SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums’ Rio and Alice galleries are now accepting proposals for visual art exhibitions during January-July of 2016. Proposals are due September 1, 2015. The Rio & Alice Galleries, in Salt Lake City, were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art making and dialogue. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings.
The galleries welcome proposals from artists, arts organizations, and independent curators. These include both solo exhibitions and small group shows of two to eight artists or larger curated/juried exhibits. All mediums are accepted and all work must be original. We are also excited to announce that we recently received a large grant to purchase equipment aiding in the display of new media works including, video and audio.
Exhibitions have been a program of the state since 1899. Utah Arts & Museums’ will have exhibited the work of over 125 Utah artists in 2014 as a part of this program. Local artist, Karen Horne states the Rio gallery is “an essential resource for the local arts community in several ways. It offers a flexible, expansive space for Utah Arts & Museums to present the Annual State shows of Utah art. In addition, the size and professional quality of the space makes it attractive to local arts experts who are able to curate shows drawing from the depth of talent of our state. The non-commercial nature of the gallery, gives curators greater leeway in presenting themes. It complements the much smaller “Alice Gallery” on South Temple, because, with its much larger square footage, it can provide a breadth of vision, and accommodate large-scale artworks.”
To submit a proposal for exhibition visit https://utahartsmuseums.submittable.com/submit and download guidelines in the Galleries section.