DeZion Gallery Southwest Art and Jewelry Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:58:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DeZion Gallery 32 32 Holiday Sale Going on NOW! Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:58:41 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 8th Annual Holiday Sale

To close our our season with a *BANG* we have our annual sale going on for the month of December.

-Spend $100 on any ONE item and recieve 10% off that particular item

-Spend $500 on any ONE item and recieve 20% off that particular item

15th Annual Auction For Education Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:24:31 +0000 Continue reading ]]> 15th Annual Auction for Education, hosted by the Rotary Club of Zion Canyon

On Saturday, October 7, the Rotary Club of Zion Canyon is hosting it’s annual Silent and Live Auction. This is a exciting collaboration between the Rotary Club of Zion Canyon and the Springdale Elementary School in helping to raise awareness, as well as funds, to support the school’s art and music program.

The Auction provides matching funds for an art and music grant through the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Foundation. In addition, money raised at the auction provides college scholarships for graduating seniors from the Zion Canyon area, as well as scholarships for students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).

There will be amazing adventure packages, golf packages, unique art, as well as recreation packages, special gifts, and so much more, all donated by local artists, galleries and businesses supporting youth education…. and can all be viewed HERE

Also, the Springdale Elementary PTO will be hosting a fundraiser during the Auction, which will include homemade goodies, soups, and beverages, as well as a quilt made by the school’s secretary: a collage of artwork created by Springdale Elementary Students.

Bidding for the silent auction starts at 3 pm, along with a performance featuring local musicians, with the live auction starting at 4 m.

Picture: Poster for the 2017 Auction for Education Flyer

Music Fest Starts TODAY! Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:49:19 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Live Music Surrounded by the Cliffs of Zion Canyon – and it starts TODAY!

Friday’s Line Up

Gunlock County: 4:30

Tom Bennett: 5:30

The Reals: 6:00

DJ Lex: 8:00

Dirty Bourbon River Show: 9:00

Saturday’s Line Up

Josh Warburton: 3:00

Lisa Mac: Saturday 3:30

Happy Dapples: 4:00

Sean Hill: 5:00

Raven Cain: 5:30

Vivian Cook: 6:30

El Dub: 7:00

Jason Tyler Burton: 8:30

Hot Buttered Rum: 9:00

Picture: Poster for the 2017 Zion Canyon Music Festival

Zion Canyon Music Festival Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:08:49 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Live Music In Zion Canyon

Live music used to feature prominently in my past life when I lived in Austin, Texas. I loved going to live music shows, as well as events such as “South By Southwest,” “Blues on the Green” every Thursday night, as well as the legendary three-day music fest “Austin City Limits.” Heck, Austin’s moniker is the “Music Capitol of the World,” so of course I was spoiled rotten!

Luckily enough, Vegas is close enough for me to hit-up a live music event, and because it’s Vegas, almost all the bands/shows/events come through town. So… yay! Go me! Still, at 2+ hours away, it’s hardly a weekly, or even monthly, occurrence for me.

HOWEVER… once a year the Town of Springdale hosts its annual outdoor festival: The Zion Canyon Music Festival, and one I have not missed since moving here in 2010! Now, traditionally, it’s been held at the community’s baseball field, with an absolutely spectacular view of Zion National Park. Seriously, there isn’t a better or more beautiful location in the world to host a music festival, or a more beautiful location.

Or so I thought!

This year The Zion Canyon Music Festival’s venue has changed to the OC Tanner Amphitheater… where the views will be even MORE spectacular! The cliffs of Zion National Park surround this open-air venue, creating one of the best backdrops in the world… as well as enhancing the musical experience thanks to the curves of The West Temple! If I thought this two-day festival was amazing before… now it’s going to be freakin’ AWESOME!

This year’s musicians will feature the funk-rock band Groovement, one-man reggae hip hop sensation El Dub, Southern Utah staples The Reals, country-rock bad boy Raven Cain, local legend DJ Lex, several local singer-song writers, and many more.

On top of the amazing music, outstanding scenery, and mouth-watering local food & drink, what makes the Zion Canyon Music Festival even more special is that it actively promotes sustainability and alternative energy. They not only have educational booths and vendors encouraging a green-aware-lifestyle, but also the food vendors only serve meals on biodegradable paper-ware, and there will be zero throw-away plastic water bottles sold because there will be water filling stations available all over the event. Organizers are wholeheartedly encouraging attendees to bring their own refillable water bottles. Finally, the festival will be providing electricity for the festival via solar power!

So yeah…. I’ll be closing up the gallery early on BOTH Friday and Saturday nights in order to attend. Sure, I may miss a few of the earlier performances, but I wouldn’t miss this for the world!

Y’all want tickets, go HERE to purchase!


Pictured above: OC Tanner Amphitheater by The Independent

“A View From Above” Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:12:57 +0000 Continue reading ]]> In the early morning….

A couple Sunday’s ago, Jason had the opportunity to take his first hot air balloon ride. We got up super early to get ready and head to the meet site of by 4:45am; still perfectly dark outside in Las Vegas. Vegas Balloon Rides shuttled us out to the west side of town to an open lot where they had everyone help get the balloons ready. The stars were just starting to wink out as the eastern sky began to light up as we arrived.

Before lifting off, they sent up a helium balloon with a blinky-light to check the wind and then got set to deploy. They had three balloons going up simultaneously, and we all helped unroll the envelope, before we could turn on the big fans to fill them with hotair. I got to hold the side open while the huge fans fluttered the fabric open. Nothing quite like staring into the insides of the balloon with the brilliant pink clouds in the early morning sunlight! Once they got the burners firing it didn’t take long to get it upright and load all of us into the basket. A couple more strong firings and we were up, up and away!

Our pilot was a Canadian named JT who balloons on his days off from flying airplanes for Sky West

I was absolutely shocked at how smooth and steady the ride was, you could hardly tell we were moving. And when the burners weren’t firing, it was so quiet, not even that traffic at 7am on a Sunday morning in West Las Vegas could be heard. The winds were pretty still that morning, so we just toodled around the area we lifted off from, that’s the funny thing about hot air balloons, no steering! You are at the mercy of the winds, only really able to go up or down to catch different winds at different levels.

It seems like the perfect platform for photographers, still and steady with great expansive views. We could see the sun rise over the mountains and over the Strip in the early morning haze. We could see Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Land (NCL), the light tipping the mountains pink and orange in the early morning light with the balloons providing a fun contrast to the jagged rocks.

A short hour later we were back on the ground in another empty lot on the opposite side of the highway, maybe only a mile from where we took off, and helped to deflate and roll up the envelope. They close out the ride with a champagne toast and a ride back to base.

The creation of the hot air balloon dates back to the 1700s, and the first flight occurred in 1783 in France. In 18th century France, people in the rural areas often had little contact and connection to what was going on in the city. Imagine you’re a peasant working in the fields and all of the sudden you see this thing floating through the air with fire coming out of it. Is it an attacker? For peasants who hadn’t heard of hot air ballooning, the sight of a balloon falling from the sky often frightened them; especially when they saw the pilot’s face covered in black from ash from the fire keeping the balloon aloft. To avoid being attacked by the people who’s fields they landed in, hot air balloon pilots carried champagne or wine with them as a way to let onlookers know they were human and to thank them for allowing them to land safely in their field.


Pictured above: “Fired Up” by ArgoShots by Jason

Welcome New Artist: Felix Saez Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:42:39 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Frescoes and Carvings on Local Stone

We rarely seek new artists in the middle of the season, especially so close to autumn, which brings art aficionados, art patrons and artists from all over the world flock to Zion in the fall. However, once Felix’s work crossed our path, we absolutely could not say no!

His work here at DeZion Gallery features predominantly horses; however, he has a vast repertoire of a variety of animals. Each of his pieces are 100% unique; no two are ever alike! All of his frescoes and carvings are extraordinarily life-like…. and if one is very observant, one can see spirit animals in almost all of his carvings.

We’re so excited to welcome Felix Saez into the DeZion Gallery family!
~tina 🙂

Pictured above: “Filly” (Carving on Slate 12″ X 12″) by Felix Saez

2017 Solar Eclipse Thu, 31 Aug 2017 02:26:44 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Eclipse Hunting

So rather than face the hordes traveling north to view the Solar Eclipse, we decided to head in the exact opposite direction: Tuweep Campground & Toroweap Overlook, located at the North-West side of Grand Canyon National Park.

Tuweep (a Paiute word for “the earth”) is an isolated wilderness experience: uncrowded, rustic, and extremely remote. It includes 60+ miles of unpaved, washboard-rutted, tire ripping, gut-shuffling primitive roads across the Arizona Strip in order to reach this (little-known) entrance to the North Rim. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon may be remote, but the Tuweep section of the Grand Canyon is 2.5 hours from -any- kind of civilization! And services… HA! Services are non-existent: there is no water, gas, food, lodging, or phone service.

The Tuweep Campground may be a primitive campsite on a rocky plateau half a mile from the canyon rim. However, this stunning setting is full of visual lushness with a vast horizon of colorful cliffs visible in all directions, slickrock that flourishes with desert vegetation, and critters of the cottontail and jack-rabbit varieties, as well as a plethora of chatty corvids, and even a condor (from a great distance away)!

It was at the Tuweep Campsite were we decided to watch the Solar Eclipse, before heading to Toroweap Overlook (a Paiute term meaning “dry or barren valley”, strictly refers to the valley and the overlook). This overlook is located not too far from the campsite; easy walking distance for most; however, with 60+ lbs of camera gear, we decided to take Junior instead. While the first 60 miles were bad, the last mile was insane. *laughs* The road not only significantly narrows, but was strewn with patches of exposed, sharp rock, as well as sharp gradients. Obviously, one needs to have excellent skills at negotiating challenging and demanding roadways! Considering I’ve never been bouldering with a vehicle like this before; it was truly an experience!

Toroweap Overlook was overwhelming in its expansiveness and staggering in its height. The drop from the top of Toroweap Overlook to the sun-glinted-yet-muddy Colorado River is a whopping 3,000 feet (880 m)…


It was more than just a little slightly unsettling (for me) to stand at the very edge, and gaze into the chasm below, especially for someone who’s learning to desperately get over their fear of heights… this one was a doozy!

The nausea-inducing heights aside, the sheer drop from Toroweap allows for truly spectacular views, both up and down canyon. Down Canyon (down-stream), one can see those of the inner gorge, and up canyon (up-stream), the canyon rims is covered in a variety of cinder cones and surrounded by unusual volcanic rocks. In fact, on the drive back out, I counted 16 collapsed volcanoes!

~tina 🙂

Pictured above: “2017 Solar Eclipse” by ArgoShots by Jason

CRACKER Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:16:18 +0000 Continue reading ]]> CRACKER!

Saturday August 19
Live at the Bit & Spur

with Special Guest DJ Lex

Cracker is an American alternative rock band led by singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman. Cracker is best known for its gold-selling 1993 album, Kerosene Hat, which includes the hit songs “Low” and “Euro-Trash Girl.”

In the mid-80s, David Lowery formed Camper Van Beethoven (CVB), and their “Take the Skinheads Bowling” became an instant college radio staple. “CVB mixed elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, alternative country, and world music. The band initially polarized audiences within California’s hardcore punk scene before finding wider acceptance and, eventually, an international audience.” When CVB disbanded while on tour in Sweden, Lowery turned to his longtime friend, Hickman, whom he met at the local music scene as teenagers in Redlands, CA.

Together Lowery & Hickman formed Cracker (1991), which had an emergent sound had less in common with CVB’s exotic excursions and was more in sync with bands such as the Kinks and Southern Roots. They released their self-titled debut album, along with the soon-to-be #1 Modern Rock hit “Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now),” the band became a minor commercial sensation, complete with then-significant MTV exposure.

It was their sophmore album Kerosene Hat that went platinum, containing era-defining hits singles such as “Low,” “Get Off This,” as well as “Eurotrash Girl.” When the dust settled, Cracker found themselves with an ever-growing, devoted following both in the U.S. (where fans refer to themselves as Crumbs) and throughout Europe. Today the band stays well connected to yet another generation of fans via internet, many of whom were kids when these alt-rock godfathers were first ruling rock radio.

Music starts at 10PM • $20 At The Door • 21 and over with ID

~tina 🙂

Pictured above: “Cracker”

Inquiring Minds: Part III Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:13:36 +0000 Continue reading ]]> What lead you to owning a gallery?

Funnily enough, like most of my jack-of-all-trades careers I’ve had over the years, it’s been purely lucky happenstance more often than not.

After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in History, I never intended to go into technical support… and yet that’s where I found myself for 14-or-so years. I even continued with this career path while I finished my Masters in Public History!

By 2006, and with my career in the tech field slowly coming to an end, I knew that owning my own business was definitely MUST! And I succeeded! I created a raw chocolate and desert business, lovingly named Nourishing Delights. While I had an amazing group of friends and family who wholeheartedly supported my endeavors, I sadly never had the opportunity to truly grow my business and by middle 2009, I shuttered Nourishing Delights (permanently? one never knows…!)

Even though I have creative-artist-types absolutely littered throughout my family, actually owning a gallery had never once crossed my mind… that is until I met Jason. While living in Springdale, together he and I started touring the southwest’s Fine Art Show circuit to promote ArgoShots Collection of Fine Art Photography by Jason.

Now as luck would have it, I was already friends with DeZion Gallery’s original owner, Tim. So when he learned of our goals, which coincided perfectly with his intention of selling the gallery, the pieces just all fell into place. By June of 2012. we re-opened DeZion Gallery, and we’ve been going gang-busters ever since, focusing not only upon Jason’s photography, but also to present the works of local artists who are inspired by the southwest region and Zion in particular.

~tina 🙂

Pictured above: DeZion Gallery Tent Sale – Easter 2016 by ArgoShots by Jason

Installing New Art Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:25:47 +0000 Continue reading ]]> “Fire Fall 2016” by ArgoShots

Over the years Jason has worked with many a patron-turned-collector, and yesterday was an exceptional day for him! Jason had the opportunity to install one of the largest pieces he’s printed to-date (36″ x 72″), at one of his collector’s homes.

This all began a few months back when one of Jason’s patrons decided that the wall above his fireplace was in desperate need of an upgrade. Our collector realized this when he came into our gallery to visit with us, and immediately fell in love with Jason’s “Fire Fall 2016”. Our collector decided that it was the perfect piece in which to showcase.

As you can see, our patron was absolutely correct! Not only does “Fire Fall 2016” look incredibly spectacular above our collector’s fireplace, but it’s also brought his living-space to life through both the dramatic and dynamic movement in the scene, as well as the exploding-vibrancy of colors. Needless to say, our collector is ecstatic with his new purchase!

~tina 🙂