Artist Factory: Transference

OCA is pleased to present Transference, featuring artworks by teaching artists and students of Artist Factory. This exhibit represents the skill, innovation, and vibrancy shared within our arts education programs and community. Our teaching artists create lessons for youth that integrate the elements and principles of art & design with themes of identity, social justice, environmentalism, family, and mental health.

The Artist Factory hosts and administers a comprehensive schedule of quality workshops taught by professional artists. We’ve partnered with local organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis, Youth Impact, YCC Family Crisis Center, The Monarch, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, and the Weber Valley Youth Center.

Our teaching artists develop lesson plans that engage media across artistic disciplines including photography, videography, painting, drawing, printmaking, performance art, new genres, and more. By expanding our youths’ skills, knowledge, and confidence in an array of art forms and providing community platforms to showcase their talents, we believe the arts help our youth achieve success at school, home, and beyond.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Samantha da Silva

Inez Garcia

Joshua Graham

Jeffery Hampshire

Emily Hawkins

Colour Maisch

Nancy Andruk Olson

Rebecca Pletsch

Jorge Rojas

Douglas Tolman

Artist Factory Students

SUPPORT THIS EXHIBITION THROUGH THE ART

Artworks in this exhibit will be for sale. We are excited to show Artist Factory students the value of their work, and we encourage you to support these young artists by purchasing their art. All proceeds will be divided between the artist and OCA to fund future programming and contribute to general operation funds.

You can purchase artwork during the exhibition and arrange for pickup once the exhibit is over.

ABOUT THE ARTIST FACTORY PROGRAM

The Artist Factory program launched in the spring of 2022 with one community partner, one location in Ogden, roughly forty-two students, and five professional artists. In just over a year, OCA Artist Factory partnerships have expanded to four organizations, ten locations in Ogden and Roy, over nine hundred students, more than thirty local teaching artists, and four visiting artist workshops.

Ogden Contemporary Arts empowers artists with the facilities, environment, and experience to excel in their medium and enrich their lives, and that includes local youth. Our goal is to continue to grow our youth arts education programming, strengthen OCA’s impact, support local artists and teachers, and give local youth the ability to think creatively, develop original ideas, and understand the importance of collaboration. Arts education gives these children the tools and confidence needed to succeed in whatever career path they choose. Ultimately, they become more well-rounded and capable members of our community.

CREDITS

OCA would like to thank the following donors for supporting our general operations and programming, making this exhibit possible: Weber County Ramp, Utah Office of Tourism, George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Williamsen Family Foundation and Ogden City Arts.