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ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are from local, national and international sources, and include exhibitions, residencies, funding, and professional development. Click on the menu items below for your area of interest.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.

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Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development

Local

AIR Summit Artist in Residence Program – Visiting artists will immerse themselves in the surrounding nature of the expansive Wasatch Mountains while also connecting with visiting members of the Summit community, comprised of the worlds top business leaders, innovators, athletes and philanthropists. The Summit AIR program is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their careers in the arts, meet new friends and collaborators while directly influencing the cultural fabric of the Summit Powder Mountain village.
DEADLINE:  TBD
RESIDENCY

Art Access’s Holiday Exhibit will run from November 17th- December 8th. We are looking for traditional and non-traditional art forms to display as part of this exhibit. The purpose of this exhibit is to give local artist’s exposure and provide the general public with a place to by unique gifts. This gallery exhibit is up for two gallery strolls at the height of the holiday season.Please submit your contact information, samples of your work (or website if applicable) and a description of what you would like to sell at our gallery.
DEADLINE: TBD
EXHIBITION

The Projects Gallery at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art works to promote local artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. Situated at the front of UMOCA, the Projects Gallery is the first exhibition room that visitors encounter when entering the building. They exhibit proposals entirely from Utah artists, providing the artists with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION


National & International

Fe Gallery [Sacramento, California] announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, February 10 – April 5, 2018. $500 Best in Show. Multiple art mediums will be considered: from photography to fabric, mixed media, all types of paintings (acrylic, oil, watercolor) drawings, ink, graphite, pastels, colored pencil, encaustic, fiber arts, sculpture (metal, clay, wood, mixed media), etc. All local, national artists over 18 may submit any original work, completed in the last two years. All work must ready to hang, free-standing and 3-D pedestal space available. No video, film, installments or artwork that requires special installation or assembly. Work must be original. Entries are limited to six (6) and not shown previously at Fe Gallery.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017
EXHIBITION

SlowArt Productions [Hudson, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 1-24, 2018 at Limner Gallery. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists and is open to all Emerging Artists working in any media.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017
EXHIBITION 

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University [Durham, North Carolina] honors the best documentary writing and photography in alternating years. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years). This year’s prize is for photography. Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
EXHIBITION

Las Laguna Gallery [Laguna Beach, California] seeks entries for an upcoming art exhibition, January 4-27, 2018. To celebrate the restful nature that describes January, Las Laguna Gallery asks artists to fill the gallery with the spirit of expression. Invited are the works that stir the mind, shake the emotions and fill the spirit with wonder. All media are welcome to this open theme show to showcase the beauty of artistic expression. All artists, professional and amateur are encouraged to submit their artwork for this art exhibition. From photography to fabric, mixed media, fiber arts, all paintings and drawings and paintings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc. $35 entry fee.
DEADLINE: December 2, 2017
EXHIBITION

Manifest [Cincinnati, Ohio] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 9 – April 6, 2018. For this exhibit Manifest seeks works of visual art which represent, suggest, or elicit the notion of hopes, ambitions, goals, or forward-looking dreams. This may be in the form of narrative, symbolic, or suggestive works. Abstract, poetic expressions of the theme are welcome alongside those of technical or literal representations. Open to professionals and students alike with no predetermined theme, style or media of works to be selected.
DEADLINE: January 8, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Idaho Falls Arts Council [Idaho Falls, Idaho] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 15, 2018 – June 3, 2018 at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. First Place $750, Second Place $500, Third Place $250, Honorable Mentions, and Peoples’ Choice. Juror: Laura Ahola-Young. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States are invited to submit. Over 5,000 people visit the exhibition each year and artworks are included in a full color catalogue and online.
DEADLINE: January 17, 2018
EXHIBTION

Las Laguna Gallery [Laguna Beach, California] is seeking works from women artists for an exhibition that will take place March 1-31, 2018. This is an Open Theme event. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Graphite, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Photography (Traditional and Digital), and Watercolor, will be considered. 
DEADLINE: January 28, 2018
EXHIBITION

Art in the Open (AiO)  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] a partnership between The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), City Parks Association, and Fairmount Water Works, re-frames the ‘plein air’ tradition of creating art outside and on-site in a contemporary context, encouraging both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city’s diverse natural and urban landscapes. Using the Schuylkill River Banks Park as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and interpret a compelling intersection of urban and natural environments in the public realm. Selected artists will also be able to participate in complementary programs and public engagement events presented by more than 30 organizational partners, as well as exhibit their finished work as part of the 2018-2019 AiO exhibition series. AiO reaches an estimated 12,000 visitors over the course of the three-day event. Local, National and International artists, working in all media, are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

FSU Museum of Fine Arts [Tallahassee, Florida] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 27 – September 30, 2018. First Award $1,000; Second Award $500; Color catalog is produced. Juried by selected faculty from the FSU College of Fine Arts. Open to artists worldwide 18 years of age or older with all media eligible for consideration.
DEADLINE: February 14, 2018
EXHIBITION

Central Coast Printmakers  [San Luis Obispo, California] and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art present PRESSING MATTERS 2018 – a juried exhibition of contemporary printmaking. Open to all artists residing in the United States. Any accepted entry that differs from the submitted image, or is unfit for display when delivered, will be excluded. Submission Requirements. All entries must be hand-pulled prints using traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint or solar plates. Digital and photographic elements may be used only as a supporting element. Artworks that are solely monotype, computer generated or digitally altered photographs or photographic reproductions will not be accepted.
DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
EXHIBITION


Residencies & Professional Development

Witt Residency – Both established and emerging artists/ designers are invited to apply for the Witt Residency at the Stamps School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor, MI. The Witt residency provides students an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists who can make use of resources across campus, therefore the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community. Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 funding support for project materials.
DEADLINE: January 14, 2018
RESIDENCY

The SXSW Art Program creates a platform for visual artists to connect with international leaders in the fields of music, film, and technology by showcasing innovative projects and hosting discussions during SXSW. In 2018, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists throughout SXSW venues and throughout Austin. March 9 – 17.
DEADLINE: TBD
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Yaddo Residencies [Saratoga Springs, New York] offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.
DEADLINE: January 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

Buffalo Creek Art Center is a new summer artist residency for three dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Beginning in the summer of 2017 it will have two 10 week sessions  for 4 artists each. Artists will be given free room and work space and use of all the equipment. This unique 25 acre property includes a vineyard, fruit orchards, 10 ponds, a miniature train station and hiking trails. Artists will live in a four bedroom ranch style house with separate bedrooms and a common kitchen. The 4000 square foot studio workshop will have all the necessary equipment for welding, wood carving, ceramics and other forms of three dimensional work and room for large scale sculptures. One of the train station buildings will serve as a gallery for periodic art shows.
DEADLINE: Rolling 
RESIDENCY 

International Travel – The 2017 edition of the Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) grant program provides air travel support through NALAC’s partnership with Southwest Airlines for transnational arts and culture endeavors in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Arts and culture workers (arts administrators, artists, etc.) in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who identify as Latinx are eligible to apply. Travel must take place in 2017.
DEADLINE: Rolling 
FUNDING

18th Street Arts Center’s Residency Programs [Santa Monica, California] help build and strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators.There are five types of residencies, including a visiting artist program that hosts artists and curators for 1 – 3 months. The center has hosted more than 400 artists from dozens of countries since it first began in 1992. 
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY

The Penland Resident Artist Program [Penland, North Carolina] consists of full-time artists who spend 3 years living and working in Penland’s school community. It is designed for artists who are at a pivotal moment in their career—the residency is an opportunity for them to test ideas and make choices that will have a lasting effect on their work and their lives. Resident artists may use the time to develop their studio practice, to work out the practicalities of making a living, or to explore new directions in their work.
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY

Spread Art’s Residency Program [Detroit, Michigan] invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboration with the creative communities of Detroit. Spread Art residencies provide housing (if needed), rehearsal and/or studio space, event and/or exhibition opportunities, and introductions to Detroit artists, venues, and more through residency dinners /brunches and additional social and networking opportunities.
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY

Doctor’s Hours [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts offers artists an opportunity for one-on-one consultations with a range of industry professionals in their creative field. Distance Consultations over Skype are available for artists located outside the both New York Metro Area. These sessions provide an opportunity for practical advice and feedback on presentation of an artist’s work, website, or upcoming application.
DEADLINE: Rolling
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Boot Camp for Artists [Brooklyn, New York] at New York Foundation for the Arts is a course that teaches the fundamental principles of sustainability and profitability in the arts. Boot Camp includes classes on finance, law, marketing, and fundraising.The structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” which provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. Each receives specific feedback from experts in the field as well as their peers in the course. Schedule for course varies.
DEADLINE: Rolling
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Visual Arts Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca
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