Sears Art Museum to showcase ‘remarkable artistic talent’ of Utah Tech’s students, faculty

Utah Tech University art students’ work is featured in the 2023 Art Department Showcase. The university's Sears Art Museum is presenting the annual showcase this year April 19 through May 3, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Utah Tech University, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Offering a platform for students to hone their professional presentation skills and assemble portfolios essential for career placements and graduate studies, Utah Tech University’s Sears Art Museum annual Art Department Showcase will open this Friday.

A statue sits outside Utah Tech University’s Eccles Fine Arts Center, St. George, Utah, March 27, 2024 | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

Featuring works by Utah Tech students and faculty members, the showcase will open with an artist reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 19, and continue to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays until May 3, according to a news release issued by the university.

Admission is free to both the opening reception and exhibition, which will be held at the Sears Art Museum, located in the Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Utah Tech campus.

“The showcase is a celebration of the remarkable artistic talent within our community,” Alex Chamberlain, chair of Utah Tech’s art department, said in the press release. “It’s a testament to the growth and development of our students from their first steps as freshmen to their accomplished senior projects.”

The exhibition highlights student achievements and provides a venue for the university’s art professors to display their recent works. Specifically, professor Del Parson, renowned for his religious and historical paintings, will showcase his art in the Eccles Grand Foyer.

Utah Tech’s art department offers students comprehensive training in visual arts through a blend of practical, hands-on courses and theoretical lectures covering art history and design principles. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in various art disciplines, including 3D/sculpture/ceramics, art education, animation, painting/drawing/illustration and photography/digital imaging.

To learn more about the university’s art department, visit or for more information about the Art Department Showcase, visit

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