Featured Artist & Vendor Program

Each year the Escalante Canyons Art Festival committee chooses an artist and a vendor to feature during the festival. These folks are highlighted and  honored in the Speaker Series with a retrospective presentation of their artistic development and lifetime accomplishments.  These talented people have devoted many years to their craft and have a special connection to the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and the community of Escalante. 

If you are interested or would like to suggest someone for the committee to consider for future featured artists or vendors, please contact us at info@escalantecanyonsartfestival.org.

Opportunities to Learn More About Featured Artist and Featured Vendor

September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harriet Young Priska – 2017 Featured Artist

 “Painting the Town”  is the focus of Harriet’s watercolor paintings to bring fine art into the homes of residents of Escalante and fond memories to former residents and descendants.  As one of the founders of the Everett Ruess Days Art Festival in 2003, she realized this opportunity to engage the local people.  Harriet loves older homes and barns and it is very fulfilling for her to preserve the past in a meaningful way.  Harriet publishes prints, cards and calendars and does commissions to engage everyone in her endeavor.



Troy Anderson:  Spoonwright – 2017 Featured Vendor

At Spoonwright, they make a wide variety of spoons and other kitchen utensils out of wood with emphasis on reclaimed or salvaged wood. For example: their Pecan wood comes from orchards in southern Arizona that were removed because of housing development (same idea with their Pistachio wood); their Olive wood comes from the University of Arizona’s agriculture department; their Apple wood and Black Walnut comes from a friend’s ranch up in Wayne County, Utah; their Apricot comes from another friend in Wayne County; and their Mulberry wood comes from a tree on their family farm in southern Arizona.  Their products are both functional and lovely works of art. 



Speaker Series Program           

Friday, September 29 at 11 AM – Escalante Interagency Visitor  Center  

To learn more about Harriet and Troy’s work, please attend the program presented by retired Valdosta State University Professor Paula McNeill detailing their lives, inspirations, and works.

Featured Artists Exhibit – Art Sale  

Friday and Saturday,  September 29-30 – 10 AM to 6 PM – Festival Hall  

Be sure to visit Harriet’s booth in Arts and Crafts Fair to see her and purchase her work.

Featured Vendor Booth  

Friday and Saturday,  September 29-30 – 10 AM to 6 PM – Festival Hall  

Be sure to stop by Troy’s booth in the Arts and Crafts Fair to see his work up close and purchase a special piece for your collection.