Fine art is an exceptional addition to any home or dwelling, as it creates an environment complementing a homeowner’s aesthetic and sense of place. In Park City, discovering and uncovering fine art is a feast for the senses and an exciting experience. The Park City gallery scene possesses an enormous range of talent from local artists to internationally and nationally recognized artists, as well as fine art collections and modern masters of the 20th century.
By Sabina Dana Plasse
Julie Nester Gallery
At Julie Nester Gallery, Nester leads the way in contemporary art with original works from nationally established and emerging artists, as well as representing artists from Canada. The Julie Nester Gallery’s monthly exhibitions present sophisticated paintings, original works on paper, photography, and sculpture at any given time in its spacious 3,200-square-foot gallery on the corner of Bonanza Drive and Iron Horse Drive.
Nester creates a metropolitan art gallery experience within the mountain town community art scene that is exciting and always interesting. The Julie Nester Gallery will feature an exhibition by Marshall Crossman June 28–July 23. Attending her husband’s high school inspired Crossman’s “emotional portraits” in her “Class Photo Series.”
Images for Design
James Bourret’s online photography gallery at Images for Design brings a keen sense of light, color, and dynamic composition to landscapes, conceptual, and abstract images for fine art design installations. Bourret’s ever-growing collection of contemporary images is appropriate for large format installations and custom design works for any space where lines and movement emphasize spatial design. Bourret’s background in architecture has informed his photographic sensibilities, allowing his images to integrate with and transform any space.
Kimball Art Center
At the Kimball Art Center in the heart of Park City’s exciting and ongoing arts community, there’s never down time for arts or culture. The non-profit center for the arts curates exhibitions while consistently engaging the community through education, exhibitions, and events for all ages.
This summer the Kimball Art Center will present an array of exhibitions, including “Election” with works by John Bell; “A sheet, a gathering: Paper Work” with works by Aimee Lee; and “Ink, Paper, Scissors” with works by Lenka Konopasek, Danielle Wyckoff, and Sharks Ink. Classes, artist talks, and much more will center around these unique multidisciplinary exhibitions.
At the top of Main Street in Park City, Terzian Galleries present contemporary original art from regional and national artists, and feature works by Lane Bennion. The gallery showcases a mixed-media collection that includes vibrant oil and acrylic paintings, inspiring glass, ceramic pieces, and graceful wooden sculpture.
Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery
Known throughout the Intermountain West, legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for 40 years photographing the earth’s last great wild places. The Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery in Park City features limited edition prints in a variety of display options.
With a location on Park City’s Main Street for more than 15 years, Coda Gallery presents exciting, colorful and enjoyable works of art from artists around the country and Utah. The eclectic and light-hearted aesthetic works of art at Coda Gallery offer unique ideas and collectibles with a fresh perspective for all art lovers.
At Gallery Mar, discover emerging contemporary artists featuring still-life works, abstract landscapes, and whimsical figurative pieces. Gallery Mar prides itself on presenting and exhibiting something for all art tastes and desires.
Not too far away, District Gallery, located near the Town Lift, features an array of traditional and contemporary art by emerging and established artists, including prominent Utah artists. With District Gallery’s history and extensive background in art, art lovers and collectors will appreciate the gallery’s expansive artist rooster.
For more distinctive tastes, the McCarthey Gallery is one of the foremost dealers in the U.S. of Russian Impressionism, and the collection speaks for itself. The gallery maintains an extensive inventory of collectible and museum-quality works by Russia’s most respected artists, which are on exhibition throughout the gallery.
Having worked in Russia for many years, the McCarthey Gallery has developed close personal relationships with many of the artists. In addition to its Russian artists, the gallery is also proud to work with other talented non-Russian artists, and it also offers a large selection of authentic Russian ornaments, collectibles and nesting dolls.
J Go Gallery
Modern and authentic, J Go Gallery’s commitment to contemporary artists allows the gallery to presents a unique collection of art with diversity and modern appeal. New shows for summer 2013 include works Carole Wade, opening July 26, and “Massively SMALL,” which are new petite works by gallery and invited artists with an opening reception August 2.
Willie Holdman Utah Photographs Gallery
Founded by a celebrated Utah photographer, Willie Holdman Utah Photographs Gallery represents more than 25 years of original landscape photography. Holdman’s sensitivity for the land and earth are apparent in all of his works from intimate details to vast landscapes.
Old Towne Gallery
Discover Old Towne Gallery and its distinguished works by modern masters, as well as emerging and established living artists. Expect to see works by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Miro, Renoir, Warhol, David Smith-Harrison, Furlow, P. C. Myer, Eric Lee, Richard Johnson, Asencio, Mark Yale Harris, Allen Lund, L. E. L., and Sandy Graves.
New works at Old Towne Gallery by self-taught abstract painter Eric Lee include back-painted frameless glass paintings and functional art. Lee pioneered the process with an innovative method that seals the back of glass surfaces against damage from moisture and abrasion. The treatment has the additional benefit of creating an airtight backing.
McMillen Fine Art Photography
Located a bit beyond Main Street, McMillen Fine Art Photography is one of the area’s newest galleries. With a love of the outdoors in their hearts, Jared and Trish McMillen have captured their surroundings and each magnificent and chaotic detail in nature in an undeniably unique perspective that is translated in their art.
Whether browsing around or collecting, the gallery scene and fine art available in Park City is bountiful. The sophisticated exhibitions and fine art collectibles make Park City an art Mecca in the Wasatch Mountains and a point of interest for all art enthusiasts.