Artists Chasing Light at Cedar Breaks National Monument

Hand Painting in Oil with red rock in the background.

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News Release Date: June 13, 2017

Contact: Ashley Pollock, (435) 865-8667

Contact: Shannon Eberhard, (435) 589-9451 x4428

Cedar Breaks National Monument & the Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah: The Southern Utah Museum of Art and Cedar Breaks National Monument are proud to announce the artists selected for Chasing Light Plein Air Festival held on July 3rd through 8th. The artists include Arlene Braithwaite, Doug Braithwaite, Royden Card, Michelle Condrat, Cody DeLong, Bruce Gomez, George Handrahan, Brad Holt, Susie Hyer, Mary Jabens, Roland Lee, Valerie Orlemann, Rachel Pettit, Bonnie Posselli, and Ellie Wilson.
Throughout the festival, these fifteen top regional plein air artists can be viewed painting at various locations from July 3rd through July 6th, including Cedar Breaks National Monument at 10 a.m., Southern Utah Museum of Art at 1 p.m., and favorite southern Utah locations. Each artist has a distinctive style and technique they use in creating their pieces of art. They use everything from oils to pastels to watercolors. The work each artist creates during the Plein Air festival will be on exhibit and for sale in SUMA beginning July 8th.
The Chasing Light Plein Air Festival will culminate on July 7th with a special evening at the Wet Paint Gala. Tickets can be purchased at the museum, 13 S 300 W, Cedar City, Utah, or by clicking on Gift Shop on the lower left navigation button. Select Chasing Light Tickets and complete your purchase.
On Saturday, July 8th, there will be a Plein Air Community Painting Event on the grounds of the Beverley Center for the Arts. The Chasing Light artists will paint from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be joined by invited members of the Cedar City painting community from noon through 2 p.m. to paint the scenes of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, statue gardens, and SUMA.
The final paintings from the Chasing Light Plein Air Festival will be exhibited from July 8th through August 19th. Paintings can be purchased throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Join us for this exciting week filled with continuous Plein Air events. For more information about Chasing Light Plein Air Festival, please visit

Last updated: June 13, 2017

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