Utah Arts Festival 2019: Winners announced for Artists Marketplace, Wasatch IronPen, Wordfest individual, team poetry slam competitions

The 43rd Utah Arts Festival has announced various awards for visual arts and the Wordfest literary arts programs. Nine awards were presented for the Artists Marketplace. All of the visual artist award winners are eligible for invitation to the Utah Arts Festival in 2020. Best of Show and People’s Choice Award winners also will have their booth fees waived.



Donor Jury Award: Mike Beals, Metalwork, Apple Valley, Utah

Gallery Association Award: Prince Duncan Williams, 2-D Mixed Media, Las Vegas

Board of Directors Award: Jennah Lietcky Yost and Paul Yost, Metalwork, Cheshire, Oregon

Artist Marketplace Award: Shawn Harris, Digital Art/Digital Photography, Trinidad, Colorado


Donor Jury Award: Kerrin Pogozelski, Fiber, Denver

Gallery Association Award: Aileen Frick, 2-D Mixed Media, Phoenix

Board of Directors Award: Brittany Hansen, Graphics/Printmaking, Joseph City, Arizona

Artist Marketplace Award: Amy Flynn, 3-D Mixed Media, Raleigh, North Carolina

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Jennifer Seeley, 2-D Mixed Media, Tooele, Utah

Wasatch IronPen/UltraPen Contest, The Salt Lake Community College Writing Center, 13th anniversary

Ultra – Adult

Winner: Devin Etcitty, Come with Me and Let’s Play in the Sand

Honorable Mention: Denae Tidwell, Moon Launch

Ultra – Youth

Winner: Bess Bateman, The Hematite Connection, Finite Space (from two perspectives), Station 13-48

Honorable Mention: Lalith Suresh, Just a Face Upon a Cliff

Fiction – Adult

Winner: James Cox, That One Night

Honorable Mention: Pete Gomben, A Man Can Only Take So Much

Fiction – Youth

Winner: Shwe Sin Shoon Lei, On the Surface

Honorable Mention: Gwendolyne Longcrier, The Incident

Nonfiction – Adult

Winner: Justice Morath, big ol’ reflecto-thingy

Honorable Mention: Sarah Rose, Paper Cups and String

Nonfiction – Youth

Winner: Beastrice Teigen, Seen From a Moving Car

Poetry – Adult

Winner: Rachel White, Height of the Space Age

Honorable Mention: David Ahlman, Marians: Poetry

Poetry – Youth

Winner: Jane Galian, flawed connection

Honorable Mention: Francesca Vales, Work in Progress


High School Indie Slam winner: Chelsea Guevara

Indie Slam Winner: Flynn Dexter (Las Vegas)

Team Slam Winners: Portland team: Sage Lilac, Stephen Meads, Jane Belinda, Julia Gaskill

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