ART BY: IAN RAMSAY
CURRENT / UPCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS
RUSSELL CASE: Utah North to South
DATES: July 15 – September 2, 2022
PANEL DISCUSSION: July 15, 6:00 p.m.
ARTIST RECEPTION: July 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
In the Eccles Grand Foyer: The Besendorfer Ranch Project: Theresa Otteson and Sherry Rauch
With his deep connections within the plein air and landscape art communities, Case has received a lifetime of prestigious awards and has been featured in reputable galleries and museums. Being born and raised in Brigham City, Utah and attending Utah State University in Logan, Utah, his art speaks directly to the rural Utah lived experience.
RECENT SHOWS AND EVENTS
ROUGE: UTAH WOMEN’S VOICES
DATES: June 11- September 17, 2021
In the Eccles Grand Foyer: Landscapes on Yupo: Mel Scott and Diane Asay , Loretta Clayson: Watercolors.
This exhibit will highlight this disparity that exists between male and female artists in Utah where 60% of the artists are female but on average 70% of the artists exhibited are male. This will give Utah women artists an opportunity to share what it is like to be a woman living in Utah today. Each artist will provide a piece that discusses her view of her role as a woman. With a nod to the contemporary women's movement, each artist will include something pink in her work.
THE RED DIRT GIRLS: Peace’d Together
DATES: October 1, 2021 – January 14, 2022
In the Eccles Grand Foyer: THE FIRM
Kirsten Holt Beitler, Jenna Mae Lineweaver, Miriam Rawson, Peg Wheeler
The Red Dirt Girls do get their hands dirty. They have grit. Determination. Skills.
As a group, they want to celebrate women’s challenges and tragedies in a way that is imbued with hope. They feel women have an important role in shaping the attitudes of those around them, and there is a great need for uplifting and positive messages. The Red Dirt Girls have experienced loneliness, divorce, loss of their homes, friends that were untrue, life’s constant challenges and surprises—but have emerged from these daunting experiences with optimism and humor intact. They have stories to tell, examples of great women to celebrate, and canvases full of color and magic.
35TH ANNUAL DSU SEARS DIXIE INVITATIONAL ART SHOW AND SALE
DATES: February 18 – April 2, 2022
SALES: Call Jeanine Nay 435-652-7903
SPECIAL HOURS: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This year DSU celebrates the 35TH Annual Robert N. and Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale. This special exhibit opens every year on the Saturday of President’s Day weekend in February. The show boasts a variety of representational art including landscape, portrait, western, impressionistic, and very contemporary pieces. Each year new artists are invited to submit images of their artwork for consideration of an invitation to participate. Upon acceptance to the show, each artist is invited to submit two original recent pieces of artwork. Recognized artists continue to participate and find their way in the world of art. Collectors and investors vie for their artwork each year. The show and sale has an impressive history of success. This is the show not to miss. This is your opportunity to build a collection and to donate 37% of the purchase to the Sears Art Museum.
DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY ART DEPARTMENT SHOWCASE
DATES: April 22 - May 6, 2022
ARTIST RECEPTION: April 22, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
In the Eccles Grand Foyer: Featured Art Department Faculty Members McKenzi Dye & Meaghan Gates
The Art Department of Dixie State University celebrates this annual exhibit to showcase our students and their recent work, as well as the recent work of the faculty. The art students experience the benefits of learning to present themselves and their artwork in a professional manner and to improve their portfolios. This show is always a favorite.
POP-UP: An Immediate Response of War in Ukraine by Artists
DATES: May 16 - June 17, 2022
Artists often reflect their feelings through art. Artists all over the world are making art about the war in the Ukraine and certainly in this area. In an effort to give them the opportunity to exhibit their artistic reaction, this POP-UP show will be held in the Eccles Fine Arts Center’s Grand Foyer. This is a short exhibit, but very powerful. There will not be an artist reception. All art featured will be 12 in by 12 in.