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By Sarah Hamingson

What do artists do when it gets cold and dark? Many of us spend additional time in our studios, creating light-filled works of art. Often, my studio paintings lag one season behind the calendar, so I’m painting fall leaves as the snow is falling, and ice on the Colorado River as it thaws outdoors. This winter, with its warm weather and good hiking, has been such a change from the last couple that I seem to be moving on to spring paintings already!

Then there are die-hard plein air painters, like the Gallery’s Phil Wagner, who paints outdoors year-round. You may have seen him on the side of the river road or up in Arches painting whatever the weather. If you’d like to watch him paint, or better yet, get out and paint with him, check out the Moab Painters Meet Up, or stop by Gallery Moab to find out where Phil and other member artists are out painting. You’re always welcome!

Perhaps you’re a local artist who wants to join other artists, but painting outdoors isn’t what you had in mind? It could be time to think about joining Gallery Moab. As we go into our second year, we’re looking for a few good artists to join us.

Even if you’re not an artist yourself, you can be involved in the Gallery. The artists at Gallery Moab invite you to help kick off the start of our second year at our Main Street location with an Art D’Eco Project, Unleashing the Light! The Gallery is planning to upgrade the lighting and downgrade our energy consumption by going to LED lighting. In order to do this, we’re conducting a fundraiser via Facebook, the Gallery Moab website, and at the Gallery. It culminates with the Unleashing the Light Party on Friday, February 13, from 6-8 pm. Come enjoy food and beverage, schmooze with Moab’s most friendly artists, and view great artwork.

As always, we invite you to stop by the Gallery at 87 N. Main St, and see what we’re up to now. View our newest art, pick up some cards to send to your friends or finally get that painting you’ve had your eye on.

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