Gallery Exhibits & Shows

DRAW Inc Art Gallery Presents COMMUNITY

What draws you to a certain group?

Does sharing a hobby, interest or talent build a special bond? How does sharing the use and appreciation of a space make a community? This exhibition explores the ideas of community through individual artists’ works that form a collaborative group art installation.
Candice Rigtrup

Candic Rigtrup

..has always had an affinity for being creative though watercolor painting changed her world when she was 13. Art has been a way for her to connect with others and a means of personal reflection. While obtaining a BFA from Westminster she met many of the wonderful artists here today. Constantly drawing on the inspiration around her, she seeks to incorporate an artful hand in all she does.
Emma Ryder

Emma Ryder

.. makes art for herself and occasionally shares it with the world. Her current body of work uses fiber art to protest and comfort in times of political and environmental turmoil. Emma uses her background in graphic design and photography to create simple graphic pieces that hold not so simple messages about femininity, sisterhood, and patriarchy.
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Amelia Davis

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Amelia Davis found her love for art and learning in local artist Kathy Sutherland’s watercolor classes. Her education continued at Westminster College where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Photography and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She currently teaches visual arts at Corner Canyon High School and Lifelong Learning classes at The University of Utah. Her portrait paintings focus on artists who have inspired her and explore identity.
Michael Klekas

Michael Klekas

..began painting at the age of ten and received Sterling Scholar awards in Visual Art at school and regional levels in 2005. Michael has been a member of the Utah Watercolor Society and has displayed work at: the Springville Art Museum, the historic Lambs Grill, the University of Utah student union, Poor Yorick Studios, Patrick Moore Gallery, the Sandy Arts Guild, Atelier AFA, Alpine Art and Frame, and the Urban Arts Gallery. Michael finds inspiration close to home with paintings that are often influenced by Utah’s high desert landscapes. The locations many times have personal sentimental significance, painted not necessarily completely representative of reality, but rather in a mood that is familiar to something imagined or remembered.
Adelaide Ryder

Adelaide Ryder

fills her personal and professional time with photography education and practice. Her daily 9 to 5 is spent in the basement of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as the Collections Photographer and Digital Assets Manager where she gets to photograph the entire permanent collection and share it with the public through the museum’s database. Adelaide holds a MFA in Photography from the University of Utah and a BA in Art and Communication from Westminster College. She spends her evenings at both alma maters teaching photography. She loves both teaching and creating, and is inspired by the inquisitive minds who surround her. She strongly feels that one can not be a good artist or teacher without continually making new work and having new conversations.
Kristin Packard

Kristin Packard

..graduated from Westminster College with a BFA in Oil Painting and Photography. She then graduated from the Makeup Designory in Hollywood, CA in beauty and character makeup application. With 12 years of experience in the field, she now owns and operates her own freelance makeup business in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kristen is currently trying her hand at watercolor and is also writing and photographing a family cookbook with her mother.
Exhibitions and shows are changed out with new work on a monthly basis. We invite you to view Utah artists work at DRAW Inc's Nonprofit 501c3 Art Gallery. Our artists are not only talented but they are supporters of DRAW Inc's community outreach programs which serve Utah's disadvantaged and underserved through arts education.