Women to the Front

Perspectives on Equality, Gender, and Activism View a digital preview of this exhibition. The year 2020 marks two milestone celebrations of women’s suffrage: the 150th anniversary of Utah women becoming the first to vote in the modern nation, and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women in the U.S. the right to vote. To commemorate …

Comforting Discomfort

Work by: Dalila Sanabria and Fiona Matisse Barney JANUARY 17 – MARCH 6 Gallery Stroll Reception: January 17 from 6 – 9 pm Rio Gallery: Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm Comforting Discomfort presents sculptural, photographic, and multimedia work pertaining to assuaging distress and discomfiture. In a world of abrupt shifts in borders, ideologies, and human identities, these forms attempt …

Statewide Annual ’19

Mixed Media & Works on Paper NOVEMBER 15 – JANUARY 10 Gallery Stroll & Opening Reception: November 15, from 6 – 9pm Rio Gallery: Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm Click here to view catalog Utah Arts & Museums will host its annual statewide exhibition Utah ‘19: Mixed Media & Works on Paper at the Rio Gallery November 15, 2019 …

Design Arts ’19

SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 18 Click here to view the catalog DesignArts Utah ’19 honors and celebrates some of Utah’s best designers and provides an opportunity for gallery visitors see the talent of Utah’s design community. The juror for DesignArts Utah ’18 is Gail Anderson, is the creative director of Visual Arts Press at the School of Visual Arts New York, …

TIME + MATERIALS

Work by Jacqui Larsen, Heidi Moller Somsen, and Richard Gate JUNE 21 – AUGUST 30 2019 From the artists: “On the one hand, Time + Materials sounds like the banal calculation of a greedy plumber hoping to charge a hapless customer twice what she can afford. On the other, it conveys the Sisyphean task of the artist: how to trap …

Transcontinental: People, Place, Impact

Click here to view the catalog MARCH 22 – JUNE 14, 2019 This exhibit is part of the Spike 150 celebrations that mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. The 35 artists featured in this exhibition currently live and work in Utah, or have significant ties to Utah. The work …

Utah’s 15 (Vol. II)

Curated by Artists of Utah / 15bytes & Kandace Steadman JANUARY 18 – MARCH 8, 2019 From the curator: “Every five years, we check in with our public to answer an important but not always easy question: Who are the state’s most influential artists? These are not necessarily the “hottest” artists, they are not the most “honored” artists, but these …

Statewide Annual ’18

Craft, Photography, & Video/Digital NOVEMBER 16, 2018 – JANUARY 11, 2019 Click here to view the catalog ABOUT Utah Arts & Museums hosted its annual statewide exhibition Utah ‘18: Craft, Photography, & Video/Digital at the Rio Gallery November 16, 2018 – January 11, 2019. The exhibition had a record number of entries for this media category. 239 artists, along with …

DesignArts Utah ’18

SEPTEBMER 7 – OCTOBER 19, 2018 Click here to view the catalog  DesignArts Utah ’18 honors and celebrates some of Utah’s best designers and provides an opportunity for gallery visitors see the talent of Utah’s design community. The juror for DesignArts Utah ’18 is Christine Gaspar, the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York-based nonprofit …

postmodernposh

Work by Nolan Flynn and Mitchell Lee JUNE 13 – AUGUST 31, 2018 postmodernposh is a response to the #mainstream art scene where the art world has become more consumer-based and art is seen more as a luxury than anything else. Nolan Flynn and Mitchell Lee, the two #artists in this exhibition both carry approaches in their #artwork that antagonize …

Our Sacred Landscape

Work by Karen Kurka Jensen, Cara Schwindt, Jodi Steen MAY 18 – JULY 6, 2018 Our Sacred Landscape features the work of three Utah artists taking inspiration from the beauty of the landscape. Each artist expresses their viewpoint through a different medium. Karen Kurka Jensen uses water, ink, and color on delicate rice paper, Cara Schwindt works in textiles, and …

Familiar Flora

Work by Melinda Ostraff, Jenny Ostraff, Elise Boucher Ostraff, Alexis Fryer Ostraff MARCH 16 – MAY 11, 2018 The four artists in this show are a mother, a daughter, and two daughters-in-law. They work in a variety of two dimensional media including encaustic, collage, painting, and printmaking. In addition to being artists, they are connected by a love of the …