Spike Ress, Recent & Upcoming Events

Recent and Upcoming Events, scheduled for Spike Ress.

Milford Zornes Watercolor Retreat

Event Dates: 10/3/2018 - 10/7/2018
Location: Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts
Phone Number: Carolyn 925/447-5134
2200 State Street
Mt. Carmel, Utah 84755
United States

In 1963, watercolorist Milford Zornes bought Maynard Dixon’s Summer Home and Studio in Mt. Carmel, Utah from Dixon’s widow, Edith Hamlin. Afterwards, Zornes organized annual watercolor workshops for fellow artists and students so they could paint together. In the spirit of Zornes’ vision there’s going to be a gathering of artists who paint in watercolor, October 3-7, 2018.  

Carolyn Lord and I (Spike Ress) are organizing the Milford Zornes Watercolor Retreat. This event is generously supported by The Thunderbird Foundation Fine Art Gallery with hosts Susan and Paul Bingham, founders of The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and restorers of the Maynard Dixon Home & studio, in Mt Carmel, Utah.  

The days are arranged with minimal structure for maximal painting and camaraderie. 

This is not a plein-air event so there is no pressure to complete any paintings, yet if you are so inclined you can display your newly finished watercolors in the art-studio gallery.  

Artists will be responsible for making travel, lodging arrangements, and you can extend your painting trip and arrive early or stay afterwards. Breakfast will be provided Thursday through Saturday, available each morning from 6:30 to 9:30 in the historic home of Dixon/Zornes. Once we know how many artists will be attending, it will be decided if the farewell dinner will be provided or if everyone chips in to pay for a catered dinner. 

Wednesday, October 3: Arrive
Thursday, October 4: Breakfast, paint all day 
Friday, October 5: Breakfast, paint all day
Saturday, October 6: Breakfast, paint all day, Farewell Dinner 
Sunday, October 7: Depart

There’s a full range of lodging options, from camping to resort style. Here’s a few options: 

On the Maynard Dixon property there are 8 R.V. spots plus camping: 2 new restrooms with showers

Along Highway 89:

Mt. Carmel Motel and R.V. Park http://www.staynearzion.com/index.cfm
Golden Hills Motel http://www.goldenhillsmotel.com/
Thunderbird Lodge http://bestwesternutah.com/hotels/best-western-east-zion-thunderbird-lodge

Other lodging options http://www.visitsouthernutah.com/Hotels-Motels

If you have questions, please contact either Carolyn: 925/447-5134
or me Spike : 435/477-8297



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