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Utah Visual Arts January 2014 Newsletter

Utah Visual Arts Newsletter
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Only Light
JAN 17, 2014 - FEB 14, 2014

Margaret Tarampi

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit and accomplishments
during the Civil Rights Movement continue to impact and 
inform local and global movements for equality. 
This exhibition considers artworks that have a dialogue 
with current civil and human rights issues. 
Artists both contemporary and historical explore the 
varied populations that have struggled for equality, and 
the patterns and progress of movements that have 
occurred over time.

Artists include: Carlos Anderson, Lenka Konopasek, Beth
Krensky, Darnel Haney, Trent Alvey, Carey Ann Francis,
Trevor Southey, Margaret Tarampi, Christopher Gauthier, 
Annie Brewer & Lynn Hoffman-Brouse, Rosi Hayes, 
Alex Moya, Mary Toscano, Fidalis Buehler, Cori
Redstone, Lily Havey, Jeronimo Lozano and Jorge Rojas.

This exhibition is presented by the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs in partnership with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Visual Arts Program. 

DEC 6, 2013 - JAN 11, 2014
Open during Winter Market Jan 11, 10am-2pm

JoeStrickland, Chuck Landvatter, Megan Mitchell

Don't miss the opportunity to see Borderline before it closes and check out the review in the January edition of 15 Bytes. Borderline is centered around the ways that we perceive boundaries between public and private worlds, giving viewers a renewed vision of the aesthetics of space. 

We are now accepting exhibition 
proposals from Utah artists and curators for the Rio and Alice galleries. NEW: In response to artist feedback, we are now considering proposals for both solo and group exhibitions at the Alice Gallery. Proposals are due February 3, 2014 for exhibitions occurring June 2014 - December 2014. Apply here. 

Fellows: Jared Clark, Al Denyer, Chris Gauthier


1. Artistic Freedom: Funding means you have the freedom to pursue new artistic projects you may not have had the opportunity to otherwise. Did we mention its $10,000?

2. National & Local Recognition: Artists build their careers through consistent recognition. Museums,  galleries, foundations, collectors and arts professionals look for artists with regional and national acclaim when reviewing your background. Also, many of our fellowship recipients go on to gain more national attention. When Utah artists are acknowledged nationally, our state becomes recognized as a place where artists live, thrive, work and succeed, which benefits local support for the arts. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” 

3. Even More Visibility: Having a nationally recognized juror review your work exposes you and your work to a professional in the arts community outside the local scene (even if you don’t win). That juror is now familiar with your practice which could lead to future opportunities such as having your work curated into a show, purchased, or referred to other arts professionals.

4. You’re a Star: We produce a snazzy video of you in partnership with 15 Bytes that you can use for promotional purposes!

5. It's Good Practice to Apply: Eventually you'll have to update your resume, photograph your work, and write an artist’s statement. Might as well do it now.

What Past Fellows Are Saying

"The Utah Arts & Museums Fellowship has had a direct impact on my subsequent accomplishments.This includes my ability to successfully compete for residencies, exhibitions, additional grants and fellowships, as well as teaching positions." 
-Alice Leora Briggs, 1994

"It's the only individual artist award in the state/city/county that is substantial enough to make a significant difference to an artist and their work. I appreciate that the jurors selected are from out of state, as I feel Utah artists benefit greatly from national exposure and need it to succeed professionally." 
-Amy Caron, 2007

"When significant funds are allocated up front before the artwork is produced, the quality improves immensely. I felt at ease experimenting, things felt personal while taking things in different directions." 
-Steven Larson, 2004

"Certain opportunities were presented to me by institutions as a result of their seeking out Fellowship Recipients through contact with Utah Arts & Museums. O
ne juror granted me a portfolio viewing at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery as a result of my winning." 
-Michael Plyler, 1993


Make some New Year's resolutions to launch your career. ArtOps is an online publication with local, national and international opportunities for visual artists. 

Featured Op: Creative Capital applications open on February 3, 2014 for visual artists. Creative Capital has yet to grant funds to a Utah artist. Let's make it happen Utah!

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*The Alice Gallery will be closed January 4-March 13, 2014 for building renovations.For questions about office hours at the Glendinning Home during this time please call 801.236.7547.

The Collection Acquisitions Committee recently selected Adam Bateman's work, Glen Canyon, for purchase and inclusion into the State Fine Art Collection.  Bateman is a 2008 recipient of the Utah Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship and the prestigious 2013 Joan Mitchell Fellowship.  

Utah’s state-owned art collection began in 1899, and continues to acquire artwork by Utah artists through purchases dictated by the Collection Acquisition Committee, and through generous donations from patrons and artists. Over the next several months we'll be highlighting the work of other Utah artists recently acquired into the collection.

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