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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bountiful/Davis Art Center Holiday Show & Sale Nov. 15 - Dec. 23

Bountiful, Utah, November 1, 2013– For thirty-nine years Bountiful/Davis Art Center (BDAC) has been offering original hand-made art in its galleries during the Holiday Season.  “A seasonal favorite since 1974, this year’s Annual Holiday Show & Sale features the works of Utah’s most creative artists and artisans.  Over fifty artists will be represented and the variety and selection are endless,” says Emma J. Dugal, BDAC director.

The annual Holiday Show is a highly celebrated seasonal tradition of Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Come enjoy the festive air of this exhibit, featuring select works from many of Utah’s finest artists.

“I love Bountiful/Davis Art Center!  I’m always impressed with their openness to various art styles and the excellent staff.  BDAC is a staple for the community well beyond Davis County.”-Robert McKay, artist/ teacher

The exhibition which runs through December 23,opens Friday, November 15 with a public reception from 7-9 p.m. that features art, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.  BDAC members, guests and participating artists are invited to a “First Look” preview of the exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. For information about membership, go to www.bdac.org.  Memberships start at $10 per year and may be purchased at ‘First Look’ or call BDAC, 801-451-3660, for more information.   Membership dollars help to sustain the programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center.  Benefits of membership include discounts on gallery and gift shop sales, discounts on class tuition and special invitations to various events at BDAC.  Special incentives are available for new members and renewals during the Annual Membership Drive, November – December.  These incentives include season tickets to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, a signed, limited edition giclée print and gift certificates to Robintino’s.

“The Holiday Show is a wonderful opportunity,” says Dugal, “to find that special gift – an original work of art.”  The galleries will be filled to overflowing with oil paintings, pastels, photography, watercolors, ceramics and jewelry, all reasonably priced.  Holiday shoppers will be able to take their gifts home immediately.  Replacements by our Holiday Artists mean that the galleries will have an ever-changing selection throughout the duration of the show.  BDAC members will receive a 10-25% discount on purchases. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Utah artists and the BDAC.

Participating artists include: 
Janice Hall                                                           Namon Bills                                        Robert McKay
Catherine Darling Hostetter                        Tom Howard                                      Robert Braegger
Debra Marin                                                       Lauri Eskelson                                    Michael Manfull
Roberta Glidden                                               Susan Slade                                        Merrily Kulmer
Holly Juengling                                                  Susan Johnson                                  Greg Newbold
Bessann Swanson                                            MaryAnn Free Smith                      Cynthia Heath
Mark Goodson                                                  Jodi Steen                                           Neena Plant
Cindy McConkie                                               Denice Barker                                    Lester B. Lee
Clara Leachman                                                Yihlin Chan                                          Lynn Cozzens    
Rebecca Hartvigsen                                        Diane Turner                                      Jane Myers
Sheila Webster                                                 JouJou Prochaska                            Cara Koolmees 
Darryl Erdman                                                   Sherry Meidell                                  Brent Christison
Simon Winegar                                                 Ruth Hewlett Buckmiller               Laureel Casjens
Carol Berry                                                          Kay Secrist-Jones                             Blaine Clayton
Carma Fuller                                                       Sandi Olson                                        Colleen Bleinberger
Adrian VanSuchtelen                                     Donna Holman                                  Carol E. Merrill
Tiffany Daines                                                   Kathleen Gardner                            A&J Silver
Don Prys                                                              and more…….

The artists have created ornaments to be sold from the ‘Artist Tree’ at BDAC at reasonable prices.

Other activities at BDAC during the holidays include Family Art Night on November 25.  Always on the fourth Monday of each month, Family Art Night, is a fun, informative evening with hands-on art activities for the whole family.  Each month the Education Committee at BDAC comes up with an exciting project for families to work on from 7:00 -8:30 pm. This program is free to the public and treats are included.

Bountiful/Davis Art Center hours for the Holiday Show are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 2-5 p.m. Don’t miss out on these fun activities at BDAC this Holiday season.

Photo above: Checking it Twice by Robert McKay- change to Sherry Meidell

For more information – Bountiful/Davis Art Center, (801) 451-3600, email: info@bdac.org, 28 East State Street in Farmington, www.bdac.org. BDAC is on Facebook and Twitter.

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