Golden Angel Program 2015


Angel Tree


You can help make the wishes of Page area senior citizens come true by participating in the Powell Museum’s Golden Angel Program. A garland at the Museum is decorated with golden angels which represent local seniors who may be alone or in need for the holidays. The Page Community Center has provided a list of these names and each angel has a corresponding number and wish. Wishes may include things like books, robes, blankets or other smaller items. No perishable food will be accepted. Return the wrapped gift along with the angel to the Museum and it will be delivered right before the holidays to the deserving Page senior citizen. Please try and return your gifts by December 10th!

Golden Angel

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November 2015 Artist of the Month – Georgia Johnson



Artist Reception:  Saturday November 7, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Refreshments will be served

Georgia Johnson - Quail

Georgia Johnson – Quail

Georgia Johnson is a self-taught artist. Her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the Southwest, including the John Wesley Powell Museum located on the shores of beautiful Lake Powell in Page, Arizona.

Originally from Fullerton, California, and now retired, Georgia makes her home in both St. George, Utah and Greenehaven, Arizona.  Surrounded by the natural beauty and splendor of the Colorado Plateau and Southern Utah, she now has time to pursue her passion for painting. As an artist, Georgia creates art works for private collections as well as commercial enterprises. She enjoys painting creative, non-traditional portraiture in a variety of styles ranging from whimsical to classic. It is her belief that a good artist needs to be well-rounded.

Georgia and her husband, Rick, love to explore the back roads of the Southwest. Hiking, camping and boating provide inspiration for the magnificent colors that Georgia puts on canvas. As an active member of the Visual Arts Association of St. George, Utah, Johnson donates her talent and free time to improve the work of others, both new and seasoned.

Georgia Johnson - Going Home

Georgia Johnson – Going Home

Georgia Johnson Contact Info:

(435) 619-9141


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Believe in the Magic of Christmas





santa fkying



Saturday December 5, 2015 – Doors open at 5:00 PM


It’s been another great year at the Powell Museum & Visitor Center and now it’s time for another great night! Believe in the Magic of Christmas is the theme for our fundraising gala and this year marks our 38th annual event!

The auction and gala will take place at the Canyon Cantina and will feature our live and silent auctions, raffles, entertainment and a wonderful dinner.  Tickets can be purchased NOW at the museum for just $35 for museum members and $40 for non-members. Your generous donations of auction items are also being accepted at the museum and must be received by November 20, 2015.

We rely on your continuing support to help us sustain our efforts to improve our exhibits and community operations. The Powell Museum Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers thank you in advance for your continued generosity. With your help we will continue to advance the development of our community museum!

For more information on tickets or donations, please call 928-645-9496.


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2015 Big Water Dinosaur Festival





The Big Water Dinosaur Festival is celebrating the many past and ongoing dinosaur fossil discoveries in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and other areas surrounding Big Water, UT. The festival will have arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. There will be tons of kids’ activities, including the BLM Dinosaur Murder Mystery, dinosaur drawing and coloring contests, lots of dinosaur games and activities and “Funtime Inflatables” with a bounce house, giant slide, etc. There will be evening music and entertainment and a Dinosaur cake contest.

Skull being prepared by Eric Lund

Skull being prepared by Eric Lund

2015 Big Water Dinosaur Schedule of Events:
Friday October 16, 2015
Dr. Larry Davis presents Climbing the Grand Staircase
7:00 p.m. Arizona time and 8:00 p.m. Utah time at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam, Page, AZ

Saturday October 17, 2015 Dinosaur Festival at Big Water Town Hall
Arts, Crafts and Food Vendor Fair
Kids Activities – “Funtime Inflatables”- Dinosaur themed games and activities
9:00 am to 3:00 pm AZ time (10:00 am to 4:00 pm UT time)

Sunday October 18, 2015
Grand Staircase Event on the Monument.

Lythronax argestes

Lythronax argestes

Please Join the Powell Museum & Visitor Center in supporting the Big Water Dinosaur Festival. Look for our booth this Saturday and visit their website, for more info!

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Thank You!


Thanks for the great turnout on October 1, 2015 when we hosted the Chamber Mixer!

Our membership drive was a great success and we thank you for your support!

Remember, if you are not already a museum member, you can become one for just a $35 donation, $50 for the entire family or $150 for your business. Memberships make a great gift and don’t forget our book and gift shop for your holiday shopping – members receive a 20% discount off merchandise!
The culmination of our membership drive was the giveaway of a 7-night stay in Sedona at Los Abridgados Resort & Spa and the lucky winner of the drawing was Janet Brown of Lake Powell Communications. Congratulations and thank you to Janet and her family for their continued support of Powell Museum!
We also had fun for the evening with our chili cook-off judged by the people of Page! First place went to Penny Geiger for her award-winning, family recipe of White Chicken Chili. Geiger won $100 and, of course, the coveted chili crown! The second place award went to Judy Edwards, and her daughter Laura, of Gunsight Realty and third place to Paul Ackerman. Thanks to Viki Wainwright for her hard work on all of our fabulous prizes.
Thank you again to all who participated and our co-sponsors of the evening: Windy Mesa, Ranch House Grille, Lake Powell Chronicle and Lake Powell Communications.

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October 2015 Artist of the Month – Stephanie Peters


Stephanie Peters was born near Baltimore, Maryland. She spent her early childhood living on an Arabian horse farm in Harford County, Maryland. She grew up running around open fields and raising animals. Later, during her adolescent years she lived in the Washington D.C. area and was inspired by the works found in the galleries and museums including Robert Rauschenberg and Alexander Calder.

She went on to complete a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, in May 2009. In 2011, she relocated to Camp Verde to help open a contemporary art gallery featuring local art.

Peters has found inspiration in the natural world since childhood. She has traveled to interesting places in order to have firsthand encounters like hiking with a herd of Desert Big Horn sheep or snorkeling with tropical fish. These events regularly inspire new work she creates in her studio, located in Sedona, Arizona.

For more about the work of Stephanie Peters, please visit

"Liquid Flame"

“Liquid Flame”


The Powell Museum Exhibit by Peters will focus on Wild fire Drawings & Paintings. Both traditional and abstract, these paintings and drawings are inspired by the recent intense wild fires experienced globally.

"Roaring Flame"

“Roaring Flame”

Please Join us for an Artist Reception at the Powell Museum –

Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M

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September Events


Mushrooms 1


Don’t miss the lecture at Carl Hayden Visitor Center on September 9th at

7:00pm. Catherine Gehring will give a talk on Mushrooms, the showy members

of the “Hidden Kingdom.”


View the Mushroom Art & Photography of Mark Law on display at the Powell Museum

during the month of September.

Artist of the Month Reception:


4:000 – 6:00 PM

Mushroom Art1

Mark Pic 1


Mark became interested in wild fungus during his college days in the damp forests of Northern California. Taking classes in mycology helped him on his mushroom hunting ways. What you will see in our September Artist of the Month Exhibit is but a small portion of perhaps 3,000 images of approximately 250 species that have fallen prey to the lens of Mark Law.

Mark can be reached at the Powell Museum where he is our Special Projects Coordinator and a very special honorary board member.



Construction Zone 1Come and see the changes that are taking place in our new round room! See the progress so far on the new Powell Museum Geology Exhibit. Find out more about the geological phenomena that surrounds us including recent uplifts, cliff retreats, how buttes and mesas are created and why the Appalachian Mountains are so important to the area!

Special thanks to both Mark Law and Gary Ladd for their hard work so far on this special project with MORE to come!

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Get ready for some Powell Museum & Visitor Center Membership Drive Fun!

Something’s cooking at the Powell Museum & Visitor Center on October 1, 2015! Not only will we be hosting the Chamber Mixer from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, but things are going to get hot, hot, hot….with a CHILI COOK-OFF!!!


PLUS, all Museum Members could win a 7-night stay at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa in Sedona!!!

–At Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, you will find yourself in a little piece of Sedona heaven located against the banks of the world famous Oak Creek. This Spanish-influenced hotel and spa is just a 9-minute walk from Hillside shopping center and a 12-minute walk from downtown Sedona!

Los Abrigados

Los Abrigados


So, save the date and get those taste buds ready for the Chili Cook-Off Chamber Mixer on Oct. 1. Tell your friends to become a member of the Powell Museum anytime including the night of the event to possibly win a stay at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa in Sedona – spread the word!

For more information – call Viki at 645-9496!

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August 2015 Artist of the Month – James Cowlin


Reception will be held on Friday August 7, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

James Cowlin - Bryce Storm

James Cowlin – Bryce Storm

James Cowlin

James Cowlin is a freelance photographer based in Oracle, Arizona specializing in nature, travel and fine art. He has been documenting the landscape of the western United States for over thirty years. His collection of images range from broad panoramic views to intimate close-ups.

His current work-in-progress is documenting US Route 89 between Canada and Mexico. By concentrating on the highway, he has been able to shoot in twenty national parks and monuments and document the landscape of the West from the Rocky Mountains, across the Colorado Plateau and into the arid mountains and valleys of the southwestern desert.

His photographs range from the tourist meccas of Yellowstone and Grand Canyon to less well-known attractions such as the Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway. The photographs from the US Route 89 Project can also be viewed on the US Route 89 website

James Cowlin - Monument Valley Arch

James Cowlin – Monument Valley Arch


The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday August 7, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum & Visitor Center – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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July 2015 Artist of the Month – Suzanne Schmaltz


Reception will be held on Friday July 10, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Slot Canyon III web


 There has not been a time in Suzanne’s life that she has not been surrounded by art and involved in one form or another, including formal training in ceramics, wood, metal-work and painting/drawing. Self taught in basket weaving and all manner of beading, her current body of work is a result of that life-long participation in various mediums.

The thought of moving to Arizona never occurred to her but after having lived there for over twenty years, the thought of leaving is just as beyond her imagination. The landscape and the incredible variables of it inspire her on a daily basis. From the rugged mountains in west-central Arizona to the smooth plateaus of northern Arizona, it’s the landscape that is reflected in her work, no matter the medium. Likewise, the mark of her childhood home near the beach in Southern California are just as evident in her bird and ocean pictures. She is a creature of the south-west through and through.

Suzanne continues to work towards mastering each craft in her repertoire and is forever open to new art forms. She is passionate about each medium in its own right as well as combining them for the pure aesthetic surprise of it. For Suzanne, life is meant to be explored and cherished, as well as to be amazed by it!

Slot Canyon 4

Suzanne can be reached at 929-660-2166


The public is invited to join us for an artist reception on Friday July 10, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Powell Museum – 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona. Refreshments will be served!

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