July 2017


Under the Influence
Eight Local Artists Influenced by Animation
Rio Gallery
JUL 14 - SEPT 1, 2017

Gallery Stroll Jul 216-9pm

From Saturday morning cartoons to sophisticated feature films, the art of animation plays an important role in contemporary popular culture. Profoundly influenced by animation and its captivating moving figures, a group a local artists seek to explore and borrow from the genre’s distinctive elements through paintings, drawings, and prints. Under the Influence includes works by Robin Banks, Trent Call, Jason N. Jones, Evan Jed Memmott, Mike Murdock, Athena Splett, Heather Mahler, and Sri Whipple.
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Image: Jason Jones, Tornado, 2017
Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles
Works by Wren Ross
Alice Gallery
JUL 14 - SEPT 8, 2017

Gallery Stroll Aug 186-9pm

Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles is a works on paper exhibition by Wren Ross that asks us to re-evaluate our everyday surroundings and circumstances. Ross drew inspiration from communities built upon oral storytelling traditions and those who rely on reworking cultural myths to inform their futures. The resulting body of work is an experiment in the development of new signs and stories that presents an aggregate of symbols, landscapes, and mythological figures to be interpreted by the viewer. 
Image: Wren Ross, Sentient II,  Monoprint, acrylic, ink, graphite, salt, casein, 2017


Proposals for the Rio & Alice Galleries will be accepted July 29–September 3, 2017for exhibitions that will take place in March–July of 2018. 

It's the last week to apply for the DesignArts Utah '17  juried exhibition, held at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. We are excited to partner with Salt Lake Design Week and Craft Lake City for this event that is free and open to the public. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two designers selected in the student category will each receive a $500 awardApply here.


Letters of interest and qualifications are now being accepted for the Utah State University Life Sciences Building. Budget: $313,000. Click here for all public art opportunities. 


The above work, The Meadow After the Climb, by artist Liberty Blake, is featured in Arrangements: A Survey of Utah CollageRead more about our new traveling exhibitions and stay tuned to see locations and dates via our website. 


We are excited to announce our out-of-state jurors for the Statewide Annual '17: Painting, Sculpture, and Installation exhibition.

Zhi Lin is an artist who has shown his work in many museums in the United States, United Kingdom, and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Frye Art Museum, the University College London Art Museum, the Cambridge University, and the Contemporary Arts Institute in London among many others. Lin’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University College London Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China in Beijing. Currently, his work is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Seattle. Lin has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international recognitions including the Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University, Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Painting, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, and the NEA/Midwest Regional Artist’s Project Grant. His works were reviewed and published by many national and international publications, among them the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Art in America, American Arts Quarterly, Artweek, American Artist Magazine, and Art Review. Zhi Lin is currently a Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Washington in the School of Art + Art History + Design and Affiliated Faculty at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington since 2001.

Jan Schall is the Sanders Sosland Curator, Modern Art, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. She holds a doctorate in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2000, Schall organized the National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Projects exhibition, Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, and produced both its accompanying catalogue and award-winning website. She curated World War I and the Rise of ModernismRoxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids  (accompanying catalogue); Magnificent Gifts for the 75th; Kiki Smith: Constellation; Bonjour Picasso!; Inventing the Shuttlecocks; Bowery Nation: Brad Kahlhamer; zach houston: poemstore; the seven-part Re:Installation series; and nine prints and drawings exhibitions. Schall co-curated Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative and co-authored its accompanying catalogue (with Robert Storr). Schall oversaw the renovation and re-installation of the museum’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and developed and implemented both the program and installation of the modern and contemporary collection in the expanded museum. She was a contributing author to (Im)Permanence: Cultures in/out of Time (Carnegie Mellon University), The Sublimated City (University of Missouri), Zhi Lin: Crossing History/Crossing Cultures  (Frye Art Museum), Roxy Paine: Ferment and A Labyrinth for the Park (both Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) and other publications. Formerly a professor of art history at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Schall’s research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development. 

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