Scottsdale Art School and Curt Walters Host Special Workshop
“The Greatest Living Grand Canyon Artist,” Curt Walters, will host a special four-day gathering of friends and fellow artists “on the rim” September 21-24. This rare opportunity to meet and paint with one of America’s most critically-acclaimed artists is opened to the public as a special workshop with the Scottsdale Art School.
Walters is overjoyed to carry on with this time-honored tradition, as Master Landscape Artists have gathered in our National Parks for generations, passing tips and tricks on to the “new crowd.” Walters’ medium is oil, and intermediate to advanced level painters with some plein aire experience are encouraged; fledgling artists may find these sessions too strenuous. Light hiking is required.
The first day will be a chance to get acquainted with Walters and the fellow artists, and to come up with a game plan for the week. Then the group will gather for morning and afternoon sessions, as well as evening painting, weather permitting.
This intimate gathering follows the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, opening September 18 at Kolb Studio with an invitation only gala reception. This show will open to the public on September 19, and will feature Walters among the 20 Modern Masters scheduled to show.
Walters is a regular at the three most prestigious Western Art shows, Prix de West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, and Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, and he also shows at the exclusive Salmagundi Club in New York.
Walters has been the recipient of more than a dozen awards since 1998, including the Prix de West Purchase Award, the Trustees’ Purchase Award from Masters, and the 2008 Artist of Distinction Award at Quest, and an incredible 6 Buyers’ Choice Awards.
As the winner of the Artist of Distinction, the artist will be the subject of a 90-day, one-man show to be held at the Eiteljorg. “Monuments & Moments” will feature more than 50 paintings from the past 20 years. These pieces will be on-loan from local collectors, as well as from museums and private collections from across the country.