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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

Wasatch Plein Air Paradise – Midway Art Association is holding their 13th annual plein air painting competition and art exhibition on June 29- July 4. Main competition paintings are within Wasatch and Summit counties as well as Provo Canyon. Other paint-out locations include Heber City, Midway, and Wasatch State Park.
DEADLINE: May 18, 2018
EXHIBITION & COMPETITION

Urban Arts Festival – Organized by the non-profit Utah Arts Alliance, is the largest FREE community art event in Utah. The festival showcases hundreds of artists, performers, and musicians. The festival features artists, music, dance performance, automotive arts, projection art, virtual reality and new media arts, street basketball league, fashion, live street art and mural painting displays and much more.
DEADLINE: May 21, 2018
EXHIBITION – Festival

Bountiful Davis Art Center is excited to announce its inaugural Artist in Residence program, TEST SITE. Applications will be accepted until May 25th and there is no fee to apply. Test Site will include 24-hr access to an individual studio space for six months at a time beginning in September of this year. This residency is meant to encourage experimentation while working towards a solo show in our Annex Gallery. This residency is best suited for those working in media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media, video, and fiber.
DEADLINE: May 25, 2018
RESIDENCY 

George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Art GalleryThe SLCC Art Committee is pleased to announce an open call for exhibition proposals for local artists, art groups and organizations for exhibitions in the Eccles Gallery and Curved LED Wall. Both exhibition spaces are located in the East Foyer in the Center for Art & Media at South City Campus. We are proudly focused on expanding the diversity and inclusiveness of our gallery spaces and encourage artists from all backgrounds, orientations, and abilities to submit proposals.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
EXHIBITION

The City Library’s Performance Art Festival invites the Salt Lake City community to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi will assemble a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. Each of the pieces will allow the artist and the viewer the opportunity to share an experience. Proposals for SLC PAF 2018 must be appropriate for all ages and respectful of Library property.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018

The Halophyte Collective is a group of artists and writers in Salt Lake City. In addition to involvement with local arts and writing communities, we started the Halophyte zine project in 2016. Issue 2 approaches translation. We’re seeking translations of prose, poetry, and nonfiction, as well as work inspired by or otherwise responding to the theme of translation. Submit your work for consideration in this form.
DEADLINE: June 18, 2018
PUBLICATION

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

Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary Exhibition – On May 10th, 2019, the State of Utah and the Department of Heritage & Arts will commemorate the 150th anniversary marking the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. As part of a host of activities aimed to inspire, educate, and reflect on this legacy, the Rio Gallery (located in SLC), will be facilitating an exhibition March 22–June 14, 2019 on this topic. Applications are now open for Utah artists.
DEADLINE: July 2, 2018
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

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

AIR Summit Artist in Residence Program – Visiting artists will immerse themselves in the surrounding nature of the expansive Wasatch Mountains while also connecting with visiting members of the Summit community, comprised of the worlds top business leaders, innovators, athletes and philanthropists. The Summit AIR program is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their careers in the arts, meet new friends and collaborators while directly influencing the cultural fabric of the Summit Powder Mountain village.
DEADLINE:  TBD
RESIDENCY


National & International

311 Gallery Annual Flowers & Gardens  Juried Show 2018. [Raleigh, NC] Artists may interpret the show title in any way, and in any medium appropriate for a family-friendly art gallery. Style may be realistic or abstracted realism. The setting may be still life or garden. A maximum of two works of art to be entered per artist. The show is open to 2-D or 3-D works of art that have never been previously shown at 311 Gallery.
DEADLINE: May 18, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition [Evergreen, CO], in its 45th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States, and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country.Paintings must be an aqueous medium on watercolor papers, watercolor canvas, watermedia boards such as Aquabord, Claybord, Gessobord, Yupo, illustration boards, panels (egg tempera).
DEADLINE: May 22, 2018
EXHIBITION

Contemporary Photography 2008-2018 [Brooklyn, NY] International Juried Art Exhibition NYC. This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn. This exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in photography today. Site:Brooklyn is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists.
DEADLINE: May 28, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Bosque Art Classic [Clifton, TX] is an annual juried and judged art show and sale hosted by the BAC Art Council. It is open to all artists who create realistic and/or representational art. Categories include: Drawing, Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Sculpture, and Water Media
DEADLINE May 29, 2018
EXHIBITION

The New Nouveau [Sacramento, CA]- A group art show inspired by Art Nouveau. Hosted and curated by FE Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Best in show receives a $500.00 prize. Work from the show will be available to view and purchase both in our gallery and on our website(fegallery.com).We are looking for art with fluid, rhythmic, asymmetrical lines that ensnare and claim ownership of their delicate and sinuous subjects.  The line should reign over all other pictorial elements-form, texture, space, color- defining and decorating each.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
EXHIBITION

About Style ‘18 [San Francisco, CA] hosted by Museum of Craft and Design is a show, sale, and benefit celebrating independent contemporary design. This is a curated event focused on the highest quality fashion, jewelry, and accessories. Eligible media includes apparel, jewelry, and fashion accessories.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

International Society of Experimental Artists is pleased to host our 27th Annual Juried Exhibition from September 7 to October 28, 2018 at OCCA/VAC – Runyon Gallery, Newport, Oregon. All artists, 18 years and older, are eligible to enter. Artists may enter one or two pieces, in all media (excluding video), and work must have been completed in the past three years. ISEA was formed in 1991. Our purpose was to give ALL mediums a venue to have work shown in a juried exhibition annually within the United States or abroad.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

Art for the View-An Exhibition Celebrating Artists with Physical Disabilities [Schenectady, NY] Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital is seeking artists with physical disabilities from around the world who believe in encouraging the creative spirit in everyone, to reveal that this spirit is our most valuable human resource, a universal form of communication, and one that does not diminish with disability. We encourage emerging artists and experienced artists alike to enter. We welcome all media. We strongly encourage jewelry and fine crafts artists to submit items for consideration.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

Shapes of Influence Biennial Ceramics Exhibition [Springfield, IL] This is a juried exhibition designed to showcase the best in contemporary ceramics. In ceramics today there are so many ways to make, manufacture, and create available to us, in what ways do these technologies tend the fire? This nationally juried exhibition will be a contemporary conversation of ageless topics.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

Cutting Edge: Nontraditional Glass at Arts Benicia Gallery [Benicia, CA] All forms and methods of hot or cold glass will be considered, including blown, cast, cut, lamp worked, laminated, cold fused, sculpted, and slumped. Mixed media object-based work must be no less than 60% glass. Video and audio submissions and installation works that are strongly focused on glass as a material are welcomed, but please note the gallery lacks an immersive darkened room. Arts Benicia gallery can accommodate work from tiny to life-size, and even certain monumental scale works
DEADLINE: June 10, 2018
EXHIBITION

Land Of The Free: American Landscapes [Kansas City, MO] is a group show centered around the celebration of America’s beautiful landscapes. Revel in the beauty of landscapes found right here in America. The Vanessa Lacy Gallery is accepting any and all mediums and subjects, as long as they fit the theme of American landscapes.
DEADLINE: June 24, 2018
EXHIBITION

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association [Bismarck ND] – 7th Annual Square Foot Show. Artists may enter up to 2 pieces in any media that can be applied to a 12” x 12” canvas. Accepted media includes Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil or Mixed Media. Canvases may not be altered in size and/or shape. Artists will receive their canvas from BAGA to ensure consistency of canvases. The show is open to all artists 18 years old or older.
DEADLINE: June 29, 2018
EXHIBITION


Residencies & Professional Development

VCCA [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. At any given time, there are 25 writers, visual artists and composers in residence interacting with each other at meals, open studios, readings and recitals.
DEADLINE: May 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based artStill photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. The use of the lens must be pivotal. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.
DEADLINE MAY 18, 2018
FUNDING

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center,[Sheboygan, WI] Arts/Industry residency program offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work, and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co. factory in the Pottery and/or Foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion. For 2018, the amount of the grant will be $35,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2018
FUNDING

The Bakehouse Art Complex [Miami, FL] offers affordable studios, shared workshop spaces, and artist advancement among other amenities, to professional emerging and mid-career artists of local, national or international origin. Shared artist facilities include a clean room, print room, woodshop, darkroom, ceramics facility, and free WiFi. Networking and professional development opportunities include Open Studio evenings, exhibition receptions, and organized studio visits with recognized art professionals. Our facilities are open 24/7 to our resident artists.
DEADLINE: June 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Artist In Residence Program [Charlotte, NC] – Located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center houses nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a studio for large-scale sculpture fabrication. We invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. We welcome the visiting public to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs.
DEADLINE: June 6, 2018
RESIDENCY

Headlands Center [San Francisco, CA] – The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.
DEADLINE: June 8, 2018
RESIDENCY

The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. VSC’s campus reflects the spirit of our natural surroundings: simple, sustainable, and tranquil. All of our housing and studio spaces offer modest comfort, privacy, and easy access to the rivers, mountains, fields, and streams that envelop our campus buildings.
DEADLINE: June 15, 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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innOVATION Grants

innOVATION Grants invite school administrators and teachers to submit programs that have effectively incorporated the arts with core subjects into their curriculum and can show the creativity and innovation of the program as well as robust partnerships between the arts and their communities to enhance learning.
Deadline: October 28, 2013