Artists of Utah’s regularly occurring showcase of young artistic talent in Utah has returned to Salt Lake City’s Finch Lane Gallery this month.
Last time we did this, the atmosphere was ominous. As artists brought in work, we wondered if we should shake hands. A few wore masks. Then, after a week of intake, patching and painting walls, hanging and labeling work, the show was ready. An hour later, on March 13, 2020, Utah governor Gary Herbert announced the first in a series of closures to combat the spread of COVID-19. Though the exhibition was extended by weeks, so were pandemic closures, and the public never had a chance to see our 2020 showcase.
Get your shots updated and be prepared to be wowed when 35×35: The Zillenial Edition opens at Finch Lane Friday, Jan. 12, with an opening reception to follow as part of Gallery Stroll on Friday, Jan. 19, 6-9 pm.
Since 2002, Artists of Utah has staged the 35×35 exhibition, a showcase of work by Utah’s young generation of visual artists. The exhibition features 35 Utah artists 35-years old and younger, juried into the exhibition by Artists of Utah’s Board of Directors through a blind jurying process.
During the run of the exhibition, three independent jurors will each select a work to be given a Juror’s Award. A People’s Choice award is selected by voting ballots collected from gallery patrons over the duration of the exhibition and the Board of Directors will choose one artist to receive a Board of Directors Award. Awards will be presented Friday, February 16, 6-9pm at Finch Lane Gallery during Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll.
Since 2009, Finch Lane Gallery, which is a program of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, has been the host of 35×35.
Founded in 2001, Artists of Utah is a nonprofit organization that builds community through an in-depth exploration of the state’s art scene. The organization publishes Utah’s online art magazine, 15 Bytes.
Laura Hope Mason
Cassie Dee Oveson
UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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