Call For Entry

Art of Our Century 2016

2017: Movement
UVU Woodbury Art Museum, 575 E University Pkwy #250, 801.863.4200,
JUN 1 – SEP 9, 2017
Deadline April 25, Orem, UT 84097

-kinesis is a compound term assigned to words connoting action: physical, sensory, or conceptual. The 2017 Art of OUR CENTURY show calls for art relating to the idea of movement in all forms. Art Movements, Kinetic or Social Sculpture, Video, physical fluidity, interactive design, and emotional instigators are just some examples of relevant entries. Whether an agitation, a long journey, or a gentle progression, all work that "moves" is desirable.  

Entries will open February 2017
Deadline April 25
$500 Best in Show Award

2017 Juror: Nick Mendoza
Nick Mendoza is a Utah based graphic designer, artist, and educator. His work contributes to dialogue surrounding social issues like immigration, including large scale prints and works on paper exploring relationships between Mexico and the United States. He received a BFA in graphic design from Brigham Young University and MFA in graphic design from the University of Utah. 
Art of OUR CENTURY is a juried show of contemporary works from the western region of the United States. 
  • open to all media
  • open to works created within the last year
  • open to artists living in the western region


SF Plein Air 2017

6th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world's largest plein air event. It's like the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2017 Plein Air Convention, you'll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world's top painters (our faculty), plus 900 of your peers, and you'll discover amazing techniques to transform your painting skills. We'll have painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day we'll go out painting and break the world record for the most plein air painters painting in one place simultaneously.

The event takes place in San Diego, California, April 24-28, 2017. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Quang Ho (April 23), plus an art show and more. All events will take place at the host hotel.

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37th International

NWS 97th International

Utah Watercolor Society announces a Call for Artists to participate in the 4th Annual “Arts and the Park: Light on the Reef” Watercolor Plein Air Event

Dates: May 30 – June 4, 2017
Location: Capitol Reef National Park, Torrey, UT

In our fourth year of partnership with the Entrada Institute in Torrey, UT, the Utah Watercolor Society and Entrada Institute are hosting a plein air competition in and around the Capitol Reef National Park. Plein air painting, which defines painting outdoors and “painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees,” though not necessarily in a representational style.

French impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir created much of their work en plein air, though many other artists from many schools of thought and various time periods have done the same.

Now, with a contemporary feel, watercolor artists gather together at the Entrada Institute each summer to paint the beautiful nature and interesting architecture found in Capitol Reef National Park and Torrey, UT in this competition designed to test the skills, patience and fortitude of the artists. Rain or shine, artists have only three days to create their painting(s). Up to three paintings are then framed and exhibited for competition awards and auction, with 50% of any sold work donated to the Entrada Institute, a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving as an arts and educational center to further public understanding and appreciation of the arts, and the natural, historical, and traditional cultural heritage of the high desert Colorado Plateau, and to foster community-based economic development in Wayne County, Utah and the surrounding region.

The Arts and the Park: Light on the Reef plein air competition offers awards for Small Works (11” x 14” or smaller) and Large Works (11” x 15” up to 15” x 22”).

This year, special guest artist Suze Woolf will be judging the plein air competition.

Click here for details and to register for this event. Contact Maura Naughton ( with questions or for additional information.

The Utah Watercolor Society was founded on December 30, 1974 and operates as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. The purpose of the society is to advance the art of painting in watercolors. The society holds yearly exhibitions of watercolor paintings (watercolors defined as paintings in transparent and/or opaque water media or unvarnished water-soluble media on paper), and also provides several workshop opportunities each year for members and non-members. Monthly member meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00pm at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers building in Salt Lake City, UT. All meetings are open to the general public. Utah residency is required for membership.

The Utah Watercolor Society is funded, in part, by the residents of Salt Lake County through the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) program. Your support matters. Thank you!

Apply Now! Art Access Call for Artists 2018

Art Access 2017

Art Access' gallery is now accepting applications for individual and group exhibits during the 2018 calendar year. 
Please contact Elise Butterfield, or 801.328.0703 with any questions or concerns as you develop your exhibit proposal. Also, please explore our website at to learn more. 

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017 at midnight. To apply, please go to

Red Rock Plein Air

The Moab Arts & Recreation Center presents
Red Rock Arts Festival Plein Air Competiton
October 7 - 14
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