Chris Bodily has been illustrating under the name Hatrobot for over fifteen years. His Pop Surrealist illustration is simultaneously whimsical and dark with work inspired by cartoons, comic books, tattoos, and graffiti. Chris is the recipient of the 2015 Utah Arts Festival People's Choice Award. Additionally he has received two Del Close Awards, a City Weekly Arty Award, an Indie Ogden Award, and was named one of Ogden’s 40 Under 40. Bodily's work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Nius-News, Koi Koi Koi, In-Print, and Big Shiny Robot. He has shown with the Hive Gallery, Blonde Grizzly, Pandemonium, and 313 North Studios in Las Vegas. He is a regular contributor to Utah Stories, Salt Lake City Weekly, and Slug Magazine. Some of his freelance clients include Bikers Against Child Abuse, iO West, Heebeegeebeez Comics Games & Toys, and Hellskate. Chris is a proud alumni and former adjunct professor of the Southern Utah University Art Department as well as a Continuing Ed instructor for Weber State. Outside of illustration, Chris is also a creative writer and the Artistic Director of the Comedy Loft in Ogden. Find more of his work at hatrobot.com
Bre McCallum is a hand lettering artist, illustrator and designer based out of Salt Lake City. As a lover of drawing and creativity from a very young age, Bre got into hand lettering during college to take a break from all computer-heavy design assignments. For the past seven years, she’s been documenting her adventures and creativity through drawing and painting letters in sketchbooks to share with the world. She’s a member of the Salt Lake Lettering Club and has taught many hand lettering and calligraphy workshops to all age groups throughout the past 4 years of living in the Salt Lake Valley. You can find her work on Instagram at @bremccallum.
Lindsay McBride I grew up in Arizona and Colorado and have since lived all over the country. I have loved and been interested in art my entire life. When I am actively creating, whether it be painting, drawing, photography, or playing with a chunk of clay, I am a happier and a more balanced person. What I love even more is when I get to create art with my four sweet children! I received formal training at the Kansas City Art Institute and at BYU-Hawaii. When my oldest child was starting school years ago I realized quickly that my kids wouldn’t enjoy the same art education I had during my formative years unless I found it outside of their schools or, better yet, taught them myself. I began teaching community art classes for children and adults seven years ago. I’ve watched as my young students grow into magnificent artists and as my adult students discover a love for artistic expression. I am passionate about teaching art because it inspires confidence in all aspects of life.
Sherry Meidell is the Illustrator Coordinator for the Utah/So.Idaho Region of The Society of Children’s Book Writer’s & Illustrators, a signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and a signature member of the Western Federation Watercolor Society. She attended Utah Technical College in commercial art and after graduation worked in advertising but soon attended children’s book conferences and began working as an illustrator. Visit her website here.
Theresa Otteson was born in Provo, Utah and lived in California, Illinois, and Utah as a child. She was blessed with a boringly normal, well- adjusted childhood full of love. After high school she attended Utah State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology. She met her husband there and had two beautiful daughters. She soon found she couldn't live without her art so she went to the University of Utah and graduated Cum Laude, in 1996, with a Bachelor of Fine Art. She immediately moved to Germany where she traveled, drew, painted, and saw art in many of the European museums. After nearly four years she moved to Utah, where she works as the Education Coordinator for the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, works in her studio, and teaches group and private lessons. Visit her website here.
Marian Pham is a painter and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration. She has also studied at the Academy of the Arts University, Watts Atelier, and Hongik University in South Korea. Marian enjoys creating illustrations that highlight nature, the environment, and animals. In addition to editorial work, Marian is currently exploring painting projects that serve her mission. She strives to emotionally connect and empower those who view her work, whether it’s through illustration or representational painting. When she is not working, Marian is often found cat napping or bullet journaling. She particularly enjoys matcha lattes, long hot showers in which to contemplate life, and watching cat videos.
Jieun Rasband studied fashion design at Konkuk University in South Korea and proceeded
to work in a fast-moving environment creating clothing accessories. After getting married in 2008, she and her husband moved to Honolulu, Hawai'i, then to Centerville, Utah in 2010. After having three daughters, and with encouragement from friends and family, Jieun started painting watercolors of baby animals in 2014. She has since sold hundreds of prints at the Bountiful Summerfest, released two iOS sticker apps, received an award at the Utah State Fair, and given birth to her fourth child, a baby boy.
Danielle Susi is the Art Gallery and Event Specialist at Salt Lake Community College, where she is also an adjunct professor of English. A fiber artist, poet, journalist, and comedian, she received her Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was awarded the New Artists Society Fellowship. Her fiber work has been shown at the Page Gallery and Sullivan Galleries in Chicago and at Pandemonium and Bountiful Davis Art Center in Utah, with a forthcoming solo exhibition at Finch Lane Gallery in 2019. She has taught embroidery and weaving classes all around Northern Utah, including at BDAC, Weber State University, and UMOCA. Find her online at daniellesusi.com
Mat Uhl 28 years experience in the theater arts starting as Drama Club President at Bountiful High to the big stages of Broadway and London for such shows as Cats, Les Miserables, Evita, and many more. As a graduate of Clownology from the University of Utah he is a professional clown teaching the art of laughter and joy to all ages. As a trained art therapist he utilizes art as a way healing & process for growth. As a Artist in Residence for Salt Lake & Davis districts hs has taught teachers how to use art as a way of learning not just as a subject. Most recently as an artistic director for Spatklepark, he created an all kids professional performance troupe of dancers, actors, and circus performers. He is excited and pleased to bring his experience & enthusiasm back to his home town.