DesignArts Utah ’18, an annual exhibition of Utah design, will open at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City on September 10 and run through October 21. In conjunction with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Rio Gallery will be open to the public for a reception on September 21 from 6-9 p.m.
The juror for DesignArts Utah ’18 is Christine Gaspar, executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). The New York-based nonprofit’s mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.
Gaspar awarded the $3,000 juror’s award winner in the professional category to Ben Evjen for his “Allay Series.” The two $500 student juror’s awards were awarded to Camrie Dance for her graphic design re-work for “Tatler Magazine” and “Hype Machine,” and McCall Keller for his graphic design re-brand for “Koda Farms.”
The Design Arts Program of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums sponsors DesignArts Utah annually with exhibitions featuring designs, prototypes, and produced samples by designers in Utah’s various design fields. Further information, is available online at visualarts.utah.gov. If you have questions about the DesignArts Utah program or the exhibition please contact Jim Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org and 801-245-7271. The Rio Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and is located at 300 S. Rio Grande in Salt Lake City.
The Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art making and dialogue. For more information on exhibition and other program opportunities visit visualarts.utah.gov.