• I'm Here at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival

    10 days ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

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    "Morning Hike" 12x24 Oil

    This is the one I submitted for the Oil Category. Awards will be given tomorrow, Thursday.
    This week, I'm in Escalante, Utah, at the edge of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, for the Escalante Canyons Art Festival. Until now, all the plein air events I've been part of were either invitational or juried. This is my first “open” event.
    I wasn't sure what to expect. But I've found that, in a way, it's a more democratic event. Rather than promoting a few invited artists, the event doesn't promote any one painter over another. In fact...
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