38th ANNUAL SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS ART OF UTAH 

October 16, 2024 – January 8, 2025

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, artist create works that will engage and inspire viewers to contemplate and reflect on the vibrant spiritual traditions we share.

This Exhibition will be Juried Online! Entries due September 5, 2024



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

Monday August 5, 2024 (before 5:00pm)

Online entry form available

Thursday September 5, 2024 (11:59pm)

Submission deadline. Online entry form closes. 

Monday September 16, 2024 (before 5:00pm)

Accepted list posted. 

Wednesday September 25, 2024 - Saturday September 28, 2024 (10:00am-5:00pm)

Intake for accepted artwork for exhibition during SMA administrative hours. 

Wednesday October 16, 2024

Exhibition opens

*Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 6:30-8:30pm

Wednesday January 8, 2025

Exhibition closes

*Artist Round Table, 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday January 9, 2025 - Saturday January 11, 2025 (10:00am-5:00pm)

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 

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 January 9 - Saturday January 11 2025, 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 

or sacor@springville.orgStorage 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.

Eligibility and Requirements

All Utah artists are eligible to participate in this annual exhibition of spiritual and religious fine art. Artists may submit one or two works of any medium or style of visual art produced in the last 3 years. All works must be original in conception and execution. Artwork must be prepared securely for display and cannot exceed 11 feet on its largest dimension. Works that hang on a wall cannot exceed 9 feet in height. Artworks exceeding 150 pounds or over 7 feet 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 Policy listed on this page. All work exhibited must comply with the SMA Community Standards policy. The Community Standards can be found here.

Entry Information

This year we are jurying entirely online – artwork will not be brought to the Museum unless accepted into the exhibition. Original Artwork must be submitted online for jurying by 11:59pm on Thursday September 5, 2024. No entry fee will be charged. These Online Entry Forms may be found on the Upcoming Exhibitions section of our website: www.smofa.org. With the new online jurying system, we recommend including as high-quality images of your artwork as possible. You can submit up to four photos of your artwork and up to 4 photos of how you’d like the work displayed. Images can be uploaded in a variety of file formats, please see the Online Entry Form for a complete list. Artist Statements and label information should be included with this Online Entry Form. The Museum encourages a diversity of beliefs and religions represented; if you have any questions about what kind of work may be submitted, please contact the Museum.

*The Springville Museum of Art reserves the right to withdraw, disqualify, or not accept artwork if the submitted photo is misleading and not representational of the physical work.

Jury Process

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

Jurors TBA

Notification

A list of accepted work will be posted on the 38th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah webpage of the smofa.org website on Monday September 16, 2024 before 5:00pm. Award winners will be notified via email before the Opening Reception, where the award winners will be announced publicly. 

Accepted Artworks Agreement

 Accepted artworks must be received at the Springville Museum of Art Wednesday September 25, 2024 – Saturday September 28, 2024 during Museum Administrative Hours (10:00am-5:00pm). If accepted works are not brought in during this period, they forfeit their spot in the exhibition. The Springville Museum of Art reserves the right to withdraw, disqualify, or not accept artwork if the submitted photo is misleading and not representational of the physical work.  Artworks that are not on the accepted list will be turned away if brought to the Museum.

Artist’s Statement

The Springville Museum of Art requests that each artist include an “Artist’s 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. Statements submitted electronically will be reproduced on labels for display.

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, coordinating with galleries if necessary. SMA staff will not set prices for artists. Prices cannot be changed after works have been dropped off and entry forms signed. Artwork will be sold as is, including any frames, pedestals, or other display supports provided by the artist.

Exhibition Events

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday October 16, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Unframed

TBA

Artist Round Table

Wednesday January 8, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Insurance Policy

SMA’s insurance policy 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 January 11, 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.

Additional Questions?


Contact SMA’s Curatorial Staff at kkimball@springville.org, sacor@springville.org, or 801-491-5715 


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”