It was a special week as  some of the top plein air artists in the country converged on the Maynard Dixon Studio in Mt. Carmel, Utah for the “Maynard Dixon Country Campout.” A week of plein air painting was combined with seminars, artists demonstrations, and a wet-paint show and sale sponsored by the Thunderbird Foundation. Thanks to Paul and Susan Bingham along with George Handrahan and G. Russell Case who organized the event.

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Plein air painting of Alton barns

Studio at western painter Maynard Dixon's summer home in Mt. Carmel, Utah

Studio at western painter Maynard Dixon’s summer home in Mt. Carmel, Utah

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Roland Lee with plein air painting at Kanab, UT

Jeff Pugh, Gary Smith and Roland Lee

Roland Lee with artists Gary Earnest Smith and Jeff Pugh at the Maynard Dixon Country show

Rebecca Esplin watching Roland Lee paint

Roland Lee painting while scholarship student Rebecca Esplin watches.

Sean Rowley and Rebecca Esplin watch as Spike Ress paints

Artists Sean Rowley and Rebecca Esplin watch as watercolorist Spike Ress paints in Orderville UT as part of Maynard Dixon plein air event

Thunderbird Foundation symbol

The Thunderbird symbol in front of the Bingham Gallery at Maynard Dixon Property in Mt. Carmel. Home of the Thunderbird Foundation.

Mian Situ, Gloria Situ, and Roland Lee

Artist Roland Lee with Mian Situ and his wife Gloria during Maynard Dixon Country Campout and plein air event

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