Arts Council - Finch Lane / Park Galleries

The Salt Lake City Arts Council, located at the Art Barn in Reservoir Park, programs visual arts exhibits year-round in the Finch Lane and Park Galleries. Artist are invited to apply for exhibits annually. Typically, the applications are made available in January and due back to the Arts Council in March. The exhibition program is designed to give local artist an opportunity to show their current body of work. The application process includes a thorough and competitve review by the Visual Arts Committee of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with members from the board of directors and visual artists from the community.

Both one-person shows and group exhibits are considered. The quality of work, as evidenced by images of previous work submitted with the application, a range of styles and mediums, and a balanced exhibition season are among the criteria considered in the application review process.


 

Address

54 Finch Lane
(1320 East 100 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84102


Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
Third Friday of each month
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For information on the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, visit their web site.


 

AUGUST 15 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

 
Summer closes with exhibitions by portrait painter Michelle Condrat, glass artist Julie Stutznegger, and lamps by artists David and Nancy Starks. The human figure and creative use of glass are the overarching themes.
 
Michelle Condrat’s work captures the moment in a portrait that suggests overlooked emotions that happen in everyday activities: when a person fiddles with his or her fingers, takes a drinks, or is being watched when they aren’t aware of it. Condrat’s style incorporates broad brush strokes and blended edges. Yet the final work has a pixilated effect and the images seem to be captured in a split second, leaving an after-image on the canvas. Condrat notes, “Even the most simple and smallest moments can be epic and powerful.”
 
Julie Stutznegger creates abstract paintings composed entirely of kiln fired glass. Glass powder is layered on a glass surface, fired, then sandblasted or ground to reveal underlying layers of color and pattern. "The reaction of the glass in the kiln can be anticipated and controlled to a certain point, but there is also spontaneity to the medium as well," says Stutznegger.
 
 
Husband and wife team David and Nancy Starks combine their talents of welding steel and soldering stained glass to create a series of lamps that often feature the human form as part of the lamp. The combined steel and glass is a whimsical blending of their work that brings new illumination to a functional object.