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U of U Art Students and Alumni at the Statewide Annual Exhibition


2021 Statewide Annual Exhibition

The Statewide Annual Exhibition opens this Friday, December 3, at Finch Lane Gallery, and includes work from several Art & Art History students and alumni!

Etsuko Kato (BFA 2014, MFA 2020), Sarah May (BFA 2013), Heidi Moller Somsen (MFA 2011), Alexis Rausch (BFA 2018), and Albert Abdul-Barr Wang (current BFA student) are included in this exhibition with selected Utah artists.

There will be an Artist Reception on December 3, 2021, from 6 – 9 pm. Award winners will be revealed at the reception and the public will have an opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award. The exhibition will be on view December 3, 2021 – January 5, 2022.

The Statewide Annual UT ‘21: Craft, Photography, Video & Digital juried exhibition, holds a scope of themes that exhibits the commonalities many people experienced during the last 18 months. Ranging from hope vs. despair, joy and gratefulness, juxtaposed against solitude and meditative practices in art-marking.

Life during COVID-19 has been challenging not only for the citizens of Utah, but also globally. Emotions and opinions were felt far and wide, and this exhibition highlights some of the art created during this period in isolation and unpredictability. It was a time of pause and reflection, for better or worse.