Though he lived to be eighty, Phillip Henry Barkdull’s artistic career is known by a short three-year spurt of artistic output cut short by tragedy. Barkdull came to his style late, and years as a teacher meant he didn’t have much time to devote to his own work, […]
Certain trade-offs seem unavoidable. Taking time off from work yields more free time, but what good is time without money? A new car rarely needs to see a mechanic, but instead of repair bills there’s a monthly payment to the bank. The encounter with art is an intimate […]
You may not have noticed it but video art, something that has been slow to arrive to our inland sea, has been popping up all over Salt Lake recently. First there was the four-part video series at the Salt Lake Art Center’s Project Gallery. It began in October 2008 with […]
For serious art collectors, there will no doubt come a day when they want or need to have all or a part of their collections appraised. Perhaps they’re donating a piece to a museum and must have a report by a “qualified appraiser.” Or perhaps they wish to […]
When Brent Hulme opened the SLC Bicycle Companyin the old Stratford Hotel on “Second and Second,” he did some research on the building’s history. He was excited to find old photographs (thanks to the Historical Society) and framed them for the store’s walls. It wasn’t long before he took […]
One of the more accessible yet intimate places to encounter new and innovative art is the adamantly casual, dependably irregular gallery that winds among the workspaces and between the furniture at Saltgrass Printmakers. On Friday, May 8, with live music during the Sugarhouse Gallery Stroll, and again Saturday afternoon, […]
A profile of Congolese artist in exile Emmanuel Makonga.
If the promise of warm weather and a visit to Nathan Wotkyns’ Wide-Angle Art gallery isn’t enough to entice you to Utah’s Dixie, here’s one more reason. The St. George Art Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year on Easter weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 10 and […]
Those of you who read our January 2009 edition will recall our article on the late Tom Mulder and the exhibition at the Rio Gallery put on by his former studio mates at Captain Captain Studios. If you missed the show at the Rio, or simply want to […]
Nathan Wotkyns is gifted with a winning combination; he is an artist as well as an entrepreneur. The combination has resulted in a successful career as a photographer as well a wonderful addition to St. George’s gallery scene on the city’s historic Main Street. It all began with […]
In our March edition article on the State of the Community, the one piece of bright news in the local art world was the opening of the Meyer Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. You can read a recent interview with gallery director, Adam Hansen, at Gavin’s Underground.
Painters of Utah’s Canyons & Deserts, a collaboration of art historians Donna L. Poulton and Vern G. Swanson, is a wonderfully written and illustrated book about artists painting the southern Utah landscape. The book is a suitable companion to other publications about Utah art and artists, the previous […]