Susan Bingham Studio Sale

Tbird s550
START
19
November 2019
05:00 PM MST
END
08
December 2019
06:00 PM MST
RAISED
$400.00
GOAL $10,000.00
4.0% To Goal

About Our Auction

Sale of the Susan Bingham collection to support the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. Unless otherwise noted all paintings are sold unframed.

About Susan Bingham

Susan Bingham is the co-founder of the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area she and her husband Paul became familiar with the art of Maynard Dixon and began to collect his art, along with many other California Artists of the period (1900-1950). Eventually the couple opened their first art gallery when Paul left the corporate world and became a full time art dealer. Susan joined as partner with him as their three children entered their teens. At that time Susan began weekly art classes with Charles Muench an accomplished California artist a recent graduate of San Jose State University and Art Students League New York. “ What Charles taught me was an understanding of the basics of oil painting. We would set up our own still life compositions and paint in natural light. He taught me to see value, color, composition.” Further study included classes with well known Utah artist Bonnie Posselli, and workshops with Ray Roberts, Skip Whitcomb, Kate Starling, Colleen Howe Louis Escobedo and individual instruction with many other artists whom the Bingham’s have represented. The couple purchased the Maynard Dixon historical home in Mt. Carmel, Utah in 1998, restored the buildings and grounds and formed a 501 (c)3 non profit foundation that supports artists living today through showcasing their art at the Thunderbird Foundation Art Gallery which hosts shows, educational forums for art groups, artist retreats, workshops and daily tours of the historical property. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Susan paints nearly every day now and shows her work at their Gallery. The Bingham’s have three married children and five grandchildren. Artist Statement “ I love the wonder and miracle of nature. In my art I find myself focusing on the intimate scene of a objects transformed by various light effects and time of day. I try to capture the emotion and feeling that inanimate objects reveal, the mystery in shadow, the excitement of color and form. I strive to be original in my approach to subjects and enjoy the process of creating and learning through my mistakes and failures, and being inspired by all of the wonderful artists I have had to opportunity to know in the life I lead.”


About Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts

Mission Statement

The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization furthering Maynard Dixon's legacy by preserving his Utah property and educating the public about his contributions to American art through educational tours of his home, internships for working artists, workshops and artist retreats in addition to workshops and day camps for people with special needs.

The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts is working to expand its mission to achieve the following long-term goals:

1) Establish a major regional art center known as the Maynard Dixon Museum of Art.

The Maynard Dixon Museum of Art would feature representational works on display by Maynard Dixon and his circle as well as Milford Zornes and his circle. In addition, the museum would feature fine art created by notable contemporary artists who capture this region’s unique subject matter. It is the Foundation’s hope that an art center of this kind would provide a unique point of view for the region as it relates to western American art history and the influence that Dixon had on so many of his contemporaries.

The art center would be a hub for art-related activities including workshops, education, art lectures, film screenings, retreats, and all things involved with the process of making and presenting art.

The Foundation is also deeply committed to boosting the local economy by encouraging more tourism, and the ability to provide jobs for the local community.

The Maynard Dixon Museum would also be available for private individuals and businesses to host meetings, weddings, and other special events.

2) Secure a Legacy Endowment for the Preservation of the Dixon Home, Studio and Memorial site.

Over the next five years, the Foundation would like to establish a legacy endowment to assure that the Dixon property and memorial (burial) site is preserved in perpetuity.

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