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September 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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 commission pet portraits in her studio and is noted for her Dog Show Scenes. She has had the privilege of having two featured artist exhibits of her Dog Show Scenes at the American Kennel Club Dog Museum in St. Louis, 2015 and 2017. Terry, one of the founding members of the Plein Air Artists of Riverside and served as president, is a member of the American Impressionist Society, the Afghan Hound Club of America, Afghan Hound Club of California, and Santa Barbara Kennel Club. Capturing the light is the most important part of her paintings. “Painting in plein air has given me a new way to see light and capture it in my paintings. The challenge is to capture it quickly, as it doesn’t wait for you.”
Terry has won many plein air awards at different events around the southwest. Moab, Artist Choice Award 2018, Escalante People’s Choice award 2017, Idyllwild Plein Air Best of Show 2017, PAPNM 2016 Oil honors award, Escalante paint out 2015 Oil category award, New Mexico Members Plein Air Exhibit 2014 Best use of Color, Mountain Arts Plein Air event and several awards with the Plein Air Artists of Riverside. Terry’s work has been exhibited in Gallery 224 in New York City, HS Hanna Gallery Fredericksburg, Texas, and she is represented by Montecito Frame and Art Gallery, Montecito, Ca., Catalina Art Gallery, Avalon, Ca., and her bronze sculpture is represented by Heritage Bronze, Hesperia, Ca. See more of Terry’s work here.
Günther Haidenthaller emigrated with his family from Austria as a child, and grew up drawing and painting, majoring in illustration and advertising design at Utah State University. He spent 27 years as an advertising graphic designer and art director, with occasional illustration projects to keep things interesting. Günther left full time employment in 2015 to pursue his passion for painting. He says, “Being Austrian, I am haunted by the ethereal, dreamlike quality of light in the moisture-laden European atmosphere. I strive to express that longing in every image I create. Art is all about passion, and this is mine.” He has studied with a number of prominent, well-known artists including Randall Sexton, Joshua Clare, Carl Purcell, Kathryn Stats, Stephen Stauffer, Colley Whisson, Lyn Boyer, and Doug Braithwaite. Günther is a member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, as well as several local Utah artists’ organizations. See more of Gunther’s work here.
Pat “Patricia Rose” Ford cannot remember a time when drawing, coloring or painting was something she has always loved. During college while majoring in social work, Pat also completed a minor in art and loved each and every art class, but her favorite classes were the watercolor painting classes with “California Style” painter, Vernon Nye A.W.S, who inspired her to love landscape painting in the great outdoors. After a 28-year career as a social worker, Pat now has the opportunity to chase her dream of painting, painting, and more painting. As a landscape artist, she loves the great outdoors, particularly the scenes of the southwestern desert. Pat never tires of the images of the old west, such as cowboys, rodeos, Native Americans and their pueblos, including the red rock landscapes of the west. Although her style has changed somewhat over the past decade, her love of bright colors and western landscape subject matter has remained. The mediums are plein air pastels, watercolors and watercolor collage. Her paintings have been exhibited in numerous local and national juried exhibitions throughout the country. Membership affiliations: Women Artist of the West, Master Signature Member – Pastel Society of the West Coast, Signature Member – Pastel Society of New Mexico – Plein Air Painters of New Mexico – California Art Club, Associate member. Desert Art Center-Palm Springs. See more of Pat’s work here.