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 January 2011
Published by Artists of Utah
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Marcee Blackerby
John Hughes, photo by Laurie Warner
Stefanie Dykes, photo by Shawn Rossiter
Tom Mulder
Chris Dunker
Van Chu, photo by Kim Silcox

Paul Reynolds, photo by Shalee Cooper
Hyunmee Lee
Street art on Floral Street
Beverly Wheeler Mastrim
Van Chu, photo by Kim Silcox
A Decade of Artist Profiles

2011 marks Artists of Utah's tenth year publishing 15 Bytes. During that time one of our most consistent features has been the Artist Profile, an essay in words and images (and, since 2010, video) on the life and art of Utah's artists. In this month's photo essay we have selected 25 images from the scores of Artist Profiles we have published over the past decade. For those of you who have been with us for the long ride, it's a reminder, and for those of you who have recently discovered us, an enticement to check out our deep archives.

A list of our profiles from 2001 to 2010 can be found here.

Studio Space
Jann Haworth, photo by Dallas Graham
Nathan Florence, photo by Shawn Rossiter
Emmanuel Makonga, photo by Shawn Rossiter
Brandon Cook, photo by Shawn Rossiter
Amanda Moore, photo by Shalee Cooper
William Whitaker
Lenka Konopasek, photo by Steve Coray
Marilou Kundmueller, photo by Melanie Steele
Lori Nelson, photo by Steve Coray
Eva Jorgensen
Blue Critchfield, photo by James Stoddard
Joey Behrens, by Shalee Cooper
Kathryn Stedham, photo by Kim Silcox
Cris Baczek, self-portrait
Jeff Hein, photo by Shawn Rossiter

Artists of Utah News
Ten More Years

With the advent of 2011 Artists of Utah and 15 Bytes welcome a new year and look forward to a new decade, as we mark, in September, our tenth anniversary. In months to come you'll be hearing more about this anniversary and what this decade means to us as we evaluate where our project has been, where it is now and where it should go.

Ever since we started publishing 15 Bytes other sections of our cultural community have asked or encouraged us to do for the performing or literary or cinematic arts in Utah what we do for the visual arts. If you've read our blog this past year you'll have noticed that we've begun to do that, with previews and reviews of performances and events. And in this month's edition, with features on dance and poetry, we've also begun to do it in the pages of 15 Bytes.

Partly this expansion is a natural result of the interests and curiosity of our writers. Partly its because the arts aren't always comfortable with strict definitions, and while the visual arts were traditionally associated with painting and sculpture, over the past half century film, performance, music, poetry and theatre have all shouldered their way into what we now consider the visual arts. And partly it is because there is a wide audience that wants us to bring the cultural conversation of 15 Bytes to their area of interest.

So over the next few months you'll find in the pages of 15 Bytes and in the posts of our blog content that goes beyond our traditional coverage. Since this is a community project we look forward to your feedback and hope you'll let us know about this expansion of our conversation.

Please send comments to editor Shawn Rossiter at editor@artistsofutah.org

15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors this edition

Ehren ClarkEhren Clark received his BA in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Criticism 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.

Alex HaworthAlex Haworth,
a native of England, has been in Utah since he was thirteen. He is a local filmmaker and with Davey Davis runs The Dada Factory.

John HughesJohn 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.

Shawn RossiterShawn 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.

Dale ThompsonDale 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 WichertGeoff Wichert
has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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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 preceding month.

Writers and photographers who contribute material to 15 Bytes are members of the visual arts community who volunteer their time. Please contact the editor if you have an idea for an article or feature, or if you would like to volunteer your time to the organization.

Materials may be mailed to:
Artists of Utah
P.O. Box 526292
SLC, UT 84152

Editor: Shawn Rossiter
Assistant Editor: Laura Durham
Image Editor: Shalee Cooper
Contributing Editor: Geoff Wichert
Mixed Media: Terrece Beesley
You can contact 15 Bytes at editor@artistsofutah.org

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