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April 2013
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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35x35 : Utah's Young Generation of Artists


Sometimes we forget that not all of our readers live in the Salt Lake Area. Or Utah for that matter. So, for those of you not able to make it to our 35 x 35 exhibit here's a slideshow of works from the exhibit, plus commentary from the interpretative labels by our team of writers: Ashlee Cook, Scotti Hill, Laura Hurtado, Hikmet Sidney Loe, and Geoff Wichert.

See what the state's young generation of artists is up to.

If you are in the Salt Lake area, be sure to stop in the show and see all the fine work in person. Pick a favorite and drop in your ballot for the People's Choice Award. Awards will be announced during the Gallery Stroll reception, Friday, April 19, at 8 pm.

On the Spot
Central's Doug Caputo

Doug Caputo


e I loved the Hotel Utah. My grandparents’ 50th anniversary was there. They’re immigrants from Italy and I was just a tiny little kid, but I remember it being so grand and majestic. As crazy as it may sound I love the Leonardo – the old Library. That’s one thing I miss while living in Southern Utah – we have a couple of nice Pioneer buildings, but I love the old industrial or turn-of the century stuff.


eWindows. We literally live up in the mountains right on the edge of Dixie National Forest. KUER actually is coming to my house next week because they want to find out about people who live on the fringes. The best view is to look out my front window where I can see over Pine Valley and look at beautiful green mountains. My girlfriend’s brothers are artists and so we have some photographs and paintings in the house. Also a good friend of mine is a Paiute and he’ll give me some stuff. I don’t know, it’s an ever changing thing depending on what kind of mood we’re in.

design element

design elementWhen I was little I used to visit my great-grandfather’s house near the Fairgrounds. He was an engineer and he worked on the railroad. He had a wood shop out in the back of his house and he would go out there and build wood screen doors from scratch. He had all these really cool hand tools. When I think about art I think about the craftsman side of it. And I think that’s why I love these really old buildings. I can’t think about art without thinking about running my fingers over it. It’s a tactile experience to me. Some of the things I marvel at most are the things we encounter every day. I really find design and craftsmanship appealing as far as the arts go.

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Caitlin BlueCaitlin Blue is a photographer with a passion for science. Her goal is to blur the line between art and science.

Jared ChristensenJared Christensen grew up in North Ogden, Utah and finally moved to Salt Lake at the age of 18 to go to school. He is currently at Westminster College pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography.

Ehren ClarkEhren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer.

Ashlee CookAshlee Cook received her BA from BYU and an MA in Art History from the U, with an emphasis in contemporary photography. She has over 7 years of experience working in various aspects of visual communication and the arts.

Shalee CooperShalee Cooper is a freelance photographer, curator and educator. She is the Gallery Director at Alpine Art in Salt Lake City.

Scotti HillScotti Hill is an art historian based in Salt Lake City Utah. She teaches art history courses at Westminster College, University of Utah and Utah Valley University. In addition to her work in higher education, Scotti has experience in and actively pursues curating and freelance writing.

Laura Allred HurtadoLaura Allred Hurtado is the Global Art Acquisitions Specialist for the LDS Church. She has worked at SFMOMA, BYUMOA and as the Acting Curator of Education at the Utah Museum for Contemporary Art. She received her master's degree in Art History from the University of Utah.

Hikmet Sidney Loe. Photo by Russell Costa.Hikmet Sidney Loe has taught art history at Westminster College since 2006, and has also taught at the University of Utah and Weber State University. Her extensive exploration of Spiral Jetty will published next year by the Utah State University Press in a book titled The Spiral Jetty and Rozel Point: Rotating Through Time and Place.

Sue MartinSue Martin holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life.

Ann PooreAnn Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. She is currently at work co-authoring a book on two Utah artists.

Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, was raised on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. He dropped out of a Masters program in Contemporary Literature to pursue a career as an artist. He founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.

Dale ThompsonDale Thompson has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Her writing career includes work for a local theatre, journalism in Park City, and freelance contributions for various nonprofit organizations. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at Westminster College, and working as an editorial intern at 15 Bytes.

Sarah ThompsonSarah Thompson is a retired physician and psychiatrist, as well as a writer and a fan of the arts. Her writing has been published in a variety of magazines and textbooks and she is currently working on a short story and a novel.

Will ThompsonWill Thompson is a local photographer who specializes in work that is textural, intimate, and speaks to the space in our subconscious that seeks peace and tranquility. His work ranges from portraiture to abstract fine art.

Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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