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Artist: Jean Arnold
(1961 – )

900 South: Briefly Disoriented
Oil on canvas

Jean Arnold resides in Salt Lake City, Utah where she enjoys a full-time career as an artist. She earned her MFA in painting from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont in 1999. For that program she did studio residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, and at the International School of Art in Italy. In 1983, she received a BFA. cum laude from Utah State University. Arnold has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows, regionally and nationally. In 2002, she was recipient of the Utah Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship Award.


Lee Deffebach
(1928 – 2005)

Night Window
Acrylic on canvas

Houston native Lee Deffebach was one of Utah’s leading abstract painters, known for her large color abstract paintings which grew out of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Deffebach received her BA from the University of Utah in 1949, studied at the Art Students League and was a Fulbright Scholar in Rome. She worked with the New York modernists in the 1950s and 60s. During the 1960s. Deffebach experimented with pop art, and created toy-like sculptures of cars and trucks and painted soda bottles, much as Andy Warhol did during the same era. Back in Utah, she turned to abstract expressionism and color-field painting. In 1989, Deffebach returned to study at the University of Utah, and earned an M.F.A. in painting. Deffebach’s works are exhibited in public collections throughout Utah. One of the most talented of Utah artists, she had a gift for the abstract portrayal of beauty.


David Maestas

Acrylic on canvas

Born in New Mexico, Maestas studied at the College of Eastern Utah and the University of Utah. His work is influenced by his Hispanic and Native American heritage. He has taken Best of Show in the Park City Arts festival and has received several awards of Merit in the Springville Museum of Art annual Spring Salon. His work can be found in the Salt Lake International Airport as well as many other corporate and private collections.


Darryl B. Erdmann
(1951 – )

Acrylic on panel

Darryl Erdmann was born in Brigham City, and earned a BFA from Weber State University in 1974. He has also studied at the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. Erdmann is an abstract expressionist painter (acrylics), printmaker (serigraphy), and a sculptor.

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