Darryl Erdmann’’s Studio | by Shawn Rossiter A former sign painter, Salt Lake City abstract artist Darryl Erdmann paints as much with his elbow and shoulder as he does with his fingers and wrist. He paints big and he paints bold, and his studio is designed to satisfy […]
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.
Exhibition Review: Salt Lake City Up and Upcoming at SL Galleries by Shawn Rossiter and Kasey Boone You have about ten days left before shows around Salt Lake City change for the May Gallery Stroll. We jotted a few things down on shows you should check out before […]
Art Event: Escalante Everett Ruess Days Plein-air Competition by Shawn Rossiter Edward Abbey called it the “meanest little town in America.” Robert Redford and Bill Clinton have both been hung in effigy here. And it was from here that poet and artist Everett Ruess disappeared into the redrock […]
Alternative Venue: Ogden Grounds for Art by Shawn Rossiter Both of Ogden’s Grounds for Coffee shops display local art. Though run by the same couple, Dan and Suzy Dailey, each venue has developed its own personality as far as an alternative venue for art goes. Because their 3005 […]
Art Venue Profile: Ephraim A Touch of Chelsea in Central Utah by Shawn Rossiter Adam Bateman is bringing a little bit of NYC’s Chelsea to his native hometown of Ephraim, Utah. The warehouse district turned art hotspot on New York’s West Side couldn’t have less in common with […]
Exhibition Reviews: The Wasatch Front Your Local Statewide Exhibition by Shawn Rossiter Three statewide exhibitions are hanging along the Wasatch Front this month: the Utah Arts Council’s Statewide Annual (Painting and Sculpture), the UVSC Woodbury Gallery’s Statewide Open and the Bountiful Davis’ Statewide Competition. Step into any of […]
Special Feature: Book Review with Detours The Men of Utah Watercolor: Lindstrom, Allred, Maryon by Shawn Rossiter note: this article was written before the passing of Ed Maryon; he will be greatly missed in our community This article began as a book review. I had in mind to […]
During the month of February, Salt Lake City artist Trent Thursby Alvey explores the relationship between earth and sky at the Kimball Art Center’s Badami Gallery. After first being approached about the exhibit, Alvey gave her show a working title of “Tibet Series” even though she had never been […]
This Friday, May 7th, Park City’s Kimball Art Center will open a unique exhibition: an artist’s retrospective that is in reality a group show. David Chaplin’s Opus is a retrospective that displays the personal work of this long-time Utah artist as well as the work of students he […]
The impetus for artistic output can come from the most varied and sometimes the most unforeseen sources. A fleeting image, a chance encounter, an accident; all can be the catalyst for a surge of creative output and even major stylistic changes in an artist’s oeuvre. Had Pollock not […]
The Utah Arts Alliance would like to give Salt Lake City a full-blown arts center in the heart of downtown. But they may need your help. The Utah Arts Alliance, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, was formed in early 2003 by Derek Dyer, Angela Brown and Jason Stewart, […]
Why is art so damn expensive?!”
Apart from the obvious answer — that artists are the most important tier of society, providing the community the lens with which to look upon their souls, and should be appropriately compensated for their all-important work — we decided to examine this proverbiaal question and see if we couldn’t find an answer or two.