Plein Air in Southern Utah- Scottsdale Artists' School
Apr
7
to Apr 10

Plein Air in Southern Utah- Scottsdale Artists' School

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Kate Starling lives in the town of Rockville, Utah, just outside Zion National park, and has spent 20 years painting the area’s canyons and along its back roads. Join Kate for a four day workshop to explore the beauty of the high desert and paint with her at some of her favorite spots. She demonstrates (in oil) the outdoor painting techniques required in capturing the shifting light and color of the outdoors.  Working in small to mid-size format the class will paint several field studies with a focus on composition, value, color, and cohesion of the major masses.

Portable equipment and transportation required. Students will receive lodging recommendations upon registration. Workshop is Friday-Monday.

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The Wild Side: Catalina Island Conservancy....on location
Jan
19
to Jan 29

The Wild Side: Catalina Island Conservancy....on location

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About the Show:

For over 15 years, the Society for the Advancement of Plein Air Painting (SAPAP) produced an art show on Catalina Island featuring works that told the story of the Island’s everyday life. After many successful years, some members of the SAPAP Board of Directors decided to take a step in a new direction and in 2011 partnered with the Catalina Island Conservancy to create Catalina: The Wild Side, a re-imagined art show that would bring attention not only to the much loved town of Avalon, but the thousands acres of land that lies beyond—Catalina's wild side. Proceeds from this new show benefit the Conservancy and are used to establish a permanent collection of plein air art that  documents the  Conservancy’s conservation efforts and progress in habitat restoration. The paintings acquired during previous shows are currently on display for the public in the Conservancy’s Nature Center in Avalon Canyon, and a rotating exhibit of pieces from the growing collection will continue to be shown to visitors.

The mission of the Catalina Island Conservancy is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land, 60 miles of rugged shoreline, more than 200 miles of roads, as well as the Airport in the Sky and the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden. The Conservancy works actively to keep Catalina wild by engaging in conservation and restoration efforts that have roots in sound science. By inspiring visitors to become responsible stewards of the living Earth, the Conservancy helps to ensure that today’s children and future generations will be able to enjoy Catalina Island’s abundance of natural beauty.      

About the Artist:

Kate Starling is an oil painter who lives and works in the canyons of southern Utah.  Educated in geology, she spent years working outside as a geologist and National Park ranger.  After formal academic art training in the 1980's she devoted her work to painting the landscape.  Schooled in the importance of direct painting from life she has spent years painting outside, learning the way light plays on the land.  Now she splits her time between the roadways and trails surrounding her home and the studio.

Starling's paintings portray the natural world and focus on communicating a sense of place, atmosphere and light, retaining the immediacy of the painting experience.  She knows the strength of emotion that the landscape seen in a particular light can trigger in her - she strives to paint in such a way that memory and emotion are triggered in the people who see her work.

On location:

Kate, along with other artists, are on location on Catalina Island the last few weeks of January 2015. They are painting the works that will later be sold to benefit the Catalina Island Conservancy.

5th Annual Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale
Sunday, October 25, 2015
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Balboa, CA


The event:

Save the Date! The 2015 Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale will again be held across the channel to share the amazing works with even more lovers of Catalina plein air art.

The 2015 show will feature nationally acclaimed plein air artists will display their interpretations of Catalina's rugged wildlands as well as Avalon and Two Harbors. Proceeds from the sale of these unique paintings support the growth of a permanent collection of plein air artwork that documents the Island's "wild side" and the Conservancy's restoration efforts. 



 

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Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, Newport Harbor, Balboa, CA

Catalina Island Conservancy

Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Balboa, CA
A new date and a new location! The 2014 Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show & Sale will be crossing the channel to share the amazing works with even more lovers of Catalina plein air art.

The 2014 show will feature ten nationally acclaimed plein air artists will display their interpretations of Catalina's rugged wildlands as well as Avalon and Two Harbors. Proceeds from the sale of these unique paintings support the growth of a permanent collection of plein air artwork that documents the Island's "wild side" and the Conservancy's restoration efforts.

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Maynard Dixon Country, Historic Maynard Dixon Home, Mt. Carmel, Utah
Sep
5
to Sep 7

Maynard Dixon Country, Historic Maynard Dixon Home, Mt. Carmel, Utah

Thunderbird Foundation

Maynard Dixon Country is much more than just an art show.  Maynard Dixon Country is a gathering bringing together artists, collectors, community, and friends who love art.
The guiding principles of the event are two fold: we want to help artists in America and we want to ensure the viability of historic preservation. We are deeply connected to the art of Maynard Dixon and his contributions to American art. But rather than focusing solely on the beloved paintings of Maynard Dixon, we focus on the "art spirit" and intention of Maynard Dixon, the artist, poet, and whole person. In choosing to remember Dixon this way, we believe his legacy becomes even more meaningful when it is illuminated by the artists who are living and making art in 2014.

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WAY OUT WEST, Knowlton Galley, Lodi, CA
Jul
1
to Aug 23

WAY OUT WEST, Knowlton Galley, Lodi, CA

Knowlton Gallery

The “West” means so many things; a mythical place that Hollywood created, an actual landscape as varied as the high plateaus of Arizona to the coast of California, as well its indigenous people and multicultural immigrants. It is this vast variety will be reflected in our show WAY OUT WEST. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, July 12, from 1 - 4 pm and will feature a presentation by Kate Starling

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