Southern Utah Museum of Art

Past Exhibits

June 30 – August 26, 2017 - Pathfinders: New Territories

Image: "The Ancient Beginning of the New World" by VAYLA

Everything In Between: Arts Quilts, Fabric Collage and Embroidery was a national, juried art quilt exhibition. The 2017 theme was "Pathfinders: New Territories." The art quilts, fabric collages and embroideries in this exhibit were selected from over 122 artist applications from all over the United States. The displayed pieces showed amazing creativity and used a variety of design techniques and material. Visit the  Pathfinders: New Territories webpage for more information about this exhibit.

The selected artists for  Pathfinders: New Territories include the following individuals:

Betsy Abbott

Margaret Abramshe

B.J. Adams

Linda Anderson

Pat Budge

Erica Carter

Shannon M. Conley

Vicki Conley

Gabriele DiTota

Marian Eason

Kristine Eberhard

 


 

Aileyn Ecob

Deborah Fell

Paula Giovanini-Morris

Debra Goley

Barbara Oliver Hartman

Yunhwa Jang

Nancy Lemke

Niraja Lorenz

Salley Mavor

Susan McBride Gilgen

Lea McComas

Anne Munoz

Margaret Noah

Linda Oszajca

Karen Post

Kathleen Russu

Maya Schonenberger

Bonnie Smith

Paula Straw

Vivien Wise

July 7 - August 19, 2017 - Chasing Light: Plein Air Festival and Sale

Presented by SUMA and Cedar Breaks National Monument

Image: "Cathedral Mountain" by Valerie Orlemann

Fifteen of the region’s top plein air painters painted at Cedar Breaks, as well as other favorite southern Utah locations, from July 2 to July 6, 2017. The work each artist created during that week was displayed and for sale in SUMA July 8 - August 19.

The selected artists for this festival included:

  


May 9 - September 1, 2017 - SUMA Education Exhibition

The SUMA Education Exhibit celebrated the numerous educational programs offered in SUMA’s first year of operation. In partnership with the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, artsFUSION, and the Beverley Center for the Arts, thousands of area students participated in creative activities within our new space. Displayed in the gallery were examples of student artworks created through these activities, as well as information about how to become involved in the future. 

 


August 1-21 - Paths Linked & Lived: A Community Quilt Project

There are infinite dimensions to each of us. How we define ourselves is built by both our personal identity and our relations to others in our community, whether that is a family, a school, a workplace, or the place where we live. This Community Quilt Projectproject celebrates how our paths weave together to form vibrant communities.

The SUMA Pathfinders: New Territories exhibit displayed works by artists who blaze their own trails; this lesson encouraged visitors of all ages to consider where they’ve come from, where they’re going, and who has helped them at every turn. The quilt squares completed as part of the project will be displayed together, paths visually connecting, to create an inspiring Community Quilt. This project was designed by Jamie Louthan, a current SUU Art & Design student.

 

 


June 30 – August 26, 2017 - Pathfinders: New Territories

Image: "The Ancient Beginning of the New World" by VAYLA

Everything In Between: Arts Quilts, Fabric Collage and Embroidery is a national, juried art quilt exhibition. This year's theme is Pathfinder: New Territories. The art quilts, fabric collages and embroideries in this exhibit were selected from over 122 artist applications from all over the United States. These pieces show amazing creativity and use a variety of design techniques and material. Visit the  Pathfinders: New Territories webpage for more information about this exhibit.

The selected artists for  Pathfinders: New Territories include the following individuals:

Betsy Abbott

Margaret Abramshe

B.J. Adams

Linda Anderson

Pat Budge

Erica Carter

Shannon M. Conley

Vicki Conley

Gabriele DiTota

Marian Eason

Kristine Eberhard

 

Aileyn Ecob

Deborah Fell

Paula Giovanini-Morris

Debra Goley

Barbara Oliver Hartman

Yunhwa Jang

Nancy Lemke

Niraja Lorenz

Salley Mavor

Susan McBride Gilgen

Lea McComas

Anne Munoz

Margaret Noah

Linda Oszajca

Karen Post

Kathleen Russu

Maya Schonenberger

Bonnie Smith

Paula Straw

Vivien Wise


 

May 4 - July 1, 2017 - Michael Plyler: Highland Maya of Guatemala

Experience the traditions of the Guatemalan people when you visit the Highland Maya of Guatemala. This exhibit incorporates 56 images of people and cultural icons in the Guatemalan region and is arranged by the language that is spoken in each area. Each image transports you to a village that brings to light the daily life of these people. The images were taken in the early 1980’s through the 2000’s. 


March 23 - April 29, 2017 - SUU Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit

This senior capstone exhibition showcases the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience for 27 students. It includes a written artist’s statement for each student and reveals each student’s ability to conceive, plan and execute a body of work appropriate to a professional exhibition. This exhibit will include work from the different artistic disciplines: art education, graphic design, ceramics/sculpture, illustration, photography, and painting/drawing/printmaking.

As part of an artist’s learning, they study the human figure to learn how to best represent the human form in two- and three-dimensional art. A few pieces of student art on display in this exhibit offer a presentation of the nude human figure in their work. We encourage concerned patrons to view the exhibit before bringing children into the museum.


April 3 - April 29, 2017 - Abstract

Abstract is a special exhibit featuring new artwork from SUU’s Department of Art & Design ART-4500 student studio artists. 

Andrew Marvick’s ART-4500 Special Projects course encourages students to explore special areas of art and design studio practices. This semester’s course was designed to follow a chronological path from western painting’s first abstract experiments to the art world’s current trends through a style called “process painting.” Moving through the years from 1900 to 2010, each section of the special projects course moved the students through different artistic styles such as fauvism, nonobjective expressionism, cubism, orphism, minimalism, and abstract expressionism. This approach to art led students to realize that a display of skill would not be particularly beneficial for them in this course and allowed them to explore their own artistic voice.


March 7 - March 11, 2017 - Changing Seasons From Winter To Spring: College of Performing and Visual Arts Sale

Courtesy of the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts Advisory Board

Work from sixteen renowned artists around the United States were on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from the art sold during the benefit went toward the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts student scholarship fund.

Artists include:

  • Joseph Brickey
  • Ryan S. Brown
  • Todd Casey
  • Casey Childs
  • Josh Clare
  • Nicholas Coleman
  • Thomas Kegler
  • Erik Koeppel
  • Katie Liddiard
  • Bryce Cameron Liston
  • Gregory Mortenson
  • James Rees
  • J. Kirk Richards
  • Elizabeth Robbins
  • Lauren Sansaricq
  • Bryan Taylor

January 19 - March 11, 2017 - SUU Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

The Annual SUU Art & Design Faculty Exhibition features over 20 local artists and educators. The department is excited to present the work of thirteen full-time Art & Design faculty who practice in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, digital, and graphic design. Works by part-time faculty are also exhibited. It is an opportunity for the community to view and celebrate the work of SUU’s distinguished faculty who have earned regional, national, and international recognition for excellence in their art making. The variety of this exhibit expresses many different perspectives and features work from the functional to the abstract to the whimsical - there is something for everyone in this show.


January 4 - March 11, 2017 - Jim Jones' Studio

This exhibit features items from Jimmie Jones' home studio, along with newly displayed artwork from SUMA's collection. The artwork was donated to the museum by the late Rita Fordham.


February 2 - March 3, 2017 - An Active America: SUU Jumpstart Student Exhibit

An Active America is a collage of individual photographs taken by Southern Utah University Freshmen Jumpstart students and reflects what America means to each them.

Jumpstart is a general education program at SUU that helps freshmen students complete thirteen GE courses (34 credit hours) in their first year of classes. English, Chemistry, Biology, Technology, and Visual Art courses are integrated into a learning environment that encourages the students to practically apply the education they are receiving. Jumpstart students go on field trips, make movies, develop personal websites, give speeches, and create beautiful works of art to provide practical application of what the students learn in the classroom.


February 2 - February 28, 2017 - The Color of Daily Life: Majolica Pottery by Linda Arbuckle

Ceramic artist Linda Arbuckle describes her work as functional pottery that is made to engage the user in a fun, playful way in everyday life. She often uses an indulgent amount of decoration and color due to her belief that daily life is the ground zero of values and meaning. All of her pieces in this exhibit are majolica glaze on terracotta clay. For more information about the artist, visit Linda Arbuckle's website.


January 12 - February 1, 2017 - The Art of Travel

This exhibit included tourism posters and postcards created by SUU students in the ART 4320 Letterpress class taught by Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Jeff Hanson, who believes that students do their best work when they have a personal connection to it and forget their perfectionist tendencies.

Each tourism poster represents a place the student has traveled to or wishes to visit someday. The challenge was to create an aesthetic reflecting how the place made them feel, with the intent of sharing that feeling with others.


October 13, 2016 - January 14, 2017 - Young Sil Rho

Korean artist Young Sil Rho began studying art in 1954. In 1970 she held her first of many solo exhibitions in New York City. During one of her trips abroad the United States, she visited Zion National Park where she met Sunny Lee (a fellow Korean and resident of Springdale outside Zion) who encouraged the artist to donate 40 of her paintings to SUMA. This exhibit was from that collection.


November 17 - December 15, 2016 - Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit

This senior capstone exhibition showcases the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience. It includes a written artist’s statement for each student and reveals each student’s ability to conceive, plan and execute a body of work appropriate to a professional exhibition.


November 3 - December 15, 2016 - Jerry Uelsmann

Uelsmann is known for his almost magical ability of creating visually stunning prints in a darkroom. At the age of 82, even after many years of practicing his craft, Uelsmann continues working in the darkroom to explore the options and possibilities of developing prints from film negatives. He creates his composites from analog images, using photo manipulation to create his masterpieces. Despite technological advances in digital photography, Uelsmann is still committed to working in a darkroom and loves watching his prints appear in the developer.

When asked about his artistic work, Uelsmann said, “Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself.”


November 2 - December 15, 2016 - Down the Rabbit Hole

"Down the Rabbit Hole" was a pinhole photography exhibit featuring SUU's Art & Design Art 2500: Intermediate Photography students. Each student created his or her own pinhole camera to create each photograph. 


October 28 - December 15, 2016 - Finding Solace: The Dark Side of SUMA

Finding Solace was curated by students at Southern Utah University, many of whom work at SUMA, gaining hands-on museum experience while obtaining their undergraduate or graduate degrees. This exhibit featured a collection of art taken from SUMA’s collection that centered around the curators’ desire for the viewer to examine the depth of his or her personal emotions. 


October 6 - November 12, 2016 - Nathan Florence

Courtesy of Modern West Fine Art in Salt Lake City

When asked about his current work, Florence said, "My definition of what it means to be an artist has expanded from traditional drawing and painting to include community activism and education and is still expanding. My current projects include painting commissions, directing a documentary and being an artist in residence at a charter school that has an art and project learning emphasis."

For more information, visit Modern West Fine Art's website.


September 23 - October 31, 2016 - Andy Nasisse: Badlands

World renowned ceramics artist Andy Nasisse presents an exhibit of landscape photography and ceramics sculptures which mirror the images found in the rock formations. For more information about this artist, please visit Andy Nasisse's website.


June 25 - October 1, 2016 - Kevin Kehoe: Western Therapy

Courtesy of Modern West Fine Art in Salt Lake City

“Western Therapy was born out of the realization that we all need to be reminded that the big picture is indeed big, and we are indeed small. Feeling significantly insignificant is the west's wonderful way of renewing our sense of wow and wonder, while simultaneously making life's trials and tribulations conveniently vanish from our consciousness....Long story short, each of the magical western places I've chosen to paint have worked their western magic on me. My aim and my hope is that my Western Therapy paintings will have a similar effect on you.” For more information about Kevin Kehoe, visit Modern West Fine Art's website.


July 16 - September 15, 2016 - Arts Afire Plein Air Art Invitational Exhibit and Sale

Ten of the best plein air painters throughout the southwest painted and conducted demonstrations at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar Canyon and at SUMA. For more information, visit the Arts Afire website.


July 7 - September 1, 2016 - The Grand Circle Tour - National Park Historic Photography Exhibit

A black and white photographic tour of the route tourists took from Cedar City, Utah, to Zion, Grand Canyon - North Rim, Bryce Canyon, and Cedar Breaks National Parks from 1920 through 1960. The exhibit contains photographs from SUU Library's Special Collection; artifacts from the Utah Parks Company collection, Ryan Paul's private collection, and SUMA; and Gilbert Stanley Underwood's architectural drawings for the Zion Lodge from the University of Las Vegas.


June 25 - August 27, 2016 - Find Your Park

Juried SUU student exhibition that celebrates the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary.


June 25 - July 14, 2016 - First Peek

First Peek is the opening exhibition for the Southern Utah Museum of Art, featuring multiple artists and various art forms.