The Eccles Art Center Abstract Competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original Abstracts in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. REPRODUCTION PRINTS such as gicleé and PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. Work must have been completed within the past two years and not have been previously exhibit-ed in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Art Center.
Artists are limited to a total of two entries. Works consisting of multiple parts may be entered as a single work only if each of the parts cannot exist as a complete work by itself. Multiple parts of a work may not be priced separately. This competition has a size limitation, two dimensional works may not be greater than 60 inches in length or width.
Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, matted and framed and otherwise ready for exhibition display. TWO DIMENSIONAL WORK, LARGER THAN 21” x 21” WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN CLIP FRAMES. FRAMED WORK MUST INCLUDE WIRE OR SIMILAR HANGING SYSTEM. Works will not be accepted with only alligator hardware, D-ring, V-ring or keyhole hangers under any circumstance.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
November 16, 17 and 18, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
Work will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Work left at the Art Center after January 2, 2023 is left at artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue. Works left at the Center for over 90 days will be deemed abandoned and disposed of at the Board’s discretion. The Eccles Art Center does not accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.
A price or insurance value must be indicated for all items entered. Sales will be encouraged and the Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales. WORK NOT FOR SALE MUST BE MARKED ‘NFS’ AND A VALUE FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES GIVEN.
ENTRY FEES & FORMS
$10.00 per entry
$5.00 per entry for members of the Art Center.
Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity and are non-refundable.
Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medium and price/insurance value. Identification tags will be provided at the time of entry.
Notification of jury results will be emailed to the address you provide.
Work not accepted must be picked up on or before December 2, 2022 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up January 2, 2023 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
See LIABILITY section for storage charge notice.
Best of Show: $750.00
First Place: $500.00
Second Place: $300.00
Third Place: $200.00
Honorable Mentions (3): $100.00
OPENING RECEPTION & EXHIBIT
A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Art Center. Awards will be posted at the reception.
The exhibit will be on display December 2 through December 31, 2022. Join us for Family Holiday Traditions: holiday lights and Family Art Activities on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 3 to 6 p.m.
This project has received funding from Weber County RAMP, Ogden City, and is supported by the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the arts.