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The View From My Door Closing Party

July 256-7:30pm
Visitor's Information Center
Park City, UT

1794 Olympic Park Highway

Come celebrate the closing of The View From My Door. With 13 commercial properties + 6 communities + over 120 Summit County resident photographers, the exhibit showcases what it means to live in Summit County through large format posters. Produced by the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and co-curated by Amy MacDonald and Nancy Stoaks. Take the 60 mile tour before 7/21 when the exhibit comes down. Map available here. Artists may pick up their posters at the party.


Deadline: August 8
Call for artists 
Coalville, UT

The Summit County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit offers local artists, from novice to professional, the opportunity to exhibit their craft in a public display to over 2000 Fair attendees. Submission categories include: painting, drawing, photography, pottery, sculpture, handblown glass, and metal. Summit County Council members will select one youth and one adult artwork piece to purchase for the County’s permanent public art collection and to put on display in a County building.

Drop submissions at the County Fair Office in Coalville and the Kimball Junction Public Library during the month of July or bring them to the Fair Tent on Tuesday, August 8 from 4-7pm.  The Tent is open August 10th-12th. Artwork must be picked up on Monday, August 14.


Deadline: July 28 
Call for artists
Summit County, UT

The Art Pianos for All project team seeks a proposal from an artist or artist team to create a sculptural piece of art for the community piano located at the Kimball Junction Transit Center. Full details and submission requirements available here. Honorarium is $950.


Deadline: September 3 (opens July 29)
Call for exhibitions
Salt Lake City, UT

The Rio & Alice Galleries were established as a free service to Utah artists and surrounding communities. These venues allow emerging artists, professional artists, and curators to collaborate in the process of exhibition making. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings. Proposals can include solo exhibitions, small group shows, or larger curated exhibits from Utah artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. All work must be original. A $200 artist support fee is available per exhibition.


Deadline: July 21
Call for public art
Logan, UT

Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new Life Sciences Building on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The facility, and the art integral to it, will allow students to discover, experience, and share world-changing ideas by providing critical gateway courses in biology, chemistry and other life sciences disciplines and will include 13 teaching laboratories, five lecture halls and classrooms, four research laboratory suites, and collaboration and student study spaces. The selection committee seeks to incorporate an artist’s voice into this important project. Budget: $313,000.


Deadline: July 23
Call for artists
Alta, UT

Alta Community Enrichment is seeking artists to create site-specific outdoor mural art on the Alta Community Center in Alta, Utah. This opportunity is open to all Salt Lake County artists, with a focus on, but not limited to, those who love Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alta Community Enrichment (ACE) is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities in the Little Cottonwood/Alta, Utah community for individual and group participation in arts, cultural events and education. Since inception, ACE has served as the Alta Arts Council by offering quality, diverse programs for free or very little cost to its attendees. ACE strengthens the community by bringing people together who live, work and play in Alta. Budget: $1,000


Deadline: October 2017 (Date TBD)
Artist residency opportunity
Summit Powder Mountain
Eden, UT

Visiting artists will immerse themselves in the surrounding nature of the expansive Wasatch Mountains while also connecting with visiting members of the Summit community, comprised of top business leaders, innovators, athletes, and philanthropists. The five month Summit AIR (artist in residency) program is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their careers in the arts, meet new friends and collaborators while directly influencing the cultural fabric of the Summit Powder Mountain village.


Deadline: September 4 
Call for artwork
Nationwide community art show 

The National Academy of Medicine is calling on artists to Visualize Health Equity for a nationwide community art project. Accepted mediums include drawings, paintings, photographs, mixed media, murals, collage, sculpture, film, poetry, digital art, performance art, and more. The intent is to depict what health equity would look like—whether it’s access to healthy food or safe neighborhoods, good education or a living wage, clean drinking water or affordable housing, connection to cultural heritage or lack of discrimination.

This project is part of the NAM’s Culture of Health Program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is working to identify strategies that support equitable good health for all Americans. Submission form available here.


Deadline: July 26
Call for artists
Ogden, UT

The Eccles Community 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. Work must have been completed within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Community Art Center. $10 per entry. Awards up to $1,000.


Deadline: September 18
Social Practice Artist Fellowships

A Blade of Grass Foundation is seeking applicants for its Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art. Fellowship projects will become part of a documentary film, field research, and a curriculum being developed to advance the field of socially engaged art. Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000. More details and the application requirements are available here.


Deadline:  Reviewed monthly
Emergency Grants for exhibition costs

The Foundation's Emergency Grants program provides grants of up to $2,500 to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

Applicants must be living, working, and paying taxes in the United States; have committed performance or exhibition opportunities and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply. More details and eligibility criteria available online here.


Deadline: Rolling
Professional Development/Career Advancement Grant Support

The Utah Division of Arts and Museum's Performing Arts Program provides funding to support the professional development and career advancement of performing artists. This funding is specifically designed to help individuals who are professionally engaged in the performing arts. Projects can include but are not limited to: creation/design of marketing materials (photo, video, print, web, recording, etc.), conference registration, professional development, equipment purchase, etc. Up to $1,000 is available for single purchase reimbursement. Guidelines here.


Deadline:  September 15
Project based grants

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs designed to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. Individuals are eligible to apply for Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants. More information and submission details here.


Digital Clearinghouse

Americans for the Arts has launched the Public Art Resource Center (PARC) as an online portal to find tools, resources, and opportunities tailored to the role and needs of those in the public art field including artists, administrators, field partners, and community stakeholders. Resources, tools, and best practices are part of the online clearinghouse.


Foundation Directory Online

Park City Library can individuals and organizations win grants with a new subscription to Foundation Directory Online. This is a premier database with comprehensive and up-to-date information about grantmakers and their grants. This database is only offered at a select few libraries in the state. For more information visit www.parkcitylibrary.org/ebooks-research/


Peer-to-Peer Meet-up and Learning

Pando Labs is a community of entrepreneurs, capital providers, mentors, freelancers and apprentices focused on growing economic diversity in the Wasatch Back. The Innovation Center helps entrepreneurs incubate, accelerate, and scale their companies through mentorship, coaching and programs.

The Peer to Peer Entrepreneurship Group (P2P) provides a peer environment that supports and empowers entrepreneurs through the exchange of ideas, experiences, and accountability to meet their missions, visions, strategic objectives, metrics and strategic initiatives. Creative startups and makers are encouraged to participate. P2P meets 6 times every 90 days on Fridays from 3-4:30PM. The next session starts Friday July 21 and runs through September 15. More info is available here. Interested entrepreneurs should contact Juliana Duran, Program Manager via email: [email protected] or phone: 435-659-5242.


Outdoor Learning Opportunity

Local Park City artist Bridgette Meinhold is offering an outdoor water color workshop on August 26. The workshop will be a five hour session consisting of a tour of her studio, a couple of demonstrations, a moderate hike, and plenty of time to paint. She will share how she uses watercolor as a way to document her time outdoors as well as how she uses it as a tool for her larger encaustic works. This workshop is for anyone who wants to get outside to enjoy nature, paint en plein air, learn more about watercolor, or consider new techniques to capture nature on paper. Cost $135. Register online here.


Park City, UT
3070 Rasmussen Rd., Suite 290

Weekly Classes
Students register for the number of classes they will take each month and have the freedom to choose which days and class times work best for them. 

Upcoming Events and Workshops 
  • July 28: One Year Anniversary Party (4-7pm)
  • July 29 & 30: Style Through Fundamentals
  • August 4: Anatomy of a Portrait 
Registration and more information available on classes here.


Park City, UT
1401 Kearns Blvd.

Critique Classes
A free monthly peer-to-peer critique night on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring original artwork (finished or in-progress) and prepare to give and receive constructive feedback from fellow artists. Discussions will revolve around conceptual thinking and specific media practices. Feel free to stick around after the critique and join the group for food/drinks at a walkable restaurant location to continue the conversation. Pre-registration is encouraged, space is limited to 12 participants. View other creative class opportunities on the Kimball Art Center's online catalog here.


August 4-6
Park City, UT

The Park City Kimball Arts Festival is scheduled for the first weekend in August and will include three days packed with art, cuisine, and music. To make this huge event a success over 300 volunteers are needed. Sign up for a couple of shifts here and make art happen for your community. Ages 12+.


June 4 - September 17
Park City, UT

The Market relies on volunteers to provide an amazingly silly experience to guests. Be a part of the team and help support budding entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, and local farmers. In exchange for your time, you will receive free lunch and earn vendor gift certificates, concert tickets and extremely cool prizes (the prizes go up in value the more often you volunteer). It's a fun way to serve your community and to support the best sustainable party in Park City!
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