FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake Advisory Board Charles Uibel

Robert Adler

Dean and Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah College of Law

Dr. Genevieve Atwood

Chief Education Officer, Earth Science Education, Assoc. Instructor, Dept. of Geography University of Utah

James P. Carter

Senior Planner, Logan Simpson Design, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Steve Simms

Professor of Anthropology, Utah State University

Ella Sorenson

Naturalist, author and specialist on Great Salt Lake

Terry Tempest Williams

Naturalist and well-known author

Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh

Professor Dept. of Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources, Utah State University

Luke Garrott

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Utah

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Why We Care

  • Several years ago I was enchanted by Alfred Lambourne’s romanticized paintings of the Great Salt Lake, so began my own quest to explore its islands and capture what I saw in quick, plein air, oil sketches.

    I made many day-trips to Black Rock and spent a significant amount of time camping on Stansbury and Antelope Islands, climbing their trails and swimming in their bays. My paintings became my diary as I observed the changing light and shadow on the rocks and water. The brine flies and gnats often hovered over my shoulder anxious to immortalize themselves in the sticky colorful oil paint.

    Kirk Henrichsen, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant