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Diane Stewart and Donna Poulton sustain that Utah’s history is a rich palette by which to draw multiple artistic perspectives. By in large, Utah is excluded from the various hubs of Western art in the surrounding states of New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado. As such, Mountain West Fine Art attempts to include Utah within this conversation, and to confirm that commercial galleries are capable of facilitating an intellectual dialogue. MWFA is not concerned with promoting a particular agenda, but rather exposing the wonders of art to the largest possible audience.

Scotti Hill takes a look at the newest gallery in town in the April 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.

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  1. I am very pleased with the way in which Hill handled this exciting subject, which to a lesser journalist, may have been presented as more nebulous and clumsy, but Hill’s presentation of her ideas was not only meaningful but read in a manner that was grounded on the building and layering of meaning from the particular to the universal and this is excellent.
    Hill begins with the informative and very exciting, an explicative of the new art hub reality that is 2nd and 2nd, and gives details on this that only builds our enthusiasm for a desperately needed art hub in SLC.
    Hill proceeds to introduce both Stewart and Poulton, both individually, and, something most of us were not aware of, their longtime affinity together, based on their commonality of the love of a regional art they so enjoy, which is a logical affirmation of the gallery.
    Scotti mentions how Mark Hoeffling, a film set designer, was brought in for the development of the gallery itself, while the art gallery itself is something singular for the sate of Utah.
    It is a wonderful think, so goes the article, that we as an art community, thanks to the auspices of MWFA and the dedication and vision of Stewart and Poulton, are able, not only to sustain and thrive on own artistic excellence, but support the beauty and appreciation of arts of other regions. This is something entirely healthy and indicative of a fine art community, that is firmly established, as ours is becoming more and more so every day.
    Thank you Scotti Hill, for a fantastic article, and to MWFA, for all that you are doing for the integrity of the fine art community of Salt Lake City, UT

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