Arts Council - Finch Lane / Park Galleries
The Salt Lake City Arts Council, located at the Art Barn in Reservoir Park, programs visual arts exhibits year-round in the Finch Lane and Park Galleries. Artist are invited to apply for exhibits annually. Typically, the applications are made available in January and due back to the Arts Council in March. The exhibition program is designed to give local artist an opportunity to show their current body of work. The application process includes a thorough and competitve review by the Visual Arts Committee of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with members from the board of directors and visual artists from the community.
Both one-person shows and group exhibits are considered. The quality of work, as evidenced by images of previous work submitted with the application, a range of styles and mediums, and a balanced exhibition season are among the criteria considered in the application review process.
Finch Lane Gallery Call for Entries
Are you a professional artist looking for venue to exhibit your work? Are you a budding artist who is developing a serious body of work? Are you a curator with an idea for an exhibition? The Finch Lane Gallery Call for Entries is a great way, free of charge, to have a professional jury look at your work and consider it for exhibition. The application process is simple and requires only your resume, artist statement, and images of your work.
Open to all Utah artists
Deadline: Monday, March 17
54 Finch Lane
(1320 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
For information on the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, visit their web site.
January Exhibitions at the Finch Lane Gallery
BONNIE SUCEC AND SUSAN BECK
Veteran artists Bonnie Sucec and Susan Beck collaborate their drawing and imaginative skills to create diptychs that showcase both artists' work in their exhibition "Short Stories." They have been working together since 1978, but this recent work involves combining a visual description by one artist of a work done in her studio. The output involves using this description, interpreting the information, and incorporating it into a separate drawing by the other artist.
Strong partnerships initiate and excite experimental approaches to materials, imagery, and compositional devices as part of a larger practice. The goal is not to duplicate but to achieve a greater personal fluidity within a very complex visual arena. The artists will talk about their work in a gallery talk during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on Februray 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Multi-media artist Tara Carpenter straddles the boundary lines between psychology, sociology, and art and asks the viewer to become a participant in the visual art process. Using clay, string, and responses from viewers to the question, "What is art to you?" the same title that she gives her exhibition. Carpenter connects those responses into a visual installation that blurs the lines of art and science. Carpenter will talk about her work at a gallery talk at 7:00 p.m. on January 24.
PERSPECTIVE REALIA: TEN YEARS OF URBAN ARTS
Perspective REALIA at the University of Utah allows students in the Department of Art and Art History the opportunity to creat, propose, and implement public art in the form of murals throughout the Salt Lake City area since 2003. The students have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the challenges of creating and implementing their ideas and practices to business owners and community leaders.
March Exhibitions at the Finch Lane Gallery
Abstract painter Annie Boyer enjoys the process of evolution in her work and calls her exhibition "Depth." Beginning with acrylic paint, she often thins the medium, creating swirls and streams. Water and air are a crucial part of the process, changing as each element interacts with the canvas. She says of her work, "I like letting the painting be what it is, without judgement, and without trying to make it into something it isn't." Boyer will speak about her work on April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Ceramic artist Barbara Ellard gives a non-traditional spin to her ceramics by off-setting key elements in her exhibition "Fired." She combines wheel-thrown forms with hand building to create pieces with a stylized aesthetic. Ellard attended the Program in Artisanry at Boston University with a dual major in ceramics and textile design.
Portrait painter Jeffrey Hale blends his artistic skill with his humanistic perception of people. He explores the primitive portrait/figure through modern and intuitive perspective. Masks, Egyptian paintings and drawing, and spiritual animal motifs influence his work. These influences can be seen in the occasional masks, words, and hats that appear in his work. "Beyond Likeness: Essential Truths in Modern Portraiture" is the title of his exhibition. Hale will discuss his work on April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY WRITING CENTER
Salt Lake Community College's Community Writing CEnter has instigated a writing project based on Michele Norris' online exploration "The Race Card Project." Writers began with a six-word sentence distilling their thoughts on race, and then expanded them into a 600-word poem, essay, or short story. The exhibition takes highlights from an anthology created from the project. Space will be provided for visitors to create and leave their own six-word statement.