Location. Location. Location. These are the three most important factors in any business and no less so in an art gallery. But tell that to the ladies of the Juniper Sky and Datura galleries in Kayenta, Utah. Located on a road to nowhere (well, to be fair, almost […]
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.
Kent Rigby’s life is busy. Real busy. Rigby is a local sculptor and ceramic artist who works a day job as a licensed architect. In addition, he has served for over ten years as President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association, has been a driving force behind Left Bank […]
On Oct 1, 2003, Left Bank gallery, Utah’s longest running artists’ cooperative, underwent major internal reconstruction and emerged as New Visions Gallery . Heather Wunderlich, past gallery director for Left Bank, says “Left Bank was a great organization that offered an opportunity for emerging artists to get their […]
Provo is certainly not the art capital of Utah. Compared to Salt Lake City or Park City, Utah County has almost no commercial art galleries to speak of. So, when David Hawkinson and his wife Florence decided to open a gallery in this quiet college town, they were […]
The following are snatches of conversation between Shanna Kunz, Shawn Rossiter, Steve Coray, and Brandon Cook at the Eccles Community Art Center on June 2nd. The occasion is the hanging of Kunz’s one-person show to open that Friday, June 6th. The artists have come together to talk about […]
Aaron Moffet likes to go garage-saling occasionally. Usually, he is just looking for a good book to read or maybe a toy car for his young son. But in the back of his mind are the urban legends of finding an art treasure being sold for a pittance. […]
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.
Ogden’s Gallery 25 is both an attempt to help revitalize a town as well as an opportunity for artists who have known and work together for many years to also be able to show and sell together. It was started in August of 2002. Dubbed “A Northern Utah […]
In a state known for its landscape painters, Ogden’s Brandon Cook could easily be mistaken for “just another landscape painter.” A cursory glance at his work might convince one to label Cook exactly that — just another landscape painter, accomplished in technique, but not much more. Nothing new. […]
On Friday March 7th, Sugar House’s Chroma Gallery opened a new exhibit featuring the work of many talented Utah artists, including Salt Lake’s Jennifer Worsley . In their front gallery, Chroma has introduced a couple of new names, including abstract painter Linnie Brown, from Lehi, and sculptor Colby […]
An article by Raphael Rubinstein in the March issue of Art in America entitled “A Quiet Crisis” caught my eye recently. In the article, Rubinstein lamented the growing trend for criticism to do everything but critique. “As a critic,” he wrote “lately I’ve begun to feel that something […]
Holly Mae Pendergast has always been one to follow her bliss. A bliss which has led her from her childhood home in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to her current home in the hills above Utah’s Rockport Reservoir. In her stripped-down A-frame cabin she has little social […]