Utah Arts & Museums’ Rio and Alice galleries are now accepting proposals for visual art exhibitions in 2015. Applications open July 7 with a deadline of September 1, 2014. The Rio and Alice galleries, in Salt Lake City, were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings.
We welcome proposals from artists, arts organizations and independent curators. Proposals may be for solo exhibitions, small group shows of two to eight artists, or larger curated/juried exhibits. All media are accepted, and all work must be original. We are also excited to announce that we recently received a grant to purchase equipment aiding in the display of new media works, including video and audio.
Exhibitions have been a program of the state since 1899. Utah Arts & Museums will exhibit the work of more than 125 Utah artists in 2014 as part of this program.
“Our program is unique in that not only do we display the work of Utah artists,” noted Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey, “we also provide professional development and assistance for curation, coordination, artist statements and exhibit installation. Providing these services from start to finish is an invaluable service to Utah artists.”
To submit a proposal for exhibition, visit http://visualartsutah.org/ and download guidelines in the Galleries section.