The Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational selection committee has announced the participating artists for the 2015 Plein Air Art Invitational. These 24 artists will spend a week, from Nov. 2 through Nov. 8, in Zion National Park painting between 150 and 300 pieces to be sold at the public wet paint sale. Proceeds will benefit Zion National Park’s Concrete to Canyons program as well as support other youth education and art programs in Zion National Park.
The featured artists in the 2015 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational are Royden Card, John Cogan, Michelle Condrat, Bill Cramer, Cody DeLong, Bruce Gomez, George Handrahan, Steven Hill, Brad Holt, Hai-Ou Hou, Colleen Howe, Ron Larson, Roland Lee, Nancy Lewis, Richard Lindenberg, John Lintott, James McGrew, Rachel Pettit, Hadley Rampton, Julia Seelos, Gregory Stocks, Susie Hyer, Jim Wodark, and Suze Woolf.
Park visitors during the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational will witness pieces being painted at the daily demonstrations and watch the artists paint plein air throughout the park. Each artist will paint Zion in his or her own way from the same vantage points where Thomas Moran drew his first Zion sketches.
While admission to the park is not free, there will be free daily demonstrations on the patio of the Zion Human History Museum as well as evening lectures at 7 p.m. at the Zion Lodge Auditorium. The Paint Out will be held at Zion Lodge on Saturday, Nov. 7, and pieces from the Zion Human History Museum patio demonstrations will be on display and auctioned off at the Zion Lodge in the afternoon.