High Country Art Association Member Gwen Meyer-Ethelbah

Gwen Meyer Ethelbah : Gwen’s early exposure as an artist’s daughter developed her eye and sense of painting structure. The style of her work can most closely be linked to the California plein air painters. She is particularly known for capturing the look and feel of each specific landscape, and enjoys painting either from photographs in her studio or in “plein air” (on location). Prior to her call to ministry and being ordained as a Unity minister, she owned and operated the Joyous Lake Gallery in Pinetop, AZ, where she sold her own oil paintings and those of many other artists, and held many shows, including Paint the Aspens, a plein air show exhibiting freshly-painted works of Arizona’s aspen forests. Presently, she manages the High Country Art Gallery, a membership gallery in Pinetop. As she says, “Life continues to evolve in new and interesting ways!”

Website: http://joyouslakegallery.com

“Paint The Aspens!” Plein Air Show, October 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, Joyous Lake Gallery
Women Artists of the West Membership Shows, 1994-2010
“Paint America” – Top One Hundred, 2007, touring the United States (paintamerica.org)
“East to West; Meeting in the Middle,” Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, November 2007
“Women Artists of the West at the National Arts Foundation, Chicago, Il, Nov. 2006
“Goodbye, LA” Solo Show, February, 2005
Tucson Plein Air Painters Membership shows, 2005, 2007
Desert Plein Air, La Quinta Arts Foundation, November 2004
American Southwest Art Exhibition, Reagan Presidential Library, 2004 (Show Chair)
Featured Artist, Canyonside Gallery, January 2004, December 2002
Strathearn Foundation Invitational Show, Reagan Presidential Library, 2003
Norco Western Art Show & Sale, 2002, 2003
Wickenburg Art Show, WAOW, 2002, 2003
Helper Plein Air Competition and Festival, 2001, 2002
Paint-L Exhibit, "A New Year," "Real Gardens, Virtual Friends,"2002
Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains, 2001- 2004

Professional memberships: Emeritus member and Past President, Women Artists of the West (WAOW); Northeast Arizona Fine Arts Association (NEAFAA); Artists of Paint-L; Tucson Plein Air Painters, Arizona Plein Air Painters, now the High Country Art Association.

Paint America, Top One Hundred, 2007
Invitational image, Mountains Trust, Headwaters Corners Show, March, 2004;
2nd Place, Premier Division -Norco Western Art Show, 2002

Published :
A Day Hiker’s Guide, Los Angeles County by John McKinney, Cover image
Art of the American West, by Julie Christiansen-Dull & Caroline Linscott; Rockport Publishing.


Email: pentemeyer@gmail.com

Website: http://joyouslakegallery.com

Storm Clouds Hawley Lake
Storm Clouds Hawley Lake