UTAH DIVISION OF ARTS AND MUSEUMS: DECEMBER VISUAL ARTS NEWS

December 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

From everyone at Utah Arts & Museums, we wish you the best in the holiday season.


Image: Moanikeala Revoir, Bird of Paradise Hawaiian Quilt, 1993-State of Utah Folk Art Collection

EXHIBITIONS

Utah '17
Rio Gallery
NOV 17, 2017- JAN 12, 2018


Utah ’17: Painting, Sculpture, and Installation had a record number of entries. 308 artists, and over 500 works of art, arrived at the Rio Gallery in the historic Rio Grande Depot. We received entries from Logan to Bluff, and many places in-between: Moab, Logan, Fairview, Enoch, Castle Valley, Roy, St. George, and Santaquin. The volume of works submitted this year surpassed previous years and the caliber of pieces demonstrated marked excellence. It’s truly an honor to see the work being produced across the State and experience the ideas artists are engaging with and the objects that result. Thank you to everyone who attended the opening reception.You can read the jurors statements, and see a portion of the work, in the catalog on our site. Additionally, read the review in 15 Bytes.
Artist/Dad
Alice Gallery
NOV 17, 2017 - JAN 12, 2018

If you missed us during Holiday Stroll, you can still see Artist / Dad through January 12th. In the meantime, you can hear an interview with curator Justin Wheatley on KRCL Radio Active at 20:30 in this segment. 

How has being a father affected your art? This was the question posed to twelve artist-fathers. The artists, who represent a variety of mediums and life stages, each approached this simple question in a different way.
Who Tells Your Story?
Utah State Captiol (4th floor Gallery)
OPENING RECEPTION JAN 18, 5-7PM

Who Tells Your Story? is an exciting exhibition which explores how a compulsion to write, to document, and to detail one's life is not unique to any person or period of time in Utah’s history. People living in this state have been compelled to make records of their lives and their passage through Utah in countless ways over time. This exhibition seeks to explore the ways that people living in Utah have accomplished this, by making petroglyphs, writing, painting, photography, dance, weaving, and through digital social media.
Image: Kerri Buxton, Shadow Ewers, 1991-State of Utah Fine Art Collection
 

PUBLIC ART
DEADLINE: DEC 18

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC) is constructing new facilities in Syracuse and Herriman, Utah to offer a convenient and comfortable venue for customers. As part of this effort the UDABC has made a commitment to include public art and interesting architecture. It is the intention of the Art Committee to commission new work or purchase existing art for the site. Artists in the western United States (Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming) are eligible for this project. 

COMPLETED PROJECTS




Three new Utah Public Art projects have been recently completed. Reconnect(top), by Utah artist Weston Lambert at the West Valley DABC Store; Sights & Sounds (middle), by artist Daniel Roache, at the Utah School for the Deaf & Blind in Salt Lake City; and Convergence (bottom), by Douwe Blumberg, at the Unified State Lab in Taylorsville. 

SAVE THE DATE
DEADLINE: FEB 1

Exhibition Proposals and the Visual Art Fellowship applications will be open January 1 through February 1, 2018. Stay tuned for more details at visualarts.utah.gov

COMPETITION
DEADLINE: DEC 18

This project is sponsored by Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and the Utah State Senate in an effort to challenge Utah students in grades 9-12 to view the world artistically and express their creativity. In addition, the Utah Senate will reward outstanding students with scholarships to support their college and career goals. The competition is being administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Application and guidelines here

FELLOWS IN THE NEWS


Congratulations to Wendy Wischer who was just named a Frontier Fellow at Utah's own Epicenter.

Also, Daniel Everett was recently interviewed in CO.DESIGN Magazine
Image: Wendy Wischer, Resonating Nexus
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