April 21, 2023 – May 21, 2023
Eligibility and Theme
The show is open to all K-12 students residing in or attending public, private, charter, or home schools in Summit and Wasatch counties. Artwork should follow the theme of LAND in order to be exhibited. This year’s theme may be taken in many directions, and we encourage lots of creativity!
This year’s exhibition will be presented alongside Kimball Art Center’s concurrent exhibition, Between Life and Land: IDENTITY, featuring work by multiple local, national, and international artists, including Adam Bateman, Ann Böttcher, Blue Curry, Daniel George, Levi Jackson, Richard Misrach, Jared Ragland, Jerrin Wagstaff, and Jaclyn Wright.
Their artworks show us how places have a history and shape who we are. They are interested in how artists of the past have used the landscape as a backdrop for storytelling and myth building. Their work is also about the ideas (and the misconceptions) that influence our relationship to certain lands.
This year’s Wasatch Back Student Art Show allows students to think about a variety of questions:
- When you think of land or the outdoors, what and where do you think of?
- What lands do you feel most connected to?
- What is your personal (or your community’s) relationship to the lands that surround where you live? Or the lands that you like to visit?
- What stories and histories do you know about these lands.
- What do you know about your family’s connections to different lands?
- How have the lands you care about changed over time? Are they threatened by climate change? What does the future look like for these lands, and how will this impact your relationship to them?