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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Artists of Bountiful/Davis Art Center (1997-2012) ….celebrating and saying goodbye to the building on Main Street and honoring former BDAC director Arley G.Curtz for his creativity and dedication to art and individual artists @ BDAC (Ends November 2nd)

The exhibit will end soon (Nov. 2).

BDAC will soon be vacating the building on Main Street where it has been housed for the past fifteen years. We want to make the most of this unique opportunity to remember and honor the wonderful artists who have exhibited their work, taught art classes and supported our programs in so many ways. It is also a great time to honor past director Arley Curtz for his contributions.

The building will be torn down in January and a new Bountiful City Hall will be built in its place.  BDAC will temporarily move to the Davis County Memorial Courthouse in Farmington while it’s permanent home, the current Bountiful City Hall, 790 South 100 East, is being renovated. 

For the past fifteen years, hundreds of artists have exhibited and many have taught at Bountiful/Davis Art Center.  Though it would be impossible to exhibit all of these artists, the following have agreed to put one piece of art in the exhibit:
Aaron Bushnell, Ann Garrett, Anne Gregerson, Anne Marie and Garth Oborn, Adrian Van Suchtelen, Barbara Dowdle, Becky Hartvigsen, Ben Behunin, Bonnie and Denis Phillips, Carl Oelerich, Carl Purcell, Cary Henrie, Christopher Thornock, Clara Leachman, Claudia Sisemore, Connie Borup, Darl Thomas, Darryl Erdmann, Craig Bybee, Dianne and John Shaw, Diane Turner, Stan Elmer, Earl Jones, Erin W. Berrett, Gibbs Smith, Glen Hawkins, Jan Boardman, John Erickson, Jon Bouwhuis, Jou Jou Prochaska,  Joshua Toone, Phyllis Horne, Karen Horne, Larry Wade, Linnie Brown, Lester B. Lee, Mac Stevenson, Marilyn Read, Mark Robison, Marjorie McClure, Merrily Kulmer, Michal Onyon, Myrne Collier, Nancy Lund ,Nora Del Murdock, Osral Allred, Paul Mann, Pilar Pobil, Robert McKay, Randall Lake, Rob Colvin, Rebecca Mann, Robert Barrett, Roger Motzkus, Roger Cushing, Sam Wilson, Scott Durrant, Seth Garner, Sherry Rauch, Sherry Meidell, Simon Winegar, Steven Sheffield, Theresa Otteson, Tony Rasmussen, Trent Alvey, Van Chu, Willamarie Huelskamp, and Yevgeniy Zolotsev.
Art from the hand of beloved artists who have passed on including Norma Forsberg, Colleen Parker, Rose Ann Peterson, Ted Wassmer, Bevan Chipman, Lee Deffebach, Francis Zimbeaux, John White, LeConte Stewart, Harry Taylor and Sheila Mavin is exhibited.  Each of these artists played a role in the success of Bountiful/Davis Art Center and they continue to be greatly missed.

Arley G. Curtz was the director of Bountiful/Davis Art Center from 1993-2006.  He worked hard to bring the art center to the Main Street location and he contributed greatly to the fine reputation BDAC enjoys today.  His expertise and passion, gleaned from many years of working in the arts were the perfect formula to bring about a good foundation for BDAC to grow on while in this location.  This foundation has allowed BDAC to flourish, even in uncertain times, demonstrating to all that this art center is here to stay and will continue to be a vibrant, exciting center for the arts for years to come. His legacy is celebrated through his art and photography and some selections from the art collection of he and his wife Diane.

“A visual art center in Bountiful. In Davis County. Really ? Seems a novel idea. But wait - contemporary, abstract art created by individuals perhaps with beards, wearing sandals, free spirits, liberal thinkers. On the menu, offered in a city-owned gallery in arguably the most conservative county in conservative Utah. That really stretches the imagination. But, it's true; has been since 1974. The Bountiful/Davis Art Center has been a vibrant center for art - all kinds of art - for almost four decades. I had the pleasure and challenge of being it's director for more than one of these decades. Fact: the hundreds of artists from virtually every community in Utah have made this novel idea a reality. I salute them, one and all, and feel honored to have played a small part in the success of BDAC.”
Arley Curtz
Director, 1993-2006

The last exhibit at BDAC will the Annual Holiday Show, November 16 – December 22, 2012. 
For more information about this exhibit and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org  http://www.bdac.org/ email: info@bdac.org     

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