NEWS: Art Access' Bi-Weekly Update: August 18th-September 1st

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Art Access' Partner's Program returns Fall 2017!

Darryl Wilkinson mentors Benny van der Wal in landscape photography , 2014. Photo taken by Eva Williams.

We are thrilled to announce that we are bringing back Partners, a unique artistic development program that pairs emerging artists with disabilities with mentors in their field. This year-long learning experience culminates in a shared exhibit each September. One of the most powerful ways to shift the landscape of who succeeds in art is to provide opportunities for meaningful, relationship-based professional development to communities who have been marginalized from the arts world. For the next two months we will be recruiting two new partners artists, if you know any emerging artists with disabilities who might be interested, please send them the following link to apply: Partners Application

Excited to support Partners? We will be hosting a fundraiser supporting the program on Feb 1st, 2018.


Current Gallery Exhibit: 

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll
Friday, August 18th, 2017, 6-9 PM


Erin Berrett, Megan Trueblood, Joseph Ostraff, Melinda Ostraff, Kent Miles, Brian Buroker, V. Kim Martinez, Mitchell Lee, Arlene Braithewaite, J. Brad Holt, Susan Harris, Anthony Magnetti, John Erickson, Kalvan Sears

This exhibition champions artistic relationships and nurturing friendships that have contributed to art in our community and highlights the works of the mentors and the mentees. 

Studio E: Artists with Epilepsy

Each year we showcase a selection of artwork created by artists with epilepsy who attended our Studio E Art Therapy Program. 

Click the links for more information on these great exhibits!


Upcoming Programming:


Mercury is in Retrograde from July 24-September 19, 2017

Mercury is In Retrograde Gallery Exhibit at Salt Lake Acting Company

Call for Entries 

Location and Dates: October 6-November 12 in SLAC Green Room Gallery

Details: Mercury is in retrograde! Just in time for the total solar eclipse, we are looking for art around the theme of astrology, planets, and mysticism to go along with Salt Lake Acting Company's upcoming horror-comedy play, Mercury. Any visual art medium is welcome. 

Please submit images of up to 4 pieces of your original work around the theme for consideration. Include titles, price (if for sale), size, and medium, as well as any other relevant information. Submissions are due Sept 19to

Artists will be notified of acceptance on September 26th, 2017.


Emily Larsen instructs adults on collage making in Provo, UT

Art Access is coming to the VOA's Homeless Youth Resource Center

Art Access is excited to announce that we will be providing a series of four teen collage workshops at the Homeless Youth Resource center over the next two months. By partnering with the VOA we are providing high-quality arts instruction to a group of youth who otherwise would not have had access to our programs and services. We are thrilled to offer these workshops and are eager to do more! 

Over 60 youth will be learning the art of collage making from artist Emily Larsen and Art Access Staff member and photographer Heidi Olsen. 

Do you work at or know a youth organization that you think would benefit from having a art workshop? Contact for more details.


On the Horizon: 

Writing Through Grief: A Personal Essay Workshop with Debbie Leaman, Saturdays, Oct 14, 21, 28, and Nov 4 from 10 AM - 1 PM. Register now to reserve your spot.

Veterans Workshop: Introduction to Poetry with Jon Sebba, Fridays Sep 22Sep 29Oct 6 & Oct 13 from 10 AM-1 PM. Register now to reserve your spot.

Art2Go is Friday, September 15th, 2017 6pm-9pm

Annual Appeal begins Thursday September 14th, 2017

Artist Art2Go Drop Off is Wednesday September 6th - Thursday September 7th, 2017


Meet the Team:


Staff Spotlight:

Erin Call, our Finance Director, is a major driving force behind Art Access. She's been working her magic for the past six years and is a constant source of witty banter and knowledge. If you can't find something in the office, odds are Erin knows exactly where it is. 

Erin attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah and majored in fine arts with an emphasis in painting. She loves the arts in general and has a particular fondness for the visual arts.


We love having her around and couldn't be happier to have her as part of the team!


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