Julia Buckwalter 2021 Community Artist!
When she’s not painting, Julia can be found running, biking, or reading under a shady pinon tree.
Julia Buckwalter grew up in the Southwest, traveling throughout Utah’s parks and monuments in awe of the region’s sweeping landscapes and majestic skies. As a child, she entered contests at Utah’s Springville Art Museum and learned that creating art was a vocation. After living on both coasts and studying the Visual Arts, she returned West, settling in the desert to establish her craft.
Julia paints with oil on canvas and panel, both en plein air and large-scale from photographs in the studio. She focuses on the dynamics of clouds in her skyscapes and the rich variations of color in her landscapes.
“Moab’s landscape provides endless inspiration via the intense variation of colors found in nature. My paintings are expressions of passion for the desert landscape's rich palette, her naturally described shapes and linear patterns, and the accompanying language of water, sky, and clouds... Combined, they awaken all of the senses.”
The Community Artist program will resume in April. Click here for Julia's schedule
Beginning this year, visitors to the Manti-La Sal National Forest will see an increase in usage-fees at 30 developed campgrounds following regional approval of a request submitted last year by the forest.
“We have determined that it is necessary to raise fees at some of our campgrounds,” said Ryan Nehl, Manti-La Sal Forest Supervisor. “This is not a decision that we take lightly; however, we feel that these increases are needed to sustain a quality experience for our forest users.”
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CNHA will receive a $4753 donation from the Utah National Parks Virtual Races
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Utah National Parks Challenge virtual races. 254 people ran in the Arches Half Marathon and 196 folks ran in the Canyonlands Marathon. These two events accounted for $1125 in direct donations and another $3512 came from overall registrations. Because of your participation, CNHA will receive a total donation of $4753 from the organizers of this virtual event. A big shout out to you and the Utah National Parks Challenge for supporting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
All individuals over the age of two years must wear face-masks when in the below listed locations, except when actively eating or drinking. This administrative order applies to all individuals subject to the regulatory authority of the National Park Service (NPS) within the boundaries of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments including park visitors, government employees, concession employees, contractors, park residents, and stakeholders.
Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet the requirement.
Exception: If an individual is unable to wear a mask properly or cannot tolerate a mask, they should not wear one and may be asked to leave any location where masks are required to be worn. Visitors may be asked to lower their masks briefly for identification purposes in compliance with safety and security requirements.
For the full compendium please follow this link. It will take you to the Arches park service page but the wording is the same for all national parks and monuments.
2021 Limited Edition Arches Mug. Handmade by Deneen Pottery in the USA
Mini Rattlesnake Finger Puppet