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Bountiful/Davis Art Center 36th Holiday Show & Sale,
November 19-December 24
plus Family Encounters, December 20, at Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street in Bountiful
Bountiful, Utah, November 4, 2009 – For three decades Bountiful/Davis Art Center (BDAC) has been offering original hand-made art in its galleries during the Holiday Season. “A seasonal favorite since 1974, this year’s Annual Holiday Show & Sale features the works of Utah’s most creative artists and artisans. More than one hundred artists will be represented and the variety and selection will be endless,” says Emma J. Dugal, BDAC director.
The annual Holiday Show is a highly celebrated seasonal tradition of Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Come enjoy the festive air of this exhibit, featuring select works from many of Utah’s finest artists, plus a variety of quilts from the Salt Lake-Ogden Longarm Quilt Guild. The BDAC Artists’ Tree will offer 4”x 4” original one-of-a-kind Santa Claus works of art by featured artists for only $10!
The exhibition which runs through December 23, opens Friday, November 19 with a public reception from 7-9 p.m. that features art, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Music will be provided by JoAnne Elmer’s holiday themed piano music. BDAC members, guests and participating artists are invited to a “First Look” preview of the exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. For information about membership, go to www.bdac.org
“This is a wonderful opportunity,” says Dugal, “to find that special gift – an original work of art.” The galleries will be filled to overflowing with oil paintings, pastels, photography, watercolors, ceramics and jewelry, all priced under $500. Holiday shoppers will be able to take their gifts home immediately. Replacements by our Holiday Artists mean that the galleries will have an ever-changing selection throughout the duration of the show. BDAC members will receive a 10% discount on purchases. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Utah artists and the BDAC.
There are about 90 participating artists including Tom Aikens, Denice Barker, Kimberly Barlow, Carolyn Blackburn, Jon Bouwhuis, Linnie Brown, Lynda Burruss, Brent Christison, Yihlin Chan, Nancy Grisanti Clark, Colleen Cole, Myrne Collier, Lynn Cozzens, Ginny Coombs, Tiffany Daines, Sonya Dinsdale, Barbara Dowdle, Carole H. Evans, James Forbush, Kathleen Gardner, Nathan Gardner, Roberta Glidden, Lisa Graves, Janice Walker Hall, Micah Harmon, Cynthia Heath, Charlene Hill, Stephanie Hodson, Catherine D. Hostetter, Willamarie Huelskamp, Janine M. Hutchinson, Bettie Hyer, Jenny Johansen, Cara Koolmees, James Lund, Nancy Lund, Mike Manfull, Robert McKay, Carol Merrill, LaRae Moosman, Jane Myers, Greg Newbold, Jared Nielsen, Sandi Olson, Scott Peterson, Georgia Perry, Erin Pollan, Reba Rauch, Sherry Rauch, Mark Robison, Tom Rogers, Steven Sheffield, Linda Lee Shimmin, Pamela C. Simons, R. Jason Simpson, Claudia Sisemore, Steve Stones, Bessann Swanson, Julie Tippets, Dan Toone, Diane Turner, Adrian Van Suchtelen, Miranda Whitlock, Marianne Wilson and others.
Other activities at BDAC during the holidays include Family Encounters of the Art Kind on December 20. Always on the third Monday of each month, Family Encounters is a fun, informative evening with hands-on art activities for the whole family. Each month the Education Committee at BDAC comes up with an exciting project for families to work on from 7:00 -8:30 pm. This program is free to the public and treats are included.
Bountiful/Davis Art Center hours for the Holiday Show are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 2-5 p.m. Don’t miss out on these fun activities at BDAC this Holiday season.
Photo above: Pine Bough by Sherry Rauch
For more information – Bountiful/Davis Art Center, (801) 292-0367, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 745 So. Main Street in Bountiful, www.bdac.org
Emma J. Dugal
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-7298 (fax)