Exhibits

Anasazi Dreams Exhibit

LOCATION: Anasazi State Park Museum
September 22 - October 1
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Colorado artist Sheri Graf-Kopp’s exhibit features works inspired by rock writings of the ancient ones.  


Local Artists & Artisans: Burr Trail Outpost

LOCATION: Burr Trail Outpost
September 22 - October 1
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

 Stop by the Bur Trail Outpost at the corner of HWY 12 and Burr Trail Road to see a range of creations from local area artists and artisans.  Original art, photography, fiber goods, and jewelry are just some of the items you will find.


GSENM Photographer in Residence Exhibit

LOCATION: Red Canyon Visitor Center
September 22 - September 30
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Stop by Red Canyon Visitor Center to view some of the photographs captured by Jared Warren, the 2017 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Photographer in Residence earlier this year.   Jared Warren is a professor, researcher, psychologist, father, student of life, and… photographer. He enjoys many genres of this art but finds landscape photography to be his own best therapy. He hopes his photography motivates others to spend more time in nature, to feel a stronger connection with the Source of all creation, and to savor all the goodness in life.  When not outside capturing the stunning landscapes of the western US, Jared is a professor of psychology at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses and conducts research on mindfulness. 


Local Art & Historic Photographs: Pole’s Place & Gallery

LOCATION: Pole’s Place
September 22 - September 30
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stop by Pole’s Place, across from Anasazi State Park Museum, to see locally created paintings and sculptures as well as historic photographs.  Closed on Sunday.


60’s Rock and Roll Posters – Howland Collection

LOCATION: Boulder Community Center
September 23 - September 30
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Area resident Doug Howland grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area just a little behind the curve of the first flower of hippiedom. He worked out his aspirations by becoming a collector of a slew of great free advertisement posters for the events of the times.  Exhibit displayed by the Boulder Arts Council.


2003-2016 Best of Show Exhibit

LOCATION: Escalante Kazan Medical Center
September 25
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stop by the new Escalante Kazan Medical Center to see the Best of Show winning paintings dating back to the beginning of the festival.  The collection features a variety of styles and types of artworks.  Since the medical center opened the collection has been on display here so the public has ready access to viewing and appreciating it.  


Quilt Exhibition

LOCATION: People’s Exchange
September 29 - September 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Every quilt has a story. Visit the Quilt Exhibition and  enjoy the art, workmanship, and history of these beautiful quilts.


Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

LOCATION: Escalante Community Center
September 29 - September 30
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Plein aire painting exhibit

The Plein Air Exhibit is the highlight of the festival and showcases all art submitted for the Plein Air Competitions.  The show typically includes more than 100 entries in oil, pastel, watercolor, and other mixed media that have been produced during the days leading up to the show by registered artists of all levels of experience.   It also includes the works submitted for the Paint-Out events earlier in the week.  The exhibit is a great venue for purchasing art and seeing how the region’s rural and natural landscapes have been interpreted and captured on canvas or paper by artists from near and far.  Most works are for sale via direct sales or the silent auction that closes on Saturday evening.