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

DesignArts Utah '19 - This juried design exhibition is open to professional and post-secondary student designers residing in Utah working in any design medium. The Designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 award. Two $500 student awards will also be awarded. 
DEADLINE: July 26, 201

PaperWest: 2nd National Works on Paper Exhibition - Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper by artists throughout the country. The exhibition will take place in the Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. [Entry fees are used for prizes] DEADLINE: July 26, 2019

45th Statewide Competition -The Eccles Art Center Statewide Competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original works in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee* 
DEADLINE: July 26, 2019

Bountiful Davis Art Center - Call for proposals Bountiful Davis Art Center invites professional artists, artist organizations, and curators to submit proposals for exhibitions that would take place at BDAC in 2020. Professional artists working in any media may apply. BDAC exhibits high-quality contemporary, traditional, and folk art as well as functional and commercial art such as illustration.
DEADLINE: July 28, 2019

Adobe & Utah Artists - Renee Jackson, the Lehi Site Manager, invites local artists (residence in UT) to submit art pieces for display. Displays will be refreshed approximately every 6 months. At the end of each call for submissions, artists will be notified via email if their artwork was selected for display or not. Andrew Ehninger will direct the process and curate the displays.
DEADLINE: July 31, 2019

Art in Bloom - The Eccles Art Center (EAC) in celebration of the beauty of flowers, art and summer is opening a competition to all resident Utah floral artists and interior designers. Categories will include permanent botanicals and fresh floral materials. 
*Please note this opportunity requires an application fee*
DEADLINE: August 19, 2019

Illuminate Salt Lake - ILLUMINATE is seeking individuals and groups from the art and technology sectors to create and/or display installations using light as their medium. Think BIG! (Projection Art, 3D Sculptures, Glowing Performance Art, Augmented Reality). ILLUMINATE’s headquarters are at the Gateway, the surrounding architecture is the canvas.
DEADLINE: August 30, 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

The Other Art Fair [Brooklyn, NY] The Other Art Fair is the leading artist fair to discover and buy art direct from the very best emerging artistic talent. The Other Art Fair is thrilled to return to Brooklyn this November 7 - 10, 2019, presenting a hand picked selection of next generation art stars and thousands of original artwork encompassing all mediums.
DEADLINE: July 19, 2019

Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena [San Jose, CA]Know Your Meme and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles are pleased to present the call for art, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena. All artworks must depict, relate to, or reference a meme through a textile method such as quilting, embroidery, cross- stitching, knitting and crocheting, weaving, basketry, etc.  
DEADLINE: July 22, 201

Photography (Light and Lens) [New York, NY] The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. is hosting a photography exhibit in the NAWA Gallery. This is the sixth in a series of open juried exhibitions focusing on specific mediums in celebration of NAWA’s 130th Anniversary. All photography works are eligible. *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee.*
DEADLINE: July 26, 2019

Martha's Vineyard Drawing Prize [Online] Artist Elizabeth R. Whelan invites you to enter the Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize, a competition established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in drawing. The theme for this year's competition is 'The Ties That Bind' *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee.*
DEADLINE: July 28, 2019

Emerging Glass : A National Juried Glass Exhibit [Kent, OH] A new exhibit in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Glass program at the at The Kent State University School of Art. Artworks will be selected based on originality and innovation, design, technique and craftsmanship. *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee.*
DEADLINE: July 30, 2019

CLTC Cybersecurity Arts Contest The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is launching a contest that seeks artistic proposals that engage substantively with cybersecurity in themes, topics, audience, and/or materials. The primary goal of this prize is to expand and refine representations and portrayals of cybersecurity, broadly defined. 
DEADLINE: July 30, 2019

Chesapeake Gallery Call for Entry [Bel Air, MD] Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College is excited to invite artists, artist groups and curators working in any medium or format to apply for the 2021-2022 exhibition seasons. 
DEADLINE: August, 16, 2019

2020 Women & The Vote [Loveland, CO] VOTE is a nationally juried art exhibition celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Artists are encouraged to submit work related to the history, visionaries, aspirations of, and/or a reflection upon, the Women's Suffragette Movement.  Artists of all media and gender are encouraged to apply. *Please note this opportunity requires an application fee.*
DEADLINE: August 18, 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 



Lisa Greenhalgh
Visual Arts