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

Exhibition Proposals - Alice & Rio Gallery 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.
DEADLINE: January 31, 2020

Mural Fest The South Salt Lake Arts Council (Arts Council) is seeking qualified artists to participate as a mural artist in Mural Fest 2020. Artists are requested to apply by submitting a Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) to provide the services requested. The selected artist(s) will be chosen to create artwork that contributes to the revitalization, social connectivity and economic vitality of South Salt Lake.
DEADLINE: February 3, 2020

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) 2020 Art Exhibits - Selected artists will show in the Green Room Gallery at this historic theater alongside productions of "How to Transcend a Happy Marriage" (April 8–May 10).
DEADLINE: February 21, 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

Ogden Arts Festival - Designed and organized by a grass roots group of artists, gallery owners and local art advocates. There has been careful thought given to media categories, jurying, site, and artist amenities. We want artists and patrons to enjoy a high quality and professional art festival.
DEADLINE: April 5, 2020

Craft Lake City DIY Festival is a festival by locals, for locals, celebrating all things local. The Festival encompasses do-it-yourself culture as a whole, featuring artists and craftspeople, DIY engineers and tinkerers, foodies, singers and dancers, collectors and upcyclers. The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is open to makers, creators & tinkerers who currently reside & operate in the state of Utah.  
DEADLINE: April 6, 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

Art & Soul of the Magic Valley [Twin Falls, ID] **Please note this opportunity requires an application fee** Art & Soul of the Magic Valley, the Northwest’s largest cash-prize awarding public-vote art contest, features over 300 artists from across the globe. Categories include: Acrylic, Ceramic, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography, Printmaking, Quilt, Sculpture: 3 ft and Under, Sculpture: Over 3 ft, Uncategorized, Watermedia, Wearable, and Woodwork.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2020

Works of Heart Exhibition [Sebastopol, CA] Gallery 300 presents "Works of Heart " The theme of the show is "Democracy, Inclusivness and Openess". We accept paintings, sculpture and photography. 
DEADLINE: February 10, 2020

Alamosa ARTscape 2020-21 [Alamsa, CO] The City of Alamosa is accepting entries for the fourth annual “Alamosa ARTscape” Art on Loan Program. This public art program is open to all professional and amateur artists. Artists may submit up to three works. 
DEADLINE: February 17, 2020

Call for Gallery Proposals [St. Anthony, MN] Silverwood Park, a Three Rivers Park District facility located in St Anthony, MN, is devoted to the integration of artistic creation and nature-based experiences. Silverwood Park is seeking proposals for consideration for the 2021 gallery season in the Silverwood Park Gallery and Annex Gallery in the Visitor’s Center.
DEADLINE: February 29, 2020

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