98th Annual Spring Salon

Thank you so much to all those who submitted to this year’s Spring Salon! We appreciate and acknowledge the vulnerability it takes to enter such a competitive juried exhibition. The jurors loved seeing the diversity and thoughtfulness of all of your impressive works. Each year, the jurying process is challenging and the jurors would always like to accept more works than we have space for in the galleries. Thank you again for participating. We appreciate all of your work and are always grateful to see what Utah artists create!

If you are unable to pick up your artwork during the designated pickup periods, please schedule your art pickup by emailing Emily at elarsen@springville.org. Scheduled art pickup is Thursday April 28 - Saturday April 30, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm. 

April 27, 2022 - July 2, 2022

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 98th Annual Spring Salon. This exhibition is a juried competition that showcases the diversity and quality of contemporary Utah art.

Important Dates 

Friday March 4, 2022
Online entry form available

Wednesday April 6 - Saturday April 9, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm
Taking in artwork for exhibition

Friday April 15, 2021 (before 5:00pm)
List of accepted works posted online

Wednesday April 27, 2022 
Exhibition Opens
Opening Reception, 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday April 28 - Saturday April 30, 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 elarsen@springville.org

Saturday July 2, 2022
Closing date of exhibition

Wednesday July 6 - Saturday July 9, 2022 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 elarsen@springville.org

SMA takes a small commission on artworks sold in exhibitions. All funds are put towards the growth and care of our Permanent Collection. 

Click here for a complete list of artworks available for purchase in the 98th Annual Spring Salon. Artworks can be purchased in person at the Museum or over the phone by calling 801-489-2727.

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 elarsen@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. 

Entry Information
Original artwork must be received at the Springville Museum of Art April 6-April 9, 2022 during Museum Administrative Hours (10am-5pm). Each entry will cost $18.00 and must be paid online in advance. All digital media must be delivered in person with a USB drive. 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, 2022. 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 9, 2022. Please be prepared to follow social distancing guidelines when bringing work to the Museum, including wearing a face covering. Those artists designated as “Most Honored Artists of Utah” may enter without a fee but all works will be subject to the jurying process. Artists may choose to ship their artwork to the Museum for jurying at their own expense; artists are responsible for any return arrangements.

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. 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 9, 2022 will not be printed on labels and not considered in the jurying process. Statements cannot be changed after 5:00pm on Saturday April 9, 2022.

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 9, 2022, 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

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 - including those recognized as “Most Honored Artists of Utah” - will be subject to the jurying process.  The jurors will select the final artwork for the exhibition, in consultation with SMA Director, Dr. Rita R. Wright. 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.

Fidalis Buehler

Laura Durham

A list of accepted work will be posted on the Salon webpage of the smofa.org website on Friday 15, 2022. 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 within the time frame specified here:
  • Thursday April 28- Saturday April 30, 10:00am-5:00pm 
  • Wednesday July 6 - Saturday July 9, 10:00am-5:00pm

Upon entering the show, the artist or representative acknowledges that any works not picked up by July 9, 2022 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 elarsen@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 Catalogue 
An exhibition catalogue 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, April 27, 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 be able to set or negotiate prices for artists, nor will they be able to change prices on printed labels. Artwork will be sold as is, including any frames, pedestals, or other display supports provided by the artist. During the duration of the exhibition, all art sales must be directed through the Museum; artwork may not be sold privately while on loan to SMA.

Additional Questions?
Contact SMA’s Curatorial Staff at elarsen@springville.org or 801-491-5702