October 2017


DesignArts Utah '17
Rio Gallery
SEPT 8 - OCT 20, 2017

Gallery Stroll Closing Celebration 
October 20, 6-9pm

Please join us for the closing celebration during Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on October 20th from 6- 9 pm as part of Salt Lake Design Week. Delectable treats will be provided by Sprinkle & DashSan Diablo Churros, and Argentina's Best Empanadas. Thanks to partners Salt Lake Design WeekCraft Lake City, and these great culinary artists.

This annual exhibition honors and celebrates Utah’s great designers and provides a valuable platform for viewers to learn about and engage with the design community. Projects in architecture; industrial; product; information, media, and graphic design, are included with realized, conceptual, and prototype designs. This year's featured designers include: Jorrien Peterson / Fell, Gunnar Harrison, Lianne Wappett, Hunter Hofstrand, Camilla Aubrey, Sparano + Mooney Architecture, WEST Group, and Juror's Award Winners; Nick Mendoza and Andrew Galloway in the professional category, and Joshua Siebert and DesignBuildBluff in the student categories.
Image: Design Build BluffLone Tree / A Sweat Equity Prototype, Juror's Award, Student Category

The Rio Gallery will be closed October 23-November 16 while we jury and prepare Statewide Annual '17, Please join us for the opening reception on November 17th from 6-9pm
prima facie
Works by Matt Kruback & Naomi Marine
Alice Gallery
SEPT 15 - NOV 10, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the prima facie exhibition opening. Missed it? You can read the City Weekly Essential Picks review here

The exhibition prima facie explores the divisions and overlaps that occur between “what is” and “what could not be” – searching, not for the truth, but for moments of disruption to an expected order. What the eyes perceive often goes unquestioned. People accept the authenticity of objects, images, and spaces when presented in familiar forms and patterns. Vision is accepted as a source of truth, but what appears precise is not always accurate, and what appears impossible is not necessarily false. Arbitrary boundaries erected between humans and nature, or self and other, falsely suggest that each is autonomous and exist without influence or dependency upon the other. Read more
Image: Alice Gallery opening reception

DEADLINE: OCT 23, 2017

Information on awards, our fantastic jurors, and guidelines can be found here.  

Need another good reason to apply? Did you know that since 1899 the State of Utah has been actively collecting the work of Utah artists? Last year eight works of art were purchased from Statewide Annual by artists, Liberty Blake, Jared Lindsay Clark, Jane Christensen, Richard Gate, Nicole Lavely, Naomi Marine, Jean Richardson, and Wren Ross. 
Image: DetailJared Lindsay Clark,Signature, 2015


Here's the latest on some of our Visual Art Fellows in the community. 

Check out our latest video in partnership with 15 Bytes on 2016 Fellow, Pam Bowman.

Feeling like a field trip? Visual Art Fellow, Jean Richardson, is opening a solo exhibition at the Granary Art Centerthis Friday, October 13th from 6-8pm

Keep on eye on our website for updates about the Visual Art Fellowship deadline in February of 2018.


Arts Project Grants enable organizations and groups, whose primary mission may or may not be the arts, to develop and provide unique arts-based projects for the general public. 

DEADLINE: NOV 10, 2017
Two grants that support Folk arts and artists are currently open.

Visit our website for details


New Ops are on the site, and the local section is full of opportunities. 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. 
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