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

DAC Membership and/or Holiday Market Downtown Artist Collective is now accepting applications for membership and for our Holiday Market and boutique! Artists of all media who are current residents of Utah are invited to apply.
DEADLINE: September 21, 2019

34th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah - The Springville Museum of Art invites all Utah artists to enter this exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas, artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share. 
Art Intake: September 25 - 28, 2019

SLCC President's Art Show *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee** 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. Artists may submit up to two (2) original works, the entry fee is $15 per submission.
DEADLINE: October 2, 2019

Call for entries at Salt Lake City Library The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community. Submissions accepted two weeks before the deadline.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2019

SCERA Call for entries *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* The SCERA Center for the arts in Orem is holding it's third annual public art competition this fall. 
DEADLINE: October 10, 2019

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

Call for Solo Exhibition Proposals [Northampton, MA] The Oresman Gallery, located in the Smith College Department of Art, is an exhibition space dedicated to showing new work by emerging and established artists. The Oresman is currently seeking proposals in any media, for solo show opportunities for our 2020 – 2021 exhibition season
DEADLINE: September 15, 2019 

Plein Air in the Parks at Sinks Park [Lander, WY] Plein Air in the Parks is a collaborative weekend event presented by Wyoming State Parks, the Wyoming Arts Council, and the Lander Art Center. Taking place this September at Sinks Canyon State Park, this painting competition pairs talented artists with beautiful locations, and offers cash prizes to top participants. 
EVENT DATES: September 12 - 15, 2019

Unfinished Business [Raleigh, NC] is a juried call for art open to any works of art in progress. We want to see what you’re working on, whether it’s just started, mid way, or almost done. During the run of the exhibition the public, fellow artists and guests will be able to leave feedback to the artists via comment cards. Please note this opportunity requires an entry fee.
DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

Embracing Our Differences [Sarasota, FL]  invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Featuring 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”
DEADLINE: October 8, 2019

Adjunct Riot Publication - Call For Submissions Adjunct Riot is an artists book, a curated compilation of accounts of part-time faculty life, as told by current and former adjunct professors. It will be published by Drum Machine Editions of Tallahassee, Florida. Open to U.S. based contingent faculty. 
DEADLINE: October 18, 2019

apexart's Open Calls [New York, NY] present an opportunity for artists, curators, and other professionals to turn their idea into an apexart Exhibition. Winning proposals become part of apexart’s Exhibition Season and receive production funding and significant production support. This is not a grant, but rather an opportunity to curate/organize an apexart exhibition.
DEADLINE: October 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]



Lisa Greenhalgh
Visual Arts