An art professor recently told his class, “You can’t be an artist in the 21st Century if you don’t know Photoshop.” The truth of this statement is borne out for artists who aspire to enter competitive (juried) shows or apply to galleries that request digital images. You must […]
Sue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life.
Serving as a photography studio and gallery space, Saans Photography has been around since the 1950s . When Jaron Horrocks bought the property at 173 E. Broadway about a year and a half ago, he wanted to preserve the Saans reputation and services but help it evolve into […]
A review of Steven Fawson’s exhibit of portraits of artist friends at the Gallery at Library Square through March 9.
A look at Alpine Art’s upcoming 24 x 24 exhibit, a group exhibition of photographs documenting the first twenty-four hours of 2012.
Karen Horne is an “artist’s artist” if there is such a thing. She has taken all the lessons we try to absorb in the classroom or workshops – like color theory, simplification, gesture drawing, value and form, and the lush handling of paint – and demonstrates them […]
Ready to prove that Salt Lake City does have a thriving art scene and that art sales really are turning around, Mark and Sherrie Slusser, have opened the doors to Slusser Gallery in a split-level office-building on 100 South. |1| It’s a brand new business venture for the […]
Most artists probably think about frames after they’ve completed their paintings. But not Anthony Granato. For him, the frame is a key part of his inspiration and creative process. In fact, he jokes, they speak to him, suggesting the perfect images from his storehouse of ideas. If you […]
Don’t try these painting techniques at home.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when photography was in its infancy, the questions – What is photography? Documentation or art? – were hotly debated. Photographer Shalee Cooper revisits these questions in her latest series of photographs on display at Rose Wagner Art Center through October. […]
It is not unusual for an artist to layer paint in a way that allows parts of the underpainting to show through in the final work. Nathan Florence, whose work is currently on display at the Kimball Art Centerin Park City, has taken this process a step further: He uses […]
Perhaps it’s my fascination with layering paint that attracted me to the printmaking work of Erik Waterkotte, a recent printmaker-in-residence at Saltgrass Printmakers. With a lecture at the Salt Lake Art Center, and a class at Saltgrass, as well as an opening reception for his exhibition there, I had […]
What happens when you sign a contract – with yourself – to produce an ambitious quantity of work in a year? It’s positively life changing, as Midway artist Susette Gertsch will tell you. On a meandering painting trip through Europe in 2009, Gertsch stopped in the UK to […]
Have you noticed anything different about Salt Lake Art Center lately? More lectures by guest artists (one almost every week)? Greater presence in the social media? And, what’s this? They want feedback from the art community? Saturday afternoon SLAC’s executive director Adam Price formally introduced his latest organizational […]
photos by Zoe Rodriguez Every successful business must continuously scan the environment, reassess its performance and goals, and make adjustments as needed. Art galleries, like UTah Artists Hands, are no exception. Owner Pam O’Mara may have found the perfect business reincarnation with the transformation of her gallery space into half-gallery, […]
Friends of Friends, an exhibition of contemporary works that use paper as a medium or surface, opened at the GARFO, on February 26. I spoke with participating artist Amber Heaton in early February as she was designing and constructing a paper sculpture to be installed in the exhibition space. […]