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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Utah Visual Arts Program Newsletter- November 23, 2012


Each year Utah Arts & Museums awards two, $10,000 fellowships to outstanding professional artists to acknowledge their excellence and encourage their careers. Fellowships are available for individual artists practicing painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, bookmaking, crafts, and new genres.
For additional information and application
 click here

Jared Clark, Bleeder Series - Fellowship Recipient 2012

Threads of the Silk Road
Utah State Capitol 4th Floor Gallery
NOV 19 - DEC 22, 2012

Threads of the Silk Road features evocative photographs of village life in Central Asia, along the historic Silk Road. This collection depicts surviving remnants of this ancient trade route and the descendants of its people, captured by photographer Edgar Gomez.
For additional information on Traveling Exhibitions statewide click here.

Edgar Gomez

HAVE YOU VOTED?The Rio Gallery is nominated for the Salt Lake Tribune's Choice Awards for best gallery. Vote today!
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ARTS DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE FEBRUARY 5, 2013Join Friends of Art Works for Kids! and the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors for the second annual Arts Day at the Legislature. Patrons of the arts will advocate and talk with their state senators and representatives in the Capitol Rotunda.

The Last Fifty: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Utah State Fine Art Collection
Alice Merrill Horne Gallery
NOV 26, 2012 - FEB 8, 2013

The Last Fifty is a selection of works from 1962 to the present. Included in this exhibition are examples of more traditional, natural and urban landscapes by artists such as LeConte Stewart and Richard J. Van Wagoner, that contrast with works influenced by modernist movements evident in the works of Lee Deffebach, Edward Maryon and Anna Campbell Bliss. Other contemporary artists address themes of place, spirituality, identity and environment. 

Richard Van Wagoner, After the Rush Hour, ca. 1986

We All Like Figgy Pudding
Rio Gallery
DEC 7, 2012 - JAN 4, 2013
Join us for Holiday Stroll December 7, 6-9pm

Curated  by Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, this exhibition represents a variety of media and styles from contemporary artists. "Each piece evokes aspects of the holidays that are often overlooked in the commercial flurry of the season. Through this exhibit we invited the viewer to step away from preconceived notions of what the holidays should be, to settle in and enjoy the many unpredictable moments." Kristina Robb, Executive Director - Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Carolyn Coalson

RECENT ACQUISITIONSCongratulations to Van Chu, whose work Mushroom and Trees, was selected by the Acquisitions Committee for purchase from the Statewide Annual: Craft and Photography Exhibition. This work is now part of the Utah State Fine Art Collection.  Statewide Annual closes on November 30th at the Rio Gallery if you haven't seen it yet.
ArtOps is dedicated to bringing local, national and international visual art opportunities to Utah artists. 


Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex

Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public areas of the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complexon the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

For complete guidelines
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For a complete listing of regularly updated visual ArtOps
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Everett Ruess, something of a Utah folk hero, was a young artist and writer who wandered the deserts and canyons of southwestern Utah. He mysteriously disappeared into the Escalante canyonlands in 1934, and was never heard from again. A loner and explorer, Ruess would produce small block prints to trade or barter for supplies. A collection of these prints survive as part of the Utah State Fine Art Collection, and are currently on display through December 20, 2012 at the Marriott Library as part of our 
Traveling Exhibitions Program.

Everett Ruess, Granite and Cypress, Wood block print


Laura Durham - 801.245.7270
ManagerFelicia Baca -  801.245.7272Coordinator
Jim Glenn - 
Public Art & Collections Manager 

Fletcher Booth - 801.201.1197
Traveling Exhibitions
Emily Johnson - 801.363.0298
Collections Registrar 

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