Utah Best of State Gala 2016 a Grand Event

May 18, 2016 was a night to remember. I returned from Bulgaria for a short time, where I was offering new Easter themed art exhibitions and demonstrations. The reason that was strong enough to draw me across the ocean was the Utah Best of State Gala. Sitting at a table with family and friends in […]

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your nomination is a 2016 Best of State Winner

I awoke this Monday morning to gloomy skies which threaten to provide a third day of rainy drizzly skies. Not the best way to start a week. Then, after taking care of the normal morning requirements, I opened my email and read the following from Nate Fairclough: CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your nomination is a 2016 Best of […]

Fun Times at the Utah State Fair 2015

I was surprised earlier this year when I went to the mail box and discovered a letter from the director of the Creative Arts Division of the Utah State Fair. The envelope contained an invitation to be the Directors Invitational Artist for the 2015 Utah State Fair! What a huge honor. How could I not […]

Best of State 2015

The Utah best of State Award Gala was May 9, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. As in the past years I have attended, the event was overboard with great entertainment and food. Shauna Lake and Mark Koelbel were co-Masters of Ceremony. Savannah Lancaster, Miss Utah Teen USA 2104 and Nicol Elizabeth Powell, Miss […]

Utah Best of State 2013 Winners Announced

On April 4th 2013 the announcements were released for the Utah Best of State awards. Curious to know who was chosen to receive this prestigious award? You can go to the website for the Utah Best of State to look for your favorite businesses and maybe a friend or relative as well. If you don’t […]