Art Exhibit Will Showcase Fine Art from around the World
By Lok Yi Chan, Church News and Events
- 1 April - 4 October 2012
- The exhibit will run from March 16 to October 14.
- The exhibit will take place at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
- The exhibit will showcase 198 pieces of artwork.
The Ninth International Art Competition exhibit will open on March 16, 2012, and run until October 14, 2012, at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
This year’s competition, Make Known His Wonderful Works (D&C 65:4), drew 1,149 entries from around the world in a variety of media, including sculpture, quilts and other textiles, paper art, and paintings. The museum will display 198 of the pieces.
According to Rita R. Wright, curator of art and artifacts at the museum, the entries are judged according to artistic merit and thematic compliance. The works reflect a variety of media and cultural traditions bearing testimony of the Lord’s wondrous works, she said.
The exhibit will be displayed in the east, central, and west galleries of the Church History Museum, located directly west of Temple Square. It will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Admission is free, and patrons are encouraged to bring their families. They will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work.
The Church History Museum is also planning an online exhibit, which will make the 198 entries available to those who don’t live locally or who have entered the competition but are unable to attend.
The competition will present three types of awards. Up to 20 Merit Awards will be awarded to outstanding pieces, a number of Purchase Awards will be given to acquire art for the museum collection, and six Visitors’ Choice Awards will be given based on patrons’ votes. Merit and Purchase Awards will be presented before the opening of the exhibit; the Visitors’ Choice Awards will be given shortly before the exhibit closes.
For more information about the exhibit, visit the Church History Museum website or call 801-240-4615.