Visual Arts News @ UDAM (January)

January 2017

EXHIBITIONS

EN PLEIN AIR:
LEVI JACKSON AND
ADAM BATEMAN

Rio Gallery
JAN 20 - MAR 10, 2017

Please join us for the Gallery Stroll opening receptionJanuary 20th6-9pm

Levi Jackson and Adam Bateman, in collaboration, have made 60 paintings en plein air as a performative act, returning the two artists to their forgotten foundation in the western landscape. Having both grown up and lived in rural areas of the West, Jackson and Bateman kicked against the tradition of landscape painting as the defining characteristic of western art’s historical significance and culture. For this exhibition they have traveled headfirst into seeing the landscape through painting’s eyes.
Image provided by: Levi Jackson & Adam Bateman
COLLECT
Alice Gallery
JAN 20 - MAR 3, 2017

Please join us for the Gallery Stroll reception February 17th6-9pm

Collect, a collaboration between the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the Salt Lake County Public Art Program, exhibits the recent and contemporary art acquisitions of both agencies. Utah is home to the first state-funded arts council in the nation created in 1898. Representative Alice Merrill Horne founded the agency - now known as the Utah Division of Arts & Museums - based on visual art collecting, exhibitions, and educational programs. The State of Utah continues to acquire artworks to support the careers of Utah artists and build a collection of Utah’s artistic heritage. The Fine Art Collection now includes over 1,400 works of art. Additionally, the Division actively maintains Public Art and Folk Art collections.

The Salt Lake County Art collection began in 1985, as part of the Percent-for-Art legislative mandate, to furnish the newly constructed County Government Buildings on 2100 South State Street with art. Since that time works have continued to be acquired through annual purchases and donations. The Salt Lake County Art Collection is an eclectic collection of over 600 works of art exhibited throughout Salt Lake County-owned facilities. What brings the collection together is Utah; each artist has lived or worked in Utah, or is currently working in Utah.  

Work from the State Collection include artists Trent Alvey, Kevin Kehoe, Ruby Chacon, John Bell, Daniel Everett, Lenka Konopasek, Jean Arnold, and others. These works have yet to be shown in public venues since their acquisition. They range from the 1980s to present day and include paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works. Works from the County include artists John Owen Erickson, Namon Bills, Wendy Chidester, Don Doxey, Brad Greenwell, John O’Connell, Beth Krensky, and Jody Plant, among others.
Image: Jean Arnold, University: Ferrago, Oil on canvas, 2006 - State of Utah Fine Art Collection
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. Read more here.
Image: Florence Ware, Mackerel Clouds, 1945, 
Oil on masonite

VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIPS
DEADLINE: FEB 1, 2017



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 are eligible: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, craft, and new genres. Applications open January 1, 2017, and are due February 1, 2017. You can read more about this year's juror, guidelines, and application here
Source image: Pam Bowman, Visual Arts Fellow 2016

EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
DEADLINE: FEB 1, 2017



The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a service to Utah artists. These spaces provide a venue for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. Check out our past exhibitions and artists here

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY
DEADLINE: JAN 30, 2017


Utah Valley University Performing Arts Center – Call for interested artists or artist teams to submit qualifications and a 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. Budget: $193,000 

ANNUAL REPORT


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

AWARDS
DEADLINE: FEB 10, 2017


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 among Utah’s highest honors in the arts.To nominate an individual, community, or organization, please follow the link to the Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards web page, then click on the link for the nomination form. 

GRANTS

Get a head start on preparing for grants opening in the coming months. Read more here.  

CLOSING SOON

UTAH '16: STATEWIDE ANNUAL 
MIXED MEDIA & WORKS ON PAPER
Rio Gallery
NOV 18, 2016 - JAN 13, 2017
MEGAN GIBBONS:
BEYOND THE NARRATIVE
Alice Gallery
NOV 18, 2016 - JAN 13, 2017
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