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“Utah 2013: Mixed Media & Works on Paper” at Rio Gallery – 8 Oct 2013

Utah Arts & Museums will host its annual statewide exhibition “Utah 2013: Mixed Media & Works on Paper” at the Rio Gallery (Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City) October 18 – November 22, 2013 with a public reception on Friday, October 18 from 6-9 p.m.

“This year, Utah Arts & Museums received more than 400 works from 210 artists,” noted Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Of those, our two guest jurors chose 84 pieces by 57 artists. We’re always impressed by the quality and diversity of the submissions, and we’d like to thank all the artists who submitted their work.”

This year’s jurors were Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Simon Zalkind, an independent curator based in Denver, Colorado. The jurors chose six artists to receive cash awards along with two honorable mentions. The winners will be announced at the reception on October 18. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and exhibition catalogs are available at no charge.

“Artists who live and work in Utah accept their relative isolation from the major urban centers where the contemporary art world buzzes and thrives. This can be, as the works in this exhibition demonstrate, a good thing,” said Zalkind. “The artists whose work I had the pleasure to encounter don’t appear to acknowledge any urgency to conform to a particular market’s expectations, but rather have evolved within themselves, incorporating the assumptions of international modernism but also developing wonderfully original and eccentric voices.”

Becker added, “It is true that some artwork in this exhibition, as in the broader world today, is focused on aesthetic pleasure and poetic experience, while other works are motivated by revealing social and political realities that might otherwise remain mute — and it is this hybrid understanding of art in its complexity that guided our selection as jurors.”

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

swa-imageMixed Media & Works on Paper ’16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWA CoverCraft, Photography & Video/Digital Works ’15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWA 2014Painting & Sculpture ’14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

am_ops_comp_statewide_catlog_13Mixed Media & Works on Paper ’13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Statewide Annual Visual Arts Competition Call for Entries – 3 Sept 2013

Artworks in Mixed Media & Works on Paper Are Eligible

Utah Arts & Museums announces the call for submissions to the “Utah 2013: Mixed Media & Works on Paper” competition and exhibition. Submissions for this annual statewide competition will be received at the Rio Gallery at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Digital submissions are available for artists who live a great distance from the gallery or who are submitting large works that are difficult to transport.

“The Statewide Annual theme rotates each year between mixed media and works on paper; craft and photography; and painting and sculpture,” noted Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “It’s a terrific opportunity for artists to gain exposure for their work.”

All artists age 18 and older working in mixed media and works on paper are encouraged to apply. “Mixed media” works consist of any two- or three-dimensional work where two or more media are used. “Works on paper” refers to printmaking, drawing, and pastel on paper. Please note that traditional photography on paper should be submitted to the “Craft & Photography” competition, and paintings on paper should be submitted to the “Painting & Sculpture” competition.

The artwork will be juried by two esteemed arts professionals: Lisa Tamiris Becker of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Simon Zalkind of Denver, Colorado. Those juried into the exhibition will have their work on display at the Rio Gallery from October 18 – November 22, 2013. The jurors will award six artists who show excellence in their media with $500. All inquiries concerning the competition and exhibition should be made to Visual Arts Manager Laura Durham, 801.245.7270 or ldurham@utah.gov. Artists must register online to participate in the exhibition. The registration form, full bios of the jurors, and other information can be found at www.statewideannual.org.