A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park
Zion National Park is turning 100 in 2009. As a part of the celebration, Zion Natural History Association, in partnership with Zion National Park, the St. George Art Museum, and the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be hosting an exhibit of entitled, “Zion National Park: A Century of Sanctuary.”
The Zion National Park centennial exhibit will premiere at the St. George Art Museum and feature three components: a historic exhibit in the Main Gallery, a juried exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery of recently completed paintings, and a contemporary installation about Zion in the Legacy Gallery. The former will feature photographs and paintings covering the early years. The second component will be a juried (by Peter Hassrick) exhibit featuring the finest recent paintings of Zion National Park (see prospectus).
The Zion National Park centennial exhibit will be on view at the St. George Art Museum from August 25, 2008 to January 24, 2009. The historic works and installation will not travel while juried exhibit may travel to other venues in 2009.
In order to create the best possible examination from past to present of Zion National Park in Art, we inquire if your collection or other collections that you know of contains images of Zion. You may send a list to the St. George Art Museum at 47 East 200 North in St. George, UT 84770 address or via e-mail to Deborah Reeder (email@example.com) at the St. George Art Museum.
The timeline is to find and select the images by January 2008, as well as to finalize the negotiations and the details of transportation, handling, and security required in order to borrow the pieces.
Zion: Century of Sanctuary
The Century of Sanctuary committee announces the 68 pieces juried
into the exhibit that will be on view from August 25, 2008 to January
24, 2009 at the St. George Art Museum and then will travel throughout
the country. The juried pieces will be joined by 75 historic pieces to
produce the most comprehensive exhibit of Zion National Park ever mounted.
Visions of Zion – The Best of Zion from Kanab to Ivins, Cedar to Mesquite
Participate in "A Century of Sanctuary" this juried exhibit will commemorate the conclusion of Zion National Park's Centinnel year.
**Download Instructions and Entry Form for the juried exhibit.**
Open to living artists over the age of sixteen who are residents of the areas from Kanab/Fredonia to Ivins east to west, Cedar City to Mesquite north to south and all points in between.
Entries Due: September 14th, 2009, artwork with completed entry form must be delivered between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. No early or late submissions will be accepted.
Artwork Juried/Artist notification: September 15th, 2009
Pickup of artwork not selected for exhibit: September 16th, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
Exhibit opening reception: September 25th, 2009, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm., by invitation.
Exhibit opens to public: September 26th, 2009
Exhibit closes: January 16th, 2010
Artwork pickup: January 18th 2010 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of artwork on the dates specified, if you are not available on those dates, make arrangements for someone else to do it for you. No exceptions or extensions will be granted.