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745 S. Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010
BOUNTIFUL/DAVIS ART CENTER’S
ANNUAL STATEWIDE COMPETITION ENTRIES SOUGHT
BOUNTIFUL, Utah, December 19, 2011 – Bountiful/Davis Art Center’s Annual Statewide Competition will be exhibited from January 27 through March 9, 2012.
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 artists living in Utah. 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 $5.00 per work. The entry dates for this year’s competition are Tuesday, January 17 - Saturday, January 21, from 10:00 until 5 pm. No entries will be accepted after 5 pm on January 21. Bring entries to Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 So. Main Street in Bountiful. Entries forms will be available online: www.bdac.org.
Adrian VanSuchtelen is the juror for this year’s competition. Born in the Dutch East Indies, Adrian Van Suchtelen attended El Camino College and then the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County after immigrating to the United States. Awarded consecutive semester scholarships, he graduated in 1966 with BFA and MFA Degrees. Currently Professor Emeritus, he joined the faculty at Utah State University in 1967, where he had a long and rewarding career until his retirement 37 years later. In charge of Drawing, he has also taught painting, printmaking, design and sculpture as well as serving as graduate director for a period of time. He was listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, he has held membership in the Boston Printmakers society and he has also served on the Utah Arts Council Advisory Panel. His artwork is included in many private and public collections of Museums, Art Centers, and Universities across the United States. He is a valued and well-known artist who has exhibited at Bountiful/Davis Art Center where he has won awards for his exceptional intaglio prints and drawings. Most notable was an exhibit he had at BDAC featuring “100 Views of Cache Valley” intaglio prints.
Results of the jury action will be posted on the website: www.bdac.org by Tuesday, January 24. Awards include $500 First Place, $300 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, January 27, beginning at 7:00 pm. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 8:00 pm.
This will be one of the last exhibits before Bountiful/Davis Art Center is closed for an extended period time for a complete renovation, likely to begin in late Spring of 2012. Stay tuned for information about temporary venues for BDAC exhibits during the renovation.
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
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-7298 (fax)