Tali Alisa Hafoka's exhibition Carried Across on view now in the Street Gallery

Not Just Another Pretty Face

Jun 11, 2011 – Aug 13, 2011

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JUN 11 – AUG 13, 2011
Not Just Another Pretty Face, presented by Salt Lake Art Center, encourages new and existing collectors of contemporary art to commission work from a select group of emerging and established artists. This process strengthens Utah’s artistic community by building personal relationships between artists and patrons, while also supporting the Art Center’s mission to exhibit engaging contemporary art and provide dynamic educational programming for our community.

Through a series of salons, the Not Just Another Pretty Face program will present potential patrons with information about a group of selected artists, then invite those patrons to collaborate with specific artists on commissioned works. Although the commissioned works may take the form of traditional portraiture, the program title, Not Just Another Pretty Face, is meant to encourage a broad interpretation of a personally commissioned work of art. Commissions can include any art form or content that a paired artist and patron decide to create.

When a patron commissions an artwork, half of the proceeds will support an innovative artist and half will support the Art Center’s growing exhibition and educational programming. The process of creating engaging and personal works through the Not Just Another Pretty Face program will culminate in a grand unveiling of the artwork at our annual gala on June 11, 2011, followed by an exhibition of the commissioned works at Salt Lake Art Center open until August 13, 2011.

For more information about the Not Just Another Pretty Face Program, please contact Talia Ullmann at taliau@slartcenter.org or 801.328.4201 x 125.





Artists participating in the 2011 Not Just Another Pretty Face salon program:

Jen Harmon Allen

Valerie Atkisson

Christine Baczek

Joey Behrens

Erin Berrett

Connie Borup

Aaron Bushnell

Royden Card

Brian Christensen

Blue Critchfield

Justin Diggle

Angela Ellsworth

Daniel Everett

Edwin Firmage

Nate Florence

Robert Fontenot

Brady Gunnell

Dave Hall

Davey Hawkins

Erica Houston

Levi Jackson

Sarinda Jones

Amy Jorgensen

Patricia Kimball

Mark Knudsen

Zane Lancaster

Steven Larson

Jared Latimer

Willy Littig

Rob Mellor

Loggins Merrill

Cat Palmer

Melissa Pinney

Jorge Rojas

David Ruhlman

Gary Smith

Travis Tanner

Justin Taylor

Roland Thompson

Brian Usher

Josh Winegar

Salt Lake Art Center would like to thank the following supporters of the 2011 Not Just Another Pretty Face program:

Helen Bero VanWagoner, Rick VanWagoner, Catherine & Josh Kanter, Tiffini & Hal Widlansky, James & Juli Blanch, Laura & Cal Boardman, Liz & Steve Burgess, Carol & John Firmage, Judy Moreton, Christine & Brian Seethaler, & Katie & James Roberts