The Art Shop: Art You Can Take Home

An assortment of artisanal jewelry, art prints, exhibition catalogues and ceramics greet visitors as they enter UMOCA. The fine goods sold in the museum Art Shop are made by local artists and designers and sold at reasonable prices, offering buyers the opportunity to purchase unique, handmade pieces.

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The goal of UMOCA’s Art Shop is to highlight local artists and designers and provide opportunities for them to sell their work while offering visitors unique and interesting products. Visitors can take something from the gallery home with them such as prints, ceramics, jewelry or home décor. The store also carries various exhibition catalogues to supply patrons with further information about the art exhibited at UMOCA and information about the gallery experience. Shop our specially-curated selection of hand-made goods and art to help support the local art community.

Featured Artists

Audre Bitton editArtists and designers found in the Art Shop vary significantly, representing a range of materials including metal, wood, paint, jewelry, digital media, glass, clay, paper and more. Audre Bitton, for instance, makes her own soy candles and hand pours them into vintage containers. Her creations pair delightful fruit, botanical and herb aromas with quirky peanut butter jars, milk glass and antique tea cups — perfect for gifts or as an addition to your home décor.

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The Art Shop offers hand-made and one-of-a-kind jewelry in a wide variety of prices and styles. The artisanal character of each individual piece is something you will not find at a retail chain in the mall. As a bonus, buying from local artists means you can avoid showing up to your next party wearing the same necklace as everyone else. The necklaces of metalsmith and jewelry designer Kami Kahler are indeed wearable art. Kahler, owner of Satory Design, mixes natural textures of stone with sterling silver to make jewelry that will ground the wearer in nature while elevating any outfit to a new level of sophistication.

When a broken arm took him out of work for a period, local artist Ben Morgan discovered his passion for creating meticulous pen and ink drawings. Thus, Busted Arm Art was born in 2015. His detailed drawings of animals make beautiful notecards for any occasion, as well as t-shirts and art prints. As a self-trained artist, Morgan experiments with various mediums, such as stone carving and painting, and has been creatively motivated his entire life. His prints make excellent gifts, specially made and designed in Salt Lake City.Ben Morgan_rhino

In addition to jewelry, candles and cards, the UMOCA Art Shop also sells prints and art books. The majority of these books feature local artists and artists previously exhibited at UMOCA. Relive your favorite art pieces and learn more about artists’ creative processes in catalogues, monographs and biographies. Read about the fascinating life of renowned Utah artist Tony Smith in his cheeky book Fuck You! Finally A Book About Me, and find out how he became one of the top American Illusionist artists.

Sell Local

The IMG_6682overarching theme of the UMOCA Art Shop is local, one-of-a-kind goods. The Art Shop is a space for Utah artists and designers to showcase their work and broaden their client base. It is a significant part of UMOCA’s commitment to contemporary art and building up the local art community. The next time you are looking for unique, handmade pieces or need a special gift for the art lover in your life, come check out the special collection at UMOCA’s Art Shop and buy local!

We are always looking for special items to add to our inventory. The museum sells all artist works on consignment, offering a competitive 30/70 agreement (70% going to the artist). More details about the consignment terms and application process can be found here.  If you or someone you know is a local artist looking for opportunities to sell their work, contact kendal.sudman@utahmoca.org.

Allison Pinegar