Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: Awards announced for Fear No Film, Artist Marketplace, Poetry Slam Competitions, Wasatch IronPen

Awards in visual arts, film and literary have been announced for the 47th Utah Arts Festival.  FEAR NO FILM Twelve awards were announced today in the 20th annual Fear No Film portion of the Utah Arts Festival, including a Grand Jury Prize, two Utah Short Film of The Year honors, Fearless Filmmaker Award, three honorable … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2023: Found, reclaimed objects; acute appreciation of natural cycles and rhythms, confidence in mixing media highlight Artist Marketplace’s slate of 177

Found, reclaimed and upcycled materials, the confidence of flexing and fusing traditional and digital media and an acute sensitivity for representing nature, its  cycles and rhythms are just some observations about this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace.  Approximately 30% of the artists who applied this year were accepted. With a jury composed of experts … Read more

Backstage at the Utah Arts Festival 2022: Fitting in, Mark Zirinsky’s metalwork pieces celebrate the ubiquitous presence of geometry in our lives

Nearly one-third of the artists in this year’s Utah Arts Festival’s Artist Marketplace are appearing for the first time in Salt Lake City. Now retired from his career as a mining engineer, Mark Zirinsky (Booth 142) has been gaining nice traction on the arts festival circuit, with 48 shows in eight years. Zirinksy, who lives … Read more

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Oakland’s Michael Rohner brings his surreal animal totem drawings to Artist Marketplace

Michael Rohner of Oakland, California, will bring his work of surreal and real animal totem drawings rendered in pen and ink that also incorporates a diversified spectrum of color media. A self-taught artist, Rohner (Booth 29) is among the 174 artists in this year’s Artist Marketplace at the 41st annual Utah Arts Festival. Recently he … Read more