El Canon, La Bruma
30 x 22 in.

The 10th annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art will feature 25 artists painting
plein air at the Grand Canyon September 8-15, 2018. Sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association, visitors to the park that week will have the opportunity to watch the artists create artwork along the South Rim as they interpret the ever-shifting light and shadow, amazing landforms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape. On Saturday September 15 from 8:00am-10:00am the artists will be participating in a Quick Draw along the South Rim from Verkamp’s to Kolb Studio, with an auction of their work at 11:00 a.m. at the Bright Angel Trailhead.

This is the fourth year that Bruce Gomez has participated in the event. He was selected by his peers as the winner of the Artists’ Choice award in 2017. The Denver-based artist has worked in pastel for 30 years, presenting his unique perspective in this challenging medium.

In addition to their plein air work the artists also submit a studio painting for the exhibit. Of his La Canon, La Bruma, Gomez explains his inspiration:

“In one of those rare moments when the Canyon is doused with heavy rain, the ensuing fog roiled up silently and rose into seven crows with startling speed, and the updrafts took the fog away in a matter of minutes. I was blessed enough to be at the right place and at the right time.”

His ability to capture such a moment while still conveying the vastness and grandeur of the canyon make him one of the most popular artists at Celebration of Art.

The Celebration of Art exhibit and sale opens at 11:00am on September 16, 2018, and will be open daily through January 21, 2019, at the historic Kolb Studio at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information and a schedule of events please visit:
https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art-2018/ or contact Kathy Duley [email protected] 480.277.0458.