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Southern Utah Art Guild

Art for the Soul

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Only Abstraction 2019 Show Winners Announced

Posted by Jo Merrill on July 21, 2019 at 2:25 PM

June 22, 2019

The Red Cliff Gallery is proud to present its Summer Art Show that will run from June 21 through August 29 in the Red Cliff Gallery. The theme of the show is “Only Abstraction”.

The show features 231 works of art from 63 Southern Utah Artists. The show consists of contemporary art from all mediums including all forms of painting and mixed media, photography, pottery, sculpture and other. All the art is for sale.

The show is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Red Cliff Gallery is located in the St. George City Commons Building, 220 N 200E, in St. George.

The “Summer” award winners are:

Best of Show – Rob Colvin for “Blue Sunshine” – Acrylic on Paper

First Place Painting – John Mangels for “Overlap” – Acrylic

Second Place Painting – Mathew Owen Walker “Universe 3” – Acrylic on Canvas

Third Place Painting – Susan Holben for “Fins” – Acrylic

Painting Honorable Mention – Kari Frymier for “Frequencies” – Acrylic

Painting Honorable Mention – Allan Merrill for “Night Flight” – Pastel

First Place Photography – Gary Alba for “Dance of the Corn Lily”

Second Place Photography – Ilene Bandringa for “Vintage Springs”

Third Place Photography – Jo Ann Merrill for “Architectural Abstract”

Photography Honorable Mention – Ilene Bandringa for “Dripping Sandstone”

Photography Honorable Mention – Adam Elliott for “Abstract #2”

First Place 3D – Alan Curtis for “Daphne turns into a Tree” – Juniper

Second Place 3D –Connie Gates for “Guilliformes in Tide Pool” – Fused Glass

Third Place 3D – Preben Jensen for “Freckled Girl” – Stone

3D Honorable Mention – Alan Curtis for “Reaching” – Mahogany

3D Honorable Mention – Gayla Prince-Wallace for “Many Talents” – Clay

The judges for the show were Daniel Thornton and Zuleica Thornton. Dan is a painter, author, and teacher of creative art. His paintings are also reflective of impressionism and realism. Zuleica paints Italian scenery working in acrylics and oils, painting depictions of Italian countryside and community life.

The Southern Utah Art Guild is an organization whose mission is to promote the visual arts and artists in Southern Utah. Go to to find out more about the activities of the Southern Utah Art Guild.

The Southern Utah Art Guild’s 2019 Red Cliff Gallery show schedule can be found at The Southern Utah Art Guild also operates the Arrowhead Gallery in the Electric Theater Center, located at 68 E Tabernacle in St. George.


Jo Ann Merrill

Southern Utah Art Guild Board Member and

Chair, Red Cliff Gallery

[email protected]

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