2016 Gala Art Auction Call for Artists

Year after year, UMOCA’s annual gala brings the community together for art, exciting festivities, and the opportunity to help support our programs, many of which are designed for the local art community. The museum’s largest fundraiser of the year raises funds for programs such as the Artist-in-Residence program, the A-I-R Space gallery, and the Projects Gallery, which only exhibits the work of local artists.

The art auction guidelines have been UPDATED in an effort to enable artists to create something more representative of their technique, so ensure you read them thoroughly before applying. The deadline is Saturday, November 7, 2015.

UMOCA recognizes that the artists who support UMOCA’s annual fundraiser are who make this auction a success each year. Thank you in advance for you participation.



Projects Gallery

The Projects Gallery is one manifestation of UMOCA’s commitment to the local art community, ensuring that local artists have a presence here at all times. Only artists working in Utah are invited to propose an exhibition for the Projects Gallery, which may range from site-specific installations to artist-curated shows.

In order to give applicants more time and flexibility in submitting their exhibition proposals, Projects Gallery submissions have a rolling deadline. Proposals currently under our consideration will be reviewed and responded to as soon as possible.

The Projects Gallery is Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s initiative to promote local artists as they engage the contemporary art world locally and nationally. Situated at the front of UMOCA, the Projects Gallery is the first exhibition room that visitors encounter when entering the building. The Projects Gallery exhibits proposals entirely from Utah artists, providing them with a professional exhibition environment, prominent exposure to UMOCA visitors, and through UMOCA’s increasing national ties, the possibility of greater exposure around the country.



We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an exhibition will be contacted. Unsolicited materials will not be returned.