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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.

Local Art News | Mixed Media | Recognized

UDAM’s Artist Fellows, Jon McNaughton, Public Art Old and New, Critical Ground

2024 Utah Artist Fellowship Recipients The Utah Division of Arts & Museums has announced the 15 Utah artists in design, performing, and visual arts who have been awarded $5,000 fellowships to recognize their individual artistic excellence and support their professional careers. The fellowship provides unrestricted cash awards based […]

Comings & Goings | Recognized

Winners at the Spring Salon and The Utah Watercolor Society and Changes at Ririe-Woodbury and the UofU

As they conclude their 60th season, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company have announced that Peter Farrow and Alexander Pham are leaving the company. Farrow, from Richmond Virginia, studied at Julliard. He joined the company in 2020. Pham, from Minneapolis, Minnesota studied at the University of Minnesota and joined the company […]

Local Art News | Mixed Media | News

Ashley M. Bautista, biocrust, Faces of Salt Lake County, Twilight Concerts, Earth Day

4/25 SOUTHWEST CONTEMPORARY: The Desert’s Living Skin: A Collaborative Effort to Bring Biocrust Into the Museum Entering the gallery space initiates a tangible contact with the desert’s living skin—that is, the biocrust. At UMOCA, a portion of the biocrust, a community of organisms—lichens, mosses, and cyanobacteria—that form a carpet-like crust […]


Sarah May at 35×35

Hung back to back next to the north windows in the west galleries, Sarah May’s cyanotype tapestries seem to want to flee the gallery—to be taken on the wind to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. While at an artist residency at the Center for Photography in […]


Kate Jarman-Gates at 35×35

In 2021, Kate Jarman-Gates started Clever Cucumber, a free community art studio for her neighbors on Salt Lake City’s west side. At the heart of its operations is a workshop, ingeniously nestled within Jarman-Gates’ garage, which can accommodate a dozen individuals. This space is a treasure trove of […]


Alison Neville at 35×35

  This series of miniature dioramas by Alison Neville visualizes “select scenes from our long relationship with our fellow and sometimes not-so-fellow fauna,” says the artist. “Each one represents a situation based on real events researched through online media sources. Many are truly atrocities and some are subtly […]


Aimee Odum at 35×35

Trained at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Aimee Odum works with one of the oldest art mediums, ceramics, and one of the newest, video, often combining the two as installations or assemblages “to create a space where future or parallel universes can be imagined.” Her ceramic sculptures are […]


Maya England at 35×35

  “I have always been a collector and a keeper, unable to resist the allure of yet another outdated magazine or satisfying trinket,” says Maya England, a Salt Lake City artist who studied at Utah Valley University. “I value everyday accumulations of keepsakes and seemingly insignificant bits of […]


Zoe Elwood at 35×35

  “Sheltered” by Zoe Ellwood is a poignant installation piece that employs the remnants of domesticity to explore the complexities of comfort and confinement within the context of childhood memories. The work is composed of an aged and worn bed frame, consisting of a headboard and footboard, which […]


Robert Asay

“Space Station 1 & 2” comprises two paintings that explore the liminal space of consciousness experienced during epileptic seizures. The pieces are vibrant tapestries of color and form, evoking the complex neural transmissions of the artist’s brain. Abstract elements dance across each canvas, intertwining and overlapping in a […]

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