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A BRUSH WITH AFRICA: Birgit Wudenka McMullen, Sage Gallagher, and Ruth Hewlett-Buckmiller

DATES: November 29, 2022 – January 13, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CLOSED during UT holidays

ARTIST PANEL: Friday December 2, 6:00 p.m.

ARTIST RECEPTION:  Friday December 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In the Eccles Grand Foyer: Brush and Lens: Deena Millecam and Stephen Sandau

African art reflects history, culture, and beliefs. Africa inspired artists long before recorded history. Many of today’s artists have reached regional and international fame. It seems that Africa gets into the hearts of people everywhere. The beauty and the people have inspired three artists who have had A Brush with Africa. Birgit Wudenka McMullen, living in Cedar City Utah, served in the Peace Corps for three years and deeply misses Malawi and all her friends there. Sage Gallagher, of St. George, Utah, has a passion to help villagers in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to start small businesses and to build an orphanage. Currently she is getting to know the villagers by painting their portraits. Ruth Hewlett-Buckmiller, accompanied her husband Louis Pope, to Africa on humanitarian projects. Ruth was provided a lot of time to paint and observe the beauty and hardworking people of Africa.



DATES: February 19 – April 2, 2023 

SPECIAL HOURS: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PREVIEW: Saturday February 18, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Opening Gala Ticket Holders

GALA OPENING RECEPTION & PRESALE: Saturday February 18, 7:00 p.m.

This year Utah Tech celebrates the 36th Annual Robert N. and Peggy Sears 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, and impressionistic 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 have an impressive history of success. This is the Sears only fundraiser. This is the show not to miss!



DATES:  April 21 – May 5, 2023

ARTIST RECEPTION: April 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In the Eccles Grand Foyer: Featured Art Department Faculty Member

The Art Department of UT celebrates this annual exhibit to showcase the year’s work of their finest students. 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.


FROM THE PERMANENT ART COLLECTION: The Robert N. and Peggy Sears Art Collection & Purchase Prize Winners

DATES: June 16 – August 25, 2023

ARTIST RECEPTION: June 16, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In the Eccles Grand Foyer: Selected artworks from the Purchase Prize Winners

Glass Cases: Selected 3D art from the Sears Collection