300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition

2018 300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition


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Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM


VIP Registration will open on April 17, 2018

General Registration will open on April 24, 2018

All Registration will close on May 11, 2018


What is 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 loc

al community. Using 11 x 10-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. During the fundraiser and month-long exhibition the plates are hung in the Art Access Gallery, creating a kaleidoscope of one-of-a-kind artwork.

This year -- for the first time ever -- we are holding the event OFF SITE in the beautiful Grand Hall at the Gateway (400 W South Temple). 

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No more tents, standing outside in the cold (or rain), or long lines in hallways! Attendees will have more room to move around and party. It will be easier for everyone to hear, there will be more tickets available for sale, and we will have more opportunities for sponsor recognition.

This year, we will have more than 400 plates from over 200 local artists, and for the first time ever--you can bring the plates you purchase home with you that night! All of our artists generously reverse the commission normally taken by our organization – i.e., they will receive 30% of plate sales and we will retain 70%. 

How can you participate?

Plate previews are held prior to the event to provide art lovers and potential buyers with a sneak peek of the artwork. On the evening of the event during the preview hours, culinary delights, beverages, and music are enjoyed and each patron is issued one colored wristband in anticipation of the sale. Beginning at 7:00 PM, and every few minutes thereafter, a random color is announced until all wristband colors have been called. Those patrons are invited to enter the gallery and purchase one plate each. Plate prices start at $85 and increase sequentially in one-dollar increments. This year, approximately 6 artists' plates will be set aside for a blind silent auction, selling from $400 – the sky's the limit. Plates that do not sell on the night of the event may be purchased at Art Access during regular business hours throughout the exhibition.

Interested in becoming a SPONSOR for this event? Contact Shandra Benito at 801-328-0703, option 3 or email .


Who benefits?

Art Access provides accessible and inclusive arts and cultural opportunities to many people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to participate, as well as equal opportunity for established and emerging artists with and without disabilities in a nurturing and supportive environment. Funds from the annual 300 Plates fundraiser and exhibition allow Art Access to offer programming throughout the year, including: education and engagement with art to special needs children and others in Utah schools; the elderly and other institutionalized individuals or those participating in community social services programs; teens with disabilities, those who are at-risk or are otherwise underserved, and young people in the mainstream; youth and adults living in rural areas of the state; emerging and established artists with and without disabilities; and the community at large. Over the years Art Access has demonstrated that its philosophy and programs are successful in uniting and strengthening the community through art.


The featured plate above is by Jenni Eames for the 2018 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition.



We would like to thank our friends at The Gateway for helping to make this year's event possible: 

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2018 Participating Artists (as of 3/5/2018)

Kara Jane Aina, Ryan Akerly, Gayle Allen, Pat Bagley, Cassadra Barney, Brian Bean, Anne Becker, Terrece Beesley, Katie Benson, Jessica Berg, Katrina Berg, Linda Bergstrom, Brandt Bernston, Erin Berrett, Tom Blosh, Anastasia Bolinder, Carel Brest van Kempen, Deborah Brinkerhoff, Mary Brinkey Cole, Jennifer Broschinsky, Eileen Guernsey Brown, Linnie Brown, Jordan C. Brun, Tara Carpenter, Joe Carter, Heather Anne Church, Holly Cobb, Michelle Condrat, Jennifer Coppersmith, Patrice Showers Corneli, Joan Reynolds Cowles, Denise Crane, Ross Crane, Mark Crenshaw, Karina Cutler, Whitney Dame, Benjamin Davis, Meri DeCaria, Josh Dennis, Jenni Eames, Sara Shepherd Edgar, Amelia Ence, Darryl Erdmann, Nick Estrada, Jeremy Fagergren, Eric Fairclogh, Chad Farnes, Kindra Fehr, Katherine Felgar, Mason Fetzer, Angela Fife, McGarren Flack, Aaron Fritz, Josh Fronk, Grant Fuhst, Jennifer Funk, Denise Gackstetter, Susan Gallacher, David Gee, Megan Gibbons, Josanne Glass, Carla K. Gourdin, Jane Grau, Cary Griffiths,  Jeffrey Hale, CJ Hales, Megan Hallett, Kerri Hammond, Jerry Hardesty, Ryan Harrington, Megan Hayes, Paul Heath, Kelie Hess, Stephanie Hock, Natasha Hoffman, Michelle Howard, Willamarie Huelskamp, Corinne Humphrey, Shilo Jackson, Sarina Jones, Shami Kanekar,  Shauna Mooney Kawasaki, Vita Kobylkina, Emily Larsen, Sahil Lavingia, Trijsten Leach, Kristina Lenzi, Jamie Love, Rebecca K. Lund, Nancy Maxfield Lund, Shari Lyon, Lexi Lyon, Sue Martin, Laura Hope Mason, Robert Mata, Elizabeeth Matthews, Hank Mattson, Sarah Maynard, James Patrick McGee, Sara Meade, David Wayne Meikle, Derek Mellus, Cheryl Merkley, Ashley Metzger, Jessica Michaelson, Don Miskin, Ben Morgan, Annie Morgan Preece, Laura Muir, Barbara Murphy, Sally Rachelle Neilson, Greg Newbold, Loralee Nicolay, Joy Nunn, Heidi Olsen, Sandra Olsen, Karl Pace, Colleen Palmer, Abigal Palmer, Cassandria Parsons, John Parsons, Lance Peacock, Donna Pence, Sarah A. Peterson, Kathleen Peterson,Tyler Pierce, Donald Andrew Prys, Jeffery R. Pugh, Jonna Ramey, Hadley Rampton, Heydar Raulsapour, Paul Redd-Butterfield, James Rees, Brooke Roberston, Mark Robison, Michael Rusnack, Elizabeth Sanchez, Colby Sanford, Chauncey Secrist, Jennifer Seeley, Kelly Seim, David Sharp, Steven K. Sheffield, Lori Shields, Richard Nathan Shorten, Katie Heiner Shupe, Deborah Shurtleff, Anthony Siciliano, Brooke Smart, Laura Sommer,  Lesli Spencer, Scott Stanley, Kandace Steadman, Jodi Steen, Terence K. Stephens, Steven Stradley, Tyler Swain, Kelly Sweat, Stephanie Swift, Karen Thorsen, Claire Tollstrup, Jimi Toro, Megan Trueblood, Mr. Trueblood, Sue Valentine, Pia E. Van Nuland, Perry Van Schelt, Catherine Vogt, Jenna Von Benedikt, Justin Wheatley, Clint Whiting, Sandra Williams, Margaret Willis, Elizabeth Wilson, Patrice Snow Whitby, Simon Winegar, Alexanna Wonder - Tamasonis, Jane Anne Woodhead, Angela Woods, Daren Young, Ron Zipprich, Vort Man.


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Our 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition takes place the third Thursday in May each year.