SALT LAKE CITY, UT--Landscape painters Joshua Baird and Valerie Orlemann are offering an art exhibit benefiting the Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners Organization. The art exhibit will run from April 5 through June 28 at The Wine Store, 255 S. 300 E. in Salt Lake City—a venue scheduled by the Utah Arts Council. The artists will donate 10% of their proceeds to the Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners.
The work of these two painters includes landscapes from the Four Corners and the intermountain west. However, both painters are based in towns bordering the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Joshua Baird works in Kanab, while Valerie Orlemann is based in Escalante. The artists proposed this benefit to celebrate the importance of the Monument landscape to their art and in recognition of the work of the Partners Organization.
"The Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness and resources in support of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument’s scientific, interpretive, and educational programs. Visit http://www.gsenm.org/ for more information on the Partners and their work."
--From article in Southern Utah News, press release by Valerie Orlemann.
This series of paintings may be found under the portfolio entitled "Grand Staircase-Escalante".