MARC art contest honors Canyonlands’ 50th
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The Moab Arts and Recreation Center (MARC), in collaboration with the Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the National Park Service, will hold an art contest in honor of the 50th anniversary of Canyonlands National Park.

Artists working in any 2-D media may compete for the Best of Show award of $500, with second- and third-place prizes to be announced on Sept. 13.

On September 12, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating Canyonlands National Park. The Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks and the National Park Service will hold a series of events this year, culminating with a rededication ceremony on Sept. 12.  Information about events and programs is available at

  “We thought it would be a wonderful tribute to Canyonlands National Park,” said Laurie Collins, director of the MARC. “We want artists to capture the tagline of the 50th anniversary: ‘inspiration, solitude, adventure.’ How can we communicate those ideas through art?”

Collins said entries may depict any park in southeastern Utah, but “we encourage images of or inspired by Canyonlands National Park.”

  To enter, artists must be age 16 or older. The artwork may be submitted by mail or in person and must be ready to hang at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center by Aug. 29 at 5 p.m.

The art entries will be displayed at the MARC from Sept. 6 through Sept. 31 and awards announced on Sept. 13.

Full details about the contest are available online at For more information, call 435-259-6272.

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