Call for Entries for 2020 Mask Exhibit

The Utah Arts Festival is seeking artists to participate in our annual Mask Exhibit, showing at the Utah Arts Festival Gallery from February 7-21, 2020. The Mask Exhibit helps to support our fundraising efforts and is part of the annual Masquerade Party. 

Over the years we have received many requests from Masquerade Party-goers for interesting and unique masks to wear to our annual fundraiser. They were interested in something more artistic and less ordinary than what is available at party stores, and wanted their purchase to support the Utah Arts Festival and our work. In keeping with our mission to promote appreciation and cultivation of art, meet the requests of our patrons, and support the continued work of the Festival, the Mask Exhibit was born.

The 2020 Mask Exhibit will be the eighth installment and each year gets better and better! Our goal is to represent a variety of mediums, highlight the work of local artists, and garner some financial support that will help us continue to present an amazing Utah Arts Festival in June.

We welcome artists of all levels and mediums to apply. For questions please contact Aimee Dunsmore () or Lindsay Garrahan () by email or phone (801) 322-2428.

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Application Requirements:

  • Creative within the mask theme. While we would like most masks shown to be wearable, we also consider work that is not wearable so long as it falls within the mask theme. Please contact us if you have questions specific to your work.
  • Reasonably priced. We would like to be able to offer a variety of masks at different price points. On the application you will be asked to select a range in which you plan to price your work. We understand this can change as the process evolves.
  • Include a representative sample of your work. This can be a photo of previous masks you’ve created, a drawing of an idea you have for a mask – anything that gives us a general sense of what the final product might look like.

Project Timeline:

  • Friday, November 8th – Deadline for submission of application and representative sample.
  • Friday, November 15th – Selected artists will be notified.
  • Friday, December 6th – Deadline for selected artists to turn in signed Terms & Conditions form, headshot and bio.
  • Tuesday, January 28th – Masks must be delivered to the Utah Arts Festival offices with Mask Exhibit Agreement completed and signed in order to be eligible for insurance.
  • Thursday, February 6th – Unmasked, a private event for Utah Arts Festival donors and participating mask artists.
  • Friday, February 7th through Friday, February 21st – Exhibit open to the public.
  • Tuesday, February 25th – Unsold masks should be picked up.

Accepted Artists Will Receive:

  • 30% commission on the listed value for which the piece sells.
  • Promotion in our press release, in our email newsletter, and on social media. We’ll talk about you wherever we can!
  • One complimentary ticket per artist to attend the Masquerade Party on February 29, 2020.
  • Opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets at a discounted rate of $40 each (normally $50).


For questions please contact Aimee Dunsmore () or Lindsay Garrahan () by email or phone (801) 322-2428.