ART ACCESS GALLERY begins the New Year with two inspiring exhibits.

In a dual exhibit featuring artists Heydar Rasoulpour and Clarence Bowman, painterliness, intense color and larger scale abstraction take center stage. Heydar Rasoulpour, continues explorations of home and identity through figurative abstraction found in “In Search of Homeland”. Artist Clarence Bowman invites the viewer to step inside his large scale works encouraging viewers to discover their own meaning and reflection in paintings presented in “Do You See What I See?”

Marva Match, Dan Fandrich, and Lynda Lee collaborate in “FAMILIES, It’s All Relative”, revisiting lgbtq families originally featured in photographic portraits taken in 2007. Shared are before and after photos and stories of the families witnessing both the typical and unique journey of each,  commenting on the diverse and ‘relative’ nature of family in general.

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"Hidden Lake Seekers" from In Search of Homeland - Heydar Rasoulpour

Image description: a painting of a blue pond in a dark forest. Two people are in the water, looking at something bright coming out of the water between them.


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"KJ and the Kids" from It's All Relative -Marva Match, Dan Fandrich, and Lynda Lee

Image descrption: a black and white photo of a family: two women, five children, and a small dog. Everyone is wearing black shirts and jeans, and two of the children are holding an older picture of the family.



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Pottery by Aaron Ashcraft


Small Treasures Holiday Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: November 15 – December 13, 2019

Artist's Receptions & Gallery Strolls

Friday, November 17, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday, December 6, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday Hours: 

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, November 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Please note that Art Access is closed from Thursday, November 27 to Friday, November 29, 2019.

ART ACCESS GALLERY invites you to our annual Small Treasures holiday show, featuring fine art and craft from dozens of creators. We love our local artists and hope you’ll share in this festive season with us by investing in gifts that support artisans, give back to the local economy, and help fund inclusive arts programming year-round. You will find paintings, pottery, jewelry and more, all sized and priced perfectly for gift giving.  

 Participating Artists: Kara Aina, Aaron Ashcraft, Brian Bean, Juan Pablo Gasca, Kris Hanaman, Natasha Hoffman, Paul Heath, Olga Hegner, Corinne Humphrey, Shilo Jackson, Rebecca Klundt, Vita Kobylkina, Emily Larsen, Shari Lyon, Sue Martin, Terry Peterson, Heydar Rasoulpour, James Rees, David Sharp, Rick Shorten, Debbi Sigg, Beatrice Teigen, and Jana Winters Parkin. 


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Exhibit Dates: October 18 – November 8, 2019

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, October 18, 6:00 – 9:00 PM


Mustang Freedom by Guillermo Avila Paz
Vacant Places by Wendell Thayne

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Mustang Freedom, Guillermo Avila Paz

Image Description: Five brown horses and one white horse are running through a desert with light plant growth.




Route 66, Mojave Desert California, Wendell Thayne

Image description: Two abandoned walls covered in graffiti in the middle of the desert. There is a big hole in one of them and we can see the other wall connected to the wall closest to us. There is a chair in front of the walls.

Presenting Mustang Freedom and Vacant Places, a combined exhibit between Guillermo Avila Paz and Wendell Thayne.
"One December, my best friend Val took me and introduced me to these majestic wild horses in the West Desert (my new Happy Place). I fell in love with this herd, not knowing they would be my salvation and the biggest part of my recovery from my injuries." -Guillermo Avila Paz
"In these Vacant Places, I have often found ways to “vacate' thoughts that are painful and intrusive. Thoughts that could otherwise be debilitating." - Wendell Thayne


Annual Veteran's Exhibit

A group show curated by the Art Access Gallery Committee

Antelope Island #1, Thomas Goonan

Image description: A photograph of mountains and clouds from Antelope Island. 

Curated by Art Access, this show includes artwork created by Veterans and active duty military personnel. This eye-opening exhibit highlights the diverse, and unique experiences Veterans have to share and facilitates dialogue with arts professionals, Veteran peers, and broader community about the issues facing Veterans and military personnel today.

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SEP 20 – OCT 11, 2019: Poiesis // Palate

Exhibit Dates: August 16 – September 13, 2019

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, September 20, 6:00 – 9:00 PM



A group show curated by Stefanie Dykes

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Unraveling Secrets, Kathryn Maxwell, 2019

Image description: Two rows of over 50 spools of thread or twine are hung high on the wall. The spools are all partially unwound; the thread trails down the wall and pools in the ground. 


Presenting Poiesis, an exhibition in association with the 5th annual Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium, showcasing artists who are creating print based artworks that have gone beyond the two dimensional surface often becoming a 3 dimensional object. Featuring artists Joey Behrens, Ike Bushman, Stefanie Dykes, Amber Heaton, Brenda Mallory, Kathryn Maxwell, Camilla Taylor, Chinn Wang, and Paul Wilson.

Poiesis is a Greek philosophical term that refers to a creative process or activity in which a person brings something into being that did not exist before.  It’s a term that incorporates the moment or a threshold occasion when something moves away from its standing as one thing to become another, such as the blooming of a blossom.




A group show curated by the Art Access Gallery Committee

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TV Dinner, Jenni Eames, 2019

Image description: A view of a TV dinner from directly overhead on a blue background with red clover designs. We can see fries, apples or peaches, meat in gravy, and something green in different sections. 

Art Access presents ‘Palate’ a whimsical group exhibiting showcasing art exploring the delicious and deviously decadent. We are honored to serve up work by a group of talented local artists; each with a fresh take and  unique palette of ingredients interpreting this food themed show. Artists include Tess Cook, Jenni Eames, Sue Martin, Abigale Palmer, James McGee, Jana Parkin, Terry Peterson, and Lone Vilnius.

Jenni Eames chose the unusual subject of the 50’s TV dinners first popularized when women started entering the work field. She loved TV dinners as a child but only ate them on her birthday for her family was too poor, even for processed mystery meat. Jenni grew up hungry; her family was familiar with the visiting the food bank, powdered milk from the church, and government cheese. The artist appreciates how organized TV dinners are, everything divided up so nothing touches, with crazy instructions on how to reheat, and how the package never matched the product. Through this and future work Jenni also is exploring personal themes related to her relationship with food, eating disorders, and family disease related to diet and consumption of these once coveted convenience foods. 




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Exhibit Dates: August 16 – September 13, 2019

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, August 16, 6 - 9 PM




A group show by Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah (PEAU)
Curated by Ma'afu Suliafu


Untitled, Kalani Tonga, 2019

Image description: multiple lines and patterns in black are on a background that shifts from red at the top, yellow in the middle, and green at the bottom.


PEAU is the Tongan word for ‘wave’ and also an acronym for ‘Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah’. This exhibit highlights just some of the treasures made by PEAU artists and families inspired by their time at a weekly open art studio session at Art Access studio at Art Space. Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah (PEAU) is a Pacific Island community based group of artists, creators, and patrons of the arts bridging across all art communities to empower, support, and promote artists and creators of Pacific Island descent and of ethnic and underserved communities, and to increase income into households through the arts.





A group show by members of Provo's South Franklin Community Center
Curated by Kindia duPlessis and Julian Harper


Untitled, Ver y Escuchar, 2019

Image description: Dark skinned legs wearing flip-flops stand on a sidewalk, facing the camera. There is large, flat plant growth in front of and behind them on the ground.


This project acts both to facilitate art making and social action. This dual function is explained and inspired by the artists Joseph Bueys and Rick Lowe as ”social sculpture”. The art becomes the bridge for interaction at the cultural borders that exist in our locality.

This is an exhibit of social action-based photography, culminating in a collaborative installation by participants of the South Franklin Community Center in Provo. It is curated by Kindia du Plessis and Julian Harper.


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Exhibit DatesJuly 19 - August 9, 2019

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, July 19, 6 - 9 PM




by Anne Fudyma

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 Image description: an abstract oil painting on unstretched canvas featuring sparse shapes and curving lines in blue, pink, and gray hues.









Group Show with Charles Gilliam, Valerie Hollstein, Sue Martin, and Pia van Nuland

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Charles Gilliam

Image description: A close up painting of traditional "cowboy" boots with silver buckles and spurs, worn by someone who is also wearing blue jeans.




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Inivisible an art exhibit and installation by Betsy Auwerda and Katie Benson was held in Art Access Gallery from Febuary 15 to March 8, 2019.

This exhibits cental theme was the documentation of a chronic illness, termed an "invisible illness". Many people suffer from a variety of chronic diseases termed invisible because the effects are not always obvious on the outward appearance. Katie Benson and Betsy Auwerda are both local artists living with chronic illness.

Invisiable was featured in Salt Lake City Weekly's article The Essential A&E Picks for March 7-13. Published on March 6, 2019.

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Exhibit Dates: May 16 -  June 7

17th Annual 300 Plates Event: May 16, 2019, from 6 - 9 PM.

Location:400 W South Temple, SLC, 84101 (Grand Hall at the Gateway)

Artist's Reception & Gallery Stroll

Friday, May 17, 6 - 9 PM @ Art Access Gallery



300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition


Kelie Hess, 2019 300 Plates

300 Plates is the annual Art Access fundraiser and exhibition. This signature event, first hosted in May 2003, presents unique artwork that is both affordable and highly collectible, created by approximately 160 established and emerging artists from the local community. Using 11x10-inch plates (tempered panel or plexiglass), each artist prepares small works in their recognizable style. Finished plates include everything from landscape to assemblage to pop art to photography and more. After the fundraiser at The Gateway, the plates are hung in the Art Access Gallery for a month-long exhibition, creating a kaleidoscope of one-of-a-kind artwork.

Participating Artists as of 05/10/2019: 

Kara Jane Aina, Ryan Akerley, Gayle Allen, Nancy Andruk Olson, Cassandra Barney, Brian Bean, Anne Becker, Terrece Beesley, Ryan Bench, Katie Benson, Jessica Neilson Berg , Linda Bergstrom, Todd Mary Bern, Paul Vincent Bernard, Brandt Bernstonm, Erin Berrett, Tom Blosch, Anastasia Bolinder, Eric Boothe, Brooke Bowen, Carel Brest van Kempen, Madison Brigg, Jennifer Broschinsky, Linnie Brown, Jordan C. Brun, Sunnie Bybee, Laurel Cahoon, Tara Carpenter Estrada, Joe Carter, Heather Anne Church , Terry Coker Peterson, Lisa Aerin Collett, Tess Cook, Jennifer Coppersmith, Patrice Corneli, Ross Crane, Denise Crane, Mark Crenshaw, Madi Cuff, Karina Cutler, Whitney Dame, Ben Davis, Crystal Despain, Jenni Eames, Sara S. Edgar, J. Amber Egbert, Amelia Ence, Nick Estrada, Jeremy Fagergren, Kindra Fehr, Katherine Felgar, Mason Fetzer, McGarren Flack, Joylnn Forman, Jennifer Funk, Grant Fuhst, Dennise Gackstetter, Susan Gallacher, David Gianfredi, Emma Gianfredi, Josanne Glass, Cary Griffiths, Eileen Guernsey Brown, CJ Hales, Megan Hallett & Beatrice Teigen, Kerri Hammond, Jerry Hardesty, Ryan Harrington, Paul Heath, Katie Heiner Shupe, Kelie Hess, Stephanie Hock, Natasha Hoffman, Whitney Horrocks, Erica Houston Critchfield, Michelle Howard, Willamarie Huelskamp, Corinne Humphrey, Shilo Jackson, Hilary Jacobsen, Janna K. Jensen, Jessica Hancock, Darby Johnson, Joshi Haskell, Shami Kanekar, Rebecca Klundt, Vita Kobylkina, Emily Ann Larsen, Kristina Lenzi, Bee Losee , Jamie Love, Lyndy Lovelady, Shari Lyon, Emma Lyon, Lexi Lyon, Sue Martin, Laura Hope Mason, Elizabeth Matthews , Hank Mattson, Nancy Maxifield Lund, Sarah Maynard, Coreen McCuistion, Jim McGee, Sara Meade, Cara Jean Means, David Wayne Meikle, Trish Melander, Cheryl Merkley, Ashley Metzger, Jessica Michaelson, Sarah Milne, Don Miskin, Katharina Montrone, Shauna Mooney Kawasaki, Ben Morgan, Jeremy Morgan, Annie Morgan Preece, Laura Muir, Barbara Murphy, Loralee Nicolay , Sandi Olson, Joe Ostraff, Karl Pace, Abigale Palmer, Cassandria Parsons, Lance Peacock, Tyler Pierce, Sarah O. Porter, Claire Proctor, Donald Andrew Prys, Jeff Pugh, Daniel Ramjoue, Hadley Rampton, Paul Redd-Butterfield, James Rees, Joan Reynolds Cowles, Mark Robison, Michael Rusnack, Elizabeth Sanchez, Colby A.Sanford, Megan Lee Schaugaard, Alicia Schilder, Chauncey Secrist, Jennifer Seeley, Kelly Seim, David Sharp, Steven Sheffield, Richard Nathan Shorten , Deborah Shurtleff, Anthony Siciliano, Danna Sides, Skyler Simpson, Brooke Smart, Patrice Snow Whitby, Laura Sommer, Haily South, Scott Stanley, Jodi Steen, Terrence Stephens, Stephanie Swift, Beki Tobiasson, Kalani Tonga, Jimmi Toro, Miriam Tribe, Megan Trueblood, Houston Trueblood, Terrel Jay VanLeeuwen, Lone Vilnus, Catherine Vogt, Jenna Von Benedikt, Derrek Wall, Melinda Weston Ostraff, Justin Wheatley, Josie White, Clinton "Clint" Whiting, Margaret Willis, Elizabeth Wilson, Rosalie Winard, Simon Winegar, Lauren K. Woodword, Jane Anne Woodhead, Daren Young, Toni Youngblood, Vort Man. 


50 Squared


Lillian Saville

Art Access presents the third annual 50 Squared: a showcase of local high school artists in Utah. Displayed alongside 300 Plates, this show gives our community an opportunity to get to know the next generation of local talent. 

This year, we solicited submissions from any student with high-quality artwork. Young artists submitted both individually and through their school or arts organization. Exhibited student artists hail from Ogden, Park City, Logan, Salt Lake City, and West Valley. 

 All pieces are on 10x10 panels and are $50 each.  

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