What Is It?
35×35 is Artists of Utah’s showcase of work by Utah’s young generation of visual artists. Occurring every three and a half years, this exhibit features work by 35 artists 35 years old or younger, providing the artists with a unique exhibition opportunity as well as extended media coverage to help further their career.
How It Works:
The 35×35 exhibition is open to all artists born after March 12, 1984, and residing in the state of Utah (part-time residents, including students, are eligible).
All eligible submissions are considered by the Artists of Utah Board of Directors. Following a blind process that considers only images and an artist statement, the board will choose 35 artists to be featured in the exhibition. Staff and board members will curate a show featuring work by these 35 artists.
After the exhibit has been hung, three independent jurors will each select a work to be given a Juror’s Award. A People’s Choice award is selected by voting ballots collected from gallery patrons over the duration of the exhibition. The Board of Directors will choose one artist to receive a Board of Directors Award. That artist will be invited to sit on the board of Artists of Utah.
$20 to Submit. Collected entry fees will be used for cash prizes, artist profile video productions, promotional materials, website publications and installation expenses associated with the 35×35 exhibition. All artists who submit an entry will be given the opportunity to create an artist listing on the Artists of Utah website free of charge.
Beyond Cash Awards, Any Other Perks?
· Exposure: The 35×35 exhibition gives exposure to artists who were just starting out and continues Artists of Utah’s commitment to fostering Utah’s young generation of artists.
· Networking: This is your chance to get to know members of Utah’s art community, including the staff at Artists of Utah and 15 Bytes, your peers from around the state, gallerists (artists in past exhibits have gained representation at 35 x 35) and other art professionals.
· Publicity: 15 Bytes produces video interviews of the 35×35 artists that are posted online at 15 Bytes, Utah Arts Magazine.
Where Will This Happen?
Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Finch Lane Gallery will once again host the 35×35 exhibition.
When Will It Happen?
Exhibition Dates: March 13 through April 24, 2020.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 20, 2020.
Finch Lane Gallery will be open for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on April 17.
Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 17, 2020.
Application deadline: January 20, 2020
To learn more and apply, click here.
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