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2017 Women of Plein Air: Group Demonstration

September 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 are the 2017 artists participating in this year’s group demonstration:

Emily Boespflug: Having grown up in Northern Wyoming with few distractions, Emily was easily inspired by nature and shared that love through realistic representations in pastel and pencil as a child. She did not truly embrace her interest in art until a college drawing course. Upon receiving her BFA, she combined her passion for the healing arts and teaching in a 2-year art therapy internship before heading to the far southeast corner of the US to pursue a life-long dream; learning to hang glide. This nomadic lifestyle brought the opportunity to learn faux painting and mural techniques and the ease of creating and selling watercolors and pastels while traveling. Emily’s mural business was also flourishing when she decided to head back out West in 2003. Her love of outdoor exploration brought her back to Jackson, WY where she immediately entertained a vision of painting the diverse area and the joy of an incredible community of artists and athletes. For the past 10 years she has taught classes and held positions as Youth/Outreach Director and Studio Manager for the Art Association of Jackson Hole. She is a currently on a sabbatical from the non-profit organization to pursue her own interests as a painter.  View more of Emily’s art here.

Terry Chacon:  Terry is from Redlands, California and a international award-winning artist.  Her 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 or the Inland Empire which includes many lakes canyons and the beautiful desert.  Terry has won many plein air awards at different events around the Southwest.  PAPNM 2016,  Escalante Canyons Art Festival Paint Out 2015, New Mexico Members Plein Air Exhibit 2014, Mountain Arts Plein Air event, and several awards with the Plein Air Artists of Riverside.    Her work is represented by Montecito Frame and Art Gallery, Montecito, CA and Jack’s Fine Art Gallery, Beaumont, CA.  Terry  has written three books on her Plein Air painting adventures:  The Beauty of Plein Air Painting (The California Coast), The Beauty of Plein Air Painting (Canyons and Lakes) and Capturing Catalina Island in Plein Air.  Terry is doing a solo demonstration later in the week; please see additional information below and also see more of her work here.

Gail Denton:  A painting late bloomer and fearless seeker of life’s adventures, Gail first skidded onto the plein air painting scene in Escalante some 6 years ago and instantly identified this welcoming tribe of outdoor artists as her immediate family. Thrilled with this discovery, she paints gleefully and with abandon among her sisters and brothers of the brush.  Learn about Gail’s work here.

Loretta Domaszewski:  A contemporary artist from Bozeman, Montana who creates visual poetry and beauty of the land.  The phenomenon of nature is the source of Loretta’s expressionist styled paintings, sculptures, conceptual installations, and public art. She was selected as the 2016 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Plein Air Artist in Residence.  She is a member of the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, a recipient of the Montana Arts Council, awarded a Faber Birren Liquitex Color Award, and has been featured in the Western Art Collectors Magazine. Her paintings are in art collections, including Bozeman Public Library, Nantucket Historical Museum, Nantucket Artist Association,and Huntington T. Block. Loretta has a BFA from Tufts University and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, and a K-12 Art Teaching Certificate from Brandeis University. She teaches innovative workshops for adults, children, seniors, special needs, and cancer support in Bozeman and throughout the United States. Loretta is a former art instructor at the Nantucket Island School of Design and Art, Montana State University, and Bozeman High School.  See more of Loretta’s work at here.

Katy Ann Fox:  Wanders within the West witnessing its windblown soul to gather emotion and imagery which she continually materializes through paint, drawing and printmaking.  Her paintings incorporate textures and play with the geometric and organic mixture of shapes.  She uses a lighthearted color palette in documenting things that often go unnoticed.  Her work can be seen at the Teton ArtLab in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and on the Jackson Hole Still Works Great Grey Gin label.  She has a Master of Fine Art in Painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  See more of her work here.


September 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Escalante Heritage Center
Escalante, UT 84726 United States + Google Map