Utah Women Artists Exhibition (UWAE)

AAUW of Utah Best of Show Eccles Foundation Award Fiona Phillips, artist “In Cognito” A party photo gallery with props Inspired this winning picture

AAUW of Utah Best of Show Eccles Foundation Award
Fiona Phillips, artist
“In Cognito”
A party photo gallery with props Inspired this winning picture

The 2016 exhibition ran from March 10th through April 19th with viewing hours from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, or by arrangement. This event brings together varied and interesting works of Utah Women Artists from the entire state. This year 76 works from 56 artists are beautifully displayed at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S., West Valley City, Utah.

The Utah Women Artist Exhibition was conceived in 1981 with the first exhibition held in 1982, when a Trust was established and 400 entries were received with only display space for 30.

The 2016 exhibition is the fourth to be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. The Trustees received donations from AAUW members, and grants from the Zoo Arts and Parks of Salt Lake County, and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Several family trusts have established and funded named awards.

Many artists expressed their appreciation for this opportunity to have their works in an all women exhibition at such a lovely venue.

To see the award winners and other featured works from the last two shows check out the Exhibition’s Facebook Page.


The 2016 Exhibition opened with a lovely reception and awards ceremony, attended by close to 200 people. Running from March 10th to April 19th the event provides a unique venue, bringing together works of Utah Women Artists from across the state. The 2016 Exhibition is the fourth to be held at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, Utah, where the works are beautifully displayed, and can be viewed Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or by arrangement.

Some of the wonderful non-winning entrants are shown on this page. To see the award winners and other works from the last two shows check out the Exhibition’s Facebook Page.

Malala by Pilar Pobil

Malala by Pilar Pobil

The Utah Women Artists Exhibition was conceived by AAUW members in 1981. The first show was held in 1982 with 400+ entries, but only space to exhibit 30. The 2016 juried exhibition shows 76 entries from 52 artists, and awarded $9,600 in cash prizes to exceptional Utah women artists. The Funding for these awards comes from AAUW of Utah members’ donations, the generosity of family trusts and other donors from the community, as well as funding from a Zoo Arts and Parks grant and a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. All funds are raised by the Trustees of the UWAE Trust.

 

 

Alta’s Playground by J. Calhoun

Alta’s Playground by J. Calhoun

Evening Watering by Barbara Ward

Evening Watering by Barbara Ward