Buy Art

There are numerous opportunities throughout the festival for art patrons to purchase art and items made by artists and artisans from near and far.

 

 

Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

LOCATION: Escalante Community Center
First recurring event starts: September 28 @ 10:00 am (full details)

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.



2018 GSENM Artist in Residence Exhibit

LOCATION: Escalante Community Center
September 28 - September 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Stop by the side room of the Community Center to see the results of a month of creating art by the 2018 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence – Graham Goff.  Graham is an artist/architect from Bozeman, Montana and he has spent the month of September in and around the Escalante Region creating art and doing events with the local community and schools.  This exhibits highlights the work produced while in residence.



2018 ECAF Featured Artist Exhibit

LOCATION: Escalante Community Center
September 28 - September 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Visit the back room of the Community Center to see an exhibit presented by the 2018 Escalante Canyons Art Festival Featured Artist – Shawn Miller. Shawn is an Escalante resident, painter and owner of Escape Goats, his guiding business into the isolated, remote surrealistic spaces of the Escalante wilderness.  Shawn was first drawn to landscapes as a child growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota where he roamed the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore.  His art has been influenced by the unique settings of the places he has lived in the Dakotas and Utah.  When he first got to Escalante 15 years ago, he took lessons from and was encouraged by the late Peggy Soren.  Shawn shares his love of this special area through his art  as his appreciation of the natural patterns in rocks, geology and plant life can easily be seen in his paintings.  Enjoy the variety of Shawn’s work in this exhibit.



Arts & Crafts Fair

LOCATION: Festival Plaza and Festival Hall
September 28 - September 29
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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.

 

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Artists Overflow Sales Tent

LOCATION: Escalante Community Center Lawn
First recurring event starts: September 28 @ 10:00 am (full details)

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 available at Artist Stamp-In.



Festival Finale Breakfast

LOCATION: Kiva Koffeehouse
September 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This no-host breakfast 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.