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Nocturne Competition


The Nocturne Competition allows artists to paint throughout the week at night and enter one artwork for judging.  Any media may be used.   Other general competition guidelines apply.  

Plein Air Painting Competition


Artist Stamp-in   DAY DATE TIME Friday September 17 8 AM to NOON and 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday September 18 8 AM to NOON and 1 PM to 5 PM Sunday September 19 8 AM to NOON and 1 PM to 5 PM Monday September 20 9 AM to NOON Final painting entries must be submitted on […]

Sue Martin: Abstracting the Landscape in Oil and Cold Wax

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Sue will demonstrate her process of using oil paints and cold wax medium to abstract the landscape. She will explain the materials used (canvas vs. panels, and credit card vs. palette knives), and the challenges of using this process en plein air (it melts in direct sun). Sue Martin came to art later in life […]

Jill Simkins: Continuous Line Drawing


NOTE:  $20 fee collected day of program – covers materials.  Limited to 30 participants (minimum – 5). RSVP to to reserve a space.   A line tells a story, creates a visual record of how you perceive an object, person or animal. A line can be bold, sharp, angry, angular, or light, happy, flowing and delicate. […]

Nancy Seiler: Little Landscapes in Watercolor


NOTE:  $25 fee collected day of program - covers materials. Limited to 18 participants (minimum - 8). RSVP to to reserve a space. Nancy will show you how to translate a large landscape into a 2.5” x 3.5” watercolor study. You’ll learn some color-mixing tricks along with how to show contrast and value. This process is […]

Nocturne Demo

Head of the Rocks Overlook

Terry Chacon is from Redlands, CA and an international award-winning artist.  Terry's artwork is in private collections in over 20 countries.  She is an avid plein air artist and paints weekly on location whether it be the beautiful California coast, inland deserts or the beautiful Southwest landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.   She does […]

Diane Olhoeft: Silk Painting: Come Watch or Try It Out

Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Silk painting starts with pure white hand-hemmed Chinese silk stretched tightly on a frame. Diane usually uses Jaquard Silk Dye from Dharma Silk Trading Company for their vibrant colors. She chooses the colors and the basic shapes and then lets the magic of the moving dye occur. If she has an idea for a more […]

Louise Sackett: Including the Critters

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

This demo will include various ways to include local critters in your paintings, specifically cattle or horses, depending on their cooperation. The presentation will be in oil, conducted on a linen panel toned with a warm acrylic undertone to minimize ‘white dandruff’ in the finished piece. Techniques can be adapted to other media and translates […]


Escalante Heritage Center Escalante

The Paint Around is an event where 4-person teams of artists each "paint-around" to create paintings.  Teams of painters will, in turn, work on a single piece.  Teams have two hours to finish their painting, each member taking 15 minute turns.  Each artist will add to and modify the piece under development, according to their […]

Scott Geary: Basic Watercolor Painting


NOTE:  $20 fee collected day of program – covers materials (fee reduced to $10 if participant uses their own supplies).  Limited to 8 participants. RSVP to to reserve a space. Open to all skill levels, but with an emphasis on beginner/intermediate. For painting outdoors, watercolor could be the perfect medium. Unlike oil paint or pastel, a watercolor kit […]