300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition

2020 300 Plates Fundraiser & Exhibition


Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Registration will be open beginning in April. 

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 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.

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 7:25 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 10 artists' plates will be set aside for a blind silent auction, selling from $750 – 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 exhibitition.

Interested in becoming a SPONSOR for this event? Contact Shandra Benito at 206-412-2973 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.


2020 Participating Artists:

Last Updated 02/27/2020

Ryan Akerley, Gail Alamilla, Ramira Alamilla, Nancy Andruk Olson, Cassandra Barney, Brian Bean, Ryan J Bench, Katie Benson, Paul Vincent Bernard, Brandt Berntson, Erin Berrett, Anastasia Bolinder, Eric Boothe, Valori Boss, Brooke Bowen, Carel P. Brest van Kempen, Madison Briggs, Allen B Brockbank, Jennifer Broschinsky, Linnie Brown, Jordan C Brun, Aspen Brunner, Kate Butler, Sunnie Bybee, Laurel Cahoon, Tara Carpenter Estrada, Joe Carter, Wendy Chidester, Cindy Lewis Clark, Tess Cook, Jennifer Coppersmith, Patrice Corneli, Denise Crane, Ross Crane, Madi Cuff, Karina Cutler, Joy Davidson, Kathryn Didericksen, Lisa Draper, Jenni Eames, J Amber Egbert, Hannah Emerson, Hanna Emery, Trisha Empey, Amelia Ence, Darryl Erdmann, Nick Estrada, Litzi Estrada, Jeremy Fagergren, Kindra Fehr, Katie Felgar, Kathleen Ferdon, Mason Fetzer, Angela Bentley Fife, McGarren Flack, Jolynn Forman, David Gianfredi/Emily Gianfredi, Rosemary Gioielli, Josanne Glass, Roberta Glidden, Heather S. Graham, Angela Graham, Cary Griffiths, CJ Hales, Jessica Hancock, Ryan Harrington, Linda Hart, Joshi Haskell, Arlene Hatch, Megan Hayes, Katie Heiner Shupe, Autumn Horwath, Erica Houston, Corinne J Humphrey, Jim Isaacson, Shilo Jackson, Cara Jean, Janna K. Jensen, Tasha Jimenez, Sarinda Jones, Shauna Kawasaki, Rebecca Klundt, Vita Kobylkina, William Kranstover, Jamie A Kyle, Annie Lemings, Kristina Lenzi, Bee Losee, Jamie Love, Jeanette Lyman Lukens, Sydney Lund, Emma Lyon, Shari E Lyon, Lexi Lyon, Alli Jones Malmrose, Vort Man, Sue Martin, Hank Mattson, Sarah Maynard, Coreen McCuistion, Candace McLane, Sara Meade, David Meikle, Bridgette Meinhold, Cheryl H. Merkley, Ashley Metzger, Jessica Michaelson, Sarah Milne, Don Miskin, Katy Montrone, Ben Morgan, Linda Carol Morrison, Barbara Murphy, Loralee Nicolay, Jonathan Norberg, Heather Olsen, MaryAnn Paradise, Cassandria Wong Parsons, John M. Parsons, Lance Peacock, Donna Penrod, Terry Coker Peterson, Tyler Pierce, Neena Plant, Donald Andrew Prys, Jonna Ramey, Hadley Rampton, Irene Rampton, James Rees, Dennis Reynolds, Joan Reynolds-Cowles, Mimi Rogers, Paula K Rudd, Mariah Rupp, Elizabeth Sanchez, Emily Sanders, Colby Sanford, Megan Lee Schaugaard, Alicia Schilder, Jennifer Seeley, Steven Sheffield, Rick Shorten, Deborah Shurtleff, Anthony SicilianoTiffany SimmonsLaura SommerHaily SouthChristina StanleyScott StanleySteven StradleyStephanie SwiftBeki TobiassonClaire TollstrupJimmi ToroTerrel Van LeeuwenEileen VestalCatherine VogtMiroslava VomelaDerrek WallRisa WestJustin WheatleyPatrice Snow Whitby, Thayne Whiting, Clinton Whiting, Margaret Willis, Elizabeth T. Wilson, Laura Sharp Wilson, Simon Winegar, Lauren K. Woodward, Daren Young, Toni Youngblood, Anna Zumwalt



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