June 2010

In March, I mentioned that I’ve designed a new look for the portfolio section of this website and been working with Shawn Rossiter to implement those changes. With tremendous effort, time, and skill Shawn made it happen. Please check out the new “Portfolio,” “Galleries,” and “Written Work” layouts, browse through the “News” postings, and take a quick glance at the updated “Resume” in the “Bio” section. Even though there are a few small upgrades yet to be made, you’ll get a full sense of the site.

In other news:

• These two new pieces—”Whisper to Krishna’s Listening Stone” and “Blue Angel, Guardian of the Host Box”— were accepted into the Springville Museum of Art’s 86th Annual Spring Salon.

Whisper to Krishna's Listening Stone

Blue Angel, Guardian of the Host Box

• The project I’m managing with a great team of partners to honor the late V. Douglas Snow is taking shape. It has four components:

– Endowed scholarship as an investment in new generations of talented University of Utah art students.

– Retrospective exhibition and catalog to increase appreciation for one of the West’s most talented painters through personal encounters with original works of art installed simultaneously in September 2011at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Salt Lake Art Center.

– Elegant, fully-illustrated hardcover fine art book published by the University of Utah Press that will delight and inform Doug’s many admirers and introduce new audiences to his work and to the natural, cultural, and aesthetic qualities of the Colorado Plateau that inspired it.

– Raising $75,000 to ensure the above three parts of the project are fully realized.

•A new body of work is getting underway, one that has been on the back burner for many years. It’s a photographic documentation of site-specific miniature pieces: “Sacred Spaces in Found Urban Places,” to be exhibited with similar altars installed in the gallery space and, hopefully, published in book form.

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