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.
Daily Bytes

Plein Bear Painting: John Hughes’s 2014 Summer Plein Air Adventures

This summer was busy as always, filled with several noteworthy plein air adventures. As a member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters group, I spent two weeks in Grand Teton National Park, painting for our yearly show in the Craig Thomas Visitors Center. The way this show works is that members and guest artists...

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Get in on the Comic Con

Get in on the Comic Con

The fight is on to become the geekiest city in the country, and in just one year Salt Lake City has become a major contender for the title. Since it began in 2013, Salt Lake Comic Con has become the third-largest comic convention in the country, trailing behind New York City and San Diego. The...

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Kimball Goes Back to the Drawing Board, and other Mixed Media

Kimball Goes Back to the Drawing Board, and other Mixed Media

Once again, Park City’s Kimball Art Center has had to send their BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) architects back to the drawing board for their 10 million dollar renovation project. The original design, first revealed in early 2012 (see our article here), caused some issues with locals, who took exception to, among other things, its height....

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A Screening of The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: A Film by Claudia Sisemore

A Screening of The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: A Film by Claudia Sisemore

It’s an institution that has been in the state for more than a half century, one that has attracted national and international acclaim, and one that elicits, from local cognoscenti, fierce loyalties. But chances are most Utahns don’t even know about it; or if they do, it’s more by word of mouth than by actual...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Star Coulbrooke

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Star Coulbrooke

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 Cache Valley-based...

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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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