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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 interest area.

Please review these opportunities thoroughly. They 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

  • Art Works Gallery is seeking hand drawn media for the exhibit That Looks Sketchy. Any subject matter, color or black and white, will be considered. Their objective is to showcase this foundational medium in the form of finished drawings, studies, sketches rendered in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, or a single implement. Gallery show will open on Friday, May 26, 2017 and hang through June 23, 2017. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • Art Works Gallery is seeking Shakespeare themed fine art for gallery exhibit to coordinate with the Utah Shakespeare Festival 2017 season. Work will be exhibited through the months of June, July and August, 2017. All media will be accepted for consideration including painting, drawing, printmaking, artist books, short films, jewelry and ceramics. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is pleased to announce the 2017 AIGA 100 Show Gala & Benefit. The 100 Show honors and showcases the years’ best design. Eligible projects are judged for craft, concept, and aesthetic achievement as determined by nationally-recognized judges. Added 3/1/17
    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The 93rd Annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art invites artists to participate in a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art. The exhibition is open to all Utah artists, working in any media. Each artist may submit up to two works of art created within the last three years. Works over three years old are not eligible. Added 2/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 4 – 8, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Salt Lake City Public Library System hosts art exhibitions at all of their locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Revised 2/9/2017
    DEADLINE: April 10, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Bountiful Davis Art Center 43rd Annual Statewide Competition is open to all professional artists living in the state of Utah. Visual art in any media is welcome, such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation, collage, printmaking, time-based and new media work. Artists may apply online by submitting documentation of their work and an artist statement.   Guest juror Peter Evert will select three winners who will receive cash awards totaling $1,100. Added 3/8/2017
    DEADLINE: April 16, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • Craft Lake City DIY is currently accepting applications for their annual Do-It-Yourself Festival. This festival features artists and craftspeople from the local community. Artists must currently reside and operate in the state of Utah in order to be considered. Added 2/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 17, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Finch Lane Gallery is seeking applicants to exhibit in their space during 2018. Finch Lane is a contemporary gallery located in Reservoir Park and managed by the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Utah artists interested in presenting their newest work are encouraged to apply. Proposals for single artists, group shows, and curated exhibitions are accepted. Added 2/9/2017
    DEADLINE: April 17, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Woodbury Art Museum at UVU is currently accepting artwork for their 2017 show Art of Our Century. The show calls for art relating to the idea of movement in all forms. Art Movements, Kinetic or Social Sculpture, Video, physical fluidity, interactive design, and emotional instigators are just some examples of relevant entries. Whether an agitation, a long journey, or a gentle progression, all work that “moves” is desirable. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: April 25, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Urban Arts Festival is now accepting artist applications for the 2017 Urban Arts Festival, which will be held September 16th and 17th at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Artist applications are being accepted online through ZAPP’s online application system at zapplication.org. Approximately 200 artists will be selected in categories ranging from painting and photography to jewelry, clothing, sculpture, and more. Added 3/15/17
    DEADLINE: May 15, 2017
    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. Revised 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • The Luxembourg Art Prize [Luxembourg, Europe] is an annual international competition aiming to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of unknown artists by providing them with professional art gallery space, first as part of a group exhibition showcasing the finalists for the Prize and then as a solo exhibition for the winner. To help the winner prepare and create a solo exhibition at the gallery, a grant of $26,630 is awarded by the gallery for the 2017 edition of the prize. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
    AWARD/FUNDING

Residencies & Professional Development

  • The 2017 Sedona Summer Colony [Sedona, Arizona] is open to artists, creative people, cultural managers, content producers, and those involved in proliferating cultural identity. All submissions are reviewed by a selection committee. Sedona Summer Colony is a partnership between Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School, two community organizations with long histories in the Verde Valley. They’ve combined their cultural and educational missions to establish their new residency program in support of 21st Century culture. Added 3/1/17
    DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts [Omaha, Nebraska] is now accepting applications for artist-in-residence programs occurring January 10 to April 6, 2018 and May 16 to August 10, 2018. National and international artists of all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply. Artists have access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication. Residents receive a 750 USD monthly stipend. Added 3/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 1, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Program  [Torrey, Utah] at Capital Reef National Park offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. “This residency program is an exciting progression of our relationship with the artist community, and will give visitors the chance to know Capitol Reef in a new and different way, through the eyes of an artist,” said Capitol Reef National Park Superintendent Leah McGinnis. Added 2/16/17
    DEADLINE: April 5, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • The Artist in Residence (AIR) Program [Sausalito, California] at Headlands Center for the Arts awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. AIRs become part of a community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media. Revised 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: April 3 – June 2, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • ISCP Pollock-Krasner Residency [Brooklyn, New York] is currently accepting applications from visual artists including painters, sculptors, and artists who create installations, or work on paper, including printmakers, who are eligible to work in the United States, for a fully-funded five-month residency, from September 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, plus living and materials stipends (approximately 2,300 USD per month). Added 3/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • ISCP National Endowment for the Arts Residency [Brooklyn, New York] announces an open call for a fully-funded four-month residency, from September 1 to December 31, 2017, plus stipend (500 USD per month) for an artist whose work focuses on documentary practices. The selected resident will be expected to research, develop and produce at least one project on one or more of the following issues: fact and fiction, the representation of the real, and ethics and the documentary. This work will be included in an ISCP exhibition in October 2017. Applications will be accepted from visual artists in all disciplines who are based and eligible to work in the United States. Added 3/1/2017
    DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • 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. Revised 2/9/17 
    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. Added 2/9/17
    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. Revised 2/10/17
    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. Added 2/3/17
    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. Added 2/9/17
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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