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September 2018

Judges Talk

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

9 to 10 AM, Exhibit Hall If you've always wondered how judges of an art competition make decisions on who wins, this is an event you want to be sure to attend.  Join this year's plein air competition judges to learn how they evaluate the work submitted and ultimately make decisions on who receives awards.  Detailed information about each of the judges can be found here.  

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Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

September 28 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 28, 2018

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 Fair

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 29, 2018

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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Artists Overflow Sales Tent

September 28 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 28, 2018

Artists display and sell plein air paintings created during the week but not entered in the competition in the Artists Overflow Sales Tent, located just outside the Exhibit Hall. Artwork need not be framed but must have current year's festival stamp on the back and have been completed during current year's festival.  To sell artwork in the Artists Overflow Sales Tent, artists are encouraged to volunteer to assist with staffing the booth on Friday or Saturday.  The volunteer sign-up to schedule time slots will be…

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Plein Air Award Ceremony and Reception

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Festival closes with a reception and award ceremony open to all.  Refreshments are served and a cash wine bar is available.  The silent art auction closes and winning bidders rejoice.  Competition winners are announced and the following prizes are awarded: Best of Show Purchase Award** – Oil/Acrylic – $1500 Best of Show Purchase Award** – Watercolor/Mixed Media/Pastel – $1500 Award of Excellence – a half-page ad in Southwest Art Magazine valued @ $2,305 Awards of Merit, 2 in each category – $500…

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Festival Finale Brunch

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This no-host brunch at the close out the festival on Sunday is the last opportunity to purchase art from festival artists.  You never know what crazy art deals you might secure at this closing event.

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Lyn Boyer Workshop 2: Plein Air – The Joy of Observation!

September 30 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 6:00 pm

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room,

755 West Main Street




United States


Sunday, September 30 and Monday, October 1 – 9 AM to 6 PM COST: $275 / Minimum of 8 - Maximum of 12 / Intermediate/Advanced levels / Supply list: here. Developing your personal path: the problem, the practice and the performance. Each group and each student is unique!  Lyn's goal is to help you find your ‘next step’ whatever level you’re at.  To bring more clarity to your work and to learn to paint with intent.  To continue the journey…

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