The Eccles Art Center Plein Air Competition is open to all regional artists. Original works painted between August 22 and 29, 2022 are eligible. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. Participating artists will provide their own surfaces which must be stamped before beginning the work. Stamping serves as a contest verification for when the surface is returned. Maximum surface size is 24” x 36”.
Artists are limited to a total of three surfaces/works. Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, matted and framed and other-wise ready in exhibition condition, ready to sell. 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.
The EAC’s Plein Air Competition boundaries are set to capture the historic architecture of Ogden and the natural beauty of Weber County. Artists may paint anywhere within Weber County. Subject of works may be outside the boundaries of Weber County as long as the artist paint from within the County boundaries.
August 22, at 9:30 a.m. through August 29, 2022 4:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION & STAMPING
Registration is currently open online. You may register in person when you have your surfaces stamped. Registration and stamping may be accomplished August 22, to 26, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$25.00 PROFESSIONAL/ ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: $10/entry
$15.00 AMATEUR/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:$5.00/entry
When entering the professional or amateur division, you will pay for one surface entry when you have your surfaces stamped. You may have several surfaces stamped at this time for the fee of one entry. Additional fees will be charged if you decide to turn in more than one surface, up to three surfaces are acceptable. All fees are non-refundable, even if the original surface is unfinished. Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity.
Monday, August 29, 2022 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 Monday, August 29, 2022
Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medi-um, minimum and premium price. Identification tags will be provided upon receiving the finished surfaces. Only those works that are properly registered and stamped will be accepted for the competition/exhibit.
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Work left at the Art Center after September 2nd, for works not ac-cepted and after September 26, 2022 for accepted works are left at artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue. Works left at the Center for over 30 days will be deemed abandoned and disposed of at the Board’s discretion. The Eccles Art Center does not accept re-sponsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.
Accepted works entered in the Plein Air Competition will be exhibit-ed and offered for sale. Sales will be encouraged and the Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.
Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up on September 26, 2022 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
First Place: $1000.00 $300.00
Second Place: $500.00 $200.00
Third Place: $250.00 $100.00
OPENING RECEPTION, EXHIBIT & AUCTION
A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, September 1, 2022 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Art Center. Awards will be posted at the reception.
The exhibit will continue through September 24, 2022
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.