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

The Utah State Capitol Preservation Board is now accepting proposals for two Small Commemorative Element/Plaque additions to be placed upon the Utah State Capitol grounds within the coming year. Entry fee: $10.
Deadline: December 9, 2022

Call For New Dreamscapes Artists! Utah Arts Alliance is so excited to announce that they are opening our updated art grant application for Dreamscapes 3.0! They have changed a few, they're looking for more specific themed rooms based on their narrative vision and drawing on previous installations but also have made space for rooms that are completely open to creative freedom. The detailed list of themes will be found in the grant form itself. They want to maintain the Dreamscapes' identity which means that your installations are immersive, interactive, whimsical, full of fantastical psychedelic wonder, and built completely modularly from floor to ceiling. 
Deadline: January 10, 2023

LiveDAYBREAK is looking to bring local artists to create their visual art “live” during our annual arts festival - Fizz Fest. This dynamic festival is centered on bringing our community together to educate, demonstrate, and show art in all forms. We are looking for a variety of art forms, for example: glass blowing, metal arts, pottery makers, woodcarvers, painters, sculptors, etc. Art must be large scale and have the ability to be seen by multiple individuals (at one time). If interested in participating, please submit samples of your work, and what you propose to do at the festival to India Prazen 
Deadline: Rolling

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.
: Rolling

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.
Deadline: Rolling

Davis Arts Council is looking for gallery submissions from solo artists and art groups to hang in our Snow Horse Art Galleries at Intermountain Layton Hospital and the Davis Conference Center. The artist(s) should plan to exhibit approximately 15-25 pieces. To apply to participate, complete the submission appication.
Deadline: Rolling

National and International Opportunities

JOYSOME, printed flag exhibition in Boulder, Colorado

The Dairy Arts Center and East Window are excited to announce JOYSOME, a juried exhibition opening March 2023 on the streets of Boulder, CO. Fifty images will be selected from submissions and printed as 3’ x 5’ single sided fabric flags that will be placed at partner locations between The Dairy and East Window’s gallery space, primarily located along Broadway.

Submitted by artists and non-artists alike, the works in this exhibit span a range of disciplines and affective registers. JOYSOME celebrates our divergent experiences of joy while reflecting on the subjective worlds of this emotion, upon its unique timings and subsets, and upon joy's crucial functions in human existence.

DEADLINE: December 9, 2022

DATES: March 1—March 31, 2023

FEE: $15.00

WHO: International; Visual Art

Tenuous Threads: Contemporary Work Incorporating Textiles, Fibers, Threads and Mixed Media

Atlantic Gallery, located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea NYC, invites artists to submit work for the upcoming juried show, Tenuous Threads. All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers, and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us. We are seeking innovative artworks that utilize textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D, and 2D mixed media that communicates the strength and fragility of what binds all life. The juror, Patricia Miranda, will award one artist a grand prize of a one-week solo show at Atlantic Gallery at a future date.

DEADLINE: December 10, 2022

DATES: January 24, 2023 - February 11, 2023

FEE: $35

AWARD INFO: One-week solo show at Atlantic Gallery

WHO: International; textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D, and 2D mixed media

14th Annual International Drawing Discourse Juried Exhibition

University of North Carolina Asheville seeks entries for the 14th Annual International Drawing Discourse Juried Exhibition, January 13 - February 10, 2023. $2000 cash awards and a purchase prize. Additionally a full-color catalogue will be produced. Juror: Charles Ritchie. Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original, and cannot have been exhibited at UNCA before. In an effort to support the breadth in contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media welcoming both two or three-dimensional works, video, and/or installation as long as it can fit through a doorway that measures 67" width x 117" height. $30 for one image, $5 for each additional image.

DEADLINE: December 11, 2022

DATES: January 13 - February 10, 2023

FEE: $30


WHO: International; Drawing

8th Annual Juried Photography Show

The theme for the 8th Annual National Juried photography show will be: Magnificent Monochrome. Subject matter is open for interpretation by the photographer and has the requirement to be produced in the black and white, monochromatic palette.

Photography was born as a black-and-white medium, and many of its greatest artists worked only in monochrome. Today, black and white remains an important artistic choice. Far from representing a technological limitation or deficit, black-and-white images have their own visual and expressive logic.

This exhibition will celebrate the continued relevance of the black-and-white image in contemporary photographic practice.

DEADLINE: December 11, 2022

DATES: December 12—December 19th, 2022

FEE: $25


WHO: National (U.S.); Photography

UNTITLED 17: SooVAC’s 17TH Annual Juried Show

SooVAC is now taking submissions for Untitled 17, an exhibition series. SooVAC invites guest jurors with local, national, and international reputations to select work from open submissions. Untitled offers artists the opportunity to work with a professional art space and influential art figures toward producing an exhibition with a highly regarded reputation. All mediums from artists at any stage in their careers are accepted. The work is selected from the submitted work samples, so make sure that the work is available for exhibition.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: $20

WHO: International; All mediums

2nd Annual Best In Show | Pets

Artists Network announces a call to artists for the 2nd Annual Best In Show | Pets art competition. Best In Show: $1,750. Category Winners of Top Dog | Cat | Other: $750 each. Jurors: Sally Muir, Jennifer Gennari, Liz Chaderton. The contest is open to all artists working in two dimensions in all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage). Digital art, photography and three-dimensional art, such as installation art or sculpture, are not accepted. $25 non-members / $15 members.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2022

FEE: $25

AWARD INFO: $1,750

WHO: International; 2D in all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point; and two-dimensional collage)

Year End Art Masters 2022

Top Art Awards announces a call of entries into the Year End Art Master's 2022 International Online Juried Contest. Awards include: Virtual Award Exhibition, Cash award to 1st place recipient, 1st place recipient receives promotion on Top Art Awards main page, awards for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place, top award recipients will be promoted on Instagram, Finalist awards, all awarded recipients will receive an award certificate. 2-D Mediums to be considered but not limited to: Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, Encaustic, Mixed Media, Scratchboard, Gouache, Airbrush, Pen, Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, Graphite, Markers and Colored Pencil. (No photography, digital or sculpture.) All subject matter and styles are allowed. $25 for 1-2 artworks.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

AWARD INFO: cash awards

FEE: $25

WHO: International; 2-D mediums

Scapes: Land, City, Hell

As photographers, you are documentarians and keepers of sanity in this world. What is your view of the land, the city, or perhaps of hell?

Scapes: Land, City, Hell is an international juried group exhibition open to photographers ages 18 years and older. All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

DATES: January 1, 2023 - February 1, 2023

FEE: $20

WHO: International; Photography

13th Annual “Botanicals” Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 13th Annual “Botanicals” Online Juried Art Competition for the month of December 2022. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s January 2023 online group art exhibition.

The gallery invites entries from artists (including photography & digital art) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract, botanical and/or floral art. Botanical subjects include flowers, herbs, fruit, leaves, plants and related botanical and floral subjects.

DEADLINE: December 27, 2022

AWARD INFO: cash awards

FEE: $18.00

WHO: International; All mediums


Traveling is a powerful way to open the heart, cleanse the mind and heal the soul. Art helps us to capture the culture and spirit we discover through these journeys and uncover the rich stories of lands far away from our own. It’s all about opening our eyes to the world and seeing each other in different ways. Wanderlust is calling. Explore the unfamiliar. Show WANDERLUST from your perspective.

DEADLINE: December 30, 2022

FEE: $25.00

AWARD INFO: $1,250.00

WHO: International; All mediums

PleinAir Salon $30,000 Online Art Competition (Monthly)

We award $1,000 monthly to the top three winners and each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition held each spring that awards $21,000 in cash prizes. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine! The awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

AWARD INFO:  Total of $30,000. Annual Awards, $21,000 in CASH Awards. Monthly Awards, $1,000 in Cash Awards EACH month.

FEE: Entry fee of $38/$16

WHO: International artists in drawing or painting

Open Call for Submissions:

The Woven Tale Press, a fine art online and print magazine, is seeking to feature artists and their work in all mediums, from painting to mixed media, fiber, installation, and the experimental. Go to for more information. No submission fee.

DEADLINE:  December 31, 2022

FEE: Free

WHO: International; all mediums, from painting to mixed media, fiber, installation, and the experimental

ARTalk Series Season Premier: Honoring our Roots

ARTalk Series Season Premiere “Honoring Our Roots”, hosted by Eishamarie Rivera known for her work on television network Telemundo-Orlando in collaboration with Art Company bonARTE Events & Creations, is open for artists' submissions. ARTalk was born from a collaboration between ART and TELEVISION to positively impact the artist community and create a guide to success within the art market.

Artists are invited to submit their unique stories & artwork for our art interview platform Call for artists for the ARTalk Series Season Premiere. We will be selecting a group of artists that are actively working on their art careers and can serve as an example of pursuing their roots as artists to showcase their stories through a short film format production. The stories selected will be part of the script for the art series Season One. The script will be focused on the work behind each artist's story, the steps that took them where they are now, and the reason they are striving as artists and connecting with opportunities…the goal is to dissect their story and amplify it through ARTalk.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

FEE: $37

WHO: International; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture





Tory Guilfoyle
Visual Arts