Newsletter: Visual Arts News (October) UDAM



Rio Gallery
SEPT  9 - OCT 21, 2016

Please join us for a closing celebration on October 21,6-9pm in conjunction with Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

DesignArts Utah ’16, is a juried exhibition highlighting the varied work of designers currently living in Utah. DesignArts annual exhibitions feature selections of designs, prototypes, and produced samples by designers in Utah’s various design fields. Works of 18 designers were selected by nationally recognized juror Jim Childress, and range from lighting design, furniture, skis, architecture, a wooden stereo, a tumbleweed lamp, a pour-over coffee stand, and more. 

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS: Our congratulations to Sparano + Mooney Architecture! They have been awarded the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region Architectural Firm of the Year for 2016. Additional congratulations to Utah artist Virginia Catherall for finishing up as Artist in Residence for Great Basin National Park. Make sure to catch their work in the show.
Image: Owen Mortensen Art & Design, Tumbleweed Pendant
Alice Gallery
SEPT 16 - NOV 11, 2016

Thanks to everyone for attending the Gallery Stroll opening reception forIterations, new work by Sue Martin & Nancy Vorm. Read about the artists and exhibition here in 15 Bytes
Image: Nancy Vorm, I-Don't-Do-Flowers, 2016


Congratulations to the City Weekly Best of Utah Arts award winners. Laurel Caryn's exhibition History of Photography at the Alice Gallery was awarded Best Photography Exhibition. Additionally, our 2016 Visual Arts Fellow David Brothers was awarded Best Mixed Media/Sculpture/Interactive Exhibition for his recent show Rolithicaat UMOCA. See all the winners here. 


Exhibition proposals for the Rio & Alice Galleries, as well as the Visual Art Fellowship, will be due February 1, 2017. For more visit


Arts Project Grants and Folk Arts funding have deadlines coming up in early November. To find our more click here

OCTOBER 18, 2016

Statewide Annual, Utah '16: Mixed Media & Works on Paper is now open for registrationWorks are chosen for exhibition by two out-of-state jurors who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition in person. A $1,000 best in show award is given, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions. There is no entry fee. The exhibition will run November 18, 2016 – January 13, 2017 with an opening reception on November 18th6-9pm for Salt Lake Gallery Stroll

Please note our drop-off location has changed this year. Guidelines, juror bios, registration information, and more can be found here. 


The Women's Resource Center is looking for new artwork/design that symbolizes its purpose of honoring the complexities of women’s identities, facilitating choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training, and committing to the advancement of social justice and equality. The winning art or design will be used to visually enhance WRC publications (i.e. website, brochures, posters, etc.), and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice as well as personal recognition at the Governor’s Artists’ Reception, in addition to other prizes. The contest ends October 21and winners will be announcedNovember 4. Open to high school juniors and seniors along the Wasatch Front.  Registration and guidelines here

The Utah State Senate Visual Arts Competition is sponsored by Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and the
Utah State Senate in an effort to challenge Utah students to view the world artistically and express their
creativity. The Utah Senate will reward outstanding students with scholarships to support their college and
career goals. The Utah landscape with its state and national parks, forests, mountains, deserts, farmland,
orchards, rivers and streams will be the subject from which students will draw inspiration. The competition
is administered by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Deadline: November 23, 2016Registration and guidelines here


ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Listings are from local, national, and international sources, and include funding, exhibition, residency, and professional development opportunities.

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