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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.

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

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

Visual Arts

Local

Summit AIR [Eden, UT] Winter months of Utah provide an unparalleled experience for visiting artists to explore the ten-thousand acre canvas of Powder Mountain for motivation, reflection and inspiration. On mountain lodges allow for visiting artists to keep creativity flowing in between ski-runs and snowshoe hikes during their residencies on Powder Mountain. In the evening, artists can appreciate the magical sunsets over Great Salt Lake before heading off the mountain to focus on projects in the studio.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Hidden Voices: From the Outside – Woodbury Art Museum Call for Entries. Exhibition Dates: January 15 – February 23. More information coming soon!
DEADLINE: November 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

Yokai Modern Monsters – The Art History Business Capstone class invites all artists to enter this exhibition which explores modern monsters inspired by ancient Japanese Yokai found on a scroll owned and housed by BYU’s Special Collections.  We are calling on local artists to create their own rendition and interpretation of Yokai’s monsters. Contact: yokaibyu@gmail.com
DEADLINE: November 26, 2018
EXHIBITION

Fifth Annual Petite Impressions Competition – Eccles Art Center: Original works not larger than 8” x 8” x 8” in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. Reproduction prints such as gicleé and photographs are not eligible.
DEADLINE: November 28 & 29, 2018
EXHIBITION/COMPETITION

Sorenson Community Campus Art Galleries The Sorenson Campus serves the public as a place where the city conducts its business, maintains the facility, and offers the public access to the space for rentals, exhibitions, and community services. There is no fee to apply, individual artists, individual artists applying as a group, and non-profit organizations are eligible.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION 

UMOCA Artist In – Residence program is the only long-term artist residency designed specifically to meet the needs of artists living in Utah. Utah artists will be selected primarily based on demonstrated artistic potential, commitment to working in a contemporary idiom, willingness to participate in a robust and intellectually-engaged community of artists, and readiness to devote the time necessary to advance their professional careers to the next level.
DEADLINE: Rolling
RESIDENCY


National & International

48th Annual America’s Paperworks [Minot, ND] Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

Particle & Wave – Paperclay Illuminated This invitational and juried exhibition is intended to stimulate a worldwide conversation that explores innovation, creativity and connection by sharing the breadth of work being created internationally by artists who are incorporating paper pulp and organic fibers in their studio practice. It is the first exhibition to feature international paperclay artists as part of a touring exhibition.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Contemporary Print 2019 [Austin, TX] PrintAustin is thrilled to announce the open call for its 6th annual juried international exhibition. The Contemporary Print is a survey of traditional printmaking techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

Representing the West: A New Frontier [Pueblo, CO] Representing the West: A New Frontier is open to all artists. We are interested in artwork in any medium that considers the changing cultures and myths of the American West. We welcome non-traditional subject matter, materials and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including video submissions.
DEADLINE: November 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

Focus: Fiber 2019 [Kent, OH]  is a biennial national juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (TAA), and Kent State University Museum. The mission of TAA is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, and to support the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
DEADLINE: November 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

6″ x 6″: Be There, Be Square [Laguna Beach, CA] Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of 6 X 6 artwork. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entries should fit this theme, either traditionally or digitally, in some way.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2018
EXHIBITION

HER FLAG: A collaborative project to celebrate 100 years of voting for women in the USA We are seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. The participating artists will represent each of the 36 states that helped pass the 19th Amendment.
DEADLINE: November 5, 2018
EXHIBITION/COLLABORATION

PCNWs 22nd Juried Photography Exhibition [Seattle, WA] Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce the opening of our call for entries for the 22nd PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition. Emerging and experienced photographers are invited to submit to this opportunity—selections are made by the jurors, and will result in a three month long exhibition at PCNW.
DEADLINE: November 9, 2018
EXHIBITION

Alternative Processes & Integrated Media Competition [Plano, TX] This call seeks imagery derived from alternative photographic processes, historical printing methods, and all photographic image-making techniques that incorporate traditional mediums such as printmaking, ceramics or painting. Conventional, unmodified digital inkjet prints are not acceptable for entry. This exhibition is open-themed, and submissions from artists of all levels are encouraged.
DEADLINE: November 12, 2018
EXHIBITION

9th Annual Focal Point: Art of the Digital Media [Annapolis, MD] Maryland Federation of Art & Circle Gallery celebrates this exhibition by examining the artistic use of all digital media. Eligible entries may be either 2-D or 3-D image based work that is created and/or produced through the use
of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
EXHIBITION

Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Explore This! [Ana, TX] CPSA introduced the Explore This! exhibition in 2001 to encourage artists to explore using colored pencil with other media. The exhibition also allows three-dimensional structure, bas relief, collage and other applications not eligible for entry in the CPSA International Exhibition
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
EXHIBITION

Art on Paper [Brooklyn, NY] This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn.
Art on Paper seeks to show how contemporary artists take up the challenge of working on and with paper. Site:Brooklyn is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists.
DEADLINE: November 26, 2018 
EXHIBITION

Analog | Digital [Boston, MA] In the medium of your choice—painting, mixed media, video, audio, sculpture or photography —Beacon Gallery would like you to explore how the Analog to Digital transformation has impacted your work, your identity, your family, your community, your (metaphorically) “pixelated” view of the world at large
DEADLINE: November 31, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Santo Foundations 10th Anniversary Exhibition [St. Louis, MO] Two Month Exhibition in Downtown St. Louis Awarded to Three 2-D and Video Visual Artists: Exhibition Awards: Three top artists will be selected to have a three artist exhibition in Arcade Contemporary Art Projects 6,029 square foot gallery in the historic Arcade Building in dowtown St. Louis, Missouri.
DEADLINE: December 1, 2018
EXHIBITION


Residencies & Professional Development

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. We seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of individual artist grants. Our organization awards 10 $1,000 grants annually.
DEADLINE: November 13, 2018
FUNDING

Lucid Art Residency Program [Iverness, CA] The Lucid Art Foundation encourages exploration of nonrepresentational art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. During the three-week residency (generally taking place from March to November of each year), artists will have the opportunity to explore the practice of lucid art, with special emphasis on the integration of art, process, and inner awareness.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

13th Arte Laguna Prize – Arte Laguna srl, in partnership with the Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 13th Edition of the International Arte Laguna Prize, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of a major collective exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, exhibitions in international art galleries, collaborations with companies, art residencies, inclusion into the web portal artelaguna.world and the publication of the Catalogue.
DEADLINE: November 27, 2018
FUNDING

Buffalo Creek Art Center [Gardnerville, NV] is a new summer artist residency for three dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. 4, 6, and 8 week residencies are available. 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. 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 

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
801.245.7272 // fbaca@utah.gov

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