Blog update

I am excited to participate with eight other nature-loving artists in a show designated
“The Verde River, an Artist's Adventure”designed to increase awareness and conservation
of the Verde River Corridor. Running through November 30, 2014 at The Phoenix
Airport Museum, Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 2, it is part of one of the largest
airport art museums in the United States. http://skyharbor.com/museum/ExhibitionsTerminal2.html My watercolor “Verde Evening” resulted from a
three day rafting and camping trip in the spring of 2013 with Verde Valley Land Preservation,
an Arizona nonprofit.

Equally exciting, this year my paintings of Grand Canyon are available at Kolb Studio, South
Rim of Grand Canyon near the Bright Angel Trail head, and at North Rim Visitor Center, North
Rim of Grand Canyon. Purchase at either location benefits Grand Canyon Association, also
an Arizona nonprofit. https://www.grandcanyon.org/

Coming right up August 23 and 24 will be Flagstaff Open Studios Tour. I will be at Dawn
Sutherland Studio at 2300 Kilty Lane for our second “Oil and Water” presentation
focused on our participation in the 6th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, 2014.
Come by and see her beautiful studio and gardens. There will be door prizes, refreshments,
and great deals on artwork. Opening August 1 at Brandy's is the FOS “Appetizers” Show , hanging there thru Sept 1. http://flagstaff-arts.org/

On September 13, the 6th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art begins at Grand
Canyon Village on South Rim. This prestigious event lasts through Sept 20, culminating
in a exhibit at Kolb Studio through Jan 20, 2015. This year I will be hiking down the Bright
Angel Trail to camp and paint during the week as CoA artist at Indian Gardens Campground. Demonstration paintings and informal talks will be presented during the week, with “Quick Draw” and auction on the lawn of El Tovar on the rim on Saturday, Sept 20, 9AM to 12 Noon. https://www.grandcanyon.org/6th-annual-grand-canyon-celebration-art

Also in September, I will be a featured artist at The Gallery in Williams, through Oct 1.

Upcoming Grand Canyon Celebration of Art

Recently, my days have been mostly spent working on my studio painting for the 2014 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. Last year was my third and best, as I was one of the top selling artists. I loved camping and painting at Phantom Ranch with Josh Been and look forward to this year's Celebration.

Robert painting at the 2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Robert painting at the 2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art