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Gallery Moab
by Thea Nordling

Take a break from the summer doldrums. Step in out of the afternoon heat, cool off, and enjoy the colorful ambience of Moab’s cooperative art gallery, a showcase for the diverse talents of local artists, who own and operate the gallery. Each member artist has a unique vision and style of expressing connection to our remarkable landscape. The walls are lively with paintings rendered in oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, and alcohol ink. You’ll also find intriguing ceramic, wood, metal, mosaic, glass, and fabric creations. Each month the gallery features a show by an accomplished outside guest artist.

Well-known Colorado artist Nancy Lewis is our August Guest Artist. She expresses her love for the great outdoors, traveling, and painting in oils, pastels and watercolor. Painting outside en plein air is her passion and the inspiration for most of her images. She invites viewers into her art world with bold brushstrokes, dynamic values and unique color use.

An active participant in plein air events and local, regional and national shows, Lewis has won numerous awards. In 2012 she was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. She is a Signature member of the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of Colorado, and Plein Air Artist Colorado, and frequently teaches art classes and workshops.

The featured gallery artist this month is Carolyn Tibbetts. Growing up surrounded by the majestic mountains of northern Utah, she developed an early love of art inspired by nature’s beauty, a passion that she continues to express in paintings of her adopted hometown of Moab. Mostly self-taught, she has honed her skills in classes and workshops taught by local and visiting artists. She has worked in several mediums, but oils are her favorite by far. With her family, she continues to explore the red cliffs and rugged backcountry of southeast Utah, finding hidden and wonderful places that have inspired her most recent paintings. Her love of those areas shines through in each painting. She is currently teaching each grandchild the joy and skill of painting and drawing.

Meet Lewis and Tibbetts at a reception at the gallery on Saturday, August 13, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. It will be a great opportunity to find out more about their work, as well as to meet other artists and art lovers.

Please drop in and browse. You might find that perfect piece of art to remind you of your Moab adventures. We also offer a variety of smaller gift items such as jewelry, prints, and cards. We look forward to your visit!

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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