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DesignArts Utah ’12 call for entries (Deadline: June 15 - July 27)

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For immediate release                Alyssa Hickman Grove, 801.533.5760
13 March 2012                           Constituent Relations & Media, Utah Arts & Museums

Geoffrey Fattah, 801.386.4755
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Community and Culture

DesignArts Utah ’12 call for entries
Works invited from architects and designers of all fields

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums announces the call for entries for DesignArts Utah ’12, a juried exhibition highlighting the work of designers in any design field who currently live in Utah. David Revere McFadden of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City is the 2012 juror and curator. All entries for DesignArts Utah ’12 must be submitted by April 27, 2012. The exhibition of selected designs opens Friday, June 15 and runs through Thursday, July 27, 2012 inside the Rio Grande Depot at the Rio Gallery, 300 S. Rio Grande (455 West) in Salt Lake City.

The juror, David Revere McFadden, is Chief Curator and Vice President for Programs and Collections at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City. He served as Curator of Decorative Arts and Assistant Director for Collections and Research at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and also has served as President of the International Council of Museums’ Decorative Arts and Design Committee. McFadden has received the Presidential Design Award three times; is an Associate Member, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Knight First Class, Order of the Lion of Finland; Knight Commander, Order of the Northern Star of Sweden; and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

“It’s so important to recognize Utah’s best designers,” said Margaret Hunt, Utah Arts & Museums Director. “They make invaluable contributions to our state’s quality of life and economic vitality.”

DesignArts annual exhibitions feature selections of designs, prototypes, and produced samples by designers in Utah’s various design fields. Designers may submit produced work or conceptual, pre-production documentation. All Utah designers, including those in the fields of architecture (landscape or structural) and community planning and design (urban and rural), as well as those in brand/packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theatre or film set, transportation, Web design or other design fields, are invited to participate. Entries must be submitted to Utah Arts and Museums, Design Arts Program, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner for DesignArts Utah ’12 will receive a $2,500 recognition and thank-you for the achievement and contribution to Utah.

Further information, including entry forms and instructions, is available online at www.designartsutah.org. If you have questions about the DesignArts Utah ’12 entries or the exhibition, contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.533.3585.

About Utah Arts & Museums
Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

Alyssa Hickman Grove
Constituent Relations & Media
Utah Arts & Museums
617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801.533.5760

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