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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bountiful/Davis Art Center 37th Holiday Show & Sale (Bountiful: November 18-December 23)

Bountiful/Davis Art Center 37th Holiday Show & Sale,
November 18-December 23
plus Family Art Night, November 21 and December 19

Bountiful, Utah, October 26, 2011– 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 nearly 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. The BDAC Artists’ Tree will offer 4”x 4” original ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ paintings by featured artists starting at only $10!

The exhibition which runs through December 23, opens Friday, November 18 with a public reception from 7-9 p.m. that features art, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.  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.  Memberships start at $10 per year and may be purchased online. Or call BDAC, 801 292-0367, for more information.   Membership dollars help to sustain the programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center.  Benefits of membership include discounts on gallery and gift shop sales, discounts on class tuition and special invitations to various events at BDAC.  Special incentives are available for new members and renewals during the BDAC Fall Membership Drive, November – December.  These incentives include season tickets to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, gift certificates to Robintino’s and more.

“The Holiday Show 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 reasonably priced.  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 10-20% discount on purchases. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Utah artists and the BDAC.

Participating artists include:  Rob Adamson, Robert Barberio, Carol Berrey, Denice Barker, Lynda Burruss, Mike Call, Yihlin Chan, Blaine Clayton, Lynn Cozzens, Tiffany Daines, Leslie Duke, Scott Durrant, Darryl Erdmann, Carma Hart Fuller, Kathleen Gardner, Lisa Graves, Iletta R. Green, Donna Holman, Phil Hopkins, Shirley Hopkins, Katherine Hostetter, Cara Koolmees, Mike Manfull, Beverly Mangum, Sarah Maynard, Cindy McConkie, Sherry Meidell, Richard Milne, Jane Myers, Jared Nielsen, Marie Nielson, Anne Marie Oborn, Sandi Olson, Theresa Otteson, Loreen Pitchford, Steve Plewe, JouJou Prochaska, Colleen Reynolds, Debra Russell, Steve D. Stones, Susan Slade, Luke Tuttle, Rachel Waters, Mary Wells, Simon Winegar, Daren Young and more.

Other activities at BDAC during the holidays include Family Art Night on November 21 and December 19.  Always on the third Monday of each month, Family Art Night, 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. November’s activity is building and decorating boxes and December’s project has a holiday theme.

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: Kris Kringle by Robert McKay

For more information – Bountiful/Davis Art Center, (801) 292-0367, email: info@bdac.org, 745 So. Main Street in Bountiful, www.bdac.org. Check out our new blog:bdartcenter.blogspot.com . BDAC is on Facebook   and Twitter .



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