2022 Featured Artist

Irit Reed, Escalante, UT

Born in Jerusalem, Israel.  Immigrated to the US in the 80’s.  Discovered and fell in love with the Southwest in 2006. Kept returning twice yearly to photograph the Southwest till 2010 when eyes surgeries left her legally blind, ending her independent travels.  In fall 2014 moved to Escalante.

Inspired by local and visiting artists, especially during the annual Escalante Art Festival, she started painting.  Initially using watercolors and pastels, later adding oils and acrylics.    

Early paintings were met with polite comments.  Yet at the 2018 Festival, displaying her work for the first time, She sold most of her paintings.

Since then, she has been invited annually to show her work at the Anasazi Museum State Park and the Red Canyon Visitor Center.  She also had two shows, 2019 and 2021, at the Serenidad Gallery.  Her originals, cards and prints are available at various businesses along Highways 12, 89, and 24.

See her more of her work here.