Fine Arts for a Fine Audience

Each show at Pioneer Theatre Company brings new artists to Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre's Loge Gallery, located on the Loge level of the theatre. Our gallery features local painters, sculptors and photographers chosen by George Maxwell, PTC's Resident Scenic Designer and Loge Gallery curator, to complement the show taking place onstage. Sometimes a pair of artists -  even a seemingly odd couple - are brought together in a way that entertains our audiences.

Often the work shown in the Loge Gallery is available for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the theatre. Visit the Loge Gallery during business hours, or before the show or at intermission, and experience some of Utah's best fine artists.

Loge Gallery Presents winners of The Utah Watercolor Society 2015 Open Exhibition



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Best of Show went to Sherry Meidell, for "Old Glory." Meidell is a member of Utah Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She attended Utah Technical College. After graduation, Meidell worked in advertising but began attending children's book conferences and published her first illustrations in "The ABC's of Uniforms and Outfits," written by Barbara Williams published in 1992. She has illustrated nine picture books since then. 

Awards of Excellence went to Roland Lee for "River of Time" and Carl Purcell for "Encroachment." 

Awards of Merit were presented to Kristi Grussendorf for "Dogs @ Millcreek," Mary Pusey for "Going For A Run," and Joyce Baron for "Big Bang." 

Juror's Awards were presented to Jeannie Millecam for "Dry Fork River," Kathy Sutherland for "The Collector," Pamela Christiansen Simons for "Heuchera, Southern Comfort" and Colleen Reynold for "Flirting in the Light." 

Past Presidents Award was presented to Irene Rampton for "Little Black Dress." 

Merchant's Awards were presented to Laura Hawley for "Rise and Shine," Dianne Adams for "Rastaman," and Lynne M. Petersen for "Bonnyview Demolition Day." 

Juror Richard Stephens graciously donated for a final category of awards, named the Richard Stephens' Awards. The Richard Stephens Awards were presented to Gail Alger for "Iris With a Touch of Yellow" and Sharon Cannon for "Adriana at Mi Ranchitos."   

This collection will be on display during PTC's production of "The Music Man," May 1 through May 16, 2015.

The exhibit can be experienced on the mezzanine level of the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for the general public and before and after performances for ticket holders.

Media: Please call 801-581-6270 for high resolution copies of the photos below.







"You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors, and the audience, - and each must give something."
Kenneth Haigh