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Featuring the Work of Charles Muench

Gardnerville , NV    About Charles


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About Charles Muench

Charles Muench is an artist living in between the Sierra Mountains and the high plains desert of Nevada. He studied primarily under Maynard D. Stewart, a student of Frank Vincent DuMonds and the son of renowned Utah landscape painter, LeConte Stewart. After studying at the Art Students League of New York, Charles moved to Madrid, Spain, where he painted the city and countryside, studied Velasquez, copied master works in the Prado, and attended classes at the Circulo Bellas Artes. Charles’ artwork will be included in the prestigious 2014 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, the largest auction of western art in the nation. Charles was featured in the April 2013 issue of Southwest Art magazine as well as the June 2007 and June 2003 issues. His work is featured in the July/August 2012 issue of Art of the West magazine as well as the May 2005 issue of Plein Air magazine. Charles received the Patron’s Choice Award at Maynard Dixon Country Invitational in 2013, 2008, and 2005. In 2012, Charles was honored with Irvine Museum Gold Medal from the California Art Club's 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. He also received the Southwest Art Award of Excellence in 2011 and in 2010, the Edgar Payne Award for Best Landscape. “The philosophy of The Irvine Museum is that the great works created by artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries are antecedent to the great works created by contemporary landscape painters and Charles is one of the best examples of that philosophy. I have long admired his work. I have always believed that landscape painting is the most noble of pictorial arts. Certainly, the most difficult goal of landscape painting is to paint the light, but few artists are capable of doing it perfectly, and Charles is in that elite group.” -Jean Stern, Executive Director, Irvine Museum, CA.

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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.

 


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.

 


 

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