Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

Recent Artist Grantees Exhibit at Rio Gallery


Homemaking by Lori Nelson

Each year Salt Lake City’s Rio Gallery showcases the visual artists awarded the Utah Arts Council’s Individual Artist Grant. This year’s exhibit will continue through April 19, 2002. The Rio Gallery is located in the south end of the Rio Grande Depot just south of the Gateway on 310 South Rio Grande Street (455 West) and is open Monday through Friday, 9-5. Each artist in this exhibit received a $1200 grant in 2001 to help fund supplies, travel, or workshops to further their artistic and professional career.

The artists who received grants this year are:
Visual:   Alex Bigney, James Charles, Dana Costello, Lenka Konopasek, Lori Nelson, Steve Stones
Craft: Sue Cotter, Kathleen Royster, Maryann Webster
Photography: Daniel Arsenault
Ethnic: Earl Denet

" Mutant Tide Pool IV" Maryann Webster

” Mutant Tide Pool IV” Maryann Webster

The Utah Artist Endowment awards approximately 20 Individual Artist Grants each year. Professional artists of all disciplines (visual, performing, media, literature, etc.) may apply for up to $1200 to aid in their creative and professional development.

Applicants are reviewed by discipline-specific peer panels, approved by a board committee, and ratified by the Utah Arts Council board of directors. Reviewers are recognized for expertise in their discipline as well as for their broad understanding of contemporary and ethnic art. Grants are based on artistic merit rather than need.

"Mullet Crunch Cereal" Steve Stones

“Mullet Crunch Cereal” Steve Stones

There are two deadlines per year for Artist Grant applications: the first weekday of June and the first weekday of October. For further information about these grants and how to apply, please visit: http://www.arts.utah.gov/ias/iasgrants.html


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