Other Art Opportunities (Non-UWS)

Other Art Opportunities (Non-UWS Calls for Entry, Exhibitions, Workshops, etc…)

DISCLAIMER:  These announcements are NOT sponsored by or endorsed by the Utah Watercolor Society.  This content is for informational purposes only. Any artist who wishes to enter or participate does so at their own risk. Utah Watercolor Society has no affiliation or responsibility for the events listed. Any questions should be directed to the event organizers as listed in their announcement.

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The Holladay Arts Council (“Council”) is the sponsor of the “Blue Moon Festival” (the “Festival”) scheduled to occur from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24th at Holladay City Park, 4580 South 2300 East in Holladay, Utah.
Entry Deadlines. The regular deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 8th midnight. Notice of whether Council has accepted your application will be provided by Friday, May 17.
If there is still space available, late applications will be accepted until Friday, June 14 at midnight for a non-refundable application fee of $35.
Notice of whether Council has accepted your application will be made as soon as possible after submission. *Late acceptances may not receive the same publicity as regular admissions due to press and marketing deadlines.
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The What’s on Your Plate? Call For Entries is now online!  Please visit https://www.culturalcelebration.org/plate.html and apply by July 1!

The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is currently accepting entries for the 2ndAnnual “What’s on Your Plate?” art exhibition. This will be a food and food-related exhibit of two-dimensional works, scheduled for exhibition in the Plaza Level Gallery July 22 – Aug 28, 2019.

All entries will be juried into the show. All accepted entries must be framed and ready-to-hang. Entries for sale are encouraged.

Digital photo examples of proposed work may be submitted to Michael Christensen via email: michael.christensen@wvc-ut.gov by July 1, 2019. Artist may submit up to three entries maximum. Notice of acceptance will be announced on or before July 6. Please include the following information for each item submitted:
Price (30% to UCCC upon sale)
Dimensions (including frame)
If you have any questions, please contactmichael.christensen@wvc-ut.gov.


Call for entries in the “Art of Mt. Olympus” show

The Downeast store in Millcreek (2330 E. 3300 S.) has scheduled an art show featuring iconic Mt. Olympus from August 1 to September 30, 2019. Downeast has done a great job promoting local artists and their store creates opportunities for a broad audience to experience and purchase fine art. Past shows have generated over $25,000 in art sales during each 2-month event!
If you would be interested in submitting Mt. Olympus art for consideration in the show, please email Rob Chipman at chipmanrob@gmail.com. Details on the submission schedule and other guidelines will be forthcoming. Art that is available for sale is preferred. However, if you are aware of Mt. Olympus art already in a private collection, we may be interested in having it on display as well (space permitting.)

You are invited! Darla Bostick’s 2019 Ghost Ranch Art Retreat/Workshops in NM

Darla Bostick’s 13th and 14th Ghost Ranch Retreats/Workshop in Abiquiu, NM. Because of popularity a second event has been added 2-8 June with a different media each day. The UN-traditional watercolor workshop is 29 Sept-6 Oct and combines the media of photography, watercolor and more!

Relax, enjoy, create! Live at the Ranch for 7 days/6 nights! Enjoy plein air opportunities and the comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted the local magnificent area. Tour the O’Keeffe studio/home. Limited to 18 participants. New room and board pricing provides the ultimate discount when sharing a room (bring a friend/spouse)! Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. Details appear on Darla’s registration tab www.darlabostick.com . See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Spaces now filling for both workshops. Unclaimed rooms are released 6 weeks before the workshop.If you have a facebook account, please help spread the word! (I’m just a one-gal operation)As I send this to you today, the June workshop is half full and the October workshop is 2/3 fullDarla Bostick, 940.320.5660

My 2019 Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreats are set! Multi-Media Workshop 2-8 June and UN-Traditional Watermedia is 29 Sept-5 October! Check the website for details www.darlabostick.com

Hosted by Kentucky Watercolor Society.  2019 KWS Aqueous Prospectus


Wasatch Studio Tour is Open for Registration

As a member of the Utah Watercolor Society, we’d like to invite you to participate in Wasatch Studio Tour — Salt Lake City’s first valley-wide open studio event happening this coming October 12 & 13. The sole objective of the tour is to promote dedicated artists working in a variety of media types living in the greater Salt Lake area by promoting them and their work to a broader audience.

If you have not experienced a large open studio tour, imagine a city-wide art stroll happening over the course of a weekend. Hundreds of cities in the US have established and very popular studio tours and it’s time SLC joins that list.

Studio tours are a great way to engage friends, family, art enthusiasts and collectors with your art practice by interacting with them one on one in the space you make your art. Tours let you build your contact list, meet new collectors, strengthen existing collector relationships and make sales — it’s a win-win for everyone!

We offer three levels of pricing: individual artists, mini-groups of 3 artists in one location and group sites of 4 or more artists in one location. Details are at the “for artists” tab on our website.

Tour participants will benefit from extensive marketing, press releases, community events calendars, social media and inclusion on WST’s website for one year, including an artist bio, face pic and up to five images of your work. Participants will also have access to a marketing tool kit and be invited to participate in events designed to help you produced an enjoyable and successful open studio.

We realize many artists work from home studios and aren’t comfortable inviting people into their homes. If so, consider teaming up with friends that have studios by forming a group site, receive a discount and increase traffic. Also, join our Facebook group wasatch_studio_tour to both offer and look for shared studio space.

We know this is a new concept for many, but we also know that open studios are highly anticipated and well loved events in the many cities where they take place and we think it’s time for Salt Lake to be among them..

We’d love to start a conversation with the Utah Watercolor Society to see how we might help you participate in this event.


Wasatch Studio Tour Committee

PS Questions? Contact us at info@wasatchstudiotour.com and make sure to follow us on Instagram @wasatch_studio_tour.


Call for Artists:  Evolutionary Health Care Gallery

Evolutionary Health Care Gallery, 461 East 200 South SLC has an opportunity for artists to display! We have a lot of wall space and exhibit artists 2-3 months at a time. Our hours are 9-5 during the week. The works are viewed by many people who are coming as patients. We participate in the Downtown Gallery Stroll. I am currently looking for artists for June through the summer.
I know it is last minute but wondered if enough artists from the UWS would want to hang some of their works in our space during the summer?
I would love to hear from you for this summer or a later date.
Christine Gailey (chrisa28@hotmail.com)



The 2019 PWS Aqueous Open 2019 is open to any artist 18 or older working in water-based media. Works submitted for consideration to PWS Aqueous Open 2019 must be primarily water-based media on an unvarnished paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are also permitted) no canvas. Two pieces may be submitted. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards. 

Mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, watercolor with ink, water soluble pencil, crayon or graphite and must be artist’s original work. Works cannot include digital images, any form of print or reproduction and must have been completed within the last two years.

Last year’s Aqueous Open included works from artists from 17 states and six countries. 

Entry fee for one or two pieces is USD $40 for non-members and $30 for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members.

Awards are selected from received work with more than $5,000 in total cash and merchandise awards. Awards will be announced at the opening reception, Oct 4, 2019.

Entry Deadline is July 1, 2019. For a prospectus and full exhibit information please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

The Juror for the exhibit is Frank Eber, an AWS, NWS, and TWSA member.

Evolutionary Health Care Gallery is seeking artists to display for summer.

Evolutionary Health Care Gallery, 461 East 200 South SLC. We have a lot of wall space and exhibit artists 2-3 months at a time. Our hours are 9-5 during the week. The works are viewed by many people who are coming as patients. We participate in the Downtown Gallery Stroll. Currently looking for artists for June through the summer.
Contact: Christine Gailey  (chrisa28@hotmail.com)


UWS member, Jana Parkin, will be teaching a workshop at a castle in France in June 2020. Marouatte Castle, in the Dordogne region, sits on 240 acres of woodlands and looks like a fairy tale castle! Artists actually get to stay at a private room in the castle. Each has a private bath as well. We will also take day trips to the surrounding villages, which are amazingly picturesque and begging to be painted. Fairly nearby are the famed Lascaux caves, and Grotte de Villars with Neolithic paintings dating from 19,000 BC.
Visit janaparkin.com to be placed on the email list for more information about the castle workshop. Or reach out to her directly: janaparkinart@gmail.com.

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UWS Member Becky Hartvigsen is teaching painting classes at her home every Friday.

Morning: 10:00am – 12:00pm – Watercolor class ($20 per class)
Afternoon:  1:00pm – 3:00pm – Oil class ($20 per class)

Contact her to reserve a spot. (beckywh@comcast.net or use your UWS directory to look up her phone number)

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“Night Flight” by Becky Hartvigsen

ATTENTION ARTISTS!  Looking for a profitable commission?  Author seeking illustrator for her book.  Looking for a “delicate touch” – will be generously paid.  Please contact Joan Lindsay:  joanlindsay2442@yahoo.com

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