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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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Joyce Baron

Deep inviting colors, wild interchanges with playful textures, and breathtaking plunges into chaos

Art Form: Painting, Jewelry, Glass
Artist\'s Statement: “Wow!” “That is Beautiful!” “That one reminds me of…” “That really speaks to me!” These are some of the comments people share when they see the colorful paintings by Joyce. Joyce Baron studied Art at both USU and Weber State while earning her degree. She enjoyed sketching everything from the microscopic to the grandiose. Exploring Utah’s back country and national parks instilled in her a deep appreciation for the abstract shapes, textures, and colors in nature. She is now living her life-long dream of being a full time professional artist. Her passion for creating art has taken her and her sketchbook to exotic places around the world from Central America to Europe and to China. An abstract artist in the truest tradition, she uses vibrant water based paints as her selected medium and paints abstract shapes with deep inviting colors, wild interchanges with playful textures, and breathtaking plunges into chaos. Paying close attention to composition Joyce uses form, texture, and color to convey her feelings of joy and freedom. Joyce enjoys teaching workshops, conducting conferences, assisting art organizations, and spending time sketching the interesting and beautiful things of this world. Having won many awards, Joyce exhibits her paintings in galleries and at art shows in the western states. Her works have been published on the covers of national and local publications and are collected and enjoyed internationally.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alix Railton
Art Form: Jewelry
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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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Ida Yoked

The vibrant colors of Ida's acrylics are the driving element in her art work. She paints a variety of subjects from abstract to impressionistic styles expressing life experiences.

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Ida is an experimentalist, constantly searching for the right media to express life impression through sculpture, painting, and photography. The vibrant colors of her acrylics are the driving element in her art work. She paints a variety of subjects from abstract to impressionistic styles expressing life experiences. Currently Ida resides in Park City Utah  and is one of the founders of Expressive Therapies Utah and work as an art therapist .
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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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Mary Perry
Art Form: Painting, Photography
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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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Amanda Charlton

Lifelong horsewoman and equine artist.

Art Form: Painting, Other Media
Artist\'s Statement:

Amanda Charlton

Charlton is a lifelong horsewoman who has made equestrianism and the art that is connected to it her life's vocations. 

 

Artist Statement:

Essentia Equi, Latin for “the essence of the horse,” is my artistic venture to represent through physicality what I feel emotionally within my work with equines. I notice lots of parts; I notice lots of layers, I notice patterns, and I feel how those parts and layers and patterns move into one another, on top of and beneath one another, when I open myself up to the horse’s experience.


I use Essentia Equi to communicate what I feel with horses, for a picture is worth a thousand words. I work to communicate the blend of many truths and every shade of grey within the essence of the horse. I strive to capture the unique movement, fluidity and electricity that comprise the essence of the individual. Through this study, I have learned that horses must be granted the freedom to move and change as they need. I have learned that we are not so different and that I must grant myself the same right—this equality between species offers a true respect for life.


Charlton participated in the world's longest horse race, the Mongol Derby, this past August 2017 to raise awareness and funds for rainforest conservation and wild mustang adoption.

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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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Frances ReMillard

I live in the Kamas Valley, Summit County, Utah; I have a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Utah. I love to paint!

Art Form: Painting
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Judy Summer

Stylized free spirited horses, masks and other forms that convey fluid motion and abstract expression

Art Form: Sculpture
Artist\'s Statement: Fluid motion and sense of graceful energy are captured in the dramatic equine sculpture of Judy Summer. They are a statement about living her life and her connection to the dynamic energy of the natural world. Judy arrived in park city in the"70s after many years in the artistic environment of Couthern California. "it was an era, where people were open to rethinking their relationship to life and to the arts." Her New York City schooling in Fine Art and Education encouraged her to find her artistic voice in sculpture. From limited edition bronze, to small pieces to be worn as jewellery, her award winning art has been collected world wide. In the late 80's, Judy discovered the "new clay". Her experimentation in this medium eventually led to her adopting this as her primary sculpture material. Judy finds endless possibility in polymer clay. Its intrinsic malleability, strength, forgiveness and exciting color embody what she portrays in her sculpture and life as well. In the early 80s,judy spearheaded the founding of the Park City Professional Artists’ Association. She has also since lent her support and creativity to civic organizations, as well as founding "Artworks Gallery," and helping to found "Arts Kids". She presently lives on her small ranch on the outskirts of park city with two funny, kind horses and a spunky little dog. Here is where she works, shares creativity, and enjoys the inspiring vistas of the mountains and ever changing sky
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Patrick Brandenburg
Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement:

"As a landscape photographer, I often need to trek and climb for miles, often hiking and overnight camping in inclement weather. Ill wait days to get the perfect light. In my equipment I need it to be extremely reliable in all weather, while providing maximum sharpness and detail. I need abundant resolution for the large prints landscapes require, all while minimizing weight. Canon provides all of this for me, with outstanding lenses, and the highest resolution single lens reflex camera on the market, the 50 megapixel 5dsr. As a professional photographer and over the past 20 years, I grew up shooting on film, and now mainly shoot on digital for these reasons listed above." -pbb

 

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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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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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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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