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Annual Spring Salon Features There Is Help For You by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young
Elspeth Young’s recently completed oil painting of Patience Loader is featured in the 92nd Annual Spring Salon sponsored by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.  Out of the nearly 800 artworks submitted, 230 were selected for exhibition.  Elspeth was also one of ten artists to receive a cash award for her artwork.

The frame for the painting was created by Ashton Young.

Artworks from the Studios featured in the exhibit:

There Is Help For You... Read more »

Tags: There Is Help For You, 2016, Exhibits, News


Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young featured in 10th International Art Competition

By Al R. Young
Other Sheep I Have , by Elspeth Young, is among 98 artworks selected for presentation in the 10th International Art Competition sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The exhibition opened to the public October 22nd and runs through the summer of 2016.  Entries submitted to the competition came from 944 artists in more than 40 nations.... Read more »

Tags: Other Sheep I Have, 2015, Exhibits, News


Growing Light by Elspeth Young featured in permanent exhibit

By Al R. Young
Growing Light  by Elspeth Young is one of thirty original artworks featured in a permanent exhibit now open to the public at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City.  After being closed for a year-long renovation, the Museum reopened on September 30, 2015, featuring the exhibit entitled The Heavens are Opened.  This flagship exhibit  focuses on the manner in which God worked through Joseph Smith and others to establish The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Read more »

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Till We Meet Again by Elspeth Young featured at Church Conference Center

By Al R. Young The original oil painting, framed by Al Young Studios, hangs directly across from Door 15.... Read more »

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Annual religious art exhibit features the Artists of Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young
Two original oil paintings by Elspeth Young, a pen and ink drawing by Ashton Young, and a photograph by Tanner Young are featured in the 29th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition.  Of 347 works submitted, 177 were selected for the juried exhibition.  Frames for the works were prepared by Al Young Studios.

Elspeth's painting of Elisabeth (the mother of John the Baptist), entitled Nothing Shall Be Impossible, was one of twelve works selected for a cash award... Read more »

Tags: This My Son, Nothing Shall Be Impossible, 2014, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: Till We Meet Again receives award

By Al R. Young Till We Meeting Again, an original oil painting by Elspeth Young, received an Award of Merit at the 90th Annual Spring Salon hosted by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.
The juried exhibit (April 24 – July 6, 2014) is open only to Utah artists.
Of 860 entries submitted, 216 were juried-in to the show, and 20 of the works selected also received awards.

"We've noticed," said Rita Wright, director of the Museum, "that, almost without exception, everybody that walks into the gallery, enjoys Legacy (Portrait of Lois Childs) by Casey Childs (the first axial view in the exhibit), and then turns right around, and immediately migrates to the corner to view Till We Meet Again... Read more »

Tags: Till We Meet Again, 2014, Exhibits, News, Pioneer Art Collection


Exhibits: Annual religious art exhibit features paintings by Elspeth and Ashton

By Al R. Young Two artworks by the artists of Al Young Studios are featured in the 28th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition.

Elspeth's painting of Lois, from the New Testament, received an Honorable Mention.

Unto the City of David by Ashton was among the artworks accepted for the annual exhibition hosted by the Springville Museum of Art.

Frames for the artworks were prepared by Al Young Studios.

The two artworks:And He Shall Direct Thy PathsUnto The City Of David... Read more »

Tags: Unto The City Of David, And He Shall Direct Thy Paths, 2013, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: Paintings featured in annual religious art exhibit

By Al R. Young Three artworks by the artists of Al Young Studios are featured in the 27th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition.  The exhibit is open to the public through January 18, 2013.

Elspeth's painting of Lydia received the Second Place Award for the exhibit.

Ashton's painting of Rhoda received an Award of Merit.

Hosted by the Springville Museum of Art, the juried exhibit features 166 art works selected from 318 works submitted.

Frames for the artworks were prepared by Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: We Heard Him Pray For Us, A Damsel Came To Hearken, She Worketh Willingly With Her Hands, 2012, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: Artist interviews featured online with exhibit

By Al R. Young Recorded interviews with Al, Ashton, and Elspeth are now part of the online venue for the Ninth International Art Competition sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Recorded last February, each interview accompanies the artists' paintings on display at the Church Museum in Salt Lake City, as well as the Internet site for the exhibit.... Read more »

Tags: The Miracle Of Forgiveness, A Damsel Came To Hearken, I Will Send Their Words Forth, 2012, Exhibits, News, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Exhibits: Artists of Al Young Studios receive awards in international competition

By Al R. Young Elspeth received a purchase award for her painting of Jacob (I Will Send Their Words Forth) and Ashton received an award of merit for his New Testament painting of Rhoda (A Damsel Came To Hearken) at an awards ceremony yesterday in Salt Lake City.  Three pieces by Al, Ashton, and Elspeth hang in the center gallery on the second floor of the Museum's new "Make Known His Wonderful Works" Intentional Exhibit which was unveiled last evening.

The awards were part of the opening of the exhibit for the Ninth International Art Competition sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Read more »

Tags: The Miracle Of Forgiveness, A Damsel Came To Hearken, I Will Send Their Words Forth, 2012, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: Interviews filmed for upcoming exhibit

By Al R. Young Al, Elspeth, and Ashton spent this morning at the Church Motion Picture Studio. They were filmed for audiovisual commentaries to accompany the exhibit of their artworks in the Ninth International Art Competition.  The exhibit opens March 16 at the Museum, and online the following day.... Read more »

Tags: The Miracle Of Forgiveness, A Damsel Came To Hearken, I Will Send Their Words Forth, 2012, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: International Competition Features the Artists of Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young The 9th International Art Competition and exhibit, sponsored by the Church History Museum, will feature three oil paintings from artists of Al Young Studios.  The exhibit opens Friday, March 16, 2012 and lasts through Sunday, October 14, 2012.

The original oil paintings to be included in the exhibition were selected from among 1,156 entries.


In 2009, the Eighth International Art Competition featured The Mother Of All Living, For Such A Time As This, and a stained glass window by Ashton Young... Read more »

Tags: The Miracle Of Forgiveness, A Damsel Came To Hearken, I Will Send Their Words Forth, 2012, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: More Photos from the Christmas Exhibit

By Al R. Young December 7th, Al, Ashton, and Elspeth lectured at the Museum of Church History and Art, providing docents with a behind-the-scenes discussion of pieces currently on display in the Christmas exhibit. While they were there, they snapped some pictures of the exhibit in the center gallery.... Read more »

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Exhibits: Christmas exhibit opens at Museum of Church History and Art

By Al R. Young The annual Christmas exhibit at the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City includes three paintings by artists at Al Young Studios.

The exhibit, in the Museum's main gallery, is now open to the public (free of charge) and runs through February 2011. Museum hours--Monday through Friday--are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit this page of the Museum's web site for its holiday schedule. For information about location and parking, visit this page... Read more »

Tags: At The Going Down Of The Sun, Unto The City Of David, According To Thy Word, 2010, Exhibits, News


Exhibits: Easter story featured at Museum of Church History and Art

By Al R. Young
The Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City opened an Easter exhibit this month featuring four paintings from Al Young Studios. The exhibit, located in one of the galleries on the main floor, runs until May of this year.

The museum is located at 45 North West Temple Street. Parking and other information are available on the Museum pages at the Church's web site.

Both of Elspeth's paintings featured in the exhibit come from the Women of the Bible Series: As It Began to Dawn, her painting of Mary Magdalene preparing to visit the tomb, and Blessed Is She That Believed, her painting of Mary at Pentecost... Read more »

Tags: And I Will Not Deny The Christ, I Shall Be Whole, Blessed Is She That Believed, As It Began To Dawn, 2010, Exhibits, News, Women of the Bible Art Collection


Exhibits: Four paintings to appear in Easter exhibit

By Al R. Young Final preparations are being made for the presentation of four paintings, from Al Young Studios, scheduled to appear in an upcoming Easter fine art exhibition. Details of the exhibit will be announced by the sponsor; however, the four paintings to be included from the Studios are Blessed Is She That Believed and As It Began To Dawn, both by Elspeth Young, and I Shall Be Whole and And I Will Not Deny The Christ - Moroni, two paintings by Al Young.

The two paintings by Elspeth, as well as Al's painting entitled I Shall Be Whole, are part of the Studio's ongoing Women in Scripture project... Read more »

Tags: And I Will Not Deny The Christ, I Shall Be Whole, Blessed Is She That Believed, As It Began To Dawn, 2010, Exhibits, News