On the Spot
Salt Lake's Brittany Reese Dew
There are three drawings of me that were sketched by NYC-based artist Terry Rosenberg. They are personal portraits that he drew while I was dancing in a rehearsal with Neta Pulvermacher's company. He sketches many dancers and dance companies, including American Ballet Theater, and he generously gave me three that he had done of me. I love them.
Right now I am not reading anything interesting except stuff related to work including information on becoming a non-profit and information on video editing, etc. The last book I read for fun was probably "Running with Scissors." With running the business and two kids I haven't had much time to read, sadly.
I would choose Egon Schiele to paint my portrait if he were living or perhaps my late friend who made installations of miniature worlds and people that were on objects that appeared to be eyeballs/planets.
15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition
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.
Sheryl Gillilan received her B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College, and Masters in both Social Services and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. She is an award-winning quilt artist and the Assistant Director for Art Access.
John Hughes is an award-winning artist and teacher who has been painting the landscape both in and out of the studio since 1983. He maintains a studio in Taylorsville and teaches students in private workshops and in a course at Salt Lake Community College.
John McCallum is a graphic artist, designer, musician/composer, photographer, and videographer living in Ogden. In addition to creating websites for many local artists, John is currently Director of Multimedia for NACD, an international organization devoted to helping children. He attended the University of Utah Music Department and is currently working on his first solo album. He filmed interviews for the new Artists of Utah film, WORK ZONE.
Shawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, grew up on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. He dropped out of a Masters program in Contemporary Literature to pursue a career as an artist. He founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.
Kandace Steadman currently directs the virtual museum project at the Museum of Utah & History, where she has worked for the last six years. She also wore various hats at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC including working in the curatorial, education, and public relations departments. She’s an adjunct professor of art history at Westminster College.
Dale Thompson has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Her writing career includes work for a local theatre, journalism in Park City, and freelance contributions for various nonprofit organizations.
Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.