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   March 2009
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Unjust by Chris Gwaltney at Julie Nester Gallery
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Up and Upcoming: To The North
Exhibition Listings in Northern Utah
Prepared by 15 Bytes staff unless otherwise indicated. UPCOMING and UP listings should reach us by the last Wednesday of the month. Those accepted will run until the closing date, or for one month if no closing date is given. Readers using the guide are cautioned to check with the exhibitor if the accuracy of the listing is crucial. Please send listings for this page to editor@artistsofutah.org

PARK CITY
The next Park City Gallery Stroll is Friday, March 27, from 6 to 9 pm.

Julie Nester Gallery UP: New Paintings by Chris Gwaltney, |0| features the lush paintings of the southern California artist who loves to experiment with sensuous surface finishes, compiling multiple layers of paint and alkyd that show drips and various markings. Gwaltney's current body of work combines elements of abstraction with loose figurative objects to explore the artist's relationship with his father and his son. As his elderly father has become more dependent on him, while his son ascends to manhood, Gwaltney finds himself sandwiched in between. The works, however, refrain from tight narration, allowing interpretation as loose and broad as the brushstrokes used to execute the paintings. Through March 25.

Phoenix Gallery UP: Getting from Here to There, works by Carole Wade. Wades colorful and energetic works celebrate life in a ski town including: Park City Main Street strollers, dog-walkers and cross country skiers at the Barn, landscapes as seen from a chairlift, and local horses in the pasture.|1| Carole has also created several New York cityscapes to include in the show. UPCOMING: Shea Guevara, |2| opening reception, Saturday, March 14, 2009, 6-9 pm.

Gallery MAR UP: Alternate Reality, new works by Ginger Bowen and Fred Calleri. Through March 9. UPCOMING: A Conscious Balance, new works by Brad Stroman |3| and Lisa Lamoreaux, |4| March 23rd through April 13th. Patrons can enter the gallery's opportunity drawing, for an original painting by Brad Stroman, to benefit the Swaner Eco Center. A portion of sales from A Conscious Balance will benefit the Swaner Nature Preserve and Eco Center, which proudly protects 1,200 acres of high-altitude wetland, stream corridor, and upland habitat for wildlife, water quality, and recreation in Park City, Utah. Swaner Eco Center, Park City, Utah

Coda Gallery UP: New work by Wendy Chidester (see her studio on page 2) and Chelsea James. Both artists are graduates of the University of Utah and have an affinity for still lifes. Chidester looks for old, worn objects -- things that have been replaced and forgotten -- as the subjects for her paintings. With the development of rich surfaces she breaths new life into these objects. For her subject matter, James chooses objects "that evoke childhood memories, create situations of atmospheric mystery, and bring visual interest through interaction." UPCOMING: Kim Brown and Heather Barron, opening Friday, March 27, 6 - 9 pm.

Terzian Galleries UP: Creative Whimsical, works by Emily McPhie and Kina Crow. Both artists create works that are fun and unique. Crow uses ceramic and mixed-media, while McPhie (see January 2007) paints in layers of oil. Through March 13.

Meyer Gallery UP: Patches and Pieces, patterns, colors, words, landscapes and common household items all blended together into beautiful, meaningful paintings byCheryl Warrick. UPCOMING: Beyond Beautiful, works by David Edwards, Michelle Haglund, and Chris Reilly, opening Friday, March 27. Canadian artist Dave Edwards paints rich, sensual landscapes, skyscapes and interiors that veer between impressionism and abstraction. Michele Haglund and Chris Reilly |5| are masters of the resurgent encaustic movement. Their Asian-tinged compositions highlight subjects from the natural world.

Kimball Art Center UP: Diane Tuft: Salt Lake Reconsidered, in the Main Gallery, through March 15. In her most recent body of work, New York based photographer Diane Tuft recorded the results of ultraviolet light on the Great Salt Lake of Utah (see a review page 5). AND: Lloyd Platt: Abstractions of Nature, in the Garage Gallery. At the age of sixty-five, Lloyd Platt retired from his career as a notable Salt Lake architect to pursue his passion for painting. In the past eight years, Platt has created a prolific body of work. His paintings are bold in color and contrast, conveying an abstract perception of nature. Through March 15. ALSO: Sandy Brunvand: Trail Explorations, in the Badami Gallery, January 31 - March 15. Salt Lake artist Sandy Brunvand's new series combines drawings, etchings, wood engravings, wood cuts and relief prints that focus on an obsession with lines and marks. The images relate to natural forms found in and around the hills of Utah, but are abstracted and layered allowing for multiple interpretations (see our Artist Profile in the February edition).

Iron Horse Gallery UP: The Heart of Lightness, paintings by Caroline Zimmerman. UPCOMING: Double Take, father and daughter artists Phillip and Elizabeth Barlow take on the still life. Reception Saturday, March 20, 5 - 8 pm.

EVENT
- March 20, 2009 at 7pm, Spiro Arts, holds its second annual Arts Auction and Gala; the event theme is Bringing Art to Life and is a celebration of artists and art in our lives. Additions to this years Gala include: a live and silent auction, keynote speaker Jill Miller of Sundance Institute, and a free post-auction community party with an ice sculpture by world renowned artist Rusty Croft, fire dancers and open mic/ jam session.

BOUNTIFUL
BDAC UP: 2009 Statewide Competition, through April 3.


LOGAN
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art UP: Uses of the Real: Originality, Conditional Objects, and Action/Documentation, Contemplation, an exhibit that uses works from the Museum's permanent collection to explore the question, "What is art?" Panel discussions and viewer participation projects will be sponsored during the exhibition through 2009. Through December 2009.

OGDEN AREA
The Ogden First Fridays Art Walk takes place every month on the First Friday of the month. Galleries are open from 6 to 9 pm for receptions.

Universe City (2556 Washington Blvd, Ogden 458-8959) UP: Paintings by Blue Critchfield, a 2003 University of Utah graduate in painting and drawing. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with Ogden’ First Friday Art Stroll, March 6, 5:00-9:00 pm. Through March 21. The works in this exhibition have come from separate but related periods of artistic exploration (see page 1 for a profile of the artist).

Eccles Community Art Center UP: 16th Statewide Photographic Competition in the Main Gallery and the watercolor paintings of Terrece Beesley (see image below) in the Carriage House Gallery. The 16th Statewide Photographic Competition will feature recent (within the last two years), original photographs by resident Utah photographers. Salt Lake City photographer, Dr. Laurel Casjens served as the juror for the competition. Through March 21. Beesley is an award winning artist, who has exhibit through the Western United States. Beesley's preferred medium is watercolor with her chosen theme: still life. A recent internet article said "the artist (Terrece Beesley) captures with an inquisitive eye and surprising sense of humor, the cultural signifiers of contemporary society and explores the quizzical interaction between natural and manmade objects." Through March 21.

Gallery at the Station UP: Art by Weber County Teachers.

Shaw Gallery at Weber State UP: Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas. Virginia Dodier – photography historian, museum curator and a Mexican-American born in a Texas border town and raised in Alaska and Oregon – knows the feeling of living in two worlds. Her unique background led to a vision for Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas, a photography exhibition presenting positive images of women’s lives lived somewhere between the beloved home of their birth and a new home in America.



RESULTS FROM OUR FEBRUARY 2009 SURVEY
If you have not yet taken this Survey go to our February edition.

ART PROFESSIONAL SURVEY
|| Compared to the fourth quarter of 2007, your sales for the fourth quarter of 2008 were:
|| Over the past six months, traffic in your establishment has:
Decreased considerably
Decreased some
Decreased slightly
Stayed the same
increased slightly
Increased some
Increased considerably
33%
25%
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33%
0%
0%
9%
|| (You may click more than one). Due to the economic situation have you:
27Let an employee go
9Decreased wages
64 Cancelled part of your programming
27%
9%
64%
|| Which statement best describes how you feel about the future?
We will probably have to close up shop
We are going to have to drastically change how we operate
It's going to be tough but I think we can make it
We're in a good position to weather the storm
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17%
83%
0%

ARTIST SURVEY
Compared to 2007, your sales in 2008 were:
Down by more than 50%
Down by more than 25%
Down by more than 10%
Down slightly
The same
Up slightly
Up by more than 10%
Up by more than 25%
Up by more than 50%
9%
32.5%
4.5%
4.5%
13.5%
13.5%
4.5%
9%
9%

Over the past six months, has your creative output:
Decreased considerably
Decreased some
Decreased slightly
Stayed the same
Increased slightly
Increased some
Increased considerably
9%
9%
4.5%
41%
13.5%
9%
9%

(You may click more than one). Due to the economic situation have you:
Taken another job or looking for one
Cancelled an exhibition opportunity
Made drastic financial adjustment to your career (like giving up a studio)
27%
9%
23%

Which statement best describes how you feel about the future?
I may give up making art
My art will have to become a hobby rather than a profession
Same old same old.
I'm more excited than ever to work.
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9%
36%
55%

ART LOVER SURVEY

How has the current economic crises affected your art buying habits?
I won't be buying any art for a while.
I think twice before purchasing now.
No change.
I have money and am looking for deals.
21%
43%
29%
7%

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