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Southern Utah Art Guild

Art for the Soul

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Portals and Pathways - May 7-July 3, 2021

Posted by Jo Merrill on May 11, 2021 at 5:15 PM

May 7, 2021


The Southern Utah Art Guild is proud to present its “Portals and Pathways” art show that will run from May 7 through June 3 in the Red Cliff Gallery.


The show features 83 works of art from 35 southern Utah artists. The show consists of contemporary art from all mediums including all forms of painting, mixed media, photography, pottery, and sculpture.


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 “Portals and Pathways” art show award winners are:

Best of Show – Marilyn Rose for “Sunstream” – Oil

First Place Painting – Ann Marie Cornwall for “Awaken My Soul” – Oil

Second Place Painting – Wil Adams for “The Journey” – Acrylic

Third Place Painting – Tori Denning for “Hiking Partners” – Acrylic

Painting Honorable Mention – Tina Stergios for “Fantasy Trail” – Acrylic/Ink

Painting Honorable Mention – Kyle Denning for “Say Cheese” – Oil

Painting Honorable Mention – Alan Curtis for “Into the Light” – Acrylic

Painting Honorable Mention - Eddi Maloy for "Slot Canyon" - Mixed Media

First Place Photography – Gary Alba for “Missing Staircase”

Second Place Photography – Ilene Bandringa for “Window to Zion”

Third Place Photography – Allan Merrill for “Chateau de Beynac”

Photography Honorable Mention – Jo Ann Merrill for “Pathway to Church in the Mountains”

Photography Honorable Mention – Shirley Smith for “I Give You My Heart”

First Place 3D – Patti Gillespie for “Pink Cairn” – Mixed Media

Second Place 3D – Rabbi Helene Ainbinder for “Humanity's Journey” – Clay and Stone

Third Place 3D – Preben Jensen for “Sunburst” – Stone

3D Honorable Mention – Barbara Bengston for “Man Crane” – Mixed Media

3D Honorable Mention – Alan Curtis for “Windows” – Porcelain

The People’s Choice Award from previous show – Gayla Wallace for "Out on a Limb” – Oil

The judges for the show were Dr. Lauren DiSalvo and David West:


Dr. Lauren DiSalvo is an Assistant Professor at DSU where she teaches art history in the art department. An archaeologist turned art historian, her interests lay at the intersections of these two disciplines in the field of classical reception. She has published and presented on topics of classical reception including plaster casts used at world’s fairs in the 20th century, souvenirs associated with Rome and the Grand Tour in the 18th and 19th centuries, and portraiture of women in the 18th and 19th centuries that was inspired by Roman wall painting.


David J. West’s father was a photographer and David gives his father credit for instilling in him his passion for photography. After studying photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, David traveled the world. His passion is landscape photography. The David J. West Gallery opened in 2007 in Springdale. Through David's love and dedication to his art, his images have become fine pieces of art that are collected all over the world; with each image uniquely conveying an emotion of their own.


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.






Jo Ann Merrill

Southern Utah Art Guild Board Member and

Chair, SUAG Exhibiting at the Red Cliff Gallery

[email protected]

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