Temples of Radiance
24 x 36 in.
Oil on canvas

Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, this year’s Grand Canyon Celebration of Art features 27 artists who have been successful in overcoming the challenges of capturing the canyon on canvas. The artists participated in Plein Air at Grand Canyon September 7th-14th, facing windy conditions, the ever shifting light, and the sheer vastness of the canyon. The work they created, along with their studio work, is on exhibit at historic Kolb Studio at the south rim of Grand Canyon until January 20, 2020.

Following in the footsteps of the many artists who have painted the Grand Canyon over the past 160 years, Matt Sterbenz is one of the participating Celebration of Art artists. Of his studio painting Temples of Radiance, Sterbenz says:

“With the first rays of light, monuments of stone begin to emerge from the vast
shadowy depth. The sunlight intensifies, shadows recede, and a symphony of color presents itself to us. In this painting, I strive to capture the magnificent sunrise and the feeling of awe and wonder I get every time I visit the park.”

To see more of Sterbenz’s and the other participating artists’ work please visit:

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