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Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling

Looking for a lift during the dog days of summer? Art Walk is in hiatus until September, but there is still plenty of creative energy being generated at Gallery Moab. New works appear every few days, and display spaces for individual artists are rotated regularly to give each artist a fair share of the limelight. Featured artists are at work in the window or out in front of the gallery, and are happy to have you watch as they create.

The 20 local artists represented in Gallery Moab work in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and even concrete and iron. You will find landscapes, figures, still life, wildlife, cowboys and horses rendered in a diversity of styles -- realism, impressionism, expressionism and surrealism. Original paintings are for sale, as well as prints and cards. Three-dimensional works include cast concrete leaves finished in shimmering colors and striking furniture and décor wrought from iron.

Gallery Moab features the donation art of Margie Lopez-Read. This accomplished oil and pastel painter, a recent transplant from California, gives all proceeds from sale of her paintings to local charities including the Moab Multicultural Center and the BEACON After School Program. In Margie’s words, “Art is life and worth so much more when it helps make the world just a little bit better.” Be sure to check out her Donation Art corner at the gallery.

Our talented artists can help you along your own creative path. Former university art teacher Larry W. Christensen will present a free talk on “The Wonderful World of Color” on July 18 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the gallery. Watercolor and oil painter Tim Morse and pastel painter J.C. Borders provide customized plein air (outdoors, on location) painting tours and lessons for individuals or groups. Call Tim at 435/ 260-0738 or J.C. at 435/260-7304 for more information.

Step in out of the heat and enjoy the vibrant ambiance of Gallery Moab. Visit with the featured artists of the day. Draw inspiration from the many individual ways our talented artists express their feelings and experiences rooted in our remarkable landscape. Join an artist in a creative outdoors adventure. Or simply browse, and maybe find that perfect gift or memento of your Moab visit! There is something for every taste and budget.

Visit us on Facebook or on our new website at Both sites will be updated as new works become available and as special events and classes are planned.

Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street, and is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Call 435/355-0024 for information and be sure to mention you read about it in Moab Happenings.

Nature and Travel Photographer featured at
Dead Horse Point State Park

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting images by Moab photographer Jon Fuller on display through August 30th, 2014.

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.

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.


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