Deer @ The Springville Museum of Art


“Deer” by Todd Powelson

I’m really happy to say that my deer, above, will be hanging in the Springville Museum of Art‘s upcoming 92nd Annual Spring Salon. If you’re able, stop in and check it out.

At dusk, a deer walks out of the golden forest onto the trail in front of me. We stand looking at one another. Soft light and shadows define the angles of its strong animal body. Slowly, he walks up the hill and into the trees.

Here is a little more information about the show:

Wednesday April 20, 2016
Exhibition Opens
*Opening Reception and Artists in Conversation, 7:00-8:30 pm

Saturday July 9, 2016
Closing date of exhibition

126 E 400 S, Springville, UT 84663

Hours & Admission:
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm, Wednesdays 10am to 9pm, and Sundays 3pm to 6pm. Closed Mondays and Holidays. Admission is Free.

eARTh @ the Urban Art Gallery


I’m very happy to let ya know that my artwork will be on display at the Urban Arts Gallery, in downtown Salt Lake at the Gateway. The show opens Tuesday, April 5th and runs through the end of the month. There will also be a reception Gallery Stroll eve on Friday, April 15th at 6pm. I’ll be there and would love to meet you.

I’m so happy to be included in this group show. Although I’ve exhibited a few pieces here and there, these last 2+ years I’ve been more focused on making new artwork. Pretty much all of my work on display will be newer work, made during that time. Although I’ve shared my artwork here on ArtDuh and Facebook, now you’ll be able to see my new work in person! New artwork like my First World, Second World, Wolf, Nature Looks Back At You, Bird Of Prey, Seventh World, and Eighth World.

Stop on in and check it out! Here is a little more information:


Presenting works inspired by our relationship to the natural world. Featuring Alex Hall, Brooklyn Ottens, Carol Berry, Craig Fisher, Mike Jensen, Todd Powelson, and William Cannon.

Hours of Operation
Closed Mondays
Tuesday – Saturday 12-8pm
Sunday 12-6pm
Call us 801-230-0820

Located at 137 S. Rio Grande St. You’ll find the Urban Arts Gallery at the south end of The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City, under the bridge by the Megaplex theater. Recommended parking in the Summer Lot or taking the UTA Trax to the Planetarium or Arena stations. | events | eARTh

Marmalade City Library


I’m a nerd for books, I admit it. I probably already have way too many myself, but I still plan on getting many many more.

Even though I love having my own personal library, it makes me so very happy to know that in a few days I’ll have access to thousands of additional books just a short walk down the street at the new Marmalade City Library.

It also makes me happy to see this library has finally come together and is completed. Plans were originally announced around 2004 or so, with groundbreaking expected to begin in 2008. But then the world changed, the economy collapsed and… we all know the rest of the story and the fun times we’ve had ever since. But the city has finally been able to build the new library and it’s doors open this weekend. More details below… w00t w00t!


Celebrate the opening of the Library’s newest location, the Marmalade Branch! The Grand Opening celebration will begin at 10am on Saturday, February 27 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from city officials. Activities suitable for all ages will continue throughout the day.

The Marmalade Branch is located at 280 West 500 North in Salt Lake City. For more information about the branch, click here.

The Wolf

by Todd Powelson

by Todd Powelson

My artwork (above) will be hanging in the Springville Art Museum’s upcoming 30th Annual Spiritual & Religious Exhibition. The show opens this week on November 18th, with an opening reception that same night from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and will hang until January 12, 2016.

In addition to myself, there are many other talented artists who will also have their work hanging, like my sister and brother-in-law, Tonya & Steve Vistaunet, Jeffrey Hale, Brian Kershisnik, Justin Wheatley, and many other artist that I look forward to meeting. I’m happy to be included. Stop in and check it all out!

My piece is pretty much based on the old Norse myth of the great wolf Sköll eating the sun. I’ve thought a bit about that story over the years and mulled it over in my imagination since I first read it as a little kid. This is also the first piece from my series, Songs from the Earth.

The Wolf
Was the end and a beginning.
Running free and wild,
He leapt and grabbed the
Sun between His fierce teeth.
Laughing as He chewed, flames flutter.
Firebirds spread their wings,
Streaking like comets
Across the sky.

I guess I did this artwork in part to remind myself that an act of destruction is also an act of creation. Not only out in the cosmos with the sun and stars, but also on a personal level. It’s hard to remember and see that, but I hope so.

Wings Across the West


This last Thursday HawkWatch International held their annual event, Wings Across the West. I was hoping to get more photos of the beautiful birds but, because I arrived a little later than I’d planned, and because there were a lot of people around each bird, I was only able to get a few. I did see many more birds around the room though, including a very large Golden Eagle, a Red-tail Hawk, a Swainson Hawk, an American Kestrel, a Screech Owl, and a Great Horned Owl. I love to see birds! I walk up the surrounding canyons for a couple of hours each day and I see all kinds of birds. It always makes my day. But there is something special about standing just a few feet away from these feathered pals.




Pride Batman

Pride Batman

I say this every year, but I can’t believe how fast time goes on by. Its already June, and it is PRIDE weekend here in SLC.

Much love to our friends on this rainbow weekend!

Artwork for HawkWatch International


Last year HawkWatch International used some of my artwork to promote their annual event, “Wings Across the West“. I also made a poster for HawkWatch using my artwork. Well, this year they asked me if I could make another piece, and you can see that new piece above. Any opportunity to draw a beautiful bird is a good opportunity, especially if it helps promote raptor preservation.