Volume 01, Issue 01 03.15.2013

The Salt Shaker

The latest in Element 11 News


Welcome to The Salt Shaker!

We’re excited to send you the first issue of Element 11’s newsletter, The Salt Shaker. This has been an exciting year thus far for Element 11. We’ve seen a number of invigorating changes leading to new programs and the revival of some old ideas. The launch of this newsletter is just one of the many of these changes.

Featuring important deadlines, upcoming events, & informative tidbits, The Salt Shaker will highlight the most important news about E11 and our events.  We look forward to producing an attractive, informative and useful newsletter. Please enjoy, and let us know if you have any feedback!

In this Issue:

Website Revamped!

Another hot topic is the launch of our new website! If you haven’t done so already, check it out!

You will find a plethora of information about E11. Oodles of information about our events. An assortment of ways to get involved. A myriad of details about the Board of Directors, Committees & Departments, and our Community. Its all there! 

Important Art Grant Dates

  • March 15, 2013: Art grant submissions begin.
  • April 15, 2013: Deadline for art grant submissions.
  • May 1, 2013: Art grants announced.


We'll be using printed tickets for Element 11 this year -- it's a souvenir and waiver all in one! 

The cost is $90, except for a special sale on April 27th at the Volunteer Vitalization event.  There will be 250 discounted tickets available that day for $75 each, one per  person, cash only. 

After that, $90 tickets will be available on-line and in person until July 5th or until 1,200 tickets are sold, whichever is sooner.  Any remaining tickets will be sold at the gate for $150 cash.

Visit the Ticket FAQ on our website,, for more information.

Christmas Tree Burn

After delaying this event due to poor air quality, we’ve set a new date!

March 30, 2013 at Seabase. A community potluck will start at 3pm. The burn will ignite at 8pm. We’ve got over 500 trees to burn. This is going to be quite a show; see you there!

We'll also be collecting donations for the Safe Harbor Women's Shelter. Click to view their wishlist.

For additional event details, check out the Christmas Tree Burn Facebook event page.

We need YOU!

We're in full recruitment mode! Check out the lead roles we're recruiting for that are posted on our website. If you're up for one of these roles, get in touch with us. Remember, it takes a tribe!

Volunteer Vitalization Event

Our annual spring volunteer recruitment and training extravaganza.

The day will involve workshops in many areas and functions of the organization, including department and committee signups, new volunteer orientation, department information booths, service and work projects, Djs, great vibes, awards and loads of fun. Plan on joining us for this fun and engaging annual volunteer event. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:30pm - 8pm.

Event Location:
Utah Arts Alliance
663 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

2013 E11 Theme

Labyrinth - Find yourself by getting lost!

We are all on the path… exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path. A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again.

At its most basic level, the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.

Read more about this year's theme on our website.

Important Theme & Sound Camp Dates:

  • March 15, 2013: Theme & Sound Camp submissions begin.
  • May 31, 2013: Deadline for Theme & Sound Camp submissions.
  • June 8, 2013: Camp placement announced.

Green your Burn - Greening your Art

Sourcing your Materials
Wherever possible, reuse and repurpose materials. Acquire used materials from socially and environmentally conscious sources rather than buying new.

Use Materials Efficiently
Use your materials to their greatest potential while reducing, recycling or reusing waste generated by your creative process.

Consider the End
During the planning phase; think about the end of the event and wrapping up your art installation. Will your materials be burned, donated, repurposed? Check with a thrift store in SLC called the “Restore” which also accepts donations for Habitat for Humanity. They are often willing to reclaim lumber, hardware and more.

Built for Burning?
If you do choose to burn your art installation, plan from the very start to not include toxic materials or paint that would be released into the atmosphere. Paint is very bad to burn, plastics and other synthetics are even worse.

Energy Efficient Light & Power
Lighting your installation at night and during set up is essential. Choose energy efficient ways to light your artwork that don’t include using glow sticks. Look into biodiesel generators, solar panels or people power.

Leave No Trace!
Construction materials left on the playa are MOOP. Easiest rule of thumb is: never let it hit the ground, and clean as you go. To hear from Burning Man what it means to Leave No Trace, please visit: http://burningman/environment/resources/lnt.html

Transporting Art and Materials
Consider teaming up with other artists or theme camps to share the ride.

What does it mean to be green?
To get a better idea of what we’re talking about here; read the 6 R’s of Burning Man.

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