Statewide Annual Exhibition
Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a project of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UA&M) since 1899. The Statewide Annual Exhibition (SWA) is an annual juried exhibition that presents a survey of current, outstanding visual art by Utah-based artists through three rotating themes: Painting, Sculpture & Installation, Mixed Media & Works on Paper, and Craft, Photography, Video & Digital.
SWA 2023: Mixed Media & Works on Paper
The 2023 Statewide Annual (SWA) will be exhibited at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and composed of 30 works of mixed media or works on paper selected from artists’ submissions received from across the State.
We are honored to have Julio César Morales (AZ) and Pat Hickman (NY) as this year’s jurors as they bring a vast array of knowledge to the selection process regarding material use, concept, craft, experimentation, and the art world at large.
Entries should follow the theme of this year’s SWA. Examples of 'works on paper' include artist books, drawings, screenprints, and collages, and 'mixed media' are represented by works that incorporate combinations of materials, found objects, embroidery, audio, and lights, among other media. We encourage all artists working within Utah and making artwork on paper or with mixed media to apply. The SWA is a meaningful opportunity for artists to be part of a survey of the state of contemporary art-making across Utah and engage new audiences through the process.
Julio César Morales
Statewide Annual Guest Curator
Collections and Visual Arts Manager