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Southern Utah Art Guild

Art for the Soul

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Capturing the Light Winners Announced 2020

Posted by Jo Merrill on April 12, 2020 at 5:15 PM

January 17, 2020


The Southern Utah Art Guild is proud to present its “Capturing the Light” art show that will run from January 17 through March 5 in the Red Cliff Gallery.


The show features 143 works of art from 61 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.


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 200 E, in St. George.


The “Capturing the Light” art show award winners are:


Best of Show – Craig Stocks for “Saquaro Twilight” – Photograph

First Place Painting – Bonnie McGee for “Morning Along the Paria” – Oil

Second Place Painting – Allan Merrill for “Columns” – Pastel

Third Place Painting – Jenna Mae Lineweaver for “Bee Song” – Oil

Painting Honorable Mention – John Mangels for “Circulation” – Watercolor

Painting Honorable Mention – Carol Bold for “Shadow of the Little Window Cactus” – Oil

Painting Honorable Mention – Mark Gamett for “Stand in the Light” – Pastel

Painting Honorable Mention – Ralph Malloy for “Photo Finish” – Watercolor

First Place Photography – Duke Breitenbach for “Ice Leaf”

Second Place Photography – Ilene Bandringa for “The Passing Light”

Third Place Photography – Rod Chlysta for “Milky Way Over Cathedral Gorge”

Photography Honorable Mention – Shirley Smith for “Late Night Meeting, Grafton, UT”

Photography Honorable Mention – Dave Hammaker for “Sunrise Broken Hill”

First Place 3D – Jerry Anderson for “Why” – Bronze

Second Place 3D – Rob Colvin for “The Last Perfect Thing” – Mixed Media

Third Place 3D – Emily Martinez for “No Turning Back” – Sculpture

3D Honorable Mention – Cheryl Williams for “Copper Sunburst” – Ceramic

3D Honorable Mention – Ken Ragsdale for “Naturally” – Wood

The People’s Choice Award from previous show – Jenna Lineweaver for “Pretty, Tough” – Mixed Media


The judges for the show were Glen Blakley and McGarren Flack:


Glen is an art professor and has taught at Dixie State University for 43 years. He has an MFA in Design and Ceramics from BYU. Glen’s accomplishments include that he was the first Director of the St. George (SG) Art Museum and for the SG Art Festival, a Member of the SG Arts Council, President of the SW Utah Arts Council, Board Member of Year of American Crafts in Utah, Board Member of the Utah Visual Arts Committee, Director at Large and Official Photographer for the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts, Board Member of the National Writers Conference, Task Force Member of the SUWAC National Endowment Grant, Juror for the Junior SG Arts Festival, and Board Member for the SW Utah Film Commission. He is author of many national and international publications. He has won many art awards during his career with most recent award for the DSU Sears Art Gallery Service Award and the DSU Excellence in Teaching Award.


McGarren Flack was introduced to art at Utah Valley University and reached artistic maturity after painting for three years. He started painting in the fall of 2002 at Brigham Young University in the Illustration program. After graduating from BYU in 2005 Flack was accepted into the Masters of Fine Art program at the University of Utah and graduated April 2008. Currently, he is a full time painter and professor for Dixie State University. Flack's professional interest in art started when he saw the John Singer Sargent traveling art show in Washington D.C. He was captivated with the ability Sargent had in producing a scene that came alive and at the same time painted Brava brushstrokes. Flack's inspirations are mostly twentieth century artists like Ander Zorn, John Singer Sargent, JW Waterhouse, Carl Bloch, and P.S. Kroyer. You can view his art at:


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 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.



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