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ArtOps

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.

These opportunities are listed here as a service and are not administered by Utah Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

Visual Arts

Local

Summit AIR [Eden, UT] Winter months of Utah provide an unparalleled experience for visiting artists to explore the ten-thousand acre canvas of Powder Mountain for motivation, reflection and inspiration. On mountain lodges allow for visiting artists to keep creativity flowing in between ski-runs and snowshoe hikes during their residencies on Powder Mountain. In the evening, artists can appreciate the magical sunsets over Great Salt Lake before heading off the mountain to focus on projects in the studio.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Hidden Voices: From the Outside – Woodbury Art Museum Call for Entries. Exhibition Dates: January 15 – February 23. More information coming soon!
DEADLINE: November 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

Yokai Modern Monsters – The Art History Business Capstone class invites all artists to enter this exhibition which explores modern monsters inspired by ancient Japanese Yokai found on a scroll owned and housed by BYU’s Special Collections.  We are calling on local artists to create their own rendition and interpretation of Yokai’s monsters. Contact: yokaibyu@gmail.com
DEADLINE: November 26, 2018
EXHIBITION

Fifth Annual Petite Impressions Competition – Eccles Art Center: Original works not larger than 8” x 8” x 8” in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. Reproduction prints such as gicleé and photographs are not eligible.
DEADLINE: November 28 & 29, 2018
EXHIBITION/COMPETITION

Sorenson Community Campus Art Galleries The Sorenson Campus serves the public as a place where the city conducts its business, maintains the facility, and offers the public access to the space for rentals, exhibitions, and community services. There is no fee to apply, individual artists, individual artists applying as a group, and non-profit organizations are eligible.
DEADLINE: Rolling
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


National & International

9th Annual Focal Point: Art of the Digital Media [Annapolis, MD] Maryland Federation of Art & Circle Gallery celebrates this exhibition by examining the artistic use of all digital media. Eligible entries may be either 2-D or 3-D image based work that is created and/or produced through the use
of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
EXHIBITION

Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) Explore This! [Ana, TX] CPSA introduced the Explore This! exhibition in 2001 to encourage artists to explore using colored pencil with other media. The exhibition also allows three-dimensional structure, bas relief, collage and other applications not eligible for entry in the CPSA International Exhibition
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
EXHIBITION

Art on Paper [Brooklyn, NY] This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn.
Art on Paper seeks to show how contemporary artists take up the challenge of working on and with paper. Site:Brooklyn is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists.
DEADLINE: November 26, 2018 
EXHIBITION

Contemporary Sculpture [Brooklyn, NY] This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn Gallery. Contemporary Sculpture: Off the Wall, Floor and Ceiling. Site:Brooklyn Gallery located in Brooklyn, New York is dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists.
DEADLINE: November 28, 2018
EXHIBITION

LA Artcore 3rd Annual Photographic Competition and Exhibition [Los Angeles, CA] The Exhibition in February 2019 will kick off the celebration of LA Artcore’s 40 years of supporting contemporary art and developing the careers of visual artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. This competition seeks outstanding photography completed within the last two years.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2018
EXHIBITION

Analog | Digital [Boston, MA] In the medium of your choice—painting, mixed media, video, audio, sculpture or photography —Beacon Gallery would like you to explore how the Analog to Digital transformation has impacted your work, your identity, your family, your community, your (metaphorically) “pixelated” view of the world at large.
DEADLINE: November 31, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Santo Foundations 10th Anniversary Exhibition [St. Louis, MO] Two Month Exhibition in Downtown St. Louis Awarded to Three 2-D and Video Visual Artists: Exhibition Awards: Three top artists will be selected to have a three artist exhibition in Arcade Contemporary Art Projects 6,029 square foot gallery in the historic Arcade Building in dowtown St. Louis, Missouri.
DEADLINE: December 1, 2018
EXHIBITION

10th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition [Asheville, NC] UNC Asheville invites artists to submit entries to a Juried International Exhibition of contemporary drawing. UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.
DEADLINE: December 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

Pushing Paper [Indianapolis, IN] The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium 18 or older living in the U.S. for a “Pushing Paper” – A national juried exhibition focusing on new and innovative artwork made of, on, or about all things paper-based.
DEADLINE: December 3, 2018
EXHIBITION

Arizona Aqueous XXXIII [Tubac, AZ] Tubac Center for the Arts presents Arizona Aqueous XXXIII: A National Juried Exhibition Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract.
DEADLINE: December 7, 2018
EXHIBITION

Crenson Gallery Solo & Group Shows, 2019 [Poughkeepsie, NY] Barrett Art Center seeks solo/group show proposals for shows in the second-floor Crenson Gallery. This presents a unique opportunity for solo or collaborative shows, as well as installation works for the Crenson Gallery. We invite proposals of both contemporary and traditional pieces that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse interior.
DEADLINE: December 10, 2018
EXHIBITION

National Portraits & Figures Show [Overland Park, KS] The Rice Gallery of Fine Art is now accepting submissions for Portraits & Figures: The 4th Annual National Juried Show. This year’s juried event will celebrate the human form by exhibiting, promoting, and selling an exclusive survey of original portraits and figure paintings.
DEADLINE: December 17, 2018
EXHIBITION

The Magic Silver Show [Murray, KY] The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition. The Magic Silver Show began in the mid 1970’s as a juried exhibition designed to encourage, foster understanding, and reward those involved in photographic media. This exhibition will present a survey of contemporary photo media in all aspects and genres of photography, film, and video. This is an open theme exhibition without restrictions on content, that will include still images, film, video, and moving images.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
EXHIBITION


Residencies & Professional Development

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. We seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of individual artist grants. Our organization awards 10 $1,000 grants annually.
DEADLINE: November 13, 2018
FUNDING

Lucid Art Residency Program [Iverness, CA] The Lucid Art Foundation encourages exploration of nonrepresentational art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. During the three-week residency (generally taking place from March to November of each year), artists will have the opportunity to explore the practice of lucid art, with special emphasis on the integration of art, process, and inner awareness.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

13th Arte Laguna Prize – Arte Laguna srl, in partnership with the Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 13th Edition of the International Arte Laguna Prize, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of a major collective exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, exhibitions in international art galleries, collaborations with companies, art residencies, inclusion into the web portal artelaguna.world and the publication of the Catalogue.
DEADLINE: November 27, 2018
FUNDING

Printmaking Residency at Remarque [Albuquerque, NM] Remarque Print Workshop is offering an opportunity for eight printmakers (four for each of the two sessions) from across the state and country to come to sunny Albuquerque, NM to use our 100% non-toxic printmaking facility for one of our week-long residencies. Our goal in offering this residency is to provide printmakers/ artists who may not have access to presses or studio equipment with the opportunity for an intense week of artistic production.
DEADLINE: December 9, 2018
RESIDENCY

Guadalupe Mountains [Salt Flat, TX] The Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual/performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. The program is intended for artists working in a variety of mediums. One or more artists may be selected each year for our residency program. Professional two-dimensional visual artists, sculptors, musicians, writers, crafts persons, and photographers are encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: December 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Citizen Artist Fellow Program – The Kennedy Center Through the Citizen Artists Fellows program, the Kennedy Center uplifts citizen artistry, providing selected fellows with customized resources and support to advance their work. During their year-long engagement, Citizen Artist Fellows develop and strengthen connections in their fields, receive opportunities for artistic collaboration and presentation, and gain access to Kennedy Center Staff and Artistic Partners for individual professional development. In return, the Citizen Artists enrich the Kennedy Center community, helping us understand broader issues, reach new audiences, and learn through the power of their art.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: December 22, 2018
FELLOWSHIP

Mesa Verde AIR [Mesa Verde, CO] The 2019 AIR Program at Mesa Verde National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring ancient architecture and natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for five two-week periods.
DEADLINE: December 28, 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

Visual Arts Questions?

Contact Felicia Baca
801.245.7272 // fbaca@utah.gov

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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