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Monday, October 15, 2012

UMOCA CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Locals Only Gallery (SLC: Through Nov 4)

Online submissions accepted now through Nov. 4, 2012

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is now accepting submissions for the Locals Only Gallery. The space is open to artists who are currently working in Utah. Online submissions will be accepted now through Nov. 4, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Exhibition dates will be Jan. 4-April 20, 2013.

“The Locals Only Gallery is one manifestation of UMOCA’s commitment to the local art community, ensuring that local artists have a presence here at all times,” said Adam Price, executive director at UMOCA.

Applicants for the Locals Only Gallery should have a clear proposal for a compelling and feasible project that will fit appropriately in the gallery. Artists may propose an exhibition of their own work, or a curated exhibition of artists living in Utah. UMOCA seeks work that is contemporary, professionally-produced, and responds to the diverse demographic of visitors that UMOCA enjoys. Proposals in all formats from site-specific, multi-media, or performative projects, to photography, painting, drawing, video, sound, and sculpture are welcome. A modest allowance is provided by UMOCA to cover the cost of time and materials.

“This is an incredible opportunity to have a focused presentation of an artist’s work within the context of a larger contemporary art dialogue,” said Aaron Moulton, senior curator at UMOCA. “In the process it becomes a portrait of how Utah and its artists generate their own language of contemporary art.”

The Locals Only Gallery has cement floors and drywall walls with electrical power and lighting available. Artists are encouraged to visit UMOCA during regular hours to view the space.

The gallery dimensions are as follows: width: 18’, depth: 20’, ceiling: 9.5’. Total Dimension: 363 Square Feet, 61.5 Linear Feet

Proposals submitted by Utah artists will be kept on file for one year and will be considered for all rounds during that year. For more information, visithttp://www.utahmoca.org/exhibitions/open-submissions/.
The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Five gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011 and 2012 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.

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