Opportunities for Artists in Utah


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 the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

For Public Art Opportunities, please click here.

local opportunities

Springville Museum of Art 96th Annual Salon - *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*The Springville Museum of Art invites all artists in Utah to participate in the 96th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.
DEADLINE: April 4, 2020 Exhibition has been postponed until Fall, submission Sept. 23-26, 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 extended to May 18

Urban Arts Festival - organized by the non-profit Utah Arts Alliance, is the largest FREE community art event in Utah. 
Started in 2011, the Urban Arts Festival has become one of the most unique and exciting events of the year in Salt Lake City.
Last year’s festival showcased hundreds of artists, performers, and musicians.
DEADLINE: May 10, 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 IN THE TIME OF CORONA™ | A Global Art Project [CA] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*Dab Art Co. is launching an exclusive and unprecedented art project called ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA™. This year long comprehensive project will include an online exhibition (updated daily until December 31), weekly youtube videos (featuring selected works and artists), a full color publication of all selected works, a multi-gallery, international exhibition and a documentary film on the project in its entirety (the film will be screened in Los Angeles).
DEADLINE: March 29, 2020 extended to April 12

United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19 The United Nations (UN) needs your help in translating critical public health messages, into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms. The shortlisted work will reach everyone, everywhere.
DEADLINE: April 9, 2020

Maude Kerns Art Center [Eugene, OR] Maude Kerns Art Center is currently accepting submissions for its 2021 & 2022 Exhibits Schedule. Local, regional, and national artists (individuals and groups) working in 2- and 3- dimensional mediums, as well as installation art, are invited to submit their work for consideration. Solo, group, and/or themed shows will be curated based on the content, quality, and number of submissions.
DEADLINE: April 10, 2020

10th Annual National Juried Show SAGE Community Artsum [Sheridan, WY] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* All artists residing in the United States are invited to enter the 10th Annual National Juried Show. The Juror is John W. Taft of Longmont, Colorado. All mediums except photography will be considered by the juror. There will be no theme for this exhibition; artists are invited to submit their best work!
DEADLINE: April 13, 2020

On the Surface-Attleboro Arts Museum [Attleboro, MA] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of On the Surface. Explore outward appearance, chipping paint, highly polished keepsakes, the curb appeal of your home, tattoos, reactions to poison ivy, lunar landscapes, iPhone wallpaper, shadows, crashing waves, the perfect family, fine textiles ... Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.
DEADLINE: April 14, 2020

CACE Gallery of Fine Art [Fort Morgan, CO] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*  The Visual Arts Committee is responsible for soliciting, choosing and managing exhibits for the CACE Gallery of Fine Art, located in the lower level of a historic building at 300 Main Street in downtown Fort Morgan, Colorado.  In the spring of each year, the Visual Arts Committee chooses exhibits from local, regional and national artists for the ensuing year which runs July through June. The Visual Arts Committee chooses four artists from the applications received through CaFE.
DEADLINE: April 15, 2020

Beyond, Behind, Beneath…Narrative Self-Portraiture Exhibition [South Haven, MI] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*  The South Haven Center for the Arts is seeking submissions of self-portraits that ask the artist to share not just a likeness but also their narrative.  This exhibit will run in conjunction with Frida Kahlo’s Garden-a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibit that presents an intimate look at how nature and culture nourished her creativity and informed the narrative in her art. 
DEADLINE: April 18, 2020

INTERSECTIONS [Roseburg, OR] *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*  Umpqua Valley Arts Association is proud to present an open call for artists to submit work to our upcoming exhibit titled: INTERSECTIONS. This juried exhibit explores the convergence of human invention, society, culture and the natural world.  
DEADLINE: April 20, 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.




Jill Saxton Smith
Visual Arts Assistant