37th ANNUAL SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS ART OF UTAH October 18, 2023 - January 10, 2024

The Springville Museum of Art 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. 

Adam Thomas Having Entered into Their RestTatiana Castro- Rebozo de amor

It is truly an honor to host the 37th Annual Spiritual and Religious Exhibition. Once again, we had a record-breaking number of entries at 657.  Our jurors expressed their pleasure with the wide range of diversity and spiritual representation. We acknowledge the vulnerability it takes to enter such an exhibition with your personal feelings and experiences on display. We thank all the artists who entered for trusting us with your art and allowing us to share in its beauty. 


Important Dates 

Thursday October 19, 2023 - Saturday October 21, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm

First artwork pickup period
*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 

Wednesday January 10, 2024

Closing date of exhibition

Thursday January 11, 2024 - Saturday January 13, 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
Second artwork pickup period
*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

Art Pickup Policy

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 within the time frame specified here: 

  • Thursday October 19 - Saturday October 21, 2022, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Thursday January 11 - Saturday January 13, 2023, 10:00am–5:00pm

Upon entering the show, the artist or representative acknowledges that any works not picked up by the dates specified above will be subject to a storage fee of $5/day. Artwork NOT 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.

Jury Process

This exhibition is juried in conjunction with the SMA curatorial staff.

This Year's Judges:

 J. Kirk Richards is a contemporary artist whose work engages with themes of antiquity, religion, spirituality, equality, and love. His work asks questions about modern application and implementation of religion as it relates to historical narratives and mythologies. The work often prioritizes the poetry of religious text over dogma or historical accuracy. Stylistically it often bridges or walks a tightrope between classical and abstract expression.

            Winston Kyan is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Utah, where he has taught since 2010. He offers courses  on all aspects of Asian and Asian diaspora art. He is currently working on two books, one focuses on medieval Chinese Buddhist art and the other on Asian American Buddhist visual culture.

Images from top left:

Rose Datoc Dall                                 Light in the Wilderness

Adam Thomas                                   Having Entered Into Their Rest

 Tatiana Castro                                   Rebozo de amor

 Images bottom left:

Ivan Thompson                                 She Gave All

Emily Christensen McPhie              The  Disparates

Michael Malm                                   Mary Anointing the Feet of Jesus

Brian Kershisnik                                A Study of “Après la Guerre”