Art forms were apparently encouraged by Brigham Young. Usually the performing arts received more support from church authorities because of group involvement. Because of this preference, throughout Utah's history visual art forms have never been strongly cultivated. There are three significant obstacles to full cultivation of interest and talent in the visual arts. First, Mormon attitudes toward the use of nude models have precluded the instruction and constructional importance of the human form in art. Second, art instructors face the problem of telling their students that art and architecture commissioned by the church are often not of significant quality. Third, art appreciation in Utah has been hindered by the lack of adequate exhibition space. It is to be hoped that these difficulties will be overcome. There is an alphabetic list of Utah artists.