In 1967, Spencer W. Kimball advocated for a Mormon renaissance:

Take a da Vinci or Michelangelo…and give him a total knowledge of the plan of salvation of God, and personal revelation, and cleanse him, and then take a look at the statues he will carve, and the murals he will paint, and the masterpieces he will produce.
— A Gospel Vision of the Arts

About Us

The Zion Art Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to showing works by professional and emerging LDS artists to serious enthusiasts. We believe the Gospel is enriched through the fine arts, and that artists must be actively supported by dedicated patrons who understand and invest in their work.

THE NEED

There are thousands of professional LDS artists working today. Despite the efforts of a few galleries, museums, and the Church, only a handful of these artists are known. Some 90% of their work is shown and bought in Utah although less than 15% of all Church members live in the State. 

We are dedicated to bridging the gap between artists and those who love art. The Zion Art Society is a forum where artists can showcase their works — online and in person.

 

Who We Are

 

MICAH CHRISTENSEN, PHD

Micah received his PhD from University College London and MFA from Sotheby’s Institute (London). He maintains strong ties with artists and collectors through regular public lectures, judging art contests, and as a board member of the Springville Museum of Art.

mjc@zionartsociety.org

 

 

BOAD SWANSON

By donating his time to the Zion Art Society, Boad brings passion for the arts and years of experience as an executive in the private sector where he developed and managed large teams of skilled workers in the healthcare industry.

boad@zionartsociety.org

 

 

ERIC BIGGART

For more than five years, Eric has collaborated with artists to organize exhibitions, tell stories, promote their works. He has worked extensively with the exclusive online retailer 1stDibs.com to digitize and sell works of art across the globe. Eric is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration.

eab@zionartsociety.org

 

TAMARA HAWES WOODS

Tamara received her MA in Humanities from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in philosophy, film, and literature of the Edwardian Era. Raised in a family who strongly supported the arts and education, she teamed with  ZAS to share the vision that life is made bearable and our understanding of the Gospel is enriched through the arts. She lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband, six children, and her dog, Grizz.

thw@zionartsociety.org