Artists Invited to Submit Work for 11th International Art Competition

  • 17 January 2018

Life of Service, Legacy of Love, oil on canvas, by Michael Bingham, from the 2003 International Art Competition.

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  • Submit artwork from February 1, 2018, to June 1, 2018.

“I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.” —Psalm 77:11–12

LDS artists worldwide are invited to create new works of art for the 11th International Art Competition, sponsored by the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The contest is open to all members of the Church ages 18 and older.

The theme for the contest, which is held every three years, is Meditations on Belief: “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings” (Psalm 77:11–12).

According to competition details on history.lds.org, “The purpose of this competition is first, to showcase the breadth and diversity of Latter-day Saint artists, and second, to help develop the Church History Museum art collection through purchase awards. In fact, many well-beloved pieces of Latter-day Saint artwork have come from these competitions.”

Submit artwork between February 1, 2018, and June 1, 2018. Jurors will evaluate the artwork based on three criteria: artistic merit, innovation, and thematic alignment.

Mother of All Living, oil on canvas, by Jed Thomas, from the 2003 International Art Competition.

Sustaining the Prophet, cast bronze, by Benjamin Hammond, from the 2003 International Art Competition.

Chosen by a jury, awards will be announced in October 2018.

Selected entries will be displayed at the Church History Museum and online approximately between March 2019 and October 2019.

Visit lds.org/artcompetition for detailed rules, eligibility requirements, and online registration.