This month Gallery Moab’s Guest Artist spot will showcase the plein air pastel landscapes of Ginny Wise, a Cedaredge, Colorado based artist. Ginny began working in pastels in 1989, appreciating their vibrant color and immediacy. Ginny writes, “The beauty of natural landscapes is quickly changing and disappearing. I strive to capture the light, the atmosphere, and the essence of a place and time. I work mostly plein air and thoroughly enjoy the physical and spiritual experience of landscape painting.”
Sandi Snead is a member of Gallery Moab and is Featured Artist for the month of June. Art has been the driving force in Snead’s life since she was born. Her creative energy found multiple avenues to explore but she chose to pursue visual arts and dance. She graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and worked as a commercial artist and illustrator for many years. Later she began to explore more personal forms of art.
Dance has played a secondary yet vital role in her world. She has abundant energy and loves the joy that dancing gives her. She also loves to express movement in her paintings with the use of smooth sensual strokes. She enjoys working in both oils and soft pastels. Snead’s style ranges from alternative realism to representational with surrealist infusion. Sometimes she pushes color to enhance the drama or atmosphere of her work. Her paintings often provoke feelings from the viewer as she aims for a more visceral response.
Join members of Gallery Moab in a reception for the artists during the June Art Walk on Saturday,
June 8 from 5-8 pm. Gallery Moab is located at 87 North Main Street and is open daily from 12-9 pm.
Work by gallery artists can been seen at gallerymoab.com and on Facebook or call 435-355-0024.
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Our Mission is to enrich, empower and support Moab Artists and to build community through the arts.
Gallery Moab is a cooperative gallery founded by a group of local artists. We are a diverse group of award winning painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers and jewelry designers. The magnificence of the towering cliffs, snowcapped mountains, vast open spaces and the mysterious hidden canyons of the Colorado Plateau, inspire our creativity and artistic vision. You owe it to yourself to discover the artistic side of Moab. Come in and visit with the artists. One of us is there every day and we look forward to sharing the beauty of Canyon Country and the creativity of its artists.