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PaperWest – 3rd National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition

October 18, 2021 - November 12, 2021

PaperWest 2021

Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. Juried by Sam Vernon, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper by 63 artists from throughout the country.

Juror: Sam Vernon

Sam Vernon is a visual artist who earned her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. Her installations combine Xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings, and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity. Recent solo exhibitions at venues include: San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora; UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee; G44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto; and Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park.

Honors received include San Francisco Artadia Awards finalist; Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program (LAP) Visual Arts Fellowship; Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Fountainhead Residency, Miami and the Helen Watson Winternitz Award, Yale University. Collaborative projects include visual art contributor to The Arsonist, a play by Mai Sennaar, at Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco and Broadside Press, with poets Danez Smith and Nathan McClain.

See the Online Exhibition


October 18, 2021
November 12, 2021
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Department of Art & Art History


Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah
370 South 1530 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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