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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.

Museum E3: Explore, Engage, Exchange Program

The Museum E3 program was designed to give museum staff and volunteers complimentary access to their local museums, to have the opportunity to learn and grow as fellow museum professionals in the field. Through the Museum E3 Program, current participating museum staff, volunteers, and docents may receive free, general admission to participating museums during their regular open hours.* This new program is geared towards fostering professional development in our state’s museum staff by having the opportunity to visit museums across the state at no cost.

Museums that apply will be placed on a list maintained by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and regularly updated and posted to our website. It is the responsibility of participating museums to maintain their contact information and to remove their museum from the list if they no longer wish to participate. The Museum E3 Program is free to join. 

To submit and application, please click the Museum E3 Program application link here.

*Reciprocal privileges may be restricted for special exhibitions or events. Please contact individually participating museums for more information. Museum staff must present badge, business card, or another valid form of identification to the front desk of participating museums. 

 

 

Poetry Central

Welcome to Poetry Central! Created by Lance Larsen, PhD, Utah Poet Laureate 2012-2017, Poetry Central is a clearinghouse of information for teachers, students, and anyone else interested in reading and writing poetry.

Reading Poetry

A great way to interact with poetry is by hearing poets read their own work. Visit our Bite-Size Poetry page to watch videos of notable Utah poets reading short poems. If you want to see a list of the videos in each YouTube playlist, click here: 2015 Bite-Size Poetry or here: 2009-2011 Bite-Size Poetry

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Here are great websites for reading both classic and contemporary poetry:

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Writing Poetry

We’ve gathered poetry prompts from many of the Bite-Size Poetry poets. Those noted with an asterisk (*) are exercises especially well-suited for K-12 classrooms.

*Shanan Ballam, “Mapping the Neighborhood”

Lisa Bickmore, “Invention and Discovery”

*Marilyn Bushman-Carlton, “Generating Poems from Epigraphs”

Rob Carney, “12 Tasks”

*Elaine Christensen, “A Suitcase Packed with Everyday Things”

*Chris Cokinos, “A Surrealist Game for Two”

Katharine Coles, “Centos, Pantoums, Erasure Poems”

Star Coulbrooke, “Writing Your Childhood”

*Brock Dethier, “A Thank-you Poem”

Craig Dworkin, “Found Poetry and Experimentation”

Siân Griffiths, “The Cinematic Eye: Writing Image-Driven Poems”

Ben Gunsberg, “Write a Rhapsody”

Jean Howard, “Writing Extreme Performance Poems”

*Kimberly Johnson, “Fifty Sentences”

Janine Joseph, “World into Word”

*Lance Larsen, “Pieces of Eight: Pocket Poetry Exercises”

Jason Olsen, “The Group Title Prompt”

Jacqueline Osherow, “Go to the Zoo”

Paisley Rekdal, “The Next Thing Always Belongs”

*Susan Roche, “Doo-Dads”

Natasha Sajé, “Poems Aware of History”

Susan Sample, “Best Words in the Best Order”

*Gail Schimmelpfennig, “Gifts to the Imagination”

Jon Sebba, “Twenty Little Poetry Projects”

Ned Snell, “Getting Started”

*Laura Stott, “The Train Station Poem”

Nancy Takacs, “Writing a Poem on a Road”

 

Visit the Poets & Writers page for some good poetry prompts online:

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Visit the Academy of American Poets page for information about various poetry forms:

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Dr. Larsen recommends these books with poetry exercises and prompts:

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The Utah State Poetry Society’s mission is “nurturing those with a desire to write poetry”:

 

Visual Art in Utah

The 1899 “Art Bill”, created by the Utah legislature, was the first state-funded arts council in the nation. The law’s purpose was to advance the interest of fine arts; expand the influence of art in education; sponsor an annual art exhibition; present public lectures on art; and establish a state art collection.


Galleries

The Alice Gallery, located in the Glendinning Home and main offices of Utah Arts & Museums, features selections from the State Fine Art Collection as well as exhibits of local artists works.

 

 

 

 

 

The Rio Gallery, located in the historic Rio Grande building, hosts the Statewide Annual Exhibition, the Design Arts exhibition, and artist group exhibitions chosen from community proposals.

 

 

 

 


Visual Art Exhibitions and Fellowships

Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition

The Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition provides exposure to both emerging and established Utah artists through public display, publicity, awards and publication of catalogs. This juried exhibition focuses on different disciplines, rotating categories in a three year cycle that includes: painting, sculpture & installation work; fine crafts, photography & video/digital works; and mixed media and works on paper. Statewide Annual is juried by two distinguished out-of-state jurors.

Statewide Annual 2017: Painting, Sculpture, & Installation

Visual Arts Fellowship

The Visual Arts Fellowship Program awards two $10,000 fellowships annually to outstanding professional artists to acknowledge their artistic excellence and encourage their careers. Exhibitions featuring invited past fellowship recipients are periodically held.


Traveling Exhibition Program

Traveling exhibitions are curated 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.

Download an information sheet on the Visual and Public Art programs.


Design Arts Utah

Design is the creative beginning of any human-initiated arrangement of materials. We strive to help the citizens of the state see, experience, use and value the art of design that surrounds us. Design Arts Utah sponsors and mounts an annual exhibition. The Design Arts Competition is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. 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.


Public Art in Utah

Public art   "Escher's Elevator" (detail) by Jack Archibald is most commonly associated with a sculpture or painting in areas accessible or visible to the public, but it can and does go well beyond those media. Terrazzo floors, etched glass, ceiling panels, textiles, stair railings, risers, pavers, planters, landscape, fences and grates are just some of the possibilities for public art contributions to public spaces. The possibilities are as vast as the imaginations of artists and architects.

Utah’s Percent-for-Art Act

In 1985, the Legislature passed the Utah Percent-for-Art Act (Utah Code Title 9, Chapter 6, Sections 401-409), which designates 1% of construction costs of new and/or renovated state public buildings is added to the project for the purpose of commissioning, maintaining and conserving site specific art at, on, or in the facility. The collection includes a broad range of media from textiles and glass to stone and metal monumental works.

Public Art Call for Qualifications

Find out about local, regional, national and international calls for public arts commissions.

Public Art Collection

There are over 200 pieces in Utah’s Digital Public Art Collection, all created since 1985. Look here to find out what public art is in your community.


State Fine Art Collection

Utah’s state-owned art collection began in 1899. Alice Merrill Horne was a candidate for the state legislature on a platform of support for the arts. Once she was elected to the House of Representatives she sponsored a bill to create a state arts organization and to establish a state collection of artwork. In honor of that sponsor, the collection was named the “Alice Art Collection.”  The continued acquisition of artwork by Utah artists comes from purchases selected by the Collection Acquisition Committee and generous donations from patrons and artists.

The collection continues to grow annually by purchases and donations and provides impressive documentation of the history of Utah art. The collection is on display at the Governor’s Mansion, the Glendinning Home, the Rio Grande Depot, the State Capitol building, the Scott Matheson Courthouse, and other state buildings. Selections from the collection are also included in the Traveling Exhibition Program.

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Bite-Size Poetry

Bite-Size Poetry started in 2009 as the brainchild of Utah Poet Laureate 2006-2012, Katharine Coles. Katharine’s idea was to infuse a bit of poetry into the everyday lives of Utahns in a manageable, “bite-size” format. She has said of the project: “Lots of people think they don’t have time for poetry, but in truth, most poems are short, and everyone has time for a one-minute poetic encounter.”

She invited notable Utah poets to write a poem they could read aloud in one or two minutes, and the poets were videotaped reading their poetry. The program so far has run from 2009-2011 and in 2015, with production provided by KUED-TV in the early years and by TWIG Media Lab in 2015.

If you want to see a list of the videos in each YouTube playlist, click here: 2015 Bite-Size Poetry or here: 2009-2011 Bite-Size Poetry.

Watch all the 2015 Bite-Size Poetry videos here:

And watch all the 2009-2011 Bite-Size Poetry videos here:

 

Utah Museum Directory

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums invites you to discover Utah’s museums through a variety of exhibits and programs our museums have to offer. Over 260 Utah museums offer you a rich and diverse experience in a wide range of subjects, from art, culture, and history to science, botanical gardens, and zoos. This directory has divided Utah Museums into six regions with cities listed
alphabetically in each region:

Wasatch Front
Northern
Eastern
West Desert
Central
Southwest

Click the image below to access the 2015 Utah Museum Directory

Museum Directory

 

Past Exhibitions

Below is a chronological list of past Rio and Alice Gallery exhibitions. For more information on how to submit a proposal to show in one of our galleries, please visit our galleries page.

2017

 

Sticks Laid in Patterns and Other Mundane Oracles – July 14 – September 8, 2017

Artists: Wren Ross

Alice Gallery

 

 

 


 

Under the Influence: Eight Local Artists Influenced by AnimationJuly 15 – September 1, 2017

Artists: Robin Banks, Trent Call, Jason Jones, Heather Mahler, Evan Jed Memmot, Michael Murdock, Athena Splett, Sri Whipple

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

All of Us Beasts – May 12 – July 7, 2017 

Artists: Claire Taylor

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Specific Abject – March 17 – May 12, 2017

Artists: Jared Clark, Christopher Lynn, Abraham Kimball, Allan Ludwig, Joseph Penrod, and Jean Richardson

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Great Good Place – March 10 – May 5, 2017

Artists: Greg Caldwell, Aloe Corry, Pearl Corry, Madeline Rupard, David Raleigh, and Lim Kheng Saik

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Collect: Recent Acquisitions from the Utah Fine Art Collection & Salt Lake County Collection January 20 – March 3, 2017

Artists: Various

Alice Gallery 

 

 


 

En Plein Air- January 20 – March 10, 2017

Artists: Adam Bateman and Levi Jackson

Rio Gallery

 

 


2016

Beyond the Narrative – November 18 – January 13, 2017

Artist: Megan Gibbons

Alice Gallery 

 

 


 

Statewide Annual Competition: Mixed Media & Works on Paper- November 17-January 12, 2017 

Catalog

Artists: Various

Rio Gallery

 


 

Iterations – September 16, 2016 – November 11, 2016

Artists: Sue Martin and Nancy Vorm

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

DesignArts Juried Exhibition ’16 – September 8 – October 20, 2016

Catalog

Artists: Various

Rio Gallery

 


 

Architecture of Place – July 15, 2016 – September 9, 2016

Artists: David Brothers, Daniel Everett, Andrea Jensen, LeConte Stewart, Ada C. Irvine, Jeronimo Lozano, Mary H. Teasdale, Heidi Moller Somsen, and others.

Alice Gallery

 


 

Demographics – July 15, 2016 – September 2, 2016

Artists: Paige Anderson, Rebecca Klundt, Liberty Blake, Jenna von Benedikt, Justin Wheatley, Linnie Brown, and Joseph Ostraff.

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

kloTH – May 13, 2016 – July 8, 2016

Artists: Downy Doxey-Marshall

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

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The Painted Veil – May 20, 2016 – July 8, 2016

Artists: Christine Baczek, Daniel Everett, Jared Steffensen, Stephanie Leitch, Colour Maisch, Jenevieve Hubbard, Lizze Määttälä, Brian Usher, Roland Thompson, Amy Jorgensen, Beth Krensky, Trent Alvey, Jan Andrews, Sarinda Jones

Rio Gallery

 


 

History of Photography – Mar 11, 2016 – May 6, 2016

Artist: Laurel Caryn

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Griswold (1)A Call to Place: The first five years of the Frontier Fellowship – Mar 18, 2016 – May 13, 2016

Artists: Dylan Adams, Shawn Creeden, Ryan Troy Ford, Raphy Griswold, Andrew Hamblin, Geoffrey Holstad, Emily Howe, Sarah Lillegard, Nicole Lavelle, Miles Mattison, Mary Rothlisberger and Molly Goldberg, Charlotte Sullivan, Bennett Williamson, Gina Abelkop, Sarah Baugh, Michelle Benoit, Colin Bliss and Lucia Carroll, Zach Bulick, Cabin Time, Pete Collard and Alice Masters, Shawn Creeden, Erica Ruth Dixon, Grayson Earl, Eliza Fernand, Justin Flood, Kristina Fong, Spencer Kroll, Laurelin Kruse, Corbin LaMont, Nicole Lavelle, Rob Loucks, Zoe Minikes, Rafael Griswold, Catherine Harris, James Herman, High Desert Test Sites, Celia Hollander, Jordan Gulasky and Phil Dagostino, Russell Kerr, Aidan Koch, Ali Osborn, Jordan Topiel Paul, Zorth Pilonieta, Richard Saxton, Sincerely Interested, Cyrus Smith, D. Strauss, Lisa Ward, Nick Zdon

Rio Gallery

 


 

Cultivate – Jan 22, 2016 – March 4, 2016

Artists: Jason Metcalf, Craig Law, Blanche Wilson, Jeffrey Pugh, Gordon Cope, Cecil Smith, William Parkinson, Mahonri Mackintosh Young, Elzy Jay Bird, Adam Bateman, John Fery, Tom Till, Edwin Evans, Earl Jones, Pang Lee, Roger Chamberlain, Mary Jim, Norma Shurtliff Forsberg, Fred Eugene Wright

 Alice Gallery

 


 


Raw and Cooked – Jan 15, 2016 – March 11, 2016

Artists: Jim Jacobs, Josh Winegar, Paul Crow

Rio Gallery

 

 

 


 

2015


Statewide Annual Competition – Nov 20, 2015 – Jan 8, 2016

Catalog

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

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Reformation: A Rearranging of Elements – Sept 18, 2015 – Nov 13, 2015

Artists: Rebecca Klundt

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

TillFlora and Fauna – July 17, 2015 – Sept 11, 2015

Artists: Donald Beauregard, Catherine Kuzminski, John Telford, Josh Winegar, Rose Howard Salisbury, Sam Wilson, V Douglas Snow, Tom Till, Patricia Kimball, Henry Rasmusen, Michael Keogh, Joseph Cancilla, Lena Konopasek, Grace Begay and Marvin Jim, Henry Holiday, Keisha Goeckeritz, David Meikle.

Alice Gallery – Works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection

 


 


Articles of Clothing – July 31, 2015 – Aug 28, 2015

Artists: Daniel Barney, Jennifer Barton, Fidalis Buehler, Brian Christensen, Gary Barton, Von Allen, Jen Harmon Allen, Joseph Ostraff, Sunny Taylor.

Rio Gallery

 


 


Cost of Anything – May 15, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Artists: Chris Purdie, Abraham Kimball, Adam Larsen, Madison Smith, Paul Woods

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Spring City Atelier – June 19, 2015 – July 24, 2015

Artists: Joan Durfey, George Olson, Lanny Britsch, Randall Lake, Kathleen Peterson, Eileen Guernsey Brown, Ruth Olson, Ed Soper, Sophie Soprano, Ken Baxter, Shirley McKay Britsch, Lynn Farrar, Loni Carter, Richard Gate, Cassandria Parsons, M’Lisa Paulsen, Lisa Potter, Kerry Soper, Jaime Webb, Susan Gallacher, Lee Bennion, Joe Bennion, Larry Campbell.

Rio Gallery


 

Seven – May 8, 2015 – June 12, 2015

Artists: Hadley Rampton, Steven Lee Adams, Brandon Cook, Craig Cleveland, Eric Thompson, Janell James, Nathan Florence.

Rio Gallery

 


 


Other Places – March 13, 2015 – May 8, 2015

Artists: Anna Laurie MacKay, Meredith Prévot, Jean Richardson.

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Collective Experience – March 20, 2015 – April 29, 2015

Artists: Joey Behrens, Sandy Brunvand, Stefanie Dykes, Michael Handley, Jenevieve Hubbard, Satu Hummasti, Beth Krensky, Colin Ledbetter, Dawn Oughton, Suzanne Simpson and Jim Frazer, Heidi Somsen, Amie Tullius, Lucia Volker.

Rio Gallery

 


 

Utah Artists Elsewhere – Jan 23, 2015 – March 6, 2015

Artists: Brent Franklin Larsen, Brent Shaw, Carlos Anderson, Charles Woodbury, Edward Maryon, Florence Ware, Francis Horspool, G. Vaughn Forsyth, Gaell Lindstrom, Gary Earnest Smith, Girard Hale, James Taylor Harwood, J. H. Stansfield, Joseph Ostraff, Robert Marshall, Rosalind Newmark, Ella Gilmer Smyth Peacock.

Alice Gallery – Works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection

 

 


 

Next – Jan 16, 2015 – March 13, 2015

Artists: Jan Andrews, Colby Brewer, James Charles, Jared Lindsay Clark, Alison Denyer, Christopher Gauthièr, Mark Hedengren, Joseph Ostraff, Kathy Puzey, Josh Winegar, Wendy Wischer, David Wolske.

Rio Gallery

 

2014

 


Statewide Annual Competition – Nov 21, 2014 – Jan 9, 2015
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Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Natural Order – Nov 21, 2014 – Jan 16, 2015

Artists: Kent Budge

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Between Worlds – Sept 19, 2014 – Nov 14, 2014

Artists: Bernard C. Myers

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Devotees and their Shrines – July 18, 2014 – Sept 12, 2014

Artists: George Wesley Browning, Henry Lavender Adolphus Culmer, Myra Sawyer, Mary H. Teasdale, John Hafen, Avard Fairbanks, Mahonri Macintosh Young, Alma B Wright, George M. Ottinger, Donald Beauregard, Dan Weggeland, Lee Greene Richards, Edwin Evans, James Taylor Harwood, J. Leo Fairbanks

Alice Gallery – Works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection

 


 

Spaces – July 18, 2014 – Aug 22, 2014

Artists: Holly Jarvis, Andrew Rice, Marcus Vincent

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Collision: Ballstaedt, Crosby and Frioux – June 13, 2014 – July 11, 2014

Artists: Andrew Ballstaedt, Lisa Crosby, Jonathan Frioux

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Family of Things – May 16, 2014 – July 11, 2014

Artists: Mary Baum, Tiana Birrell, Ronald Linn, Hannah Mortensen, Jena Schmidt

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Plural and Partial – March 28, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Artists: Valerie Atkisson, Liberty Blake and Shawn Rossiter, Angela Ellsworth, Jann Haworth, Amy Jorgenson, Annie Kennedy

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Abstract – May 9, 2014 – June 6, 2014 

Artists: Jean Arnold, Mike Bernard, Paul  Bernard, Fidalis Buehler, Carlisle, Oonju Chun, Carolyn Coalson, Denise Crane, Meri DeCaria, Toni Doilney, Darryl B. Erdmann, Josanne Glass, Brent Godfrey, D. Hake Brinckerhoff, Nel Ivancich, Rebecca Jocoby, Jeff Juhlin, Bill Lee, Randee Levine, Dave Malone, Layne Meacham, Kathy Minck, John O’Connell, Denis Phillips, Emily Plewe, Jennifer Rasmusson, Paul Reynolds, Bruce Robertson, Steven K. Sheffield, Sunny Taylor

Rio Gallery


 

Mark by Mark – March 14, 2014 – May 9, 2014

Artists: Al Denyer, Lydia Gravis, K Stevenson

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Utah’s 15 – Feb 21, 2014 – March 21, 2014

Artists: Paul Davis, Brian Kershisnik, Trent Alvey, Sandy Brunvand, Anna Campbell Bliss, Ruby Chacon, Anne Cullimore Decker, John Erickson, Stephen Goldsmith, Bonnie Phillips, Brad Slaugh, Terry Tempest Williams, Sam Wilson, Frank McEntire, Joan Woodbury

Rio Gallery

 


 

Only Light – Jan 17, 2014 – Feb 14, 2014

Artists: Alex Moya, Lynn Hoffman-Brouse & Annie Brewer, Lenka Konopasek, Beth Krensky, Jorge Rojas, Trevor Southey, Fidalis Buehler, Margaret R. Tarampi, Christopher M. Faithier, Carlos Anderson, Lily Havey, Cori Redstone, Mary Toscano, Trent Alvey, Darnel Haney

Rio Gallery

 

2013

 


Statewide Annual Competition – Oct 18, 2013 – Nov 22, 2013
link to catalog

 

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Borderline – Dec 6, 2013 – Jan 10, 2014

Artists: Chuck Landvatter, Megan Mitchell, Joe Strickland

Rio Gallery

 

 

 


 

There Must Be Black – Nov 15, 2013 – Jan 3, 2014

Artists: Catherine Downing, Nancy Steele-Makasci, Tawni Shuler

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

The Green Show – Oct 11, 2013 – Nov 8, 2013

Artists: Blia Lee, Ada C. Irvine, Jerry Fagerlund, Andy Watson, Lee Deffebach, Gaylen C. Hansen, Gordon Cope, Kathryn G. Gordon, Edwin Oberbeck, Dale T. Fletcher, Wendy Chidester, Michael Herbert, Mark Petersen, Verla Birrell, Everett C. Thorpe, M.J. Alldredge

Alice Gallery – Works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection

 


 

That Thing You Hate – Aug 2, 2013 – Oct 4, 2013

Artists: Namon Bills and Jeffery R. Pugh, Linnie Brown and Casey Childs, Christopher Terry, Justin Wheatley

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

This is the Place – Aug 16, 2013 – Sept 13, 2013

Artists: Paul Adams, Fidalis Buhler, Brian Christensen, Jim Jacobs, Amy Jorgensen, Jessica Li, Joe Ostraff, Linda Reyholds, Clay Wagstaff, Adam Larsen, Adrienne Winter, Claire Wilson, Jennifer Barton, Sandy Brunvard, Paul Heath, Nathan Ellis Perry, Tali Hafoka, Andrew Ballstaedt, Meri DeCaria, Brian Kershisnik, Andrea Jensen, Michael Parker, Janelle James, Josh Ostraff, Margaret Willis, Jared Clark, Trent Call, Paul Allred, Lois Anderson, Gary Barton, Shami Kaneker, Jason Lannigan, Fahimeh Amiri, Jeffrey Hale, Jessica Li, Kim Martinez, Sunny Taylor, Sam Wilson, Nathan Florence, Chris Thornock, Alexandra Furlong, Dorothee Martens, Brittany Knudsen, Elise Boucher, Justin Kuntz, Alexis Fryer, Roland Thompson, Martin Blundell, Lindsay Frei, Jean Richardson, Derek Rigby, Rachel Stallings

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Love Hours – June 21, 2013 – July 26, 2013

Artists: Leah Moses, Kelly Brooks, Nathan Florence, Trevor Southey, Susan Kruger Barber, Brad Barber

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Tin – May 10, 2013 – June 14, 2013 

Artists: Antony Cox, Christopher Lynn, Chelsea Hertford-Taylor, Nancy Olson, Ai Childress, Jared Latimer, Daniel Everett, Amy Webb, Carleton Christy, Raquel Smith-Callis, Mike Whiting, Ike Bushman, Kate Mooth, Kelly Humphrey, Colby Brewer, Jen Harmon-Allen, Rebekah Smith, Madison Smith, Jean Richardson, Pam Bowman, Ashley Baker, Ryan Browning, Roland Thompson, Todd Chilton, Katie Rojas, Sunnie Bybee, Namon Bills, Susan Krueger-Barber, Joe Penrod, Casey Smith, Chris Purdie, Sean Morello, Emily McPhie, Chris Coy, Pamela Beach, Paul Woods, Jared Lindsay Clark, Allan Ludwig, J. Kirk Richards, John & Robin Gumaelius, Joanne Smith Seal, Gian Pierotti, Chip Rich, John Sproul, Allan Ludwig, Abraham Kimball, Ruel Brown, Anne Goodrich

Rio Gallery


 

Mélange – April 5, 2013 – June 14, 2013

Artists: Francis L Horspool, Frank McEntire, Carole Doubek, Roscoe A Grover, Boyd Reese, Rose Howard Salisbury, Sam Wilson

Alice Gallery – Works from the State of Utah Fine Art Collection

 

 


 

Lenzi, Reynolds, Tachinni – March 15, 2013 – April 26, 2013

Artists: Kristina Lenzi, Eugene Tachinni, Gretchen Reynolds

Rio Gallery

 

 


 

Portrait as Narrative and Narrative as Portrait – Feb 15, 2013 – March 30, 2013

Artists: Andrew Ballstaedt, Jethro Gillespie, Rebecca Pletsch

Alice Gallery

 

 


 

Arrivals/Departures – Jan 18, 2013 – March 8, 2013

Artists: Juan Aldape, Edward Pultar, Ellen Bromberg, Sam Hanson, Prentice Whitlow, Ashley Anderson, Diana Crum, Danielle Short, David Rousseve

Rio Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Aging

As the percentage of aging adults climbs in the United States, state arts agencies (SAAs) face an unprecedented need to serve this growing demographic. A primary source of funding and expertise with the ability to operate on state and local levels, SAAs have the capacity to forge lasting change. They are poised to drive the creation of sustainable infrastructure for arts in aging and health in partnership with the aging services industry, healthcare, and academia.


ENGAGE Initiative – National Center for Creative Aging

The ENGAGE initiative in Arts, Health, and Aging, was designed by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) in partnership with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) to prepare SAAs to play a leading role in advancing creative aging in our country and to support them in addressing critical issues they face in building a robust environment for lifelong learning in their states and regions.

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is partnering with the National Center for Creative Aging and EngAGE Utah to carry out these initiatives. Our goal is to participate in ongoing professional development and to pursue a state-specific plan of action.


Resources

Free Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging
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The NCCA Online Artist Training in Arts and Aging, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Michelson Foundation, and MetLife Foundation, is a free online course for teaching artists interested in learning how to lead lifelong learning programs in the arts that engage older people as creators. This self-guided training offers an introduction to philosophy, key concepts, methods, and current research from the field of arts in aging. It introduces readers to the life story-based methods developed by Susan Perlstein and Elders Share the Arts, as well as several other approaches and techniques, offering an array of exercises and case studies that exemplify the work that is happening in the field today.

NEA Awards for Creativity and Aging Projects

The document below features information on some of the recent NEA awards for creativity and aging projects. These awards span across the entire country and showcase a wide range of disciplines.

Podcast – National Endowment for the Arts

Rohan Spong – Documentary Filmmaker
Winter at Westbeth shines a light on artists and aging.

Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit

Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit Web site is designed for the arts and aging services fields. This resource explains why and how older adults benefit from participating in professionally conducted community arts programs and offers detailed advice and examples on program design, implementation, and evaluation.



We would like to thank our partners in this initiative. Together, we will be able to create awareness and foster dialogue among states so we can better serve the aging populations though creativity.

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Professional Development Calendar

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.

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.


 

Click on the specific workshop or conference in the calendar to find more information.

Mountain West Arts Conference

SAVE THE DATE – 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City


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.


2017 Conference Resources

Photos from MWAC


Session Presentations & Handouts

Session Descriptions  –  Presenter Bios

MWAC – UDAM Program Slideshow

Keynote Address – “Dean Maverick: Addressing the Relevance of the Arts in the 21st Century
Presenter: Aaron DworkinRead Full Bio Here
Organization: Founder of The Sphinx Organization
Materials: Slides

Evaluation 101
Presenter: Stephen Ashton, Ph.D.
Materials: Slides | Worksheet Blank | Worksheet – Young Shakespeare Example

Taking the Fear Out of Major Gift Fundraising
Presenter: Andrea Barnes, Gay Cookson
Materials: Slides

In the Eye of the Beholder: Finding and Growing Creative and Cultural Assets
Additional resource: How to do Creative Placemaking from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presenter Tom Borrup’s contribution, “Stitching It Together: Community Planning as Creative Act”, begins Chapter 1, Page 20.

From Clash to Collaboration
Presenter: Natalie Petersen, Jamie Rocha Allan
Materials: Slides


Scholarships

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our conference sponsors in helping us to provide scholarships to the Mountain West Arts Conference

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The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards are presented annually in conjunction with the MWAC. The 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.

The Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards recipients were honored on May 4, 2017. We wish congratulations to these great arts leaders!

Organization Leadership in the Arts Award

Presented to Southern Utah University
Award Accepted by President Scott L Wyatt

Education Leadership in the Arts Award

Presented to Noemi Veronica Hernandez-Balcazar

Local Arts Agency Leadership in the Arts Awards

Presented to Murray City Cultural Arts under the leadership of Mary Ann Kirk

Individual Leadership in the Arts Award

Presented to Emma Dugal


We gratefully acknowledge the table sponsors for the
2017 Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Awards

Arts Benefactor

 
 

Arts Patron

Ballet West

Kimball Art Center

Salt Lake Acting Company

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Spy Hop

Timpanogos Storytelling Institute

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Weber State University Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities

Zions Bank

Arts Supporter

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

Utah Film Center


Questions?

Contact Jason Bowcutt, jbowcutt@utah.gov or call 801.236.7554