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Dave Maestas

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

“I paint emotion, spirit and places that live in my soul. I paint as did the Abstract Expressionists.”
David Maestas was born in Chama New Mexico in 1974. He was second to the youngest in a family of six boys. He was raised by his mother and attributes his creativity and artistic talent to the woman who taught him that it was ok to be different and to not be afraid to share his vision with the world.
David attended school at the College of Eastern Utah and the University of Utah. His style and approach to art is a simple one. He paints what he feels and expresses emotion rather than illusion. His paintings are reflections of the human spirit. David’s Hispanic and Native American roots inform his work. Through the use of themes and subject matter that relate to his culture David celebrates and examines what it is to be an artist living and painting in the West.
David has received much acclaim for his work. He has taken Best of Show in the Park City Arts festival and has received several awards of Merit in the Springville Museum of Art an- nual Spring Salon. His work can be found in the Salt Lake In- ternational Airport as well as many other corporate and pri- vate collections.
David has been working as a professional artist for more than a decade and also enjoys donating his time mentoring young artists.

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  1. Hi. I am the Curriculum Specialist for the Boys And Clubs of Weber Davis. I am very interested in having you work with us. I was impressed with your bio/comments.
    Please call me at your earliest convenience. I need to get this grant proposal done by next Friday, March 23rd.
    I did email you… not sure if you received it.

    Melanie P. Clifford
    Cell: 801-866-7320


  2. I am a Title VI coordinator for the Tooele County School District. I would love to have you come and work with our Native American students and their families. I am in the process of writing a grant and need to know what you would charge to come to Tooele, UT and present to our students.


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