News from Grand Canyon

May 1, 2019


SEPTEMBER 7, 2019–SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Exhibition at Historic Kolb Studio Runs through January 20, 2020

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon Conservancy is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon National Park. 

Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon 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 arts programming and an art venue at the South Rim. Art plays a critical role in the appreciation of our national parks, and this event helps to keep the artistic tradition part of the Grand Canyon experience.

Since its inception in 2009, Celebration of Art has invited participating artists to paint “en plein air” (outside on location) for a week at Grand Canyon. The works produced during this time are shown alongside studio-produced pieces at the historic Kolb Studio in an exhibition and sale that extends for four months.

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the artists paint along the South Rim as they interpret the ever-shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape. In addition, there will be free artist demonstrations scheduled at various locations at the canyon during the week.

The Celebration of Art exhibit and sale opens at 11:00 a.m. on September 15, 2019 and will be open daily through January 20, 2020 at the historic Kolb Studio at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Admission is free and open to the public.

Event Schedule:*

Plein Air at Grand Canyon
September 7 – 13, 2019
Various locations, Grand Canyon National Park

Artists Meet & Greet

Friday, September 13, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Verkamp’s Visitor Center

Quick Draw & Live Auction
Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bright Angel Trailhead

Collectors’ Preview & Sale (Invitation Only)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Kolb Studio

Grand Opening Reception & Sale

Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kolb Studio

Exhibition & Sale

September 15, 2019 – January 20, 2020

Kolb Studio

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

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Presenting Sponsor

Arizona Public Service

Coconino Sponsors

Teresa Kline

Janet and Ed Sands

Steve Watson

Vishnu Sponsors

Anonymous in honor of Arline Tinus

Michael and Susan Clary

Loven Contracting

Nevada Fine Art LLC

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

Tyson Winarski


Media Sponsors

Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air Magazine, Sedona Monthly, Southwest Art, True West Magazine, and Western Art Collector


2019 Participating Artists

Suzie Baker

Joshua Been                    

Elizabeth Black

Amery Bohling

Lyn Boyer

John Cogan  

Michelle Condrat 

Bill Cramer

Cody DeLong

Kadin Goldberg

Robert Goldman

Bruce Gomez

Linda Glover Gooch

Robert Green

Hai-Ou Hou

Susan Klein

Kirk Larsen

Mick McGinty

James McGrew

Marcia Molnar

Matt Sterbenz

Dawn Sutherland          

Paula Swain 

Artists not participating in Plein Air/Quick Draw but submitting studio paintings for the exhibition and sale: Erin Hanson, Ed Mell, Curt Walters, and Rick Wheeler.


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About Grand Canyon Conservancy


Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Our supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of wildlife and their natural habitat. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. For more information, visit


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