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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.

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

  • 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
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is offering a week-long artist residency program for children ages 13-15. The children will have many resources at their disposal, such as individual studio space, a variety of materials, studio visits from working professionals, and individualized attention as their work toward their finished product. At the end of the week they will showcase their work in a special exhibit at the Museum.
    DEADLINE: July 17, 2017
    RESIDENCY
  • 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 Center for Fine Art Photography [Fort Collins, Colorado] seeks entries for their juried photography exhibition Photography as Response. This show will exhibit art that addresses environmental concerns, human rights, personal freedoms, religions, governments and the global human condition. All genres, subjects, capture types and photographic processes both traditional and unique are eligible for selection by the juror. Added 4/15/17
    DEADLINE: April 27, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • Manifest [Cincinnati, Ohio] seeks submissions for the International Photography Annual 6, an award-winning juried publication of contemporary photography & photo-based art with a $1,200 first place award. The book project is open to any artist submitting original works of art that incorporates the lens or photographic process created within 2014 – 2017. Professionals and students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Added 4/14/2017
    DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Norman Rockwell Museum [Stockbridge, Massachusetts] is calling on artists working in all media to create a new work inspired by the theme of the Four Freedoms or the meaning of freedom today. Approximately 30 works in all media will be selected by jury for inclusion in the Museum’s upcoming international traveling exhibition, Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. The exhibition will be on view from June 2018 through October 2020 at several United States museums and one international museum, including the Norman Rockwell Museum; New-York Historical Society; Henry Ford Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The George Washington University Museum; and at Caen Memorial Museum, France, among others. Added 4/12/17
    DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • TiNY Monsters [Sacramento, California] is a national juried art show that will be exhibited August 12 – September 28, 2017 at Fe Gallery in Sacramento, CA. $500 in awards. Juror: Millie Lyman. Theme: monsters and monster stuff. Only monster art 12″x10″ and 10″x10″ or smaller will be accepted. 3D no larger 12Lx12wx12dia. 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 art of kinds (metal, clay, wood, mixed media), etc. Added 4/15/17
    DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The Paseo Project [Taos, New Mexico] announces a call to artists for a nighttime outdoor art festival, September 22 and 23, 2017 throughout the Taos Historic District New Mexico. Stipends; expenses paid. Seeking multimedia installation, performance, and projection art proposals. Work must be at least one of the following: participatory, interactive, immersive and/or site-specific. Preference is given to work that is participatory or engages with the architecture within the Taos historic district. Artists may also submit proposals for sci-art focused workshops to The Paseo Youth Program, which brings Paseo artists into all Taos County middle and high schools.
    DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • RE:ARTISTE [New York, New York] announces a call to artists for an international juried art exhibition, Fall 2017 at Gallery MC in New York. Jurors: Julie Fragar, Arlene Rush. The theme is “Transformation”. The following media are accepted: Photography (including documentary), Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Installation, Digital Art, 3D-Art including Ceramic Works. Added 4/13/17
    DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program  [Aurora, Colorado] and the On Havana Business Improvement District (Havana BID) are looking for outdoor sculpture to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for one year. The exhibit is scheduled to open in October, 2017. Added 4/12/17
    DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • b.j. spoke gallery [Huntington, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 2-27, 2017. Juror: Akili Tommasino, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. Open to artists living in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video. Works made of, on or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, photography, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, installation. Added 4/13/2017
    DEADLINE: April 30, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • The San Diego Watercolor Society [San Diego, California] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 1-31, 2017 in San Diego, CA. $16,000 in cash and merchandise. Juror: Katherine Chang Liu. Open to all artists 18 years and older. Entries must be original, created entirely by the artist, in water-based media on paper, paper-based board or Yupo/Tyvek. Collage is acceptable. Non-water-based media may be integrated, but cover no more than 20% of the art work. Added 4/20/17
    DEADLINE: May 5, 2017
    EXHIBITION 
  • Manifest Gallery [Cincinnati, Ohio] announces a call to artists for an upcoming art exhibition, July 14 – August 11, 2017. Possible annual cash award of $2500. Nearly all artists, regardless of the media used, create sketches that help find solutions to problems or conceptualize a plan before creating a finished work. This exhibition seeks to feature creative processes including demonstrations of techniques or technical processes, sketches, plans, diagrams for ‘finished’ work, visual notations, experiments, and creative-process work. Added 4/20/17
    DEADLINE: May 10, 2017
    EXHIBITION
  • 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
  • The Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology. The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money and has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide, in cities including London, New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Athens. The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500, plus shortlisted and winning artists will have their works included in Lumen’s annual programme of exhibitions and events around the world. Added 3/24
    DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
    AWARD/FUNDING

Residencies & Professional Development

  • 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

Visual Arts Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca
801.245.7272 // fbaca@utah.gov

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