The Visual Arts division of the Friends of Herriman Arts Board is excited to get started! We want to bring greater awareness of and attention to the fantastic artists we have in our community.

We are developing programs in the following areas:

  • Art shows and competitions
  • Art training sessions for adults
  • Art training sessions for youth and children
  • Permanent art exhibits in the community (murals, overpasses, trails, sculptures, etc.)
  • Temporary and short-term art exhibits in the community (these are art projects that would rotate over time)
  • Exhibiting art in public spaces like City Hall, Town Days and partnering with artists to help them sell their art to the public.

While most of these programs are still in development, we are excited to announce our first Art Contest!

Experience Herriman Art Show 2023

As you may be aware, we are planning an exciting event for May 6, 2023 where we will be unveiling the Eric Dowdle puzzle art. That’s right, Eric Dowdle has created a puzzle specifically for Herriman. With the support of many sponsors and donors, Friends of Herriman worked with Eric Dowdle and the City to create a unique art piece that really reflects the myriad of ways to #ExperienceHerriman.

May 6 is going to have a ton of fun events, booths, and music. That is where we will be exhibiting the award winners of our first Experience Herriman art contest!

Here is a summary of the rules:

  • Initial submission will be digital only. The submission window is from now until April 14.
  • Artist must be a resident of Herriman City.
  • Art must be an original creation of the named artist. No derivative work allowed.
  • Accepted art categories for this event:
    • Photography (minor digital editing and filtering is allowed)
    • Canvas (paint, pencils, watercolor, chalk, etc.)
    • Digital art (Art generated using any AI tools is strictly prohibited)
  • Art will be evaluated collectively across art categories for each age group. Age groups are:
    • Pre-K (ages 5 and under)
    • Elementary (ages 6-12)
    • Teen (ages 13-17)
    • Adult (ages 18 +)
  • Only one entry per person.

At the Dowdle unveiling on May 6 the following will be presented:

  • One grand prize from across all entries will receive a canvas print of the Herriman Dowdle puzzle art
  • One first place entry from each age group will receive a signed Herriman Dowdle puzzle (4 winners)
  • Up to 2 Honorable Mentions from each age group

Cool. How do I submit my artwork?

You can do it right here!