Art Exhibit: Photography – Pushing Boundaries

March 6 – April 29, 2020

“Pushing Boundaries” is a photography show that entices photographers to look at things a bit differently, to try a new technique, to take risks with their photos. The show opened on March 4th with a reception catered by Victoria Topham of Petite Feast–Victoria really tempted us by pushing the boundaries of her flavorful combinations!
“Pushing Boundaries” will be on exhibit until Wednesday, April 29th.  All of the amazing photos are for sale (with 25% of the proceeds going to the Kayenta Arts Foundation and the Center for the Arts at Kayenta). We hope you enjoy viewing the amazing work our local artists create.
                      People’s Choice Award Winner                                                                                               First Piece Sold

          “Morning Reflection” by George Kalantzes                                                      “Kayenta Color Knows No Boundaries” by Mark Reinnoldt

In addition, the photo by Mark Reinnoldt (Kayenta Color Knows No Boundaries) sold, and Mark wishes to donate the entire proceeds to KAF.  
Thank you, Mark, for your very beautiful and generous donation!
The Jurors of “Pushing Boundaries”
Alan Holben

I’ve had a camera in my hands since about age 7, when I first picked up my mom’s Kodak Instamatic and starting burning through film. After a couple of years in college pursuing a degree in photography, I lost my way for many years and wrote software for a living. The digital revolution in cameras reignited my passion for photography and I fell in love all over again. Since 2007, I’ve covered sports professionally, from elementary school kids learning soccer and tee-ball to college sports. Since we moved from Michigan to Utah in 2016, I have concentrated more on landscape and wildlife photography. However, I still cover sports here, including the Huntsman Games and the Ironman Triathlon. I’ve also become active in the local arts scene, covering events at The Center for the Arts at Kayenta and the Electric Theater for Kayenta, The Stage Door, St. George Dance, and St. George Opera.

I am represented by Gallery 837 in Coyote Gulch Art Village, Ivins.

Joseph Ray

Joe Ray spent his early years living in three countries on three continents, spending most of his adult life in Oklahoma and Texas before moving to Utah in 2005.  He and Sue Gordhammer moved to Kayenta in 2018 where Joe fell in love with the incredible landscapes and the ever-changing skies.  Joe has been documenting his travels and outdoor activities with a camera since high school, and in college his friends came to dread the inevitable question – hey, want to see some of my slides? 

“I like to catch familiar scenes in a new way.  It’s hard to resist a beautiful landscape or cityscape but I like to pull part of the scene out of the whole and present it in an unexpected way.  Plus, with digital photography there are new ways to process images that push the boundaries of what constitutes a photograph.” 

Joe’s photographs have been used to illustrate his environmental consulting company’s publications, and he is honored to be a part of the Kayenta Arts Foundation’s show.

Participating Artists:

Mark Reinnoldt                      Kayenta Color Knows No Boundaries                     $475
Larry Kraus                           Kolob Canyon Dreaming                                          $375
                                              Navaho Canyon Spire                                             $375
Ute Albert                              Bus Miracle                                                              $280
                                              Yellowstone Wonder                                                $360
Greg Ragland                       Convergence (tryptich)                                             $525 (set)
                                                                                                                       OR   $175 ea.
Betty J. Marianetti                 Treasure in Trash                                                     $500
Betty J. Marianetti                 Looking in—Finding Wonder and Beauty
                                              Deep Inside                                                              $300
Phil Marty                              Colorado Dreaming                                                  $600
                                              Deconstructed Flowers #3                                       $400
Pamela Palmer                      Wanderlust                                                               $210
                                              On the Road Again                                                   $225
Gary Alba                              New Harmony x 2                                                     $200
                                              Valley of Fire x 4                                                       $200
Richard Urias                        Nobody Tells Me What to Do                                    $125
                                              Glorious Gayle                                                          $125
George Kalantzes                 Morning Reflection                                                    $500
                                              Desert Spines                                                           $350
Erick Wickfield                      Nature Reclaims                                                        $450
Jeffery Fear                           Exit Stage Left                                                          $1,700
                                              Desert Denizens                                                        $1,700
Brent Layton                          I’m Not Into Sharing…Back Off                                $225
                                              Pedal to the Metal                                                     $250
Charles Garcia                       Watchful Eye                                                            $600
                                              The Passage                                                             $600
Joseph Ray                           Room With a View                                                     $200
                                              Hotel Carter, Manhattan                                            $200
Alan Holben                          In the Cold Flight of Day                                            NFS*
                                                                                      (*see Gallery 873 for pricing info)
Cara Taschuk                         One Step at a Time                                                  $350
Upcoming Exhibits

November 2020:  Watercolor/alcohol ink/ink/gouache Exhibit—2-month run

Theme:  “Liquid Color”

Artists’ Reception Wednesday, November 4th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM



January 2021:  Drawing Exhibit (charcoal, graphite, pastel, silverpoint, etc.)—2-month run

Theme:  “Self Portrait”

Artists’ Reception Wednesday, January 6th  from 6:30 – 8:00 P


March 2021: Open to all mediums—2-month run

Theme:  “Anything Goes

Artists’ Reception Wednesday, March 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00 PM


May 2021:  Fiber Arts and Ceramics Exhibit—1-month run

Theme:  “From the Earth:  Fiber and Ceramics”

Artists’ Reception:  Wednesday, May 6th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM





Center For The Arts at Kayenta Art Exhibit “Renewal”

Kayenta Arts Foundation believes art in all forms enhances our lives, nurtures our spirits, and builds community bonds. The KAF Art Exhibits in the Center for the Arts at Kayenta enliven the community spaces in the Center, promote local artists, and broaden our support from the wider community in southern Utah.
Please see Entry Form for submissions.

This marks the Foundation’s the first exhibit in a series that will last indefinitely, with the theme changing every two months. The pieces of “Renewal” will remain displayed and on sale at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta until the beginning of March, when our theme will be centered around photography. Please plan on making any purchases of art during regular box office hours between 12 and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

On Wednesday, January 8th, there will be an artist’s reception at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta.The reception will run from 6:30–8:00 PM. Admission is free. Victoria Topham of Petite Feast, host and chef for our Coyote Tales series, has very generously offered to provide treats for the reception!


Click Here for Entry Instructions

Click Here to Download Entry Form

Our Prestigious Jurors For The Art Selection Process Include:

Virginia “Ginny” Northcutt
Ginny creates fanciful visual interpretations of the everyday objects and places in our lives. She is inspired by the likes of Avery, Diebenkorn, Scolder and Sultan, prompting a modern, abstract approach to her painting. Ginny approaches her subjects in an inventive and playful manner….appreciating, but being somewhat indifferent to the ideals of perfection.

Ginny has lived and painted in southern Utah for almost twenty years. Her work is acrylic. She received her formal education in art at Waldorf College, The University of Iowa and Coe College. She also served as Art Gallery Curator and Director at Coe College.

Bonnie Head

Bonnie enjoys painting with a limited pallet.  She believes that the fun of painting is the challenge of creating color harmony. To achieve this, Bonnie will paint with three colors plus white to create beautiful pieces. She learned this technique years ago while teaching drawing with colored pencils at ICL. Ms. Head has also given lessons at Blue Raven Studio in Kayenta.

Bonnie received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Initially, she taught school, but most of her career was spent developing educational programs for children, and as the Executive Director of the Alaska Academic Decathlon.

Art has always been her passion and she has been a lifelong student of the arts, enjoying the opportunity to take numerous classes from well-known artists in Alaska and the Southwest, including Norman Lowell, Roland Lee, Cody Delong, Caleb Stone, and Michael Chesley Johnson to name a few.

Kathy D. Johnson

Kathy Johnson’s art is an exploration of color and contrast. In the past she worked primarily with oils, but for the past six years she has been experimenting with encaustic (beeswax mixed with pigment and resin). With encaustic, there is less control over details and edges–surfaces are altered by heat, which makes the process somewhat unpredictable. That has encouraged her to play more with layers and surface texture, and move into abstraction. Happily, what she learned from encaustic painting has also informed and altered my approach to oil painting.

Kathy D. Johnson received her degree in fine arts from the University of Utah in 1990, after which she taught art and photography for 25 years. As a professional artist, Kathy has exhibited in many local and national shows. She has also juried many shows (including the Salt Lake Arts Festival). Ample exposure to the art of others has helped her be more critical of her own work…and opened her eyes to different approaches to creating art. Kathy paints with oils and with encaustic (beeswax mixed with pigment and resin). She is currently represented by the Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery in Kayenta (Ivins, Utah).

The Featured Artists In The Art Exhibit Include:

Andrew Kramar
akramer@infowest.comBetty Marianetti

Bonnie Head

Cathy Barker

Deborah Durban

Ginny Northcott

Greg Ragland

Jennifer Burch

Jim Hanner

Judith Hutheson

Kathy Johnson

Linda Callison (Lehmer)

Miriam Rawson

Nanette Pugsley

Sherrie Spinelli

Ute Albert

Waldo Kidd

Wil Adams

Exhibits On Display Jan. 8 – Feb. 28, 2020

Double Magic $900
by Andrew Kramer Let it Go $4,000
by Betty Marianetti

A New Day at Zion $175
by Bonnie Head

Hard Water $2,800
by Cathy Barker

Upon Opening the Door to the Sky She Knew She Would Fly $900
Just Seventeen the Somme to the Prom $3,000
by Deborah Durban

Renewal for the Unknown $300
by Ginny Northcott

Parallel Layers #9 2019 $6,800
by Greg Ragland

Anticipation $800
Potential $650
by Jennifer Burch

Quakies $110
Aspen Grove $110
by Jim Hanner

Shoshoni, My Mustang Awakening $400
Moki, Mother of Rebirth $400
by Judith Hutheson

Rebirth $500
by Kathy Johnson

Star Path $550
Remembering Basquiat $1,400
by Linda Callison (Lehmer)

Mama’s New Irrigation Boots $1,100
Sacred Mountains $975
by Miriam Rawson

Cenote $300
Heart of the Universe $225
by Nanette Pugsley

Solar Rebirth $6,000
Continuation of Spring $975
by Sherrie Spinelli

Ride Through Life $350
by Ute Albert

Shedding New Light on an Old Subject $1,250
Spring Renewal $600
by Waldo Kidd

The Spring Gala $250
Guided Spirits $150
by Wil Adams



For three weeks, SimonFest lives here.

Every week from Wednesday until Saturday, July 31st until August 18th, the17-year-strong SimonFest Theatre Co. of Cedar City will bring us three shows that are already aging into sophistication.


First Up, A Delicious Slice of Romantic Realism

A few shared members of the SimonFest troupe and Kayenta RepCo. have been rehearsing Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” while performing “I Hate Hamlet” and “Little Shop of Horrors” as part of their regular season. It’s your chance to see a fresh interpretation of the script Robert Redford and Jane Fonda made so loveable in 1967. The play tells the story of Paul, a conservative young lawyer, who marries the vivacious Corie. Their passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a New York City walk-up. Jan Broberg said, “It has universal appeal because it’s a funny, moving story that tells why love is the power we want to rule the world!”


Actor Andrew Rally can’t stand Shakespeare. Now he’s playing Hamlet.

Set in John Barrymore’s old apartment in New York City, the play follows a successful television actor as he struggles with the role of Hamlet, while playing host to the ghost of Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.


“What do you want from me…blood?” A little ambition becomes a big problem.


A meek and dejected assistant at a failing floral shop happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. Little does he know that this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood.
“The Little Shop of Horrors has been a cultural phenomenon for close to forty years. A mixture of side-splitting comedy, gruesome drama, and music that laid the foundation for countless Disney ballads. As viewers, we instantly fall in love with our beloved tragic hero Seymour Krelborn. Or we obsess over Audrey and her dreams of having a normal life. In many different ways, we all see ourselves in Little Shop.” –Henry Ballesteros, Director



Kayenta Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Art in Kayenta festival!

ART IN KAYENTA • October 11, 12, & 13, 2019

A Full Weekend of Family Fun with Street Art, Art Galleries, Food, & Entertainment.

Every fall for the past eighteen years, thousands of people have been making their way to “Art in Kayenta,” a three-day art festival in Ivins. There are lots of reasons to attend! For art lovers, it’s being able to wind their way through booth after booth and gallery after gallery of unique original art and wares. For others, it’s relaxing in the beer and wine garden, sipping wine while savoring fresh food from local vendors; others opt for the tasty entrées Xetava Gardens Café serves up. But for many it’s enough just to enjoy the gorgeous weather and stunning red-rock scenery. This year’s “Art in Kayenta” Festival is expected to draw our largest crowd yet.

Art in Kayenta offers one-of-a-kind creations from over 40 juried, regional and national artists who specialize in media ranging from sculpture to painting, jewelry to ceramics, wood to metal, and more. Each year, artists participate in a silent auction featuring their fabulous creations! Festival attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on —and hopefully win—selected art pieces. The auction is hosted by the Kayenta Arts Foundation with proceeds benefiting the beautiful, one-year-old Center for the Arts at Kayenta theater.

Art in Kayenta is sponsored by the Kayenta Arts Foundation (KAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting diverse arts in the region. This year’s festival celebrates the newly-opened Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK). In fact, during its first year, CFAK presented more than 50 events and workshops to residents of the Southern Utah and surrounding communities. The Center is home to the Lorraine Boccardo Theatre, a 200-seat black box and concert stage, as well as spaces to accommodate meetings, receptions, seminars and rehearsals. As a collaborative arts community venue, the Center hosts a broad range of performing arts, plays, lectures, films, concerts, and educational opportunities for the Southern Utah area.


  • Friday, October 11, 10am to 5pm.
  • Saturday, October 12, 10am to 5pm.
  • Sunday, October 13, 10am to 4pm.

Location • Kayenta Art Village, 881 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, UT 84738

Cost • FREE

About Kayenta Arts Foundation and The Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Kayenta Arts Foundation (KAF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and create an environment where diverse artistic endeavors can flourish. The Center for the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK) is a beautiful facility supported by the efforts of the Foundation where people from southern Utah and beyond come to learn, express, appreciate and celebrate art in all forms.


The online Art in Kayenta artist and food vendor application time has ended. Artists and food vendors may submit late applications on paper and mail or bring them to the Center. The forms below may be downloaded, printed, and filled out. Call the Box Office at (435) 674-2787 or Todd Prince, Art in Kayenta Coordinator at (435) 590-0036 with questions.







STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL • April 27 & 28, 2019

A Full Weekend of Family Fun with Street Art, Art Galleries, Food, & Entertainment.

The 9th annual Kayenta Arts Foundation Street Painting Festival brings students and professional artists together to create a world of magical street art.

SATURDAY • Sketches of the works & student competition

SATURDAY AFTERNOON & SUNDAY • Local professional artists complete their masterpieces







Kayenta Arts Foundation Sponsor Logos

Kayenta Arts Foundation is supported in part by funding from Washington County RAP funds and Ivins City. These project are supported in part by Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts