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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

News: Utah Visual Arts Program Newsletter!

Welcome to the new Utah Visual Arts Program Newsletter!  The Visual Arts Program includes information and opportunities on the following:

Visual Art
Design Arts
Public Art
Traveling Exhibitions
State Fine Art Collection

For more information on our programs visit www.visualartsutah.org
Craft & Photography Competition 

Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a project of the State since 1899, providing juried exhibitions open to all Utah artists over the age of 18. Six, $500 juror's prizes will be awarded.

Submission Deadline for Artists
SEPT 20 & 21

For entry guidelines, application and juror bios click here

OCT 19 - NOV 30, 2012

Join us for an awards reception on October 19, 6-9pm during Gallery Stroll.


Six New Exhibitions in 2012- 2013!

The Traveling Exhibitions Program is a collaborative partnership with Utah museums, colleges, university and community galleries, arts and cultural centers, libraries, and schools.  This program brings the State's collections as well as special exhibits provided by various organizations to you and your community. Click on individual exhibitions to see where they'll pop up at a location near you. 

To inquire about bringing an exhibition to your venue click here. Registration for Traveling Exhibitions occurs in May of each year. 

Image Credit: Laura Sharp Wilson, Untitled

People.Places.Time: Photographs from the Collection
JUL 20 - SEPT 14, 2012

Placemaking: The Process and Influence of Public Art in Utah
AUG 17 - SEPT 14, 2012

Art Meets History: Works by William Dean Fausett
AUG 6 - SEPT 19, 2012


SEPT 21 - NOV 16, 2012
Join us for Gallery Stroll September 21, 6-9pm

Image Credit: Martin Blundell

Statewide Annual 2012
Craft & Photography Competition
OCT 19 - NOV 30, 2012
Join us for an awards reception on 
October 19, 6-9pm during Gallery Stroll.

ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are local, national and international, and include various funding sources, exhibitions, residencies, and professional development.

Opportunities for other artistic diciplines will be posted soon.


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If Utah Arts & Museums has served you, we're interested in hearing your story, following your career, and continuing to support you. We are currently compiling these stories and acomplishments.  For more information email fbaca@utah.gov

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Questions?     Utah Visual Arts Program      801-533-3581

Did you know that the State has a Fine Art Collection with over 1300 works by Utah Artists?

Pay Dirt, George Dibble, 1938

Dibble grew up in Layton, Utah. In 1941, he began a long career as an art professor at the University of Utah. Dibble submitted this piece to the Utah State Fair in 1938. Pay Dirt was one of the earliest Cubist-derived paintings to be shown in Utah, and was the kind of painting associated with Communism. Dibble recalled being told by Utah artist B.F. Larsen that "modernism is a communist movement," and by sculptor Avard Fairbanks that "modernism destroys art." It was "an intense time," Dibble recalled, "fangs were showing." Dibble's Pay Dirtlater became a part of the State's art collection and while undergoing conservation was scrubbed "clean" with a wire brush as an act of vandalism. Later, an offer was extended to George Dibble from the Arts Council to replace Pay Dirt with another painting. Dibble declined the offer. No effort has been made to repair the vandalism, mostly because the painting has seen too much trauma. But at this point, the story is almost worth more than the painting.The Utah Arts Council displays and travels the piece in its current condition.

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