Call to Artists: A Taste of Art
Posted: Jan 12, 2023
A Taste of Art is an art show and sale to benefit the Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture. Located in Cedar City, Utah, Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture is a 501c3 whose mission is to promote and advocate for the exposure, education, and success of urban and rural farms and ranches throughout Utah.
We are seeking artists in all media to represent farming and farm life through their art. Art must be farm related, but can include people, animals, landscapes, crops, farm events, etc. Artists will be invited to work en plein air at selected farms throughout Utah. The schedule of farms hosting artists to paint onsite (and suggested time frames) will be provided. We are scheduling farm/ranch specific access starting in April 2023 through February 2024, allowing artists to capitalize on the beauty of all four seasons in Utah. Artists are not required to paint en plein air and may create from their own farm inspiration as they find it throughout Utah.
Organizers of the event will select the art to be included in the show. Participating artists are asked to donate a work of art in support of Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture. Artists will receive 50% of the sale amount with 50% going to the Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture. Of course, if you would like to donate your art fully or take a lesser percentage with a larger portion going to Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture, that would do much toward the ongoing mission of the Center. Art can be valued at any price range, but in an effort to offer affordable art to event patrons, we are suggesting artists’ donations be valued no more than $1200. Event coordinators will set the final price of the art with consideration of the artist’s suggested retail value of their donation. Any unsold art will go back to the artist. All flat art is to be framed, simply and economically, so as not to inflate the retail value of the piece too greatly.
A Taste of Art event will also feature food and drink purveyors from Utah to include farmers, chefs, wineries and distillers — all of whom will donate certain portions of their offerings toward the event. A Taste of Art will take place at Snuck Farm, in Pleasant Grove, UT. Snuck Farm will donate the use of their facility for this event. Many other supporters of the Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture’s are donating their time and expertise to this event as well.
January 9, 2023 — Applications process opens. See how to apply below. There is no application fee.
February 5, 2023 — Deadline for applications for A Taste of Art.
February 15, 2023 — Accepted artists will be notified by email.
March 30, 2023 — A Taste of Taste of Art preview event to take place at Central Ninth Market, Salt Lake City, UT. Participating artists and farmers will be invited to attend. This will be an opportunity to mingle with the farmers, other artists, sample local food and drink, and learn more about Red Acre Center for Food and Agriculture. There will even be some fun giveaways!
March 10, 2024 — Art to be delivered/shipped for A Taste of Art. Delivery address TBD. We fully expect to sell all art,but in the event a piece does not sell, you will be able to pick up your piece or send us a shipping label and we will ship the work back to you.
March 21, 2024 — A Taste of Art, to be held at Snuck Farm, Pleasant Grove, UT.
HOW TO APPLY — Email the following information to Linda Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send images of your art so we can get a feel for your medium and style. Art samples do not have to be farm related — just send your best, current representation of what you do — and medium. Please send us your website link and Instagram link. No Facebook or TikTok please. If you work in film, please send your YouTube link. You do not have to be a resident of Utah to be involved. There are no application fees. Feel free to email Linda with any questions. We are excited to launch this Artists’ Call and start preparations for A Taste of Art!