Mayor's Artist Awards

Mayor's Artist Awards

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Arts Council will present their annual recognition of awards to individuals and organizations who make a difference in the artistic life of our community.

Fri, June 22, 7:30PM, Festival Stage

Art Education: Joe Marotta

Joe Marotta has been a professor of photography at the University of Utah for 40 years and is retiring this year. He has also exhibited and collected extensively and can be seen in many publications. His photographs explore the concept of time, the way we experience its passing, and how that experience seems to be accelerating in the 21st century.

Service to the Arts - Individual: Kerri Hopkins

Kerri Hopkins is an advocate, educator, and administrator with a passion for working in the arts across a broad range of communities. Much of her work has taken place through the ArtsBridge program at the University of Utah, which she directs. She connects students from the University with young people in public schools and other community sites in and around Salt Lake City.

Service to the Arts - Organization: The Utah Arts Alliance (UAA)

The Utah Arts Alliance (UAA) celebrates its 15th anniversary this year as it continues its mission of fostering the arts in all forms to create an aware, empowered, and connected community. The UAA serves Utah through its programs and cultural facilities including the SLC Arts Hub, the Art Factory, the Urban Arts Gallery, and Counterpoint Studios as well as its events that include the Urban Arts Festival, Mural Fest, and Illuminate – Utah’s Light Art and Tech Festival.

Literary Arts: Ann Poore

Through her writing about the arts, Ann Poore has helped literally hundreds of artists with proposals, resumes, artist’s statements, and other types of writing to further their careers, express their own thoughts, and explain their working methods. Her work with artists and the arts in general spans decades. Her talent isn’t only focused on the visual arts, but also covers literature, architecture, performance, and film.

To nominate an individual or an organization for the 2019 awards, email Kandace Steadman at the Salt Lake City Arts Council at . For a list of past awards visit


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