Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Petecia Le Fawnhawk and Eric Overton. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until June 10.
“Art Behind the Zion Curtain," was curated by Diane Stewart given the political climate over the past few months and the current discussion that is under way with our legislature the idea that our artists might interpret the cultures, customs and peculiar ways of Utah seemed topical and relevant. Invited artists were asked to take their personal spin on the themed exhibit. We were thrilled with the variety of works that our artists came up with. Please join us through May 13, Tuesday - Saturday 11-6 p.m. to view the exhibition.
Utah native, now a longtime resident of Los Angeles, artist Rebecca Campbell has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Last night we were honored to host an artist discussion & reception with Rebecca where she shared insights to her process and inspiration behind this bold body of work.
SELECT WORKS BY REBECCA CAMPBELL will be featured in the gallery through April 15th, 2017.
We want to thank everyone who came out last night for March's Gallery Stroll. We will be hosting featured artist Rebecca Campbell on March 30th, for an artist discussion. Campbell will speak on how she has been inspired to reexamine her roots to question how nostalgia, the western landscape, and the physical seduction of paint can shed light on our polarized political landscape, feminism, and the unavoidable reality of death. Mark your calendar and join us for an incredible experience that you will not want to miss!
Thank you to all of those who attended Gallery Stroll! It was a fantastic turn out for our featured artists Shonto Begay and Woody Shepherd. During the event both artists took time to explain their process and answer questions. If you were unable to attend the exhibitions will be on display until March 11.
Thank you to all of those who attended our first figure drawing class with represented artist Nathan Florence! It was a night full of fun and memories all while enjoying a glass of wine and learning the basics of drawing a live model. Florence instructed the participants on drawing, shared techniques on capturing gesture and personal characteristics of a live model. He provided different mediums for the class to use and encouraged the experimentation of them by the group!
If you are interested in joining our next class please email the gallery for additional details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who attended our January Gallery Stroll featuring new works by Nocona Burgess, "Legendary Plains." Burgess' creative, intricate, and unforgettable paintings embody the spirit of his Native ancestry. He incorporates layers of paint and builds up his body of work while also taking away paint in specific areas. His process speaks to his subject matter in a very contemporary way. The exhibition will be on display through February 11, 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended our December Gallery Stroll for our annual Small Works Exhibition. With more than 70 pieces to select from, Small Works is defined by artwork no larger in dimension than 16 x 20 inches. This gives the artists an opportunity to create and display new work just in time for the holiday season. We had an incredible festive turn out and thank you for all of your support.
Stop by to see works by Shonto Begay, John Berry, Rudi Broschofsky, Paul Davis, Phil Epp, Sushe Felix, Tracy Felix, Nathan Florence, Dolan Geiman, Jann Haworth, Suzanne Hill, Patrick Hubbell, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Dick Jemison, Tom Judd, Kevin Kehoe, Dan Namingha, Arlo Namingha, Dave Newman, Ben Pease, Jody Plant, Kevin Red Star, Nate Ronniger, Tamara Ruiz, Billy Schenck, Ben Steele, Michael Swearngin, and John Vehar-Evanoff.
Thank you to everyone who attended our November Gallery Stroll Friday night. Local artist Ben Steele joined us to discuss his newest body of work, "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." Steele's new body of work combines a juxtaposition of fresh pop imagery with classical themes. His refined oil paintings transform well-known treasures into contemporary concept-driven works of art. Join us through January 14, 2017 to view the works in person.
We want to thank everyone who joined us for Tracy and Sushe Felix's wonderful artist discussion last night at Gallery Stroll. They spoke on their processes and what inspired them to create this body of work. It was an intimate setting with the collectors actively engaged in the question and answer segment!
We are proud to announce that Jann Haworth, represented artist and Creative Director at the Leonardo, presented her community-sourced mural project, Work In Progress, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art last night. This powerful exhibition features women throughout history who were a catalyst for change. The project will be exhibited at UMOCA from October 7, through January 14, 2017. To learn more check out 15 Bytes' podcast featuring Jann's interview on the project.
Thank you to everyone who attended our September Gallery Stroll Friday night. Dick Jemison joined us from Alabama to discuss his newest body of work, "Limelight." Jemison's bold pallet has a very dramatic effect, his primitive contemporary approach is compelling and demands presence. Join us through October 15th, 2016 to view the works in person.
Incredible turn out last night for our Art and Wine event with Dick Jemison. His eye for color is poetic and his vibrant pallet engages the viewer. Dick captivated our audience describing his process and inspiration. "Color is something that is inside of us, an innate ability. It can not be taught." -Dick Jemison
Join us through October 15th to view his solo exhibition, "Limelight."
We had an incredible turn out last night, thank you to all who stopped by to visit with Tom Judd while he was in town from Pennsylvania. We loved celebrating our last summer moments with all of you cooling off with bubbles and pops. Stop by the gallery next week to dive into Tom Judd's work while it is up before we close August 21 - September 5.
Thank you to everyone who attended our July Gallery Stroll Friday night. John Berry joined us in the gallery to discuss his solo show "Duality." Berry's work combines an incredible tension and incorporates a new direction. His bold colors and shapes reference the landscapes he has painted in the past with a dynamic new body of abstract work. We are thrilled with the direction John has taken and invite you to join us through August 12, 2016 to view the works in person.
Thank you to everyone who attended our June Gallery Stroll Friday night. Dave Newman joined us in the gallery to discuss his unique works of art that incorporate a variety of mediums and found objects. His presence in the gallery was inspiring and his works speak to the American Spirit and are truly "time capsules." We are thrilled to represent such a hardworking & dedicated artist. He is already back on the road capturing new photographs and antiquing to add to new works.
Thank you to everyone who attended the May Gallery Stroll Friday night. Michael Swearngin joined us in the gallery to discuss his unique works of art that incorporate a variety of imagery inspired by the rugged spirit of the West. His presence in the gallery was inspiring and personal. It is an honor to represent such a hardworking and engaging artist.
We would like to congratulate the Utah Symphony for their many contributions to Salt Lake City's dynamic art community. Diane Stewart, MWFA Gallery Owner and USUO Board Member, had the pleasure of hosting the Utah Symphony in New York, for their 75th Anniversary Concert at Carnegie Hall.
Salt Lake Tribune | Chris Lee | Utah Symphony, let by conductor Thierry Fischer, performs at Carnegie Hall in New York on Friday, April 29, 2016.