We have so many great exhibits coming this year! From embroidery to sculpture to the annual holiday exhibit, there will be something that everyone can enjoy!
Next month the Celebration Gallery may be hosting one of our strongest entries in our gallery program. For the second time, we are privileged to be working with some of the best artists in all of Utah. Celebrating the Universality of Women, a Utah women artists exhibition featuring 56 female artists with over 70 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums is set to be the most comprehensive review of female artists anywhere in the Intermountain West. The American Association of University Women of Utah first approached the Cultural Center about hosting this bi-annual show in 2009, and the relationship has been an agreeable and lasting one. “This is my fourth time organizing the show and . . . we owe special thanks to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center for their amazing installation and promotion of this year’s exhibition” says 2016 UWAE Chair Tracey Collins.
But the show is more than installation and promotion, as AAUW Co-Presidents Pamela Wooten and Claire Turner explain: “AAUW of Utah recognizes those who have contributed to the Utah Women Artists Exhibition.” It truly takes a dedicated team of funders, catalog editors, designers, jurors, awards coordinators, organizers, and others to make an exhibition this big to be successful. And of course we wouldn’t want to neglect mentioning the contributions of the artists themselves. “I continue to be amazed at the professionalism and artistry of our participating artists,” concludes Collins.
The Utah Women Artists Exhibition was established in 1992 by and endowment administered by the American Association of University Women of Utah. The endowment encourages women to have a strong voice in the art community and provides opportunities for women to display the unique creativity that they bring to any artistic endeavor.
The American Association of University Women is a national network of over 160,000 university graduates of all ages, occupations and academic backgrounds. It is the oldest and largest organization working for the advancement of women and girls, having its beginnings in 1881. All members are joined to promote equity for women and girls through action, research and lifelong learning for advancement in employment, the family and positive societal change. The Celebrating the Universality of Women art exhibition embodies these ideals.
Here are more sample images from the show: