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Positioning Statement

The Business of Art is held annually each November, in Kanab, Utah. Artists come to learn to create a successful art business.Dixie State University, in St. George Utah, Cultural Arts Department, developed and sponsors this event as a community outreach program in collaboration with The Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) – a regional economic development organization in Kane County. Other sponsors include: Southwest Applied Technology College, the Kane County Office of Tourism, Kanab City, and Southern Utah University. Kathy Cieslewicz, DSU Curator, originated the program and facilitates the event; Paul and Susan Bingham, owners of the Maynard Dixon Gallery serve as honorary founding co-chairs.

Mission Statement

The Business of Art is a seminar for visual artists in all disciplines with a goal of educating and training artists and enhancing economic development in our state and region.

Core Values

• Provide sessions taught by experts for artists to learn how to make money selling their art. • Encourage creativity and artistic achievement. • Practice personal professionalism. • Practice professionalism in presenting art. • Share resources necessary to build self-sufficient prosperous artists. • To teach social media to create a network for communication and to share exhibits, information on classes, opportunities, residencies, sources for materials, etc. • To provide an event for networking in an atmosphere of inspiration and innovation.


This quality experience and event will result in the following:• Prosperous artists who excel in their field and in marketing.• Artists who contribute to the economy. • Artists who follow sound business practices. • Artists who maintain ethical practices. • An artist community that is inclusive, cohesive, and inspired. ___________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Information

  • Kathy Clement Cieslewicz, Curator, Dixie State University
  • 435-652-7909

“They don’t call it artWORK for nothing!” Kathy Clement Cieslewicz ___________________________________________________________________________________

2015/2016 Grants will be available in January.


2015 Schedule available in August.

2014 Business of Art Schedule at a Glance

2015 Bios available in August.

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2014 Business of Art Presenter Bios

2015 Class Descriptions available in August.

November 7-8, 2014

Kanab Middle School, Kanab, Utah


Friday Evening Keynote Speaker

Brian Passey, Award Winning Journalist

Instagram: The Visual Social Network


Saturday Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Annette Everett, Renowned Sculptor

It Begins with Inspiration


Founding Honorary Co-Chairs

            Paul and Susan Bingham

Welcomes and Presenters

  1. Plein Air: A Living TraditionRob Wilson, Dixie State University

In a combination of demonstration and lecture, this class discusses the history and practice of plein air painting and shares local opportunities for you to become involved in the living tradition of plein air artwork.

  1. Creative Process in Painting: Dispelling Myths and MisconceptionsJason Bowen, Professional Artist | Instructor of Academy of Art at the University of San Francisco.

This workshop will discuss the idea of creativity in art along with some of the myths and misconceptions associated with the creative process. Step by step examples of the paintings will be shown along with discussion on different artist approaches to painting.


  1. Public Art Commissions—Resources, Process, and Best Practices for ArtistJim Glenn, Public Art & Design Arts Programs, Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

A survey and discussion of public art programs, process, resources, and best practices for artists interested in applying for public art commissions locally, nationally, and internationally.


  1. Instagram: The Perfect Tool for Artists—J. Kirk Richards, Professional Artist

Instagram can be a useful promotional tool for anyone, but it’s especially ideal for visual artists. We’ll learn how to show the progress of a project using hashtags. We will make a quick stop-motion animation of the progress of a drawing. I’ll give you some ideas about how to increase the size of your audience using Instagram.


  1. Sketchbooks- between personal artistic expression and lifeline through creative droughtBirgit McMullen, Gateway Preparatory Academy.

In an increasingly electronic age, is the pen-to paper approach of keeping journals and sketchbooks still relevant? This class explores the different styles of sketchbooks and why people keep them. Participants are encouraged to bring and share their own sketchbooks and reasons for using them. This class will be successful if you feel inspired to either start a sketchbook routine, continue on your own creative journey, or feel compelled to try something new.


  1. How to Write a GrantKathy Cieslewicz, Curator of DSU Sears Art Museum Gallery

Zion National Bank’s, Business of Art scholarships award galleries, artists, and the art communities, while also building up the credibility and quality of the Seminar. Would you like to be a benefactor of this generosity? Come and learn how to be a contender! It is part of the artWORK artists must learn to do.


  1. How to Create Content That can Be Shared By OthersBobbi Wan-kier, Founder of Arts to Zion and the “Arts to Zion” Learn how to upload a relevant photo, write content that is important for your viewer to know about your business or organization, and create tags to find that information.


  1. 15 Creative Ways to Make the Most of Classes and WorkshopsCarol Merrill, Director of the Women’s Center at Weber State University, and owner of Merrill Academy of Fine Arts

Learning is the joyous expression of every artist. Come discover the 15 most effective and creative ways to get the most out of any class or workshop. This workshop will help you discover ways to enhance your learning, maintain the knowledge you glean and discover a permanent way of reflecting on your newfound skills.


  1. Capturing the Mysterious and Magical World of Macro PhotographyDeb Bice,

What is Macro Photography?

Identify the right equipment for you: Tripod, Lens, Macro extension tubes, Diffuser, Reflector, Flash, Identifying your subjects, Exposure, Aperture and backgrounds, Tricks to enhancing your subjects & putting it all together. This is intended to be a fun, interactive session where students will be able to learn very easily how to capture great Macro photographs.


  1. Creativity and Genius Glen Blakley, Cyrus Mejia, Cathie McCormick (moderator), and Gary Sanders

The panel discussions have been so popular, annually we bring together some of the most creative minds to address relevant issues in a more formal class setting. These professionals all have highly successful art careers and/or profound influence on artists of different ages and stages of their careers. All artists want some inside information from successful people. Questions may include:

When did you decide to pursue your profession—teacher, professor, administrator, or business owner?

What is it about your profession that you find most challenging?

What was the most difficult project you have ever undertaken, and what was it that made it so difficult?

How did you resolve the problems you encountered?

What is your criteria for excellence?

How do we realize independent vision?

How do we understand aesthetic expression?

How do we cope with cultural critique and commentary?

How do we strive to be socially responsible—do we need to be socially responsible?

Are we part of a social and political environment from which art and artist emerge?

Is it possible to be creative and be detached from social values and politics?



From St. George:
Take Interstate 15 North to 9/89 exit to Hurricane
Follow signs to Colorado City, Fredonia, and Kanab (route 389)
At Fredonia turn left at intersection and follow signs to Kanab
Once you’re in Kanab (on Hwy 89), turn left on 100 E.
Kanab Middle School will be on your left.  690 South Cowboy Way.

Click HERE to view map from St. George to Kanab.



Aiken’s Lodge

79 W. Center Street Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 877-644-2105 • Website:


Situated in down-town Kanab, 31 rooms with pool, pet friendly, wheelchair accessible..

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

5001 Angel Canyon Road Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-2001 • Website:


Located within beautiful Angel Canyon, the home of Best Friends Animal Society there are 8 cottages, 4 cabins, and 2 RV sites. 

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Best Western Red Hills

125 W Center Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-830-2675 • Website:


Down town Kanab, hot breakfast included in room rate. 75 rooms with outdoor pool, and Hot Tub. Conferance Room available..

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Bob Bon Inn Motel

236 N Highway 89 Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 866-713-5115 • Website:


Western, log cabin Motel with kitchenettes, laundry facilities, pool, pet friendly. Wheelchair accessible. Local number: 435-644-3069

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Brook Side Cottage Bed & Breakfast

100 South 59 East Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 1-866-656-6664 • Website:


Tastefully furnished getaway for 2 set among shady, beautifully landscaped private grounds.

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Casita Mariana

199 N. Gunsmoke Pass Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 406-240-0593 • Website:


Casita Mariana…..Private Adobe Retreat for Two. This accommodation is a furnished studio with a queen bed, microwave, frig, toaster/grill and kitchen supplies. Enjoy the high desert with views of the surrounding Vermillion Cliffs right out your door. Relax in privacy under the back portico or explore the National Parks and Recreational areas in the area. Pet friendly. 

Comfort Inn

815 E. Highway 89 Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-574-4061 • Website:


Large, luxury Hotel with Pool and hot tubs. Conferance Room, Wheelchair accessible, some pet friendly rooms.

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Coral Cliffs Town Homes

250 S Fairway Drive Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-707-9706 • Website:


Situated right on the Coral Cliffs Golf Course, fully equipped and furnished. Use of the pool at nearby Quality Inn.

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Canyons Lodge

236 N 300 W, Kanab, UT 84741

Phone: (435) 644-3069  • Website:

Four Seasons Motel

36 N 300 W Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 866-430-6869 • Website:


Located along Highway 89 at the north end of Kanab. On site “Spurs” western Restaurant. Outdoor pool, some designated pet friendly rooms.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

217 S. 100 E. Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-3100 • Website:


Western motif throughout the entire building, also offering an indoor pool.

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Kanab Cottages

varying locations Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-648-3001 • Website:


3 fully equipped Vintage, Vacation cottages, can sleep between 6-10 people each with attractively landscaped yards. Best Friends Discount.

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Kanab Utah Lodging

349 N 200 E Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-689-8990 • Website:


i smallTown Home, i large Town Home, and the Rock Cottage available for Vacation Rentals. All fully equipped, and furnished.

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Lit’l Bit Ranch

2550 E. Highway 89 Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-899-9655 • Website:


Lit’l Bit Ranch offers newly remodeled, rustic lodging in peaceful, surroundings for those travelling with their equine companions. Bed and breakfast for up to 4 guests. Horses have large (16 ft.) outdoor pens, round pen and wash rack. Long term boarding also available. Current Coggins required. No studs please!

Mule Shoe Inn B & B

898 Grand Canyon Drive Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-3372 • Website: 


Comfortable westen hospitality for you and your horse.Bring your own feed or we can provide.( Non-equestrians also welcome.) 

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Parry Lodge

89 E. Center Street Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-748-4104 • Website:


Stay where all the movie stars stayed while filming in Kanab, Utah!!! Now serving: Breakfast 6:30 am-10:00 am Discounted to guests. Served 7 days a week. Lunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm Served Tues – Sat Dinner 5.30 am – 9.30 pm Served Tues – Sat

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Purple Sage Inn Bed & Breakfast

54 South Main Street Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 877-644-5377 • Website:


Beautiful Historic Home located in down town Kanab with a variety of rooms, and suites available. Antiques used in the interior design. Nicely landscaped.

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Quail Park Lodge

125 N. 300 W. Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-215-1447 • Website:


Newly remodelled motel on the northern entrance to Kanab. Offers 2-bedroom family units in addition to regular rooms. On site pool.

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Red Door Cottage

241 N 300 W. Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-674-4433 • Website:


A lovely old Pioneer Vacation Home, renovated and remodeled, while retaining a sense of history. Fully furnished and equipped.

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Red Rock Country Inn

330 S. 100 E. Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-8774 • Website:


Comfortable, down town locally owned motel, offering a relaxation room, and pool.

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Rodeway Inn

70 South 200 West Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 877-424-6423 • Website:


Down town Motel with 39 rooms, 2 of which are handicapped accessible. Pool and jacuzzi available. Some smoking rooms. HBO. Designated pet rooms.

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Royal Inn & Suites

386 East 300 South Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-5373 • Website:


Newly remodeled & under new ownership. Spanish – style 64 room Motel in down town Kanab. Continental breakfast offered from April to November.

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Savage Point B&B

53 S. 200 E. Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-2799 • Website:


Fully furnished private room in a lower level of a pretty bungalow cottage with separate entrance. Full separate private bath. Access to kitchen and downstairs entertainment room including DVD Blu-Ray. Wireless internet connection. Fully fenced yard with meditation space. (dogs 100% cat friendly welcome).

Days Inns Suites

296 West 100 North

Kanab, Utah  84741

Phone: (435) 644-2562  •  Website:

Stewart -Woolley House Bed & Breakfast

106 W 100 N Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-5079 • Website: 


This lovely pioneer home was built in 1872 by Levi Stewart, the first Mormon Bishop of Kanab. This B & B offers 2 bedrooms, each with private attached bath. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located 1 block from downtown Kanab. It is documented that Zane Grey, and other notables slept here.

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Sun-N-Sand Motel

347 South 100 East Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-654-1868 • Website:


Small, centrally located hotel with several rooms available for long term. 

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The Bunk House at Eagle Nest Ranch

6930 Johnson Canyon Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-2902 • Website:


Private & secluded, located 20 miles NE of Kanab up scenic Johnson Canyon, Eagle Nest Ranch borders the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6 – 8. Horse corrals available.

The Crooked Gate Cottage at Eagle Nest Ranch

6930 Johnson Canyon Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-2902 • Website:


Private and secluded, located 20 miles NE of Kanab, up scenic Johnson Canyon, Eagle Nest Ranch borders the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Horse corrals available.

The Victorian Inn

190 N Highway 89 Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-8660 • Website: 


Each of the 20 themed rooms has been professionally designed for the feel of the Victorian era while including a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and cable television.

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Traveler’s Motel

544 East 300 South Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-2228 • Website: 


Small, locally owned family style motel, in downtown Kanab.

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Treasure Trail Motel

150 West Center Street Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 800-603-2687 • Website:


Located in the heart of Kanab and within walking distance to many restaurants, shopping and theatres. 28 Rooms, Free Golf, Free Wifi, Fuel Discount, HBO, Pool, Pet Friendly, Best Friends Friendly Facility.

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Victorian Charm Inn

190 North Hwy 89 Kanab UT 84741

Phone: 435-644-8660 • Website: 


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