The 2015 Salt Lake Community College President’s Art Show features its largest gallery to date.
This year, 234 works of art were submitted by students, faculty and the community in hopes of earning recognition and a cash prize.
“This particular year we had the best response ever,” says Gordon Storrs, chair of the SLCC Art Committee. “We chose to set 118 [of the 234] pieces of graphic art, fine art, sculpture [and] jewelry into the show.”
Storrs cites a reduction in the show’s entry fee from $25 to $15 as a possible explanation for the overwhelming response this semester.
While some artists receive monetary prizes for their submissions, others may have their artwork purchased by SLCC to be displayed on its many campuses.
A primary function of the SLCC Art Committee involves obtaining and maintaining an art collection for the school.
The amount of entries has grown each year of the event, which launched in 2013. The increase in submissions allows SLCC to showcase more high-quality artwork from the community.
“We’d like the President’s Art Show to be an exclusive art show,” Storrs says. “We’d like it to attract the best art from the best artists in the state, including our students, staff and faculty.”
The SLCC President’s Art Show will be open weekdays through Nov. 13 in the Multipurpose Room at South City Campus. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Additional photos by Matt Merkel, Alison Arndt-Wild and Tamara Brune-Wharton