Art Royalty 

We proudly present the 2020-2021 Art Royalty:

From left: Julia Witesman, Hannah Martinez, Jenny Wallentine, Olivia Smith (Queen), Jane Wilson, Sicily Fischio, Alexi Corfield 

Photographed by Emma Wilson 


The 2021-2022 Art Royalty Application is closed. Thank you to the incredible individuals who applied. The new Art Royalty will be announced on May 15th on the SMA Teen Programs Instagram @smateenprograms. Follow to see the announcement!

What is Art Royalty?

The Springville Museum of Art Royalty is a position of prestige, honor, and opportunity in Springville. It is a tradition that has been carried and continued for many years and is a part of Springville’s culture. 

The electing of Art Royalty began in 1907 for the students at Springville High School. In the early days, the junior high and high school were combined, and the students would raise money to purchase their favorite painting or sculpture for the Museum’s Permanent Collection. A young lady was nominated from each class, and the class that raised the most money would also get to have their representative as Art Queen. The Art Queen winner would present the chosen art piece in an honorary assembly.

Today, those competing for Art Royalty are required to fill out applications asking about their school and extracurricular activities, service, involvement in arts-related activities, and how they would promote the Museum as a member of the Art Royalty. The applications are submitted to the Museum and the finalists are chosen.  

Finalists will be will be notified via email and will receive details about their interview and art presentation* time and location. Interview and presentation panelists will select the new Art Royalty. Newly selected members of the Art Royalty and the outgoing Art Royalty will be recognized at an invite-only crowning ceremony, in lieu of the Art Ball, on Saturday, May 15th. These selected members will serve on Art Royalty for 12 months.

Questions? Please contact Allene Leak at 801-491-5713 or aleak@springville.org. 


Important Dates and Application Details: 

Wednesday, March 17th - Art Royalty Q&A (virtual)

Monday, March 22nd - Online application opens 

Friday, April 16th - Application closes at 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 24th - Art Royalty Finalists notified through email by 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 29th and Friday, April 30th - Art Royalty finalist interviews and art presentations 

Saturday, May 15th - Art Royalty Crowning Ceremony, Stewart Sculpture Garden, Invite only 


This schedule and details are subject to change, contingent upon local, state, and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. 


*As part of the interview process, applicants will choose an artwork to give a 3-5 minute presentation about to a panel of Museum employees. Applicants should plan on selecting a work that is currently on display in the galleries of the Museum's Upper Level: 

  • Grand Ambitions
  • DE|MARCATION: A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah 
  • Soviet Stories: Layers of Reality 
  • In Sight, Out of Mind


Applicants are encouraged to come to the Museum to select a piece that is on display before submitting their application. The title and artist of an applicant's selected artwork is a required question on the application form.


Please click here to access a preparation guide that should help you create your presentation. Finalists will give their presentation at the Museum, in front of their selected piece, as part of the interview process.