Exhibiting Art at Union Station

Gallery at the Station and Myra Powell exhibits works of art that have particular relevance to the museum’s collections, have relevance to the Weber County community as a whole, are important as documents of the times and have artistic merit. Art exhibitions represent a broad spectrum of artistic expression, with an emphasis on local and Utah artists.

EXHIBITION CRITERIA

The Art Committee and Museum Director are responsible for all decisions on whether or not to exhibit art work at Union Station. The Art Committee strives to present exhibitions that promote access to and stimulate interest in a wide variety of ideas. Exhibitions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.

  • Quality: The inherent quality and authenticity of the work.
  • Media: All visual art forms may be considered subject to limitations set by the Art Committee.
  • Artist: Selection will consider the local and/or national renown of the artist.
  • Style and nature: The artwork should be appropriate in scale, material, form and content for the cultural and physical environment in which it is to be placed and exhibited.
  • Elements of design: The Art Committee and the artist will take into account that public art may have considerations other than the aesthetic, including that it may serve to establish focal points; modify, enhance, define, or terminate specific spaces; or establish identity. Relevance to the community and the collection will be considered.
  • Copyrights: All work must be in compliance with current copyright laws.
  • Safety: No work will be accepted that creates unusually or unreasonably unsafe conditions or factors that may bear on public liability or use of the museum.
  • Condition: The artwork must be in good condition.
  • Storage: OUSM is unable to provide storage for the artwork.
  • Artwork acquired outside of this process through other means may not be exhibited.

EXHIBITION PROCEDURES

Exhibitors must submit an application. Application forms can be secured at any Union Station location or online. The completed application can be returned to Union Station and it will be forwarded to the Union Station Museum Office

Applications will be accepted quarterly:

  • First Quarter Due Date: January 5
  • Second Quarter Due Date: April 5
  • Third Quarter Due Date: July 5
  • Fourth Quarter Due Date: October 5

All applications must be accompanied by exhibition images, preferably digital.

The Art Committee will meet quarterly to review applications. Exhibitors will be notified by the 15th of the month following the due date.

Exhibitors may appeal Art Committee decisions to the Museum Director.

If approved, all terms of agreement between the Ogden City and Museums and Exhibitor must be stated in a written signed Agreement between both parties before the exhibition is displayed.

All exhibitions must be hang-ready (if appropriate) and installation is the responsibility of the exhibitor.

Care will be taken to protect exhibits, but the museum cannot be responsible for loss, theft or damage to works of art. The City of Ogden suggests that exhibitors insure works of value.

Approved exhibitions will remain on display for two (2) months. However, the museum reserves the right to request the exhibitor to remove the exhibition at any time.

The exhibitor is responsible for the de-installation of the exhibition on or before the date specified in the agreement.

Exhibitors may display a maximum of once every two years.

ATTACHMENTS

Application for Temporary Art Exhibition Proposal (PDF)

Effective Date: Nov 1, 2018