Divine Delirium, Group Show


Urban Arts Gallery

October 1 - November 3, 2019













Animalia, Group Show


Urban Arts Gallery

August 6 - September 1, 2019













Throughout the month of August, the walls of Urban Arts Gallery - Utah Arts Alliance will be adorned with art celebrating the diverse beauty of animal life on Earth. RadioACTive got a preview with gallery manager Scott Tuckfield and artists Todd Powelson, Ruchi Soni and Jessica Douglas.


Aug. 6  -Sept. 1: Animalia: Wild Animals in the City @ Urban Arts Gallery, 116 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. This exhibit features 26 local artists, exploring the animal kingdom in a wide range of styles and techniques. The result is a fascinating, colorful, and inspiring collection of beautiful artworks for the whole family. Gallery stroll reception August 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.





Meet the “feathered” half of the duo who won Best Hiker award, Fox 13 News








Best of the Beehive, Salt Lake Magazine






Magic and Machine


Springville Art Museum

Jan. 9 - Aug., 2019







Pale Blue Dot, Group Show


Urban Arts Gallery

April 2 - 28, 2019










The Artist's Voice Podcast, Episode 24: Todd Powelson



Seeing the Sacred, Group Show


Urban Arts Gallery

Nov. 6 - Dec. 2, 2018










The Thunder, Perfect Mind

Artwork by Todd Powelson


Exhibit runs from Mar 9 - Apr 21, 2018

Reception: Sat, Mar 10, 3–5pm


Sweet Branch,

Salt Lake City Public Library

455 F Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103




Once Upon A Time, Group Show


Urban Arts Gallery

Feb. - March, 2018








Best of 2017 Exhibit


Urban Arts Gallery

Nov. 30 - Dec. 31, 2017








Seeing the Sacred, Group Show


Urban Arts Gallery

Nov. 1 - 29, 2017








Help support a great cause and get an

Owl t-shirt

HawkWatch International

Conserving Raptors and Our Shared Environment







92nd Annual Spring Salon


Springville Art Museum

April 20 - July 9, 2016








eARTh Exhibit


Urban Arts Gallery

April 5 - May 1, 2016



30th Annual

Spiritual & Religious Exhibition


Springville Art Museum

November 18, 2015 - January 12, 2016







Artwork on Display

Rio Grande Cafe

270 S Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct. 1 - Nov. 2, 2013





"HawkWatch International Benefit Poster"Angels, Demons & Animals

June 11 - July 27, 2013

Reception: June 21, 6:00 - 9:00


Todd Powelson’s Angels, Demon’s and Animals opens June 11 at the Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery



Salt Lake City – June 11, 2012 -  Todd Powelson spends a lot of time looking up, hoping to glimpse his spirit animals, ravens and falcons. His art show, dedicated to these feathered friends, runs Tuesday, June 11 through July 27 at the Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery. A special reception will be held on June 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The show celebrates everything fierce and frail about birds, as well as attempting to link humanity back to its animal roots.


“Of course birds represent freedom,” says Powelson. “But there is also something very mysterious about ravens, hawks, owls and falcons. My show is about survival at the gut level and how animal instincts continue in humans despite the fact that today we drive a Lexus and drink cappuccino.”


Powelson has created a semi-cubist drawing of a hawk using Adobe Ideas on the iPad that will be for sale as a poster for $19.00 at the show, the Urban Arts Gallery and Frisch vegan restaurant in Salt Lake. All of the proceeds from the poster will be donated to the conservation nonprofit, HawkWatch International. Powelson has created a partnership with HawkWatch, and the organizations bird handlers will bring a live, rehabilitated raptor to interact with the public at his show’s reception on June 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Artwork for the show includes a “flock” of ravens. Each day for weeks, Powelson has sketched a new raven on 4 by 6 inch paper. The sketches capture the beauty of a raven floating through the air, but they don’t neglect the ugly part of nature. Powelson has included deformed claws, beaks and other slight imperfections in his drawings.


“From the ground looking up at the flock you would be inspired by pure beauty,” says Powelson. “But, when you look at each bird up close, you can see the damage of living in the wild. That’s what I see in people too, pure beauty as long as you don’t get too close.”


The Utah Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery is located at 127 South Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 5:00 p.m. Angels, Demons and Animals is the second to last show that will be hung in this gallery. In September, the gallery will be demolished to make way for the new Broadway Theater. For more information, visit www.toddpowelson.com.



About the Utah Arts Alliance

The Utah Arts Alliance aims to foster the arts in all forms in order to create an aware, empowered and connected community. Programs include the Salt Lake Arts Hub, Urban Arts Festival and the Urban Arts Gallery. www.utaharts.org


About HawkWatch International

The mission of HawkWatch International is to conserve the environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health. For more information, visit www.hawkwatch.org.



Artwork on Display

Frisch, 779 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah

March - May, 2013



Creative Spotlight: Todd Powelson on Adobe Touch Apps


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"Earth Beast, Sky Beast" 24" x 36" - DigitalArt Meets Fashion - Metamorphosis

September 8th, 2012

6 – 10 p.m.

Red Butte Garden


AMF connects local art and local fashion with local causes. A multi-city event, AMF features runway shows in venues that support the local artistic community. AMF also showcases food selections from top area restaurants and live performances from local talent. Geared toward the socially conscious, fashion forward resident, AMF celebrates everything that makes a region unique



artduh.com | AMF Artwork














Artwork on Display

Whole Foods - Local Art

December, 2012


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"Woman Puts on Her Hat, Turns Her Head, & Leaves Town" 12" x 12" - AcrylicGroup Show

24 Hour Show - The Hive Gallery

September 3, 2011


artduh.com | 24 Hour Show




















Group Show

24 x 12  - The Hive Gallery

July 15, 2011



Art vs. Craft

July 8, 2011

6:00 - 9:00

Utah Arts Alliance, Main Street Gallery, 127 South Main Street


Art vs. Craft at the Utah Arts Alliance will explore an age old question among quilters, seamstresses, jewelry-makers and potters. Where is the line between art and craft? Is a 100-year old quilt a work of art? Is silver-smithing or broom stick lace gallery-worthy?


In an attempt to respond to these questions with a resounding “yes,” artists from Craft Lake City, Salt Lake City’s (CLC) largest alternative craft festival, will fill the Utah Arts Alliance’s (UAA) Main Street Gallery at 127 South Main Street in Salt Lake City for an exhibit called “Art vs. Craft.” The show runs July 5 through July 30, 2011, with an opening reception on July 8.


“We are excited to welcome fourteen CLC crafters to show at the UAA,” says Michelle Stark, CLC artist coordinator and Art vs. Craft curator. “The show will include print makers Claire Taylor, Nancy Rivera and Travis Bone; repurposed painter Kat Martin, jewelers Steven May, Christine Fedora, Carrie Wakefield and LaLa West; clothing maker Trisha McBride; crochet-artists Anna West and Rachelle Smith; digital artist/screen printer Todd Powelson and furniture maker Keith McKeowan. Artisan food will be offered by Megan Whittaker.”


In addition, the Utah Arts Alliance is calling on other artists and crafters to participate in their fifth monthly Connect event, to take place during the Art vs. Craft reception. Connect invites members of the public to share their work between 7 and 9 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. An established artist in the community will comment on the night’s theme at 8 p.m.


This month’s Connect commentary will be offered by crafter and blogger – Anna West of ArtDuh.com and her partner, fine artist, Todd Powelson. The couple will share their interpretation of the line between art and craft, and explain how art and craft merged when they met and began a life together.


“There was a time when craft wasn’t on my visual radar,” says Todd Powelson, painter, digital fine artist and CLC vendor. “After starting my life with the queen of handcraft, I realized that cubism wasn’t just a Picasso technique, quilters have been using it for hundreds of years. And now I paint embroidery, robes, curtains and folk dancers just as often as I reproduce ancient Greek works like Laocoon. Perhaps the line will truly be crossed when I begin to use a glue gun regularly in my art work.”


The opening reception will be held July 8, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. CLC crafter’s work will hang on the gallery walls, sculptural works will take up the floor, and even hand-crafted food, like macaroons, will be served. Connect artists from the community are invited to bring their work at 7 p.m. Those who would like to participate in voting can be entered into a contest for a grant to be awarded by UAA in December.



About CLC

Craft Lake City will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The event is free and open to the public. It is an outdoor arts festival that will showcase 180 artists, specializing in handmade goods. Affordably priced items like silk-screened posters, reconstructed clothing, knitted items and jewelry will be available. The event is sponsored by the Gallivan Center and ArtDuh.com and hosted by SLUG Magazine. Last year’s event welcomed over 8,000 visitors. For more information or to fill out an application please visit www.craftlakecity.com and follow the event on Twitter at twitter.com/craftalkecity.


About UAA

The Utah Arts Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization. Its mission is to foster the arts in its many forms, to provide venues to facilitate the arts, to provide programming and support for arts and education, to provide a central organization committed to networking and support of Utah’s non-profit arts and educational groups and to provide support and services to Utah’s artists and students. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 8 p.m.




April 23 - May 31, 2011


Artist, Todd Powelson, and writer, Anna West, are celebrating the one year anniversary of their blog ArtDuh.com, with a huge art show at the Hive Gallery in Salt Lake City. The couple has invited all of the artists featured on their blog this year to bring a work of art or two or three and join them in a show designed to make the SLC art scene a little less insular.


artduh.com | huge-art-duh


cityweekly.net | artduh

cityweekly.net | Gavin's Underground



slugmag.com | Gallery Stroll




















Utah Arts Festival Gallery


February 18 - March 11, 2011





12 Day of Christmas: A St.Jude's Fundraiser - The Hive Gallery

December 1 - 20, 2010


artduh.com | 12 Days of Christmas



Group Show

24 Hour Show - The Hive Gallery

September 18, 2010


artduh.com | 24 Hour Show




"Sculptor in a Fancy Shirt" 18" x 24" - MarkersGroup Show

(a)perture Group Show - Local Artist Showcase

Aug 28th - Sept 27th, 2010


artduh.com | Local Artist Showcase

















Artwork on Display

Salt Lake Citizen

Aug 20th - Sept 30th, 2010
























Artwork on Display


June 20 - Sept 1, 2010


www.facebook.com | Ulysses



Artwork on Display

Caffe Niche

January 1 - 31, 2010



www.cityweekly.net | August Gallery Stroll: Todd Powelson



Artwork on Display

Sages Cafe

Oct 1, 2009 - Sept 30, 2010





Art Preview: Frankenstein's Monster

In Utah this Week





Artwork on Display

The Electric Chair

Sept 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010



Artwork on Display

Caffe Niche

Aug, 2009



www.cityweekly.net | August Gallery Stroll: Todd Powelson



Artwork on Display

Come see artwork by Todd Powelson as we open the show at the

Utah Arts Alliance.

Art will be up for the entire month of March, 2009





Performing & Visual Arts Merge in “About Love”

Transfusion Hype Dance Company and Visual Artist Todd Powelson will tell a love story at the Rose Wagner

March 12, 13 and 14, 2009


Transfusion Hype Dance Company is teaming up with visual artist Todd Powelson in About Love, a show about break ups, hook ups and crushes at the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater on March 12, 13 and 14.


“About Love is our annual show,” says Ashlee Prentice, dance company director. “We change it up every year. This time you can expect a bridezilla to rear her ugly head.”


“Everyone has experienced love,” says Todd Powelson, the visual force behind the show. “The drawings and music express the ups and downs of a real life love story.”


Artist Todd Powelson’s pen and ink drawings will serve as the sets for the show paired with original music by UK music producer, Mason Newport. An animated sketch will be created before the audience’s eyes. Powelson’s art will unite the dance and visual elements of the show through the programs, posters and website.


“We wanted every part of the show, from the sets to the flyers to be a work of art,” says Prentice.


Ashlee Prentice the creative force behind Transfusion Hype Dance Company has danced and choreographed for Michael Jackson, BB King and future Olympic gymnasts. About Love is the fourth show she has directed for her dance company. More information is available at www.transfusionhype.com


About Love is showing at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center March 12, 13 and 14. Tickets are $15.00 and are available through www.arttix.org or by calling (801)355-ARTS. Show sponsors include Slug Magazine, C & C Ballet Academy, Diamond Cutts, JAM, Illusial Studios and the Utah Arts Council.



Everyday People

In Utah this Week - by Kelly Ashkettle





We are Every Day

10/02/08 - 10/04/08


Empty museums, toe shoes and subtitles come to mind for many when small talk turns to art at a cocktail party. That’s why Transfusion Hype Dance Company and artist Todd Powelson are joining forces to make art more accessible in We are Every Day.


“The most innovative developments in dance are currently taking place in ghettos and poor neighborhoods,” says Ashlee Prentice, dance company director. “The reason we get out of bed every day is not to navigate road construction or stop at the post office, but to create something beautiful through dance.”


“Hundreds of thousands of gifted artists work washing cars, laying tile and cleaning toilets, but this doesn’t lessen the importance of their work,” says Todd Powelson, the visual force behind the show. “We hope to express the frustration and inspiration in every day life, because art is everyday.”


Todd Powelson’s series of 12 paintings called Dreams for Schmidty will debut in the hallways outside the performance at the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater. Powelson’s paintings will serve as the sets and his pen and ink interpretation of We are Every Day will unite the dance and visual elements of the show through the programs, posters and website.


“We wanted every part of the show, from the sets to the flyers to be a work of art,” says Prentice.


Ashlee Prentice the creative force behind Transfusion Hype Dance Company has danced and choreographed for Michael Jackson, BB King and future Olympic gymnasts. We are Every Day is the fourth show she has directed for her dance company.


Dreams for Schmidty, a series of digital paintings inspired by dreams, is dedicated to Powelson’s friend Ben Schmidt, who died at age 18 from a rare genetic disease. More information is available at www.toddpowelson.com


We are Every Day is showing the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center October 2, 3, and 4. Tickets are $15.00 and are available through www.arttix.org or by calling (801)355-ARTS.



Chalk Art Drawing

One World, Many Stories

Community Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Day


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


All Salt Lake City Library Locations


















Artist's tribute to friend hangs in SLC hospital

by James Mellor, The Salt Lake Tribune





Artwork on Display


12/07/07 - 02/15/08


Todd Powelson’s work will be displayed at Model.Citizen for the December 7th Salt Lake City Holiday Fashion Stroll until February 15, 2008.

247 East Broadway (300 South)




What we are thankful for: Remembering Ben

Reported by: Buddy Blankenfeld, ABC4






What Imagination Looks Like

Reported by: Christiana Brady, ABC4





Artwork on Display




Todd Powelson’s work will be displayed at SLUG Magazine’s headquarters on September 21, 2007 as part of the Downtown Gallery Stroll from 6 - 9 pm.

351 W. Pierpont Ave. 4B, Salt Lake City, UT






Purity and Precision

by Ben Fulton, In Utah This Week






Public Will Help Select Painting to Honor Artist's Friend

Sarah Dallof Reporting, KSL TV






Click to pick which painting to donate

by Lois M Collins, Deserert Morning News






Catalyst Magazine

Cover Artist
























Artwork on Display

Day-Riverside Library

August 5 - September 29

1575 West 1000 North, Salt Lake City, UT 84116



Sidewalk Chalk

Chalk Art Festival

Friday, June 16th, 4:00 - 9:00.

Saturday, June 17th, Noon - 9:00

The Gateway, Salt Lake City


Watch Fox 13,

Good Day Utah media coverage


Deseret Morning News,

June 13, 2006

"Masterpieces drawn in chalk are on Gateway sidewalks this weekend."

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