Art lifts our spirits, engaging us with beauty and creativity. Step into Gallery Moab to enjoy a wide selection of original art and unique artisan crafts. New items regularly appear on our walls and shelves. During August we are pleased to feature two local Guest Artists, pastel artist Judie Chrobak-Cox, and photographer Bruce Hucko.
Michigan native Chrobak-Cox came to Utah in 1978 to work as a Student Conservation Association intern at Canyonlands National Park, igniting a love of the desert southwest and marking the start of her long career with the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Since retiring in Moab in 2017, she has used her free time to nurture her life-long love of creating art. She has worked in several mediums, but taking pastel classes and joining the local Pastel Guild inspired her to focus and develop her skill with this medium. She says “I like the forgiving nature of pastels and the ability it allows me to define or redefine my work. … I find inspiration all around me and especially enjoy painting scenes found in local national parks and on nearby public lands.”
Hucko is well known throughout southeast Utah as a photographer, award-winning art educator and former owner/director of the Moab Photography Symposium. His images have been widely published, and he has 17 books featuring his photos of landscape, cultures and Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts. Navajo, Pueblo and Moab’s HMK kids know Hucko as “Art Coach!” Books he authored from his Navajo and Pueblo children’s art experiences have won national awards. Of the color and B&W images he is displaying at Gallery Moab he says “I now seek out and await photographs to find me that I refer to as ‘personally meaningful.’ These are images that connect to me on an emotional or other level. The compositions must still be good. The geometric arrangements of select elements build the foundation onto which are added light, texture, mood and a bit of drama. And they must be authentic.”
We are excited to have Helen Becker join the gallery with her colorful, playful collages. As an artist, Becker’s main mission is “to make something that has never existed in the world,” creating something with her own hands with a unique design in mind. By teasing the minds of viewers to think beyond what they might expect, she creates wonderfully lighthearted and dynamic still life pieces.
Also new -- photographer Dan Norris is now showing his metal prints at Gallery Moab. Norris has been photographing, teaching workshops and self-publishing his images of the spectacular scenery of southeast Utah’s canyon country since 1986.
Gallery Moab adheres to COVID safety protocols by sanitizing, social distancing, and requiring masks indoors. We offer a colorful selection of 100% cotton masks in different styles hand made by our gallery members. Sale of these masks helps us pay our rent!
We are located 59 S Main Street #1, Moab, Utah, open daily 12-4 with extended hours Thurs-Sat. until 8 p.m. Visit our website gallerymoab.com or call 435-355-0024. We are also on Facebook and Instagram.