studio pieces from the 14th Annual Celebration of Art catalog.
Jeanne and Nigel Finney
Picerne Fine Art Collection, Courtesy of Doreen, David, & Danielle Picerne
Amy & Mark Schiavoni
Elizabeth and Stephen Watson
John H. Glanville
Bonnie Kaufman and Peggy Reiner
Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus