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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Utah Visual Arts Newsletter @ Utah Arts & Museums

Utah Visual Arts Newsletter @ Utah Arts & Museums

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This is the Place
Rio Gallery
AUG 16 - SEPT 13 , 2013
Join us for Gallery Stroll August 16, 6-9pm

Jim Jacobs

This exhibition represents a group of visual artists as they consider this place so many call home. Just as we shape and build the landscape around us, the landscape has a remarkable effect on us, shaping and building culture. Utah was "the place" for many indigenous peoples prior to the arrival of the Mormon pioneers. More recently, the numbers of people who call Utah "home" have expanded to include the pioneers and their several generations of descendants, as well as contemporary migrants to the Wasatch Front. This exhibition explores the diversity and value of the community through artists, community participation and historical photographs.


Image by Paul Richer

Cloud, a public artwork by Christian
Moeller, commissioned by Utah Arts & Museums, has been named as one of the 50 best public art projects by the 2013 Public Art Network Year in Review by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts. Located at Dixie State College in St. George, Cloud is a large bookcase in which the spines of the books read as an abstract composition of color from close proximity and as the image of a dessert cloud from the distance. Students and faculty can borrow books of the Cloud to use them as personal note or scrapbooks and they will be restocked into the Cloud after returned to the library.


That Thing You Hate
Alice Gallery
AUG 2 - OCT 4, 2013
Join us for Gallery Stroll September 20, 6-9pm

Justin Wheatley, Camille's Kenmore, 2013

Each artist in this show has dedicated themselves to doing something they hate. Not just anything they hate — something they recognize as having value, even though they dislike it. Working alongside an accomplished mentor in the media they have chosen, they work to develop skills in that particular area. Both the artists and their mentors will have work in the show. Mentors and artists include: Jeffrey R. Pugh and Namon Bills, Chris Terry and Justin Wheatley, Casey Childs and Linney Brown.  See the artists' progress on Facebook.

Introducing the Jurors

Utah Arts & Museum's Statewide Annual Competition is quickly approaching. This year's theme is Mixed Media and Works on Paper. Jurors Lisa Tamaris Becker and Simon Zalkind will award six, $500 Juror's Awards. Lisa Tamaris Becker has been active as a curator and arts administrator for over 18 years and has curated and organized over 50 major exhibitions with a primary focus on hybrid interpretations of modern and contemporary art. She is currently the Director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum. Simon Zalkind is an independent curator based in Denver, Colorado. For the past ten years he was Curator of Exhibitions at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture. He is currently organizing a major retrospective of artist Judy Chicago. Entries are due September 19 & 20 for exhibition October 18 - November 22, 2013.


We are now accepting exhibition proposals from Utah artists and curators for the Rio and Alice galleries. Download guidelines and application. You can see a review of exhibitions that were accepted this year in our facebook albums. Exhibition proposals are due October 1, 2013 for exhibitions occurring March 2014 - July 2014.

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

Utah Arts & Museums
Community Arts Coordinator

Incumbent provides logistical, marketing and office support for the Community Arts programs, workshops and conferences as well as maintains participant databases and assists in surveys and information dissemination.  Incumbent will have strong marketing, event planning and project management skills, including social and digital media and videos. Must have strong interpersonal and time management skills and be able to work in a flexible team environment.

* This job opportunity will be posted here within the week.

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