A colorful showcase of many of southern Utah’s most gifted artists awaits enthusiasts at the annual Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibition and Sale, running June 27 through August 31 at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.
Featuring works by celebrated southern Utah artists, including Arlene Braithwaite, Royden Card, Ron Spears, Valerie Orlemann, J. Brad Holt, Carrie Trenholm, Susan Harris and Harold Snider, the invitational will display more than 150 pieces from various mediums, ranging from painting and photography to jewelry and ceramics. Works on display can be purchased on site throughout the exhibition.
With a collective commitment to promoting art's power to inform, inspire and influence, all artists featured in the exhibition have donated work to the annual Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Art Auction in support of propagating the gallery's efforts to share the arts throughout the region. Additionally, proceeds from the Art Invitational will benefit the community through education and outreach programs for Iron County students as well as ongoing support of the Southern Utah Museum of Art in the forthcoming Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts at Southern Utah University.
With such support from these local artists, the Braithwaite’s programs and exhibitions remain free and open to the public year after year.
The Southern Utah Art Invitational Exhibition and Sale will run concurrently with another summer exhibition in the Braithwaite's second gallery: Setting the Stage: Imagination to Realization, Scenic Design from the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The work of several designers will be represented in this exhibition, an insightful exploration of the art of stage design as depicted through original scenic sketches and actual production set pieces. Setting the Stage will also run June 27 through August 31.
The Braithwaite Gallery’s summer hours are Mon–Sat, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Admission is free, and the general public is encouraged to attend. For more information about the Gallery's two summer exhibitions, call 435-586-5432, or visit suu.edu/pva/artgallery.