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BOUNTIFUL DAVIS ART CENTER
CALL FOR 2025 EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

Bountiful Davis Art Center is pleased to announce an opportunity for Utah artists and curators to submit proposals for an exhibition during the 2025 calendar year. Proposals can be submitted by individual artists or as a group. This annual call for proposals will be open until 11:59 PM on August 18, 2024. Proposals will be reviewed by our Exhibitions Director and Selections Committee. Selected artists will be notified no later than September 1, 2024 and given further exhibition details and requirements. Join our mailing list below to receive updates.  

 

Please direct any questions to the Exhibitions Director, Bren Larsen at bren@bdac.org.

 

The mission of the BDAC Exhibitions Program is to:

  • Provide the Utah community and greater public with easy access to high-quality art exhibitions

  • Provide a platform for sharing the artistic expressions of emerging and established artists

  • Enhance public understanding of the value and purposes of art

  • Nurture innovation in arts and culture

​DEADLINE

All applications must be complete and submitted online no later than 11:59 PM August 18, 2024.

 

REPRESENTATION OF ART

Submitted examples must either show work intended for the exhibit or be a fair representation of work to be completed. Work must never have been exhibited at BDAC.

 

DESCRIPTION OF EXHIBITION

Please logistically and physically describe the intended exhibition. Indicate whether work submitted will be in the exhibition or if it represents the type of work to be exhibited. Explain physical, spatial, and technological needs. Artists should plan to provide their own special equipment such as monitors and speakers. Artists are not guaranteed to be placed in their requested area, but it helps the committee plan.

ARTIST STATEMENT

A statement relating to the submitted work is required. This might include topics such as the artist's purpose or concept, materials, process, subject matter, as well as artists, theories, and discourse that influence the work.

 

BIO/CV/RESUME

In a single PDF file, submit a biography and/or CV or resume for all artists applying.

*Tip: InDesign or Word can export documents as PDFs.

 

NOTIFICATION

Selected artists will be notified by Sept 1, 2024. At that time artists will be informed of the dates of their exhibition, generally 4-6 weeks in duration. Please let us know if there are dates in 2025 during which the applicant CANNOT exhibit.

 

INSTALLATION AND HANDLING

Art should arrive at BDAC ready to hang or install. D-rings and wire are preferred for wall art. Please arrange to bring art into the gallery without requiring assistance from BDAC staff. BDAC typically arranges and installs the art. If the art has special installation or layout needs, the artist or a representative may install the work and/or should make prior installation arrangements with BDAC. BDAC has a limited budget to assist with out-of-state shipping costs, but cannot guarantee we can assist with all exhibitions. Please plan to cover all costs of delivering art to BDAC and costs of return.

 

NOTE:

Submitted work that differs markedly from the photo entries without clear explanation may be rejected. Physical samples of work in person will not be accepted. Work displayed previously at BDAC will not be accepted. Art must be original. Reproductions and giclées will also not be accepted. BDAC reserves the right at any time to decline to display any art that is damaged, unprepared for installation, excessively fragile, dangerous, or which fails to meet our standards of quality. All exhibited art is protected by insurance while under the care of BDAC. The artist(s) or curator may list the art for sale. The commission is 65% to the artist, 35% to BDAC.

 

GALLERY LAYOUT

BDAC floorplan and photos are available here: bdac.org/building-map. Our 12'x15' upstairs gallery is capable of displaying art on the walls or floor and has blinds covering the windows, blackout curtains for the entry, and a projector for film and new media work. The Utah Division of Arts and Museums recognizes Bountiful Davis Art Center as a 501c3 non-profit museum.

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