BOUNTIFUL The winners of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center's Annual Statewide Competition and Exhibition have been chosen. The works of the winners as well as an eclectic selection of 99 total pieces, submitted from 180 Utah artists, will be exhibited through March 28.
This year more than 400 pieces of art were submitted for judging. The competition was open to all professional Utah artists. Original works of art in media including watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawings, pastel, graphics, photographs, weavings/textiles and sculpture were accepted.
The juror for this year's competition was assistant professor Eileen Doktorski, art department, Utah State University. Awards include $400 for first place, $250 for second place, $150 for third place and honorable mentions.
Artist Sunny Belliston, a recent transplant to Utah, is the competition's first-place winner. She will receive the $400 cash award for a large oil painting titled "Orange Chair." "This piece is from a scene I pass every day as I walk to my studio," Belliston said. "I liked the emptiness of the scene that still implies something personal."
Second place and $250 was awarded to Stephen Henry, who won for a wood sculpture titled "American Relics." Jim Frankoski won $150 for a third place digital photography collage titled "Palm."
Recognized with honorable mentions were Jon Trimble, Aaron Bushnel, Chad Cane, Tyler Vance and Erin W. Barrett.
Recognized with honorable mentions were Jon Trimble for a graphite work titled, "Search, Absorb, Evaluate;" Aaron Bushnel for an oil painting titled, "Freeway Fieldtrip;" Chad Cane for a mixed-media work titled, "Ultimo Capitalo;" Tyler Vance for a mixed-media piece called "Ildubrecian Tablet;" and Erin W. Barrett for an oil painting titled, "Mascarpone & Rose."
The exhibit will be open for public viewing Mondays from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.