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September 2017

Lewis Williams: BOGO – Two for One Painting

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet at Escalante Town Park,

This demonstration is more about a painting experience than a daily practice, but it might lead into a new way of working or seeing.  The two for one, ironically, will involve painting two paintings of the same view at the same time.  One painting will be done with direct observation while the other, facing with the back to the scene, will be painted from memory.  “Why?” you’ll ask - “why not?” I will respond.  I will challenge myself to paint…

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Celebrate Public Lands Paint Out

September 26

Escalante Community Center,

$875 in prizes Stamp-in: 7 AM to NOON / Submission: 2 PM to 5 PM "Celebrate Public Lands" is the theme for the 2017 Paint-Out. Artists may paint subjects on any public lands in Garfield, Kane or Wayne Counties. Proceeds from the Celebrate Public Lands Paint Out will be donated to Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners to support their programming and initiatives.      

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Monoprint and Matisse Meet in Escalante – the En Plein Air Printmaking Experience

September 26 - September 27


Instructor: Maureen Sheldon Two Day Workshop – Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, September 27 – Location TBD Cost: $200 + $140 for supplies / Workshop is limited to 10 participants – must have 2 registered for it to be held.  / Beginner and Intermediate Level / Additional questions about this workshop may be directed to Maureen: agentquinze@gmail.com.   In this 2 day workshop Maureen will share a unique insight into the world of printing in our modern times.  She will provide an overview of the possibilities related…

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Bonnie Griffith: Alcohol Inks on Tiles

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Get ready to create!  Use alcohol based inks to create impressionistic or abstract art on ceramic tiles and Yupo paper.  The inks are brilliant in color and can blend in freeform patterns or be applied with a brush for more controlled designs.  The tiles can be used as coasters or displayed as decorative masterpieces. This is a medium that is enjoyed by artists of all levels! Bonnie Griffith is an artist who paints the western landscape in pastel and oil. …

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Bonnie Griffith: Oil and Cold Wax

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Escalante Community Center,

Bonnie Griffith will use a mix of oil and cold wax medium, brayering layers of paint to create an abstracted landscape.  She will use a variety of textures created with stamps, tools, inks, and other items to create a mixed media piece on a wooden panel. Bonnie is an artist who paints the western landscape in pastel and oil.  She captures the essence of the land in bold, strong color in representational fashion.  She has worked as a fulltime artist…

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Carol Bold: The Reductive Landscape

September 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center,

Come watch and learn as Carol Bold transforms a single tile of linoleum into a multi-colored landscape, using a relief printmaking technique known as reduction printing. For this demonstration, Carol will walk us through the individual steps that go into creation of each reduction prints, from the initial drawing and carving stages to the inking and pressing of each layer. She will be bringing along with her a few prints in various print stages, along with her small printing press,…

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Expressive Landscape Painting

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Instructor: Loretta Domaszewski  Thursday, Sept. 28 – Noon to 5 PM – Location TBD Cost: $125 (includes drawing materials) / Workshop is limited to 20 participants. / Acrylic and oil kits and canvases available for purchase.   Want to loosen up your painting technique? Build confidence by creating with layers of bold expression.  A solid foundation in drawing is key to successful landscape painting. Learn to paint like you draw with expressive gestures of movement, rhythm, variety, and harmony. Covering essential art elements with drawing and painting techniques…

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Jason Tyler Burton

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center,

Photo by Regina Pagles. www.reginapaglesphotography.com Jason Tyler Burton is an adventurer and storyteller who writes songs about the journey. Originally from Kentucky, he now lives at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. His brand of Americana music is heart felt, reflecting the landscape of the American West in a search for meaning and home, with stories that invite you to lean in a little, and really listen. His 3rd full length album, Lost Behind the Ranges, was…

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Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

September 29 - September 30

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…

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Arts & Crafts Sale

September 29 - September 30

Festival Plaza,

Artisans, artists and crafters from around the region come to Escalante each year to share their unique products with festival attendees. The Arts & Crafts Fair is great for finding regionally made items that have a story to tell about the area and those who live and work here. Jewelry, ceramics, photography, wooden crafts, fiber goods and an array of items can be found.   More Information   Vendor Registration

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