April 19th, 2017

Everyone wins when an artist uses her heart and talents to create something beautiful to benefit Utah Open Lands. Bridgette Meinhold has allowed us to re-post this blog from her website, describing her latest (and most generous) creation.

From Bridgette Meinhold’s website

Solitude’s Kim Mayhew and Deer Valley’s Bob Wheaton presented a check to Utah Open Lands for $10,500 to help purchase Bonanza Flats in exchange for one of my paintings! The painting was hung just in time for closing weekend on April 7th, 2017 at Solitude Ski Resort in the Roundhouse, an on mountain restaurant and day lodge. Huge thanks to Wendy Fischer at Utah Open Lands, Maren Mullin at Gallery MAR, as well as Solitude Ski ResortDeer Valley Ski Resort for making this happen. I couldn’t be more honored to have my art on one of the walls at Solitude and even more grateful for the resorts’ contribution to save my back yard from development. Also it just proves that art really can save the world.

This along with the other encaustic and watercolor paintings I’ve sold have raised $22,000 for Bonanza Flats. In addition, I am selling small watercolors through my Etsy shop until June 10th with all the proceeds going to Bonanza Flats.
Images courtesy of Solitude Ski resort