Festivals & Events:
Telluride Arts: Wet Paint Show
Amazing (sometimes) local & (sometimes) StrongHouse artist, Margaret Griffith organized a class with plein-aire artist Ron Rencher. Students are traveling from all over the country to study this week with Ron... and on Saturday August 13 they will show and sell the work they created in the class at the StrongHouse Studios. The paint will still be wet, but the work will be done and ready to be shared.
Refreshments & wine will be served. RON RENCHER BIO - A native of Utah, Ron was born in St. George. He spent the early formative years on the family’s ranch north of St. George, in the Pine Valley Mountains. Ron credits those early years as being critical to his lifelong love of nature and the natural movement to landscape painting. Ron earned a B.A. degree in Fine Art at Southern Utah University. His post collegiate art education included classes with Ned Jacob, Mark Daily, Dan Gerhartz, Lowell Ellsworth Smith, and Milford Zornes. Among his inclusion in several books and magazine features: Painters of Utah’s Canyons and Deserts, Gibbs Smith Publiher; Enchanted Isle, A History of Plein Air Painting in Catalina Island; feature articles in Art of the West, American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine; and the PBS series Plein Air: Painting the American Landscape. Ron is an invited artist in: Maynard Dixon Country Show and Sale in Mt. Carmel, Utah; Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, South Rim Grand Canyon National Park. The Plein Air Painters of America accepted Ron as a Signature Member in 1998. He is also an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America. For more information please find us 970.728.3930, Telluride Arts.org, or on Facebook, Twitter or at the Stronghouse Studios 283 South Fir Street in Telluride.