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Utah Arts & Museums Seeks Artwork for Annual Competition – 8 Sep 2016

swa-imageSALT LAKE CITY— Utah Arts & Museums will be accepting submissions for its Statewide Annual exhibition and competition, Utah ’16: Mixed Media & Works on Paper. All artists age 18 and older may submit up to two works within these media categories.

Visual arts competitions have been a project of Utah Arts & Museums since 1899, providing juried exhibitions open to artists across the state of Utah. Awards will be given to artists exhibiting exceptional work including a $1,000 “Best in Show” and six Juror’s Awards at $600 each. Additional, works are routinely acquired into the State of Utah Fine Art Collection.

This year’s jurors are Carmel Buckley, a professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and Jim Robischon, owner and director of Robischon Gallery in Denver.

Online registration is open from Sept. 19-Oct. 18, 2016. Please note that artwork will be accepted in a new location this year behind the Rio Grande Depot. Please bring your work to 310 S. 500 W. in Salt Lake City from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Oct. 19 & 20. Those juried into the exhibition will have their work displayed at the Rio Gallery Nov. 18, 2016 to Jan. 13, 2017 with a public reception on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6-9 p.m. during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. More information about the jurors can be found at visualarts.utah.gov along with guidelines and instruction for registration. If you have questions about the competition, please call Felicia Baca at 801.245.7272.