Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a project of the State since 1899, providing juried exhibitions open to all Utah artists over the age of 18. Six, $500 juror's prizes will be awarded.
Submission Deadline for Artists
SEPT 20 & 21
For entry guidelines, application and juror bios click here.
Join us for an awards reception on October 19, 6-9pm during Gallery Stroll.
Six New Exhibitions in 2012- 2013!
The Traveling Exhibitions Program is a collaborative partnership with Utah museums, colleges, university and community galleries, arts and cultural centers, libraries, and schools. This program brings the State's collections as well as special exhibits provided by various organizations to you and your community. Click on individual exhibitions to see where they'll pop up at a location near you.
To inquire about bringing an exhibition to your venue click here. Registration for Traveling Exhibitions occurs in May of each year.
Image Credit: Laura Sharp Wilson, Untitled
People.Places.Time: Photographs from the Collection
ArtOps is dedicated to bringing art opportunities to Utah artists. Opportunities are local, national and international, and include various funding sources, exhibitions, residencies, and professional development.
Opportunities for other artistic diciplines will be posted soon.
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Dibble grew up in Layton, Utah. In 1941, he began a long career as an art professor at the University of Utah. Dibble submitted this piece to the Utah State Fair in 1938. Pay Dirt was one of the earliest Cubist-derived paintings to be shown in Utah, and was the kind of painting associated with Communism. Dibble recalled being told by Utah artist B.F. Larsen that "modernism is a communist movement," and by sculptor Avard Fairbanks that "modernism destroys art." It was "an intense time," Dibble recalled, "fangs were showing." Dibble's Pay Dirtlater became a part of the State's art collection and while undergoing conservation was scrubbed "clean" with a wire brush as an act of vandalism. Later, an offer was extended to George Dibble from the Arts Council to replace Pay Dirt with another painting. Dibble declined the offer. No effort has been made to repair the vandalism, mostly because the painting has seen too much trauma. But at this point, the story is almost worth more than the painting.The Utah Arts Council displays and travels the piece in its current condition.