Statewide Annual Exhibition
SWA 2023: Mixed Media & Works on Paper
BEST OF SHOW: Linear, Jean Richardson
Juror's Award: Two Turtles at Gikal, Brandi Chase
Juror's Award: Nepantla, Rocio Cisneros-Vasquez
Juror's Award: Obsessive Love Disorder, Jamie Clyde
Juror's Award: Skeletons in the Lake, Jim Frazer
Juror's Award: Void, Lenka Konopasek
Juror's Award: Last Tasmanian Tiger, Alison Neville
Honorable Mention: Binding Death, James Rees
Honorable Mention: Light in Her Countenance, Evelyn Roundy
People's Choice: Binding Death, James Rees
The 2023 Statewide Annual (SWA) will be exhibited at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and composed of 30 works of mixed media or works on paper selected from artists’ submissions received from across the state. The show will run from June 23 to September 16, with an opening reception on July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
We are honored to have Julio César Morales (AZ) and Pat Hickman (NY) as this year’s jurors as they bring a vast array of knowledge to the selection process regarding material use, concept, craft, experimentation, and the art world at large.
Entries should follow the theme of this year’s SWA. Examples of 'works on paper' include artist books, drawings, screenprints, and collages, and 'mixed media' are represented by works that incorporate combinations of materials, found objects, embroidery, audio, and lights, among other media. We encourage all artists working within Utah and making artwork on paper or with mixed media to apply. The SWA is a meaningful opportunity for artists to be part of a survey of the state of contemporary art-making across Utah and engage new audiences through the process.