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.

Opportunities in Utah

Fifth Annual Petite Impressions Competition The Eccles Art Center’s Petite Impressions Competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original works not larger than 8” x 8” x 8” (for two dimensional this describes the image size not greater than 8 inches in length or height , maximum frame size is 15” x 15”) in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible.
DEADLINE: November 21, 2019

Urban Arts Gallery - Call for proposals We are scheduling exhibitions starting February 2020 through January 2021. The gallery welcomes submissions from emerging & established artists in all mediums that would like to be considered for exhibition and/or selling items in our boutique.
DEADLINE: December 14, 2019

World of the Wild *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Utah's Hogle Zoo's annual art show is a competition/ exhibition which is intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretation of the natural world. 
DEADLINE: January 5, 2020

2020 Park City Kimball Arts Festival - is a three-day, award-winning visual arts festival located in the heart of the world-famous resort community of Park City, UT. Every year, roughly 225 professional artists are selected by a blind jury to showcase their work. *Please note this application requires a fee*
DEADLINE: March 1, 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.

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.

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.

National and International Opportunities

Amos Eno Gallery Call for Entries [Brooklyn, NY]  Typos + Spills + Broken Glass, a group exhibition that explores the humorous impact of failure on artistic practice. All artists in all career stages are eligible to submit work for consideration. Work submitted must be made within the last two years.
DEADLINE: November 21, 2019

'Calamity' Call for entries [Mount Berry, GA] The Moon Gallery at Berry College welcomes up to three submissions to be considered for inclusion in Calamity, a juried exhibition with work that references the history and legacy of the Holocaust.
DEADLINE: November 25, 2019

NordArt 2020 [Büdelsdorf, GER] The NordArt is an annual international exhibition of visual arts in Büdelsdorf, Germany, organized by Kunstwerk Carlshütte. This is one of the largest juried exhibition of contemporary art in Europe, representing all facets of visual arts.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2019

17th Annual Photo ContestThe contest is organized by magazine. What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we're looking for the best of the best.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2019

Sympoiesis: Printmaking in the Expanded Field [Fort Collins, CO] Sympoiesis refers to, the sharing of process through collective creation, a making with, rather than a self-making (Autopoiesis). We encourage all applicants to interpret this term broadly. *Please note this application requires a fee*
DEADLINE: December 1, 2019

States of Democracy: Open call for video art The Lake Forest College Sonnenschein Gallery is seeking artists whose practice is influenced by and exhibits a bearing on the state of democracy in the United States. 
DEADLINE: December 8, 2019

Space 42 Open Call [Jacksonville, FL] Space 42 is currently running an open call and up to $5000 Grant for Main Gallery exhibition proposals, with the aim of enabling local, national, and international visual artists to experiment with new ideas and media. *Please note this application requires a fee*
DEADLINE: December 29, 2019

Shining a Light International Photography Contest [Louisville, KY] The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce the topic of its seventh annual “Shining a Light” International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition, titled Women’s Fight for the Right.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2019

Haas Gallery of Art Exhibition Proposals [Bloomberg, PA] Bloomsburg University’s Dept. of Art is accepting exhibition proposals for the Haas Gallery of Art, and The Gallery at Greenly Center for the upcoming exhibition schedule, Fall 2020 through Fall 2022All media are accepted; work will be considered for solo and small group shows.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2019

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.


Searchable databases for open calls, exhibition opportunities, funding, residencies, etc.

CaFE [Call for Entry] 

Art Deadline 

Art Show

Alliance of Artist Communities 

National Parks Arts Foundation [National Park Residencies]

Art Call



Lisa Greenhalgh
Visual Arts