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September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NOTE: Please carpool as parking is limited.
A late afternoon group demonstration has become a festival favorite where artists and those who enjoy the creation of art gather to watch different artists, with different styles and approaches, tackle a similar landscape to create a painting in a couple hours.
The following artists will participate in this year’s group demonstration:
Sloane Keats (FLORIDA)
Painting , drawing and love for the arts has always been part of Sloane’s life. To be a professional artist has always been a dream. Creating a new original painting that is uplifting and bringing a smile to the viewers face is her goal. Sloane enjoyed sharing her works with the public since 2008. Over the years she’s shown in juried art shows and has received numerous awards. Sloane’s works are in private and corporate collections internationally. Being an artist is about the journey. See more of Sloane’s work here.
Katy Ann Fox (WYOMING)
Both a studio and plein air painter, Katy Ann Fox paints western landscapes and moments she notices. She primarily paints in oils but loves an occasional fresh and fluid watercolor. Her work is shown in art spaces from Jackson Hole to Reno, Nevada. She and her dog gang reside in the Tetons but wander throughout the West witnessing the honesty and harmony the wide-open spaces have to offer. See more of Katy’s work here.
Loretta Domaszewski (MONTANA)
Loretta Domaszewski paints to create visual poetry with a deep connection to the earth as a living body. Spirit of Place is the inspiration for exploring the concept of the journey, the pathway, the personal quest. She speaks a universal language. Loretta has a BFA from Tufts University, the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and a K-12 Art Teaching Certificate from Brandeis University. She is an award- winning contemporary artist from Montana exhibiting nationally in galleries and museums, teaching all ages and levels for over 40 years. Loretta has been awarded the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s 20th Year Anniversary Artist in Residence, Escalante Paint the River Horse Pack Trip, Escalante Arts Festival Best in Show First Place Watercolor, Mixed Media, and 2nd Place in the Plein Air Paint Out. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. See more of Loretta’s work here.
Dan Rountree (FLORIDA)
Dan Rountree became an artist overnight by winning a 4th grade coloring contest. His brother said it was because he stayed within the lines, Dan thought it was because of his color theory pertaining to the subject. He went on to receive a BA in Art Education with a minor in Photography from the University of Florida. His bohemian masters degree from the H. R. Meininger Company, an art store in Denver that exposed him to artists, materials, techniques and problems that would have never happened at any university. He paints for pleasure. Participating in the Escalante Canyon Art Festival has opened up new insights into fellow artists approach to painting, learning more at a demonstration or fireside chat than in any classroom.
Margie Read (UTAH)
Margie started painting at a young age, indulging in a variety of media. Although most of her art has been 2-dimensional, she spent 14 years developing skills in decorating gourds. Margie has participated in a number of shows but competition is not her main goal. Her priorities are to use art for something permanently meaningful to help others live better. This is why she created “Donation Art”. Her work is traded for a check to a worthwhile non-profit organization. Margie Lopez Read currently has paintings on exhibit at Gallery Moab, the MARC (Moab Arts and Recreation), in the departure room at Moab Airport, in Bluff at Bears Ears Education Center, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, and in the permanent collection at the Little Log Church and Museum of Yachats, Oregon. See more of Margie’s work here.