UDAM Visual Arts News (Dec 2016)

December 2016

EXHIBITIONS

THIS LAND
Utah State Capitol
DEC 22, 2016 - MAR 12, 2017

This Land is an exhibition from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection. Works included range from the early 1900s to 2015 and feature important Utah artists such Ada C. Irvine, LeConte Stewart, V Douglas Snow, and Florence Ware, among many others. These landscapes, representing scenes of fall and winter, are the work of Utah artists adding their interpretation to the long and revered practice of landscape painting. Stylistically the exhibition ranges from more traditional landscapes, to abstract works that conjure the emotion of a changing season. Works by contemporary artists explore the boundaries of the genre through the inclusion of mixed media and varied practices such as weaving, printmaking, laser cut paper, and hand sewing on canvas.  
Image: Gordon Cope, Autumn, Oil on masonite, 1941
UTAH '16: STATEWIDE ANNUAL 
MIXED MEDIA & WORKS ON PAPER
Rio Gallery
NOV 18, 2016 - JAN 13, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception for Statewide Annual '16. You can see more photos from the evening on our Facebook page. In case you missed us you can visit M-F 8am-5pm and catch us on select Saturdays during Winter Market too. 
MEGAN GIBBONS:
BEYOND THE NARRATIVE
Alice Gallery
NOV 18, 2016 - JAN 13, 2017

Painting primarily with oil based artist mediums and house paints, Gibbons uses mid-to-large size canvases, working and reworking the application of thick layers. The subsequent scraping away is of significant importance to the process. While the figurative nature of the work summons a desire to create a story, Gibbons hopes the viewer will create their own narrative and relate to the work on a personal level. 
Image: Megan Gibbons, Dressed, Oil on canvas, 2016

ANNUAL REPORT


Want to see what we've been up to this last year? Our most recent Annual Report is out.

GRANT PANELS


Have you ever considered being a grant review panelist for our grants program? Panelists get to learn about the great arts organizations, museums, schools, and folk artists that call Utah home. While serving on a grant panel, you will meet other arts, museum, and community-minded individuals who are invested in supporting Utah’s vibrant arts community. It is also a great education in grant writing. Visit our website for more info. 

AWARDS


Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards.The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recognize those qualities that advance the arts for the people and communities in our state and are Utah’s highest honor in the arts.To nominate an individual, community, or organization, please follow the link below to Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards web-page, then click on the link for the nomination form. DEADLINE: FEB 10, 2017

FELLOWSHIP JUROR ANNOUNCEMENT
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB 1, 2017


Gilbert Vicario is The Selig Family Chief Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum since October 2015. Prior to joining the Phoenix Art Museum he was senior curator and division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center since 2009. Vicario has extensive international experience working with artists and organizing exhibitions that present artwork from around the globe; experience working in major encyclopedic museums; a passion for exploring ideas that show links between historical works and contemporary art; and an interest in Latin American and Latino Art. He holds a masters in curatorial studies from Bard College. 

Each year, two $10,000 fellowships are awarded to individual visual artists to acknowledge their artistic excellence and encourage their careers. Artists practicing in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, craft, and new genres are eligible. Applications open January 1, 2017 and are due February 1, 2017. You can read more about Gilbert and find our guidelines and application here

NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR


Please join us in welcoming Natalie Petersen to the Division of Arts & Museums as the new Assistant Director. Natalie is a passionate advocate for strengthening Utah's communities through public engagement with the arts. She comes to the Division from the Springville Museum of Art with 12 years of arts administration experience in strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, human resources, public relations, policy, programming and evaluation. A Utah resident since 1997, she currently lives in Salt Lake City. Natalie has a strong working knowledge of Utah's arts and museums communities and has served as a board member, panelist and presenter for state, regional and national organizations. She received a M.S.W. From Brigham Young University, and a BA in Art History and Studio Art minor from the University of Arizona. Kirsten Darrington, our previous Assistant Director, will still be at the division as a part of the Community Arts team, and will be working primarily on advancing the Change Leader program.

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES


Utah Valley University Performing Arts Center – Call for interested artist or artist team’s qualifications and letter of interest for the creation of site specific public art for the new performing arts center on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.The Performing Arts Center will be an iconic building that serves as the gateway to the east side of campus.
DEADLINE: JAN 30, 2017
Budget: $193,000 

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources – George S. and Dolores Dore’ Eccles Wildlife Education Center in Farmington Bay, Great Salt Lake, Utah is requesting letters of interest and proposals to create site specific artwork(s) or propose appropriate existing artwork(s) for their new education center at the Great Salt Lake. Open to Utah residents only.
DEADLINE: DEC 21, 2016
Budget: $10,000

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