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35×35: The Zillenial Edition at Finch Lane Gallery

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.

Robert Asay

Aloe Corry

Pablo Cruz-Ayala

Trevor Dahl

Zoe Ellwood

Maya England

CJ Hales

Rachel Henriksen

Bea Hurd

Jare Jakins

Kate Jarman-Gates

Sara Luna

Laura Hope Mason

Sarah May

Alison Neville

Aimee Odum

Dalllin Orr

Cassie Dee Oveson

Abigale Palmer

Byron Ramos

Holly Rios

Colby Sanford

Sara Serratos

John Somppi

Liza Trépanier

Kristen Tye

Abel Vasquez

Bianca Velasquez

Peter Wiarda

Malachi Wilson

Sarah Winegar

Christopher Woodward

Taylor Wright

Simon Zivny

Matalyn Zundel

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  1. I wish there were some way of taking an un-scientific survey asking how many readers recognized Allison Neville’s “Last Tasmanian Tiger” at the top of the page. Like the spooky–gothic self-portraits of Francesca Woodman, this work seems to have nailed the Zeitgeist to the pedestal. I’d have thought her grade school map of Japan alive with tiny mushrooms would have brought her to the forefront, but I’m content to have been wrong now it’s given Neville opportunity to show she has more than one killer arrow in her quiver.

    • Thank you, Geoff, for crediting that marvelous, dreamy piece to Allison Neville. Someone should have done it previously, IMHO. Like at the top of the page, directly beneath the work, where credit is typically given and is certainly due. Without your sharp eye, I wouldn’t have known. And I like to know.

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