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Artists of Utah’s 35×35 returns to Finch Lane Gallery, August 12 – September 23


Artists of Utah celebrates 15 years of their online magazine 15 Bytes with an anniversary celebration

Friday, September 16, 6-9 pm at Finch Lane Gallery.
Come enjoy Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, featuring 35 artists 35-years old and younger, and congratulate the writers and staff of 15 Bytes, Utah’s Art Magazine.

With catering by Blended Table
special musical guest Magic Mint
and a performance by Municipal Ballet Co.
on the grounds of Finch Lane Gallery
(7-8 pm)

The presentation of the 35×35 exhibition awards, including the People’s Choice award, will take place at 8 pm.


54 Finch Ln, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Artists of Utah’s regular showcase of Utah’s new generation of art talent returns to Finch Lane Gallery this Friday, 6-8 pm.
From a statewide call-for-entries, Artists of Utah’s Board of Directors has selected thirty-five Utah artists thirty-five years old or younger to be highlighted at Finch Lane Gallery, August 12 – September 23.Hosted by the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery, this show, which comes around every 3 1/2 years, takes a look at the range of styles, themes and mediums being explored by this next generation of local artists. From video to traditional still lifes, narratives to process work, the pieces on display at this exhibit promise an exciting future for the state’s visual art community.
Finch Lane Gallery

54 Finch Lane
(1340 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Gallery Hours Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come meet the artists at the Opening Reception, Friday, August 12, 6-8 pm.

Also join us at the following receptions:
August Gallery Stroll Reception, Friday, August 19, 6-9 pm.
with special dance performances organized by loveDANCEmore

Awards Ceremony* & 15 Bytes’ 15-year anniversary celebration
Friday, September 16, 6-9 pm.

*Vote for your favorite artist for the People’s Choice Award.

Be sure to check our website regularly during the run of the exhibition for more about these artists and their work: www.artistsofutah.org.

The 2016 35×35 artists:

Robert Asay
Sommer Baisch
Ethan Barley
Pete Bringhurst
Cody Chamberlain
Holly Cobb
Caitlin Connolly
Tess Cook
Lucy Corwin
Lisa Crosby
Zach Franzoni
Lydia Gravis
James Hadley
Rebecca Hansen
Myles Howell
Jamie Kyle
Michelle Larsen
Tatiana Larsen
Sarah May
Allison Millham
Giselle Noelle Morgan
Savannah Raskey
Nadia Rea Morales
Nancy Rivera
Max Rosenzweig
Wren Ross
Colby Sanford
Jacqueline Secor
Brooke Smart
Sabrina Squires
Steven Stradley
Tyler Swain
Mary Toscano
Justin Watson
Justin Wheatley

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  1. Weak selection , very predictable Utah.

    Predominately representational , unbalanced gender consideration.

    Lacking variety and diversity.

    Some of these ‘ selected artists ‘ are over 35, and in addition some don’t even live here locally.

    Most are allready established and not needing this recognition.

    Very well done representing an accurate depiction of Utah’s Art Scene. ( Slow Clap )

  2. Art Dodger,

    As the literary editor of 15 Bytes I feel impelled to respond to your blunt, critical comments about the selection of artists for 35×35. While I’m not a visual artist and can’t speak to your aesthetic paradigm when it comes to vetting artists, I can say that in my experience with Artists of Utah/15 Bytes for the past 4 years, that many artist-readers of the community forum are quick to judge. We are a community forum. For the most part, writers are not paid for what they contribute. In many ways, 15 Bytes’s scope and penetrating coverage of the arts in Utah is extraordinary both because and in spite of this. I would suggest that if you feel as passionately about art in Utah as you’ve expressed here, that you volunteer yourself to help make, not only 35×35 a better program, but to make the larger enterprise of Artists of Utah sustainable. If you haven’t made a donation, that might be a good start. But more importantly, I hope you’ll remember that, while we don’t always get it “right” in your view, that that should be seen as an invitation to you and others to contribute. We would love to have your help, as well as your critical review of us.

    David Pace

  3. Why are you running letters from fictitious people (Art Dodger?) about a recognized art show that seems to be well-received, serves a purpose and that I enjoyed (for the most part) last time I saw it. It was certainly crowded at the Art Barn and most viewers were excited by what they saw at the opening. Oh well.

  4. We’re finishing hanging the show today and tomorrow, and now that the work has been delivered it seemed appropriate to respond. From still lifes inspired by Dutch masters to video and sound work exploring communication breakdowns, from a wall of paintings of vaginas to narrative illustrations about a single mother and her young daughter, we think there’s plenty of variety in the show – and yet there have been numerous interesting connections between various works as we’ve hung the show and talked to the artists.

    Jurors selected the artists for this show based on five images and an artist statement. The artist’s name, bio and headshot were not included in the jury process. The whole point of a blind selection process is to remove consideration of such things as gender or race, so there was not an attempt to create gender balance in this selection process, nor give consideration to ethnic background. That being said, the gender balance of this show seems to be fairly representative, with 37% male and 63% female (while enrollment in or graduation from a college or university program was not a prerequisite for admission in this show — in fact, was not considered in the selection process— we note that according to Fortune magazine, schools that specialize in the arts are 64% female and 36% male). And while all the artists reside at least part time in Utah, we were pleasantly surprised by the variety of backgrounds — from artists with pioneer heritage to those with roots in Iran, Mexico and Hawaii. And the artists represent various artistic communities throughout the state, from Cache County to Washington.

    From our own coverage in the past, one could say that a third of these names are established, a third emerging, and a third probably unknown in the state.

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