The Rio and Alice galleries were created as a service to Utah artists. They provide free venues for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibits and engage the community through art-making and dialogue. Both galleries participate in the monthly Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and host public receptions on Gallery Stroll evenings.
We welcome proposals from artists, arts organizations and independent curators. These include small group shows of two to eight artists or larger curated/juried exhibits. All media are accepted and all work must be original — no reproductions. The visual arts committee will review and select proposals for the galleries. Quality, completion and clarity of the proposal — as well as media, reach and content submitted — will all be considered.
“Our program is unique in that not only do we display the work of Utah artists, we provide professional development and assistance to artists for curation, coordination, artist statements and exhibit installation,” noted Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “Providing these services from start to finish is an invaluable service to Utah artists.”
Exhibitions have been a program of the state since 1899. Utah Arts & Museums will have exhibited the work of more than 170 Utah artists in 2013 as a part of this program. To submit a proposal for exhibition, visit http://visualartsutah.org/ and download guidelines in the Galleries section.