100th Annual Spring Salon

April 27, 2024* - July 6, 2024

The Spring Salon was first held in 1922, 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 100th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art. 

This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of this exhibition!

Important Dates 

Online Entry Form Posted

Monday March 4th, 2024

Artwork Intake

Wednesday April 3rd, 12pm-8pm.   

Thursday April 4th- Saturday April 6th, 10am-5pm.  Artworks accepted only during Museum open hours.

List of Accepted Works Will be Posted Online April 12th before 5:00pm

Exhibition Opens

*April 27th, at 7:00pm  (Please note that this exhibition will open with the Opening Reception at 7:00pm)

Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

 Saturday April 27, 7:00-9:30pm

First artwork pickup period

Thursday May 2nd- Saturday May 4th, 10:00am-5:00pm

*if you’d like to pick up your work outside of the designated pickup period an appointment must be made with the curatorial staff by emailing kkimball@springville.org

Closing date of exhibition

Saturday July 6, 2024

Second artwork pickup period

July 9th-13th, 10:00am-5:00pm

*If you would like to pick up your work outside of the designated pickup period an appointment must be made with the curatorial staff by emailing kkimball@springville.org

SMA takes a 30% commission on artworks sold in exhibitions. All funds support the Museum collection and programs.

Questions? Please Call Shannon 801-491-5715, or Kylie 801-491-5705.  



Eligibility and Requirements
The Salon is open to all Utah artists, working in any media. Each artist may submit up to two works of art created within the last three years. Works over three years old are not eligible. All works MUST be original in concept and execution. Artwork must be prepared securely for display and “ready to hang” with appropriate hardware. Artwork cannot exceed 11ft. on its largest dimension. Framed works that hang on a wall cannot exceed 9ft. in height. Artworks exceeding 150 pounds or over 7ft. on its largest dimension must be approved by SMA curatorial staff in advance by emailing kkimball@springville.org. All participating artists must agree to the Conditions of Entry and the Art Pickup Agreement listed on this page. Works that have previously been accepted into Springville Museum of Art juried exhibitions are ineligible. All work exhibited must comply with the SMA Community Standards Guidelines. The Community Standards can be found here.

 

Original artwork must be received at the Springville Museum of Art during Museum Administrative Hours . Each entry usually costs $18.00 and must be paid online in advance.  In 2024 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Spring Salon the entry fees will be waived because of the generosity of a private donor. Any digital media that is submitted must be accompanied with the necessary hardware and technology to exhibit the work. Online Entry Forms must be completed, at latest, 24 hours prior to delivering work to SMA. These Online Entry Forms may be found on the Spring Salon webpage after March 4, 2024. Artist Statements and label information should be included with the online entry form. The entry form as well as the entry fee must be received with the artwork(s) at the Museum before 5 p.m. on Saturday April 6th at 5:00pm.   Artists may choose to ship their artwork to the Museum for jurying at their own expense; artists are responsible for any return arrangements.

Artist Statement
The Springville Museum of Art requests that each artist include an “Artist Statement” about their work with each entry submitted. Please keep statements between 25 words minimum and 100 words maximum. Artists will be able to electronically submit their statement at the time they complete the Online Entry Form and it may be used in the jury process. Those statements submitted electronically may be reproduced on labels for display and/or in the printed catalogue. Statements submitted after 5:00pm on Saturday April 6th will not be printed on labels and not considered in the jurying process. Statements cannot be changed after 5:00pm on Saturday April 6th.

 
Insurance Agreement
SMA’s insurance agreement insures artwork on loan (except for high risk art) for the "fair market value" of the artwork, not necessarily the sales price of the piece.  The "fair market value" is subject to an appraisal by a professional appraiser or art consultant, as determined by SMA’s insurance carrier.  All works accepted for the exhibition will be insured through July 13, 2024 also for the fair market value. Frames and pedestals will not be insured for damage.
High Risk Art: (If you are not sure if your work falls in this category, please talk with SMA staff when you submit your piece):
  • Paintings that are still wet or soft beneath the paint skin
  • Any unframed works of art or works of art whose surface extends beyond and in front of the frame
  • Works of art with previous condition problems
  • Particularly fragile artworks, mixed media, installation, multi -part or assemblage works, glass, ceramic, plaster, exposed paper, etc.
  • Poorly prepared pieces and frames (faulty wires, screw eyes, clips, etc.)
  • Works of art behind regular silica glass (Pastels may be behind silica glass and be insured. Other works must be behind Plexiglas.)
  • Artworks with exposed backs or simple paper backing (To be insured, works of art on canvas must have the back of the stretcher-bar covered by cardboard, foam core, etc., to protect the canvas.)
  • Artwork that requires special handling provisions

Release
All artists will be asked to sign a Release Agreement upon entry which affirms that they are the owner of the artwork being entered into the show. The artist will also (1) expressly waive any and all claims or causes of action that he or she has or may have in the future against SMA and Springville City arising from or in connection with the Exhibition and (2) agree to indemnify SMA and Springville City for any damages caused by artist and artist’s artwork and actions.
  
Jury Process
The Salon exhibition will be selected by jurors. ALL ARTISTS - will be subject to the jurying process.  The jurors will select the final artwork for the exhibition, in consultation with SMA Director, Emily Larsen. SMA curators reserve the right to make final curatorial decisions regarding works in the exhibition and their placement. All work exhibited must comply with the SMA Community Standards Guidelines. The Community Standards can be found here.
 
Jurors
TBA

Notification
A list of accepted work will be posted on the Salon webpage of the smofa.org website on April 12th before 5:00pm . Award winners will be notified via email before the opening reception, where the award winners will be announced publicly. 
 
Art Pickup Agreement
All artwork will be considered on temporary loan to the Springville Museum of Art (SMA) from date of entry, through the duration of the exhibition, until final pickup date listed below. Due to increased numbers of art submissions, artists must pick up all pieces from the Museum July 9th-13th.

Upon entering the show, the artist or representative acknowledges that any works not picked up by  will be subject to a storage fee of $5/dayArtwork picked up between these dates will be subject to a $5 handling fee. *Any exceptions to these dates must be arranged in advance with SMA Curatorial Staff by emailing kkimball@springville.org. Storage and Handling fees will be waived if arrangements are made in advance with the SMA curatorial staff. After six months, any unclaimed artworks may be divested as SMA sees fit. Only the artist and those listed on the Online Entry Form as “Persons approved to pick up work” may take any art from the Museum.
 
Exhibition Catalog
An exhibition catalog will be printed with reproductions of select works. Not all accepted artworks will be illustrated in the catalogue. All artists receive one copy of the catalogue for every accepted entry. Catalogues cannot be mailed but should be picked up at the Museum by the artist during the exhibition dates or at time of art pickup.
 
Exhibition Events

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony, Saturday April 27, 7:00-9:30pm

Artist Roundtable,  May 29th 6:30- 8:30pm

Awards, Purchases, and Sales
Artworks from the exhibition will be selected for cash and/or purchase awards. Awards are determined by jurors and curators. SMA retains a 30% commission on all art sales during the exhibition. Please price your work accordingly. If applicable, please coordinate with your gallery in pricing pieces. SMA staff will not set prices for artists.
 
Additional Questions?
Contact SMA’s Curatorial Staff at kkimball@springville.org or 801-491-5705
 

Michael Malm Hartman