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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.

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Visual Arts

Local | National & International | Residencies & Professional Development

Local

The SMA invites all Utah artists to enter the 32nd Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Artists may submit one or two works of any medium or style of visual art produced in the last 3 years
DEADLINE: September 26 – 30, 2017
EXHIBITION

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: October 2017 (Date TBD)
RESIDENCY

2017 PRESIDENT’S ART SHOW – A juried exhibition featuring over 100 artworks from local artists including Salt Lake Community College alumni, students and employees.
DEADLINE: October 4, 2017
EXHIBITION

Utah Arts and Museums announces a call to Utah artists for the Statewide Annual Exhibition: Painting & Sculpture, November 17, 2017 – January 12, 2018. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition. A $1,000 best in show award is given to one artist, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions. Online registration will take place September 22, 2016 – October 23, 2017.
DEADLINE: October 23, 2017
EXHIBITION

Truth or Consequences Group Art Exhibit – All Utah artists are invited to enter this exhibition at Art Access Gallery. Using different media to express their ideas, artists will create works which will engage viewers with the Trump presidency. A multi- media exhibit exploring Salt Lake City based artists’ attempt to make meaning out of the socially turbulent early days of the Trump presidency- the protests, executive orders, rescinded orders, outrageous press conferences, support and dissent, condemnation of the media and the courts, vilification of immigrants, refugees and all instances of othering, just to name a few. Using the capacity of artmaking to try to make sense of the impact this time has had on our communities, our neighbors, families and ourselves as artists.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017
EXHIBITION

Sculpture Call for exhibition proposals is currently accepting artist submissions for small exhibitions of 3D works of art to be held in late 2017, and for 2018. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions.The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is Northern Utah’s art, history, and culture hub. In the museum’s changing exhibitions gallery, 5-7 exhibitions a year are held, including traveling exhibitions from major national institutions, as well as exhibitions curated by the museum’s staff. The museum’s outstanding collection covers more than 150 years of the history of Box Elder County with more than 10,000 objects. The growing art collection includes more than 300 pieces by outstanding artists, including Florence Ware, David Howell Rosenbaum, E.J. Bird, J.T. Harwood, Mabel Frazer, Russell Case, and more.
DEADLINE: November 9, 2017
EXHIBITION

Ode to Light Photography Competition and Exhibition  Artists may submit up to two works of art that were created within the past year and have not been previously exhibited. The theme of the exhibition is light. Submissions must be no longer than 30 inches on the long sidePrints must be ready to hang. Entry fees are $10 per work of art, and artists may submit up to two works of art. Works accepted for the juried exhibition will hang in the museum Nov. 17 to Jan. 16. Admission is free. In this competition that celebrates photography as an art form, photographers are encouraged to present unique views that get beyond simple sunsets, flowers, or the eclipse, for instance. This is a juried exhibition with purchase prizes.
DEADLINE: November 9, 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.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION


National & International

Arc Gallery [San Francisco, California] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 11 – December 9, 2017. $250 check, Award ribbon, certificate & show catalog for top 3 works. Juror: Danielle Fox, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland. Open to artists residing in the United States. Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, something ablaze, or objects that are shimmery, sparkling, glistening, lustrous, incandescent.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2017
EXHIBITION

The Spartanburg Art Museum [Spartanburg, South Carolina] is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2018 and 2019. The museum is interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and elevate visitors’ experiences to new levels of participation and engagement. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All mediums and themes will be considered for exhibition.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2017
EXHIBITION

440 Gallery [Brooklyn, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Juror’s Choice, People’s Choice, 440 Gallery Choice – cash prizes for each award. Juror: Angel Bellaran. Open to artists who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry and who have a US shipping address.The artwork may represent any subject matter. All media – including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media – will be considered.
DEADLINE: October 29, 2017
EXHIBITION

Midwest Center for Photography [Wichita, Kansas] seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 24 – December 31, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. The Ten X Ten show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday Sales. The exhibit focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each. Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and participate in this show. Selected artists will also be featured for sale online. Open to all photographers internationally. We are looking for a wide range of photographs from all photographic genre and subject matter, all photographic media is welcome.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
EXHIBITION

Las Laguna Gallery [Laguna Beach, California] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 7-29, 2017. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that work size is limited to 16 inches in any direction. All artists, professional and amateur, and multiple art mediums will be considered: 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), Printmaking and Watercolor. $25 for up 3 entries.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2017
EXHIBITION

bj spoke gallery [Huntington, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, March 2018. Juror: Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art. All fine arts media are eligible, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, collage, printmaking, mixed media works. We attempt to show several works of each accepted artist where possible.
DEADLINE: November 11, 2017
EXHIBITION

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

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 


Residencies & Professional Development

NARS  [Brooklyn, New York] is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time. NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in their diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2017
RESIDENCY

Cotto’s Studio Residency Program [Lima, Peru] provides a unique opportunity for artists to research and produce new ceramic projects under the guidance of the Cotto Studio advisors/directors, expand their practice by exploring local materials, and develop new professional networks. The paid program covers a fully-equipped shared pottery studio, production materials including clays, glazes and oxides, kiln firings, feedback and assistance from our team of specialized ceramicists.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2017
RESIDENCY

Hill House Artist Residency [East Jordan, Michigan] supports talented artists with a two, three or four week stay in a semi-secluded log cabin near East Jordan, Michigan. It includes a well-stocked kitchen, a selection of instruments and some basic recording gear, as well as opportunities for community exchange through performance, readings and workshops (by request). Emerging musicians are offered a small stipend to aid in professional development. Artists age 21 and older from anywhere in the world may apply. Solo artists as well as collaborating teams of up to four people may apply.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
RESIDENCY

The Millay Colony [Austerlitz. New York] is an artists residency program in Upstate New York offering one-month and two-week retreats to six visual artists, writers and composers each month between April and November. We also offer a select number of group residencies for collaborating artists and virtual residencies for those who can’t spend prolonged time away from home. We welcome artists of all ages, from all cultures and communities, and in all stages of their career. Each residency includes a private bedroom and studio as well as ample time to work in a gorgeous atmosphere. We do not emphasize events or production goals. We believe we can offer artists nothing more precious than the chance to work, and we provide everything an artist needs to organize her time for maximum productivity.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
RESIDENCY

NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) is currently accepting applications from U.S. and Puerto Rico-based Latino working artists, ensembles and Latino arts organizations in any discipline. Learn about past grantees and download the guidelines to get started at www.nalac.org/nfa.
DEADLINE: October 5, 2017
FUNDING

Omi International Arts Center [Hudson Valley, New York] hosts international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers on 300 acres in the Hudson Valley region of New York, amidst a 10-acre contemporary sculpture park, The Fields Sculpture Park. Omi International Arts Center has four distinct residency programs: Art Omi International Artists Residency invites 30 visual artists from around the world every July for a four-week residency.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2017
RESIDENCY 

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency  [Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany] is a four-week opportunity that allows artists to work in a beautiful printmaking studio in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany. Two artists will be chosen to work at Atelierhaus Beisinghoff, less than an hour away from Kassel, Germany. This opportunity affords artists more than just studio time. Images, thoughts, and words from diverse viewpoints come together when artists from different continents converge at Atelierhaus. Barbara Beisinghoff also invites local press for an artists’ presentation during the residency. You can find more information about the facilities and surrounding area here: atelierhausbeisinghoff.blogspot.comwomensstudioworkshopdiemelstadt.blogspot.com
DEADLINE: November 1, 2017
RESIDENCY

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

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

 

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