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Traveling Exhibitions

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. These exhibits and their accompanying educational materials 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 is now closed for the 2016-2017 season. Registration for the 2017-2018 season will begin May 1, 2017.

If you have questions contact Fletcher Booth, 801-824-9177


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 2016-17

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

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.

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.

TEP in the News!

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

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If you hosted an exhibition during the 2016-2017 TEP season, please take a few minutes to share your feedback by clicking here to take our survey.


Fletcher Booth, TEP Coordinator – 801.824.9177

Out of Line: Geometric Explorations in Utah

Plan-C by Bonnie Phillips

Plan-C by Bonnie Phillips, watercolor on satin, 40″ x 40″

Out of Line: Geometric Explorations in Utah exhibition explores the colliding influences of multiple national and international art movements on Utah artists in the late 20th century. Many of the works in this exhibition can be described by or fit into one or more artistic periods, including: geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, formalism, color field painting, modernism, and others. The result is an exhibition that gives audiences the opportunity to explore what these artistic movements mean when the delineations between them become muddled, and when an artist’s body of work evolves over time to combine these interconnected aesthetics.

Included in Out of Line are works that explore the interplay between abstraction and iconography, formalist and symbolic geometry, and expressive abstraction and rigid structure. In some cases, sparse but calculated compositions balance simple geometric shapes with repeating patterns or saturated backgrounds. In other works, the emotive and loose structure of expressionism meets playful color palettes and clearly emerging repetitions which call upon the traditions of modernism and abstraction simultaneously. What emerges is a collection of works which represent Utah artists fusing together the vocabulary of multiple influences during the same period, to create an intriguing genre of art which addresses competing ideologies and principles of art concurrently.

Out of Line incorporates the work of many prominent artists, including Karl Momen, Edie Roberson, Bonnie Phillips, Wulf Barsch, Susan Carroll, and Wayne Kimball. It represents a selection from the State of Utah’s Fine Art Collection, which began in 1899, and works to support the careers of Utah artists today.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Wasatch Elementary, Salt Lake City, August 24 – September 22
Syracuse High School, Syracuse, September 29 – October 27
Orem Public Library, Orem, November 7 – December 19
Valley High School, West Valley, January 9 – February 6, 2017
Western Heritage Museum, Vernal, February 13 – March 27
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake City, May 12 – June 21

Southern Paiute: A Portrait

"Madelan Redfoot at Her Home with Her Parents" by Michael Plyler

“Madelan Redfoot at Her Home with Her Parents” by Michael Plyler

In 2000, Michael Plyler and Logan Hebner began to photograph and interview Southern Paiute elders from throughout their homelands in the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau and Mojave Desert. This exhibition celebrates the lives of 13 of these elders. Their book, Southern Paiute: A Portrait, features more than 30 such interviews and portraits, representing every tribe and band from throughout the confederation in Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California.

Hebner began writing about the Southern Paiute in 1990, when the Kaibab Band on the Arizona Strip turned down hundreds of millions of dollars by refusing to allow a hazardous waste incinerator on their reservation. Impressed by their decision, he asked to see interviews with different elders. The fact that they didn’t exist was the genesis for this project.

The idea for the interviews was simple: just ask about their lives and what they thought was important. The resulting stories act as individual biographies, but together they form a collage of these people, reaching deep into their archaic past.

Although their homeland — containing 16 national parks and monuments — is now appreciated for its beauty, until recently their deserts were considered useless, and the Southern Paiute culture survived in isolated, ignored pockets in these American deserts. As late as 1918 the San Juan Paiute still lived their ancient migration between Douglas Mesa and Allen Canyon in southeast Utah. These elders often told stories, heard from their grandparents, from before white people came into their country. Some stories reveal for the first time their perspective on controversial events such as the massacres at Mountain Meadows and Circleville, and have added to our understanding of these tragedies.

Together these portraits and interviews paint a compelling picture of the depth of their shared history with each other and their lands, the challenges they face today and how very different their lives and culture were just one or two generations ago.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

No exhibits are currently scheduled.

Design Arts Utah


Design is the creative beginning of any human-initiated arrangement of materials. The work of designers surrounds us: the clothes we wear, the products we use, and the buildings where we live and work are just a few examples.

This exhibition samples some of the best designs from the past 11 years of Design Arts Utah exhibitions. The Design Arts Program and these yearly exhibitions held in Salt Lake City feature the best of Utah designers selected by jurors from all over the United States. Design concepts and objects included in this exhibition vary from toys to modes of transportation to building design. This exhibition demonstrates the work and the importance of design to our everyday experience.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

No events scheduled

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


“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.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Grantsville Elementary, September 26 – October 24, 2016
Stansbury Elementary February 15 – March 15, 2017
Lomond View Elementary, Pleasant View, March 23 – April 27, 2017

Out of Print


“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.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Wasatch Public Library, Heber City, May 8 – June 9, 2017

Lessons in Printing, Adventures in Book Binding


This exhibition consists of folded forms, books, and letterpress prints produced by students, staff, and faculty of the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah. The exhibition seeks to introduce the fundamentals of relief printing and bookmaking by highlighting the distinctive elements and processes of these unique art forms. The exhibition leads the viewer through a progression of simple book forms, complex artists’ books, and prints. Presenting a variety of binding and image-making techniques, the displayed work and interpretive signage celebrate the beauty and resonance of the physical book object.

Part of the J. Willard Marriott Library since 1995, the Book Arts Program champions wide-ranging explorations of the book by providing full-semester classes offered to University students and community members; short weekend workshops and summer intensives; community outreach, encouraging appreciation for the tradition and art of books; K–12 programs such as the Treasure Chest of Rare Books and educator workshops; Residency and independent studio options.

For more information about the Book Arts Program’s classes, workshop, exhibitions, outreach, and other offerings visit or


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Boulder Community Center Gallery, Boulder, November 8, 2016 – January 3, 2017

HIDDEN VOICES: Native Peoples

Savannah Jacket, Towaoc, "Grandma" digital print

Savannah Jacket, Towaoc, “Grandma” digital print


It is almost impossible to function on a daily basis without being influenced by the photographic image. Photographs are how we communicate and how we remember. We are both motivated by and manipulated by photographs. Photography is an essential form of communication and interaction in modern society, as well as a ubiquitous medium.

Historically, photography has been used as a medium to lend a voice to underrepresented populations. There is also incredible potential within the genre for an individual to become a poet, to invoke change, inspire movements or to inform. This project was started to allow the Native American youth on reservations, in and around Utah, to learn the power of a photograph, and to show the world what was important to them.

Photography students and faculty from Utah Valley University were asked to help the high school students begin to develop their own photographic language. We wanted to be respectful guests that were there to give and not take. We wanted to learn and not dictate. We wanted to unlearn and then relearn our histories, but from a different perspective.

Most of the photographs you see here are a snapshot of Native American youth today. As we look, we allow ourselves the opportunity to ask questions. What did they find interesting? What was important enough for them to share with us? What do these photographs say to you?

This collaboration includes Utah Valley University’s Native American Initiative, Multicultural Student Services, Art & Visual Communication’s Photography area, and Woodbury Art Museum. “Paid for in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.”

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2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Grand County Public Library, Moab, March 7 – April 25, 2017

2016 World of the Wild

A Dog Wild by Andrew Marx, Acrylic on Board, 9" x 12"

A Dog Wild by Andrew Marx, Acrylic on Board, 9″ x 12″

The World of the Wild, sponsored by Utah’s Hogle Zoo, is the annual art show featuring artworks of animals and the wild. The goal of this exhibition is to bring together the works of serious artists who are interested in displaying their view of wild animals, plants and places with which we share our world.

The art of depicting animals is an ancient one. Prehistoric people depicted animals on cave walls in an attempt to gain power over their hunt. These paintings can still be seen in Lascaux, France; Altamira, Spain; Africa and Australia. Fremont and Anasazi Indians of Utah also drew animal images as a form of spiritual empowerment. The ancient Egyptians drew and modeled animals with great care based upon the observation of nature. Today, art classes are often seen at the Zoo painting and drawing from life.

Wildlife artists such as James Audubon have been instrumental in raising public awareness of endangered species. We hope by focusing more attention on the wilder side of nature that the public will gain a greater awareness of and appreciation for wildlife.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Manti Elementary, Manti, August 17 – September 13
Fillmore Elementary, Fillmore, September 13 – October 11
Delta Public Library, Delta, October 12 – November 19
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, Salt Lake City, November 14 – December 19
Hanksville Elementary, Hanksville, January 4 – February 1, 2017
Delta South Elementary, Delta, February 2 – March 2
Calvin Smith Elementary, Taylorsville, March 3 – 24
Vernal Public Library, Vernal, March 27 – April 28
Canyon Community Center, Z-Arts, Springdale, May 1 – June 5

2016 All-State High School Art Show

Zachary Eliason, Bittah Bandit and Plant Boy feat. Witchy Thoughts, Timpview High School

Zachary Eliason, Bittah Bandit and Plant Boy feat. Witchy Thoughts, Timpview High School

This statewide high school art competition and exhibit, sponsored annually by the Springville Museum of Art, provides a professional forum for students to display their best work. For many high school students, the exhibit is their first taste of artistic competition and prepares them for future competitions they may encounter. Beyond this recognition and experience, selected Senior Class exhibitors receive scholarships awarded by the art schools of Utah colleges and universities.

The works selected for the traveling exhibition illustrate the exceptional talent, diversity, originality, and creativity of Utah’s young visual artists. The exhibition is also a tribute to the art teachers in Utah’s high schools who inspire, direct and refine the work of these artists.


2016-2017 Traveling Schedule

Provo High School, Provo, August 17 – September 15
Clark Johnson Junior High, Tooele, September 26 – October 24
Summit County Library, Park City, October 25 – November 21
Granstville Junior High, Grantsville, November 22 – December 20
Dugway High School, Dugway, January 5 – 31, 2017
Southern Utah University Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Cedar City February 2 – March 1
Delta Public Library March 2 – 29
Canyon Community Center, Z-Arts, Springdale, March 31 – May 1