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.



54 Finch Lane
(1320 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
Third Friday of each month
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For information on the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, visit their web site.


March Exhibitions at the Finch Lane Gallery

March 14 - May 2
Opening Reception: Friday, March 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.



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'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.