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Monday, February 7, 2011

Annual Statewide Competition @ Bountiful/Davis Art Center (Bountiful: Feb 25 - April 1)

For More Information Contact
Emma J. Dugal, 801 292-0367 – emmadugal@bdac.org
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010


BOUNTIFUL, Utah, February 1, 2011 – Bountiful/Davis Art Center’s Annual Statewide Competition will be exhibited from February 25 through April 1. This is one of the longest-running juried visual arts exhibitions in Utah highlighting the works of Utah’s most creative visual artists.

The competition is open to all professional Utah artists. Original works of art in the following media will be accepted: watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawings, graphics, photographs, weavings/textiles and sculpture. Artists may enter up to three original works, completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at BDAC. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $10.00 per work. BDAC members’ entry fee is $7.00 per work. The entry dates for this year’s competition are Tuesday - Saturday, February 15-19, from 10:00 until 5 pm. No entries will be accepted after 5 pm on February 19.

The juror for this year’s competition is Meri DeCaria, Curator and Director of Phillips Gallery. Meri DeCaria graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the American College in London. In 1990 she moved to Salt Lake City, where she took a position as an art consultant at Phillips Gallery which led to her current position as Director and Curator at Phillips Gallery. Ms. DeCaria’s work as a professional artist includes three commissioned public murals in the downtown Salt Lake City area, as well as a steady exhibit history since 1993. She currently serves on The Utah Museum of Fine Art’s special exhibitions selection committee, and the Eccles Community Art Center’s executive board. She has been an active member of the Salt Lake Gallery Association since 1992 and has been acting President since 2007. Her work is represented at Phillips Gallery.

Results of the jury action will be posted on the website: www.bdac.org by Monday, February 21. Awards include $400 First Place, $250 Second Place, $150 Third Place and Honorable Mentions.

There will be an Opening Reception honoring this year’s artists selected for the Annual Competition on Friday, February 25, beginning at 7:00 pm. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm.

For more information and to obtain an entry form, please contact the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org http://www.bdac.org/  


Emma J. Dugal
Executive Director
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-0367
801 292-7298 (fax)

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