Call for Artists Campus-Wide



Submission Deadline: April 18, 2014

The University of Utah President’s Gallery Committee is pleased to announce an inaugural art exhibition featuring work by current students, faculty and staff (the entire learning community). The President’s Gallery: A Sense of Place exhibit will be held at the Park Building from September 22, 2014 to November 13, 2014.  Visual artists working in all media, from any department, are invited to submit up to three examples of their work to be juried by the members of the President’s Gallery Committee for inclusion in the exhibition.

The goals of the President’s Gallery:  A Sense of Place exhibition are:

➤        to engage the university community

➤        to recognize the talent within the university community

➤        to support the arts on campus

In addition, this inaugural campus-wide exhibition supports ART is 100, a year-long initiative of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts marking 100 years of collecting art and celebrating creativity at the University of Utah.

Artists are encouraged to submit work that reflects the title of the exhibition – A Sense of Place – in the broadest sense.  Accepted submissions will present diverse observations of the land, the people, the communities, and campus life in Utah and at the University of Utah.

The jury is chaired by Sandi Pershing, Assistant Vice President, Engagement; with the following members:  Tom Alder, principal, Alderwood Fine Art; Nancy Boskoff, arts management; Gretchen Dietrich, executive director, Utah Museum of Fine Arts; David Meikle, artist/staff, University Marketing and Communications; and Brian Snapp, artist/chair, University Art and Art History Department.

The exhibition will be curated and installed by campus professionals on the third floor of the Park Building and will be insured by the university from the time of delivery to the time of pick-up.  Such insurance will be based on the description of and value specified for the work by the artist or fair market value, whichever is less.  The work in the exhibition will not be designated as “for sale.”  One of the artworks juried into the exhibition may be selected to receive the Presidential Purchase Award, for the President’s permanent art collection.


Artists submitting their work for consideration must be a current full-time or part-time member of the student body, faculty or staff of the University of Utah.  Members of the jury may submit work, but will not be judged.


The artwork, should it be selected, must be available for exhibit from September 15, 2014, through November 14, 2014.  Work may not be removed from the exhibition during that time.

Work selected for the exhibition must be delivered as directed, professionally framed or otherwise prepared for exhibition, and ready to install.

The exhibition will be presented in the lobby and hallways of the third floor of the Park Building.  Those interested in submitting their work to be juried are encouraged to visit the third floor to get a sense of the space, the walls, and the lighting. Due to limited size, the jury encourages artwork to not exceed 72”; however larger works will be considered.

All visual media, including sculpture, are eligible with the understanding that there may be space limitations for three-dimensional work and technical limitations for film, video and other digital media.

If you have any questions about the exhibition or how to submit your work for consideration, please e-mail Brynn Fronk at



Download and complete the application form (PDF) in Adobe Reader and include high-resolution photos of the work you wish to be considered.  The quality of the images of the work directly affects the jury’s ability to judge the work.  You may submit up to three works for consideration: one image per work.  Also include a complete description of each piece and your estimated value of the work.

The application and images must be sent to David Meikle via e-mail with receipt no later than April 18, 2014.  Details for submission are outlined as part of the application (PDF).

Following the jury’s review, artists will be notified via e-mail as to the decision, no later than June 1, 2014.  If your work is accepted for the show, you will receive additional information about the exhibition, the delivery and pick-up schedule, the opening reception and other details.

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If your work is accepted for the exhibition, you or your representative must deliver the work, ready to install, on Monday, September 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., to the third floor of the Park Building.  A staff member will check in your work and provide you with a receipt.

You or your representative must pick up the work after the show ends, on Friday, November 14, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., on the third floor of the Park Building.  A staff member will check you out and have you sign a receipt for the work.