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Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts

Current

an exhibition of Pacific Island art opens November 18, 2017 and runs through February 9, 2018. This exhibition features traditional art forms and creative expressions of Pacific Island cultures. 


The 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. The Museum offers 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.

To learn more about the Mondays in the Park summer concert series, click HERE.


Workshops & Temporary Exhibitions

A workshop space on the first floor features both folk arts and museum programming at the Chase Home. We offer classes, hands-on workshops, artist visits, and many more events. Follow our Facebook page for the latest announcements.

The workshop space also serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions of Utah folk and traditional arts or new work featuring emerging folk art genres or innovations of tradition. We accept proposals for 8-12 week exhibitions by Utah artists. See our Exhibition Guidelines to submit a proposal. Contact Museum Administrator Sabrina Sanders (sabrinasanders@utah.gov) to learn more.


View the State of Utah 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.

The ground level is ADA compliant offering two galleries, as well as a history timeline of the Chase Home. The house is a historic structure which does not allow for an elevator to the second story galleries. The second story is accessed via a set of stairs.

Winter Hours- 9/5/17 through 5/28/18:

Tuesday-Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday-Monday: Closed

Closed on holidays

Questions?

Call 801.245.7285

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Arts Ed & Learning

Arts education and learning are vital to the development of creative, well-rounded, independent thinkers. An ideal arts education curriculum for children and youth consists of the literary arts, dance, folk arts, theater, music, storytelling, media and visual arts in ongoing, sequential instruction from kindergarten through grade 12. Outside the classroom, arts learning takes place in after-school and community settings. Through arts education and learning, we aid in the nurturing of intelligent, capable, compassionate individuals who will be tomorrow’s artists, arts patrons, innovators, and creatives.


Opportunities

Utah State Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition 
This project is sponsored by Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and the Utah State Senate in an effort to challenge Utah students in grades 9-12 to view the world artistically and express their creativity. In addition, the Utah Senate will reward outstanding students with scholarships to support their college and career goals. The competition is being administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Visit our Submittable page to submit your entry. Please read the 2017-18 Guidelines before submitting.


Opportunity for K-12 Educators

Teacher Initiated Project Guidelines, in which an artist works one-on-one with a teacher to instruct the teacher in a specific art form. The emphasis is on the teacher’s growth in knowledge and skills in an art form of his/her choice. This experience does not require the teacher to apply this in the classroom; it supports personal growth in the arts. Access online TIP application.

 

Grants
The Arts Learning Grant is offered to schools, school districts, non-profit organizations, social service agencies, community centers, and local arts agencies in the area of arts education. To download guidelines and online application instructions, please click on the name of each grant.

  • Arts Learning GrantFunding for interactive and comprehensive arts education-based projects where a qualified teaching artist(s) works with a specific community population, organization, or school.
  • Utah PTA Arts Education Grants, for first-time applicants. UA&M will work with the Utah PTA to award grants up to $500 for art programs in Utah schools sponsored by individual PTA units. These funds will match those the local PTA provides for enhancing art programs for students.

 

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program LogoThe Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Art Works for Kids!, the Utah State Office of Education, and the Utah Parent Teacher Association, the Utah Arts Education Partnership (UAEP) is an operating alliance for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP). This continuing  initiative, funded by the Utah Legislature, integrates quality arts education into the curriculum of Utah elementary schoolchildren by: funding the salaries of arts specialists to work side-by-side with classroom teachers and district arts coordinators to provide curriculum support and administrative coordination; promoting partnerships with universities to offer pre-service and professional development training; and providing one-time money to purchase equipment and art materials. The BTSALP is administered through the Utah State Office of Education.

Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud LogoThe National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums to support Poetry Out Loud, and encourages Utah’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. State arts agencies receiving arts education funding from NEA are required to participate.

Professional Development Workshops for Educators
Visit the Arts Education Program’s Eventbrite page to register for upcoming professional development workshops for K-12 teachers.


Resources

Arts education offers many connections to resources for professional development offered through universities, school districts, arts companies and organizations of arts professionals. We also highlight links to toolkits, lesson plans, curriculum development and funding to help you strengthen your school arts programs.

To find professional development opportunities happening across the state for educators, access the Arts Education Program’s statewide professional development calendar and the Art Works for Kids statewide professional development workshops calendar.

Click HERE to access “Arts Education for America’s Students: A Shared Endeavor,” a joint statement that asserts the importance of high-quality arts education. The statement urges public policy leaders to provide a systemic and rigorous arts education for all students by leveraging the expertise and experience of multiple partners, including certified arts educators, certified non-arts educators and community arts providers.

Teaching Artist Profiles

The artists on the Teaching Artist Roster represent creative writing,  dance, folk, ethnic and traditional arts,  media arts, music, theatre, storytelling, and visual arts. All artists on this roster have been officially approved by peer panels for artistic and educational excellence, and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. Visit the teaching artist page to learn more about how to apply.

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Technical Assistance Outreach

Our staff is happy to provide technical assistance to schools and organizations interested in applying for grant funding, developing arts education plans for their sites, identifying potential artists, locating resources, and obtaining guidance on how to inform stakeholders about the importance of arts education. Please call 801.236.7557 to schedule an appointment.

Traveling Exhibitions Program

Traveling exhibitions are a collaborative partnership with Utah museums, colleges, university and community galleries, arts and cultural centers, libraries and schools. These exhibitions are taken on tour around the state with accompanying educational materials. The exhibitions provide public access to quality visual arts, nurture understanding of diverse art forms and cultures, and promote creativity and encourage cultural activities in local communities. Exhibitions are available to schools, colleges, museums, libraries, and community and cultural centers in Utah.

Download an information sheet on the Arts Education program.

Alice Gallery

The Alice Gallery is located at the historic Glendinning Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah, which also houses the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, a legislator who supported the arts and founded the Utah Arts Council in 1899.

The gallery hosts exhibitions by Utah artists and works from the State Fine Art Collection. The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition making as well as engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art making and dialogue.

Past ExhibitionsUpcoming Exhibitions

Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday
617 East South Temple SLC, UT 84102
Free and open to the public

The Alice Gallery will be closed November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
We will be open Friday, November 24th


Artist/Dad

November 17, 2017 – January 12, 2018
Artist Reception during Gallery Stroll: December 1, 2017 | 6 – 9 pm 

Ten artists were asked a simple question: how has being a father affected your art? The artists, who represent a variety of mediums and life stages, each approached the simple question in a different way in the exhibition Artist/Dad.

Artist Daniel Barney, a father of three, reflected on the intense concern he felt for the safety of his newborn daughter while she slept in a crib next to his bed twenty-three years ago. Barney says that, “Fatherhood is a complex concept that does not directly correlate with painting, but these works are artistic impulses of that moment,”

Fatherhood taught Spencer Budd that he is by no means perfect and failure is a part of the learning process. He draws from what he has learned as he creates his work. “The possibility of failure is always present, but it is often my failings that result in a work that is fresh, spontaneous, and interesting.”

Both Namon Bills and Tyler Swain collaborated with their young children on each work. Bills, who allowed his 3-year old to paint on some of his existing work before finishing it himself, said, “Being a father brings its share of interruptions to current plans and trajectories. While these changes are difficult for a planner such as myself to swallow, they also lead to unexpected adventures, new opportunities, and greater outcomes than I would have experienced on my own.”

Swain’s approach was to let his son start and finish each work. “I wanted to not only express the idea of how being a father has influenced my artistic pursuits, but to actually allow my son to share in the creative process with me, resulting in a collaborative piece. I let him draw whatever he wanted to on each panel, name the piece, and tell me what was going on in his narrative.”

Justin Wheatley’s interpretation of the question came down to the influence making and consuming art has on his family. “My children are the driving force behind my work. As I thought about this show, I realized that, though I feel some burden to produce work in order to provide, I feel more need to make art in order to share the joy and struggle that comes along with it.”

Other artists participating in Artist/Dad: Fidalis Beuhler, Jeffrey Hale, Jorge Rojas, Colby Sanford, Steven Stradley, Duston Todd, and Clinton Whiting.


 

Questions?

Contact the Gallery Manager
Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272

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Original Writing Competition

Since 1958, the Utah Original Writing Competition has awarded Utah writers for works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of forms. The competition’s mission is to aid Utah writers on their path to publication and broader recognition. Submissions must be original works and, with some exceptions, cannot be published or accepted for publication at the time of entry. Manuscripts are reviewed in a blind process by judges selected from outside of Utah. There is no entry fee, and it is open to all Utah residents age 18 and over.

Click HERE to see photos from the 2017 Utah Original Writing Competition awards event, held at Finch Lane Gallery on November 4.

2017 Utah Original Writing Competition Winners

Category A: Novel, judged by Matthew Batt

First Place: Forever Desolation, by Tim Glenn (Green River)
Second Place: The Evidence of Damage, by Shauna Brock (Salt Lake City)
Honorable Mention: Bluebird, by Michael Scott Smith (Salt Lake City)

Category B: Creative Nonfiction Book, judged by Rebecca Rule

First Place: Not in My House, by Susanna Nielsen Barlow (Bluffdale)
Second Place: The Architecture of a Mother, by Rebecca Brenner (Park City)
Honorable Mention: Girl on a Pony, by Christine Fraizer (Millcreek)

Category C: Book-length Collection of Stories, judged by Becky Bradway

First Place: Coyote Sky, by Joni Hemond (Salt Lake City)
Second Place: Silver Wings, by Kevin Holdsworth (Parowan)
Honorable Mention: Different Ways Home, and Other Stories, by Gene Gerstner (Springdale)

Category D: Young Adult Book, judged by Elizabeth Briggs

First Place: By the Blood of the Witches, by Alison Woods (Springville)
Second Place: Worth It, by Stephanie Moore (Farmington)
Honorable Mention: The Logic of Love, Cynicism, and Related Theories, by Patrice Carey (Provo)

Category E: Poetry, judged by Cole Swensen

First Place: “A Smell Sleepless,” by Elisabeth Loveland (Provo)
Second Place: “The Skull on the Table,” by Claire Akebrand (Provo)
Honorable Mention: “Filling Cracks & Walking on Water,” by Maurine Haltiner (Salt Lake City)

Category F: Short Story, judged by Craig Holden

First Place: “The Birth Canal,” by Larkin Weyand (Pleasant Grove)
Second Place: “Samantha’s Memory,” by Aaron Allen (Orem)
Honorable Mention: “In Denver,” by Ranjan Adiga (Salt Lake City)

Category G: Creative Nonfiction Essay, judged by Michael Martone

First Place: “On Blushing,” by Elizabeth Tidwell (Pleasant Grove)
Second Place: “Marquinn Intake Form,” by Andrew Romriell (Logan)
Honorable Mention: “Systole, Diastole,” by Darlene Young (South Jordan)
Honorable Mention: “Thought Runs on the Fugitive Concept ‘Thing-Theory,’” by Eugene Washington (Logan)

Click HERE to see a list of the 2017 judges and their bios.

Here are the 2017 guidelines if you’d like to review them.

Click HERE to see lists of past winners from 2000 to the present.

Questions?

Contact Alyssa Hickman Grove at agrove@utah.gov or 801.236.7548.

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Statewide Annual Competition

The Statewide Annual theme rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper; Craft, Photography, Video & Digital works; and Painting & Sculpture. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition. A $1,000 best in show award is given to one artist, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions.

STATEWIDE ANNUAL 2017

PAINTING • SCULPTURE • INSTALLATION

November 17, 2017 – January 12, 2018 at the Rio Gallery
300 S Rio Grande Street SLC, UT 84101

Please join us for the opening reception of Utah ’17. This year we received a record number of entries, totaling over 500 works of art. 69 artists were selected by Juors Zhi Lin and Jan Schall.

 

Artists include:

Trent Alvey
Paige Anderson
Paul Anderson
Emily Dyer Barker
Gary Barton
John Bell
Erin Berrett
Lacee Black
Marcee Blackerby
Colby Brewer
Linnie Brown
Erik Brunvand
Jon Burton
Virginia Catherall
Cody Chamberlain
Brian Christensen
Aerin Collett
Mark Crenshaw
Paul Crow
Al Denyer
Courtney Derrick
Madison Donnelly
Downy Doxey-Marshall
Jonathan Frioux
Megan Gibbons
Jethro Gillespie
Ellie Goldrup
Joshua Graham
Gary Hall
Bailey Hatcher
Jim Jacobs
Lexi Johnson
Brian Jorgensen
Rebecca Klundt
Lenka Konopasek
Mariko Kowalski
Susan Krueger-Barber
Jason Lanegan
Skylar Liu Chang
Katherine Mahoney
Susan Makov
Colleen Marshall
Jim Martinez
Jazmine Martinez
Ryan Moffett
Grant Nielson
Joseph Ostraff
Sarah Peterson
Jody Plant
Rebecca Pletsch
Susie Polychronis
Nick Rees
Adam Rees
Laura Romero
Wren Ross
Sally Rydalch
Colby Sanford
Kelly Seim
John Sproul
Heather Stamenov
Cindy Stapleton
B. Rex Stewart
Claire Taylor
Jenna von Benedikt
Jared Walker
Yufen Wei
Justin Wheatley
Wendy Wischer
Stephen Wolochowicz

 

 

Statewide Annual 2017 Jurors:

Jan Schall is the Sanders Sosland Curator, Modern Art, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. She holds a doctorate in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2000, Schall organized the National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Projects exhibition, Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, and produced both its accompanying catalogue and award-winning website. She curated World War I and the Rise of Modernism; Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids (accompanying catalogue); Magnificent Gifts for the 75th; Kiki Smith: Constellation; Bonjour Picasso!; Inventing the Shuttlecocks; Bowery Nation: Brad Kahlhamer; zach houston: poemstore; the seven-part Re: Installation series; and nine prints and drawings exhibitions. Schall co-curated Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative and co-authored its accompanying catalogue (with Robert Storr). Schall oversaw the renovation and reinstallation of the museum’s Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and developed and implemented both the program and installation of the modern and contemporary collection in the expanded museum. She was a contributing author to (Im)Permanence: Cultures in/out of Time (Carnegie Mellon University), The Sublimated City (University of Missouri), Zhi Lin: Crossing History/Crossing Cultures (Frye Art Museum), Roxy Paine: Ferment and A Labyrinth for the Park (both Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) and other publications. Formerly a professor of art history at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Schall’s research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Zhi Lin is an artist who has shown his work in many museums in the United States, United Kingdom, and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Frye Art Museum, the University College London Art Museum, the Cambridge University, and the Contemporary Arts Institute in London among many others. Lin’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University College London Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China in Beijing. Currently, his work is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Seattle. Lin has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international recognitions including the Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University, Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Painting, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, and the NEA/Midwest Regional Artist’s Project Grant. His works were reviewed and published by many national and international publications, among them the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Art in America, American Arts Quarterly, Artweek, American Artist Magazine, and Art Review. Zhi Lin is currently a Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Washington in the School of Art + Art History + Design and Affiliated Faculty at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington since 2001.


Past Exhibition Catalogs

Painting, Sculpture, and Installation ’17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SWA 2014Painting & Sculpture ’14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 Statewide Annual Competition CatalogCraft, Photography & Video/Digital Works ’12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Statewide Annual CatalogPainting & Sculpture ’11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Statewide Annual CatalogMixed Media & Works on Paper ’10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca at fbaca@utah.gov or 801.245.7272

Professional Development

The grants managers from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Utah Humanities Are headed back on the road to offer a few more workshops in four different counties. The workshops are free, but the registration is limited, and the workshop may fill up. Please register early, and if for some reason your plans change, please let us know so that someone else can come in your place.

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Provo City Library
Friday, October 27 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Provo Registration

Uintah County
Uintah County Libary
Friday, December 1 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vernal Registration

Weber/Davis County
United Way of Northern Utah
Thursday, January 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ogden Registration

Sanpete County
Snow College
Thursday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ephraim Registration


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Workshops and seminars are developed to address the varied needs of Utah’s artists, writers, museums and professional organizations.

 

 


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.


Change Leader Program

am_resources_prof_dev_clinstituteThe Change Leader Program is a professional development course and an active network of course graduates.  The program has four main components: the Change Leader Institute, Certification Projects, Conferences, and Leadership Circles/Special Initiatives.  Participants attend a three-day Change Leader Institute that lays the basics for assessing needs and opportunities in their environments, teaches the communication skills to shape and obtain commitment, and outlines the facilitation skills that transition groups and implement change.  Following the Institute, Change Leaders practice these skills by completing a certification project.  These certified Change Leaders form a statewide network of cultural and community leaders that share a common language, mentor each other, and convene through leadership circles and conferences.


Certifications

Museum Certification

The 2008 State Legislature enacted a bill that requires the Utah Arts & Museums to establish a program creating a Certified Utah Museum designation.  Museums must be certified to be eligible for grants.  For those museums that register with the Commerce Department for soliciting funds, the Certified Utah Museum designation reduces the annual registration fee from $100 to $65.

Performance Goals

The museum performance goals program encourages museums to become more professional through a self-study that covers eight vital museum programs: purpose and stucture, staff, finance, facilities, collections and conservation, exhibitions, education and public relations.

We provide funding to artists, nonprofit organizations, museums and schools through grants and competitions.