Call for Entries: 2021 Utah Design Craft Artist Competition

Brigham City Museum Announces Utah Design Craft Artist Competition Call for Entries

The Brigham City Museum of Art and History invites artists of all skill levels to share a personal expression of how water shapes our lives and our world for the 2021 Utah Design Craft Artists Competition: Waterways. Entries are due by 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 13. The exhibit opens on November 20, 2021 and closes on January 8, 2022 with an awards ceremony to take place Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the museum.

This year’s theme, “Waterways,” is meant to reflect the aims of “Think Water Utah”, a statewide collaboration and conversation on the critical topic of water presented by Utah Humanities and its partners. The primary concept for this competition is drawn from “Utah WaterWays” an essay by Gregory E. Smoak: “Water is life. It forms our world and our lives. It allows us to travel and blocks our paths. It determines where we live and work and what we eat and drink. It is an essential natural resource that people struggle to access and control. Water shapes human culture — our ways of life.” 

“Water shapes our lives in so many ways, both by its presence and increasingly by its absence,” said Alana Blumenthal, Museum Director.  “I think asking artists to reflect on the statewide Think Water Utah initiative through these diverse media will yield stunning and thought-provoking pieces. Water is on the minds of all Utahns, scientists and artists alike.”

Artwork must be made of the following medium: fiber, wood, glass, clay, metal, stone, or any mix of these media. All entries for this juried competition must have been created on or after January 1, 2020 and be ready to hang when submitted. Entry Fee is $35, payable upon submission of entry. Up to three works can be submitted. Entry forms and further information can be found on the museum’s website:

COVID-19 Protocols:
Museum staff take the health and well being of their visitors seriously. We encourage visitors who are not vaccinated to wear masks.  Hand sanitizer and soap are accessible in the gallery and restrooms.  

About the Brigham City Museum of Art & History
The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is northern Utah’s cultural hub, offering temporary exhibitions on art (contemporary and historical) and history. The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret art and materials that tell stories of human experiences and of the land. 

The museum is a department of Brigham City Corporation and receives added support from the Box Elder Museum Foundation. It is located at 24 North 300 West. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Guided tours are available by appointment.  Admission is free. Visit for more information. 


Please contact Museum Director Alana Blumenthal at or Curator of Education Mary Ann Urban at or call 435-226-1439 for more information.

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