Mountain Oyster Club Show

Submitted by Gary on Mon, 11/28/2016 - 13:23

Floating Glen Canyon

If you live in southern Arizona chances are you know what the Mountain Oyster Club is and likewise if you're a western artist you already know about the terrific art show they stage at their elegant club headquarters in Tucson each November through January. This year I was fortunate to have a painting accepted into the show and was excited to attend opening receptions on November 19 and 20. Some of my own personal favorite artists were there at the reception and it was great to connect with them.

My entry is Floating Glen Canyon, a pastel painting based upon a float trip my wife and I took on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam last April. It was early morning and around every bend in the river another stunning scene unfolded. As far as I know the painting is still for sale so if it brings back any fond memories of your own river experiences, contact me and I'll put you in touch with the MO club. The show will remain hanging until January 14, 2017.

Aside from the show, Ann and I made sure to make maximum use of our time, visiting the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, driving the hair-raising road to the top of Mt. Lemmon, catching an exhibition of masterly work at Settlers West Gallery and dropping down to Tubac for lunch and a visit to Big Horn Gallery. We're already looking forward to next year's MO show and hoping for another reason to visit Tucson.

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