6th Annual Plein Air for the Park
July 12-16, 2017
Opening Reception Wednesday, July 12, 7-9 PM, Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center.
We’re back once more for what has become one of the cornerstone events of the summer season in Grand Teton National Park. This year’s event will include 38 professional artists from across the U.S., and will offer hundreds of great paintings as well as lots of chances to see the artists at work during scheduled demonstrations, including Artists In the Environment and Painting on the Square, as well as a new demo out in Teton Village and a Quick Draw at Menor’s Ferry.
Click HERE to visit our event page, which will be updated as details become finalized.
And, in case you missed it, the new book about one of RMPAP’s most beloved members, Greg McHuron, is still available in limited quantities. Visit the Grand Teton Association Shop to order your copy!
Gregory I McHuron – Plein Air Master & Mentor
Greg McHuron was a member of RMPAP since its inception, and this impressive new book offers a comprehensive portrait of his extraordinary life and work. Greg was a fixture in the Jackson Hole art community for over 40 years and was a generous mentor to many young artists who have gone on to achieve professional success in their own right.
He worked outdoors on almost a daily basis. His presence in the field was legendary in Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, where he found many of his subjects. McHuron saw each day as an adventure and the more remote the painting location the better. A committed wildlife artist, he considered himself to be “nature’s interpreter and guard” and used his art and his voice to speak out on behalf of wild places and wild creatures. The true artist, he said, must “live his art and paint from the heart.”
Woven with recollections of Greg from his students, collectors, and friends, advice he gave to aspiring artists whom he mentored, and 171 full color images of his work, this retrospective of McHuron’s life in art is a story of living in the now, as well as a guide to finding what he called the “WOW” that serenades your soul. It is a journey of discovery as meaningful as it is colorful.
10.25 x 11.25″
149 color plates, 22 drawings, 24 color photos
SF Design, llc/Fresco Books