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Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling

Dave Manley PhotographyMoab has long been a mecca for adventurous travelers. Not surprisingly, it has also drawn a vibrant community of creative people. Gallery Moab, a main street gathering place for artists and art lovers, is a fine arts cooperative owned and operated by local artists with the mission “to enrich, empower and support local artists and build community through the arts.” We showcase original art including photography and paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and alcohol ink, as well as intriguing wood carvings, metal work, ceramics, glass, mosaics, jewelry and fabric creations. We also have prints, cards and smaller gift items available. There is something here for every taste and budget.

Photographer Dave Manley is returning as the Guest Artist for June. His stunning photography is inspired by three decades of traveling throughout the mountains and desert surrounding the Four Corners. Eight years ago his attention turned from the Colorado mountains to the archaeology of the Colorado Plateau. Following a long-term interest in rock art and ruins, Manley has been retracing steps first taken years ago to capture images of these vanishing treasures. He has had three shows at Edge of the Cedars in Blanding, UT over the past 7 years, and won the first Canyonlands Natural History Association Photo Contest in 2010. He was recognized by the American Rock Art Research Association in 2012 for this work on rock art documentation at Sand Island in Bluff, UT. Manley’s real job as a stone mason for the past 31 years has given him an intimate understanding of the effort and techniques involved in constructing prehistoric structures which still stand today despite centuries of weathering. He currently divides his time between Summit Lake, CO and Moab, UT.

Robin Straub - Oil PaintingFeatured Gallery Moab member artist for June is long-time Moab resident Robin Straub, who paints plein air oil impressions of desert landscapes, skyscapes and whimsical paintings of her favorite desert playmate - the raven! Her ravens often wear halos because they are sacred beings to her, and are extremely wise, playful and expressive communicators. She is often seen painting along the Colorado River and in Arches Park where she enjoys meditating on and painting gorgeous scenes and interacting with curious viewers.

We invite you to come in and enjoy the variety of artistic expression inspired by the beauty and grandeur of the Colorado Plateau. You might find the perfect gift or memento of your visit, or be inspired to try your hand at creating your own art. Ask about class offerings and paint nights. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery!

Open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday; Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
87 North Main Street. 435/355-0024
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Utah Photographer Dustin LeFevre - Big Horn Gallery

Dustin LeFevreThe Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is exhibiting images by Utah photographer Dustin LeFevre. The exhibit, ‘Our Lands’ features unique perspectives of the diverse landscapes found throughout America’s Public Lands. The artwork will be on display from May 3rd through June 30th.

As a Utah native, Dustin LeFevre spent his childhood exploring and fostering a deep appreciation for nature. He spends his free time exploring the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the West. Dustin chases sunsets and sunrises in the hope to capture not just what is in front of his lens, but also the way it makes him feel. He hopes his images will help inspire the same appreciation and desire to explore in others.

During the exhibit, each image is available for purchase. Learn more about the artist at or follow his adventures at

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.

Madeline Logowitz, 2016 Artist in the Parks

Madeline "Maddie" Logowitz is fascinated by the creatures and plants of canyon country. "The sparseness of the desert invites you to notice each beetle, each tree, each lizard standing on its own. Creating art affords me a way to share my wonder of this small-scale world."
Maddie rediscovered sketching while working on ecological research in Moab. As her understanding of the area deepened, so did her desire to capture and share her love of the desert. Her ink and watercolor paintings showcase the weird and wonderful life that thrives in the canyons.
You are invited to join Maddie for a fun and inspiring experience in the park. Please see the event schedule below for dates, times and locations.

June 4
Hovenweep National Monument
Square Tower Group 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

June 10
Arches National Park
Double Arch 8 am - 11 am
Arches Visitor Center 11:30 am - 1 pm

June 17
Canyonlands National Park - Island in the Sky
Upheaval Dome 8:30 am - 12 noon
Mesa Arch 12:45 pm - 3 pm

June 24
Canyonlands National Park - Island in the Sky
Grand View Point 8:30 am - 12 noon
Mesa Arch 12:45 - 3 pm

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