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NOTE: Samples of images from many of the exhibits listed in the Resume can be found at the GALLERIES link

ARTIST RÉSUMÉ

NAME:   DON O. THORPE
ADDRESS:
  1087 SOUTH 1100 EAST, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH  84105
PHONE:
  801-582-6019
CELL PHONE:
  801-897-8575
E-mail:
 
donothorpe@gmail.com


PERSONAL SUMMARY
I was born in Southern Utah and grew up in Northern California. I studied general education and art at North Sacramento Jr. College and art and photography at three The University of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah State University. Over the years, I have been involved with many audio-visual productions and stage plays, along with art exhibits and publications. From the very beginning I have followed an on-going experimentation with Impressionist photography.

EXHIBITS
Selected Solo Exhibits:
 ANDERSON FOOTHILL LIBRARY – Photo Impressionism
 BYU HARRIS FINES ARTS CENTER – B&W Photography
 ECCLES COMMUNITY ART CENTER – Don Thorpe Anthology
 FINCH LANE GALLERY (ART BARN– Inside Israel
 LIBBY GARDNER CONCERT HALL – The Children of Abraham
 PARK CITY ARTS FESTIVAL– Rural Yesterdays
 PATRICK MOORE GALLERY – Two Exhibits: Vive la France & Eclectic French
 SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART – Joseph, Joseph, Joseph -- 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith
 UTAH ARTS COUNCIL – Photographic Impressionism
 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY – Master of Fine Arts Exhibit

Selected Group Exhibits:

 ART CENTER FACULTY EXHIBIT
 ECCLES COMMUNITY ART CENTER – Utah Photographers Invitational Exhibit
 LDS INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBIT – Juried Exhibit
 MORMON FESTIVAL OF ART – International Invitational Exhibit
 NEW YORK COLISEUM – International Photography Fair Invitational Exhibit
 SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S ART SHOW – Juried Exhibit
 SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART – Annual Spring Salon Juried Exhibit
 SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART – Eyes Wide Open Juried Exhibit
 SUNDANCE – Hole In The Wall Exhibit with an award from Robert Redford

SELECTED AWARDS
 CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR - 1st place ribbon
 FESTIVAL OF MORMON ARTS - featured in the commemorative book
 MORMON ARTS FESTIVAL - honorable mention – the only photographer given an award at the festival
 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHY – Several awards in Utah, and one in National competition
 SUNDANCE HOLE IN THE WALL EXHIBIT - 1st prize (presented by Robert Redford)
 UTAH STATE FAIR - awards from Best in Show to numerous 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons

SELECTED AUDIO-VISUAL ART PRESENTATIONS
 CONFERENCE ON WORLD HUNGER WITH JOHN DENVER – Large screen photo background  GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Photo production about the trans-continental railway
 ISRAEL REVEALED – Co-produced 6 documentary video tapes shown on broadcast television
 IT’S MY LIFE – Large screen photographic background for the stage play by Lex de Azevedo
 LAKE SEMINOLE VISITORS CENTER FLORIDA – Large screen photographic audio-visual production
 MUSEUM OF THE YELLOWSTONE – Large screen photographic audio-visual production
 PROMISED VALLEY – Large screen photographic background for the pioneer celebration stage play
 SATURDAY’S WARRIOR – Large screen photographic background for the stage play
 STARCHILD – Large screen photographic sequences and background for the stage play
 THREADS OF GLORY –Award winning large screen photographic production for the stage play
 TROLLEY SQUARE – Large screen audio-visual production for the opening of Trolley Square
 WIZARD OF OZ – Large screen photographic background for the stage play
 ZION – Large screen photographic sequences for the LDS Church sesquicentennial stage play

PUBLICATIONS
 Author and photographer for the book, AMPHOTO GUIDE TO AVAILABLE LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY  published in New York.
 Photographer illustrator for the book, ISRAEL REVEALED
 Published in magazine articles as writer and photographer: THE ENSIGN and NEW ERA MAGAZINES, CAMERA 35, MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY and others.


COLLECTIONS
Art prints in several private collections – including two Utah Arts Council members, a former Salt Lake City mayor, a former head of the art department at Utah State University, and an individual art collector in New York City, along with numerous prints hung in a variety of private homes and businesses.

EDUCATION
●  Art program at Sacramento Junior College in Sacramento, California
●  Bachelor’s degree in Art and Psychology at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
● Master of Fines Arts program at Utah State University, Logan, Utah
 

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