Nice surprise. I didn't even know that this article was printed in the Salt Lake Tribune until a friend gave me this clipping with my painting Flight in it. The full online article entitled " LDS artistic mission: Enhancing the temple experience," can be read at http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_13055494. You must click on the photo gallery (right) to view the painting online.
I just completed building a tabernacle frame for a painting, Five that Were Wise. The frame is about as tall as I am (5 ft tall). I just delivered the painting for the October Southern Virginia University Art Show and Gala.
This piece, entitled Flight, 54″ x 54,” oil on canvas, is a based on the familiar and classically depicted story of Joseph, Mary & the boy Savior’s flight into Egypt from the New Testament. This piece won a Purchase Award in the 8th International Art Competition which is held every 3 years in Salt Lake City by the Museum of Church History & Art. Announcements were made during the Award Ceremony on March 20, 2009, just prior to the evening’s Exhibition Opening. Flight, having received the Purchase Award, is now a permanent part of the Museum’s collection. This piece was amongst 1089 entires from 44 countries, of which nearly 200 were selected for final exhibition. The exhibition will hang in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City from March 20 through October 11, 2009.
An article with a list of Competition awardees can be read at News Archives at LDS.org:
March 20, 2009, Opening Reception at the 8th International Art Exhibition In the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, just following the Awards Ceremony, at which Flight received a Purchase Award from the Museum of Church History &Art.
Above, I am presenting one of my prints as a gift to His Excellency Philippine Ambassador Willy Gaa and Mrs. Gaa. This piece was featured in the 2007 Exhibition, Engraven Upon the Hearts, A Celebration of Filipino Heritage, which was an solo exhibition at the Washington, DC Temple Visitors Center, comprised of mixed media and embossed intaglio prints based inspired by the testimonies of Filipino Latter-day Saints which I had collected from all over the world. Thus a crew and I pulled together a historical display of the history of the LDS Church in the Philippines, as well as displaying the collection of testimonies. In addition, we produced a film documentary to accompany the exhibition. The Ambassador and his wife were invited by the International Affairs & Public Affairs Office of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to a private tour of the exhibition and dinner.
Attendees of the Private Dinner & Exhibition Tour: standing from the top left row are Anne Bowler (wife of Ken Bowler from Public Affairs); Mauri Earl from the International Affairs Office; Sister Hammond, matron of the DC Temple; Elder Hammond, DC Temple President; ZaldySabino, from the State Department; Senator Bennett; Mary Sabino, wife of ZaldySabino; Area Authority, Elder Hardy; Dr. Minda Datoc (my mother); Sister Hardy; Bishop Richard Marriot; Ken Bowler, Director of Public Affairs for the Church; Sister Patricia Child & Elder William Child, Director of the DC Temple Visitors Center. Seated are former Congressman Santini; wife Ann Santini Director of the International Office of the Church; Mrs. ErlindaGaa, wife of the Ambassador; His Excellency Ambassador Willy Gaa; and myself, Rose Datoc Dall.