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South Jordan residents show artistic talents

Sep 17, 2019 03:23PM ● By Libby Allnatt

Artwork by South Jordan residents is on display at The Gale Center through Oct. 3. (Libby Allnatt/City Journals)

By Libby Allnatt | [email protected]

From vibrant color to statement-making black and white, from pieces on canvas to works that pop out of the walls, the 2019 South Jordan Art Show displayed a variety of works by talented residents. 

The artwork is on display at The Gale Center of History and Culture for the 12th annual Art Show through Oct. 3. 

Haley Greene, South Jordan arts program coordinator, said the show received 139 entries this year, about 40 more than last year. Pieces could be dropped off for two days in September.

Categories for the show include traditional media (such as painting or drawing), photography, and 3D media (such as pottery and sculpture). 

“The Art Council’s vision is to provide opportunities for individuals and families to experience art through education, participation, public works of art and performance,” Greene said. “Each year, the arts council brings that vision to life with the Art Show and Artist Reception.” 

Tiny canvasses display works by members of the South Jordan Arts Council. (Libby Allnatt/City Journals)


The submissions are divided into five age groups: child (6–9 years old), youth (10–13 years old), teen (14–17 years old), adult (18 and older) and professional. Greene said most entries usually fall into the child, youth and teen categories. 

The Artist Reception was held Monday, Sept. 23. This year, 29 artists were given awards. 

“Winning pieces are selected by a group of qualified judges who are either professional artists or art professors from accredited universities,” Greene said.

This year, Aldo del Bosque was the recipient of the “Best in show” adult award for a colorful piece called “Emiliano Zapata.” Abby Worthen received the “Best in show” youth award for a portrait called “Untitled 2.” The “Arts Council Choice” award, selected by the South Jordan Arts Council, went to Katarina Trone for a grayscale feline titled “Bald.” 

In a room bursting with art, the submissions hang on walls and displays or fixed to wooden pallets. Some works are so striking and life-like, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s a photograph or paint. Tiny canvasses lined up on a piano display pieces by members of the South Jordan Arts Council, artwork fit for a highly aesthetic dollhouse. 

The Gale Center of History and Culture is located at Beckstead Lane, off South Jordan Parkway. Visitors can check out the art show 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

Greene said that while the show is traditionally located at The Gale Center, its growth may mean a move to a larger location in the future. 

“Art encourages new skills, supports self-esteem and gives artists a sense of pride in their work,” Greene said. “As a city, we love to showcase the pure talent of our residents as well as create a safe environment for artists to be themselves and creatively communicate through their work.”

2019 winners


Gwen Hawley

Brooks Jones

Ted Logan

Denise Miller

Michael Lucero

Layne V. Naylor


Cindi Smith

Shaheen Hossain

Susan Schofield

Patricia Giumini

Jerry Payne

Derek Stephens

Sushma Siddamsettiwar

Best in Show, adult: 

Aldo del Bosque, “Emiliano Zapata"

Best in Show, youth: 

Abby Worthen, “Untitled 2”

Arts Council Choice award:

Katarina Trone, “Bald”