The Art

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Art is what YOU like.

And thank the Giant Monkeys with headphones, we don't all like the same thing. Art is good. It makes life better. So we set out to create a space that was full of cool art, at a cool temperature, created by cool artists, so the cool people waiting to eat in our cool restaurant could have a cool place to hang out & look at cool art.

The Rafters Gallery ...upstairs... at The Rocking V Cafe is Kanab, Utah's space for art. All the artists are from the area(as long as you are willing to consider Texas part of far, far eastern Utah). We have an interesting & eclectic mix of artication in: black & white photography, oils, pastels, wood sculpture, DSC (digitally saturated color....I made up that term) photography, steel work, ceramics & plaster.

We rearrange the arrangement from day to day, as dictated by sales, cloud cover and pure, unadulterated whim to confuse the staff and to amuse the public.

Our art prices are non-negotiable due to the fact that whatever business you are in, you probably don't give discounts to people who want to bargain for your services. For those who want to haggle, go out to Hollywood and get on Let's make a Deal or lacking the airfare, stay home & play on eBay all day.

Our CRAP (committee reviewing articational proclivities) team is constantly scouring the greater Kanab-Fredonia metro area and the near beyond for new talent and, as mentioned above things change and art sells. SO, if you see something you like, BUY IT! It may be gone tomorrow.

The Artists of The Rafters Gallery
Chris Brock :: Dallas, TX

Chris' outstanding eye for unique composition and his mastering of the process I call Digitally Saturated Color(DSC) will leave you thinking of Andy Warhol riding the open range. Brock is a master of many media, including producing, directing, shooting(film, video, stills) & the time-honored tradition of BS'ing. A little of Chris' color in your life will get you on the right track, just watch out for the train! ::

Victor Cooper :: Kanab, UT

Stunning landscape photography from areas near and far on the Colorado Plateau. Printed on aluminum with a vibrant gloss finish. Beautiful AND durable but don't serve nachos on them! Also canvas prints of the wondrous rock formations in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and other incredible natural areas surrounding Kanab....The Middle of EVERYWHERE!

Ani Eastwood :: Missoula, MT
Oils inspired by the grandeur and majesty of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River running through it. ::

Gary Kalpakoff :: Alton, UT

Gary's life-sized, welded petroglyph figures of both human & animal forms will bring you closer to this area we all love so much. You may also see more of his work at the Raven's Heart Gallery, a few doors down from The Rocking V. ::

Carrie Lambert :: Grand Canyon, AZ
Hand made, Mixed media jewelry from shells, beads glass & stone

Pearl Meadows :: Springdale, UT
Pearl's collection of hand-made, mixed metal jewelry includes playful human forms and geometric shapes, beautifully crafted from sterling silver, brass, bronze and re-purposed Utah copper. ::

Doug Polzin :: SLC, UT

Intricate & Abstract Wood sculptures that open your mind to new interpretations of how we view form. Plus he's a cool guy.

Pieter Schfaasma :: Flagstaff, AZ

His style is impressionism of which he paints mainly watercolors of landscapes and architecture. He makes his own picture frames using wood that he harvest from The Colorado Plateau.

Simone Sellin :: Marble Canyon, AZ

Simone is still hangin' out down the end of ol' House Rock Valley road with no phone, punchin' tin, makin' masks & prints, hand printin' cards and doin' some paintin' on ammo cans and board. This, in addition to doin' some river guidin' and cookin' as well as findin' time to paint our inner door and our menu box here in Hooterville, er, Kanab. Her use of bright colors and southwestern designs make her works a pleasing sight in any room. The woman is cool, but don't go out to visit unannounced, as she will release the Mexican alligators that live in her mote on your sorry behind. No, really.

Serena Supplee :: Moab, UT

Happy Watercolors & AMAZING Oils inspired by the Colorado Plateau. From small, delicate pieces to towering canvases, Serena captures the spirit of slickrock. Look for her next time you're rafting the Colorado. ::

Connie Townsend :: Flagstaff, AZ

Amazingly entertaining oil portraits of man & woman's best friend: the dog. And sometimes: the cat. And sometimes that other best friend: the old truck. Combine 'em all and you'll see why her work is so loved. Who doesn't want a dog that can drive a truck? Townsend's sense of humor and her love for the animals clearly reveals itself on each gallery-wrapped original. Of course Townsend lives in constant fear that she will be run over by Toonces, the cat that could drive a car. ::

Tom Wesson :: Moab, UT
Tom's rock "Partial-glyphs" have fooled more than one rock-digger into accusing us of selling stolen antiquities. Great conversation pieces for the house or garden AND they get better looking as they weather. And remember , these "canvases" weren't picked up at the art supply store. Tom's skilled hand-pecking is a sight to behold!

Caralee Woods :: Kanab, UT

Wonderfully detailed, hand carved and hand painted gourds, featuring Native American designs as well as other creative patterns and themes.

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