Saturday, September 20, 2008

Winner of an Arty from City Weekly for 2008!

What a Party!

If you weren't at the Present Tense AfterParty at the Salt Lake Art Center last night, you missed a helluva good time. A special thanks to Helen Bero, Amy Coady, Snow, Christensen & Martineau, and the gang at Squatters for making the night a huge success.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Coverage in the Blogosphere . . . .

The Selective Echo, a Salt Lake City blog, has a nice piece up about the 337 Project's new event at Neighborhood House. You can read it here.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

'Present Tense' Art Rises from Dust of 337 Project

Today's Tribune has a great article about Present Tense: A Post-337 Project, featuring an in-depth discussion of works by 337 Project artists Mike McGlothlen and Ben Wiemeyer. The Tribune also discusses our forthcoming collaboration with the BYU Museum of Art and installation artist Dan Steinhilber. Of Steinhilber, the Tribune notes:

Bottom line, Steinhilber is funny, and willing to improvise. he's also agreed to install new work in a moving truck that Salt Lake City's newest arts nonprofit, the 337 Project, is launching. So there are two ways to get a load of Steinhilber this December: one in the hallowed halls of a museum ready to take risks, and another in a truck you just might find parked outside your house one morning.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Don't Miss 337 Project's Urban Gallery!

Returning to its roots, the 337 Project will transform the urban landscape once more with Urban Gallery, a major new art installation featuring original work by: Biroe, Ben Wiemeyer, Trent Call, Christian Arial, Sri Whipple, Joe Thomas, Margaret Willis, Caleb Workman, Wren Ross, Trent Alvey, and Jann Haworth!

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon will unveil the works to the public for the first time on October 3, 2008, 7:00 pm, at 1050 S. 500 W., Salt Lake City. Urban Gallery celebrates the good work of Neighborhood House, a local charity that has been providing daycare services to low income families for 114 years.

Urban Gallery is part of A Night of Art on the Westside, which will see special openings at Captain Captain Studios and the Bridges Over Barriers Project Warehouse, as well as participation by westside mainstays Mestizo Coffee House and Art Access.

Urban Gallery is made possible by generous support from: Neighborhood House; Art Access; Snow, Christensen & Martineau; the Salt Lake City Arts Council; and individual donors.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

337 Hottest Party in Town! Friday, Sept. 19!

On Friday, September 19, the Salt Lake Art Center will be celebrating the end of Present Tense: A Post-337 Project by hosting the Present Tense AfterParty! The bash begins at 10 pm and runs til 1 am with food, drink, music and a special midnight showing of Afterimage: The Art of 337! Join us for the hottest party in town!


To get a pair of free tickets to the Present Tense AfterParty, please email to participate in the random drawing. You must be 21 and show ID at the time of entrance.

Monday, September 1, 2008

We're Collectible!

One of the hallmarks of the 337 Project so far is that you can't take it with you. Most of the works created for 337 Project events are site-specific and are destroyed at the end of the run. But that doesn't mean you can't add work by a 337 Project artist to your collection.

Yesterday's Salt Lake Tribune featured an article on starting a collection in which Jeff Lambson, Curator of Contemporary Art at BYU MOA, specifically called out the artists of the 337 Project as a good place to start. According to Lambson:

Collections should pay attention to artists whose work has appeared in roughly three "significant" shows, and he spoke repeatedly of a growing and vibrant community of up-and-coming Salt Lake area artists, including some featured in last summer's 337 Project. "Buy what you love," Lambson said. "And what you can afford."

So, just remember that if you see a piece of work you love at a 337 Project event, but you can't take it with you, I'm always happy to introduce you to the artist that created it. You can contact me at