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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


Holladay Arts Council Plein Air
In partnership with Relics Framemakers and Gallery, Holladay Arts Council invites you to register for Plein Air Holladay.
DEADLINE: September 1-Oct 3, 2018
COMPETITION/EXHIBITION

South Jordan 2018 Quilt and Textile Show
– South Jordan Arts Council invites amateur quilters across the Salt Lake Valley to enter their Quilts and Textiles into the South Jordan 2018 Quilt and Textile Show. Items will be displayed during the Farmers Market, September 29, and prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: Large Quilt Pieced, Small Quilt Pieced, Large Quilt Applique, Small Quilt Applique, Hand Quilted, Wearables and Miscellaneous, Youth (under 18 years old), Group Quilt, and People’s Choice. Contact Haley Greene at sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov for more information.
DEADLINE: September 20, 2018
COMPETITION/EXHIBITION

33rd Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibition – The Springville Museum of Art invites all Utah artists to enter this exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas, artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share.
DEADLINE: September 29, 2018
EXHIBITION

Illuminate Salt Lake ILLUMINATE is seeking individuals and groups from the art and technology sectors to create and/or display installations using light as their medium and/or artworks and performances that incorporate technology. Think BIG! (Projection Art, 3D Sculptures, Glowing Performance Art, Augmented Reality, etc.).
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018
FESTIVAL/EXHIBITION

SLCC President’s Art Show – A juried exhibition featuring over 100 artworks from local artists including Salt Lake Community College alumni, students and employees. All Utah Artists, amateur and professional, may enter this show. This is an annual, juried show with at total of $4,500 in prize money. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 8, from 6 – 9 PM, awards will be announced at 7 PM by President Huftalin.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2018
EXHIBITION

God Hates Robots is accepting submissions for shows in 2019. God Hates Robots seeks to exhibit diverse and engaging shows featuring emerging artists and experimental work. We want to exhibit work that may not otherwise have a place in a commercial gallery landscape. Work in our gallery should have been created within a year of showing or, preferably, created specifically for the exhibit at our gallery. Submissions are accepted for both individual shows or curated exhibits of other artists. Work of all mediums and genres will be considered.
DEADLINE: October 19, 2018
EXHIBITION

This Winter the Utah Cultural Celebration Center is curating a two-dimensional only exhibit for the Crescent and Plaza Level Galleries. They’re looking for pieces with “seasonal” subject matter, such as Christmas or other holiday scences, winterscapes, or other related matter. To apply, email up to five digital image(s) of the pieces to be considered to Michael Christensen by October 20; include dimensions, medium, title, and sale price with each submission. Exhibition will run November 21 through January 2. Email michael.christensen@wvc-ut.gov.
DEADLINE: October 20, 2018
EXHIBITION

Statewide Annual: Craft, Photography, Video/Digital: Utah Arts & Museums invites artists to register for Statewide Annual ’18: Craft, Photography, Video/Digital. The Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition provides exposure to both emerging and established Utah artists through public display, publicity, awards and publication of catalogs. Jurors for Statwide Annual ’18 are Debra Klomp Ching, and Miguel Arzabe.
DEADLINE: October, 22, 2018
EXHIBITION 

2nd Annual SCERA Art Competition – SCERA Center for the Arts is holding its second public art
competition! We are calling for entries from both amateur and professional artists who are at least 18 years of age. The art exhibit will be held in Gallery 101 at SCERA Center for the Arts
from November 5th through December 31st. Winners will be announced at the art exhibit
reception on November 12th.
DEADLINE: October 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

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

Center for Photographic Art – 2018 International Juried Exhibition [Carmel, CA] The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is pleased to announce the 2018 International Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $6,000 in awards. Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited in CPA’s historic gallery at Sunset Center in Carmel, California.
DEADLINE: September 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

Life in Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition [Fort Worth, TX] Fort Works Art is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for Life In Analog: A Juried Film Photography Exhibition. The competition includes eligibility for 2D film photography artwork. There will be a $500 cash prize for Best in Show.
DEADLINE: September 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

6th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition [Albuquerque, NM] Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery invites printmakers from around the world to submit work for our 6th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition. The Exhibition aims to present a collection of innovative prints featuring themes and techniques from all traditions of printmaking.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2018
EXHIBITION

Small Matters [Grand Junction, CO] Small Matters is a national juried exhibition hosted by 437CO, Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery in Grand Junction, Colorado. The exhibition is open to all US-based artists 18 years of age and older working in 2D and 3D media.
Works are limited to 18” x 18” x 18”.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

National Art Encounter 2018-19 [Naples, FL] Online entries are now being accepted for National Art Encounter 2018-19, a biennial exhibition open to artists residing in the United States and featuring 9 cash awards with a total value of $3,500. The exhibition is open to all media, subject matter and genres of artwork created after January 1, 2014.
DEADLINE: October 4, 2018.
EXHIBITION

The Shape of Change [Arnold, MD] All-Media National Juried Show. Theme: Throughout history, artists have been agents of change, bearing witness to, interpreting, and disclosing the human impact of our state of being. Whether political, physical, scientific, psychological, aesthetic, or intellectual, the shape shifting artist initiates conversation, placing artists at the forefront of change.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10, 2018
EXHIBITION

stARTup Art Fair [Los Angeles, CA] stARTup LA is a contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. Selected artists create their own unique exhibition spaces and show their latest work in a hip, retro chic setting. With more than 50 rooms of exhibition space, stARTup LA offers an excellent opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the art world and increase their opportunities to connect with arts professionals, expand their audiences, and sell their art.
DEADLINE: October 28, 2018
EXHIBITION

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale [Icheon, South Korea] The GICB International Competition 2019 – as an exhibition is a gateway for newly emerging artists to acquire a presence in the global art scene – will offer diversified support programs that will help artists expand their world view. Artists from all parts of the world are welcome to submit works, both artistic and practical, made from clay (ceramics) or made with the theme of clay (ceramics).
DEADLINE: October 31, 2018
EXHIBITION/COMPETITION

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


Residencies & Professional Development

Bennett Prize – The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The Bennett Prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarded biennially, and provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years to the winning artist. Ten (10) finalists will each receive $1,000 to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Michigan, and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2018
GRANT FUNDING

Denali National Park [Denali, AK] Denali is seeking a diverse suite of voices to help share the unique story and important messages of Denali through art. This year we are asking applicants to focus on the theme “Staying Safe with Wildlife.” Alaska Native Artists and Artists working in sustainable, recycled or repurposed material (Visual Artists) are strongly encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018
RESIDENCY

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship – Fiscal sponsorship gives an artist or emerging arts organization access to funding opportunities and other resources through an affiliation with a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Fiscally sponsored Artist Projects and Emerging Organizations can apply for grants from foundations or corporate funders that are usually restricted to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, and offer individual donors the benefit of a tax-deductible contribution.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018
SPONSORSHIP

Manifest Prize – The 9th Annual Manifest Prize, $5000 cash award.Open to works of any media, any genre/style, any size… The cash award for this competition is now $5000 and a four-week solo exhibit of the single winning work displayed along with juror and artist statements. Ten semi-finalist works will also be included in the season-documenting publication, the Manifest Exhibition Annual.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2018
FUNDING/EXHIBITION

Art Omni Residency [Ghent, NY] Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Art Omi is two hours north of New York City by train. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

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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