Past Exhibitions


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. 

July 29, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 

This juried exhibition features quilts of all styles and sizes created by some of the State’s finest quilters. This year's show will be shown in conjunction with the Utah Quilt Guild's Ruby Jubilee 40th Anniversary Show. 

Presented by the Springville Museum of Art and the Utah Valley Quilt Guild with support from the Corn Wagon Quilt Company.

July 29, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017

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 

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 93nd Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art. 

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

See Christmas through the eyes of a child. This annual juried exhibition showcases the art of school-age children from around Utah County. Inspired by a story about the true meaning of Christmas, these young artists create inspired and touching works reflecting their unique vision. 

31st Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah
October 19, 2016 - January 11, 2017

The SMA invites all Utah artists to enter this exhibition which celebrates the diversity of religious experience and belief in our community. Using different media to express these ideas artists create works which will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share. 

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.

Three-Mile Radius
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. 

Glimpses of Springville

June 1, 2016 - October 29, 2016

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.”