ArtOPS



Opportunities for Artists in Utah



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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.

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

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.


local opportunities


Springville Museum of Art 96th Annual Salon - *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*The Springville Museum of Art invites all artists in Utah to participate in the 96th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.
DEADLINE: April 4, 2020 Exhibition has been postponed until Fall, submission Sept. 23-26, 2020

Artes de Mexico en UtahWinners will be featured in our upcoming Sor Juana Poetry publication in collaboration with the Community Writing Center, The City Library, and Utah Humanities. A total of 9 pieces will be featured on a publication made in collaboration with the SLCC Community Writing Center. Cash prizes will be awarded for each work selected. One work will be selected as the official cover for publication. The selected works will be published on our website, El Semanal magazine, and media statewide will be notified.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2020

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

Kimball Art Center  - Through our exhibitions, educational arts programs and events, KAC provides a platform and a place for artists and arts enthusiasts to come together to explore, celebrate, develop and cherish the creative spark that lives within us all. The Exhibitions Committee meets quarterly to discuss proposals submitted for single artists, group shows, and curated exhibitions.
DEADLINE: Rolling

UMOCA Projects Gallery - An initiative to promote Utah artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. It is the first exhibition space that visitors encounter when entering UMOCA and is solely dedicated to exhibiting the work of Utah artists, providing them with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.
DEADLINE: Rolling



National and International Opportunities


LOSS, a Virtual Exhibition [Online] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* "Every loss that we experience is individual, and how we navigate through it is also a varied experience. Those around us may try to comfort us in various ways, but often don’t know what to say or do, because we all experience grief or loss in different ways. Not only that, when we think of loss in the broader since of the word, that can encompass a great many other things. With the advent of Covid-19, some people are experiencing loss in the form of loved ones, jobs, divorce, businesses, independence, travel, family celebrations, and so on. How has loss impacted you?" -Felicia Grant Preston.
DEADLINE: July 3, 2020 extended to August 1, 2020

Esther Rolle Centennial Exhibition at the Ali Cultural Arts Center [Pompano Beach, FL] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The City of Pompano Beach is inviting artists nationwide to submit original artworks to commemorate the life and legacy of celebrated actress and activist Esther Rolle. Born in Pompano Beach, Fla., Rolle is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom, Maude and its spin-off series Good Times.  Selected artworks will be exhibited at the Ali Cultural Arts Center from October 30, 2020 through February 21, 2021 as part of a series of celebrations marking what would have been her 100th birthday on November 8, 2020.
DEADLINE: July 30, 2020

All She Makes Photography Exhibit [Online] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* This international online exhibit is created to bring more light for women in photography. Open to all womxn, from all countries, from any background, in any style. Those selected will be featured in an online exhibition on the All She Makes website and be promoted via social media channels. Three artists will additionally be selected to be interviewed via email for our blog. Submissions for the online exhibition also count towards inclusion in the online directory. All current All SHE Makes artists in photography category will be automatically considered for the exhibit, no need to apply!
DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

Southern Miss Ceramics National, 2020 [Hattiesburg, MS] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to announce its call for entries for the 2020 Southern Miss Ceramics National, a juried exhibition of ceramic sculpture, ceramic vessel forms, and ceramic art installations created by artists from across the United States. This exhibition is open to works created within the past 5 years by U.S. artists, 18 years of age or older. Mixed media works are eligible if ceramics/clay is the primary medium.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2020

Purely Abstract [St. Charles, IL] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the ‘Purely Abstract’ exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois.  This exhibit features artwork in any media that expresses the artists’ ideas in a non-representational way.
DEADLINE: August 2, 2020

New Directions 2020: 36th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Art[Poughkeepsie, NY] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* New Directions is a premier national exhibition of new approaches in contemporary art today. Artists are encouraged to submit new works that embrace cutting-edge practices and/or traditional styles in innovative ways. We welcome 2D media, 3D sculpture, video, and installation.
DEADLINE: August 3, 2020

2020 Annual International Representational Exhibition (AIRE) [Vancouver, BC] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Annual International Representational Exhibition, hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver, Canada is an international juried competition in representational artistic excellence. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three artists and each exhibiting artist is also featured in a print exhibition catalogue.
DEADLINE: August 4, 2020

Esther Rolle Centennial Exhibition at the Ali Cultural Arts Center  [Pompano Beach, FL] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The City of Pompano Beach is inviting artists nationwide to submit original artworks to commemorate the life and legacy of celebrated actress and activist Esther Rolle. Born in Pompano Beach, Fla., Rolle is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom, Maude and its spin-off series Good Times. Selected artworks will be exhibited at the Ali Cultural Arts Center from October 30, 2020 through February 21, 2021 as part of a series of celebrations marking what would have been her 100th birthday on November 8, 2020.
DEADLINE: August 7, 2020

Divulge: A Nat'l Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy, Coping, & Mental Health Awareness  [Norfolk, VA] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. Through art, both people and artists can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century. Divulge will feature both 2D and 3D artworks from across the country of all mediums that highlights/depicts self expression, are created in art therapy, and/or raises awareness of mental health. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed and includes both freestanding and wall-mounted two, and three-dimensional works. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.
DEADLINE: August 9, 2020

One, Together  [Traverse City, MI] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Recognizing the power of collective creativity, Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City, Michigan, is seeking original works of art for the exhibition One, Together. Though the act of making art is often thought of as individual and solitary, many artists rely on a regular exchange of ideas with fellow artists and mentors in order to keep their creative practice going. Many more artists even work collaboratively to create their work. Beyond human relationships, some artists even consider the materials as collaborators. This exhibition aims to explore collaboration, collectivity, and togetherness through creative practice.
DEADLINE: August 17, 2020

2020 Firehouse Art Center Call For Artists  [Longmont, CO] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The Firehouse Art Center is now accepting applications for our 2021 exhibition calendar. The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to promote cultural awareness of the arts in the community through diverse educational programs, events, and curation of local, regional and national exhibits. The Firehouse Art Center is the leading contemporary art space in downtown Longmont. As a cornerstone of the Creative District, we exhibit thought provoking work in all mediums, including installation, film and performance art.
DEADLINE: August 30, 2020

Women Artists Making Their Mark - 12th Annual Women's Show [Mill Valley, California] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Continuing our annual show devoted to women artists, we are committed to bringing more gender equity to the world of art. This year O'Hanlon Center for the Arts is extending our reach beyond the Bay Area. Artists around the globe who identify as female are encouraged to submit. This Show is dedicated in honor of the pioneer women artists who paved the way. To name a few: Artemisia Gentileschi 1593 – c. 1656), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749–1803), Harriet Powers (1839–1910), Augusta Savage (1892-1962), Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Louise Bourgeois (1911- 2010), Yayoi Kusama (1929 - present).
DEADLINE: August 21, 2020

October Group Art Show[Kansas City, MO] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The Jones Gallery, located in the nationally recognized Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, invites you to apply for our October Group Art Show. The Jones Gallery is in a 100 year old historically registered warehouse, having 9000 sq. ft. of display space, with original exposed brick. In business 10 years, and open full time six day a week. This group art show is only open to 2D artists and photographers. No reproductions of original paintings or drawings are allowed. Gallery may select up to a maximum of 3 originals to exhibit during the group art show.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2020

The Bennett Prize’s Call for Entries [Muskegon, MI] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The call for entries is now open for The Bennett Prize, which awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings that will travel the country. All women figurative realist painters are cordially invited to submit their work. .
DEADLINE: October 16, 2020

2020 General Call for Portfolios and Exhibit Proposals [Fort Collins, CO] The Lincoln Center, a city-owned arts center and events facility in Fort Collins, Colorado, is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions in all media from artists and curators living in the United States for exhibitions through 2021. The Visual Arts program organizes changing art exhibits about every 5-7 weeks.
ROLLING DEADLINE

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles [San Jose, CA] The Museum accepts proposals from individual artists working in the fiber arts, independent curators, professionally organized exhibitions, textile collectors and other institutions. SJMQT currently installs exhibitions of historic, contemporary and art quilts, contemporary fiber art and world textiles from all cultures.
ROLLING DEADLINE




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Nancy Rivera
Visual Arts 
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