"Hope" by Lyn Boyer


36 x 24 in.



The 9th annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art will feature 25 artists painting plein air at the Grand Canyon September 9-16, 2017, with an exhibit and sale of their work opening at Kolb Studio on the South Rim on September 17. The exhibit and sale will be open daily through January 15, 2018.

This year the event is celebrating the women artists—both historic and contemporary–who have taken on the unique challenges of capturing the splendor and vastness of the Grand Canyon on canvas. Nine of this year’s artists are women.

Although she has painted Grand Canyon for many years refining her technique and deepening her comprehension of its mysteries, this will be the first year Lyn will be participating in the Celebration of Art.

Each of the participating artists creates a studio painting for the exhibit, which hang in the exhibit along with the plein air work they paint during the event. Discussing her studio painting Hope, Boyer says:

“My paintings are always about the feeling that compelled me to stop and paint something in the first place. For me a successful painting is the one that is able to elicit that same feeling in the viewer. I consider it the completion of a circle. Pondering the eons revealed by the geologic wonder of the Grand Canyon cannot leave one unmoved. It offers us the gift of introspection, inspiration and a deeper perspective on life.”

For more information and a schedule of events please visit:

https://www.grandcanyon.org/arts-and-culture/9th-annual-grand-canyon-celebration-art or contact Kathy Duley [email protected] 480-277-0458

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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