A Record Breaking Weekend of Art & Festivities in Park City
What a weekend at the Kimball Arts Festival!! Who could argue against filling Park City Main Street with live music, tasty food, and of course, great art! Such a special experience for the memory books.
In all honesty, I was a bit intimidated to learn that 1,800 artists from around the country had applied this year alone, in hopes of being selected by a blind jury to showcase their work. Needless to say, it is a HUGE honor to have been included in this prestigious event, AND offered a feature island/double booth amidst the Park City Galleries.
It was great to connect with so many of all ages, from every corner of the country!! Every artist has their favorite pieces that attract a crowd, however this festival pulled in quite a variety of interest within my various themes and subject matter.
It was thrilling to see so many pieces selected from American Southwest Landscapes to the Colors of Autumn; Majestic Mountain Meadows to Serene Seascapes, and even Nostalgic Wall Art. A record number of pieces found new homes during the 3 day show!!! Signature Acrylics and Chromoluxe Luxury Metals will be delivered to new collectors very soon.
Overhearing the chatter amongst festival goers as they stop by my gallery is truly what I enjoy most of all during these events. Whether it be a memory of that special day on the beach, a little slice of home, a "hey, I had a truck just like that," or "this is where we were married;" I'm always so touched when my art invokes a treasured memory or takes someone back to a joyous moment in their life.
I am both excited and humbled by the outpouring of interest and support in my art, and would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all who made this such a great weekend on Park City Main Street!!
About The Artist
Early in life, Ryan Smith developed a love and passion for the outdoors. This passion fueled an ongoing obsession with nature photography. Growing up in the beautiful, geographically diverse state of Utah, Ryan consistently traveled throughout the west and beyond to capture iconic views. He uses his unique and unmistakable style to spark emotion and tell a story, which has led his art to win prestigious awards and earn features in several publications.
Various high-end galleries throughout the west have showcased his Large Format Art, including galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Sedona Arizona, Aspen, Colorado; Telluride, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho; and Park City, Utah. Hotel Wall Art is also a specialty Smith focuses on and he enjoys working with Real Estate Agents, Custom Home Builders, and Interior Designers on creating perfect statement pieces to showcase the beauty of Nature.
Ryan also loves adding deeper meanings to each image, showcasing his life’s philosophy alongside the visual memories.
“Not all who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” — Ansel Adams
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Bubuer
A Message From Ryan
I'm humbled to share the beauty of the outdoors with you through my visual memories of meaningful journeys and adventures. For me infusing nature into art has has a powerful therapeutic effect that brings me both joy and healing within my own journey through life. While I love to share my art with others and have the viewer relate to nature’s deeper meaning as found in each piece, bringing a smile and sharing the magic that nature has, is one of my most valued riches in life.
While you explore the variety of pieces and bring the outside In, I encourage you to select the piece that has a special hidden meaning which lifts your spirit and creates a feeling which will bless your home and space for years to come. While I like to think I help others along the way its really Nature who does all the work, and I’m simply humbled and grateful I can be a catalyst in your journey.
Capture Icons Photography Workshops
As an Artist who loves to share back Ryan has a knack for sharing the technical aspects of Photography through Icon Photography Workshops & Tours.