Our Fundraiser and Future Plans
These are the individuals and organizations who have helped to make 15 Bytes possible by making financial contributions during our Fall Funds Drive. We raised over $5000 over the past month. So, if you see someone on this list walking down the street, give them a warm handshake, embrace or even a polite kiss (or kisses, depending on your cultural heritage) on the cheek. Ah heck, considering the cold weather it might even be appropriate to pucker up and give them a wet one on the lips, Russian style. However you choose to express it, give them your thanks. We do.
Joe & Les Moss
Two Sisters Fine Art
Sara & Bryan Larsen
Grounds For Coffee
Tom & Marilyn Howard
David & Judy Rossiter
Susan N. Jarvis
Raquel Smith Callis
Utah Artist Hands
Carol & Bill Fulton
Glass Art Guild
Museum of Utah Art & History
Mary Wright Straight
Anne Cullimore Decker
15 Bytes: About Us
Tom Alder is a banker by day but in his free time explores his interest in Utah art. He is on the board of the Museum of Utah Art and History, organizes the yearly Zion's Bank Art Show, and is currently working on a Masters Thesis on Henri Moser.
Tami Baum is a native of Utah. She graduated from BYU in Education but has always been more fond of the arts. She found photography after the birth of her last child and has not put the camera down since. She is always looking for new ways to capture the image she sees through the lens.
Kasey Boone is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been living in Utah since 1990. He has a BA in French and Cultural Studies. He is a self-described "orphaned post-modernist."
Cara Despain has a BFA from the University of Utah and is an artist and freelance writer.
Ani Heinig is an artist living in the 9th & 9th area of Salt Lake City. Augmenting her art career with work in the film business, she now vows to steer clear of movies and give all her energy to painting and writing. She has cats.
Bren Jackson is an Art History major at Brigham Young Univeristy. Currently, she is employed at the BYU Museum of Art in the education department. Bren plans to gain a graduate degree in museum education and work with children.
Sue Martin has never been able to choose art or writing as her preferred creative expression so she does both. She holds an M.A. in Theatre and has worked in public relations. As an artist, she works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic to capture Utah landscapes or the beauty of everyday objects in still life.
Frank McEntire, a sculptor and installation artist, is a former director of the Utah Arts Council and art critic for The Salt Lake Tribune
Shawn Rossiter is a self-taught artist who lives in Sugarhouse. He has been the editor of 15 Bytes since its inception in 2001.
Geoff Wichert is a professor of Art History at Snow College, as well as a glass and multi-media artist. He has been writing about art for over 25 years in regional, national and international publications.
15 Bytes is published monthly by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City Utah. The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of 15 Bytes or Artists of Utah. Our editions are published monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Our deadline for submissions is the last Wednesday of the preceeding month.
Editor: Shawn Rossiter
Assitant Editor: Laura Durham
You can contact 15 Bytes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature: On The Spot
Salt Lake's Shawn Porter
Shawn Porter works for the University of Utah art department. He is included in the faculty show at the UMFA
1) What are you reading lately?
Lately I have been reading, (or rather looking at) a book by Rainer Zerbst about the architect Antoni Gaudi. I find his fusion of structure and organic form amazing and attention to detail obsessive. I guess it's this attention to detail that I find so interesting and strive for in my own work. Being a craftsman under his direction must have been an incredible yet sometimes painful experience.
2) What hangs above your mantel?
This year we have taken down the mirror to make room for a wreath, this is a bit unusual for us, we generally have an "untraditional" view of the holidays. But tradition is what you make of it I suppose.
3) What artist, living or dead, would you choose to paint, sculpt or photograph your portrait?
I would like to watch Robert and Shana Parke Harrison paint, sculpt and photograph a construct of what I do for a living, a representation of a multifaceted person by multifaceted artists. Now THAT I would hang over the mantel.