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April 24 -May 29, 2023

Pacific Northwest Plein Air

Pacific Northwest Plein Air moves to springtime. Come and paint on the green hills

and among the many wildflowers of the Columbia River Gorge.

The museum will be exhibiting plein air works for most of May: April 30–May 29, 2023

 

Maryhill Museum of Art 35 Maryhill Museum Drive Goldendale, WA 98620

https://pacificnwpa.com/information-for-artists/

June 1-15, 2023 - Open Artist Days

Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational

Exhibition Sales opening on August 11th and 12th of 2023

 Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Crested Butte, Colorado

 The main gallery exhibit will continue through August 28th, 2023.  

https://www.crestedbuttepleinairinvitational.com/

September 8, 2023, through January 15, 2024

Grand Canyon Conservancy

15th Annual Celebration of Art

 Kolb Studio

Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim, Arizona

https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/

 

‘I love to sketch, draw & paint images gathered from my outdoor adventures…

exploring the wild landscapes and national parks of the

Rocky Mountains &  Desert Southwest is where you’ll find me!

My painting style is graphic with bold lines and colors.’

 

February 18, 2023

Whale Foundation - Wing Ding Event

SUPPORTING THE GRAND CANYON GUIDING COMMUNITY

Coconino Center for the Arts

2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

4-8pm

Featured Artist : Betsy Menand

https://www.whalefoundation.org/wingding2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022

14th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Grand Canyon Conservancy

https://issuu.com/gcconservancy/docs/gcc_artcatalog_2022

https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/

Plein Air Event and Show - Kolb Studio • GCNP 

September 2022 - January 2023

Colorado National Monument Plein Air Event 2022

https://coloradonma.org/plein-air/

October 2022

18th Sedona Plein Air Festival

https://sedonaartscenter.org/event/18th-annual-sedona-plein-air-festival/

Sedona, Arizona

October 21-29, 2022

 

Sedona Art Center

https://sedonaartscenter.org/event/tailgate-paint-out/

June 2022

 

2021

 

Colorado National Monument Plein Air Event

https://coloradonma.org/plein-air/

September 26 - October 3, 2021

Opening reception will be on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at Carlson Vineyards Tasting Room in downtown Grand Junction.

 

Taos Plein Air Event 

https://www.papnm.org/2021-Taos-Plein-Air-Juried-Paint-Out-and-Show

September 20-23

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery September 25 - October 12, 2021

13th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Grand Canyon Conservancy

https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/

   Plein Air Event and Show - Kolb Studio • GCNP • September 2021 - February 2022

 

2020 -2018

 

12th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Grand Canyon Conservancy

   Plein Air Event and Show - Kolb Studio • GCNP 

September 2020 - February 2021

 

Flagstaff Arts Council • 10” x 10” Art Fundraiser Show • Flagstaff, Az 2019

 

Mountain Sports 1% Give Back • Grand Canyon 100th Painting & Prints  July 2018 - Proceeds to GCC

 

2004-1986

Open Studios • Flagstaff, Arizona • Coconino Center for the Arts Preview Show 2002

 

Arizona Handmade Gallery • Flagstaff, Arizona 1997- 2004

 

Artist Gallery • CO-OP • Flagstaff, Arizona 1993-1997

 

Café Espresso Gallery • Flagstaff, Arizona - Show 1986

 

2 Women Artist Show • Loyola Marymount - Denver 1986

 

Education

University of Denver - School of Art • BFA - Painting and Drawing 1985

Winchester School of Art • England • Study Abroad 1983

Graphic Design • Northern Arizona University 1994-1995

Drawing Workshop • Grand Canyon Association 2014

 

ADVENTURES…in search of artistic inspiration

John Muir Trail - San Francisco Peaks - Sedona - Grand Canyon Backpacking  

Escalante River Canyons Solo 1985 - Buckskin / Paria Canyon 2016

Desolation/Gray River Trip - San Juan River Trips - Grand Canyon River Trips - Yampa River Trip

International Trips: Ireland, Iceland, England, Scotland & France

 

Family

2 adult children, 1 partner, 2 brothers, 1 Aussie shepherd dog

Lives in Log Home on Gold Creek which flows into Quartz & Tomichi Creeks

that confluences with Gunnison River that merges with Colorado River

eventually flowing thru Grand Canyon National Park -

Just outside of Gunnison, Colorado @ 9000’

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