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The Rio & Alice Galleries were created as a service to Utah artists and the community at large. They provide a free venue for emerging and established artists to collaborate on exhibitions, participate in the process of producing an exhibit, and engage the community through art making and dialogue. Both galleries host public receptions on select Salt Lake Gallery Stroll evenings. We accept exhibition proposals twice-yearly for 7-8 week exhibitions. A $200 artist support fee is available per exhibition (paid to artist or group).

We welcome proposals from Utah artists, arts organizations, and independent curators age 18 and over. These include solo exhibitions, small group shows, or larger curated exhibits. Please note, only the Alice Gallery accepts solo proposals. Due to the high volume of solo proposals, group proposals (2+ artists) have a higher probability of acceptance. All visual arts media including new genres are accepted. All work must be original. There is no fee for entry. You can review past exhibitions here.
The Division of Arts & Museums aims to foster free expression, impactful exhibitions, and to engage the community through art-making and dialogue. The Visual Arts Committee reviews and selects proposals for the gallery. Quality, completion and clarity of the proposal as well as media, reach, and content submitted are all considered. The Rio Grande Depot is a multi-use building and the Visual Arts Committee reserves the right to make final decisions on which works are appropriate for a gallery within a public space. Additionally, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums promotes equity that involves all people, including those who have been historically underrepresented. Diversity, equity, and inclusion consciousness is encouraged.
*Due to special projects only the Alice Gallery will be accepting submissions in 2019*

The following exhibition slots are available for this submission period:

Alice Gallery:
Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2019
Mar 8 - May 3, 2019
May 10 - Jul 5, 2019

Complete guidelines here:


Please add to your safe-sender list to ensure you receive a response to your proposal. You should receive a confirmation email after submitting your application. Responses can be expected via email by September 19, 2018. Please call our office if you  have questions about how to submit your proposal. 801.245.7272.

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