Utah Arts & Museums’ Rio and Alice galleries are now accepting proposals for visual art exhibitions in June-December of 2015. Proposals are due February 2, 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.
We 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 recently received a large grant to purchase equipment aiding in the display of new media works including, video and audio and are excited about the possibilities this brings to the artists.
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. Director Lynnette Hiskey says, “Our program is unique in that not only do we just display the work of Utah artists, we provide professional development and assistance to artists for curation, coordination, artist statements, and exhibit installation. Providing these services from start-to-finish is an invaluable service to Utah artists.”
Says one local artist, “I believe that these group exhibits have established me in the community as a serious and persistent artist. I owe the program a huge debt of gratitude for helping me to create a market among individual art collectors, as well as, establishing me in other local galleries.”
To submit a proposal for exhibition visit http://visualartsutah.org/ and download guidelines in the Galleries section.