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Special Event

Celebration of Art

Our annual fundraiser to benefit a dedicated art venue at Grand Canyon National Park.

2016 Celebration of Art Terri Attridge

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.

For questions regarding the event, contact or (480) 277-0458.

2024 Artists: 

Elizabeth Black, Boulder, CO 
John Cogan, Farmington, NM 
Michelle Condrat, Salt Lake City, UT 
Robert Goldman, Prescott, AZ 
Bruce A. Gomez, Denver, CO 
Gregory Heil, Parker, AZ 
Margaret Larlham, San Diego, CA 
Russell Johnson, Prescott Valley, AZ 
John Lasater, Siloam Springs, AR  
Kirk Larsen, Hicksville, NY
Peggy Immel, Taos, NM 
Tim McDavid, Houston, TX 
Bonnie McGee, St. George, UT 
Deborah McAllister, Cottonwood, AZ 
James McGrew, Lake Oswego, OR  
Betsy Menand, Gunnison, CO 
Marcia Molnar, Prescott, AZ 
Anton Nowels, Phoenix, AZ 
Jose Luis Nunez, San Diego, CA 
Julia Seelos, Redwood City, CA 
G. Eric Slayton, Prescott, AZ 
Dawn Sutherland, Flagstaff, AZ 
Paula Swain, Teasdale, UT 

Guest Artist: 
Peter Holbrook (in memoriam)

View the 2024 Celebration of Art Catalog


The 16th annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is presented by Grand Canyon Conservancy on behalf of Grand Canyon National Park. Our sponsors provide significant support, and we thank them for their generous contributions.


Jeanne and Nigel Finney

Lisa Spragens


Terri Kline

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

Mark and Amy Schiavoni

Stephen and Elizabeth Watson


Teresa Gavigan and Larry Besnoff

Loven Contracting

Andrew and Pamela Kerr


Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air Magazine.

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