Mary Pusey loves travel and painting the outdoors. From the back of her Harley Davidson, she makes quick sketches and takes mental pictures which she translates into larger paintings back in her studio. 


Mary was born in Murray, Utah, and grew up in the neighboring city of Midvale. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah in education,  a Master’s in Education from Westminster College of Salt Lake City, a gifted and talented endorsement, and a second level math endorsement from the University of Utah. She taught for 41 years in the public school 
system, and retired from teaching in 2013. She now paints full time!


Mary volunteers for the Utah Watercolor Society. She has been the Exhibitions Chair for the past two years, and is currently the Communications Chair. She is a signature member of UWS and WFWS, and is a member of Art At The Main, a co-op gallery in the Salt Lake City Main Library. She lives in Holladay, Utah, with her husband. 


See more of her work at:
http://marypusey.com/

Artists of the Month 2016

Candace served as the Chairperson for the Holladay Arts Council for two years and was a founding member. She continues to try to involve the community in art related events. Maintaining a studio allows me to devote concentrated blocks of time to oil painting and teaching.


Recent awards include: Best of Show in the Provo Freedom Festival 2007, Best of Show at Eccles in Ogden 2009, Intermountain Artist’s “Member of Merit” Show 2009, and The Peoples Choice Award City of Holladay Show 2010, 1st Place in the Intermountain Artist’s Oil Division 2012, !st place in the Holladay Plein Air 2013, and Third Place in the State Fair Plein Air 2013, as well as placing in the Midway Plein Air 2012, 2013, 2014, and a purchase award in 2015. She was also given first place in the professional division of the Intermountain Artist's Spring Show this year.
Her paintings are currently shown in the following local galleries: Relics in Holladay, Utah and at my Millcreek studio. I also have paintings at the Snake Creek Grill in Heber.

To see more of her works or to purchase a piece:

http://crideout.faso.com/works

http://www.relicsgallery.com/candace-rideout

Paintings by Dawna Barton are renowned for their impressionistic beauty and mastery of technique. Her sensitivity to nature shows through in fluid strokes of color, capturing the essence of individual elements and translating them into a magical whole. Dawna attributes her success to long hours of daily painting.


“The joy of painting is what motivates me. For me, the actual experience of working is more fulfilling than the result.”
Graduating with a degree in graphic design, Dawna worked as a graphic artist in her early career. She was gradually drawn into fine art where she excelled in both watercolor and oil
painting. 

July

Dawna Barton

July

Dawna Barton



A 73-year old retired print shop owner, Clint Phipps now finds himself spending hours in the great outdoors armed with a digital camera. His greatest personal fulfillment comes through photographing evocative land and seascapes, often using a long-exposure method. Allowing hours of analysis before settling on the right light, angle, or exposure, Clint’s goal is to master long exposure techniques.


Clint recently acquired a mirrorless Sony A7 MK II, which links with his go-to wide-angle Sony Zeiss 16x35 f4 lens and attached to my
Monfrotto carbon-legged tripod, which allow for the sharp images he is striving to achieve. He is most inspired by the works of Guy Tall, Ian Plant and Mark Adamus, and Alvar Astulez.


His advice to a novice enthusiast is to delve in earnest into the myriad media resources available today. Haunt the library, subscribe to magazines, and join a local camera club to gather as much knowledge as possible about the art and science of great photography. Then grab a camera, pull the trigger, and remember the adage, "f8 and be there!”

 

For those interested, Clint recommends the Wasatch Camera Club. Find us on the Internet and join us (http://www.wasatchcameraclub.com/drupal/join_us). Visit for free. All levels are welcome.

March

Clint Phipps

December

Jade Mendoza

May

Candace Rideout

July

Dawna Barton


Linda  Etherington love, love, loves to paint. She feels so blessed to have eyes to see color, shapes, and space, and to live in a time when women are encouraged to paint. 

Born in Washington State in 1969, Linda is the fourth of seven children. She grew up on a small
10 acre farm where her dad worked during the day as an engineer, but spent his early mornings and late evenings teaching her and her siblings how to change water lines, milk the cow, feed the sheep, throw bales of alfalfa hay, and tend the chickens. Their mother taught them how to keep the house, bake the bread, and to get their homework done. Her mother also taught her to paint. After years of watercolors, drawing pencils, oil pastels and crayons, Linda received her first oil painting set when she was 12. She is forever grateful to her mother.


Jade Mendoza graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA. She has been painting and drawing for over twenty years. She was a board member of the Holladay Arts Council from 2010-2012, and again from 2015-2016. While on the council she organized 4 Plein Air workshops, and shows. She also chaired the most recent Holladay Arts Fine Art show (2016). Her art work has been selected for the annual juried fine art show at the Rio Grande Station. Her work has been displayed at the San Luis Obispo Art Center. She was also selected to participate in the Salt Lake City Arts Council’s public works kiosk project. She currently lives in Holladay.

“For
me painting is about time and expression. I hope to acknowledge the transitory nature of existence, while simultaneously attempting to give the illusion of suspending time on paper or canvas.”

In 2010, Audrey moved from Florida to be closer to family. She is a retired public school teacher, having taught for 28 years in four states – New York, Utah, Maryland and Florida. She has loved the arts all her life. In retirement she has taken courses in painting and traveled to see many art galleries in the U.S. and in Europe. When she travels she takes many photos and when she returns she relives her travels by painting what she has experienced.

She recently retired her position on the board, having served four years. She has taken great pleasure in watching awareness of the arts and participation in the activities of the Holladay Arts Council grow and be a strong influence in our city. Any future success the council has will be, in no small part, due to the work she has put 
in to building its strong foundation. The citizens of this city owe her a great debt for that.

If you are interested in purchasing any of her work you can contact her at (801) 948-4171 or ajkenyon1@gmail.com

January

Audrey Kenyon

Classical guitarist Michael Lucarelli has enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. for over 30 years. He is known for his diverse programming and expressive style, tastefully blending classical, pop, jazz, Spanish, South American, as well as his original guitar compositions.

Aside from the concert stage, he has entertained in such prestigious venues as The St. Regis Resort, Montage Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Westin La Paloma, Canyon Ranch, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, the historic Arizona Inn and The
Ritz Carlton, to name a few. 

He is an annual favorite at The Sundance Film Festival where he has entertained for industry notables such as Steven Spielberg, Dreamworks Animation, Arts & Entertainment, IBM, Verizon and was a featured performer at Mitt Romney’s Republican National Fundraiser during his 2012 presidential campaign. 




Paintings by Dawna Barton are renowned for their impressionistic beauty and mastery of technique. Her sensitivity to nature shows through in fluid strokes of color, capturing the essence of individual elements and translating them into a magical whole. Dawna attributes her success to long hours of daily painting.


“The joy of painting is what motivates me. For me, the actual experience of working is more fulfilling than the result.”
Graduating with a degree in graphic design, Dawna worked as a graphic artist in her early career. She was gradually drawn into fine art where she excelled in both watercolor and oil
painting. 

​Over the years, she has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. She has been Utah Pageant of the Arts, “Artist of the Year”, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree by Salt Lake Community College, and the Granite School District has offered an art scholarship in her name. She was chosen as one of the Utah artists who were honored at the
State Capitol during the 2002 Winter Olympics.



Her paintings have influenced the print market for the past 30 years. She is currently publishing with New York Graphic Society, and her prints, and highly collectable originals can be found in almost every country in the world. Her art is currently available at Relics Gallery in Holladay. Dawna’s Scottish and Irish, Great Grandparents immigrated to America and settled in Holladay with the Mormon pioneers. Dawna has resided in Holladay for almost 70 years where she
enjoys her growing family with 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

To see more of Dawna's art of to purchase art go to:

www.dawnabarton.com

www.relicsgallery.com/dawnabarton​








June

Linda Etherington

Michael has made numerous radio and television appearances including CBS’s Touched By An Angel. 

His music videos have earned him a respectable following on YouTube with over 25 MILLION views and twice received an Individual Artist grant from The National Endowment 
of the Arts.

Most recently Michael received “Best Sound of Music” in 2010 from the Salt Lake City Magazine - “Best of the Beehive” and Martha Stewart Weddings named him one of the top weddings musicians in 2014. 

During the 2002 Winter Olympics, Michael had the honor of performing for the Athletes at the Olympic Village.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael Lucarelli began his musical education on the electric guitar, but later discovered the acoustical guitar and began his classical studies with Peruvian guitarist Ricardo Linares in Salt Lake 
City, Utah. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Utah, and in 1992, completed his Masters at The University of Arizona in guitar performance. 

Aside from being a critically acclaimed guitar soloist, Michael also 
paints


Contact him at: http://www.michaellucarelli.com/home.html

Listen to his music at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXGoBMZ1hSQqgMogIQkjBwQ

November

Tiffany Brazell

Tiffany Brazell is an author and fine artist with a BFA from the University of Utah. She has always loved making art and her earliest painting was a watercolor of a man holding balloons, made at the age of three. Tiffany is hearing impaired and so uses the arts as a means to express herself and to interpret the world around her. She specializes in animal art, as she feels that animals often go unseen, unheard, and she would like to help give them a voice more accessible to people. Tiffany most enjoys large scale artwork and beautiful color. She is also a scuba diver and aquarist who currently cares for 225 gallons worth of freshwater and marine aquariums.

Growing up, Linda's parents were her biggest fans. She took classes at the college with her mom when she was in high school. Then she was off to Brigham Young University (BYU) where she studied painting with an art scholarship and graduated with a BFA in Painting. Over the next 14 years Linda and her husband were blessed with 7 daughters and almost as many moves with her husband’s job. Their little girls filled her life with new color, shapes, spaces and challenges. She worked hard at being a mom and worked hard when her neighbor came twice a week so that she could sneak away and paint for 3 hours. Sometimes a little one would need her and I would rock them on her hip while painting. 

Linda's family is still growing. She has married daughters and grandchildren. I still love, love, loves to paint. Shapes and colors still call out to her, and she sings back to them and paints.

Of her work, Linda says, "I paint to say something. I paint because there is color. I paint because there is beauty and there is power in symbols. For example, one symbol is idea that plants grow from seed and then reproduce themselves under the right conditions of water and light. Picture I paint because there is power in creation—babies are born to Mothers and Fathers, the Sun comes up each day. I paint because I believe that God is telling us something with all of his creations and supreme order. Therefore, in my paintings, I often personify flowers or objects. A fruit or a plant seems to speak with words. Figures, representing the mortality in each of us, likewise speak ideas. Birds symbolize a whisper from God, carrying messages. Flowers speak of God’s great mercies, beauty beyond reason, power beyond our abilities, and often a deeper symbol than the surface. Life is alive. God speaks in symbols and in words. His words carry power. One can notice that the titles to the paintings have been painted right into the surface. I have also added God’s words from the scriptures. I paint as my humble and small attempt to show God’s hand."

http://lindaetherington.com/







Audrey Kenyon served as a member of the Holladay Arts Council between 2012-2015. She has served as the Grant Writer securing funding for several grants. She wrote the grant for OnStage/Utah in 2013 which enabled Repertory Dance Theater of Utah to provide dance workshops for students at Olympus High School of the Performing Arts and then a performance of the Dance Company with the students. She was instrumental in procuring the funding and the cooperation of the City enabling the Holladay Arts Council to hire a part-time Arts Coordinator. Most recently, she served as Secretary to the Council.

April

Michael Lucarelli

Tiffany Brazell is an author and fine artist with a BFA from the University of Utah. She has always loved making art and her earliest painting was a watercolor of a man holding balloons, made at the age of three. Tiffany is hearing impaired and so uses the arts as a means to express herself and to interpret the world around her. She specializes in animal art, as she feels that animals often go unseen, unheard, and she would like to help give them a voice more accessible to people. Tiffany most enjoys large scale artwork and beautiful color. She is also a scuba diver and aquarist who currently cares for 225 gallons worth of freshwater and marine aquariums.

February

Mary Pusey

Candace Rideout has been an established Utah artist for forty years. She graduated from the University of Utah with a double major in Education and Drawing & Painting. As a student Candace was selected as the outstanding water colorist in her graduating class. Her oil paintings are included in several private collections in the United States and Europe and
her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree set her on a career path, which took several directions. She received a first place award at the Utah State Fair, began teaching art in secondary education, then became a commercial artist for the State Board of Education, creating illustrations for educational TV and art for their printed materials.


When Candace started her family, she ran my own advertising agency that included clients such
as: Brown Eyed Susan, College of Eastern Utah, the State of Utah, BMW dealership, Great Garb, Four and Twenty Sailors, ZCMI and also did illustrations for several children’s books. During this period I won numerous national awards for commercial art.