03223_000_010LDS artists from thirteen nations entered the Churchwide contest.
On 6 November 1987, the Museum of Church History and Art unveiled an exhibit of art from Latter-day Saint artists from thirteen countries and seventeen U.S. states. Juried from 1,031 entries, 180 works were selected on the basis of aesthetic accomplishment and successful treatment of themes from LDS life, such as scripture, history, and family. A gift from anonymous donors provided awards for the finalists. The selections will be on exhibit at the museum until 15 February 1988.
This issue features sixteen of the entries.
The first-prize winner, “Lehi’s Dream” by Steven L. Neal, is on the inside front cover.
The inside back cover features “Family in Blue” by Jeanne L. Clarke, another finalist.