Featured Artists

    Unique and collectible artists to make only Colorado mountain appearances at FALL FEST presented by The Lake Dillon Arts Festival.


We are excited to have a special feature guest artists Randall May showing his amazing double sided sculptures.

Notice the photos to the right. The cowboy on the bucking bronco turns into the grandfather telling his grandson about the ride on the other side. Truly amazing. Also see the videos below.

Born and raised on the western slope of Colorado, Randall explored the world of art since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Randall has been on PBS as a Featured Artist, has a painting in the permanent collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art, and his sculpture Back in the Day was purchased in 2014 by the Idaho Wildlife Museum for its permanent collection. His work ranges from small to monumental in size and is collected nationally and internationally.

"I don’t think of myself as an artist. I think of myself as a visionary who expresses himself through the medium of art. Its important to me to express myself well, so I must continue to grow and develop for that to be possible." - Randall May

Attention Beatle Fans! Randall May is working on a brand new double image sculpture that he will unveil at Fall Fest presented by The Lake Dillon Arts Festival Aug.31st, Sept. 1st, & 2nd in Dillon Colorado. Don’t miss this chance to see a piece of music history encased forever in Randall’s unique double image style: The Beatles’ Abby Road and Magical Mystery Tour. Here is how the work came about in Randall’s own words.

“As I often do, I was working on a painting at the Dillon  Fine Art Festival in 2016. All the while, I was  chatting with the public, answering their questions, and enjoying Skanson & Hansen in the next booth playing their beautiful covers of Beatles classics. Skanson & Hansen had just been to Abby Road Studios in London, the same studio where the Beatles recorded their music, and recorded their instrumental Beatle guitar arrangements. The smooth acoustic guitar duets’ a
ural aroma drifted past my tent.  I have always been a big Beatles fanJ so the music filling my head with melodies and memories. Just then, a patron came into my booth admiring my double image sculptures,   As we stood there talking art, my client said  “You should do a double image sculpture of the Beatles.”  Immediately, the idea of the Beatles crossing Abby Road on one side and the The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour animals like the walrus on the opposite side popped into my head. The idea was born!”

“The sculpture is now in progress. I will be working on it and taking pre-casting orders at the festival.  I will be present at the show August 31st ,and Sept. 2nd but will not be there on Sept. 1st.  But my booth will be open for the entire show so you can see the sculpture.  Please stop by and say hello!”
Randall May


 
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Leslie E. Schafer is a Wyoming artist with an avid love of the outdoors. She grew up in Lander on the family ranch situated at the base of the Wind River Range. Through out her childhood, her mother worked and produced fine art from their home  (oil paintings, bronze sculptures, watercolor, leather craft).  Through her example, Leslie learned to produce works that she found inspiring. She loves bringing images to life and sharing them with people who appreciate wildlife and the outdoors. Her travels up and down Wyoming and Montana rivers provide endless subject matter.



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Amado Peña is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. This is a particularly high honor and one that he cherishes.  He is dedicated to furthering the public's knowledge and interest in the Tribe, its art, its history, and its culture.  

His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork is inspired by places such as Canyon de Chelly, Spider Rock, Monument Valley, Enchanted Mesa, Acoma, and Black Mesa.  These sites are part of an enduring landscape that speaks of the ancient heritage of a region that is now known as Arizona and New Mexico.  Amado's artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition. Through his art, he communicates his vision of a land, its people and their art.



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A registered Kispoko Shawnee, sculptor John Kessler's signature stone is expanded obsidian, a black volcanic glass hand-chosen from a mine near Yosemite National Park in California. His sculptures give the impression of being somehow alive, capable of communicating the most essential truths. Gargantuan bears rest on their paws or stand sentinel on jutting rocks. Their eyes are more than two holes carved from expanded obsidian. They are deep and mysterious in a way that only nature or John Kessler could make them. Over the years, John has learned to listen to the rock before he carves it. “I look at the stone and see what it wants to be,” John says. “I used to make the rock be what I wanted it to be, but I learned not to fight, but rather to say, ‘All right, we will do it your way.’"