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Gallery Happenings June 2012

Carolyn Dailey featured at the Overlook Gallery
Carolyn Dailey_The Neck
The Neck by Carolyn Dailey

Oil paintings by Moab artist Carolyn Dailey will be featured for the June 9th Artwalk from 6-9pm at the Overlook Gallery. This is Carolyn’s first show since she returned to live in Moab in 2010. The show will consist of recently completed plein air landscapes of the local area including Arches National Park and the Colorado River. A purist at heart, Carolyn doesn’t use photos, but paints directly from nature to faithfully render the beauty of natural light on our spectacular scenery.
Carolyn has been painting the Moab landscape for over 25 years. She previously lived in Moab from 1987 until 1992, after leaving a successful career at Fort Lewis College in Durango to become a full-time artist. It was here in the red rock canyon country that she learned to paint “plein air” - painting outdoors from life in the “full air.” Many of her paintings from that time still grace homes in Moab and two are part of the permanent collection of the Grand County Public Library.
Carolyn moved from Moab to Guatemala, where she lived for 16 years painting the mystical landscape and colorful people around Lake Atitlan. She exhibited in prominent Guatemalan galleries and was in numerous shows both in the states and Guatemala, including a one-woman show at the national Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City. She still maintains a residence in Panajachel and her work is represented by the Galeria de Arte in the colonial capital of Antigua, Guatemala.
After living through yet another bad hurricane, Carolyn left Guatemala in 2006 settling in Crestone, CO where she stayed for 4 years. During that time her paintings were exhibited at the Denver International Airport, the Colorado State Capital and Republic Plaza. She also made painting trips to Moab, having shows of these works in 2006 at the MARC and in 2009 at the Overlook Gallery. In 2009 she won one of the top two awards in oils at the Escalante Plein Air Festival. In 2010 she won the Best Member Award at the PAPNM Annual Juried Show held at the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM.
Carolyn studied art in college and has been painting all her life. Her primary training in the plein air tradition was by workshop study in 1989-1990 at the Fechin Institute in Taos, NM with nationally known painters Mark Daily, Michael Lynch and Ned Jacobs. New Mexico artist Frank La Lumia was her main mentor.
A dedicated painter, Carolyn is ever challenged by the fleeting light on the landscape and ever humbled by nature. She enjoys painting throughout the Southwest and is a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, the Plein Air Artists of Colorado and the Plein Air Painters of the 4 Corners.
Her show at the Overlook Gallery will continue through the month of June. Her studio in her home at Pack Creek Ranch is open by appointment at 435-259-4244 or you can visit her website at

Carolyn Dailey, Fisher Towers
Fisher Towers
  Carolyn Dailey, Kane Creek
Kane Creek


Photographer Jon Fuller featured at the Bighorn Gallery
at Dead Horse Point State Park

Photo of photographer John FullerThe Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park will be exhibiting images by Moab photographer Jon Fuller. ‘Seasons on the Colorado Plateau’ is a collection of photographs on display May 1st through July 1st. A reception with the artist will be held on Friday, May 4th between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Jon Fuller is a nature and travel photographer specializing in landscapes, wildlife and travel photography. He has worked as a freelance stock photographer since 1983 and his first publication credit was a two-page spread in National Geographic Magazine. His work has been printed in hundreds of publications around the world, including Outdoor Photographer, Ranger Rick, Insight travel guides and the Singapore Times. Many of his images have been used in magazines, books, calendars, posters, cards and advertising. He has been represented by three stock photography agencies in London, Tokyo and New York.  Jon lived outside the United States for nine years on three different continents and continues to travel, photographing in more than 40 countries. He has been photographing the Colorado Plateau since 1975 and never tires of its beauty, both subtle and spectacular.

Sunset photo by John Fuller Rainbow photo by John Fuller

Jon and his wife, Paula, have lived in Moab for the past 20 years. He was a founding partner in the Moab Paper Company, producing fine art ink jet papers for artists and photographers.  He currently operates Moab Photo Tours, LLC and conducts private custom photography tours and photography workshops both in the Moab area, southeastern Utah and overseas. 
  During the exhibit, each image and prints are available for purchase. For more information about the artist, tours and workshops, visit or

Dead Horse Point State Park
is located nine miles north of Moab on US 191, and 23 miles south on SR 313.
The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park admission is $10.
For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.
And be sure to mention you read about it in the Moab Happenings.

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