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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mixed Media Annual Competition and Exhibition (Statewide: deadline Sept 22)

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Dennis Elsbury, 801.236.7548
Communications Specialist, Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Claudia Nakano, 801.859.8443
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Community and Culture

Utah 2010 Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition:
Entries Accepted September 22- 23 for “Mixed Media & Works on Paper”

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums announces a call for entries open to all Utah artists interested in entering the 2010 Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition. The theme this year is “Mixed Media & Works on Paper.”

Entries will be accepted on Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22, 2009 at the Rio Gallery in the Historic Rio Grande Building, 300 Rio Grande Street (455 W) in Salt Lake City. The hours for delivering artwork to the Rio Gallery are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. Artists living over 50 miles from Salt Lake City or artists whose works are too large to bring into the Rio Gallery may submit images on CD. CD entries must be submitted to the Utah Division of Arts & Museums – Statewide Annual, 617 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102 no later than September 20, 2010. All Utah artists over 18 years of age may enter the competition. Call for Entry forms are available online at artsandmuseums.utah.gov.

The Statewide Annual Competition and Exhibition is a juried show highlighting some of the best contemporary visual art and artists in Utah. Competitions, such as the Statewide Annual, are also used by the Fine Art Acquisition Committee to make recommendations for additions to the Utah State Fine Art Collection.

This exhibition will be open to the public October 15 through November 24, 2010. Jurors’ awards will be presented at the artist’s reception October 15, 6-9 p.m. at the Rio Gallery.

For more information, a full project description, or entry form assistance, contact Lila Abersold at labersold@utah.gov or 801-533-3581.

About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.
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Dennis Elsbury
Communications Specialist
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
direct: 801.236.7548
general: 801.236.7555
fax: 801.236.7556
email: delsbury@utah.gov
website: artsandmuseums.utah.gov
The Utah Division of Arts and Museums hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and closed on Friday
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