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From Armenia to Park City

“As an American with Armenian (and Russian) roots, I was given this New York Times article last week. The arts hold such importance for me, and it’s wonderful to see others, including fellow Armenian Americans, who feel art and culture should have a vital role in all of our lives.” -KT. […]

Terzian Galleries Selected “Best of the West”

“Terzian Galleries features inventive new work,” says preeminent Southwest Art Magazine in selecting Terzian.

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Angela Bentley Fife selected as “Editors’ Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent” in March ’09 Southwest Art Magazine

Southwest Art Magazine’s Editors’ Choice for up-and-coming talent is Terzian Galleries’ own Angela Bentley Fife.  She was selected as “One to Watch”.In high school, Angela Bentley Fife thought about majoring in math when it came time for college. But one day her art teacher pulled her aside and joked, “If you don’t go into art, I’m going to kill you.” Fife began to think more seriously about a career in fine art. When she entered the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, she decided to follow the advice of her art teacher. “I knew it would be sink or swim my first year because it’s an intense program with art classes all day long. Some art majors hated it. But I was in heaven,” Fife says.Today at 34, the Utah-based painter has no regrets. For the past three years she has been juried into the prestigious Springville Salon at theSpringville Museum of Art in Springville, UT. In 2008, she garnered an honorable mention at the show. Although she is equally at home painting figures, still lifes, and landscapes, her artistic heart belongs to creating figurative works. And figures are where viewers discover her most personal work, she says. “Most of this work is based around the balance I try to have in my life between different roles,” Fife explains. “As women we carry many roles like being a wife, mother, daughter, artist, and friend. I think about how to balance these roles and how to be successful in the ones I want to be successful in.”

In paintings such as CONSTANT COMPARISON, Fife expresses her thoughts on how women often compare themselves to others and to unrealistic models. “We put a lot on ourselves. We compare the worst part of ourselves to the best […]

Terzian Galleries Profiled in Park City Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2007 Issue.

Joy in Creativity: Terzian Gallery
BY VANESSA REICHARTINGER CONABEE
PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK MAZIARZ
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