Sanctuaries of Mind
September 1, 2015 - July 18, 2018
In this exhibition, works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection are presented in three categories: External Sanctuaries, Sanctuaries of Daily Experience, and Sanctuaries Within.
The Spring Salon was first held in 1922, begun by students and teachers of Springville High School who wanted to exhibit and promote original artwork. The Salon has been held annually since that time, except during World War II when fuel and other goods were rationed nationwide. The Springville Museum of Art continues the tradition today and invites all artists in Utah to participate in the 94th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.
Speaking Volumes |Transforming Hate showcases the diverse work of more than thirty artists who have transformed thousands of controversial white supremacist books into uplifting works of art. This stunning exhibition challenges and moves visitors with its thought-provoking and occasionally humorous collection of artwork, and provides honest opportunities to address discrimination in our communities and racism in America. Image: Clarissa Sligh, detail from Triptych , 2007
The Utah All-State Annual High School Art show, now in its 46th year, provides a forum for high school juniors and seniors from across the state to exhibit their artwork in a professional museum setting. Students from every high school in Utah are invited to participate, and those that choose to enter must frame their artwork, write artist statements, and submit to the jury process. For many, this is their first exposure to a competitive exhibition but will be very similar to something they may encounter in their future careers.
With the holiday season swiftly approaching, we are excited to announce this year’s Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition. This exhibition, formerly known as the Annual Christmas Lamb Art Show exhibition, sponsored by Ingrid F. Nemelka and the Nemelka family, is open to K-10 students living in Utah Valley. This year, in efforts to make this an interfaith celebration, we are encouraging students to create artwork focused on symbols of the season.
From the Studio of Arnold Friberg
February 15, 2017 - May 13, 2017
This exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at the sketches that adorned Friberg’s studio walls and the items he used for reference and study. Drawn directly onto the Friberg studio walls, these works in progress encourage us to see beyond the Masterpieces and explore the raw process behind their creation.
Presented by the Springville Museum of Art and the Utah Valley Quilt Guild with support from the Corn Wagon Quilt Company.
Celebrate the Utah Quilt Guild's 40th Anniversary with the Ruby Jubilee Celebration! This special traveling exhibition features 45 red and white quilts made by quilt guilds across the state.
The Classical Tradition: Simplicity, Serenity, and Harmony
November 16, 2016 - August 5, 2017
In contemporary artistic practice, an increasing number of artists strive to emulate the serene harmonies and mathematical order championed in antiquity. Commonly referred to as the Classical Tradition, these principles inspire artists to seek for perfection in form and theory through an ongoing observation, study, and execution of these time-honored ideals.
93rd Annual Spring Salon
April 26, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art
July 10, 2013 - June 1, 2017
Explore the voices in works of art and the thoughts and ideas that are conveyed through them by the artists or by the subjects they included in their works.
George Beard: Mormon Pioneer Artist with a Camera
March 15, 2017 - June 17, 2017
This exhibition features a selection of George Beard's photographs, re-mastered and printed with fidelity to the highest standards that George Beard would undoubtedly have approved. The fine quality of these prints bears witness to Beard's masterful photographic technique - the skillful use of light and shade and the painstaking attention to detail that he brought to his original photographic compositions has earned him a place among the greatest photographers of the American West.
45th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show
February 4, 2017 - March 24, 2017
This annual juried exhibition showcases the art of high school juniors and seniors throughout Utah. The purpose of this exhibition is to foster original visual art among Utah teenagers by providing a professional forum for students artists.
31st Annual Christmas Lamb Show
December 3, 2016 - January 7, 2017
31st Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah
October 19, 2016 - January 11, 2017
Rock the Vote
September 7, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Through works of art historical and contemporary, promotional and critical, elite and popular, this playful exhibition examines what it means to be presidential.
Lost + Found: In Search of Georgian Art
June 29, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Step with us into the Georgian countryside and enjoy the bright colors, poignant characters, and nostalgic moments of Lost + Found.
43rd Annual Quilt Show
July 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016
This juried exhibition features quilts of all styles and sizes created by some of the State’s finest quilters.Presented by the Springville Museum of Art and the Utah Valley Quilt Guild with support from the Corn Wagon Quilt Company.
Don't Read This, Too
July 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016
Don’t Read This, Too is a continuation of a 2014 exhibition at the SLC Public Library titled Don’t Read This. This exhibition further explores the aesthetic value of letters and characters as formal tools in the visual arts. When artists use text in their work viewers often get lost reading the content instead of considering the text’s aesthetic aspects. For the ten contemporary Utah artists in Don’t Read This, Too text has value for its formal as well as its communicative qualities. The beauty of language finds expression not only in the communicated content, but in the visual symbols we use to represent language.
June 1, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Three Mile Radius, an exhibition featuring the art of Jacqui Larsen and the poetry of her husband Lance Larsen, Utah's Poet Laureate, documents the people, places and things of Springville, Utah. Jacqui and Lance worked with only one rule: that their inspiration must come from what they find in the three mile radius that surrounds Jacqui’s studio.
Featuring visual artists exclusively from Springville and Mapleton, Glimpses of Springville looks locally to celebrate the artists in our “three mile radius.” This exhibition will include works that reflect the various artists’ experiences living and working in the Springville community. From the perspective of dozens of local sculptors, painters, and photographers this exhibition will celebrate our community and its role as Utah’s “Art City.”