About Emily

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Raised in an environment that fostered creativity, Emily began her passion for art at an early age. This love for creating carried her to study at Brigham Young University where she earned her BFA in Studio Arts.

 

Emily achieved a life-long dream by studying abroad in Italy and followed that experience with a two and a half year apprenticeship studying with Jeff Hein. After completing her studies, she opened her studio where she currently paints and teaches.

Her involvement with the local art community includes a year of service on the executive board for the Inspirational Art Association. She also co-created a first-of-its-kind exhibit titled "Certain Women". This biennial event showcases and amplifies the voices of female artists within her religious community
. After being heavily involved in its establishment and groundbreaking initial show, she handed the responsibilities to other artists. She paints and teaches regularly working to add meaning to the lives of those who view her work or spend time in her studio. Other show ideas are brewing and she enjoys looking for was to collaborate with those around her. 

 

Emily loves exploring relationship and spiritual themes. As you will see, her art often follows this focus.

Thank you for your interest in Emily and her work! This is a small business and even your visit to this site means the world to her and her team. 

Education
 
  • Brigham Young University, Provo UT, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Arts — Aug 2005 - Dec 2008

  • Santa Reperata International School of Art, BYU Study Abroad, Florence Italy — Summer of 2007

  • Bridge Academy of Art, Provo, UT— Feb 2009-Feb 2010

  • Hein Academy of Art, Salt Lake City, UT – June 2010-Nov 2012

 

Press & Publications
  • Hear Him, Covenant Communications  2020

  • Springville Spring Salon Show Catalogues — 2018 & 2019

  • Zion Art Society Podcast, Certain Women — February 27, 2018

  • Fox 13 News, Big Buddha Segment, March 6, 2018

  • Exponent II Magazine, Spring 2018 V. 37 No.4, Pg.18-19​​

Awards & Honors
 
  • Award of Honor at Sandy Visual Art Show 2016

  • 1st Place, Magna Arts Festival 2010

  • Talent Awards, Brigham Young University 2005-2008

  • Outstanding Visual Artist, Brighton 2005

  • Finalist, River of Words 2004

Exhibitions​​​​
  • Motherhood Series Show, Relics Gallery, Holladay, UT – April - May 2021

  • 2021 Fine Art Show & Sale, Holladay City Hall, Holladay, UT – March 2021

  • Eye to I Self Portrait Show, Holladay City Hall, Holladay, UT – Feb. 2021

  • Studio Open House, Fuller Home, Draper, UT – Feb. 2021

  • Dimple Dell Plein Air Show, Muir-Poulsen Home, Sandy, UT — Sept. 2020

  • Studio Showcase, Whitmore Library Lower Gallery, Cottonwood Heights, UT — Nov. 2019

  • Certain Women Show, Anthony's Fine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT — Sept. 2019

  • Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT — April 2019

  • Vision of the Arts, Relics and Anthony's Galleries, Salt Lake City, UT — March 2019

  • Holladay Art Show, City Hall, Holladay, UT — March 2019

  • Featured Artist, Deseret Book Flagship Store, Salt Lake City, UT – Dec 2018

  • Whitmore Library Show, Cottonwood Heights, UT – Dec 2018

  • 100 Dollar Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT – Nov 2018

  • Studio Show, Draper, UT – May 2018

  • Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT – April - July 2018

  • Certain Women, Anthony's Antiques and Fine Art in Salt Lake & Heirloom Art & Co. Gallery in Provo, UT – March - May 2018

  • Featured Artist, Deseret Book Flagship Store, Salt Lake City, UT – Dec 2017

  • 50 Years of LDS Art, Anthony's Fine Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT – Sep 2017

  • Studio Show, Draper, UT – May 2017

  • Sandy Visual Arts Show, Sandy, UT –Oct 2016

  • Meet the Artist Event, Deseret Book Flagship Store, Salt Lake City, UT – Aug 2016

  • Studio Show, Draper, UT – March 2016

  • 29th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT – November 2015 - January 2016

  • World Religions Show, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT – October 2015

  • Every Polished Grace–Alumni from the Department of Visual Arts, Brigham Young University HFAC, Provo, UT – Jan 2015

  • Inspirational Art Association Christmas Showcase,  Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT – Dec 2014

  • Annual 300 Plates Show, Art Access, Salt Lake City, UT – May 2014

  • Black & White Competition, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT – Feb 2014

  • 27th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT – November 2012 - January 2013

  • Hein Academy New York Fundraiser, Hein Academy, Salt Lake City, UT – September 2012

  • Annual 300 Plates Show, Art Access, Salt Lake City, UT – May 2012

  • Great Things Small Packages, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT — November - December 2011

  • Annual Juried Show, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT — July 2011

  • Utah Women Artist Exhibition, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT — May 2011

  • Big Eyed Women’s Show, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT — Feb 2011

  • Group Exhibition, Barnes and Noble, Midvale, UT — Feb 2011

  • Arts Festival, Magna, UT — Aug 2010

  • Annual Juried Show, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT — July 2010

  • Bridge Academy Student Show, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT — Dec 2009

  • One Year Celebration, Bridge Academy of Art, Provo, UT — Oct 2009

  • One Year Conquer-Bridge Academy, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT —Sept 2009

  • Group Show, Store Front Galleries, Center Street, Provo, UT — Feb 2009

  • Certitude, BFA Final Show, B.F. Larson Gallery, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT — Dec 2008