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Beverly Ann W. Mastrim

Beverly Ann Wheeler Mastrim (Miller) was born in 1923. This fine watercolorist, oil painter, and arts educator was born in the Wheeler Historic Farm House at 6351 South 900 East Street, Salt Lake County.

Mastrim attended the University of Utah from 1952-56. She now resides in the Salt Lake area with her husband and fellow-artist Herald Miller. Mastrim has exhibited award-winning landscape paintings locally.

Mastrim has won numerous awards for her work. Mastrim's painting is represented in numerous collections both locally and elsewhere, including the Wheeler Historical Farm House.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah and material supplied by the artist.

Beverly Ann Wheeler Mastrim (Miller) (1923-). This fine watercolorist, oil painter, and arts educator was born in the Wheeler Historic Farm House at 6351 South 900 East Street, Salt Lake County. Attending the University of Utah from 1952-56, she now resides in the Salt Lake area with her husband, fellow-artist Herald Miller. Mastrim joined the Associated Utah Artists (AUA), has exhibited award-winning landscape paintings locally and, much to her credit, began in the 1950's as art exhibit supervisor for the Salt Lake County Fair (1952) and then added another such position (for the Murray Showcase of Fine Arts) to the list of her many activities four years later (1958). The winner of many awards for her work, Mastrim's painting is represented in numerous collections both locally and elsewhere, including the Wheeler Historical Farm House.

Art according to the artist in her own words: “Many of my paintings depict the life of a farmer. I have painted their portraits, homesteads, and artifacts. I love the earth's bounty, naturally I favor the earth's colors for my palette. At the age of six I lived on my grandfather's farm. My young impressions still influence subjects that I choose to paint. To me the farmer is an aristocrat among men. Some of my paintings are social and philosophical having concern for world affairs and preservation of the environment. My style ranges from representative paintings to the abstracts depending on subject matter.“

Exhibitions:

  • Annual Springville Museum of Art National Exhibit.
  • Cedar City National Invitational exhibit.
  • Utah State Institute of Fine Arts.
  • Art Center Biennial.
  • Annual Dinosaur Arts Festival.
  • Salt Lake County Fair exhibits.
  • ZCMI Fine Arts Festival.
  • Fine Arts Biennial of the Museum of New Mexico.

Awards:

  • Best of show-Dinosaur Art Festival, 2nd Gold Award.
  • 1975- Utah State Fair, 2nd Silver Award.
  • 1st Award, Salt Lake County Fair.
  • Honorable mention Utah State Fair.
  • Excellence in art award, ZCMI Fine Arts Festival.

To contact this artist: beverlymastrim@akrailroad.com

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah and the artist.

Newspaper Articles

"Art Auction Will Aid Wilderness Coalition." The Deseret News, October 3, 1993.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, December 1, 1991.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, August 12, 1990.

"Carlson's Work Needs Better Setting; Husband/Wife Team Displays Watercolors." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 8, 1991.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 22, 1996.

"Exhibit Helps Put Artists in Public's Eye." The Deseret News, August 11, 1991.

"Herald G. Miller." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 12, 1998.

"Lighting Makes All the Difference in Enjoyment of Gallery Exhibits." The Deseret News, March 5, 1989.

"Reverent/Irreverent Approaches to Art." The Deseret News, June 24, 1990.

"Verdict on Jurying of 3 New Shows is 'Superb.'" The Deseret News, June 27, 1993.

"Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 12, 1993.

"Watercolors Are Worth a 2nd Look." The Deseret News, July 9, 1989.

"What do Steve Bonchco, Mahonri Young Have in Common." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 24, 1999.

Book

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

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