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

Alice Gallery Exhibition Proposals  –The Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists and the community at large. We welcome proposals from Utah artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. These include solo exhibitions, small group shows, or larger curated exhibits. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. All work must be original. *Due to special projects, only Alice Gallery will be accepting entries in 2019*
DEADLINE: September 3, 2018
EXHIBITION

South Jordan 2018 Quilt and Textile Show – South Jordan Arts Council invites amateur quilters across the Salt Lake Valley to enter their Quilts and Textiles into the South Jordan 2018 Quilt and Textile Show. Items will be displayed during the Farmers Market, September 29, and prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: Large Quilt Pieced, Small Quilt Pieced, Large Quilt Applique, Small Quilt Applique, Hand Quilted, Wearables and Miscellaneous, Youth (under 18 years old), Group Quilt, and People’s Choice. Contact Haley Greene at sojoarts@sjc.utah.gov for more information.
DEADLINE: September 20, 2018
COMPETITION/EXHIBITION

SLCC President’s Art Show – A juried exhibition featuring over 100 artworks from local artists including Salt Lake Community College alumni, students and employees. All Utah Artists, amateur and professional, may enter this show. This is an annual, juried show with at total of $4,500 in prize money. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 8, from 6 – 9 PM, awards will be announced at 7 PM by President Huftalin.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2018
EXHIBITION

2nd Annual SCERA Art Competition – SCERA Center for the Arts is holding its second public art
competition! We are calling for entries from both amateur and professional artists who are at least 18 years of age. The art exhibit will be held in Gallery 101 at SCERA Center for the Arts
from November 5th through December 31st. Winners will be announced at the art exhibit
reception on November 12th.
DEADLINE: October 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

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 

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: Rolling
RESIDENCY




National & International

Fiberart International 2019 [Pittsburgh, PA] seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2018
EXHIBITION

Firehouse Art Center 2019 Call for Artists [Longmont, CO] The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring both national and local artists. Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
EXHIBITION 

Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS) Publication  [Eugene, OR] JAMS is an annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists. Objects included can be in any form that engages these materials and forms, including traditional or art jewelry, functional or non-functional objects, sculpture, architecture, public art, design, as well as video, photographic, or performance works in which metals and jewelry play a critical role.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
PUBLICATION

Pressing Matters 2018  [Springfield, OR] Exhibition for Print Arts, Printmaking “Pressing Matters, 2018” Is Whiteaker Printmakers’ second juried printmaking exhibition, and will be held at the Emerald Art Center. Accepted media are all traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, monotype, mezzotint, woodcut, linocut, screen print, lithography, etc.
DEADLINE: September 2, 2018
EXHIBITION

DVAC Biennial Call for Exhibition Proposals [Dayton, OH] The Dayton Visual Arts Center is now accepting proposals for exhibitions for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) is committed to: Presenting contemporary visual arts of the highest caliber; Showing a wide range of styles and media; Representing diverse viewpoints and cultural backgrounds;
Encouraging interaction between artists and the general public.
DEADLINE: September 3, 2018
EXHIBITION

2018 National Alternative Processes Competition [New York, NY] Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 14th National Alternative Processes Competition. The gallery is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery. Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Photogravure Chemigram as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives.
DEADLINE: September 4, 2018
EXHIBITION

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019 @ National Portrait Gallery [Washington D.C.] The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to submit one portrait in any media for consideration in the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. This year, the focus is on broadening the definition of portraiture and highlighting the genre’s relevance in contemporary art.
DEADLINE: September 7, 2018
EXHIBITION

85th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be considered for exhibition, providing they have not been exhibited at previous MPSGS shows. As a general guideline, the work should embody the spirit of a miniature. The frame or mounting should be in the same spirit.
DEADLINE: September 8, 2018
EXHIBITION

Refined Biennial Competition & Exhibition 2018 [Nacogdoches, TX] REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) since 1998.  Jewelry, vessels, utensils, installation, and
sculpture will be considered. We encourage the use of a wide variety of materials and
techniques.
DEADLINE: September 10, 2018
EXHIBITION & COMPETITION

Craft Forms 2018 [Wayne, PA]  Wayne Art Center – The 24th international juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors.
DEADLINE: September 14, 2018
EXHIBITION

Impression: A National Printmaking Exhibition [Norfolk, VA] Impression is an exhibition that features the fine art of printmaking in traditional methods such as screen printing, letterpress, relief, lithography, and intaglio. Open to all artists living in the United States, this exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
DEADLINE: September 16, 2018
EXHIBITION

Center for Photographic Art – 2018 International Juried Exhibition [Carmel, CA] The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is pleased to announce the 2018 International Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $6,000 in awards. Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited in CPA’s historic gallery at Sunset Center in Carmel, California.
DEADLINE: September 23, 2018
EXHIBITION

stARTup Art Fair [Los Angeles, CA] stARTup LA is a contemporary hotel art fair for independent artists. Selected artists create their own unique exhibition spaces and show their latest work in a hip, retro chic setting. With more than 50 rooms of exhibition space, stARTup LA offers an excellent opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the art world and increase their opportunities to connect with arts professionals, expand their audiences, and sell their art.
DEADLINE: October 28, 2018
EXHIBITION

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale [Icheon, South Korea] The GICB International Competition 2019 – as an exhibition is a gateway for newly emerging artists to acquire a presence in the global art scene – will offer diversified support programs that will help artists expand their world view. Artists from all parts of the world are welcome to submit works, both artistic and practical, made from clay (ceramics) or made with the theme of clay (ceramics).
DEADLINE: October 31, 2018
EXHIBITION/COMPETITION

HER FLAG: A collaborative project to celebrate 100 years of voting for women in the USA We are seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. The participating artists will represent each of the 36 states that helped pass the 19th Amendment.
DEADLINE: November 5, 2018
EXHIBITION/COLLABORATION



Residencies & Professional Development

MarinMOCA Residency [Novato, CA] The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA) invites applications from local, national, and international artists for a one-year studio residency at the Novato Arts Center in Novato, California. This Artist in Residence program is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual, and personal growth of emerging and established visual artists. The residency offers the artist the gift of time to experiment and realize new work while giving the community opportunities to connect and learn from the artist’s art practice and knowledge.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2018
RESIDENCY

Bullseye Projects [Portland, OR] Bullseye Studio residencies at our Portland factory are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. Bullseye will provide access to facilities, a materials budget, and, if required, housing. Established and emerging artists from all disciplines are eligible for a residency at Bullseye Studio.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

Brush Creek [Saratoga, WY] Writers, visual artists, performance artists, musicians and composers are encouraged to apply for our three week artist residency programs, complete with lodging, meals, working facilities and incredible natural beauty. Residents are at liberty to structure their own time and activity while on a creative retreat. Whether solitude or social engagement is inspiring, the opportunities for creative enrichment are endless at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2018
RESIDENCY

Jentel Arts Residency [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: September 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts [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.
DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
RESIDENCY

Golden Foundation Residency [New Berlin, NY] In the beautiful rolling hills of central New York and just several hundred yards from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturing facility, a 19th century barn has been transformed into a 21st century artist residency, with large studio spaces and private residency apartments. Artists-in-residence will participate in a completely unique opportunity to explore the widest, most innovative range of materials and technology available today for professional artists working with paint.
DEADLINE: September 17, 2018
RESIDENCY

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide Fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.
DEADLINE: September 17, 2018
FELLOWSHIP

Bennett Prize – The Bennett Prize is a stipend/grant-in-aid program established to support the fine art practice of a woman painter working in figurative realism. The Bennett Prize, administered by The Pittsburgh Foundation, is awarded biennially, and provides $25,000 annually over two consecutive years to the winning artist. Ten (10) finalists will each receive $1,000 to participate in a traveling exhibition organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Michigan, and the winner will be showcased in a solo exhibition at the close of her grant.
DEADLINE: September 28, 2018
GRANT FUNDING

Denali National Park [Denali, AK] Denali is seeking a diverse suite of voices to help share the unique story and important messages of Denali through art. This year we are asking applicants to focus on the theme “Staying Safe with Wildlife.” Alaska Native Artists and Artists working in sustainable, recycled or repurposed material (Visual Artists) are strongly encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018
RESIDENCY

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship – Fiscal sponsorship gives an artist or emerging arts organization access to funding opportunities and other resources through an affiliation with a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Fiscally sponsored Artist Projects and Emerging Organizations can apply for grants from foundations or corporate funders that are usually restricted to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, and offer individual donors the benefit of a tax-deductible contribution.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018
SPONSORSHIP

Art Omni Residency [Ghent, NY] Through a competitive jury process, residents are chosen, invited to attend at no cost to themselves, except travel. Abundant, catered meals and comfortable, beautiful lodgings are provided in a scenic location in Columbia County, New York. Art Omi is two hours north of New York City by train. Concentrated time for creative work is balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2018
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?

 
 

Felicia Baca
Visual Arts
801.245.7272