Design is the creative beginning of any human-initiated arrangement of materials. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. We strive to help the citizens of Utah see, experience, use and value the art of design that surrounds us.
Design Arts Utah sponsors and mounts an annual exhibition. This exhibition features work submitted by Utah designers that have been selected by a juror prominent in the design field. Each year’s exhibition displays designs, prototypes, and produced samples by some of the best in Utah’s various design fields.
Designers may submit produced work or conceptual, pre-production documentation. All Utah designers, including those in the fields of architecture (landscape or structural and community planning and design (urban and rural); as well as those in brand/packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theatre or film set, transportation, web design or other design fields are invited to participate. Past design exhibitions have featured the work of architects, landscape architects, industrial designers, furniture, fashion, commuter jets, automobiles, stage set design, mobility designs for physically challenged, books, graphic design, textiles, environmental, etc.
Design Arts Utah ’13
Utah Arts & Museums is honored to host the annual salute and celebration of the design arts in Utah by hosting Design Arts ’13, a juried exhibition highlighting the work of designers in any design field, currently living in Utah.
Design Arts Utah ’13 features some of the newest best work being produced by Utah designers in architecture, graphic design, and product design. The works are featured with development background materials as well as prototypes or actual objects.
Seven projects are featured from:
- Elpitha Tsoutsounakis – Graphic design
- Joshua Stippich - Industrial / product design
- Jörg Rügemer - Architecture
- Daniel Shirley & Aaron Puglisi - Industrial / product design
- David Wolske / Red Butte Press – Graphic design
- Sparano + Mooney Architecture - Architecture
- Robert L. Bliss - Industrial / product design
The juror, Monica Ponce de Leon, is presently the Dean and Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning of University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Ms. Ponce de Leon has served on the selection panel for the National Design Awards of the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and as a panelist for the US entry for the Venice Biennale.
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For more information, contact Jim Glenn via email or 801.245.7271.
View a gallery of past projects chosen for exhibition:
Juror: David Revere McFadden from the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, New York
8 Utah designers 11 designs were selected for exhibition from 28 Utah designer’s 55 submitted projects.
Juror: Stuart Karten, director of Stuart Karten Design, Los Angeles, California.
8 Utah designers were selected for exhibition of their 13 designs from the 31 designs submitted.
Juror: Budd Steinhilber, director of the of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum
15 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Steinhiber for exhibition from the 60 designs submitted by 22 designers
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Juror: Reed Kroloff, director of the of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum
9 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Kroloff for exhibition from the 42 designs submitted by 22 designers
Juror: Jennifer Morla, award winning designer and creative director of Design Within Reach
20 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Morla for exhibition from the 97 designs submitted by 37 designers
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Juror: Tucker Viemeister, VP Creative with Studio Red at Rockwell Group
15 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Szenasy for exhibition from the 47 submitted works
Juror: Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine based in New York City
15 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Szenasy for exhibition from the 60 designs submitted by 36 designers
Juror: Joseph Rosa, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
10 Utah designers were selected by Mr. Rosa for exhibition from the 42 designs submitted by 21 designers
Juror: Anne Van Ingen, director of architecture, planning and design program and capital projects for the New York State Council on the Arts in New York, New York
8 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Van Ingen for exhibition from the 27 submitted works
Juror: Buff Kavelman, director of the Smithsonian National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York
9 Utah designers were selected by Ms. Kavelman for exhibition from the 35 submitted works