Maynard Dixon Country 2018
MAYNARD DIXON COUNTRY 2018
August 22-25 Mount Carmel Utah
WEDNESDAY, August 22nd: Meet and Greet Dixon Property 7-9 pm
FRIDAY, August 24th Artist Reception Foundation Gallery 6-9 pm
SATURDAY, August 25th: Dixon Property: 10:00 - 5:00 PM: Wet painting show and sale
Maynard Dixon Country is a gathering of artists, collectors, community, and friends who love art.
The guiding principles of the event are two fold: we want to help artists in America and we want to ensure the viability of historic preservation. We are deeply connected to the art of Maynard Dixon and his contributions to American art. But rather than focusing solely on the beloved paintings of Maynard Dixon, we focus on the "art spirit" and intention of Maynard Dixon, the artist, poet, and whole person. In choosing to remember Dixon this way, we believe his legacy becomes even more meaningful when it is illuminated by the artists who are living and making art in 2018.
The event is one of our major fundraising events to support the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. In bringing collectors to this event, we help the artists on the forefront of American art continue to thrive, and we fulfill our mission for historic preservation. All art sales from Dixon Country directly fund the artists as well as the annual operating budget of the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum.
Every year three promising art students from local high schools are given the opportunity to join all of the activities during the Dixon Camp Out. This scholarship pays for housing and entry fees for the event in addition to any and all favors provided by our sponsors. These scholarships are underwritten by a "Friend of Young Artists". Download Scholarship application here.
ABOUT THE THUNDERBIRD FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
We strongly believe in the importance of preserving Dixon's historical property, and the need for sharing it with other artists. We want to ensure that future generations will understand and benefit from everything we do at the Dixon property, which is why we continue to produce the Maynard Dixon Country event, host artist retreats, mount major shows for local artists, and host art workshops.
This promises to be a very exciting show and sale. All of the art listed can be purchased immediately by clicking on the artist's name which will take you to the available art. When you fill out the "Intent to Purchase" form you will receive a link for immediate purchase.