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The Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden is holding its 46th Annual Statewide Competition Exhibit. This statewide competition is open all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah.    Original work in a variety of media, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible.  Works must have been completed within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Art Center.  As this is a juried competition, only works accepted by the juror will be exhibited. This competition is always exciting due to the variety of work submitted.

An evening reception presented within the State Covid Guidelines will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden.  Awards will be posted at this reception and on the EAC’s website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

The competition exhibit will be on display August 7 through 29, 2020.  Covid gallery hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

The Eccles Art Center in celebration of the beauty of flowers, art and summer will exhibit The Art In Bloom competition with works by resident Utah floral artists and interior designers.  Original floral designs will be created to accompany art works from the 46th Annual Statewide Competition.  Categories will include permanent botanicals and fresh floral material.  Awards will be presented in both categories. Designs completed for the Art in Bloom Competition will be on display August 28 from 10 to 4 and August 29, 2020 from 10 to 12 noon with complimentary admission.  A silent auction of floral artistry and reception presented within the State Covid Guidelines will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m.  A $10 donation is requested at the door for the auction and reception.  The sponsors for this event are Olive and Dahlia, Deon Gooch, and Patrick Poce. 

These projects have received funding from The Ned Favero Memorial Fund, Weber County RAMP, Ogden City Corp/Ogden City Arts and is supported by the state of Utah through the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts.