UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
Published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Our monthly edition is published on the first Wednesday of every month and we follow that up with daily bytes posts on this site. You'll find links to artistsofutah's other programming to the right.
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"Tinisima" by Tina Modotti: Too Hot to Handle

“Tinisima” by Tina Modotti: Too Hot to Handle

Artes de México en Utah promotes the appreciation of Mexican art through art exhibits, cultural activities, and educational programs. This summer the non-profit which earlier gave us the art exhibit of Frida Khalo is, again, partnering with the Salt Lake City Public Library through its Amigos y Libros (Friends and books) club to read and...

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2014 15 Bytes Book Awards

2014 15 Bytes Book Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2014 15 Bytes Book Awards. The 15 Bytes Book Awards, currently in its second year, celebrates exceptional books of poetry, fiction and visual art published in the previous calendar year based on each book’s quality/craftsmanship of writing, level of engagement and how it uniquely represents the state of Utah...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Susan Elizabeth Howe

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Susan Elizabeth Howe

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each first Sunday of the month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features poet Susan...

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Reflections on Contemporary Art: Two Book Reviews

Reflections on Contemporary Art: Two Book Reviews

The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics From the World of Contemporary Art  by Don Thompson. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2014. ISBN 978-1-137-27908-8, 288 pages. Ten Rather Eccentric Essays on Art: Reflections on Damien Hirst, postmodernism, the art market, food in art and more . . . by John Seed. Prepared...

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Daughters of Mudson 2014

Daughters of Mudson 2014

by Danell Hathaway   Daughters of Mudson 2014 from loveDANCEmore on Vimeo. Having reviewed last season’s Daughters of Mudson, I came to the 2014 performance last weekend with much expectation.  The 2013 show lingered with me long after I left the Studio Theater at the Rose Wagner. and this year’s iteration didn’t disappoint, leaving me...

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A Complicated Web: Nate Liederbach's Negative Spaces

A Complicated Web: Nate Liederbach’s Negative Spaces

Nate Liederbach’s Negative Spaces is a short collection of three stories — just 82 pages — packed with magical writing and imagery that sticks with you long after you’ve closed the covers. Set in the American West and Midwest — Idaho, Colorado, Kansas — this is a challenging but quite entertaining volume that demands close...

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Bagley Unveils Utah's Sinners, Saints

Bagley Unveils Utah’s Sinners, Saints

So who ended up in Pat Bagley’s “Sinners and Saints” mural at the Leonardo? In the course of revealing the ten on Saturday night, the long-time political cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune discussed with 15 Bytes who was the most complicated to draw and the subject he had the most fun with. Remember, he...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Mike Dorrell

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Mike Dorrell

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. Each first Sunday of the month, 15 Bytes offers works-in-progress and / or recently published work by some of the state’s most celebrated and promising writers of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and memoir. Today, 15 Bytes features Mike Dorrell,...

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Entitled to Life: Local filmmaker's documentary on Affordable Care

Entitled to Life: Local filmmaker’s documentary on Affordable Care

by Joseph L. Puente In 2008 Utah Filmmaker Paul Gibbs was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure. His economic situation qualified him for Medicaid so he was able to be treated and receive a kidney transplant that saved his life. In 2010 President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act which included an expansion of...

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Ron Spears Designs New Forever Stamp

Ron Spears Designs New Forever Stamp

These days, unless you’re a philatelist you probably don’t have much reason to handle stamps. Maybe to mail a card to that grandmother who likes getting her mail old school. Even then you might opt for a generic “forever” stamp or some online metering system. As stamps increasingly become another artifact from a bygone era,...

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In Memoriam: Nel Ivancich (June 11, 1941- April 2, 2014)

In Memoriam: Nel Ivancich (June 11, 1941- April 2, 2014)

It was a prolonged, rugged battle that artist Nel Ivancich very much did not want to lose. Pancreatic cancer had already claimed two of her four sisters – food grown for years in a garden atop a Utah tailings site was suspect – and she knew the awful drill. She fought hard. But on April...

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Utah's Art-o-mat: $5 for Your Art Fix

Utah’s Art-o-mat: $5 for Your Art Fix

If you attended the Mountain West Arts Conference earlier this month, you might have thought the Utah Cultural Celebration Center was peddling cigarettes. Because yes, that was a cigarette vending machine you saw, but one that has been transformed to sell something hopefully as addictive: art. Last month, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums...

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