Saturday, June 2, 2012

Upcoming Doug Dawson Workshop

Every other year, Master Pastelist Doug Dawson comes east from Colorado to lead a mentoring workshop in Lubec, Maine.  If you don't know of him, in 2008 he  was inducted into the Pastel Society of America's Hall of Fame and is the author of the out-of-print Capturing Light & Color with Pastel.  A Founding Member of the Art Students League of Denver, he has many awards from organizations like Knickerbocker Artists, the National Academy of Western Art and the American Watercolor Society.  Doug is truly a master and a teacher who is very generous with his time and knowledge.  I've known Doug now for about ten years, and I always learn something new from him.

Doug's workshop will be a paint-along style workshop.  Even so, each day will be filled with critiques, art talk and lots of hard work.  Besides painting in Lubec, where the workshop is based, the workshop will venture onto Campobello Island, N.B., to paint there, as well.  The workshop runs August 20-24.  Doug is limiting the workshop to only 8 intermediate-advanced painters.  Although Doug will work in pastel, participants are welcome to work in oil.

Doug does not teach many workshops each year.  For details on this rare opportunity, visit  For more about Doug, visit   I hope you'll join us!

Below is a selection of his work, much of it done during his time here or from references. (All images Copyright © Doug Dawson.)

1 comment:

Erfurth said...

Good morning,

We are less than a month away from the 7th annual Midway Art Association Plein Art Paradise event.

This is the largest Plein Art event in Utah.

This year we have over $8,500 in prizes and awards.

We are expecting 130 to 150 artists.

The dates are June 27th through July 4th

Full information and registration is available at:

We are located about 40 minutes east of Salt lake City on I-80 and about 12 minutes south of Park City. From the Provo/Orem take the hwy 52 exit off I-15, then go east to hwy 189 and then continue east through Provo Canyon, and Midway is as the east end of the canyon...we are very easy to find. Google Map

Midway is located in a high mountain valley (5,600 ft), the temperatures will be in the mid 70s to mid 80s with humidity in the 10% to 15% range. Nights are cool with the temperature dipping into the 40s. There is usually a soft breeze coming down from the mountains.

The following is a list of places to stay in Midway.

Homestead & Zermatt Resort
784 West Resort Drive - Midway, UT 84049

Invited Inn Bed and Breakfast
1045 North Homestead Drive
Midway,UT 84049
Phone: 435-654-7075

Johnson Mill
100 Johnson Mill Rd.
Midway, UT 84049
Reservations: 888-272-0030

Local Phone: 435-654-4466

Midway Nightly Cottages
93 West Main Street
Midway, UT 84049
phone (435) 654-6633

For your recreation we have 5, 18 hole golf courses including the award winning Wasatch Mountain Parks course. We have one 18 hole course in Heber, right next door to Midway. For a total of 108 holes of golf.

There is world class trout fishing in the Provo river.

We have two large lakes for fishing and recreation.

Our summer outdoor theater will be performing “Fiddler on the roof” beginning June 29th. Here is the link for all the information:

If you have any questions contact Pam at 801-755 1456 or