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Eccles Art Center

Modern Abstract Competition

ELIGIBILITY
The Eccles Art Center Modern Abstract Competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original Modern 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 exhibited 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.

RECEIVING
Saturday, November 20, 2021 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23, 2021 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Work will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

LIABILITY
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Work left at the Art Center after January 5, 2022 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.

SALES
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 all registrants. Please provide an email address that you check often. 

PICK-UPS
Work not accepted must be picked up on or before December 3, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up January 5, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

See LIABILITY section for storage charge notice.

AWARDS
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 3, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Art Center. Awards will be posted at the reception.

The exhibit will be on display December 3 through January 3 2022. Join us for Family Holiday Traditions: holiday lights and Family Art Activities on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 3 to 6 p.m. For information: Art Center Events visit the EAC’s website: www.ogden4arts.org for information.

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.


Modern Abstract Competition Registration

The Eccles Art Center hereby grants to the undersigned artist permission to display their artwork in the Eccles Art Center, located at 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah for the period of November 20, 2021 through January 3, 2022.  The Eccles Community Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.  Works not accepted for exhibition left after December 3, 2021 and works accepted for exhibition left after January 3, 2022 are left at the artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue.  The artist does hereby release the Eccles Art Center from any and all liability after January 3, 2022 for any work submitted for the MODERN ABSTRACT STATEWIDE COMPETITION.

Release
I, hereby, acknowledge that a low resolution image of my work may be used in online marketing and sales for the Art Center as well as acknowledging that if my artwork is left over 90 days at the Eccles Art Center, it is deemed abandoned and may be sold or disposed of at the Board of Directors discretion.
I, hereby, acknowledge that a low resolution image of my work may be used in online marketing & sales for the Eccles Art Center.
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