Art Ops


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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. Click on the menu items below for your area of interest.

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

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.


Local

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: December 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

World of the Wild Art Competition – Utah’s Hogle Zoo will be holding its 26th annual art show featuring the work of Utah artists dealing with wildlife and wild places. All mediums are accepted but the work must have been completed in the last 3 years. The show runs from January 26 – March 10 in the Zoo’s Rendezoo Room.
DEADLINE: January 6, 2019
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 




National & International

Abstract Sanctuary #6 [Portland, OR] Verum Ultimum Gallery is thrilled to invite artists to explore, “Abstract Sanctuary” for their sixth annual exhibit of this theme and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. Abstraction is a vital vehicle of expression for many contemporary artists and the use of abstraction dates back to the beginning of man. Verum Ultimum Gallery invites artists to showcase their talent within this expressive genre.
DEADLINE: December 27, 2018
EXHIBITION

A Contemporary Drawing Exhibition [Kokomo, IN] Any form of contemporary drawing is accepted. The Downtown Gallery is located in downtown Kokomo. The gallery displays artwork by students, faculty, alumni and local, regional and national artists throughout the year.
DEADLINE: December 29, 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

Soulful: A National Exhibition of African American Artists [Norfolk, VA] Soulful is an exhibition that features work from African American Artists from across the country. In honor of Black History Month, this exhibition is open to all African American artists living in the United States, and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. 
DEADLINE: January 6, 2019
EXHIBITION

Twisting Fibers – An Art for All Reasons [Providence, RI] Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery and adjacent Gallery 175 – For the purposes of this proposal, all work must include either fiber in content or be executed with at least one fiber process or technique.
DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
EXHIBITION

Freedom: Art as Messenger [Washington DC] For its inaugural exhibition, the Cato Institute welcomes artists working in any medium to address the concept of Freedom: Art as the Messenger. We are living in an era where people are finding their combative voice but having little conversation or dialogue. The goal of this exhibition is to provide a medium for that conversation.
DEADLINE: January 11, 2019
EXHIBITION

30 Under 30: 2019 [New York, NY] Viridian Artists is proud to present: Call for Artists: 30 under 30. Some artists are ready to reveal their creative genius before the age of 30. Why not give it a shot?
DEADLINE: January 12, 2019
EXHIBITION

Women’s Works 2019 – 32nd Annual Show [Crystal Lake, IL] Women’s Works is a juried fine art exhibit, celebrating women artists and is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and internationally.
DEADLINE: January 13, 2019
EXHIBITION

 



Residencies & Professional Development

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

Pictured Rocks AIR [Munising, MI] Begun in 1996, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Artist in Residence program continues for professional two-dimensional visual artists whose work can be influenced and enhanced by our superb Lake Superior coastal scenery. It provides artists the opportunity to capture the many moods of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in their particular medium. The national lakeshore offers – rent free – a park residence for up to four weeks.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

Acadia Park AIR [Bar Harbor, ME] The Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park encourages accomplished, professional artists to create fresh and innovative new ways for visitors to experience the park through the arts. Selected artists travel to and take part in the program at their own expense at the invitation of the park superintendent.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

Gates of the Arctic AIR [Bettles, AK] The Artist in Residence program offers professional artists of all kinds the opportunity to pursue their art in the premier wilderness setting of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Writers, composers, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, digital artists, filmmakers, and artisans are all encouraged to apply. The residency lasts approximately two weeks. This includes several days in Bettles, Alaska to pack and prepare for the trip, eight days in the back country and then a few days for the artist to prepare and give a community program about their experience.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

WSDOT AIR [Olympia, WA] Washington will become the first state to embed a full-time artist in a statewide agency, bringing in a creative approach to advancing the agency’s goals like improving safety, reducing congestion, promoting economic vitality, supporting multimodal transportation systems, and creating healthier communities.With the support of ArtPlace America, Transportation for America (a program of Smart Growth America), and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are creating a new one-year artist-in-residence program, the first of its kind in the country.
DEADLINE: January 7, 2019
RESIDENCY

Skowhegan [Madison, ME] Skowhegan has a long tradition of offering artists the opportunity to engage fully with their studio practice, with their peers, and with distinguished faculty and mentors. The experience has proven to be transformative time and time again for those artists who are able to take full advantage of the experimentation and critical discourse possible in this unique community in Maine.
DEADLINE: January 10, 2019
RESIDENCY

Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant: Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is pleased to announce the 2019 Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant opportunity for mid-career artists. The purpose of this grant, established by San Francisco-based jewelry collector Susan Beech, is to recognize a mid-career artist who has made a substantial contribution to the field and to provide resources for the artist to develop and implement a significant jewelry-related project that she/he would not otherwise have the ability to undertake.
DEADLINE: January 14, 2019
FUNDING 

VCCA Residency [Amherst, VA] VCCA provides room, board and individual studios where Fellows work without distraction for residencies ranging from two weeks to two months. During these periods, Fellows are able to create on a deeper level, producing not only far more, but often much better work than is possible under the normal day-to-day conditions of their lives While Fellows are left alone to work, the atmosphere at VCCA is also heady with creative energy. At any given time, there are 25 writers, visual artists and composers in residence interacting with each other at meals, open studios, readings and recitals. 
DEADLINE: January 15, 2019
RESIDENCY

Jentel Arts [Banner, WY] The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers dedicated individuals a supportive environment in which to further their creative development. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land. Solitude is balanced with opportunity to form a community.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2019
RESIDENCY

Helen Wurlitzer Foundation Residency [Taos, NM] Founded in 1954, the HWF manages one of the oldest artist residency programs in the USA. The Foundation’s mission is to “Support the artist and the creative process” and serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers. The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is located on fifteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.
DEADLINE: January 18, 2019
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


Questions?

 
 

Lisa Greenhalgh
Visual Arts
801.245.7270