Tonight was the first time we got to see all the plein air paintings in one place. It was so exciting to see all the artwork framed and hanging in the log studio on Maynard Dixon’s former property at Mount Carmel. Each artist could hang up to five pieces, so the show was a terrific body of work from the week-long event.
At the Bingham Gallery my big painting “Virgin Beauty in Zion” was hung on the main wall with the show title “In the Footsteps of Thomas Moran” above it. I was very honored to have received that recognition. The work in that exhibit is outstanding.
The former Maynard Dixon home, studio, and grounds is operated by the non-profit Thunderbird Foundation, which is run by Paul and Susan Bingham. Many art classes and events are conducted here including special camps for handicapped youth.