A native of southern California, Terry Marten has had a hand in the development of many resort properties, including the Brian Head Resort, and the design and construction of the Stratford Inn Resort in Del Mar, Calif. In 1985, he along with Matt, who serves as vice president of Kayenta Development, began to build a desert residential and destination community known as Kayenta, which highlights the love of art, architecture and the landscape among the red rocks of southwestern Utah. Matt Marten serves as a board member of the Kayenta Arts Foundation, President of Kayenta Community Services and is the owner of Gulch Design Group, Inc., which offers design, engineering, interior planning, design management and budgeting services exclusively for the Kayenta community.
This year’s Invitational events will begin on Friday, Feb. 14, at 3:00 p.m., in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall with a free art symposium for all interested artists, conducted by 2013 Purchase Prize and Best of Show winner Annette Everett, who won with her bronze creation entitled “The World is Mine.” Everett’s dual award-winning effort marked the just the third time in the Invitational’s history that an artist had swept both honors.
The Invitational’s preview and opening reception will follow the symposium beginning at 4 p.m., while the opening gala and pre-sale will start at 6 p.m., all of which will be held in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Grand Foyer. Tickets for the gala may be purchased by calling Stevie Vogel in the DSU Institutional Advancement Office at 435-652-7536. The program for the evening will include dinner and entertainment provided by soprano Laura Snow and pianist Christopher Giles.
The Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale, now entering its 27th-year at DSU, will feature more than 200 works of art from 120 renowned artists from Utah and the United States. Award categories for the show include oils, watercolor, pastels and other media, including several bronze and ceramic pieces.
The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, February 15, and will be on display through Sunday, March 30. Exhibit hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Call (435) 652-7536 for more information.