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Our Fall Fundraiser
Whether you're celebrating or mourning how recent votes turned out, we've got a vote you can cast that will make everyone happy.
Vote for 15 Bytes!
Go to our Fall Fundraiser page and make a pledge of support to keep 15 Bytes going for another 6 months.
At those other polling places all you get is a lousy sticker. But we've got a lot of great thank-you gifts for voting for 15 Bytes including tickets to: Ballet West, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera & Ririe-Woodbury Dance.
And in the spirit of the election season, we're tracking things precinct by precinct (or in our case, region by region). Go to our Fall Fundraiser page and see how your region is doing in reaching their goal.
Go to http://www.artistsofutah.org/08fallfunds.html and make your voice be heard. Keep 15 Bytes alive and we'll have a place for all the voices in our visual arts community.
Don't want to bother with the long lines at the polling stations? Mail your check right now to:
Artists of Utah
P.O. Box 526292
SLC, UT 84152
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15 Bytes: About Us
Our Contributors This Edition
Tom Alder recently left a 30-year mortgage banking career to become a partner in Williams Fine Art where he specializes in early Utah art. In December, he received his MA from the University of Utah in art history and wrote his thesis about Henri Moser. He also serves on the board of the Museum of Utah Art and History.
Ehren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Critcism at the University of Utah and an MA in the art of the Renaissance at the University of Reading, UK. He currently writes for the In Utah This Week, as well as being published in other journals in Utah.
Laura Durham, a Utah native with a BA in Art History from BYU, has worked for the Utah Arts Council as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the past six years and, recently, she has taken on the Traveling Exhibition Program as well. She served as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association from 2003 - 2006 and now serves as Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.
Sue Martin 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. She writes Hints 'n Tips, a regular feature, for 15 Bytes. Her work will be featured in an exhibit entitled Figuratively Speaking at Art at the Main in Salt Lake City.
Andrew Marvick, a native of Los Angeles, was educated at Harvard, UCLA and Columbia. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History and is an associate professor of art history at Southern Utah University.
Shawn Rossiter successfully dropped out of a Masters Program in Comparative Literature to become a painter (the success of which is yet to be determined). In 2001 he founded Artists of Utah and is the editor of 15 Bytes.
Lisa Trent studied English at the University of Utah and has always been interested in Photography. She uses a variety of cameras ranging from toy cameras to digital SLRs. Lisa has taken photos for websites and freelance occasions. She specializes in candid and abstract photography.
Tony Watson is originally from Washington State but has lived most of his adult life in Utah. No one occupation has occupied his working hours but his leisure hours are spent either climbing southern Utah's redrock country or engaging his mind with aesthetic issues.
Geoff Wichert, like all critics, is a failed artist. So far as he can tell, that doesn't guarantee success as a critic, either. He agrees with Einstein that no point of view is uniquely privileged.