THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 4 “"=" June 15, 2006 Eccles Community Art Center Opens Wilkerson Fine Art & Consulting Juried Exhibition The Eccles Community Art Center’s Main Gallery, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden will open a juried exhibition of artwork from the 32nd Annual Statewide Competition. This competition exhibit will open Friday, July 7 and continue on display through Saturday, August 26, 2006. An opening reception at which awards will be presented will be held July 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Opening in our Carriage House Gallery on the same evening will be an exhibit featuring paintings by Daren Wilding of Willard The 32nd Annual Statewide, a juried competition, will feature recent works by Utah artists in all media except photography. Photography is included in Biennial Black & White and Photography Statewide Competitions. This is always a varied and interesting exhibition. ards presented at the opening reception will include monetary awards of First, Second, Third, as well as the Purchase Award. For the Purchase Award, the juror, Amanda Moore. Professor of fine Arts, Weber State University and the center’s Board of Directors choose a piece of art to be included into the center’s permanent collection. The Eccles Community Art *s permanent collection is rotated throughout the auxiliary rooms and third floor galleries, as well as being the source for much of the art that is taken into local schools by the center’s excellent docent program Daren Wilding was born and raised in southern Idaho. As a child he enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping, and anything to do with the mountain, meadows, and lakes of Idaho’s Rocky Mountains. He now resides in Willard, Utah in vv shadows of the Wasatch Mountain: ded Ricks C Features Exhibit at Wolf Creek Resort TI t. ed a aren of Art degree at Idaho State University. After graduation, teaching brought Daren to Utah. For nearly 15 years he has shared his love of art with his students. He is presently teaching art at Weber High School. “One thing that is great about teaching is that it keeps me drawing and working with the fundamentals of art, it keeps me sharp.” he explains. Wilding’s paintings reflect his love for nature, especially the nature of the west. He spends hours researching, photographing, and painting. His appreciation for his subject is evident from his accurate depiction and the mood of each painting. “It really disappoints me to see an artist put the wrong type of antlers on an animal or place it in the wrong habitat,” he says. “You have to do the research. You get to do the research, it is part of the fun for me.” Wilding has been marketing his work since 1995. He is represented in numerous galleries throughout Northern Utah as well ottsdale, Arizona. He attends and sales work at art festivals through out the West. His work has received awards and honors from the St. George Arts Festival, Arts for the Parks, Ogden City Plein Air award, Wildlife Invitational, Springville Salon, Wyoming Conservation Stamp, and Ducks Unlimited The Eccles Community Art Center’s regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The center is closed Sundays and major holidays including Independence and Statehood days. For more information, please call 801-39235 chee on-line at <www.ogden4arts.org> Wolf Creek Resort is hosting an art exhibit at their clubhouse in Eden. The exhibit, presented courtesy of Wilkerson Fine Art and Consulting, highlights the work of artists Jerry Hancock, Hadley Rampton, Garry Mealor as well as the Hudson River School. The exhibit will run through June 30, 2006. erry Hancock’s mediums of choice are pastel and oil. He is proficient in painting landscapes, still animals and Jerry uses strong, sure strokes paying close attention to edges while building up colors. After retiring from a 32-year career as a guidance counselor and art teacher, Hancock is painting but also still helping out on the farm where he grew up in Ogden, Utah. “I’ve always thought God’s creations were incredibly beautiful, and I enjoy the simplicity and the beauty of country life. That’s what I know, so it’s what I paint.” Hadley Rampton trained in Europe well as at the University of Utah with a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a Minor in Art History. She has an impressive bio including features in Southwest Art Magazine and a book of International artists. “T love to sketch in pen. There is no going nobody does warm weather like umé! bring this ad in to umé before AUGUST 1, 2006 and get acool $5.00 OFF YOUR PURCHASE. 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The extensive list of Mealor’s awards and exhibitions over the last ten years reveals a national breadth in his popularity including a Visual Arts Grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York; an Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida; an Alaska State Arts Grant and more than 100 national and regional juried exhibitions. The Hudson River school was the first coherent school of American art, the Hudson River painters, helped to shape the mythos of the American landscape. Beginning with the works of Thomas Cole (1801-1848) and Asher B. Durand (1796-1886) and evolving into the Luminist and late Romantic schools, landscape painting was the prevalent genre of 19th century American art. Hudson River school pairings reflect three themes of America in the 19" century: discovery, exploration, and settlement. The paintings also depict the American landscape as a pastoral setting, where human beings and nature coexist peacefully. 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