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Ginny Coombs

Photos of wildlife and the geometric patterns that can be found in the natural world.

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement:

A love of Nature has always been an important part of Ginny Coombs' life. She notices the rhythmic patterns that can be found in a brook or the detailed markings on individual wild animals or birds. Ginny has developed a keen eye for the subtleties of what she sees and shares with the viewer an appreciation of the displayed scene with an expanded viewpoint. Whether Ginny is sketching or doing photograph work, she looks for the revealing patterns of light and dark. She captures the scene with a photographic composition that is visually balanced. The main ingredient for successful photographs is to just 'get out there', not mind inclement weather and be observant of the artistic opportunities whether it is a vast expanse of unending scenery or a small plant with its subtle beauty that catches the viewer's attention.

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David Cornwell

Stone is used to represent other natural subjects that share the stones' color, pattern, and texture

Art Form: Sculpture
Artist\'s Statement: A beautiful mountain trout freed from Verdi Fire granite, clouds envisioned in polished marble, and other natural subjects are the themes of David Cornwell's stone art. Using his training as a stained glass artist, he has discovered a way to cut and shape the granite, marble, onyx, and stone tiles to create images we see in nature. Stones are selected by their unique color, pattern, and texture to produce a palette as distinctive as a painter's colors. Meticulous cutting and fitting turns the pieces into natural subjects that share the stones' character.
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Nan Gray

When human stories, history, cultures and political realities interact with everyday settings, common scenes become quite extraordinary.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: I am a watercolorist with a love of travel. I often utilize my photographs from far away places for my renderings; however, I also enjoy painting the diversity of landscapes in Park City area as well. I am inspired by scenes and encounters that are often considered very ordinary and only earn a glance from passersby in their locales. When the human stories, history, cultures and political realities that accompany the settings are considered, these common scenes become quite extraordinary. I design my material first with my camera lens from many different angles, portray it with colors that come from life, and hope that the result offers the viewer an opportunity to visit the sites and absorb the stories, if only for a moment or two.
Seven years ago I retired from my position as the State Director of Special Education after a thirty-six year career as a special educator. Although I will always remain a passionate advocate for children with disabilities, it is thoroughly enjoyable to have more time for the world of art as well.  
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Melissa Skarsten

I emulate nature and promote our individuality as humans

Art Form: Jewelry
Artist\'s Statement: The natural world is always pulling at you…. to come in and see her beauty and feel the “mystery of nature”, and so my work celebrates what I experience there. The Pacific-costal redwood forests haunt me. As I was developing my distinct style, memories from my visits to the redwoods kept appearing and inspired the textures and color palettes I began using. More importantly, it was the emotions I felt when standing in that primeval forest I started to capture, and a organic elegance and sense of antiquity showed up in my style. The ancient technique of granulation is perfect for creating organic textures. With a torch, I fuse tiny grains of gold and raised lines of silver onto the surfaces of my pieces. I then expand the technique by flowing melted gold in and around the applied textures. To achieve the rich color palette, I oxidize many of the pieces a deep black to illuminate the gold. The gemstones and the metal finishes I choose, allows me to express the dance of light and movement that water, sunlight, and breeze create in the forest. My work is done in a spontaneous manner, a vision maybe scribbled out as a starting point, but materials and technique guide the work into a finished piece. This evolutionary process keeps my creative thoughts flowing…. And makes me happy. I make one-of-kind pieces, each piece inspiring the next. Serial imagery or what I like to call the “kaleidoscope effect” is where I take a piece and redesign it…. and like the turn of the kaleidoscope, the variations are endless. By making one-of-a-kind pieces, I emulate nature and promote our individuality as humans, which I find a breath of fresh air in a world of mass produced, identical products.
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Juanita Marshall

Ceramic pieces inspired by the natural world around me and reflecting my interest in geology, anthropology, science and the humanities

Art Form: Ceramics
Artist\'s Statement:

My ceramic pieces are inspired by the natural world around me and reflect my interest in geology, anthropology, science and the humanities as well as my need to create. The tactile nature of clay allows me to experience the pieces as I make them. Until its’ final firing (usually to 2300* F), clay is constantly changing. It has the ability to mold and form in unlimited ways and can also be fragile and unmoving in its’ drier stages. I am constantly challenged to create new forms with complex surfaces and this keeps me engaged and progressing. Pieces with multiple forms reflect how people (and I) relate to others. It is important to have a balance in these pieces and they are probably an attempt to find harmony in a sometimes crazy world. High fire stoneware and porcelain clays are used to form these pieces using both the potter’s wheel and hand building. The layering of surface textures and design is something that calls for special attention and a lot of thought goes into this step. Surfaces designs may include embossing, carving, painting, glazing, stretching, and burnishing by themselves or combined for desired effects.

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Dana Klein

Shining a beautiful light on the littlest of hearts.

Art Form: Other Media
Artist\'s Statement:

Dana Klein is a Park City artist who's passion is to create healing art for families in grief.  Her portraits are hung in homes all over the world for families who have sadly suffered an early pregnancy or infant loss.    Dana gives family's a second chance to see their 'lil one' in a more peaceful way and allows them to feel comfortable displaying their child's image in their home.

Losing a baby is often sudden and unplanned with little time to capture the types of photos you wished you had.  Dana primarily draw from photographs but when photos are not available representational drawings are created.  Dana has the ability to see through the hurts, tubes, discoloration and pain to create gentle and comforting images that aid in the healing process.  

She believes that all life is precious, no matter how short, no matter how small.

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Denise Walz

Denise’s unique designs are inspired by her love of Mother Nature, life in the west and her relationship to Spirit

Artist\'s Statement: Originally from Colorado, many of Denise’s unique designs are inspired by her love of Mother Nature, life in the west and her relationship with Spirit. Denise’s original jewelry creations are the result of many hours of drawing the concept of her design, carving the wax sculpture, and casting the design using the lost wax technique. Some designs are created by using the fabrication process and gemstones are often added to enhance the creation. Denise is the designer/producer of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Micro Cheering Bell and the Vail 99 Micro Cheering Bell. She has also designed jewelry for The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, as well as creating a logo pendant for Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort. Her senses of adventure and free spirit have taken Denise to live in Colorado, Arizona, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii and currently Utah, where Denise has lived since 1995. Many of Denise’s creations reflect these beautiful places. Along the way Denise has studied at Pima College in Tucson Arizona, Flathead Community College in Kalispell Montana, The University of Alaska in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula, The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts and a variety of less formal structures.
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Zafod Beatlebrox

A world that exceeds the imagination and delights the eye

Art Form: Sculpture
Artist\'s Statement: Metal Sculpltor Zafod Beatlebrox says his ideas come from looking at things differently and deeply. His early scientific and mechanical career satisfied a craving to make things, but art satisfied his urge to create things. He works with clients to build a world that exceeds the imagination and delights the eye. Yet everything must be functional in order to make him happy. Zafod (pronounced ZAY-fahd) has lived near Park City for 25 years on the Aztec Art Ranch where he has his workshop. He has exhibited in Salt Lake and Park City, is a member of the Park City Professional Artist's Association and has taken performance and visual art to the Burning Man Art Festival. He lives with his wife Lola, two dogs, a cat and four llamas in Brown's Canyon, Peoa.
Zafod works in metal, concrete, stone, tile, and other media. To work with a client, he first consults about the client's desires to find a design that suits their needs. This consultation is free of charge. If the client wants to proceed, a consultation fee is charged to create artist’s rendering(s) of concept proposal(s) which are then presented in a meeting to discuss and refine the ideas. If the client wishes to proceed, a budget is presented for final design and implementation. Zafod has 30 years of experience in construction, including home building, furniture-building, metal working, and concrete slab installation. He can work with plumbing, heating, lighting, electrical and other systems. He also subcontracts with experts in those areas. A final contract is drawn up to specify the work that will be performed, installation schedules, and pricing for labor and materials.
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Renee Mox-Hall

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Art Form: Painting
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Cynthia McLoughlin
Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement:

I paint to record glimpses of my ordinary day that stand out to me as extraordinary, and to share them with others to elicit an emotional response.

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Bruce Larrabee

Colorful artisan pottery that serves everyday life

Art Form: Ceramics
Artist\'s Statement: Bruce has worked as a full-time potter in Utah since 1983. He knew at an early age that he would make a living with his hands. In 1979, he took his first pottery class and was hooked. His porcelain and stoneware creations are fired in a gas kiln to cone 10 (2400ºF). All his work is lead free, microwave & dishwasher safe.
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Ron Butkovich

Ron delights in the unpredictable use of traditional materials, including precious metals and stones

Art Form: Jewelry
Artist\'s Statement: Primarily using the techniques of lost wax and fabrication, Ron delights in the unpredictable use of traditional materials, including precious metals and stones. Perhaps most importantly, in both his life and his work, Ron strives to balance the precious and the everyday. Consequently, his work is collected around the world by those share Ron’s vision of beauty in daily life. Ron rejuvenates his creativity through both quiet connections to the natural world—as a passionate master gardener—and through social connections to the human world. Ron is an active member of his community, where he is involved with the town’s historic society, professional artists association and public art committee.
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Karen Kendall

A painting should evoke a visceral response, drawing the viewer in, and inviting them to “take a journey” outside themselves. Beauty is captured in a moment on canvas.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: As an artist, Karen hopes to elicit a feeling or an emotion in viewers, whether it is through the subject, or through bold color. A painting should evoke a visceral response, drawing the viewer in, and inviting them to “take a journey” outside themselves. Beauty is captured in a moment on canvas.
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Corinne Humphrey

Universal themes that invite viewers to take a closer look and contemplate emotion, fears, success and joy

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Corinne Humphrey’s bold whimsical paintings have many layers. At first glance, paintings in the “Tao of Rudy” series appear as simple, child-like images of her rescued dog and muse, Rudy. Upon closer inspection, one discovers deeper meaning with titles like “Don’t Be Afraid to Leave the Path,” “Find a Balance,” “Wake Up to Love,” “Take the Leap,” and other universal themes that invite viewers to take a closer look and contemplate emotion, fears, success and joy. “Her paintings draw people in…” says one collector. “The message is so simple, but so big, like a lesson on how to live well,” says another. “Your paintings are so HAPPY,” “They really resonate with me,” and “They make me smile,” are just some of the comments made by art lovers of all ages. ?????????????? The paintings in the “Tao of Rudy” series are also the illustrations for three, multiple award-winning children’s books: The Tao of Rudy; Shoot for the Moon, Lessons on Life from a Dog Named Rudy; and Wake Up to Love, Lessons on Friendship from a Dog Named Rudy. Corinne’s books have been awarded a Bronze “IPPY” award for “Most Outstanding Book Design,” “Honorable Mention for Book of the Year,” “Gelette-Burgess Motivational/Inspirational Award” and a “Gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Award,” making them a perfect gift for young art lovers or as a companion piece to a painting or print. Corinne works mainly in acrylic on canvas, using bright, solid colors and clean lines. She also produces pieces in gouache, oil, watercolor sketches and mixed media. Her mixed media pieces incorporate old sheet music, maps, book titles, scrabble letters and other items that inform and shape her themes.
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Bill Silliman

Wildlife, Scenic, Panoramic, Macro and Heli-skiing Photography

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement: Most of his photographs are wildlife photos which have been taken with a 21 mega pixel Canon 1Ds Mark III camera and are taken with various L Series lenses depending on the situation. He has recently gotten into macro photography for flowers and insects. Make sure you look at his Monarch butterfly photos.
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Amanda Uber
Art Form: Jewelry
Artist\'s Statement:

Modern Deco

I create minimal modern designs using 1920's hand blown glass beads from the famed Bauhaus studio in Germany.  These creations include 14k gold, sterling silver, pure silk, raw copper, raw brass along with hours upon hours of drawing, designing and hand making each piece.

These rare beads were found in the rubble of the bombed Bauhaus studio 20 years after World War II.  My husband and I were traveling through Europe when by chance we had dinner next to the family rebuilding.  By dessert I had bought as much of the collection as possible.

Since all the mold were broken each bead is highly prized for its limited quantity. 

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Henry Wythe

The pleasure of a finished piece of jewelry comes from hours of searching the desert for rough stones, polishing gems, and fabricating silver into a piece of art.

Art Form: Jewelry
Artist\'s Statement: Jewelry is a moment of enjoyment which can last forever. As a prospector, gem-cutter and silversmith, I spend years preparing for that moment. My early work is very geometric, and I still like to design a piece that captures the formal modernism of mid-century Berkeley. The newest work has an organic interplay between polished stone and metal.  I try to capture a flow of nature that is frozen in time.
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Sharon Sams

Luminous Encaustic works that often “bury” items like rusted paper and fabric for a luscious effect

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Sharon Sams is a Park City Artist that works in Mixed Media and Encaustic. Mixed Media is very freeing and forgiving. She discovered Encaustics and often incorporates this beautiful technique in her predominantly abstract art. The technique allows her to often “bury” items like rusted paper and fabric in her Encaustic works. The luminous effect is luscious and dreamy. Her love of paper initially drew her to original card making and Mixed Media Collages. She fell in love with Encaustics beautiful waxy look and saw its potential with her Mixed Media. She also enjoyed moving in a more painterly direction. She has taken workshops in Encaustics with nationally renowned artists and teachers such as, Lorraine Glessner, Jeff Juhlin, Shawna Moore & Daniella Woolf. Her work is inspired by color, texture, patterns and shapes. Encaustics layering capabilities and luminous quality enable her paintings to hint at stories, images and landscapes, buried in the wax. Recently, she has been exploring Acrylic Monotypes on paper. The process is more spontaneous than Encaustics, but still allows for interesting and beautiful layering. As Sharon’s life changes, her inspirations change, so follows her art. But ultimately, she loves creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art to enjoy……simple as that!
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Fred Montague

Art, writing, and teaching that foster environmental awareness and ecological consciousness.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: THE PHILOSOPHY: An indication of an aware and responsible society is its concern for vulnerable and aesthetic values. Wildness, wildlife, and wilderness are such values, and their appreciation and preservation are ecologically and culturally significant aspects of current affairs. Montague's activities in art, writing, and university teaching have centered ultimately on fostering environmental awareness and ecological consciousness. The foundation of his artwork is the ink image-- usually in the form of a carefully rendered pen-and-ink drawing or a hand-lettered paragraph. His goal, in this fast-paced, quickly changing, more complicated world, is to offer a revitalizing link to our ecological context-- Nature. THE DRAWINGS: The endangered tradition of creating images in ink with pen is a discipline of many demands. The medium, in all its black and white starkness, requires much, and there is little room for error. Furthermore, the artist states, "The greatest challenge is producing the effects of form, space, texture, and color merely by making black marks on white paper." Montague accomplishes these feats by painstakingly deliberate stippling and intricate cross-hatching. Some drawings have taken more than 200 hours to complete. The plants and animals come alive, and the habitats grow in space and detail as each ink dot and line is applied. The finished work becomes a window to the natural world. THE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS: Fred Montague prints most of his editions on a 1913 Golding hand-fed, platen letterpress. He prints some of his drawings from engraved plates. He learned printing by doing it-- after a printer-friend in Indiana gave him a vintage press. Montague moved the massive cast iron antique to his Utah studio from his Indiana studio in 1992. Printing is an interesting craft, and few people who create their own ink drawings print them on letterpress presses. The interplay between paper texture, ink density, image detail, and image pattern all come together as the large balance wheel spins and the platen holding the paper closes against the inked plate. The resulting embossed impression, almost carving-like, literally adds another dimension to the graphic work. He also uses this printing press to print his limited-edition woodcuts. He carves the woodcut masters from maple blanks that he modifies to fit the printing press.
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Tom Horton

A World Without People

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement:

I'm not sure why people expects artists to explain themselves. Certainly I don't require myself to justify or analyze what I do. I try to make beautiful visuals from natural scenes just because I love it, which is probably because I had a somewhat isolated childhood in the Nevada wilderness. It is essential that I feel I am good at this nature photography thing, and that I also feel I have lots of room to get better. It is a rather lonely endeavor, which suits me.

No question about one thing, however: If you try to compliment my work with that old cliche' "you must have a really great camera," you'd better turn and run because -- by god -- it's me, not the camera, that's producing this work. If you sincerely want to appreciate my art, hang some of it your home or office. Price doesn't matter, we'll find a way.

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Kathy Cartier

Bold enough to be understood from a distance but still create an invitation to come closer and explore

Art Form: Fiber
Artist\'s Statement: Large scale collages are built by a layering of thoughts and ideas that evolve intuitively with each arrangement. Kathy Cartier’s work consists of mixed media, collage paintings and vessels composed of layers of handmade papers, paint and canvas. Her contemporary style often portrays both landscape and abstract designs. For many years she has specialized in traditional Japanese papermaking using oriental fibers that come from Mulberry trees. This process is the foundation she uses to create unusually rich and textured papers. Once the paper is made, it is cast onto rocks and other textured surfaces to create relief in her work. Inks, fabric dyes, acrylic paints and metallic powders are used for color and to highlight the forms. Silk and cashmere fibers are added for textural interest. For reflective qualities gemstones, glass beads and metal fragments are hand sewn onto the paper’s surface. This entire process is as rewarding to Kathy as her finished art work. Cartier's compositions are bold enough to be understood from a distance but still create an invitation to come closer and explore their intimate surfaces alive with texture and visual energy. Angel Dolls are created from hand-made paper, silk and cashmere fabric, dyes, acrylic paints and metallic powders.
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Cyndi Sharp

Hardwood, driftwood, and other wood knots become creative objects to complement the stones

Art Form: Jewelry
Artist\'s Statement: The jewelry-making process is quite time consuming, taking over TWO YEARS to complete! First the roots are dug up, the smaller branches are cut off, the dirt is washed off, and then they are stacked to dry outside in the dry western climate for two years. This allows the bark to fall away, leaving the hard root wood begging to be worked with. The wood is thoroughly cleaned and sanded, and stones are chosen to complement the wood. Found hardwood, driftwood, and other wood knots become creative objects as well. The wood is either left with a natural colored finish or highlighted in varying wood tone stains to complement the stones. The wood receives three to five coats of a protective water-based or polyurethane finish, with sanding between coats. The gemstones, beads, and chains are all connected together to form the interesting one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry ready for you to wear. Please enjoy! `
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Mike Hays

A coupling of the traditional quality workmanship of American Arts & Crafts pottery, with original regionally themed and inspired decoration and forms

Art Form: Ceramics
Artist\'s Statement: A coupling of the traditional quality workmanship of American Arts & Crafts pottery, with original regionally themed and inspired decoration and forms. My work includes platters, bowls, vases, beautiful lamp bases, and a range of smaller items and gift items. Unique items emerge from every kiln load. True porcelain pottery is handcrafted by me on the wheel, and then decorated using a variety of techniques. Some items are translucent when held up to a strong light source. Since this is highfire porcelain, it is harder than glass, and safe to use, but not cookware. do not thermal-shock pottery. Many items have built-in hangers for displaying.
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Lisa Carlson
Art Form: Jewelry
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