Students must take First-Year Studio Foundation Series courses of 21 credit hours (including the Introduction to Art History course) before any work in the art major emphasis area can begin. As a transfer student, you will usually be placed in the First-Year Studio sequence. Depending on the strength of your transfer portfolio, serving as a “placement” exam, you may not be required to take all eight first-year studio classes. In addition to the possibility of some first-year courses being waived, a student may be allowed to advance onto the second year coursework in their emphasis area while finishing the foundation courses. Depending on the student’s portfolio review some second-year courses may be waived. Portfolios will not be reviewed unless transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or summary of transfer credits are included in portfolio. 

A National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition. 7th October – 1st November 2019

Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Call for Entries 

Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper by artists throughout the country. The exhibition will take place in the Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Eligibility & Media

All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years (Current students and employees of the University of Utah are ineligible to apply).

Max framed size: 50 x 36 inches. Work must be framed.
Maximum 3D size: 24 x 24 x 24 inches
We will not consider offset reproductions, nor digital reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium.

Juror: Judith Brodsky

Judith K. Brodsky is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Visual Arts, Rutgers University and Founding Director (1986) of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, renamed Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions in her honor. In 2018, the Brodsky Center joined the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Over 300 artists have created works at the center and these projects are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Bibliothèque Nationale, Victoria & Albert, and the Stadtsmuseum, Berlin. 

She has held leadership positions in the art world, including as national president of ArtTable, the College Art Association, and the Women’s Caucus for Art (established in 1972).

Brodsky’s work is in over 100 permanent collections including the Library of Congress, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Fogg Museum, Harvard.


Submission deadline: Friday, 26th July 2019.

Notification emails: Friday, 29th August 2019.

Accepted works delivery deadline: Friday, 20th September 2019.

Exhibition: 7th October – 1st November 2019.

Reception: 6-8pm. Wednesday, 9th October 2019.


Please enter up to 3 works through this site. 

Images should be sized at 72 dpi, 2500 pixels at the longest dimension.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable fee of $22.50. 

All entries must be uploaded by 26th July 2019.  

Delivery & Return of Accepted Artworks

Works accepted must be either hand-delivered or shipped ready for installation. Works must be framed under plexi (no glass permitted); works must be securely mounted and framed with all necessary hardware attached for hanging. Accepted works that require special installation must be accompanied with instructions and all necessary hardware for exhibition. 

Square edged metal or wooden frames only. No ornate frames.

All shipping and insurance costs for artwork to and from the University of Utah are the responsibility of the artist. Make sure your shipping box is sturdy enough to reuse for return shipping and includes sufficient packing. PLEASE NO PACKING PEANUTS. 

Prepaid return postage and a pre-addressed mailing label must accompany all artwork. No cash payments for return shipping and no C.O.D.’s.

Accepted works must be delivered or shipped prepaid to: 

Attn: PaperWest
Works on Paper Exhibition

University of Utah, Art and Art History Department

375 South 1530 East, Room 161

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0380

Hand-delivered works will be available for pick up from the Gittins Gallery: November 4th, thru 6th, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sales & Awards

Sales will be encouraged and the organizers will put buyers in contact with artists. No commission will be collected on artwork sold through the exhibition. A number of awards will be given. The entry fee is used primarily for awards. (Awards in 2017 were $3700.00).


The University of Utah Department of Art and Art History will exercise reasonable care in handling but cannot insure works while in transit. Works are insured during the exhibiton. The University of Utah Department of Art and Art History reserves the right to install the accepted works in the manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security reasons. Works that differ markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified. Accepted and exhibited artwork may be reproduced for promotional purposes. Sending an entry constitutes an agreement by the artist to the conditions set forth above. The names of all accepted artists, images of their work and images of the exhibition will be documented on the Art & Art History website.



Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah