About 15 recognized watercolorists will gather at the summer home and studio of the late Milford Zornes in Mt. Carmel, Utah October 11-15, 2017. The purpose is to not only pay tribute to, but honor the spirit and vision of world-renowned watercolorist Milford Zornes who spent his life teaching and organizing watercolor workshops throughout the world.
“In the spirit of Zornes’ vision we’ve organized this gathering of watercolorists at his former studio,” said watercolorist Carolyn Lord who organized the event with assistance from Southern Utah watercolorist Spike Ress.
Zornes studied with Millard Sheets and was an active part of the California Watercolor movement. In 1963, Zornes bought famed artist Maynard Dixon’s summer home and Studio in Mt. Carmel, Utah from Dixon’s widow, Edith Hamlin. At that time he began organizing annual watercolor workshops for fellow artists and students so they could paint together. Amazingly, Zornes was still actively teaching and painting when he died in Claremont California at the age of 100.
The event is generously supported by The Thunderbird Foundation Fine Art Gallery, with hosts Susan and Paul Bingham, founders of The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and restorers of the Maynard Dixon Home & studio, in Mt Carmel, Utah.