Artists of Utah News
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Now With More Video!
Artists of Utah, the publisher of 15 Bytes, recently received a generous grant from the Francis H. Zimbeaux Trust. The grant money is dedicated towards the purchase of cameras, lights, microphones and other equipment necessary to expand our video coverage of Utah's visual arts community. We still need to raise an additional $2000 in matching funds.
You'll be hearing more about this in the coming month, but if you're already excited about the idea of exploring the arts through moving images and recorded sound, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Utah Art Stories: Video program.
You can mail a check to:
Artists of Utah
P.O. Box 526292
SLC, UT 84152
or use this link to make a contribution with a credit card:
Come Play a Round With Us
Many of you have already made financial contributions to us this year. We'd like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 14, as the Artists of Utah staff and 15 Bytes writers and photographers play the Contemporary Masters course at the Salt Lake Art Center. This is a private Artists of Utah event so please RSVP if you would like to attend.
There are all kinds of ways to help our organization. We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to write and photograph for 15 Bytes. We can also use help on the business end of our 501 (c) 3 non-profit.
Artists of Utah Intern
Artists of Utah is looking for a smart, creative student eager to gain experience working in the arts. The Artists of Utah Intern will gain valuable experience and make important connections in Utah's arts world. The intern will help with a variety of activities including marketing, maintaining parts of our website, organizational development, and the production of 15 Bytes. Students who are familiar with or eager to work with any of the following are a plus: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, arts writing, grant writing, marketing. For more information contact Shawn Rossiter at
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.
Carol Fulton got her degree in radio and television production a long time ago. She was born in Brazil and lived in many countries, being a Foreign Service officer brat. Now retired from the airline industry, she volunteers at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and dabbles in oil painting and found-object sculpture.
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.
Lisa B. Huber is a native Utah artist who works in pencil and watercolors. She is also a published poet and writer, works by day as a Software Developer, and resides in Washington City, Utah.
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.
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.
Frank McEntire, former executive director of the Utah Arts Council, is a sculptor, independent curator, and arts administrator. He was the art critic for The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Magazine.
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.
Kim Silcox, a native of San Francisco, is a full-time photographer and designer. She is currently working on What I Thought I Saw, a book project that challenges our perceptions of how we see people.
James Stoddard graduated from the photography program at SLCC. He grew up in Utah and loves photographing both its landscape and its people. His images have been seen in publications in Utah and throughout the West.
Marcela Torres was born and raised in Utah. She has served at many local art organizations in several capacities over the years. A self proclaimed Jack of all trades her titles include seamstress, videographeor, editor, dj, radio host, educator and tasty snack expert. She is currently employed at the Salt Lake Art Center as Education Assistant.
Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.