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.
Public Issues
The Future of the Arts in South Salt Lake City

The Future of the Arts in South Salt Lake City

Pioneer Craft House calls for an open meeting to discuss the future of the arts in South Salt Lake.

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CUAC North? A Response

CUAC North? A Response

by Geoff Wichert My first published writings on art were written in Southern California, and published by a magazine in Portland, Oregon. They were written in the LA area because that was where my stained glass studio was, and the city was then a hot place for glass art. My articles, about glass art in...

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Firms to Compete for Kimball Art Center Transformation Project

Firms to Compete for Kimball Art Center Transformation Project

The Kimball Art Center has announced that its Board of Directors and Building Committee will host a “Meet Your Designer Night” with the Top Five  architects (out of 18 invited firms) chosen to compete for the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project. At the historic Egyptian Theater the invited architects will make a short 10-minute presentation...

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Walberg Amendment Fails

While the debt ceiling debate dominated the political news, another piece of legislation, important to the arts community, came to a vote last week. The Walberg Amendment, which would have cut an additional $10.6 million from the NEA on top of the proposed $20 million cut in the Interior Appropriations Funding Bill to NEA and...

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Bad News for the Arts

The Utah Cultural Alliance reports that Kansas has become the first state without an arts agency. Governor Sam Brownback vetoed funding for the Kansas Arts Commission after the legislature voted to fund the commission over his objections. Read the article here. The UCA also reports that the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee voted to...

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Legislative Updates from the Utah Cultural Alliance

Legislative Updates from the Utah Cultural Alliance

First, on the local level (text courtesy of UCA member organization Utah Heritage Foundation): Preservation moratorium proposed Senate Bill 243, Historic Areas or Sites Amendment, was released with text on Monday, February 7, 2011.  In brief, the bill proposes a year-long moratorium on designations, expenditures, and development agreements that involve historic structures at the city...

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Poor Senator Stephenson

Poor Senator Stephenson

by Shawn Rossiter From his recent statements that degrees in the liberal arts are “degrees to nowhere” Utah State Senator Howard Stephenson (R, Draper) appears to be either: 1) disappointed in himself 2) a “liberal” 3) a seer Or possibly all three. Disappointed because his own bachelor’s degree in psychology has apparently gotten him nowhere;...

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Corroon vs Herbert

If you’ve been watching the debates in Utah’s gubernatorial election, you’ve probably noticed that discussing the arts is not a priority. Which is why we had Amanda Finlayson sit down with the two candidates to discuss their personal involvement in the arts and how they would support Utah’s cultural economy if elected governor. READ the...

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Gilgal Garden Turns Ten

Gilgal Garden Turns Ten

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of Gilgal Garden becoming a Salt Lake City public park. Of course the art that became a park is much older than that. Salt Lake’s answer to Simon Rodia’s Watt’s Tower or the Palais Ideal of Facteur Cheval, Gilgal was the creation of Thomas Child, a Mormon bishop and professional...

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Back to Work

Back to Work

The return to regular routines for children and adults alike this week marks an unofficial end to summer for most of Utah, including those of us at 15 Bytes. During most of the summer we have taken a break from our hectic routine, both on the blog and in the pages of 15 Bytes. But...

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Artists for Corroon

In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes Amanda Finlayson tells us about a group of artists and art lovers who are throwing their creative weight behind Peter Corroon’s Gubernatorial bid. READ THE ARTICLE HERE. COMMENT BELOW

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Update on SL County

The Salt Lake County Council approved its 2010 Art Acquisition Budget at $10,000.00. The Salt Lake County Art Committee thanks all those who contacted their representatives.

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