EVE: Artist-Made Karaoke Call For Submissions

The Art Center is officially part of EVE!  Details forthcoming, but meanwhile, we are requesting submissions for Artist-Made Karaoke Videos!  The deadline of December 20 is is quickly approaching.

Call for Submissions

p.s there is a cash prize involved!

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The Art Center to host New Frontier as an Official Venue of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Squidsoup, Glowing Pathfinder Bugs

Program to be on display for the first time ever in Salt Lake City.  See the press release for more.  Details forthcoming.

2011 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier Press Release

Today Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the artists and projects selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Program.

The program, celebrating its fifth year, brings together established and emerging artists from film, art, performance, gaming, and new media technology, to provide for them a film festival environment to share their work, and for festival audiences to explore the latest in cinematic innovation and transmedia storytelling. Curated by Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, these works can be experienced at New Frontier, located at the Historic Miners Hospital, 1354 Park Avenue across from the Library Theatre in Park City, and, new for 2011, at Salt Lake Art Center, located at 20 South West Temple, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Both locations will be open free to the public Thursday, January 20 through Saturday, January 30, 2011.

The 2011 edition of New Frontier at Sundance will feature internationally renowned artists Blast Theory, Mark Boulos, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Daniel Canogar, James Franco, Bill T. Jones & OpenEnded Group, Akio Kamisato, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Aaron Koblin, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Takehisa Mashimo, Miwa Matreyek,Chris Milk, Satoshi Shibata, Squidsoup, Deke Weaver and Lance Weiler. Many of these artists, while making their Sundance Film Festival debut, have presented these seminal works in bienniales, in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and in the international art exhibitions and fairs such as Art Basel, the Biennale di Venezia, Biennale of Sydney, Frieze Art Fair, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and TED.

Salt Lake Tribune


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Visiting Artist Lecture: Oh Nancy art collective

November 10, 4:30-6:00 PM

Salt Lake Art Center is proud to host a lecture by the 3 directors/founders of the Oh Nancy national art collective–Fionn McCabe, Nate Wellman, and Arthur Henderson–in conjunction with The Hideout; a residency/exhibition project presented by GARFO Art Center.  Oh Nancy, based out of Boston, MA, presents a malleable narrative structure that facilitates collaboration and multiple-authorship. Oh Nancy has created a story that is a classically mythical and satirical portrait of Americana that examines fanaticism and the complexities of the American hero.  Artists are invited to respond to different facets of the story, organically building it along the way with their projects.   The visiting artists will discuss the narrative and its function within the collective, as well as its role in contemporary art.  Learn more at www.ohnancy.com

GARFO Art Center, co-curated by Cara Despain and Kenny Riches, is a function of the Visual Art Institute that seeks to educate, expose, and enhance the relationship between students, community, and contemporary art by facilitating dialogue through quality exhibitions and events.   Visual Art Institute is a non-profit art program for kids and teens focused on creativity and critical thinking.  


The Hideout: an Oh Nancy exhibition @ GARFO Art Center

November 13-January 7.  

Opening reception November 13, 6-10pm

1838 S 1500 East, 84105

(GARFO hours during VAI class times, M-TH 4:30-6:30pm, or by appointment: staffboxvai@gmail.com)

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Participate! Send in two pics of Harmonious Opposites

Kristin Calabrese, Spaghetti, oil on canvas, 2010

Salt Lake Art Center is asking you (as well as your friends, family, and neighbors) to submit two digital photographs that represent “a harmonious marriage of opposites” –a theme featured in our exhibition Honeymoon.  If your submission is selected by our curators, it will be added to a unique and growing installation of photographs from around the nation that will be exhibited in the Art Center North Gallery until January 8th, 2011.  Anyone can participate, young or old, alone or together, creatively or literally.

Please submit two images that respond to the question “What does ‘a harmonious marriage of opposites’ look like to you?” Email to: opposites@slartcenter.org

Joshua Aster, xoxo, acrylic on canvas, 2010

Honeymoon features the work of two internationally-recognized Los Angeles painters, Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster who have recently married each other. The exhibition exemplifies a harmonious marriage of opposites, as Calabrese’s paintings are virtuosic examples of illusionistic, figurative painting while Aster’s works are playful explorations of abstraction.  Together, their work gives the visitor an opportunity to explore the stylistic differences and shared concerns of these two great artists.

Entries will be accepted through December 31st.

Photos must not exceed 2MB each, and submission of images grants the Art Center a non-exclusive license in perpetuity to use said images in furtherance of the Art Center’s charitable purposes.

Only the first 100 selected entries will be displayed so make sure to send in your entries ASAP! If you do not receive email confirmation of your submission, it has not been received and files may be too large.

Bucky Miller's opposites


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Artists in Contemporary Masters


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Dark Horse/Fallen Shadows – a 48 hour dance performance

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to Salt Lake Art Center during Dark Horse/Fallen Shadows.  It was a beautiful performance envisioned by Gary Vlasic and based on the dance hall marathon craze during the Great Depression, where dancers literally danced until they dropped.  The main performances, choreographed by Todd Allen, included intense heart throbbing dancing along with mellow and rhythmic couple’s slow dancing in the background.  The audience was allowed to watch the dancing from the main gallery, as long as they remained completely silent.  The Art Center remained open during the entire length of the performance and really tested the staff’s endurance, as well as Gary Vlasic’s, who remained in the gallery during all 48 hours.  Visitors were invited to join in the couple’s dancing during most hours of the performance.  Free breakfast was served by The Blended Table and midnight treats were provided by Blossom Fine Foods.  If you were not able to experience this event do not fret because Salt Lake Art Center has many more inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions coming up, so stay tuned!

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