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August at Gallery Moab

Last Rays by Barbara ChurchleyGallery Moab’s invited Guest Artist for the month of August is Barbara Churchley, a western Colorado resident whose impressionistic pastels and paintings reflect her deep appreciation of the landscape in which she lives. As an avid hiker, skier, and runner who is also an artist, she takes the viewer of her work on a colorful journey into the alpine, pastoral, and plateau landscapes that she inhabits. Her work evokes the quiet feeling of being alone in nature. She, like Impressionist painters of the past, is concerned with capturing the transient effects of sunlight on form with light vibrate color, using spontaneous brushwork without detail. Followers of Impressionism paint their subjects outdoors from nature (“en Plein Air”).

Barbara’s award-winning work can be seen widely in galleries, juried exhibits, regional museums, public libraries, and art centers of the four corner states. Her work has also been featured many times in Southwest Art Magazine and other publications. She is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado, Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, International Plein Air Painters, Plein Air Artists of both Colorado and New Mexico, Contemporary Fine Artists International, and an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and the Pastel Society of America.Desert Chamisa by Barbara Churchley

The workshop runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days, and registration takes place through the MARC. Cost is $150. On Saturday evening August 26th, Gallery Moab will host a reception for Barbara Churchley from 6 to 9 pm. Please join members in celebrating with the artist. Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street In Moab, Utah. Visitors and residents alike should not miss a chance to see this artist’s exceptional work. The gallery is open daily from 12-9:30 pm.

Of local interest, Deborah McDermott, a Gallery Moab printmaker and painter, will show a series of paintings called “Raptor Eyes” at the MARC. These acrylic paintings give you an unblinking look into the eyes of ten fascinating birds of prey. An opening reception is being held Saturday, August 5 from 6-9 in the MARC Gallery. The exhibit runs from August 5 – September 1, 2017.

Pour Over by Barbara ChurchleyGallery Moab, a co-op gallery founded by a group of local artists in March of 2014, showcases the work of a diverse group of artists who live and work in southeast Utah, and who cooperatively own, operate, and staff the gallery. We are painters, pastelists, ceramicists, photographers, printmakers, jewelry designers, fabric artists, and sculptors of metal and wood. The gallery is located at 87 North Main Street in Moab. See our work online at and on Facebook.

Gallery Moab is a co-op gallery located at 87 North Main Street and is open 7 days a week from 12-9 pm. A reception will be held for the artists on Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 pm. Stop in to meet them, be inspired, and partake of light refreshments.

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