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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.

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

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.
DEADLINE: Rolling
EXHIBITION


National & International

RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization [New York, New York] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Fall 2017 at Gallery MC in New York. Jurors: Sheryl Haler, Kay Kane, T.Lawrence Wheatman. The competition is open to everyone, 18 years and older, professional and amateur artists alike. The following media are accepted: Photography (including documentary), Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Installation, Digital Art, 3D-Art including Ceramic Works. $35.00 entry fee.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
EXHIBITION

The Center for Fine Art Photography [Fort Collins, Colorado] seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, November 17 – January 6, 2018. Juror’s Award: $400, Director’s Award: $200, Honorable Mention Awards: 1-year membership and submission to a Call for Entry. Juror: Kat Kiernan. Open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. All genres, subjects, capture types and photographic processes both historic and modern as well as mixed media and unique presentations are eligible. Members: $29 for the three images. Non-Members: $36 for the first three images.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
EXHIBITION

Bower Center for the Arts [Bedford, Virginia] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 25-August 26, 2017. 1st Place: $500 & Solo exhibit; 2nd: $300; 3rd: $100; 3 Awards of Merit at $50 each. Juror: Halide Salam. Works will be accepted in numerous media including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fabric, metal and glass. Open to all artists over the age of 18. All entries must be original works and created by the artists within the past three years and not been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center. $30 entry fee.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
EXHIBITION

The Northwest Art Center [Minot, North Dakota] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, held August 15-28, 2017 at Hartnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University in ND. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit for best of show. Juror: Greg Blair, Associate Professor of Art at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Works in any medium, traditional or experimental, qualify. Entries/$25
DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
EXHIBITION

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

The South Cobb Arts Alliance [Mableton, Georgia] announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, August 14 – September 20, 2017 at the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton, GA. $1000 First Prize, $500 Second Prize, $250 Third Prize, and two $125 Awards of Excellence. Juror: Joe Remillard.  All 2-D including acrylic, watercolor, color pencil, drawing, encaustic, mixed media, collage, oil, soft or oil pastel, pen & ink, photography, printmaking (but excluding all print reproductions such as Giclee). All 3-D sculpture including clay, fiber, glass, metal, plaster, stone, wood, as well as other materials. $35 entry fee.
DEADLINE: June 2, 2017
EXHIBITION

LH Horton Jr Gallery [Stockton, California] announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, August 24 – September 15, 2017. $2,100 in awards. Juror: John Toki – Board Member, American Museum of Ceramic Art; Associate Director, Mission Clay Arts and Industry. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Open to artists residing in the U.S. $30 for 3 entries, $5 each additional image.
DEADLINE: June 19, 2017
EXHIBITION


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.
DEADLINE: April 3 – June 2, 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. 
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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