Grand Canyon Opus by Amery Bohling
20 x 30 in.
Oil

In honor of the 100 year anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, this year’s Grand Canyon Celebration of Art will recognize the achievements of 27 artists who have successfully interpreted the canyon, both in plein air and studio work.

During Plein Air at Grand Canyon from September 7th through September 14th, visitors can watch the artists at work, painting along the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Their work will be exhibited at Kolb Studio at the South Rim September 15th, 2019-January 20th, 2020.

Following in the footsteps of the many artists that have painted the Grand Canyon over the past 160 years, this year’s Celebration of Art artists will face the challenges that capturing the Canyon presents. It’s vastness, ever-shifting light and shadows, and unique perspective of looking down has frustrated many an artist.

As a painter of the Grand Canyon, you are very aware that you are only painting nature’s artwork. Her opus. Larger than the eye can see and with a soundtrack of rain, wind, and river. Always growing and flourishing to the tune of her abstract intentions.

On Saturday September 14th from 8:00 to 10:00 am, Bohling and the CoA artists will be participating in a Quick Draw along the South Rim from Verkamp’s to Kolb Studio, with an auction of their work starting at 11:00 am at Bright Angel Trailhead.

The Celebration of Art exhibit and sale opens at 11:00 am on September 15th, 2019 and will be open daily through January 20th, 2020 at the historic Kolb Studio at the South Rim of Grand Canyon. Admission is free and open to the public.

Please visit https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art-2019/
or contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or 480.277.0458 for more information.