2018 Community Artist - Janet Buckingham

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2018 Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham

It was love at first sight when Janet first visited Southeast Utah in the early 1980s. Born and raised in the flatlands of Kansas, she had never seen anything like the towering canyon walls and sandstone formations of Moab. Her career path has been diverse—teaching, arts administration, local government, and even directing tourism in Kodiak, Alaska—but Moab kept calling her home. Janet retired to Moab full time in 2013, and fills her days with painting, quilting, writing, and hiking.

Janet has never known a time when she didn’t create art. Writing was her first love: journaling, poetry, essays, and articles for local newspapers. Painting came years later, after living in the inspirational landscapes of Moab and Alaska. She started painting with pastels, but expanded to ink and watercolor. Most recently, she hit upon a unique combination: printing her original ink and watercolor on cotton fabric, then quilting these “blocks” into wall hangings and bags. The design of each piece is organic and built around the color, shape, and size of the original watercolor.

Janet is married, has three grown children, one granddaughter, eight grandsons, and a beloved Tibetan terrier.

 
 

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  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Hovenweep National Monument. Bring your art supplies and join her in a creative endeavor, or just take a look at what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Hovenweep National Monument
    • Fees: free
  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Hovenweep National Monument. Bring your art supplies and join her in a creative endeavor, or just take a look at what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Hovenweep National Monument
    • Fees: free
  • Hovenweep National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Hovenweep National Monument. Bring your art supplies and join her in a creative endeavor, or just take a look at what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Hovenweep National Monument
    • Fees: free
  • Canyonlands National Park

    Art in the Parks

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Canyonlands National Park. Bring your art supplies, or just see what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Island in the Sky
  • Arches National Park

    Art in the Parks

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about in Arches National Park. Bring your art supplies, or just see what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park

    Art in the Parks

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Canyonlands National Park. Bring your art supplies, or just see what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Canyonlands National Park - Island in the Sky
    • Fees: Free
  • Natural Bridges National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Natural Bridges National Monument. Bring your art supplies, or just see what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Various Locations
    • Fees: Free
  • Natural Bridges National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Saturday, September 15, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Natural Bridges National Monument. Bring your art supplies, or just see what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Various Locations
    • Fees: Free
  • Natural Bridges National Monument

    Art in the Parks

    Sunday, September 16, 2018

    Spot Community Artist in the Parks Janet Buckingham out and about at Natural Bridges National Monument. Bring your art supplies, or just see what she's creating. Bring water, sunscreen, and a hat.

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    • Location: Various Locations
    • Fees: Free
 

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