Our Main Street, Park City location has Closed.

posted Jul 30, 2017, 10:11 PM by Hal Prewitt   [ updated Jul 30, 2017, 10:15 PM ]

After nearly two successful years, our Main Street location has closed. Not for lack of success, rather operating a retail business consumed a significant amount of time and was unfair to my wife. For more efficiency, we are now Internet based and selected art will be available in fall of 2017 at limited galleries located around the world.

It has truly been an honor to meet so many great people and share my art creations. Every artist worries their work will not only be desired but someone will actually give up their hard-earned money to purchase. Thank you for the commitment, as very few artists reach the million and a half dollar achievement. Even making this record, the true reward has come from sharing and talking with visitors, especially our young, as they are our future.

Many people can do what I’ve done. If I have motivated them to see their destiny and to never give up, I’ve connected and know they will experience success. There is no greater feeling when we positively impact someone. As an artist, there is no higher appreciation when a client is so moved they buy their first piece of art.

Will update here as we identify galleries who carry my art. All the best... hp

Prewitt Gallery Donates Images to Park City Film Festival

posted Aug 1, 2016, 1:58 PM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Aug 1, 2016, 2:00 PM ]

Park City Film Festival

The Park City International Film Festival (PCIFF) will debut Aug 10 – Aug 13, 2016 in beautiful Park City Utah.  What would be better than to start the summer off with a film festival for the entire family?   Join us in Park City for four amazing days full of films and fun for the whole family.

The Park City International Film Festival and Equity United Foundation have come together to bring you a new summer film festival "elevating the human spirit."  They have been actively been seeking out the best films from the best festivals and recruiting extraordinary filmmakers from all over the world to take part in this distinctive event designed for the entire family.  In addition to worldwide premiers, gala concert events and celebrity receptions, the festival includes panel discussions with world renowned speakers and industry professionals. Topics range from faith and family in film to emerging distribution technologies and funding for films that improve humanity.

Hal Prewitt and Prewitt Gallery has once again donated images to another great local event to help support art and film in Park City.   The images will be on display throughout the event with the proceeds of the sales to help support the Organization and the Park City Film Festival.  

Come celebrate film in Park City and support a great cause.  


Park City Film Festival

Prewitt Gallery Donates to Playing for Life Foundation

posted Jul 28, 2016, 7:25 AM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Aug 1, 2016, 1:13 PM ]

Playing for Life Foundation - Golf & Annual Gala
Almost every one of us has a loved one, dear friend, or valued colleague whose life has been forever changed by breast cancer, this insidious disease. It is the most common cancer in women worldwide.  This year, a breast cancer will be newly diagnosed every 1.7 minutes and a woman will die every 13 minutes. One in eight women in The United States will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime. 

MISSION STATEMENT:  To raise funds through different platforms such as golf tournaments or other events to benefit breast cancer research for the purpose of finding a cure, early detection, survivor care, support and treatment. As this is an all-volunteer organization. Since 2010, 98% of funds raised have been donated locally to other organizations specifically involved with breast cancer research, survivor care and early detection, which are also exempt under section 501c3.

Hal Prewitt has gratefully donated several of his images to help support the efforts of the Playing for Life Foundation.  They will be auctioned off during the Gala at The Riverhorse on August 4, 2016 or you can BID NOW.  This is your opportunity to support a great cause while purchasing some amazing, one-of-a-kind images.  Can't make the event, you can still BID NOW on these great images.

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Park City Summer Events and Concerts

posted Jul 6, 2016, 1:33 PM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 1:59 PM ]

Deer Valley Music Festival
Park City has as many summer events as we have mountain trails, and we have over 400 trails to explore in and around Park City.  From Music in the Mountains to our favorite, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, you'll find someone going on just about every day this summer in Park City.  We kicked off the 4th of July weekend with a bang with fireworks lighting the summer sky.  But thats just the start of summer in Park City. Make it a weekend in Park City and take advantage of great deals on Park City condo rentals.   

We've compiled a list of major events and links to help you plan your Park City summer vacation.  

We look forward to meeting you in the Gallery this summer.

July 7-10, 2016
Park City Food and Wine Festival - The Food & Wine Classic features more than two dozen food and wine tastings, seminars, bike rides, hikes, and a lot more. It starts on July 7th and runs until July 10th this summer in Park City.  Mane events are SOLD OUT so be sure to check their website and GET TICKETS ASAP.   Many event are sold out so be sure to check their website and GET TICKETS ASAP 

July 8th - August 9th
Deer Valley Resort
Deer Valley Music Festival Enjoy the world-class talent from the Utah Symphony, paired with the best in classic rock, country, show tunes, pop, jazz, and of course, chamber and classical music galore.  From the B-52's to Rogers & Hammersteins Sing Along, you'll find something for every music taste.  GET TICKETS

Deer Valley Music Festival Concert Schedule 
July 6: Schubert's Symphony No. 5
July 8: Rock On! Hits from the 70s and 80s
July 9: The B-52s live with the Utah Symphony
July 13: Handel's Water Music
July 15: Under the Streetlamp with the Utah Symphony
July 16: Matthew Morrison with the Utah Symphony
July 20: McDuffie plays The American Four Seasons
July 22: A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration and Singalong
July 23: The Music of David Bowie with Utah Symphony
July 27: Haydn's "Oxford" Symphony
July 29: DreamWorks Animation in Concert with the Utah Symphony
July 30: Steep Canyon Rangers with the Utah Symphony
August 3: Mozart's Piano Concerto No.9
August 5: 1812 Overture!
August 6: The Music of John Williams
August 9: Michael Feinstein with the Utah Symphony

July 14 - September 3
Deer Valley Resort
St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concerts - Park City Institute has held concerts on the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater stage for 12 successful years and now in it's 8th season as the St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series  From Lyle Lovett & Emily Lou Harris (July 14) and concluding with Jewell (Sept 3), not mention everything in between.  GET TICKETS

St. Regis Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Schedule
July 3: Squirrel Nut Zippers
July 14: Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett
July 21: Chris Botti and Lucia Micarelli
July 24: Kip Moore
July 28: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
August 7: Mike Posner
August 20: Andy Garcia and the CineSon Allstars
August 25: Trace Adkins
August 27: To Be Announced
September 3: Jewel

August 1-7, 2016
Tour of Utah
The Tour of Utah is a premier showcase of International professional cycling competition held August 1-7, 2016.  And for the fifth consecutive year, Park City’s Historic Main Street will be the start and finish site for the challenging and final Stage Seven on Sunday, August 7, featuring some of the steepest climbs and fastest descents in pro cycling.  Come join us on Historic Main Street for all the action.  

August 12-14, 2016
Kimball Arts Festival
Park City Kimball Arts Festival hosts more than 200 selected artists, 30 live bands, three wine and beer gardens and the Kimball Kid’s Corner will highlight the event.  Join us for the weekend and be sure to check in the Gallery and view of newest releases.  

September 5, 2016
Park City Miner's Day / Labor Day Celebration
Come up to Park City’s Historic Main Street & City Park on Labor Day and join the Park City Rotary Club in celebrating our mining heritage during a full day of activities for all ages.

September 16-18, 2016
Park City Autumn Aloft
Experience fall in Park City when t
he Park City Autumn Aloft Festival returns for another year in Park City, right in the middle of our beautiful fall season. Once the hot air balloons lift off, your day in Park City has just begun. Breakfast in Park City can’t be beat. Head up to Main Street or try one of our other Park City restaurants.  Don't miss the "Glow" Part Saturday night on Historic Main Street.  

Park City Kimball Arts Festival

posted Jul 6, 2016, 12:04 PM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 12:07 PM ]

Park City Kimball Arts Festival
The 47th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival returns to Park City August 12-14, 2016.  The Kimball Art Center is the heart of Park City’s historic and vibrant arts community. They are a non-profit center for the arts, committed to engaging individuals of all ages in diverse and inspiring experiences through education, exhibitions and events.  The Park City Kimball Arts Festival serves as the primary fundraiser for the Kimball Art Center each year. Proceeds from the Festival enable the Kimball Art Center to provide, free of charge, year-round art exhibitions, gallery tours, monthly “Art Talks” and to offer art education outreach to teachers, students and our community. We proudly support the Kimball Arts Center and we hope you'll enjoy the Kimball Arts Festival!

Be sure to stop in Prewitt Gallery, we're located near the bottom of Main Street at 570 Main St, next to the Golden Bear Bench to check out our next collection of limited release images.  We'll be offering special rates in honor the Festival as well.

Kimball Arts Festival Agenda
Friday,  August 12th: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Locals Night*
Saturday, August 13th: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, August 14th: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

LOCALS NIGHT – Summit County Residents  FREE *
Adults: $12.00 each for a weekend pass
Children/Students 6-17: $6.00 each for a weekend pass
Children 5 and under: FREE

Park City is filled with activities for all interests, ages and abilities. Take the family and spend the weekend in the Best Town in America!  What else is happening over the Weekend....plenty!  Into rodeos?  The Summit County Fair happens Friday and Saturday evenings in Coalville. We've got plenty of MUSIC all weekend long during the festival.  Check out this list of entertainers.  FESTIVAL MUSIC  

Here's a few more things to do over Art Festival weekend.
  • Friday, August 12th
    FREE Screening - Approximately 9pm at City Park
    Sundance Film Festival Screening:  Sonita / Germany, Iran, Switzerland (Director: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) — If 18-year-old Sonita had a say, Michael Jackson and Rihanna would be her parents and she’d be a rapper who tells the story of Afghan women and their fate as child brides. She finds out that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000.  FREE movie under the stars.

  • Saturday, August 13th
    The Deer Valley Music Festival presents Brandi Carlile who has forged an incredible relationship with Utah audiences with sellout after sellout.  Since her heralded, genre-defying 2005 Columbia debut, Carlile and her indispensable collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, have always offered listeners both control and abandon, often within a single song.  Pack a picnic and enjoy music in the mountains of Park City.  GET TICKETS

Hal Prewitt visits the Park City TV studios

posted Jun 27, 2016, 2:39 PM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 2:47 PM ]

Hal Prewitt recently visited the Park City TV studios to talk about his career as a computer pioneer, race car driver and now Prewitt Gallery owner in Park City.   In the 1970s and 1980s he was one of the early creators of personal computer products, developing popular software and hardware while helping build a new industry. He provided consulting services to IBM and is credited with inventing hard disk drives and a local area network (LAN) for their first portable computer the IBM 5100, and their first desktop computer the IBM 5120. Utilizing his skills in computer programming and engineering, Prewitt founded and managed a number of technology firms. The largest and best known was Core International, a developer of disk array, computer data storage and backup products. Prewitt was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1993 when the company was sold to Sony. Many of these original products are on display in the Gallery.  

Be sure to listen in and learn more about Hal Prewitt.  

Discovering Machu Picchu

posted Jun 7, 2016, 1:25 PM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 2:48 PM ]

Machu Picchu - The Seventh Wonder of the World

I have been very fortunate during my life to have traveled and photographed some incredible places all over the world. However, to be honest, there have been very few that have truly taken my breath away.  Some of those include the awe-inspiring glaciers, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers of Patagonia, the inhospitable but jaw dropping beauty of the Antarctic and, now, magical Machu Picchu.

We were excited to embark on our first adventure for 2016 to the Incan city of Machu Picchu, actually the Seventh Wonders of the World.  Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley, 7,950 ft above sea level.  Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views.  Machu Picchu is an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization.  

A 15th-century stone city tucked into a mountain-ringed valley high in the Andes, Machu Picchu is about 50 miles from Cusco, the Inca capital. We opted for the easier route to reach the city by a four-hour train ride.  It was just a few more miles of winding mountain roads before we arrived at this magnificent site.   Then there are some more adventurous that opt for a three-to six-day hike along the famed Inca Trail.  

One of the first sites we encountered was the semicircular Temple of the Sun offering up commanding views of the Sacred Valley below. One of the most unique characteristics of this Incan civilization is that during the summer solstice, the sun shines through a temple window and aligns with both the boulder within and the tip of a nearby mountain peak.  The 700-plus ancient terraces at Machu Picchu preserved soil, promoted agriculture, and served as part of an extensive water-distribution system that conserved water and limited erosion on the steep slopes.

The Inca ruins lie on a high ridge, surrounded on three sides by the windy, turbulent Urubamba River some 2,000 feet below. When Hiram Bingham first saw the maze of terraces and walls rising out of the thick undergrowth in 1911, he found himself in a ghost town that had been hidden from the outside world for nearly 400 years. "It seemed like an unbelievable dream," he later wrote. "What could this place be?"  He believed he had found the Lost City of the Inca.  

Llamas abound at Machu Picchu, wandering wherever they wish for the most part.  The key to a good llama photo is to shoot with the sun at your back and, if possible, the city in the background.  The best time of day to photograph Machu Picchu is early morning, preferable before sunrise.  You may even be lucky to capture the fog rolling in over the city.  

Machu Picchu is one of the most breathtaking locations on earth and whilst it may seem that every shot has been covered before, there are many locations within the ruins, each opening up a new photographic possibility. But most importantly, even I take time to put my camera down and enjoy this magical place for what it is.  

We will soon be adding many of these images to Prewitt Gallery so be sure to stop in and check out the Machu Picchu collection.  

More About the Artist - Hal Prewitt

posted May 26, 2016, 10:56 AM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 2:50 PM ]

Hal Prewitt has been there and done that -  all around the world.  He is well known as one of the pioneers of the personal computer industry, inventing technology that helped shape the computer world as we know it today.  He sold the company to raise a family, but that wasn't enough. Later in life, he became a professional race car driver and is now one of the top endurance racers in the United States.  

In 2015, he took on a new venture opening Prewitt Gallery where he showcases his work from one of his other passions, photography.  Hal has traveled extensively throughout his career, and most recently racing in events around the world.  This allows Prewitt Gallery to include shots from around the world.  The Gallery opening in November 2015 and features one-of-a-kind, museum quality images.  Hal Prewitt has been an artist since he was a teenager, dabbling in painting and drawing, as well as photography, but in recent years the pull to open a gallery became too strong to ignore. Prewitt, who purchased the building at 570 Main Street, knew the timing was right when the previous tenant Quicksilver left the space.

"It came to a point where I need to either stop doing photography or find a way to help share the art," he said. "My motto is, "Art is for Everyone," so I had no alternative, really," said Hal.  "It's been a really amazing experience." 

Be sure to stop in Prewitt Gallery on your next visit to Historic Main Street, he loves to talk to as many people as possible and share his experiences with every images.  The newly created website - www.prewittgallery.com - features many of his images, with new releases being added on a regular basis.  One unique feature about the Gallery is that many of the images now have QR codes that take you directly to the landing page for a particular image.  Here you'll find more detailed information about each image, including the location, camera settings, descriptions, as well as a video by Hal talking about the unique characteristics of each of his images.  Be sure to download the QR Code Reader App and stop in our interactive Gallery.  

Prewitt hopes people view his photography as stunning and unique. His work captures interesting moments in diverse areas of the world, ranging from polar bears, penguins and ice from the Antarctic to a lightening storm over South Beach in Miami. His mission is to offer people photos they can't get anywhere else.  Prewitt's other goal is to make his art available to a wide range of people. His cheapest offerings start out at around $35 for poster and $100 for 9 x 9 metal prints.

What's next for Hal Prewitt Photography?  Hall is just returning from a trip to Machu Picchu and will be adding many new amazing images to the Gallery.  Be sure to stop in an meet the photographer, Hal Prewitt on your next visit to Main Street.

Historic McPolin Farm

posted May 12, 2016, 9:01 AM by Prewitt Gallery   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 2:50 PM ]

http://www.prewittgallery.com/gallery/park-city-utah/park-city-mcpolin-barn
You really can't enter Park City without asking about the iconic McPolin Farm.  It is probably one of the most photographed landmarks in Park City. No matter what season, it's creates unmistakable charm in every image captured.  I too was able to capture the Farm this winter under a full moon. Many ask about it's history; here a summary of its history dating back to the late 1800's.

The original 160-acre McPolin Farm was homesteaded in 1886 by the Harrison McLane family and acquired by Isabelle and Dan McPolin around 1900. In 1908 the McPolin's erected the barn of recycled timber salvaged from an old tailings mill. The barn was built by fitting timbers together without the use of nails. The barn is 7,468 square feet including the loft, and the milking parlor, added in the 1950's, is 1,500 square feet. Windows have been installed in the barn for public viewing.

Patrick and Grace McPolin inherited the farm in 1923 and operated it as a dairy farm until they sold it to D. A. Osguthorpe, a Salt Lake veterinarian, in 1948. He increased the herd to 100 and built the milking parlor. The old house burned shortly after Osguthorpe purchased the farm. A concrete block house was built across the highway where members of the family lived until Park City purchased the farm in 1990.  The only structure remaining is the milking shed as the home was removed by the City.  

The McPolin house, located at the back of the Farm, is a somewhat smaller replica of the original structure, which was moved to this location in two pieces in the early 1920's, the farm house is 400 square feet. Prior to its relocation it served as a mine office. The reconstructed house is similar in outward appearance to the original Pyramid Cottage type house, which reflects early 20th century Park City architecture.

Thanks to the support of the citizens of Park City, the McPolin Farm has been extensively refurbished, including stabilizing the barn, to maintain it as the most significant visual feature of the valley and an entry corridor landmark. The bucolic setting provides a haven from today's fast-paced life and welcomes residents and visitors to Park City. 

Be sure to visit Prewitt Gallery at 570 Main Street to view our full collection of McPolin Farm images.

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