Two prominent Utah artists, both past winners in the Deseret News Art Show, have been named jurors for the newspaper's 16th annual exhibit in October.
Ken Baxter and Earl Jones, recipients of numerous art honors in addition to those received through the Deseret News show, will serve as jurors for this year's show, according to show officials.Baxter won the newspaper's second annual show in 1974 with his painting "White's Place," and Jones won in 1978 with his "Tailings Bridge."
The 19-day exhibit, an established show among the state's artists and popular with downtown visitors, opens Oct. 6 in the ZCMI Center Grand Court. Artists may submit entries Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Approximately 300 entries are received each year. Between 65 to 70 are selected for the show. Artists may submit up to two entries on any subject matter without emphasis on any particular medium. However, they must not exceed 50 inches in height or width.
All work must be original and completed within the past two years. A non-refundable $3 entry fee will be charged for each entry. Photographs, or work other than two-dimensional, such as woodwork, sculpture or ceramics, will not be accepted.
Six entries will receive merit awards, and one of the six will be awarded the purchase prize. The entry then becomes a part of the newspaper's corporate art collection.
A list of artists whose work is accepted will be made available to the public. In past years many of the works have been purchased through arrangements directly with the artists.
The six winning entries will be reproduced in color in the Oct. 9 Sunday Deseret News.