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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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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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Rhonda Hypio

Nature inspired oil paintings filled with detail and realism

Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement: Her love of the outdoors and travel has guided her creativity, and offered a plethora of subject matters. Rhonda has completed many commissioned works of various subject matters, working closely with clients to create a work that will be loved for years to come.
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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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Olga Hegner
Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

Creation of art is a natural desire, which is coming right from an artist's heart. Somebody long time ago gave an advice to a young poet: "If you can help it - do not write [poetry]". It is still true and applicable to any form of art.

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Jennifer Terry

Creativity is the highest form of intellegence

Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement: I love rich, vibrant colors, and the organic shapes in nature. I love having fun with different patterns. I love twisting reality just enough to make the real unreal. Many of the paintings are of the scenery in and about Park City and Summit County. When I take a walk in a natural setting I 'see' the painting before I paint it. My paintings take a long time to produce but I enjoy the process. It's not a race. I know when I'm finished with a painting when I love it.
Beeswax based paint is a versatile and dimensional medium. I have embedded a variety of materials into the wax including coins, leaves, paper, metal, beads, wire, paper and fiber. These paintings are highly textured and full of fun detail.
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S.M. Johnson
Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

I’m here only to create and inspire. 

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Dori Pratt

I was exposed to art at a very young age and have pursued my artistic passions with conviction for many years, the adventure has increased exponentially with time.

Art Form: Painting, Jewelry
Artist's Statement:

I am inspired to create jewelry that is a part of me, colorful, textural, made to last, everyday wearable, makes a statement, is fun to wear and possibly has a story behind it.

My work as a silver/gold smith, began as a summer job in 1973 and now some 40 years later has become not only my passion but my serious artistic pursuit. My studio in my house is cozy, sunlit, filled with a collection of a life devoted to my craft, and my sanctuary, where I get to design and create jewelry! What could be better? 

 

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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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Richard D Pick

These are special places that deserve our respect and protection. The emotion they invoke will differ for each of us. Many of these photos can have a mystic quality or be very abstract and the subject may not be entirely obvious on first viewing.

Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement: These works take the viewer to places they may never have the opportunity to experience. The muted colors are possible only from reflected light or light created during those moments before sunrise or after sunset. These are special places that deserve our respect and protection. The emotion they invoke will differ for each of us. Many of these photos can have a mystic quality or be very abstract and the subject may not be entirely obvious on first viewing. These works are meant to be studied and explored just as we might do if really there.
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Renee Mox-Hall

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Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

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Tom Horton

A World Without People

Art Form: Photography
Artist's Statement:

I've never been comfortable explaining what I do. From a practical viewpoint, most photography is art of one kind or another, which makes me an artist, and my job as an artist is to be authentic in presenting my vision of the world and my emotional reaction to it. From a philosophical point of view, there is a great body of thought which maintains that objective reality does not exist, and any claim that one perception is more real than another is inherenty false. Furthermore, it is the task of the observer, not the artist, to understand these viewpoints and place the art in this context. In other words, I don't have to explain myself.

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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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Alix Railton
Art Form: Jewelry
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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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Samantha Simon

Illustrator, writer, and porcelain pottery.

Artist's Statement:

Illustrator, writer, and porcelain pottery. 

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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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Susette Gertsch

At best there are lucid moments interrupted with emotions and forces that temporarily push me off balance and then bring me back full of energy and more questions.

Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement: Paint and the mysterious process of painting never cease to surprise me. I have immersed myself in it long enough to know that any given session, whether in the studio or en Plein air, may produce something of my own, but may simultaneously connect the literal and immediate moment with sources that are historic, symbolic and even divine. At best there are lucid moments interrupted with emotions and forces that temporarily push me off balance and then bring me back full of energy and more questions. It happens at the most unexpected times and when it does I am enlivened, energized and happily bewildered with the result. I seek the opportunity for this revelatory experience by painting constantly and regularly. I anticipate, but I cannot demand, command or guarantee it will happen. I simply show up at the easel in overgrown, half-hidden corners of gardens, atop mountain and desert vista’s, and at various locations with figures and still life subjects. I paint. It happens, or not. But when this extraordinary experience occurs, the voice of something greater than myself later speaks to the viewer and the paintings from these sessions are more impactful than simply technical renderings. Voila! And as Robert Henri is quoted in The Art Spirit, “It is not enough to have thought great things before doing the work. The brush stroke at the moment of contact carries inevitably the exact state of being of the artist at that exact moment into the work and there it is, to be seen and read by those who can read such signs, and to be read later by the artist himself, with perhaps some surprise, as a revelation of himself”. I am thrilled at that prospect in my work. For me that is the real substance of paint and painting. Susette Billedeaux Gertsch – M.F.A. (Brigham Young University)
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Lisa Carlson
Art Form: Jewelry
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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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Felix Saez

Each creation represents the presence of a sculpture-like feature of its own natural origin

Art Form: Sculpture
Artist's Statement: As an artist creates a spiritual existence upon nature’s canvas, Felix brings to life his subject matter from within the artistic realm and paints and carves upon natural stone. Each creation represents the presence of a sculpture-like feature of its own natural origin, allowing each image to have complete authenticity. Felix has developed a variety of methods to produce his own style of art. He is inspired and encouraged to pursue his interests in Native American Indian portraiture and wildlife. While using the natural contours/fractures mineral stains and fossil-like attributes, which each stone provides he thus creates his one-of-a-kind paintings or sculptures. Felix Saez, a self taught artist, was born in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He currently resides in Park City, Utah.
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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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Cheryl Young
Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

 Cheryl Livingston-Young has over the course of her life as an artist with years of independent study, is convince the biggest influence in her work is living in the beautiful high desert and Rocky Mountains of Utah and Colorado, where there is such an abundance of wildlife, all her works are from her own photo references, while her primary subjects our wildlife and Western, her work focuses, not so much on the particular animal or place and time but her amazing ability to capture the realistic with her wonderful methods of glazing layers of color. Cheryl spent two weeks in Dinali national park Alaska on a wildlife photo shoot.  She also spent time in Jamaica for references of sea life she paints, but her real passion is the wildlife living in the great Rocky Mountains of Utah and Colorado the place she calls home she has played a large part raising our awareness in the community she lives in . Cheryl believes that art in the community has a subtle unconscious refining influence that the presents a good art will unconsciously refine a community, we are trying to keep art education in the community for our children so that they can continue flourishing in a more refined environment. 

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