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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Susan Parker

Inspired by nature but not caught in reality, these paintings focus on the essence of receding mountains and the vastness of canyon walls

Art Form: Painting
Artist\'s Statement: Paintings that are inspired by nature but don't get caught in reality. The rhythms of receding mountains and the vastness of canyon walls push Susan's paintings to focus on the essence, not the photographic reality. Her bold use of acrylic color adds to the abstraction. Since moving to Utah from Vermont, her work has reveled in the beauty of newness, starkness, clear light and forever blue skies.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jean Glaser

Vibrant animal paintings, with a connection that comes through to the viewer

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

I work in acrylic, mostly on paper but at times on cradle boards. When I began to paint I started with oils. I currently work in acrylics layering them as I used to layer oils. This creates depth in my paintings. 

My inspiration comes from animals  because I have a great passion for them and always have.  All animals have an honesty of spirit that I work very hard to capture in my work. 

I do not discriminate, I paint all animals from fish to lions, the majority of my work currently are dogs and cats. 

I have been doing a series of what I call Partials. I crop my photos down to the smallest section of my subject that I can and still capture their essence!

 

 

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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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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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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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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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Mary Perry
Art Form: Painting, Photography
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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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