Howell Rosenbaum, Bear River Valley #9

Exhibition Proposals

The Visual Arts Program at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums provides exhibition opportunities for curators, students (18+), emerging and established artists based in Utah. Selected artists or curators receive support and a venue to realize the proposed exhibition and engage the community through thoughtful and innovative art. This support includes artist support fees, curatorial guidance, and promotion of the exhibition.

4th Floor Gallery

Call for Exhibition proposals

About the venue

The 4th Floor Gallery, located at the Utah State Capitol is both an exhibit space and a functional pathway for the public to enter the House and Senate Chamber galleries (chamber viewing areas). Being at the top level of the Capitol interior, the gallery/walkway overlooks the rotunda and receives ample filtered natural light from the vast ceiling of skylights.

The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the state of Utah. The building houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature, the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, the State Auditor and their staff. 

The Capitol welcomes 200,000 visitors to the Capitol, on average, each year. Of this number, approximately 44,000 are elementary and middle school students and the remaining 156,000 are tourists and local visitors. 

Proposal & Selection

The Capitol's 4th Floor Gallery is interested in exhibition proposals that feature Utah's landscapes, architecture, or its history and heritage. Proposed exhibits should celebrate or honor a theme in a respectful non-subjective or political manner, with content suitable for Utah State Capitol visitors. 

Artwork on the 4th floor is primarily 2D work hung from  picture rails. Each artwork cannot  weigh more than 30 pounds in total weight (including frame.). Due to the large crowds and foot traffic, artworks should not exceed 2 inches in relief depth. 

The Capitol Preservation Board and the Visual Arts Committee will review and select proposals for the gallery. Quality, completion, and clarity of the proposal as well as media, reach, and content submitted will all be considered. Exhibition proposals must be unique and specific for the Utah State Capitol 4th Floor Gallery. The Capitol Preservation Board reserves the right to make final decisions on which works will be placed on exhibition. 

Artists whose proposal is selected for exhibition will receive an artist support fee as follows.

  • $500 provided to artists selected for a solo exhibition
  • $200 provided to each artist in a group exhibition (3 artists max)


  • Artist(s) / curators must be Utah-based and age 18 or over. 
  • Exhibition proposals may be for solo exhibitions or small groups of up to three artists maximum. 
  • 2D artwork is preferred.
  • All work must be original.


Call for proposals opens - November 29, 2021
Call for proposals closes - January 7, 2022 (Deadline extended)
Artists notified - January 21, 2022

Exhibition dates available:
April 22 September 29, 2022 
October 3, 2022 – January 6, 2023


The following are requirements for the online submission process at:

  • Exhibition description and/or statement with a list of ALL artists proposed (250 words max)
  • Resume or C.V. of curator or organizer 
  • Digital images of proposed work for exhibition or recent work that is representative.
    • Digital images must be jpgs labeled with the artist's name and title of work. 
    • Submit a max. of 10 images for solo exhibition proposals 
    • Submit a max. of 5-8 images per artist for group exhibition proposals 
    • Image pixel dimensions of at least 1500 or larger in either height or width preferred at 72 dpi.
  • Image list with title, media, dimensions, & date for all sample images submitted. 
  • Brief bios or artist statements for participating artist(s).


HLA Culmer,  Augusta Natural Bridge (Sipapu Nat Bridge)


Nancy Rivera
Visual Arts Coordinator

Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts Assistant