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2023 Plein Air Competition - Call For Entry


  • The Eccles Art Center Plein Air Competition is open to all regional artists.
  • Original works painted between June 26 and July 5, 2023 are 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"x36".
  • Artists are limited to a total of three surfaces/works. 
  • Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, matted and framed, or otherwise ready in exhibition condition, ready to sell.
  • 2-DIMENSIONAL WORK MUST INCLUDE A WIRE OR SIMILAR HANGING SYSTEM ON THE BACK. Works will not be accepted with only alligator hardware, D-ring, V-ring or keyhole hangers under any circumstances. Clip frames will not be accepted.


  • The EAC’s Plein Air Competition boundaries are set to capture the historic architecture of Ogden, the holiday celebration, 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. 


       June 26, 2023 10:00 a.m. through July 5, 2023 3:00 p.m. 


  • We suggest that you pre-register online for ease and safety.
  • Registration and stamping may be accomplished June 26 through 30, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 



  • 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. 


All Entries should be dropped of at the Eccles Art Center during any of the following days/times:

       Monday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 5, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Drop off location:

       Eccles Art Center 
       2580 Jefferson Avenue 
       Ogden, Utah 84401 

Work will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 

  • Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medium, 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 July 7th for works not accepted and after July 31, 2023 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 dis-cretion. The Eccles Art Center does not accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing. 


  • Accepted works entered in the Plein Air Competition will be exhibited and offered for sale.
  • A Plein Air Silent Auction will be established.
  • Artists will indicate a minimum price for which they are willing to sell their work, an immediate sale/premium price (Buy It Now) will also be established. During the auction, art enthusiasts may bid on the freshly created plein air masterpieces beginning at the artist’s minimum price. 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 July 31, 2023 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. 


First Place: $1000.00         $300.00 
Second Place: $500.00      $200.00 
Third Place: $250.00          $100.00 


  • A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Art Center. Awards will be posted at the reception. 
  • The exhibit and auction will continue through July 29, 2023. 

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. 

Registration for Plein Air 2023

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 July 7 through July 29, 2023.  The Eccles Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.  

I, hereby, acknowledge that a low resolution image of my work may be used in online marketing & sales for the Eccles Art Center. 

License and Release
I, hereby, acknowledge that artwork left over 90 days at the Eccles Art Center is deemed abandoned and may be sold or disposed of at the Board of Directors discretion.
By choosing yes, you are agreeing to the above rules and regulations.
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Additional fees will be charged if you decide to turn in more than one surface ($10 for Professional and $5 for Amateur). Up to 3 surfaces are acceptable. The initial entry fee includes one surface.
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