Wind Sail by Kadin Goldberg
45 x 48 in.
Oil on wood panel

In honor of the 100 year anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, this year’s Grand Canyon Celebration of Art has recognized 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, the artists painted along the north and south rims of Grand Canyon, where visitors could observe and interact with the artists. The work they created along with their studio work will be exhibited at Kolb Studio in Grand Canyon Village through 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 faced
the challenges that capturing the Canyon on canvas presents. Its vastness, ever shifting light and shadows, and unique perspective of looking down has frustrated many an artist. Windy conditions this year added another dimension to those challenges.

Kadin Goldberg is a Montana artist who participated for the first time in this
year’s Celebration of Art. Goldberg has won numerous awards for his paintings, including including First Place in the 2018 Emerging Artist Category at Art Muse Contest Online, First Place (2017) and Second Place (2018) in the Rocky Mountain Juried Exhibition in Red Lodge, MT as well as Third Place in the Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational. He travels the west in his vintage camper, attending plein air events and exploring the landscape. Of his studio painting
for this year’s CoA, “Wind Sail” Goldberg says:

“It is through the massive formations at the Grand Canyon that the vastness of a void can be fully realized. The space between formations has an overwhelming power to inspire. While this piece is a depiction of the canyon itself, it is also a painting of the air that the canyon encompasses. This feeling of space is reminds us of our place in the infinite universe.”

To see more of Goldberg’s and the other CoA participating artists’ work visit: https://www.grandcanyon.org/get-involved/events/celebration-of-art-2019/

For more information contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org or
480-277-0458.