Five art exhibits you need to see this fall

Fleeting Encounter by Lindsay Scott (oil, 27×44), whose work appears in the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Miniatures and More Show & Sale.

Fall season out in the West always ushers in an array of impressive museum exhibitions. If you’re thirsting for a really big show with great artists, here are some suggestions:

  • For wildlife art lovers, the annual Miniatures and More Show & Sale takes place Sept. 18 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. The exhibit spotlights works by the genre’s top painters and sculptors. This year Lindsay Scott, who creates compelling portraits of African creatures, is a featured artist.
  • The Kolb Studio isn’t exactly a museum, but it’s not a gallery either. On Sept. 19, the studio, which sits on the south rim of the Grand Canyon and is operated by the nonprofit Grand Canyon Association, features works by 20 artists who are known for expressing the grandeur of this natural wonder.  
  • The university town of Stockton, CA, is home to The Haggin Museum, a treasure trove of works by 19th- and early-20th-century European and American painters. But from Oct. 2 to Jan. 10, the museum will host contemporary landscape painters: members of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America. The exhibit will brim with fantastic paintings of our country’s national parks.
  • In the Denver area, the Madden Museum of Art displays Windows to the Divine, a show with well-known painters, such as Scott Fraser, Albert Handell and Quang Ho, and their interpretations of spiritual paths, though not necessarily including religious or sacred subjects. The ecumenical event runs Oct. 3-23.
  • Southern California‘s Laguna Art Museum hosts the 11th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 11-18. Join the painters at the opening and on the beach for breakfast and a Quick Draw contest.
—Bonnie Gangelhoff

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