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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 Second Annual ‘Utah’s Beauty and Heritage’ Artwalk at Fairview Museum. The event will begin with a reception and red carpet ribbon cutting on Monday July 23 from 3-5pm. The art walk will be on exhibition until Friday August 10. Artists are allowed up to 2 art pieces per category (no larger than 24”X 30” including frame) and must have a wire attached for hanging. Art must represent an authentic Utah Landmark, Scene, Historical place, thing, or person symbolic to Utah. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place and Honorable Mention ribbons given in each of 4 categories: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Photography. Registration: Fairview Museum (85 North 100 East in Fairview) between 12-4 pm on Thursday July 19 and Friday July 20. Questions, space reservations: Donna Seager at 801-699-6872 or 435-427-5489.
EXHIBITION

Graphic Design and Illustration for Library Conservation KitsPark City Municipal Corporation (“PCMC”) is seeking an illustrator/graphic designer for comic strips and instructions that illustrate how to use energy saving devices and install energy conservation tools in their own homes. The design should be lighthearted and fun, and appeal to a wide variety of audiences aged twelve and up, including high school students, adults, Park City’s Latino community, and other diverse populations.
DEADLINE: July 25, 2018
PUBLICATION

Alt Press Fest – The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018. The fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.
DEADLINE: July 26, 2018
FESTIVAL

Zion Artist-in-Residence 2019 offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The selected artists will be given rent-free use of a furnished park house in the main canyon. Artists must be self-sufficient and provide all of their necessary supplies. Selected artists will receive a $300 stipend to assist with travel and supply expenses when their donated piece of work has been received by the park. This call applies to all sessions offered in 2019.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

Summit County Fair Fine Arts Show Get creative and share your talent with Summit County! The Fine Arts Show, offers residents from novice​ ​to the professional the opportunity to exhibit their craft in a public display. It includes: Fine Art painting,​ ​drawing, photography, pottery, sculpture, and ceramics.​ All ages are welcome to participate. ​
DEADLINE: July 31, 2018
FESTIVAL/EXHIBITION

Bountiful Davis Art Center is now accepting exhibition proposals for 2019. Individual professional artists and artist organizations are invited to submit an application for review. Professional artists in the working in all media may apply. BDAC strives to support local artists but is also interested in serving the community by bringing in art from outside of Utah.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

TACTILIS – The SLCC Art Committee is pleased to announce an open call for individual submissions from artists, art groups and organizations for tactile, touchable work to be exhibited as part of TACTILIS in the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Gallery. TACTILIS is an exhibition designed to be tactile-friendly, with intentions to be fully accessible to individuals in the Blind and Low Vision community.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

Utah Travels Photography Exhibit The Utah Cultural Celebration Center and the Wasatch Camera Club are partnering for this year’s Utah Travels photography exhibition. “Utah Travels” is a photo exhibit highlighting remarkable photographic images captured by Utahn’s during their diverse, global, travel experiences. The exhibit allows an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers of all ages to publicly present their most distinct travel photographs. Images may represent destinations thousands of miles away or a few miles from home.
DEADLINE: August 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

Spike 150 Grants – Supporting projects, programs, and events that celebrate the 150th anniversary of the nation’s First Transcontinental Railroad. Grants include: Cultural Celebration Grants, Railroad Depot Upgrade Grants, and Local History Grants. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, schools, local historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, libraries, local governments, and others.
DEADLINE: August 3, 2018
FUNDING

Life is a Poem – Sor Juana Prize: photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture – Artes de México en Utah is accepting submissions for our first art contest. Selected entries will be featured in our publication in collaboration with the SLCC Community Writing Center, and showcased on our website, El Semanal magazine, and statewide media will be notified.
DEADLINE: August 15, 2018
PUBLICATION

Exhibition: Translation  The Halophyte Collective is seeking visual media regarding the process and theory of translation. We welcome innovative and thoughtful work which might approach the concept and process of translation, explore intricacies of language, or represent experiences of
communication.
DEADLINE: August 20, 2018
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

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

Spokane Watercolor Society 2018 [Spokane, WA]Spokane Watercolor Society is pleased to announce our Watercolor competition for 2018, juried by Birgit O’Connor.
DEADLINE: July 20, 2018
EXHIBITION/COMPETITION

unique: alternative processes 2018  [Johnson City, TX]  Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “unique: alternative processes.” Eligible prints include but are not limited to cyanotype, lumens, Van Dyke, salt, chemigram, tintype, bromoil, gum bichromate, platinum/palladium, photogravure, albumen, liquid emulsion, ziatype, image transfers, kallitypes, lith prints, hand colored silver gelatin prints, encaustic and mordoncage.
DEADLINE: July 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

Elegant Threads Wearable Art and Surface Design  [Tequesta, FL] If you create unique wearable art, fashion, textiles, accessories, or jewelry, we invite you to submit your work for this season’s extravaganza at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Palm Beach County, Florida. Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design is an opportunity to showcase your best wearable art and textile creations.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

First Nations Contemporary Biennial 2018 [Tubac, AZ] The Tubac Center of the Arts presents the First Nations Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art created by First Nations/Native American artists. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.
DEADLINE: August 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

stARTup Small Works Art Fair [San Francisco, CA] Small Works SF is a “tabletop” style art fair in an industrial warehouse setting where select artists can show small-scale works in all mediums. The fair runs September 29-30, 2018. Small Works offers an excellent opportunity for artists to experience stARTup Fair in a smaller, more approachable framework that taps into a unique collector market.
DEADLINE: August 5, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Southern Printmaking Biennale VIII International [Dahlonega, GA] offers an exhibition opportunity for serious artists working in the field of printmaking, those who may be exploring cutting-edge new technologies, as well as traditional techniques of producing multiples.
DEADLINE: August 6, 2018
EXHIBITION

Annual Trinity Episcopal Church National Juried Exhibition [Sacramento, CA] It is the mission of the Trinity Cathedral Christian Art Festival to encourage artists to create visual art providing a unique perspective on the Christian view and experience in contemporary life. To that end, Trinity Cathedral is offering a call to artists with the theme “Who Is My Neighbor?”
DEADLINE: August 6, 2018
EXHIBITION

At Home with Craft [St Petersburg, FL] The Florida CraftArt exhibition gallery will be transformed into a loft-style apartment complete with foyers, patio, living room, bedroom, man-cave, boudoir, dining room and more. Every item in every room, from the light switch to the fireplace, the carpet, the silverware and the fountain will be a unique work of art created by an artist.
DEADLINE: August 7, 2018
EXHIBITION

4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking [Brooklyn, NY] This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in printmaking today. Highlighting traditional printmaking processes in any combination of serigraphy, letterpress, collagraphy, etching, woodcut, lithography, linocut, drypoint, mezzotint, monoprint and solar plates.
DEADLINE: August 7, 2018
EXHIBITION

12 Cubed A National Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art [Murfreesboro, TN] is a juried exhibition composed of two-dimensional or three dimensional works that do not exceed 12”x12”(x12”) (H.W.D). There are no media restrictions.
DEADLINE: August 8, 2018
EXHIBITION

Sumi-ePainting Traditional and Emerging Expressions [Denver, CO] Niza Knoll Gallery is pleased to announce a juried exhibition celebrating traditional and emerging expressions in Sumi-e painting . We invite artists to explore techniques in creating Sumi-e or Far East Asian influenced fine art with ink, water color, and or acrylic mediums. The artwork can be representational, expressionist, nature base and or abstract.
DEADLINE: August 18, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Clay Cup IV: Vessel, Icon, Canvas [Columbia, MO] A biennial juried exhibition of functional, design-based, and sculptural ceramic cups hosted at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery on the University of Missouri campus. Sponsored by the MU Clay Klub.
DEADLINE: August 26, 2018
EXHIBITION

2018 National Alternative Processes Competition [New York, NY] Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 14th National Alternative Processes Competition. All selected photographs will be exhibited at the gallery from November 7 to November 25, 2018. The gallery is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery.
DEADLINE: August 27, 2018
EXHIBITION

Fiberart International 2019 – [Pittsburgh, PA] seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2018
EXHIBITION

Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS) Publication  [Eugene, OR] JAMS is an annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists. Objects included can be in any form that engages these materials and forms, including traditional or art jewelry, functional or non-functional objects, sculpture, architecture, public art, design, as well as video, photographic, or performance works in which metals and jewelry play a critical role.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
PUBLICATION

Pressing Matters 2018  [Springfield, OR] Exhibition for Print Arts, Printmaking [Springfield, OR] “Pressing Matters, 2018” Is Whiteaker Printmakers’ second juried printmaking exhibition, and will be held at the Emerald Art Center. Accepted media are all traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, monotype, mezzotint, woodcut, linocut, screen print, lithography, etc.
DEADLINE: September 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

 


Residencies & Professional Development

Yaddo Artist in Residence [Saratoga Springs, NY] Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

Bullseye Projects [Portland, OR] Bullseye Studio residencies at our Portland factory are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. Bullseye will provide access to facilities, a materials budget, and, if required, housing. Established and emerging artists from all disciplines are eligible for a residency at Bullseye Studio.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

Brush Creek [Saratoga, WY] Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers are encouraged to apply for our three week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

Jentel Arts Residency [Banner, WY] The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. Solitude is balanced with opportunity to form a community.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts [Amherst, VA] VCCA provides room, board and individual studios where Fellows work without distraction for residencies ranging from two weeks to two months. During these periods, Fellows are able to create on a deeper level, producing not only far more, but often much better work than is possible under the normal day-to-day conditions of their lives.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Golden Foundation Residency [New Berlin, NY] In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.
DEADLINE: September 17, 2018
RESIDENCY

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

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

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