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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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Alix Railton
Art Form: Jewelry
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Kelly Franklin
Art Form: Sculpture
Artist's Statement:

Nature's beauty inspires creativity

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Walter Foster

12 year resident of Park City. Owner of Trout Tales fly fishing guide service and a part time professional artist currently displaying art at Lunds Fine Art Gallery in Park City.

Artist's Statement:

Walter Foster

Growing up in Vermont, Walter Foster spent summers fishing the small streams around his house and was fascinated by the spots and coloration of the small brook trout he used to catch. His first fish art started at age seven with a mechanical pencil, sketch pad, and an issue of Outdoor Life magazine. With an eye for detail, he tried to mimic every spot and pattern of the trout. “Every spot on every trout is unique, like no one fingerprint is the same.” Walter worked at Orvis in Manchester, Vermont from 1994-2000 and began his fly fishing guiding career on the Battenkill. After earning his B.S. in Environmental Studies from Southern Vermont College in 2000, he dabbled in the corporate world after graduation, but found his way back to fly fishing and guiding. He traveled west to California. While working as a flyfishing guide at Truckee River Outfitters, Walter attended the Clear Water Guide school on the banks of Hat Creek in Northern California. The stunning artwork displayed throughout the lodge brought back those artistic inspirations of early years. In 2005, Walter moved to Park City, Utah with his wife Andrea and worked as a full time guide at Trout Bum 2. In 2012, he started his own outfitter Park City Trout Tales. He remembered those art pieces displayed at Clear Water Lodge and felt an eagerness to get back into drawing and painting fish again. Thinking he was taking on a pastime or old hobby again, his fly fishing clients suggested otherwise. They took notice of his work, began requesting commissioned pieces of trout caught on past trips and started buying prints. Suddenly, Park City Trout Tales spun a second business, Fine Fin Art.
“Capturing a moment of time on the river that will last forever in my art will always inspire and challenge me in the studio.”   

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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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S.M. Johnson
Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

I’m here only to create and inspire. 

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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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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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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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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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Renee Mox-Hall

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Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

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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 the final kiln 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 solid 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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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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Meghan Dutt
Art Form: Jewelry
Artist's Statement:

I am a silversmith living in Kimball Junction. I work with sterling and fine silver and copper as well as beautiful and unique stones. My main techniques include silversmithing, fold forming, electroforming and cutting and shaping my own cabochons. 

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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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Melanie Ferguson
Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement:

CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE/ WATERSCAPES

Nature is the inspiration behind many of my paintings, and always a place that rejuvenates my spirit.  I love painting in Plein Air, and use what I learn from the small sketches and photographs I take to create my abstracts.  I love to delve deeper into what is behind a pretty landscape, and what images and memories it conjures up when you view my paintings.  I want my viewer to say, “ that painting reminds me of…”   Many times I start a painting not knowing exactly where it'll take me, so I let go of the plan and let it take me where it wants to go.   I believe in "Less is more"  it makes a much more interesting painting.  So have a look, I hope it inspires you to see the beauty we are surrounded by!

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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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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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Robin Cornwell

Paintings inspired by the seashore of New England and the majestic landscape of Utah.

Art Form: Painting
Artist's Statement: Robin Cornwell's paintings are inspired by the seashore of New England and the majestic landscape of Utah. Being an impressionistic painter, Robin uses bold colors and small details to create her artwork. When people view a painting by Robin, she wants them to enjoy her work from close-up, as well as from a distance. Robin Cornwell grew up on the coast of New England, and now resides in Park City, Utah. As an international flight attendant, Robin has the opportunity to experience the beauty and art from countries around the world. Working with acrylic and watercolor mediums, Robin captures her love of nature. Many of the painting subjects are derived from Robin’s personal photography.
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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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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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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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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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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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