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What's New: For David Maestas 2017 is about mystery

What’s New: For David Maestas 2017 is about mystery

Born in Chama, New Mexico, David Maestas had an unhappy experience studying painting and drawing at the University of Utah where he felt criticized rather than encouraged, but went on to explore abstract art and develop his own style in that genre. He has done well over numerous years at the Park City Kimball Arts...

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What's New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

What’s New: For Jacqui Larsen, 2017 is about collections and poetry

Painter and mixed-media artist Jacqui Larsen has received two Utah Visual Arts Fellowships (1996 and 2006), and an artist’s residency fellowship from The Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota.  Recently, her work has appeared in a number of literary journals, as well as on the covers of three University of Tampa poetry collections by her husband, Lance...

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What's New: Giving up glass, says Willy Littig for 2017

What’s New: Giving up glass, says Willy Littig for 2017

In October, 2016, Willy Littig finished walking the Camino in Spain, with wife Pamela Grubaugh-Littig, and celebrated his birthday both there and again later in Salt Lake City with a bash for friends at Mestizo Gallery (to which this writer was not invited, ahem!). We heard it was swell. In 2014-15, the couple gave away...

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What's New: Cartoons and Computers for Denis Phillips in 2017

What’s New: Cartoons and Computers for Denis Phillips in 2017

Denis Phillips, co-owner of Salt Lake City’s Phillips Gallery and a prolific artist who paints most anything seen and unseen —  “I like the change,” he once said of his genre switches. “It keeps things from getting too routine… — drew us this cartoon in response to our query about what he might be up...

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What's New: the future is about the past for Susan Makov in 2017

What’s New: the future is about the past for Susan Makov in 2017

Known for her books and broadsides as owner of Green Cat Press, Susan Makov holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, New York; an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a diploma from Brighton University in the UK. She taught art at Weber State University from 1977-2015, and since then has...

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What's New: It's all about excursions for Cody Chamberlain in 2017

What’s New: It’s all about excursions for Cody Chamberlain in 2017

Cody Chamberlain says 2017 is starting out on a good note. His piece “Inside the Mesa,” is on exhibit in the Statewide Annual Competition at Rio Gallery through Jan. 13. The work was conceptualized during a three-day backpacking trip in Cedar Mesa, just south of The Bears Ears Buttes, Chamberlain says. “The organic media used were...

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What's New: More photography, less exotic collage for Bill Lee in 2017

What’s New: More photography, less exotic collage for Bill Lee in 2017

It was 40 years ago when Bill Lee started school in New York with a photo major. That’s something he still does, and plans to buy a new camera soon and spend more time with that, but also has been pursuing painting and mixed media work seriously since 1976. However, in 2016, he says his...

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What's New: Chauncey Secrist wants to weave it all together in 2017

What’s New: Chauncey Secrist wants to weave it all together in 2017

Chauncey Secrist, who is represented by Howa Gallery in Bountiful, tells us: “2017 promises to be an interesting and eventful year for me. I will continue to work on new collage and assemblage work, but also have plans to return to paint. There are a lot of ideas rolling around in my head for some...

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What's New: Jenna von Benedikt to seek out wild animals in 2017

What’s New: Jenna von Benedikt to seek out wild animals in 2017

Reared in a village north of London (she moved to Utah about 16 years ago), Santaquin artist Jenna von Benedikt is widely known for her graceful and grace-filled birds and more recently for her beasts. A BYU graduate with a Studio BFA and studies at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy,...

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What's New: Joe Ostraff plans on doing a lot of walking in 2017

What’s New: Joe Ostraff plans on doing a lot of walking in 2017

Twice a winner of the Utah Visual Arts Fellowship, Brigham Young University Professor Joseph Ostraff had an impressive 2016, with exhibits in Massachusetts and inclusion in the Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: Order and Chaos, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University at Richmond. And he tells us he has big plans in 2017 for a project called...

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What's New: Toni Youngblood's new plans for an old shed in 2017

What’s New: Toni Youngblood’s new plans for an old shed in 2017

To start out 2017 we checked in with some Utah artists to see what they are up to in the New Year. We’ll be running these short features throughout the month. Toni Youngblood is an avid recycler. She uses old tuna cans for paints and medium, a fondue pot and pancake griddle for her encaustic...

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Art Access announces new Executive Director Shandra Benito

Art Access announces new Executive Director Shandra Benito

“We are fortunate to have found the right leader at the right time,” says Art Access board chair Virginia Gowski about the hiring of their new Executive Director, Shandra Benito. “She passionately and genuinely believes in the mission of our organization and has a proven track record of working within various communities to provide programs...

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SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jan C. Minich

SUNDAY BLOG READ: Jan C. Minich

SUNDAY BLOG READ is your glimpse into the working minds and hearts of Utah’s literary writers. 15 Bytes regularly 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 we present Jan C. Minich, who divides his time between Wellington,...

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Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Anna Betbeze Selected for the $15,000 Doctorow Prize

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation have announced the winner of their 2017 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting:  New York-based artist Anna Betbeze. In addition to a $15,000 unrestricted cash award, UMOCA, the permanent steward for the Doctorow Prize, will host a solo exhibition of Betbeze’s...

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A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann's "The Edge and End of Water"

A Kind of Deep-Felt Sadness: Andy Hoffmann’s “The Edge and End of Water”

This chapbook documents a trip from Utah to Argentina in three brief chapters, each with a poem, an essay, a photograph, and epigraphs taken from the work of poet Pablo Neruda. The first section, “Punta Norte,” describes a wildlife preserve on the Península Valdés in Argentina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site established for...

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