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

(Please review these opportunities thoroughly. They are listed here as a service, but they are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.)

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Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development | Rolling Deadlines

Local

  • Utah Arts & Museums will be accepting submissions for its Statewide Annual exhibition and competition, Utah ’16: Mixed Media & Works on Paper. All artists age 18 and older may submit up to two works within these media categories. Visual arts competitions have been a project of Utah Arts & Museums since 1899, providing juried exhibitions open to artists across the state of Utah. Awards will be given to artists exhibiting exceptional work including a $1,000 “Best in Show” and six Juror’s Awards at $600 each. Additional, works are routinely acquired into the State of Utah Fine Art Collection.
    REGISTRATION OPEN: September 19-October 18, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Springville Museum of Art Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah is open to all Utah artists. Artists may submit one or two works of any medium or style of visual art produced in the last 3 years.
    DEADLINE: September 27-October 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • Nox Contemporary will be reopening in the fall of 2016 and is currently looking for artists to exhibit. Please keep in mind that Nox is a contemporary gallery and will only exhibit work that reflects that. Added 6/3/16.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Mestizo Institute of Culture & Arts is currently seeking artists whose work deals with themes of police brutality and violence against minority groups. Each artist should submit 3-4 works and these can be in a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, photography, and ceramic pieces that can be hung on the walls. Perfoarmance pieces are also welcomed. Images of the works, titles, and a short paragraph explaining the pieces should all be submitted to Mestizo.gallery@gmail.com
    DEADLINE: October 3, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of format for each Library’s physical space
    DEADLINE: October 10, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • The President’s Art Show is an annual juried exhibition sponsored by Salt Lake Community College. Entries are open to all Utah artists that include wide range of professional and amateur artists will be represented from across the state featuring a variety of mediums.
    DEADLINE: October 14, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Projects Gallery at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is an initiative to promote local artist’s as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. Only artists working in Utah are invited to propose an exhibition for the Projects Gallery, which may range from site-specific installations to artist-curated shows. posted 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION
  • The Green Loft is located at 2834 S. Highland Drive. It is an art deco building that houses offices for a co-op for sustainable living.  It also serves as an art gallery. Kristina Lenzi is the art curator for the Green Loft.  Applications are reviewed on a 6 month basis in November and May, but may be submitted at any time.  Artists interested in applying for a show at Green Loft may submit applications to Kristina Lenzi at art@gogreenloft.com.  Please submit 10-20 examples of 2-D work, a short artist bio and an artist resume. Added 5/29/2015
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    EXHIBITION

National & International

  • Inspired by the last 100 years of women in government, Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole invites artists of all genders to submit works that ask us to consider what women in government was, is, and can be.
    DEADLINE: September 26, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is accepting applications for its 2017 Business Accelerator Program. Twenty applicants will receive free tuition for the fund’s year-long Business Accelerator workshop, which provides tailored training and expertise on the art industry. These artists will also get individualized feedback from the CHF Business Accelerator team. At the end of the course, up to ten participants will receive direct funding to cover targeted business expenses, as determined jointly by the artist and the CHF team. The team will also provide grant recipients with one-on-one support to ensure that the funding delivers the greatest possible impact on each artist’s business
    DEADLINE: September 30, 2016
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / GRANT
  • The National Weather Center Biennale is the only exhibit of its kind – an international juried exhibition focusing on weather and its impact on the human experience. Submissions are open for the 2017 Biennale. The exhibition is sponsored by the National Weather Center in Norman, OK in partnership with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council. Added 6/3/16.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • Palos Verdes Art Center presents Wearable Expressions 7th International Juried Exhibition. The competition is open to applicants 18 years or older. Wearable Expressions – wearable art designed for the human body in all media, from separates and full costumes to jewelry and accessories..The categories are fiber, jewelry and accessories. Added 6/3/16.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    COMPETITION
  • MACLA is pleased to announce its sixth Chicana/o Biennial (CA), an exhibition and public forum conceived to take inventory of and invite reflection every two years on the continuously emergent energy, critical edge, and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art. As such, this year’s biennial takes a thematic approach by asking the following questions: 1) What are the pressing concerns at this moment in time? (politics) 2) What does Chicana/o art look like today? (aesthetics) 3) How do artists engage the community? (activism & organizing).
    DEADLINE: October 14, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • The Fifth National Hilton Head Juried Fine Art Craft Guild exhibition (South Carolina), seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 works will be chosen by an esteemed judge based upon artistic excellence, innovation and originality. Over $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded by judge Ben Whiteside, owner/curator of the world famous Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Art Auction and other art venues around the country.
    DEADLINE: October 15, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • Dab Art is pleased to anounce our 2016 International Juried Photography Competition (CA). Entries will be juried and selected based on technical application, originality and concept. Finalists will be invited to show their work in an eight-week exhibition. Selected artists will be featured along with their winning photos in a book published by Dab Art titled Good Bokeh: Focusing on Fine Art Photographers. This full color book of photography will be added to the permanent catalog in the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Balch Art Research Library.
    DEADLINE: October 16, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • 4 Bridges Arts Festival will return for its 17th year to bring world-class fine art to the region. 4 Bridges Arts Festival is a fully juried show with artists awards totalling $15,000. Diversity in mediums and styles in a truly unique 50,000 sq. ft. covered pavilion mixed with serious art buyers from across the region, and beyond, creates an atmosphere unlike any other. The Festival, presented each year by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), supports the advancement of original visual art and the artists who create it.
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • Artists around the world are invited to take part in the international competition organized by the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017, in Korea. The competition calls for artworks that mirror the modern trends and point to the future of the ceramic arts. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: October 31, 2016
    EXHIBITION

  • The 32nd Annual International Exhibition is a juried exhibition of 2D art organized by the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Tyler. Internationally known artists, curators, and scholars have served as jurors selecting works for exhibition created by some of the best contemporary artists working today. The Department purchases three to six works from the exhibition each year; purchased works are added to our permanent collection. The permanent collection serves as an educational teaching resource; much of the permanent collection is exhibited throughout the UT Tyler main campus.
    DEADLINE: November 18, 2016
    EXHIBITION
  • The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, seeks visually compelling exhibitions that provide a unique and robust visual arts experience. Artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals and portfolios for consideration of solo and group exhibitions in our art galleries. Artists should be prepared to present engaging, educational programs such as lectures or gallery talks, school programs, demonstrations or other special presentations that relate to, augment and/or interpret the exhibition. Added 8/20/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    EXHIBITION
  • The Peoria Art Guild is currently accepting artist submission and exhibition proposals. Established in 1878, the Peoria Art Guild is a contemporary art gallery based in Peoria, Illinois. For over five decades it has provided guidance and exposure to up and coming artists as well as nationally known works of art. $35 entry up to 15 images. Added 5/31/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    EXHIBITION
  • The Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation offers grants for artists at least 18 years of age, in the early or developmental stage of their career and work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking. Added 3/20/15
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    FUNDING

Residencies & Professional Development

  • The Bakehouse Art Complex Studio Residency program is a jury-­selected artist residency program offering affordable studios to professional emerging and mid­‐career artists. The Bakehouse Art Complex is currently seeking artists who are committed to their work and interested in being part of dynamic, collaborative and creative community of over 60 working professional artists.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program, in Iverness, CA, is to provide artists from Canada and the United States with a serene, retreat-like natural environment for creative exploration and inquiry into arts and consciousness. Eligible artists must have an MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts, video/new media, music composition, and choreography will be considered. Added 7/8/16.
    DEADLINE: November 17, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • Mesa Verde National Park is proud to announce the 2016 Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program. This program offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring ancient architecture of the Ancestral Pueblo people and the sweeping natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for five, two-week periods.
    DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
    RESIDENCY
  • The Santa Fe Art Institute international Artists and Writers Residency Program continues to grow and expand to serve the needs of artists and foster invaluable relationships with artists and organizations in the local communities and beyond in the support of innovative thinking and creative risk taking. SFAI implements yearlong thematic programing that address pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities.
    DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
    RESIDENCY

Rolling Deadlines

  • Publicly launched in 2005, Art in Generals New Commissions Program centers on developing and exhibiting new and challenging projects by artists who are interested in creating new work. We commission visual artists to create new projects in any medium or form.
    Deadline: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING
  • Creative Time strives to commission, produce and present the most important, ground-breaking, challenging and exceptional art of our times; art that infiltrates the public realm and engages millions of people in New York City and across the globe. We are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art to create inspiring personal experiences as well as foster social progress.
    Deadline: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING
  • The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.
    Deadline: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING
  • The Vermont Studio Center accepts 40 visual artists each month in painting, sculpture, new and mixed media, drawing, printmaking, and photography. The Center conducts the largest fine arts and writing residency program in the U.S. The programs are highly selective and include a broad variety of media, cultures and ages. Added 4/8/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • The Penland School Resident Artist Program seeks to enrich the total educational experience at Penland by providing a stimulating, supportive environment for artists at transitional points in their careers. Penland resident artists are full-time, self-supporting craftspeople who live and work at the school for three years. Added 4/8/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • The Headlands Center for the Arts hosts an internationally recognized Artist in Residence Program, interdisciplinary public programs, and subsidized studio rentals for Bay Area artists of all disciplines. Through these programs, Headlands offers opportunities for artist research, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society. Added 4/8/2013
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY 
  • The Banff Centre’s Visual Arts residencies focus on professional development, research, and training opportunities in media and visual arts. The programs provide access to world-class facilities in photography, sculpture, printmaking, papermaking, ceramics, textiles, painting, performance, media arts, film, and video, as well as curatorial and critical studies. Residencies are for professional artists with an exhibition record who have had formal training in visual arts, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.
    Deadline: Various dependent on residency
    RESIDENCY
  • 18th Street Arts Center’s (Los Angeles) residency program helps to build and to strengthen the creative community by working with local, national and international artists and curators. There are three types of residencies, including long-term; mid-term; and a visiting artist program that hosts international and national artists and curators from between 1 to 3 months. 18th Street Arts Center’s mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Added 10/31/2012
    Deadline: Rolling (1yr-18mo advance)
    RESIDENCY
  • Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP. Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $4,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Centrum Creative Residencies program offers a special collaborative residency package, designed to facilitate groups of artists collaborating on one or more new works. Groups of working artists find the facilities ideally suited to the kind of effort and focused energy that is needed to create a great collaborative piece or body of work.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • The Macina di San Cresci is a member of RES ARTIS, the International Association of Residential Arts Centre, established in the Netherlands in 1993. It is the largest existing network of artist residency programs, numbering over 200 members drawn from more than 40 countries. Location: Tuscany, Italy.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • Spread Art’s Residency Program invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboration with the creative communities of Detroit. Below is a general overview of the program (all residencies are ultimately tailored to the individual artist’s needs and interests) and a list of 2014 artists in residence.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • International open call for Piramidon Artist Residency in Barcelona. Piramidón has a total of 16 studios; 14 of them are for artists-in-residence without necessarily pre-defined time, who live and work in Barcelona. The other 2 are for non-residents performing temporary stays from 3 to 6 months.
    Deadline: Rolling
    RESIDENCY
  • School of Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarships are available for both the two- and three-week Summer Institute sessions. To apply for a merit scholarship, please submit a portfolio with 6–10 pieces in the SlideRoom online portfolio site and email your registration packet materials. Labeled photographs and film slides are also acceptable. Art work may be in any medium, regardless of class choice. Please note: a portfolio and indication on the Financial Aid / Merit Scholarship application form that you are applying for merit are required.
    Deadline: Check Website
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Added 6/3/16
    DEADLINE: Rolling
    AWARD/FUNDING

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