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Featuring the Work of D. LaRue Mahlke

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About D. LaRue Mahlke

There is a quiet thoughtfulness and passionate purpose to the work of artist D. LaRue Mahlke. Her paintings evoke a sense of peace that connects the viewer to the landscapes that she loves to paint, taking the viewer into an intimate encounter with place. The spiritual connection Mahlke feels for her subject is evident in the meditative quality of her paintings, her personal response to the truth and beauty found in nature and its Creator. Recent honors and awards include First Place in Landscape in the Art Renewal Center’s International 2009/2010 ARC Salon, First in Pastels in the 34th Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show, Best Small Pastel Award and the Milford Zornes Best Work on Paper Award at Maynard Dixon Country in 2003 and 2004. Her work has been featured in American Artist, The Pastel Journal, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art.

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Maynard Dixon Camp Out

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The Dixon Camp Out is much more than just an art show. In fact, it's not really an art "show" at all. This event 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 2017.

The camp out is one of our major fundraising events to support the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. In bringing serious 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 Camp Out 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.



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.



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