Dixie State College of Utah and the Center for Education, Business and the Arts (CEBA) presents the fourth-annual Business of Art Seminar on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, 2012, at Kanab Middle School in Kanab, Utah.

The seminar began in 2009 as an effort to assist artists and aspiring artists from Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada in enhancing their business skills. This free seminar for visual artists in all disciplines will provide an exciting schedule of classes, presented by knowledgeable professionals from Salt Lake City, Cedar City, Moab, Richfield, St. George and Kanab.

This concept was created by CEBA, a regional economic development organization centered in Kanab and Kane County. This year’s seminar is sponsored by DSC, Southwest Applied Technology College, CEBA, Kane County Office of Tourism & Film Commission, Southern Utah University and Kanab City.? 

“Dixie State College prides itself on building and maintaining strong relationships with the community to foster a continuum of education, cultural enrichment, and economic growth,” said Christina Schultz, DSC Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “The Business of Art is an important event in helping us achieve these goals.” ? 

The two-day seminar will begin on Friday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m., with a dessert reception, entertainment and a keynote address by talented artist and Salt Lake Community College Professor Rick Graham.

On Saturday, November 10, seminar attendees will be able to take part in several breakout sessions and a special panel discussion, followed by a luncheon featuring a keynote address by Utah Valley University Associate Dean of Science and Health Dr. Daniel Fairbanks, who himself is an accomplished scientist, artist and author.

A new addition to the luncheon program will be the presentation of the Zions Bank Grant Awards, which will be presented by President and CEO of Zions First National Bank, Scott Anderson. “Scott is a strong advocate for the arts and his passion resulted in the establishment of this vital program,” shared Schultz.   ? 

To find out more about class schedules, class descriptions and to register, please visit http://ce.dixie.edu/bizart or contact Janet O’Riley at (435) 652-7675 or oriley@dixie.edu.