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America in the 30s: Prints from the Federal Art Project

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“All Created Equal” by Marjorie Eakin, lithograph, ca. 1935

The prints selected for this exhibit are by artists associated with the California division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA was created in 1935 to provide employment, encouragement, and, in part, support for American artists during the Great Depression. A major success of the program was in bringing the language of arts to remote areas of the United States. The project is also credited with initiating graphic arts workshops and commissions for printmakers throughout the nation and sponsoring the production of some 95,000 prints. This printmaking initiative made it possible for artists to produce high-quality multiple versions of their originals. Much of the work produced was democratic in nature and in theme, consistent with the Federal Art Project goals. This exhibition of prints by California artists includes strong images that help the contemporary viewer understand day-to-day life during the Great Depression in the western United States. Among the pieces are examples of both lithography and wood engraving techniques.

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Out of Print

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“Stand of Trees” by Connie Borup

“Out of Print” represents 25 of Utah’s finest professional artists using the medium of printmaking to create lithographic, intaglio, and relief prints. Printmaking is a fine art using varied techniques and materials to produce multiple “original” works of art. Each piece is considered an original, since it is not a reproduction of another work of art, and is technically known as an impression. Works printed from a single plate create an edition; most are signed and numbered to form a limited edition.

The exhibit artists represent a breadth of schools, ranging from the super-realism of Edie Roberson to the Mormon Art and Belief movement of Doug Himes. Lee Deffenbach and Tony Smith studied at the Arts Students League in New York City, and Deffenbach studied in Florence on a Fulbright scholarship. Wulf Eric Barsch received the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome in 1975. The work of Paul H. Davis has been featured at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Amerika Haus in Hamburg, Germany. Portrayed in a Life magazine article as a prominent American artist, Doug Snow’s work hangs in collections throughout the United States, including those of the Museums of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco.

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Arts Day on the Hill

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The Utah Arts Council Board of Directors, the Utah Cultural Alliance, and Friends of Art Works for Kids! present the third annual Arts Day on the Hill in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your legislators and let them know why the arts matter to you.

We encourage you to reach out to your legislators now and introduce yourself before the session begins. Let them know you’ll be coming to the Capitol on February 4th and you hope to meet with them. Click here to find your legislator.

Please sign up for the event here, or you can RSVP by contacting Leah Piccolo at (801) 236-7555 or lpiccolo@utah.gov.

Helpful Resources

Why Are the Arts Important?

Here’s a video from Arts Day 2014…

 

Arts & Museums Things to Do

Events

Mondays in the Park

The Mondays in the Park concert series, produced in partnership with Excellence in the Community, is a free concert held on Monday evenings in July and August at 7 p.m. at the Chase Home Museum in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park.

Museum Day Live!

We encourage everyone to visit a museum on September 28, 2013. Participating museums and cultural institutions offer free admission to patrons presenting a Museum Day Live Ticket obtained from the Smithsonian Magazine website. Many free museums also participate.

Arts Day on the Hill

Join Art Works for Kids! and the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors for Arts Day on the Hill, where patrons of the arts meet and talk with their state senators and representatives in the Capitol Rotunda. Be among the arts-interested individuals and organizations that will gather to celebrate the arts and meet with their state representatives. 

Museums Advocacy Day at the Legislature

Join the Utah Museums Association and Office of Museum Services Board for Museums Advocacy Day at the Legislature. It is an excellent day for participating museums to present displays that reflect the number and diversity of museums in Utah and have the opportunity to connect with their elected officials.

Mountain West Arts Conference

The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts.

Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

The Governor’s Awards were created in 1980 to honor individuals and organizations who encourage and support arts and culture in Utah. In a time when innovative artistic and cultural projects are continually emerging throughout the state, we look forward to honoring Utah’s artistic visionaries and supporters each year.

Galleries

We maintain and operate three exhibition spaces:

Alice Gallery
Glendinning Home, 617 East South Temple, Salt Lake City map
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; Closed Saturday – Sunday

Rio Gallery
Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street (455 West), Salt Lake City map
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; Closed Saturday – Sunday

Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts
600 East 1100 South, Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park map
Hours vary depending on time of year. Click link above for information.

Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions are curated and as a collaborative partnership with local artists, arts organizations, and institutions. Utah museums, colleges, university and community galleries, arts and cultural centers, libraries and schools all register for the exhibitions annually. By traveling these exhibits around the State and the use of the accompanying educational materials, the exhibits provide public access to quality visual art, nurture understanding of diverse art forms and cultures, promote creativity and encourage cultural activities in local communities.

Art Collections

We maintain several collections for the people of Utah. To see all of the collections, please visit our Digital Collections database:

NowPlayingUtah.com

am_icon_npu_button_75pxThere is so much happening in Utah. Theatre, dance, music, visual arts, museums, sports and more! Utah is a busy place. NowPlayingUtah.com is the comprehensive one-stop source throughout the state of Utah.  NowPlayingUtah.com is here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Unclaimed Art

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums stores two art collections: one is made up of artwork that we’ve purchased or that has been gifted to us. The other is made up of artwork we’ve traveled or displayed over the years.

Some of these pieces we’ve had for one year, some for ten. Even after numerous attempts to track down the artists, they have yet to be picked up by their owner. Some of the pieces have lost their labels. Regardless, we don’t know to whom they belong.

Picasa IconPlease visit our Picasa album to view artwork in this Collection

 

If any of artwork belongs to you or someone you know, contact Laura Durham via email or at 801.533.3582 so it can be returned to it’s rightful owner!

We’ll add to this album regularly, so please check back often!

Museums Advocacy Day

The Utah Museums Association and the Office of Museum Services Board of Directors held Museums Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your state representatives. You do not need to have any special training or prior experience to participate. Utah Arts & Museums grant recipients may use this activity in lieu of the required legislative thank-you letter.

Thirty-five museums participated in 2013. Here’s what some of them had to say…

Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

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Leadership in the Arts Awardee Delora Bertelsen accepts her award from Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert in 2010.

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts were established in 1980 to recognize individuals and organizations that make outstanding contributions to the cultural life of Utah.

In 2007, the awards adapted to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the arts. Today, the Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recognize those qualities that advance the arts for the people and communities in our state and are Utah’s highest honor in the arts.

We are happy to announce the 2014 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recipients. Please join us in honoring these great Utah leaders.

Click to download a Table Sponsorship Form.

We gratefully acknowledge our 2014 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards Table Sponsors:

Arts Benefactor

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Arts Patron

Hale Centre Theatre  -  Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Salt Lake Acting Company  -  Spy Hop Productions

Utah Chamber Artists  -  Utah Shakespeare Festival

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Utah Valley University School of the Arts

WSU Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities

Arts Supporter

Salt Lake Community College School of Arts, Communication & Media

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre  -  Zions Bank

Past Award Recipients

Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

2013 Gunnison City, Mayor Lori Nay
Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Kim Schaefer
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Patricia A. Richards
Volunteer Leadership in the Arts Award
Wally Bloss
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2012 City of Ogden,
Mayor Mike Caldwell 

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Chris Roberts
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Artspace
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Teri Orr
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2011 City of Kanab,
Mayor Nina Laycook 

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
K. Newell Dayley
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
A. Scott Anderson
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2010 Sandy City,
Mayor Tom Dolan

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Rachel Wheeler
Education Leadership in the Arts Award
India Cultural
Center of Utah

Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Delora Bertelsen
Individual Leadership in the Arts Award
2009 Layton City,
Mayor Steve Curtis

Community Leadership in the Arts Award
Alice Perreault, Kindred Spirits 
Support of Children Through the Arts Award
Neighborworks Salt Lake, Maria Garciaz
Organization Leadership in the Arts Award
Anne Cullimore Decker
Individual Merit Leadership in the Arts Award 
2008 Gail Bunker
Community Leadership Award
Ferron Holt
Arts Education Leadership Award
Representative Greg Hughes
Legislative Leadership Award
Ruth Draper
Lifetime Leadership Award
2007 Representative Sheryl Allen
Public Leadership in the Arts Award
Beverley Taylor Sorenson
Support of Children Through Arts Education Award
Mayor Dave Sakrison
Local Elected Official Award
Kaziah Hancock
Humanitarian Award for Compassion Through the Arts

Governor’s Awards in the Arts recipients, 1980 to 2003

Events

Mountain West Arts Conference

am_logo_mwac_150px2Mark your calendars for the next MWAC, May 1, 2014. The Mountain West Arts Conference is designed to help individuals and organizations in the arts community access essential resources and create community connections throughout Utah and the Mountain West. It is also part of a long-term effort to sustain the creative industry by providing opportunities, education, tools, information and resources that serve all contributors to the arts. Click HERE to register.

Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

Governor's AwardsThe Governor’s Awards were created in 1980 to honor individuals and organizations who encourage and support arts and culture in Utah. In a time when innovative artistic and cultural projects are continually emerging throughout the state, we look forward to honoring Utah’s artistic visionaries and supporters each year. The 2014 recipients will be announced soon.

Mondays in the Park

Monday's in the ParkThe Mondays in the Park concert series, produced in partnership with Excellence in the Community, is a free concert held on Monday evenings in July and August at 7 p.m. at the Chase Home Museum in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park.

Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian magazine museum day live logoThanks to everyone who visited museums across Utah on September 28, 2013! Participating museums and cultural institutions offered free admission to patrons presenting a Museum Day Live Ticket obtained from the Smithsonian Magazine website.

  • Museums register with Smithsonian Magazine here.
  • Patrons find participating museums and print Museum Day Live tickets here.

Arts Day on the Hill

Arts Yes LogoJoin Utah Arts Council Board of Directors, Utah Cultural Alliance, and Friends of Art Works for Kids! for the fourth annual Arts Day on the Hill on February 17, 2015. Patrons of the arts will meet and talk with their state senators and representatives in the Capitol Rotunda. Be among the arts-interested individuals and organizations that will gather to celebrate the arts and meet with their state representatives. Utah Arts & Museums grant recipients may use this activity in lieu of the required legislative thank-you letter. Contact Leah Piccolo for more information.

Museums Advocacy Day

Utah Museums Association LogoJoin the Utah Museums Association and Office of Museum Services Board at Museums Advocacy Day at the Legislature on March 3, 2015. It is an excellent day for participating museums to present displays that reflect the number and diversity of museums in Utah and have the opportunity to connect with their elected officials. Learn more and register on the UMA web site.

Change Leader Random Acts of Art

Random Acts of Art - SLC Art HubChange Leader Random Acts of Art bring creative solutions to social and community needs. Each project is spearheaded by a member of a statewide network of artists and arts administrators known as Change Leaders.  There are over 140 Change Leaders in 50 cities and 19 counties across Utah that have been through intensive leadership training and continue to meet, collaborate, and build their communities.

Galleries

We maintain and operate three exhibition spaces. Please visit our Galleries to find out what is showing.

Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions are curated and as a collaborative partnership with local artists, arts organizations, and institutions. Utah museums, colleges, university and community galleries, arts and cultural centers, libraries and schools all register for the exhibitions annually. By traveling these exhibits around the State and the use of the accompanying educational materials, the exhibits provide public access to quality visual art, nurture understanding of diverse art forms and cultures, promote creativity and encourage cultural activities in local communities.

Registration & General Information

Registration is closed for the 2013-2014 season. Registration normally takes place in May of each year, and shows are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibitions

If you would like to see where these exhibits will be traveling, simply click on the exhibit title below for a schedule. Our exhibits are available to schools, colleges, museums, libraries and cultural centers in Utah. Select the exhibition below for more information. 

Returning Exhibitions

New for 2014-15

TEP in the News!

Read how the State Fair Exhibition has made an impact on the students at Hobble Creek Elementary…CLICK HERE.

Exhibits are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that the exhibit(s) you select may or may not be the exhibit(s) awarded to your institution. We look forward to receiving your registration and working with you to maintain a visual arts presence in Utah schools and libraries in the years to come.

If you would like to participate in TEP and are a part of a school, library or other potential TEP sponsoring institution, please read our requirements:

This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C., and by programming funds from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Did You Host an Exhibition?

If you hosted an exhibition during the 2012-2013 TEP season, please take a few minutes to share your feedback by clicking here to take our survey.

Questions?

Fletcher Booth, TEP Coordinator - 801.824.9177
Felicia Baca, TEP Coordinator - 801.245.7272

Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts

Type in a key word to search our collections

 

am_location_chase_200pxThe Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts is the only museum in the country dedicated to displaying a state-owned collection of contemporary folk art. It features objects made by living Utah artists from the state’s American Indian, rural, occupational and ethnic communities offering a snapshot of Utah’s contemporary culture and heritage. The Chase Home, built more than 150 years ago in a traditional hall-and-parlor style from adobe bricks, is a fine example of 19th century folk art.

Museum Galleries

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Native American Gallery

The Native American Gallery contains objects made by members of Utah’s resident tribes, Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Shoshone and Ute, and by American Indians from out-of-state tribes who live in Utah. The gallery features beautiful beadwork, basketry, musical instruments, toys and rugs regularly made by Utah artists for use within their communities or for sale to collectors.

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Ethnic Folk Arts Gallery

Traditional art from a number of Utah’s national, ethnic and immigrant communities is featured in the Ethnic Folk Arts Gallery. Displays range from Japanese origami, Chinese paper cuts and Mexican paper flowers and piñatas to Polynesian quilts, Swedish weaving and a variety of objects made from clay and wood. Objects are typically crafted for use at community celebrations or to decorate the home, reinforcing ethnic heritage and identity.

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Rural Folk Arts Gallery

The Rural Folk Arts Gallery features traditional art that reflects the challenging nature of rural culture and its concern with being productive, recycling useful materials and efficiently using all available time and resources. Braided, loomed, hooked and crocheted rugs, whittling and woodcarving, furniture made from local willow or pine and carved or welded miniature wagons are on display. Typically used to furnish and decorate one’s home, they demonstrate the age-old need to produce objects of usefulness as well as beauty.

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Occupational Folk Arts Gallery

Stonecarving, hand-forged tools and horseshoes, saddles and cowboy gear made from braided rawhide and hitched horsehair are featured in the Occupational Folk Arts Gallery. Artists have learned these traditional skills from family members or co-workers and they produce objects that are functional, beautiful and very much like the work that has been produced by traditional craftsmen for centuries.

Folk Art Collection

View the Folk Art Collection.

Location & Hours

The Chase Home Museum is located in the middle of Liberty Park. To visit, enter the park from either 900 South or 1300 South at about 600 East and follow the signs to parking near the center of the park.

November 1 – March 31 hours:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed on Saturdays and Sundays

April 1 – October 31 hours:

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Group tours by appointment only. Please call 801.533.5760 to schedule a time.

Chase Home Museum Map

Questions?

Call 801.533.5760